ACT election officially kicking off this Friday

ACT Electoral Commissioner Phillip Green says the ACT Legislative Assembly election period officially starts this Friday 9 September. “From this Friday candidates can be nominated...

Bushfire trauma makes kids scared and angry

CHILDREN are among the worst affected when it comes to trauma caused by disasters like Australia’s ongoing bushfires and they do not have to personally witness an event to feel scared, angry, confused or overwhelmed.

Grants for aspiring movie makers

DOCUMENTARY makers, short film and feature film developers are among the 2013 ACT Screen Arts Fund recipients announced by Arts Minister Joy Burch, pictured. “There...

Woman arrested after crashing car into garage

A MONASH woman was arrested yesterday after allegedly crashing a car, with two children inside, into a garage.  Police say when arriving at the scene...

Smouldering suspicions over house fire

POLICE want witnesses to a house fire in Mawson on Thursday (June 7). At about midday a house in Hurley Street was alight. The fire...

Queanbeyan celebrates: The tiny town that helped build Canberra

WHEN first declared a township in 1838, there were about 40 residents of Queanbeyan, and farming was the main game in the region. That...

Youth festival at Lanyon

AS part of National Youth Week 2013 the Lanyon Youth Festival is being staged by the YWCA of Canberra. It will include free live music,...
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Grattan / How hard will Tony Abbott run against the Finkel plan?

BEDDING down an energy security policy based broadly on the Finkel model is now crucial for Malcolm Turnbull. But the issue will also test...

Gungahlin also wants government offices

THE Gungahlin Community Council (GCC) is calling for a share of Government offices as Tuggeranong and Woden battle to retain their own public service...

Shades planned for more playgrounds

PLAYGROUNDS in Hughes, Isaacs, Monash and Macquarie are to have shade sails installed as part of a refresh of 19 play spaces across Canberra.

Grattan / Everyone says they want economic reforms but the Senate is about to...

By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra The eccentricities of the Senate permitting, the government will finally get its legislation repealing the carbon tax through Parliament...

Shock Rudd plan to run for the Senate

GREG Rudd, the former Prime Minister Kevin’s elder brother, has announced  that in the next Federal election he’s running for the Senate in Queensland as...

Finding sleep behind the baby’s tears

KNOWN as a modern-day Mary Poppins, baby and toddler sleep guru Karen Faulkner speaks to an overwhelming number of desperate mums who are told...

Contaminated ham recalled in ACT

MIKES Meats Pty Ltd has recalled Prager Leg Ham from Mikes Meats retail stores and three other butchers in the ACT due to bacterial...

Chocolate sausages, anyone?

FROM kangaroo and beer to chocolate and chilli, former butcher David Peddle has snagged the best sausage recipes for his new book. Originally from England,...

Little Annette’s death started a movement

ANNETTE Taylor was a bright, active, healthy girl, when a cerebral haemorrhage unfairly took her life only three weeks before her 12th birthday in...

Greens call for an end to pokie money in politics

ACT Greens candidate and spokesperson on democracy Indra Esguerra says that following the ACT Greens announcement yesterday to extend the federal PokiesLeaks campaign to...
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Down come the Dickson flats

ANDREW Barr says the next phase of urban renewal in Canberra got underway this morning with the demolition of Dickson Flats kicking off the...

A tweet alerts us to a pop-up Cabinet

THE ACT Government wishes you to know they will be mingling with the inhabitants of the Westfield Woden next week. The "popup cabinet" was announced...

Coe disappointed by rehab centre call-in

THE decision by the Minister for Planning Mick Gentleman to call-in the Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm is disappointing says Alistair Coe. “Minister Gentleman is aware...





Digital edition April 2

CANBERRA has saved nothing for a rainy day. The economic hailstorm bearing down on the seven years of debt amassed by the profligate Barr government and its bloated public service can mean only more debt. Before the blame-it-on-coronavirus excuses start, JON STANHOPE exposes the $3 billion budget black hole.


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