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Rego to be cancelled for ACT vehicles with deadly airbags

The owners of 354 ACT vehicles who have not replaced dangerous Takata airbags will have their car registration cancelled or suspended from next month.

WorkSafe ACT shuts down 11 building sites

WorkSafe ACT has today shut down 11 building sites belonging to one local construction company. In a statement, the independent regulator said inspectors attended 13 residential construction sites belonging to the company, which...

WorkSafe now independent

WorkSafe ACT is now operating as an independent regulator, under the direction of new ACT Work Health and Safety Commissioner, Jacqueline Agius.

Take time to ‘Know Your Neighbour’

A new campaign is supporting Canberrans to connect with their neighbours to help build and maintain community connections. Part of the ACT Government’s Community Recovery Plan, Minister for Community Services and Facilities Suzanne...

Nearly half of Canberrans lax with smoke alarms, study finds

A recent survey has shown almost half (47%) of ACT residents do not test their smoke alarms as recommended by fire authorities.

Canberra aims to become more age-friendly

Canberra launched its new Age-Friendly City Plan earlier this week, to further encourage a city inclusive of its older population.

ACT Police issue home security reminder after ‘opportunistic burglaries’

ACT Police are reminding Canberrans about the importance of home security to reduce the risk of possessions being stolen. Police are continuing to see opportunistic burglaries as a result of residences not being...

Top tips for food hygiene during COVID-19

While there’s no evidence to suggest COVID-19 can be transmitted through food, it’s important to take hygiene, including food handling, seriously, advises an expert in food microbiology from UNSW.

Tips for keeping children safe while sharing parenting during the COVID-19 crisis

Children need calm reassurance from the adults in their life if they are to thrive, especially when sharing parenting during the COVID-19 crisis, according to leading child protection expert Professor Daryl Higgins....

Rego suspensions for unsafe airbags

ACT motorists who fail to act and get their vehicle’s faulty airbags replaced may have their registration refused, suspended or cancelled. Amendments to the ACT Road transport legislation were finalised in January 2020, which provide Access Canberra...
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