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Natasha Boddy 11:30 PM New notifications of tuberculosis in the ACT have hit their highest levels in 25 years.
David Ellery 11:30 PM The ACT Government is to target financially illiterate builders as part of its long awaited review of the Building Act with Environment and Planning Directorate executives admitting the deregulation of the 1990s went too far.
Henry Belot 11:30 PM The number of Canberrans unhappy with the quality of care at Canberra’s major hospitals is a new and disturbing sign of overdue reform, according to ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson.
David Ellery 11:30 PM St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Forrest will continue to ordain women as elders, says Reverend David Campbell, the newly inducted minister for the recently restored landmark church.
Henry Belot 11:30 PM Canberra’s leading drug body has called on the ACT Government to develop a comprehensive response to an increasing number of people using the dangerous drug ice.
Primrose Riordan 3:08 PM From the morning weather, it could not seem less likely, but Canberra and Yass were included in a thunderstorm warning for Monday afternoon.
2:39 PM Police believe they have found the body of a man missing after he was swept away while swimming in the Murrumbidgee River near Wagga Wagga on Christmas Day.
Michael Inman 1:13 PM A Queanbeyan man accused of making nuisance calls to emergency services believed police had conspired to shoot or electrocute him, court hears.
11:40 AM Tharwa Drive will be closed for three weeks from next Monday while a new fire station in South Tuggeranong is built.
Police have condemned the "deplorable" antics of some holiday motorists after they nabbed one man allegedly guzzling a beer behind the wheel and caught another one driving more than 40km/h above the legal limit.
Natasha Boddy There are calls for the ACT government to ban electronic cigarette use in smoke-free areas and restrict the sale of personal vaporisers in Canberra.
The arrival of thousands of car-lovers for Summernats will coincide with the rollout of free wireless internet
Michael Inman A key Canberra jail security check has been out of action for almost three months, causing delays for lawyers visiting clients.
Canberra engineer Jacque Comery to lead Australian Antarctic Division team on Macquarie Island expedition
Clare Colley Environmental engineer Jacque Comery will swap her hard hat and high-vis vest for layers of thermals when she takes a year off work to lead the Australian Antarctic Division’s Macquarie Island expedition.
John Thistleton Commonwealth Government reassesses eligibility of superb parrot on threatened species list.
Henry Belot Christmas Day was not without crime in Canberra with men accused of robbing a taxi driver at knife-point, and others allegedly knocking a Conder man unconscious before stealing his possessions.
Police believe a blaze that started in the roof cavity of a Halal food shop in Canberra's northern suburbs earlier this month was suspicious.
A nuisance caller who made multiple false reports of a fire from a public phone was arrested in Canberra's CBD on Saturday.
Henry Belot Canberrans headed to the south coast were frustrated by bumper-to-bumper traffic on Saturday afternoon.
Tim Craig Security forces have killed an alleged organiser of the Peshawar school massacre, the latest sign that the government and military are stepping up their assault on the Pakistani Taliban and other Islamist militant groups.