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Brown water for Ngunnawal

ACTEW Water will be undertaking necessary work in the Ngunnawal area tomorrow – Wednesday 23 July – which may result in temporary discolouration of water at some properties. Streets that may be impacted are those bordered by Horse Park Drive, Burrumarra Avenue, and Taylor Street in Ngunnawal and Mirrabei Drive in Amaroo. The necessary work […]

377 votes cast for the Indigenous elected body

THE names of the seven members elected to the ACT’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body were announced today by the ACT Electoral Commissioner, Phillip Green. “Counting for the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body election took place today, using the Hare-Clark proportional representation system. A total of 377 votes was admitted […]

Health services for the homeless

KATY Gallagher has opened a new health care service at Civic’s Early Morning Centre to provide health care to Canberra’s homeless. “The ACT Government, through our support funding to general practise has provided additional funding to establish a new treatment space within the Early Morning Centre, professionally fitted out to provide a clinical space for […]

holder depot vandalism

Another TAMS depot vandalised

CLEANING and horticultural work will be impacted in the Woden and Weston Creek region this week following a vandalism attack last night at the ACT Government’s Holder depot. “Unfortunately our Holder depot was attacked last night by a vandal who cut through security fencing before smashing windows and damaging tyres on eight cleaning and horticultural […]

Grattan / Use some of PM’s parental leave money for childcare instead: Productivity Commission

By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra THE Productivity Commission has issued a challenge to Tony Abbott by saying that some funds from his expensive proposed paid parental leave scheme should be redirected to child care. In its Childcare and Early Childhood Learning draft report, the commission urges changes that would scrap the non-means tested element […]

Pialligo burn

A private landholder will tomorrow, Tuesday 22 July, 2014, weather permitting, conduct an agricultural burn at the property Willow Park, Beltana Road, Pialligo. The pile burn is expected to commence from 7am and continue through the day. Temporary smoke cover may occur. The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic […]

Banks house fire

ACT Fire & Rescue are working to extinguish a fire at a property on Wittunga Crescent, Banks. Update to follow. 12:38 PM Firefighters are continuing to extinguish the fire in the two storey residence. Fire is on the second floor and well alight. Firefighters are conducting a search of the premises. The property has also […]

Shopping trolleys in Civic Square

AT the end of June we marvelled that Canberra’s City Rangers had somehow only impounded 94 shopping trolleys in the first half of the year. So we’re thrilled to be able to help them out, noting that this handsome pair are in Civic Square, directly outside the Legislative Assembly, the very source of all the […]