To Matt, it’s about making room to tell the stories 

THE Australian War Memorial’s new director, Matt Anderson, stepped into the role in April with the goal to keep the memorial relevant., reports DANIELLE NOHRA.

Tennis clubs give ‘derelict’ government a serve

THE ACT government has been accused of being a "derelict landlord" for not supporting community-run tennis clubs trying to manage major maintenance bills.

Covid-safe poll a ‘no-fail’ mission for Cantwell 

HEADING up security in a war zone for the Afghanistan presidential election in 2009 is a far cry from the calm and order of an ACT election in 2020 for Damian Cantwell.

Over 60 hospitality workers are losing jobs daily

More than 60 hospitality workers in the ACT are losing jobs every day, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. 

Master Builders say CFMMEU secretary needs to go

Master Builders ACT is calling on the ACT government to fire Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU) ACT secretary Jason O’Mara and his deputy Zachary Smith from their government roles after they breached work safe laws.

Calls to bring 20 years of ‘housing unaffordability’ to an end

Canberra property leaders are calling on the next ACT government to "urgently" address the almost 20 years of housing unaffordability in the territory.

Labor’s dedicated to reducing strokes in the ACT

Through a partnership with the Stroke Foundation, a re-elected ACT Labor government will invest $410,000, over a four years, in a bid to boost training at health centres and reduce the impact of stroke on Canberrans. 

Labor commits $99 million to renew school infrastructure

Over four years, an ACT Labor government will commit $99 million into renewing school infrastructure. 

Canberra gets ready for the return of large events

With more than 10 weeks since the ACT's last diagnosed case of COVID-19, the ACT government is making plans to bring events back to Canberra, in a covid safe way. 

Man dies in single-vehicle crash on Uriarra Road

A man has died following a single-vehicle crash on Uriarra Road in Molonglo Valley this morning (September 22). 

Labor promises low-interest loans for non-government schools

A re-elected ACT Labor government will offer non-government schools government-backed low-interest loans to invest in sustainable upgrades to schools.

Liberals promise more gap-free and after hours GP services

Under a Canberra Liberals government there will be more gap-free and after hours GP services across Canberra. 

Hugh’s deep dive into discovering the inner self

“WHO am I, really?” asks social researcher and psychologist Hugh Mackay, in his latest book “The Inner Self”. 

Erratic driver rams police vehicle in Reid

An SUV was seen erratically driving through Civic, Belconnen and Gungahlin before it rammed into a police vehicle in Reid this morning (September 21). 

Libs promise dedicated care for women with postnatal depression

The Canberra Liberals have made an election promise to establish a dedicated residential care home for women experiencing severe mental health challenges before and after birth.

Emergency services warn of possible flash flooding

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) is warning of afternoon (September 21) thunderstorms in the ACT that could lead to flash flooding. 

More than 200 extra buses will soon run on Saturdays

About 210 more bus services will run on Saturdays from October 10.

Reduced unemployment support won’t help people get jobs

With about 1.6 million people on JobSeeker but only 130,000 job vacancies in May 2020, it matters little if some job seekers are more selective about the job offers they accept, writes BRUCE BRADBURY and PETER WHITEFORD.

South coast virus case forces Canberrans to isolate

Canberrans need to self-isolate immediately if they were in Ulladulla or Mollymook last weekend (September 12-13) and attended one of the restaurants where there was a confirmed coronavirus case at the venue. 

Judge slams ACT union secretary for his ‘dangerous ignorance’

An ACT Federal Circuit Court judge has slammed the ACT secretary of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU), Jason O'Mara, for his "dangerous ignorance" after he was found in breach of site safety rules. 





Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoonist PAUL DORIN takes a look at the gas debate.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin


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