Blood clot concerns lead to vaccine rollout uncertainty

Morrison said the later stages of the rollout will have to be urgently re-examined, but it was “far too early” to say what impact it would have on the rollout’s timetable, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Yerrabi Pond petition surpasses 1000 signatures

After voicing concerns about Yerrabi Pond's safety, cleanliness and accessibility, the Friends of Yerrabi Pond have now gained more than 1000 signatures for their petition to see the area cleaned up and refurbished.

Protestors call for government action against war crimes

Busloads of Victorian-plated minibuses arrived outside of Parliament House today (April 9), calling for government action against war crimes in Ethiopia.

Alleged thief drives dangerously in stolen car 

The alleged thief of a stolen car was seen driving aggressively, at times on the wrong side of the road, along Barry Drive and Belconnen Way on Wednesday (April 7). 

Youth-dedicated space opens in Gungahlin

Gungahlin may be home to the ACT’s second youngest median population, but up until yesterday (April 7) the rapidly-growing suburb lacked a dedicated space for youth.

‘P’-plater faces charges after crash that killed teen

A provisional driver has been charged with culpable driving causing death following a single vehicle crash that killed a 16-year-old girl in Wanniassa last year. 

Jaguar club celebrates 50 years with a car display

This Sunday (April 11) more than 50 Jaguars will be on display at Hall Sportsground to celebrate 50 years of the Canberra Jaguar Drivers Club.

Exposed wiring shuts childcare centres

Two Canberra childcare centres were shut by WorkSafe ACT after inspectors discovered exposed wires on an electrical power board at one centre and a damaged lead on a vacuum at the other during a five-month audit of 45 childcare centres. 

Cinemas, performance venues to return to full capacity

Cinemas, movie theatres and large indoor performance venues will be allowed to return to full capacity for seated events from Wednesday, April 14. 

Namadgi National Park reopens tomorrow

After being closed for 15 months due to damage caused by the extreme fires and flooding, most of Namadgi National Park will reopen tomorrow (April 9). 

Prescribed burn at Tidbinbilla to protect cultural assets

A prescribed burn at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve today (April 8) will protect cultural assets and improve grass and tree health in the park.

Barr ‘backflips’ on ‘crazy’ gas proposal

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has changed his opposing view on the ACT Greens' pre-election proposal to phase out natural gas by 2040. 

Canberra Liberals announce shadow ministry reshuffle

Canberra Liberals leader Elizabeth Lee has announced a reshuffled shadow ministry this morning (April 8) following the departure of Alistair Coe. 

Minister apologises for ‘unacceptable’ police treatment

Police Minister Mick Gentleman has apologised for the "unacceptable treatment" of an Aboriginal man during an unlawful arrest in May last year.

Protestors tie bows around threatened AWM trees

In a bid to raise awareness, a group of people gathered this morning (April 7) and tied red bows around more than 100 eucalypts that could soon be bulldozed to make room for the $500 million Australian War Memorial expansion.

Aboriginal man refused treatment during ‘unlawful arrest’

An Aboriginal man was denied treatment after he was pepper sprayed in the face during an arrest that has since been labelled unlawful in court, reports Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Service CEO Julie Tongs. 

Warning: Prescribed burn could produce smoke

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service is warning people with asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases that smoke may be visible when a prescribed burn begins at Franklin today (April 7). 

Canberra leads the nation in heart health

Canberra leads the nation in heart health, according to a new report by the Heart Foundation, but with six in 10 Canberrans still not exercising enough, there is still work to be done. 

Bulky waste collection begins in Belconnen

Belconnen residents can now register for a free bulky waste collection, while the rest of the ACT should have access to the service from July 1. 

Independent businesses can now repair Apple products

A new program to Australia will make it easier for consumers to repair Apple products after the manufacturer gave independent businesses the green light to access specialty parts and conduct the repairs. 





Warning: Prescribed burn could produce smoke

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service is warning people with asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases that smoke may be visible when a prescribed burn begins at Franklin today (April 7). 


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