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Opposition politicians criticise JobSeeker changes

Labor and Green politicians have condemned yesterday’s JobSeeker increase of $3.50 a day as inadequate and insulting.

Federal Government contributes $132.5 million toward light rail stage 2A

The Federal Government this morning announced they will invest $132.5 million into stage 2A of Canberra’s light rail network.

Calls continue to extend HomeBuilder for bushfire-affected residents

Labor MP Kristy McBain has continued to call on the Federal Government to extend the HomeBuilder scheme for residents affected by last summer’s horror bushfires. The Federal Member for Eden-Monaro has previously raised...

‘Gratuitous partisanship’ could overshadow bushfire report

In federal politics’ big-budget week, the Senate Finance Committee quietly released its interim report into the preparation, planning, response, and recovery lessons learnt from the 2019-20 bushfire season. The Committee made 13 recommendations...

Australia enters first recession since 1991

ABS data released today confirmed Australia has entered its first recession since June 1991 with GDP falling 7% in the June quarter.

Half of light rail network to close temporarily

The Flemington Road stretch of Canberra’s light rail network will temporarily cease operations as a stop at Sandford Street, Mitchell is constructed in the next 12 months. That light rail stop is just...

Eden-Monaro goes to the polls

On Saturday 4 July residents of the federal electorate of Eden-Monaro will go to the polls for a by-election brought on by the resignation of Mike Kelly.

Free child care to end on 12 July

The Federal Government’s temporary free child care package will be turned off on 12 July with families facing a return to the old Child Care Subsidy system.

ACT underemployment rate soars in April

9,200 ACT workers were left under-employed between March and April, according to ABS data released 14 May, with that figure rising from 13,200 to 22,400.

Three-step plan to ease COVID restrictions

Prime Minister Scott Morrison today outlined a three-step plan easing COVID restrictions in a staggered fashion at each State and Territory’s pace.

Dr Mike Kelly to resign from Federal Parliament

Federal Labor MP Dr Mike Kelly this morning announced he will resign from the seat of Eden-Monaro, marking the first by-election of the 46th parliament.

Google and Facebook to pay for Australian news content

Google and Facebook will be forced to compensate Australian news outlets for their content under a mandatory code of conduct being developed by the ACCC.