Labor pledge $70m for school upgrades

ACT Labor have pledged $70 million to go towards upgrades of public schools if re-elected. The party announced its entire education platform today, with Chief Minister Katy Gallagher setting out the party’s vision for ”teachers and students in need”. Key commitments include $45 million to build a new Primary School at Coombs in the Molonglo […]

Woman arrested after robbery of disabled man

POLICE have arrested a 20-year-old woman who allegedly robbed a mute, hearing-impaired man at the Woden Bus Interchange yesterday afternoon.  Police allege that around 1.37pm the offender approached the 46-year-old Kambah man, who feared for his safety and handed over a sum of cash. The victim communicates through sign language. An anonymous witness saw the […]

Ned heads ‘home’

THE National Gallery of Australia will announce tomorrow that a curated exhibition of Sidney Nolan’s celebrated “Ned Kelly” series of paintings will travel to Ireland.  Australia’s most famous bushranger wasn’t born in Ireland, but his ancestors were, and he was often enough made to feel as if he belonged there. Readers may recall the National […]

Bid to sell house for family doing it tough

A BELCONNEN real estate agency, together with local businesses, have joined forces to help a Fraser family “doing it tough” sell their home. Fran and Andrew Armitage have been trying to relocate to Kempsey, NSW, to move closer to family for “support” since the couple’s 17 year old daughter Talicia was diagnosed with kidney failure, […]


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