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Universities welcome last-minute fee changes in Bill

The University of Canberra is confident it can continue to succeed within the Federal Government’s proposed Job-ready Graduates legislation, despite large parts of the Bill being criticised by the university sector.

$8M boost for Canberra community infrastructure

A list of ACT community facility and pedestrian infrastructure projects will be fast-tracked, after a commitment of nearly $8 million from the Commonwealth Government today.

$17 million data centre set for Canberra

Macquarie Telecom Group have announced a $17 million investment into building stage one of a second data centre in Canberra.

Funding package to help rough sleepers

The ACT Government has today unveiled a new $3 million funding package to assist people facing homelessness or domestic and family violence by expanding the sector’s operational capacity.

Australia considers COVID-19 tracing app while others take action

While Australia considers introducing an opt-in app to trace COVID-19 cases as a tool to help contain the spread of the coronavirus and to enable restrictions to be eased, other...

Further calls for prisons to release vulnerable detainees

Governments around the country are being called on to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks in prisons and youth detention centres by releasing vulnerable inmates.

Calls to list koalas as ‘endangered’ and increase legal protections

Three leading animal welfare organisations have called on Australian governments to increase legal protections for koalas Australia-wide, following horrific bushfires that wiped out a quarter of their habitat in NSW...

Canberra COVID-19 testing to expand

Testing criteria for Canberra COVID-19 cases will expand with a random number of Canberrans who would otherwise not meet criteria to be tested from Monday.

Relief package provides childcare lifeline

Mass service closures had been forecast for the early learning and childcare sector, however a new relief package looks set to provide a lifeline.

$1.1 billion boost to Medicare, domestic violence, mental health services

The Federal Government has announced a $1.1 billion package to boost mental health services, domestic violence support, Medicare assistance and food relief.

Quarantine mandatory for returning travellers

By 11.59pm 28 March, all travellers arriving in Australia will be required to undertake mandatory 14 day self-quarantine at designated facilities.

Wellbeing framework launched

The ACT Government has launched a wellbeing framework to measure quality of life, to be used to inform Government priorities and spending.