TGA gives Pfizer vaccine the go-ahead

The Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 has today (January 25) been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) for use across Australia, scheduled to roll out across the country by late February.

Transgender doctor returns OAM

A local doctor has handed back her Order of Australia Medal, disappointed by the leaked news that former tennis great Margaret Court will receive the nation's highest honour tomorrow (January 26). 

‘Shocking’: Smoking kills one-in-three indigenous people

More than one third of deaths among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders were caused by smoking, according to a new ANU study released today (January 25).
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Assembly shock: Coe calls it a day on politics

After 12 years on the opposition benches, former Liberal leader Alistair Coe resigned this morning from the ACT Legislative Assembly.

Time to raise the age of criminal responsibility: ACT Law Society

Two recent reports on children incarcerated in the prison system have convinced the ACT Law Society to again call for swift action on raising the age of criminal responsibility.

Soon-to-end relief scheme puts businesses at risk

Hospitality businesses could be forced to close when the Commercial Tenancies Relief Scheme ends January 31, says CEO of Canberra Business Chamber Graham Catt. 

Update: Carruthers Street reopens

A car crash has closed the north and south bound lanes of Carruthers Street, Curtin, this afternoon (January 22). 

Canberrans free of quarantine after Sydney restrictions lifted

More than 80 per cent of Canberrans forced into current 14-day quarantine have been given the all clear to return into the community.

Canberra’s confidence grows in trusting its community: report

Canberrans feel the safest in their capital city comparably to others around the country, according to a 2019-20 report on government services.

Stay safe, it’s about to get hot!

Heatwave conditions forecasted for Canberra over the next few days won’t ease until Australia Day (January 26), according to the Bureau of Meteorology. 

Defence force flew away from ‘accidental’ fire in the ACT

The Australian Defence Department have been forced to release images of a spreading blaze it caused through ACT bushland soon after the Black Summer fires last year.

Man forever banned from driving in NSW and the ACT

A man's been disqualified from driving for life in NSW and the ACT after he caused a serious head-on crash in December. 

Barr outlines climate action plan for Canberra households

Canberra households are set to be running on renewable energy by 2025. 

Limousine driver attacked in Casey

A limousine driver is in hospital after being attacked in a road rage incident in Casey on Sunday (January 17).

Double demerits kick in for long weekend

Drivers in the ACT face losing double demerit points this Australia Day weekend, from midnight tonight to 11.59pm January 26.

Long-haired Penny is shaving it off for a good cause

Penny Foudoulis has always had long hair, but soon she'll be shaving it off for a good cause. 
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High ACT rates of indigenous child incarceration found: report

Recommendations from a 2018 ACT child protection system report has been demanded to be implemented "urgently" after deep concerns have grown over a five-year high of incarcerated indigenous children and teenagers. 

Have you seen Rian?

Police are searching for 36-year-old Rian Minnis after he went missing on Thursday, January 14.

Fire crews converge on border blaze, no threats to homes

Four fire crews have responded to a grass fire that edged along the ACT border adjacent to Queanbeyan.

Millions to be spent to get ACT tourism off ground safely

The ACT government is launching a pandemic tourism initiative to bring back visitors from its largest markets.

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