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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.

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...

ACT minor party candidates make their case

There were strong “Don Chipp vibes” at Woden’s Southern Cross Club last night, when candidates from the ACT’s minor parties presented their policy priorities for the upcoming ACT election and declared their intention to hold the government of the day accountable.

Belco Party calls for action on tip closure

Belco Party candidate Alan Tutt is putting pressure on the ACT Government in the lead up to the 2020 ACT Election and calling for action on the closure of the West Belconnen Waste Facility.

ACT passes Truth in Political Advertising Laws

The ACT Legislative Assembly’s decision tonight to legislate for Truth in Political Advertising, backed by all sides of politics, is a stunning breakthrough, according to progressive thinktank, the Australia Institute. “This legislative advance shows...

$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.

Stakeholders want amendments to anti-conversion bill

Stakeholders in the ACT’s proposed anti-conversion therapy bill are in support of the legislation being amended, albeit for different reasons.

ACT takes first step to raise criminal age

The ACT has taken the first step towards raising the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years, with a motion from the Greens committing the Government to consider the legislation...

Lead-affected Yarralumla classrooms to reopen by end of month

The ACT Education Directorate expect all lead-affected classrooms at Yarralumla Primary School to be reopened by the end of August, after 11 were closed for cleaning and remediation over the July school holidays.

Call on ACT Government to ‘Raise the Age’

The ACT’s youth, health, legal and community sector have criticised the Australian Attorneys-General “lack of leadership,” after the group failed to raise the criminal age of responsibility yesterday.

Liberals renew push for anti-consorting laws after bikie death

ACT Shadow Attorney-General Jeremy Hanson said the ACT Labor Government is to blame for bikie violence in the city, following the death of Canberra Comancheros leader Pitasoni Ulavalu over the weekend.

Community contact sports set to kick off this weekend

Canberra’s community contact sport has been given the tick of approval to go ahead this weekend, following uncertainty around easing of restrictions after five COVID-19 cases were reported in the ACT last week.