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Meet Sonam Choden, ACT Woman of the Year

Growing up in Bhutan, Sonam Choden says her late father taught his children the importance of respecting women, including their mother who made many sacrifices.

2021 Canberra Citizens of the Year rise to the challenge

The 2021 Canberra Citizens of the Year were announced today, with the award going to all those who have enacted the ACT’s COVID-19 response.

ACT unemployed workers advocate for 1.4 million Australians

Advocates are demanding income support payments be increased to $80 per day for unwaged, underemployed and insecure workers.

Pfizer and AstraZeneca to share Garran Vaccination Hub

The rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Canberra is set to begin sooner than expected and will be administered at the same location as the Pfizer jab.

Study finds two-thirds of pregnant women affected by bushfire smoke, pandemic

The Mother and Child 2020 survey is looking to find the impacts of the 2020 bushfire season and COVID-19 on pregnant women and new mothers.

Pandemic welfare reduces gap between rich and poor

New University of Canberra research has discovered a reduction in income inequity during the pandemic - meaning the gap between the richest and poorest has shrunk - and they have put it down to increased welfare payments.

ACT’s drink and drug driving rates hold steady throughout pandemic

Earlier this month fourteen impaired drivers were caught in one night, despite year-on-year drink and drug driving charges remaining steady.

ACT Indigenous businesses supported in pandemic

A streamlined ACT Indigenous Business Support Program has commenced to help businesses adapt and prosper through the pandemic.

Using history to manage ’emotions of isolation’

Exploring historic approaches to isolation could open up different experiences of current pandemic restrictions, according to researchers at the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

Virtuoso composes virtual music for ‘Covid Time’

A track which is billed as the sound of COVID-19 and can be played virtually has been composed and recorded by musicians at The Australian National University.

AFL grand final upset: night game at the Gabba

The historic bond between the AFL grand final and the MCG is yet another casualty of 2020, after an announcement the event will be played at the Gabba (Brisbane Cricket Ground) in Queensland this year.

Floods, drought, bushfires and pandemics – who helps the helpers?

Regional manager of the national charity GIVIT, Caroline Odgers, is on her way to the NSW village of Braidwood, fresh from a week off work, her first since she became involved in...
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