Grattan / Brandis and Dutton play some dirty pool in their fight with Gillian...

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra LAST Friday, Attorney-General George Brandis and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton issued an extraordinary statement declaring that the president of the...

Barr commits millions to new fund

THE ACT government has committed $5 million to create a new philanthropic fund in Canberra, which will provide additional support to those Canberrans most in need. The fund,...

Rabbit poisoning for the Jerrabomberra Wetlands

TERRITORY and Municipal Services are warning that they're about to start poisoning the rabbits on the eastern shores of Lake Burley Griffin. “Rabbits will be...

Yes but, says Hanson to new planning project

ALL very fine, but who will be paying for the Government's newly announced "City to the Lake" project announced today, asks Opposition Leader, Jeremy...

Local climate initiatives win national awards

Two ACT government initiatives have won awards at the national Cities Power Partnership Climate Awards.

Grattan on Friday / If Labor loses, what happens to Bill Shorten?

AS election day nears – well, only a fortnight away – speculation within each side is already turning to what happens after July 2. In...

Recognised details certificates to reflect gender identity

SHANE Rattenbury has announced changes to legislation to increase options for recognition of a range of diverse families and individuals in the ACT. Recognised details...

Things go badly for Belconnen carjacker

ACT Policing arrested a 25-year-old man after threatening a woman in Belconnen yesterday (Sunday, 27 March). About 9.40am, it is alleged the man jumped into...

Jeffery falls short of Assembly seat

LIBERAL candidate and highly fancied successor to Zed Seselja, Val Jeffery, fell only nine votes short of securing the Brindabella seat. The ACT Electoral Commission's scrutiny sheet...

Mum and child evacuate from burning home

A mum and her young child were made to self-evacuate from their burning home in Richardson after waking to an alarm this morning (July 30). 

Weapons, weed, and steroids in Bonner bust

ACT Policing General Duties members from Gungahlin and Belconnen Police Station executed a search warrant on a house in Bonner yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, 10...

Big storm sweeping in

THE rain radar appears to show a strong storm sweeping in from the North West. If you get a spectacular picture do feel free to...

House blaze sparked from drying clothes

A HOUSE fire has caused an estimated $300,000 worth of damage to a Kambah house. Firefighters rushed to the scene just after lunchtime yesterday to...

Drink-driver caught twice in 90 minutes

A MAN has had his licence suspended after he was caught drink driving twice within 90 minutes yesterday morning.  At 4.45am, the  28-year-old Isaacs man was...

Education cuts short-sighted

AEU ACT branch assistant to the secretary (industrial) and schools organiser Glenn Fowler writes:

In 2010, under the guise of the oxymoronic “efficiency dividend”, the ACT Government has again demonstrated that it is incapable of providing for the complex needs of the public education system.

Police seize guns in Bonython

POLICE have seized two guns from a house in Bonython after a disturbance early on Sunday morning. Around 2.15am, police responded to a report of...

Canberra officially toasts 100 years

ON this day 100 years ago, a gloved Lady Gertrude Denman stood upon three foundation stones and carefully drew a card from her gold cigarette...

Skate in the City returns – bigger and greener!

SKATE in the City will be back in July – bigger and greener than ever before. This will be the second year Garema Place will...

Man dead after crash

A YOUNG man died in hospital today after he was involved in a single car crash in Macgregor on Sunday. The 22 year old man,...

Australia’s Olympic gold set in stamps

AFTER winning gold in the Women’s Freestyle Relay on Saturday, swimmers Alicia Coutts, Cate Campbell, Brittany Elmslie and Melanie Schlanger will be the first Australian...





Lobby turns into a blot on the landscape 

WHAT a forlorn and shabby eyesore the former Lobby Restaurant on King George Terrace in Parkes looks these days as it seemingly sulks behind temporary fencing. 

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