Public spaces close from midday

From midday today (March 30), the ACT government is closing a number of public spaces due to further nation-wide coronavirus restrictions.

Two’s company in tough new coronavirus limits

Public gatherings restricted to two people and all foreign investment proposals scrutinised, in new coronavirus measures, reports MICHELLE GRATTAN

Stay home: ACT endorses tougher coronavirus restrictions

THE ACT will enforce the tougher restrictions announced tonight (March 29) by Prime Minister Scott Morrison to help slow the spread of COVID-19 nationally.

Virus rules ground ACT Youth Week

NO surprises in the news that ACT Youth Week events have been postponed due to government directive to reduce non-essential gatherings.

Fleeing driver flips car at Calwell roundabout

A 28-year-old Monash man, wanted by police, has been arrested after flipping his car at a Calwell roundabout last night.

ACT hands out laptops for home learning

PUBLIC school students in years 4,5 and 6 will now be provided with laptop computers to ensure home learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus confirmations hit 77 in the ACT

THE ACT remains free of community transmission despite the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rising to 77 with six new cases revealed this afternoon.

Nine more Canberrans succumb to coronavirus

THE ACT now has 71 confirmed cases of coronavirus with today's new cases adding nine to the tally.

Club supports health workers with a fortnight coffee shout

FRONTLINE health care workers in the Weston Creek Walk-in Centre are being shouted coffee for the next fortnight.

Virus crisis / Hotel quarantine greets homecomers

Hotel quarantine for returning Aussies and 'hibernation' assistance for businesses is the latest in the COVID:19 battle reports MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Two men charged for making virus threats in Civic

Police say threats involving COVID-19 will be treated seriously and penalties include prison after two men were charged following separate incidents in Civic yesterday afternoon.

Crash on parkway needs witnesses

Police are calling for any witnesses who saw a crash between a red Ducati motorcycle and a white Subaru on the Tuggeranong Parkway. 

Barr prepares to put international passengers in hotel

The ACT government will work with Canberra Airport to quarantine passengers that are flying in tomorrow (March 27), says Chief Minister Andrew Barr.

ACT coronavirus case in intensive care

The ACT chief medical officer Dr Kerryn Coleman has confirmed that Canberra has its first coronavirus case in intensive care.

Smoke from vacant cinema causes alarm

Firefighters were called to a vacant cinema in Griffith this afternoon (March 27) after they received reports of smoke.

Men’s forum warns of increased suicides

Australia's peak body for men’s health warns of an increased risk to male suicides if isolation is not carefully managed. 

Virus crisis / ACT infections rise by nine to 62

THERE have been nine new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the ACT’s total to 62, but no evidence of local transmission.

Police concerned for missing Talia

Police and the family of 19-year-old Tali Niki are concerned for her welfare after she went missing yesterday (March 26).

Pandemic package: Why women lose most

Australian women forced to draw on their superannuation savings to survive the COVID-19 pandemic will be pushed into poverty, warns YWCA Australia, who is calling on the federal government to create a specific payment for eligible women. 

Coe calls for immediate rate relief for businesses

Opposition Leader Alistair Coe is calling for an immediate suspension of commercial rates for local businesses, to help save the jobs and livelihoods of tens of thousands of Canberrans. 





Real-world role models shaped by schooldays at Marist College

The old adage, “it takes a village to raise a child”, has never been truer than in these trying times, says Matthew Hutchison, of Marist College. This is a sponsored post.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin


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