Assembly to take a look at the police force

Submissions are welcomed into an evaluation of the role and performance of ACT Policing.

The national capital patiently waits for smoke to lift

As Canberra stoically endures the third day of bushfire smoke from NSW, with another three forecast to come, readers are sharing their photographs of the smoky shroud.

Fines target bad waste management on building sites

From today (December 9) fines will be given to builders who overlook their responsibilities for housekeeping and waste management on work sites.

Dictionary Centre reveals Australia’s word of the year

"VOICE" has been named Australia’s word of the year ahead of shortlisted terms "fish kill", "climate emergency", "influencer" and "quiet Australians".

Day 3: Smoke shroud keeps air quality poor

With ongoing poor air quality, ACT Health's public health physician, Dr Vanessa Johnston, continues to advise Canberrans to avoid prolonged or heavy physical activity outside when there is smoke around.

Unions warn no smoke is safe smoke

UnionsACT is alerting employers about the risks of bushfire smoke, saying there is no safe exposure level for air pollution like smoke.

Police report missing teenager found

Missing 15-year-old Brandon D’Alessandro, who hadn't been been seen since Thursday (December 5) in Kaleen, has been located and is safe and well.

Get used to it: smoke haze is likely to worsen

The NSW smoke haze across the ACT is expected to worsen and intensify this evening and the smoky conditions are forecast to remain until at least Wednesday.

Heavy smoke fills the air, but no fires in Canberra

THE ACT is subsumed by heavy smoke from bushfires burning in NSW.

Locals send ‘Pamper-Pack’ love to drought battlers

A truck loaded with 21 pallets of shoe-box-sized "Pamper Packs" has left Fyshwick for Orange, its load destined for distribution to women who have been doing it tough during the drought.

Canberrans get an extra public holiday in 2020

THE Monday following Anzac Day will be recognised as a public holiday in 2020.

Crash slows traffic on the Monaro Highway

Traffic on the Monaro Highway is slow after a single vehicle crash this afternoon (December 6).

‘Deceptive’ plumbers fined for false advertising

"Your Local Plumbing Group" has been penalised $100,000 by the ACT Supreme Court after it made false and misleading claims in the Yellow Pages and local print outlets. 

Rattenbury’s new green team has a united concern

In the lead up to next year's election, ACT Greens leader Shane Rattenbury has introduced a team of climate-focused candidates that he will lead into the election.

Australian Progressives party slams Morrison for cuts

The Australian Progressives are strongly urging the Morrison Government to reconsider the changes.

Self-healing jelly invention mimics skin

Scientists have invented a new jelly material that mimics biological matter such as skin, ligaments and bone, and is very strong, self-healing and able to change shape.

Hundreds of assaults raise questions around nurse safety

More than 600 nurses and frontline health staff reported incidents of physical assault in the past year, which has led shadow health minister Vicki Dunne to accuse the ACT government of not having a plan to keep them safe. 

Conservation head calls for urgent gas reduction

The Conservation Council ACT has today (December 5) launched a petition calling on the ACT government to speed up its phase out of gas and immediately stop the roll out of gas infrastructure to new suburbs. 

Bus usage drops in three Canberra regions

Recent public transport patronage data, collected over a three month period, shows a fall in people using buses in three Canberra regions. 

CSIRO heralds more Australian prawns for Christmas

There will be more Australian-grown prawns this Christmas helped by a new prawn health check, says the CSIRO.

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