Government steps up duty to protect residents on two fronts

The ACT government has hired more medical staff to assist in testing Canberrans against COVID-19 cases. 

Canberra nurse talks up an historic first COVID-19 vaccine

Most vaccinations are obscured from prying eyes, delivered behind a bed screen or a surgery curtain.

Pfizer vaccine ready to be rolled out in ACT on Monday

ACT residents will be able to seek a vaccine jab for the prevention of coronavirus in due course from their local practitioners.

NZ covid cases spark a warning in the ACT 

Anyone in the ACT who has been to New Zealand on or after February 6 needs to get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate immediately, urge ACT Health. 

Mental health care waiting times place strain on carers: report

The Productivity Commission report on government services revealed Canberrans waiting for mental health care are experiencing the longest waiting times in the country.

Perth travel restrictions will be lifted tonight

Coronavirus travel restrictions from Perth to Canberra will be lifted at 6pm (February 5). 

Two-thirds of schools at risk of lead contamination

"The Education Directorate is aware of the presence of lead paint and other hazardous materials across our school network – we don’t need to order inspections because we know where the hazardous materials are".

ACT’s covid response gets a $63 million boost

The ACT government is giving Canberra’s COVID-19 health response and services a $63 million boost.

Pool restrictions leave northsiders desperate for a dip

Recent pool restrictions have further compounded the frustrations of swimmers this summer throughout Canberra's northern suburbs.

Woolworths confirm fears over salmonella outbreak

A potential presence of salmonella has been detected in Woolworths Coleslaw.

Canberrans stuck inside Brisbane for three days during outbreak

Canberrans trapped in Brisbane during the city's three-day COVID-19 lockdown have been advised to follow Queensland government's public advice "unless it is absolutely essential for you to return".

Death cap mushrooms sprouting early this year in Canberra

Canberrans have been warned against picking and eating death cap mushrooms that can prove fatal.

Concerns on ACT’s swimming spots over algae fears grow

Lake Tuggeranong will remain all but closed over "extreme levels" of blue-green algae.

Travellers’ covid ban to the ACT extended until January 6

Restrictions for travellers coming from Greater Sydney including the northern beaches, Central Coast and Wollongong to Canberra have been extended by a further week.

Canberrans encouraged to seek mental health and wellbeing help

A community group is leading the way to encourage Canberrans to look after  their mental wellbeing after a difficult year.

Report: ACT health lags behind the nation

Canberra hospitals are performing overwhelmingly the worst at delivering services in the country, according to the release of two reports on Australian health systems.

Health chief more than doubles crowd numbers

ACT chief health officer Dr Kerryn Coleman will allow venues to more than double crowd numbers from 200 to 500 next Friday (November 13). 

‘Sobering’ report sees ACT hospitals trail behind the nation 

When compared to the national average, the ACT's hospitals are performing worse, on almost every indicator, than the rest of Australia, according to the "AMA Public Hospital Report Card 2020" released today (October 1).  

Study: E-cigarettes are a gateway to smoking

There's "insufficient" evidence to suggest that using e-cigarettes help smokers quit, instead, a new study shows a non-smoker is three times more likely to take up cigarettes if they use e-cigarettes. 

When political points trump the public’s health

"There are questions voters need to ask themselves going into the ACT election: who will prioritise health and life? Who will provide leadership in resilience, tenacity, dynamism, agility and social consciousness?" writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.

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