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Canberra Weekly’s 2020 in review: October

After more than 100 days of having been COVID-free, the ACT recorded its first case of COVID-19 overnight on 22 October – a returning diplomat who followed correct protocols. The ACT Greens...

Canberra Weekly’s 2020 in review: September

In September, 137 candidates were formally declared ahead of the upcoming 2020 ACT Election, the Brumbies won the inaugural Super Rugby AU competition and pre-schoolers enjoyed a teddy bears’ picnic with aged...

Canberra-based US expats watch Presidential election with bated breath

At an Irish pub in Canberra’s city centre, American expats and US political junkies are glued to the big screen watching the Presidential election unfold.

Coe coy on Liberals’ leadership after election defeat

Following the Canberra Liberals loss in the ACT election over the weekend, incumbent party leader Alistair Coe has refused to say whether he will or won’t remain opposition leader. “That will be resolved...

Green is the new black: ACT Greens increase influence

ACT Greens leader Shane Rattenbury has outlined his party’s initial reflections on the history-making swing to the Greens this election. This is the first time a Greens party anywhere in the world has...

2020 ACT Election: by the numbers

While it’s been confirmed ACT Labor have won the 2020 ACT election, the tenth ACT Legislative Assembly will look different.

Recycling trial to ease Canberra’s corflute pain

If social media were the barometer, corflutes would’ve been a strong contender for the biggest political issue of the election.

ACT Greens look to be big winners of 2020 election

With 78.4% of the vote counted last night, the Greens look like the big winners in the 2020 ACT election, potentially increasing their seats in the Legislative Assembly from two to three, with the potential to pick up three more, according to the ABC’s election analyst Antony Green.

ACT votes: meet your candidates

Canberrans are able to head to the polls from Monday 28 September to 6pm Saturday 17 October, and Elections ACT is encouraging voters to cast their ballots early this year due to...

Libs to match federal funding for infrastructure

The Canberra Liberals have announced they will match funding from the Federal Government for infrastructure projects in the ACT, including $87.5 million for the Molonglo River Bridge, if elected. Senator for the ACT...

Canberra’s multicultural voice asks the tough questions

Canberra Multicultural Community Forum hosted an online election forum last night, as candidates from across the political spectrum pitched their multicultural policies to the community.

Liberals vow to increase bulk billing services

The Canberra Liberals have pledged further gap-free and after-hours GP services in the ACT, and an average saving of $200 annually for Canberra families.