Latest ACT News
8:07 AM The news, traffic and weather to get you up to speed.
Emma Macdonald 12:00 AM The My School website has been updated overnight to allow parents to look up details of schools across the nation - most notably their performance in literacy and numeracy as well as financial status, social make-up and attendance record.
Michael Inman 11:30 PM Nine activists have been fined and ordered to be of good behaviour after they trespassed during a demonstration at the Canberra headquarters of a fossil fuel industry body.
Natasha Rudra 11:45 PM When Netti Vonthethoff was forced to call time on her beloved vintage shop April's Caravan in Civic a few weeks ago, she didn't anticipate the outpouring of support she would receive from Canberrans.
8:28 PM NSW police have arrested and charged a fourth brother from a religious order in relation to alleged historical sexual and indecent assaults on children in the Goulburn area.
Kirsten Lawson and Emma Kelly 11:30 PM The Hopscotch bar in Braddon has been forced to apply for a licence to run its transvestite-led "Tranny Bingo" performance after advice from the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission that charging an entry fee and handing out prizes constitutes gambling.
8:00 PM The northbound section of Molonglo River bridge on the new Majura Parkway is set to be finished within weeks.
Jennifer Gall 7:00 PM Tafelmusik's latest production, House of Dreams, is an international collaboration, a noble gesture to unite audiences all over the world with the intimate spaces in which the great art and music of the period from 1656 to 1765 was made and celebrated.
Noel Towell 6:41 PM The humble Post-It note has emerged as a powerful weapon used by the Australian Public Service to avoid Parliamentary scrutiny and Freedom of Information laws.
Ian Warden 11:45 PM So-called "fortune tellers" are such thumping charlatans that 100 years ago this week the sceptical "Clio" of Melbourne's Punch took pleasure in exposing one of them.
Henry Belot 11:30 PM A Canberra mum has formed a charity foundation in her son’s name after refusing to sit by and watch him suffer from a rare genetic condition that may claim his life.
5:24 PM Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour combines all of the things Sydney does best - world-class opera, champagne, sunsets and spectacle (and camels!) on the harbour's edge. From March 27, a royal love triangle, a war, and the famous Triumphal March with Egyptians en masse will light up the waters of Sydney's magnificent harbour.
Henry Belot 2:49 PM Police have urged Canberran motorists to show more care while driving through school zones with more than 500 people caught speeding during February.
Primrose Riordan 2:14 PM Another man has been thrown out of a Cricket World Cup for pitchsiding at the South Africa and Ireland match at Manuka oval on Tuesday night.
Alanna Maclean 1:38 PM Tuesdays with Morrie is a compact play for two men based on Morrie Albom's best-selling book about conversations with his old college professor, Morrie Schwartz, who is dying of a wasting disease.
Ron Cerabona 1:38 PM Tuesdays With Morrie is based on Detroit sports journalist Mitch Alborn's 1997 memoir about how he resumed contact after many years with his favourite academic.
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