Nicole Lawder has questions about the Inanna collapse

NICOLE Lawder says that hot on the heels of Yvette Berry’s Spotless contract scandal, it’s now obvious the Minister hasn’t had adequate oversight of...

25 years of ‘CityNews’ / Hearts that beat behind the news

"CityNews" editor and owner IAN MEIKLE reflects on the paper's silver anniversary

Black Mountain burn today

THE ACT Rural Fire Service will conduct a hazard reduction on Black Mountain, weather permitting, today (Sunday 22 May 2016). The burn will be approximately...

Faulty winter products pose ‘serious’ risks

The drop in temperature comes with a warning from the ACT Fair Trading commissioner, David Snowden, who says injuries across Australia rise as a result of faulty, damaged or incorrectly used heating products. 

Grattan / Who is right in the Abbott-versus-Turnbull policy wars?

“It’s very easy for me to campaign for the election of the Turnbull government,” Tony Abbott declared on Monday, because “fundamentally the Turnbull government...

Andrew Leigh’s electoral office opening bonanza

This afternoon in the alcohol-free sunshine of Braddon the ACT's freshly annointed Fraser MP Dr Andrew Leigh officially opened his electoral office with the assistance of Senator Penny Wong and a varitable who's who of Canberra Labor.

Fire destroys Narrabundah home

A NARRABUNDAH house has been destroyed by a fire early this morning (January 23). ACT Fire & Rescue attended the single storey house on Marlee...

Robotics join the fight to cure cancer

THE launch of a new robotic system in Canberra will allow researchers to test thousands of possible drug compounds against hundreds of disease cells...

Quality in supper quest

CANBERRA restaurants are getting behind the Camp Quality Supper Club event by donating a complete dining experience for a table of 12 on May...

Course with a message for drink drivers

FOR more than 20 years Karralika Programs Inc has run drink-driver education courses in the ACT. And for the past seven years it has been...
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Free buses and more light rail from Labor

ANDREW Barr says a re-elected Labor government will start work immediately on stage two of our city-wide light rail network and encourage more people...

Canberra’s new Electoral Commissioner announced

FOLLOWING Phillip Green's retirement as the ACT Electoral Commissioner, retired Brig. Damian Cantwell will take on the role from November 1. Speaker of the ACT Legislative...

Grattan / Pragmatic Turnbull willing to deal in his bid to unite his party...

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra MALCOLM Turnbull told the partyroom on Tuesday that nobody was more committed to “embracing our broad church” – the liberal...

Grattan / Morrison Government falls further behind

THE Coalition has taken another knock in Newspoll, now trailing Labor 45-55 per cent on a two-party basis.  Scott Morrison’s personal ratings have also worsened,...

New entries in the Australian National Dictionary

MORE than 6,000 new Australian words and phrases, including words from more than 100 Indigenous languages, have been officially recognised with the release of...

Canberra to pursue Washington as sister city

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has announced a Labor government will pursue a sister city relationship with Washington DC if re-elected this month. Gallagher says the...

Heatwave: Total fire ban returns tomorrow

A Total Fire Ban will return tomorrow for the whole of the ACT as the capital's heatwave continues.  The Bureau of Meteorology is once again...

Grattan / New Speaker Tony Smith promises a less partisan approach

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra Victorian Liberal MP Tony Smith has convincingly won his party’s ballot for speaker and outlined to the House of Representatives...

Labor MPs to speak against Labor refugee policy at Canberra meeting.

THE Canberra Refugee Action Committee is hosting two Labor Members of Parliament, Anna Burke and Melissa Parke, at a Canberra meeting to explain why...

Lights go on and off!

THE temporary traffic lights at the intersection of Barton Highway and Kuringa Drive are now switched off. The lights were installed to improve safety of...





Why there was no warning before White Island erupted

Police are today assessing whether it is safe to return to the island for a recovery operation, writes SHANE CRONIN.


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