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New chiefs for the Rural Fire Service and the ambulances

SIMON Corbell has announced the appointment of new chief officers for the ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Rural Fire Service. "Following an extensive recruitment search...

Report: Land use creates a third of greenhouse gases

Land clearing and farming contribute a third of the world's greenhouse gases, writes ANU Climate Change Institute director MARK HOWDEN. 

Starting the charge…

CANBERRA’S electric car network is one step closer with the announcement of 12 foundation members who will provide and operate public access charge spots...

Sydney Building fire: high winds threaten to make missiles of roof tiles

WORK Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe has advised the ACT Government to use its emergency powers to remove up to half of the roof tiles...
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Canberra’s bicycle swap meet “Buycycle” launched

SHANE Rattenbury has launched the Canberra Buycycle market, an initiative run by the Rotary Club of Canberra, where the public can buy and sell...

New satire at The Street

ALTHOUGH BY DAY New Zealander Alister Emerson is the technical and production manager at Canberra Youth Theatre, in his spare time he’s a  playwright...

Gas prompts Hawker Primary evacuation

ACT Fire & Rescue crews have evacuated students from Hawker Primary School in Hawker because of a gas leak. Firefighters are currently attempting to isolate...

Missing: Have you seen Mark?

MARK Burge is missing and his family and the police have concerns for his welfare. 

Harrison school opens

HARRISON secondary school is now open. The school, which cost the ACT Government $51.65 million to design and construct, can hold 800 students giving the...

ACT teachers receive national awards

HUGHES Primary School principal Kate Smith and Melrose High School science teacher Geoff McNamara have both won awards for excellence in teaching from the Australian...
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Wheels 2016 coming soon!

THE Council of ACT Motor Clubs together with the BMW Car Club Canberra has announced that the Shannons Wheels 2016 vehicle display will be...

Police recover luxury car

ONE of two high performance cars stolen on Sunday has been found. The car, a silver Audi TT, has been located by police after it...

Canberra’s brave ‘Rat of Tobruk’ battles on at 100

ROD HENSHAW delights in meeting a centenarian who was born in Scotland, farmed in Bega, fought at Tobruk and only recently gave up his driving licence… 

Library runs bargain book sale

BARGAIN-hunters and book-lovers can add to their bookshelves this weekend at the Libraries ACT book sale.  More than 6000 works of fiction, non-fiction, picture books...

Arts in the City / Marcel gets the silent treatment

“OUT of Silence” is an exhibition of photographs by the late Dutch-born Australian photographer Jan Dalman of French mime artist Marcel Marceau performing in...

Hottest January day on record

CANBERRA has recorded its hottest January day on record, with the Bureau of Meteorology recording a temperature of 41.6 degrees Celsius at 2pm. The previous record...

ACT SES playing big games in Namadgi National Park

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) will tomorrow (Saturday 24 May, 2014) conduct its annual navigational training exercise in the Namadgi National Park and...

Second alleged ram raider to face court

An 18-year-old Macgregor man will face court today (Friday, April 17) where he will be charged for multiple burglaries, including two ram raid incidents,...

Grattan / Coalition backbenchers concerned balance shifts too far to dual income families

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra WITH the budget squarely targeted at getting more mothers into work or working extra hours, a group of Coalition backbenchers...

Grattan / Dean Smith urges national debate about population

LIBERAL senator Dean Smith has called for a national debate about Australia’s population, as it hits the 25 million mark.  Smith, from Western Australia, said...

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