Family member becomes fifth confirmed covid case 

A man in his 20s has returned a positive result to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. 

Government neglect makes the hospitals sick

"If you are one of the 40 per cent or so of Canberrans who don't have private health insurance and given the government's clear disdain for you and your healthcare needs, do you wonder why you would ever vote for the Labor or Greens parties ever again?" writes JON STANHOPE.

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.

Stay calm, sooner we’re vaccinated, the better

"It's easy to misunderstand the focus of the more sensible parts of the media on failure to deliver on promises rather than failure to deliver on vaccines," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.

For heaven’s sake, it’s quarantine, not prison

"Listening to whingers complain about hotel rooms and the food delivered for them gets up my nose. And drawing a prison comparison is hyperbole. Anyone who has been in a prison must have been cringing at such a ludicrous comparison," writes MICHAEL MOORE.

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. 

What are the long-term symptoms of COVID-19?

COVID-19 may leave a long-lasting impression on its victims – not just the most severely affected or the elderly and frail, writes respiratory virus infection expert PETER WARK.

How unselfishness has served Australia well

“Vaccines available in Australia have been widely used in places such as Italy, the US and the UK. Had there been disastrous side effects, these would have become obvious through the multi-millions of people who have already been vaccinated,” writes MICHAEL MOORE.

How the ACT health budget neglect puts the poor at risk 

"The minister’s response does not evince any concern about the distressing and disproportionate impact of the government’s effective cut to health services on poorer members of our community," says JON STANHOPE in reaffirming the government's long-term neglect of the ACT health budget.

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.

Flawed hospital plan mired in government spin

"When asked about ambulances being put on to small suburban streets with the local school being right there, the response was all about how wonderful the ambulance drivers are – and how they are well trained," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN. 

Australia’s coronavirus debate turns to the way out

"Remember how last year’s Easter felt bizarre because the country was in election mode? How normal that seems, now everything is surreal, with the nation 'holidaying' in this peculiar, unpleasant limbo, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.

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.

Hospital beds lost as Labor dumps health plan

"At the end of 2018-19, there were 132 public hospital beds fewer than the number projected in the ACT Health Capital Asset Development plan of 2008 as the minimum required to meet the needs of the ACT community," writes columnist JON STANHOPE.

ACT Health continues rollout despite AstraZeneca concern

Fears over one of two vaccines in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus has been dismissed by government authorities in Canberra. 

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoonist PAUL DORIN continues his rib-tickling over toilet paper.

Concerns on ACT’s swimming spots over algae fears grow

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

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Another cartoon from the wry eye of PAUL DORIN.

Thanks to the ‘invisible’ people keeping us safe

"In addition to healthcare workers, we need to thank the myriad of public servants and other workers who also play a key role in ensuring we get through this pandemic," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.

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.





Study: Employment post-JobSeeker stays steady

WORK hours have remained steady despite the federal government’s rolling back of JobSeeker support amid the ongoing pandemic, according to a new report by the Australian National University (ANU).


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