Australian wheat shows resistance to destructive disease

Wheat blast poses a major threat to global wheat production but ANU researchers have now shown how Australian wheat crops would cope if a destructive disease ever made it into the country.

Burglar uses bat to smash into Dunlop home

A man used a baseball bat to smash into a Dunlop home and steal property yesterday (September 17).

Bitter gift of vigilance drives Adrienne’s cancer fight

Adrienne Hornby did everything right when it came to the five key rules of sun safety and yet at the beginning of the year, she was devastated to hear about the stage 1 melanoma on her forehead. 

Leah’s ready to live life!

After staring an aggressive breast cancer in the face and coming out on the other side, Leah Yaxley now wants to help other women who are going through what she did. 

Zero proof in the pudding for future leader Alan

IN an attempt to find a way around the boozy world of consulting, a Canberra couple built a business that empowers people at events through fun, non-alcoholic drinks, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.

Libs paste Health Minister as ‘ignorant’

Canberra Liberals have slammed Labor Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith as "ignorant" after the minister failed to answer questions in the Assembly today.

Chamber wants to fete business survivors

With the average life expectancy of a business based in Canberra at only about five years, Canberra Business Chamber chief Michael Schaper wants to fete the city's oldest business survivors.

Petrol prices: we’ll be watching you, says committee

The Select Committee on Fuel Pricing is recommending an ongoing monitoring of petrol prices around Canberra in its final report, which was presented to the Legislative Assembly today. 

‘Cruel’ nets banned in private dams

The existing ban on enclosed yabby nets will be extended from public waters to all private waters including dams, says Environment Minister Mick Gentleman. 

Animal facility re-opens after virus scare

The Domestic Animal Services (DAS) in Symonston has re-opened after a contagious virus, present in three dogs at the facility, forced it to close earlier this month.

School canteens break healthy food record

ACT public school canteens have seen a positive shift in their food and drink culture, according to a recent school canteen menu analysis.

Snow settles after the temperature dives

On the back of a 24C spring day (Wednesday, September 16) Canberrans have woken to snow on the mountains around the ACT. 

Teen robs Belconnen cafe

An 18-year-old man is facing charges following an aggravated robbery at a Belconnen cafe.

Man found with weapons in Chisholm

The driver of a car full of weapons was found crouching behind it in a carport in Chisholm early this morning (September 17).

Lots for volunteers to do on Community Day

In conjunction with Calwell High School, the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) worked with about 35 Lendlease volunteers to paint a mural, refresh artwork, build seating and garden. 

UnionsACT disappointed by climate strategy

“The strategy includes a short section in the strategy entitled 'just transition', which unfortunately is just window-dressing," says UnionsACT secretary Alex White. 

End in sight for vintage Thredbo chairlift

After more than 60 years of service, the Merritts double chairlift at Thredbo is to be dismantled and 112 of its double chairs will be auctioned for charity.

Woman choppered to Canberra after Yass crash

A woman has been airlifted to Canberra Hospital following a single-vehicle crash on the Hume Highway, north of the Yass Valley Way.

Crash kills man on remote road near Queanbeyan

A man was found dead on a remote road south east of Queanbeyan after a single-car crash overnight.

UnionsACT encourages students climate strike

UnionsACT is encouraging students to protest against the Government's inaction on climate change, four days out from a Student Climate Strike in Canberra. 




Gardening / Camellias grow their rewards

The camellia family is one of the most rewarding of ornamental plants, says gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT. 


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