Deakin blaze causes $40k damage

A HOUSE fire in a Deakin home this afternoon has caused $40,000 damage. Crews received triple-0 calls to the fire on Lamington Street about 1.30pm. Firefighters...

YMCA has a new chief

THE former head of disability service provider Focus ACT, Torrien Lau is the new CEO of YMCA Canberra. “My first encounter with the Y was...

Salvos want winter clothes

WITH temperatures gently on the rise, The Salvos are asking for donations of unwanted winter clothing. General manager of Salvos Stores, Neville Barrett said: “Now...

Festivals and other Easter arts events

WHEN it’s Easter, it’s time for the National Folk Festival at Exhibition Park in Canberra, but while that ‘bigger than Ben Hur’ event dominates...

UC site gets new northside hospital

UNIVERSITY of Canberra has been named the preferred site for a new sub-acute hospital. The "Report on Site Selection for the New North Canberra Sub-Acute...

Leukaemia Foundation looking for volunteer drivers

VOLUNTEER drivers are urgently needed to help the Leukaemia Foundation transport those fighting blood cancers in Canberra. While most trips are within ACT, there...

Bubbly Keegan lives for yesterday

SHE may look every bit the glamorous pinup now, but growing up on her parents’ farm in Wamboin, Keegan Snow Spence was a self-confessed...

Grattan / Abbott has big ‘trust deficit’: poll

By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra THE continuing bitter fight over the budget has seen Labor maintain a strong two-party lead and Tony Abbott regarded...

Liberal tilt at Rattenbury

THE ACT Liberals’ attempt to remove Speaker Shane Rattenbury from his position in parliament has gained no support from the Government or the Greens. Today,...

Last night’s sunset storm in photos

LAST night's spectacular storm at sunset was the best entertainment in town. I sat on my back step with an Aldi cleanskin watching the cat...

UC should ditch Brumbies, not languages: NTEU

THE National Tertiary Education Union has called on the University of Canberra to immediately reverse its decision to dump its language programs.  In a statement...

Young woman arrested in Kambah drug bust

ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 25-year-old woman following the execution of a Drugs of Dependence Act search warrant in Kambah yesterday (Thursday,...

Drink drivers smashing around Canberra

ACT Policing last night (September 23) arrested a 26-year-old Kambah man who crashed his car into a light pole in Oxley, then recorded a...

Poets from Perth and Hobart

TOMORROW’S “Poetry at The Gods” at the Gods Cafe, ANU Arts Centre, will feature two poets from Perth and Hobart respectively, Lucy Dougan and...

Lundy leaps to the ministry

ACT Senator Kate Lundy has been promoted to Minister for Sport and Minister for Multicultural Affairs and former NSW Premier Bob Carr has been...

Doszpot to be remembered in state service

A STATE Funeral Service will be held on Friday (December 1) to celebrate the life of Steve Doszpot, who passed away on Saturday after a...

No problem, Rowena tops the country in maths

ROWENA Stening is Australia's top, female mathematics student. The Canberra Girls Grammar School, year 12 student was one of 540,000 students to take part in...

Grattan / Abbott to ABC: put Q&A under news division and ministers will return

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra TONY Abbott on Friday told the ABC that ministers will appear again on Q&A if and when the program is...

Suspected dog poisoner caught in Bonner

ACT Policing is seeking further witnesses or information relating to incidents of dog baiting after a 42 year-old Bonner man was arrested for animal...

Mick highlights the risk of being left off light rail

MICK Gentleman has highlighted the importance of a future city-wide Light Rail Network after touring Tucson, Arizona with industry and business leaders today. “It was...

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