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Canberrans must mask up to enter airport, travel ban to most of Sydney lifted

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr said no new locally acquired cases prompted the decision to ease the travel ban to most of Greater Sydney.

ACT Greens leader Shane Rattenbury confident about a bold and progressive agenda

ACT Greens leader Shane Rattenbury believes the Greens could become the ACT’s major political party in a few years.

One month left to nominate ACT Woman of the Year 2021

Reflecting on the year, Cindy Mitchell said being 2020 ACT Woman of the Year gave her work momentum and inspired local communities.

Canberra Weekly’s 2020 in review – March

Of all of 2020, it’s possible March was the month with the most chaos and uncertainty (January’s fire and hailstorm runs a close second).

Three more months of government support for COVID-19 affected tenants

The ACT Government has extended transitional measures to support tenants under economic duress from COVID-19 until the end of April.

ACT a ‘nation-leader’ in renewable energy

The ACT has achieved 100% renewable energy and exceeded its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target for the year, the government announced.

Governments must ‘banish complacency’, disability advocates say

Disability advocacy groups across the Territory joined forces today to demand swift action on violence against people with disabilities, as well as more accessible health services, crisis centres, transport, city infrastructure and housing.

Proposed changes to ACT’s strict planning rules

A simpler ACT planning system is on the cards, with a release of papers highlighting a number of potential changes being considered by the ACT Government to encourage higher quality development. One of...

Choose CBR discount vouchers to encourage local spending

Five daily discount vouchers will be available to Canberrans in a bid to encourage local spending in the lead-up to Christmas. In a trial, the ACT Government’s ‘ChooseCBR’ initiative will offer anyone over...

Relief provided for 7,500 uninsured vehicles damaged in January hailstorm

An ACT Government team supporting the owners of 7,500 uninsured vehicles damaged by January’s hailstorm have provided rebates over $507,000.

Support shields ACT residents from food insecurity

Rapid relief from the ACT Government and the community sector may have spared Canberra residents from some food insecurities faced by Australians nationally during the pandemic.

Water bill could force Belconnen golf club to close

Magpies Belconnen Golf Club has two options – come to a reasonable agreement with Icon Water or close its doors when the current lease is up in June next year.