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Braidwood Heritage Centre to boost bushfire recovery

More than just a “pie stop” on the way to the coast, the NSW town of Braidwood will soon showcase its heritage best in a new tourist attraction, thanks to funding from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund.

Bushfire recovery package excludes Queanbeyan, Braidwood

A Senate Estimates Committee has heard the National Bushfire Recovery Agency was not consulted on eligibility requirements for a recent bushfire recovery package that excluded Queanbeyan, Braidwood and several other affected communities.

Economic recovery lies in jobs, not tax cuts: TAI

Canberra-based progressive thinktank, The Australia Institute (TAI) has called for the Federal Government’s pathway to economic recovery to go through healthcare and education rather than personal income tax cuts. TAI research shows implementing...

$1.37 million injection for bushfire recovery plan

The ACT Government will invest an initial $1.37 million as part of a long-term bushfire recovery plan for Namadgi National Park and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

ACT Labor pledges Pialligo roads revamp if re-elected

Much-needed major road, pedestrian and parking upgrades for Pialligo have been pledged by ACT Labor, if re-elected in October.

Experts call for pandemic policies to be made permanent

Experts from The Australian National University (ANU) are calling for many of the 156 government policy measures put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic to stay long term.   A new report from the ANU analyses...

Local check-in app helps struggling hospitality industry

One local company, NCH Software, has come up with a way to simplify contact tracing requirements for the hospitality industry, and they are offering it for free.

#TakeawayTuesday initiative supports local eateries

Takeaway Tuesday officially kicks off today, Tuesday 21 July, and will continue every Tuesday to support the hospitality industry businesses doing it tough.

Insurance reforms needed ahead of next summer’s bushfire season

Home insurance affordability is a key concern ahead of the next bushfire season, a Senate Finance Committee has heard.

Funding for the disability sector

The disability sector welcomed ACT Government funding on Friday 26 June, to help ease Canberrans with disability out of isolation.

Pandemic could cost global economy $21 trillion: ANU

Research from the Australian National University (ANU) indicates the global economy could lose up to $21.8 trillion USD in 2020 alone, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The researchers, led by Professor Warwick McKibbin...

Canberra Airport pleads ‘open the state borders’

Canberra Airport is pleading with state governments to open their borders, following Qantas today, 25 June, detailing further cuts to the aviation industry.