Notable Australians protest War Memorial plans

MORE than 70 notable Australians have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister in support of the Australian Heritage Council and opposing the $498m Australian War Memorial redevelopment.

‘Shocking’ video shows man attack bus driver

"Shocking" footage shows a passenger assaulting a Transport Canberra bus driver before spitting in his direction earlier this month. 

NEWS

Alarming email suggests cuts to arts grants 

Artists desperately awaiting results of the ACT government’s current round of arts activities grants have been alarmed by an enigmatic email from ArtsACT today (October 26), suggesting that the grants may not go ahead.

OPINION

Lots of talk, but little progress on drug tragedies

MARION McCONNELL OAM reflects on 25 years of grief, and still no real change in our approach to drug reform.

Call that a scooter? This is a scooter…

There are scooters and there are scooters, but to IAN MEIKLE there is only one sort. It's another "Seven Days". 

POLITICS

Who’s new and who’s who in the Assembly zoo

The election threw up some surprising results. Along with the defeat of a handful of sitting members, it ushered in some new faces and among them some interesting characters with diverse backgrounds. So, who's in, who’s out?

Ramsay gone, greens snare six seats as poll finalised

COUNTING in last weekend's ACT election was finalised tonight (October 23) confirming a Greens win to Johnathan Davis in Brindabella and Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay losing his seat in Ginninderra, where Liberal Peter Cain claimed the electorate's fifth seat for the Liberals. 

ARTS

Alarming email suggests cuts to arts grants 

Artists desperately awaiting results of the ACT government’s current round of arts activities grants have been alarmed by an enigmatic email from ArtsACT today (October 26), suggesting that the grants may not go ahead.

Artsday / Canberra musicians come out to play

Canberra will be deluged with more than rain this week as its musicians begin to emerge from isolation, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her daily arts round-up.

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