Hazard burns produce possible smoke cover

Temporary smoke cover may be present today (November 26) as the ACT Parks and Conservation Service conduct hazard reduction burns at Jerrabomberra Wetlands and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

Man in hospital after school bus and car collide

A man is in Canberra Hospital with serious injuries after a school bus and a car collided in Sutton yesterday (November 25) afternoon. 

Integrity commissioner announces resignation

After just over a year in the job, the ACT Integrity's inaugural commissioner, Dennis Cowdroy, says he will resign from his position in the new year.

Government websites under ’emergency maintenance’

Parts of the ACT government website and the Legislative Assembly website are currently down, with no word of when they'll be running normally again. 

Good news! There’s no bin disruptions this week

After three weeks of bin chaos, the city services directorate has been notified that there will be no driver protests for the rest of the week. 

Turning orange to say no to violence against women

A local women's advocacy and support organisation will turn the city orange for 16 days to raise awareness of the worsening situation of violence against women in Australia. 

Mystery offenders damage cars in Belconnen

Cars parked near the Belconnen Skate Park were damaged last night (November 24) and now ACT police are calling for witnesses to come forward. 

Tips to avoid ‘fraudster’ charities this holiday period

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is urging the public to do a quick online charity credential check before donating this festive season, to avoid giving money to "fraudster" charities.

Update: James has been found, say police

Police and the family of James Cameron hold concerns for his welfare after the 52-year-old went missing on Sunday (November 22).

Concern sends cops after early morning speedsters

After the community expressed concerns about early morning speedsters, ACT police conducted a two-day, early morning speeding blitz where they nabbed 12 motorists on major roads. 

Thinking small is tireless Kate’s big calling 

FOR a woman who doesn’t like to talk about herself, the inaugural Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise ombudsman and former ACT chief minister, Kate Carnell, has accomplished a lot of things worth talking about.

Dead women: Someone out there knows the truth

Journalist and social historian NICHOLE OVERALL follows up an earlier column and previews a new podcast on the mystery murders of Canberra women. 

Report warns of mass rental evictions

Up to 16,000 Canberra renters could face eviction by the end of January if rental debts are not cleared before eviction moratoriums are officially lifted, according research released by Better Renting Australia today (November 25).

More than 100 people set to fly in from Singapore

About 150 returning Australians will fly into Canberra on Thursday (November 26) aboard a government-facilitated flight from Singapore. 

Oxford’s vaccine result is a global game changer

The global pandemic is not over and won’t be for a long time yet – but the light is getting brighter, writes MICHAEL HEAD.

Long, chilly night pays off for top photo winner

The "chilly, long night" taking photos out at Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve was worth it for professional photographer Matt Tomkins, who was awarded a top photo award yesterday (November 23). 

Coin usage booms as Mint chief looks for change

Despite many retailers saying no to cash for hygiene reasons, retiring  Royal Australian Mint boss Ross MacDiarmid says COVID-19 forced many people to use cash and stash left over coins in piggy banks, jars and wallets.

ACT reopens border to Victoria

Restrictions on travel from Victoria to the ACT have been lifted today with quarantine-free travel to the territory now open to all states and territories.

Cops seize cars in high-speed race

Two drivers had their cars seized by police early Sunday (November 22) morning after they were caught racing at high speeds on Canberra Avenue. 

Motorist warning: Storm damages five major roads

Motorists are urged to avoid five major Canberra roads on their commute home after roads were damaged by severe weather today (November 23) and last night, according to the ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES).





Sculpting a new future in tourism for public art 

"This city should have a well-resourced and well-run sculpture program to build on a selection of works that are scattered throughout the suburbs and along major roads," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN. 


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