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A new ActewAGL hoax

ACTEWAGL is warning customers about fake emails that look like an electricity or gas bills sent from AGL. ActewAGL is advising customers to delete any...

Chief hints at new minister

KATY Gallagher has hinted that the Cabinet vacancy caused by Jon Stanhope’s resignation two months ago might go to rookie backbencher Chris...

Public Trustees Office fraud raid nets cannabis and hydroponics

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations Fraud detectives executed a search warrant yesterday (Sunday, May 4), as part of an ongoing investigation relating to the ACT...

Love is all you need to cure ‘affluenza’

BEFORE racing out to buy a new imported “thing” to give as a Christmas present, chief economist at The Australia Institute, Richard Denniss, asks...

Solar power to the people

THE ACT Government has guaranteed a price of 20 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for electricity generated by community-owned solar power projects, like SolarShare, a...

A quick rescue to a small Gungahlin fire

A CIRCUIT board attached to solar panels on the roof of a store in Gungahlin caught alight at about 9.39am this morning (August 24).  ACT Fire...

Police charge separate car thieves

A 36 year-old man drove through police "stop sticks" puncturing two tyres before being arrested trying to abandon the stolen vehicle in Giralang yesterday.

The bomb squad is out in Barton for a suspicious package – UPDATE Package...

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious package located in the canteen area of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Barton this...

Man severely burnt after garbage truck catches fire

A MAN has been severely burnt and hospitalised after a garbage truck caught fire near the Hawker Soccer Club this morning.  The blaze was extinguished quickly...

Evacuated frogs and koalas return home

Northern Corroboree Frogs and koalas have returned home to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve after being evacuated and housed at the Australian National University during the fires. 

My Summer / Kagiso “KG” Ratlhagane

Canberra rapper and hip-hop artist KAGISO “KG” RATLHAGANE is looking forward to...

Psychic Bridget comes to Queanbeyan

THE new concept of “Morning Melodies” will kick off at Queanbeyan Bowling Club tomorrow, Tuesday, September 18, but they’ll be melodies without a song...

Greens slam Labor’s caretaker breaches

ACT Greens have accused the Labor Government of breaching the "caretaker" convention by releasing policy documents during the pre-election period that have been prepared...

NIDA Open in Canberra

THE National Institute of Dramatic Art’s short course program is coming to Daramalan College soon with a range of short courses drama and acting...

ACCC gives the green light to Fairfax buying AllHomes

THE Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced its approval of the buyout of Canberra's AllHomes real estate listing website by the sprawling Fairfax...

Grattan / Plea to politicians on energy: stop the brawling

EIGHTEEN groups ranging from business energy users and suppliers through to the union movement and environmental advocates have issued a plea for political leaders...

Ambassador to open Red Cross art show

SWISS ambassador Marcel Stutz will open the “The Centenary Red Cross Art Show” at Albert Hall, 7pm, on March 14. Long-time organiser Kevin Hill’s top...

Liberals promise upgrades to Calwell oval

STEVE Doszpot has announced a $320,000 commitment to improve facilities at the Calwell District Playing Fields. “In next year’s budget, the Canberra Liberals will provide...

Man assaults police, ambulance officers

POLICE had to fire a taser to subdue a young man who allegedly assaulted police and ambulance officers at a Palmerston home on Saturday...

Person trapped in car after Barton Highway collision

A PERSON is trapped inside a vehicle on the Barton Highway after a serious collision about four kilometres north of Hall.  The road is reportedly blocked in...





Dodging a death sentence in south coast isolation

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has described holidaying Canberrans self-isolating at the south coast as “extraordinarily selfish” because of the risk of spreading the virus and a lack of resources there. Columnist  ROBERT MACKLIN, writing from Tuross, begs to differ.


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