Health warning of rare thunderstorm asthma event

ACT Health is warning of a possible, rare thunderstorm asthma event in the ACT this weekend.

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. 

Update: Building’s safe after ‘hazardous incident’

A building on the corner of Alinga Street and Moore Street has been forced to evacuate following a "hazardous materials incident". 

Yarralumla dog park deemed ‘unsafe’ 

Yarralumla's dog park was suddenly shut after arborists deemed it unsafe today (October 23). 

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.

‘Serious’ Phillip crash puts cyclist in hospital

A cyclist is in hospital with serious facial injuries following a collision with a car in Phillip this morning (October 23). 

‘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. 

New data reveals a national rise in suicide

New data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals a "heartbreaking" rise in suicide rates nationally, says Suicide Prevention Australia CEO Nieves Murray.  

Lion twins share a playful birthday

The National Zoo and Aquarium is celebrating the birthdays of Jake and Mishka, the zoo’s resident white lion twins, who turn 13 today (October 23).

Teen assaulted in Belconnen mall brawl

A teenage man was assaulted during a brawl between two groups at Belconnen Mall last Tuesday (October 13). 

Bureau predicts possible flash flooding

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting strong winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to localised flash flooding in the ACT this weekend.

Cops warn of drunk driving blitz

With major sports events on this weekend (October 24-25), ACT police have urged Canberrans, who might be out drinking, to find alternative ways home or risk losing their license.

Greens push to have a few MLAs in cabinet

ACT Greens leader Shane Rattenbury expects to have more than one Green’s minister in cabinet and has not ruled out forming a cross bench.

Health chief confirms first case in months

After months of being covid-free, Canberra's health chief has confirmed an active case of COVID-19 in the territory.

Teen tasered after smashing cars in Belconnen

A teenager's baseball bat rampage, which saw him damaging vehicles and a restaurant shop front in Belconnen, came to an end when police “tasered” him last night (October 21).

Burst pipe will see Civic streets closed for six hours

A burst water pipe has forced emergency services to close lanes on Barry Drive and Marcus Clarke Street.

Architects call on federal minister to block AWM redevelopment

The Australian Institute of Architects is calling on the federal environment minister to block the approval for Australian War Memorial’s redevelopment proposal arguing that the demolition of Anzac Hall violates legislated heritage protections.

‘Idiots’ on e-scooters will be fined, says cop

Following the release of electric scooters across the ACT more than a month ago, Canberra's top road cop Marcus Boorman is now warning that "idiots on e-scooters" will be fined. 

Alleged thief assaults cop in Bonner

A police officer was assaulted by a man at Bonner shops yesterday (October 20) afternoon. 

‘Gates to Nowhere’ open memories of the past

"Yesterdays" columnist NICHOLE OVERALL reveals the story and mystery of Christ Church  Queanbeyan, which opened to the district's Anglican faithful on October 7, 1860.  RUN...





Artsday / Araluen exhibition responds to natural disasters

The 'Last Summer' exhibition captures the local response to bushfires in Araluen earlier this year, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her daily arts round-up.


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