Latest ACT News
8:25 AM The news, traffic and weather to get you up to speed.
Ross Peake 11:30 PM The ACT should follow New Zealand’s example by being bold enough to introduce family group conferencing to reduce the number of children going into care, according to a Canberra researcher.
Ross Peake 11:30 PM Newly-minted ACT Senator Katy Gallagher will campaign for the Labor Party to soften its harsh policy on asylum seekers, at its national conference this year.
Scott Hannaford 11:30 PM Public housing tenants on Northbourne Avenue are likely to be relocated by mid-2016, as the ACT Government pushes for the redevelopment of the light rail corridor.
Scott Hannaford 11:30 PM As the ACT government prepares to move hundreds of tenants out of their public housing homes to make way for new development, Scott Hannaford meets some of the residents to find out how the uncertainty is affecting their lives.
8:23 PM Street artists transformed blank walls into a superhero playground at a Tocumwal Lane party in Civic.
John Thistleton 11:30 PM Community and Public Sector Union warns people to allow for travel delays over Easter because of industrial action.
Tom McIlroy 10:30 PM An ACT Legislative Assembly report has warned of the risk to patient safety from poor quality imported dental devices including crowns, bridges and dentures.
Kirsten Lawson 11:30 PM Pointing to a slide in Canberra's tourist numbers, a national tourism group has urged the ACT Government not to delay its City to the Lake project, to push ahead with the tram and to sell the bus network to a private operator.
Kirsten Lawson 11:30 PM The Transport Workers Union says the bus drivers employment agreement doesn't expire for two more years, making the ACT Government's calls for more flexibility moot.
Kirsten Lawson 11:30 PM As the Electoral Commission prepares to release its biggest redistrbuton in 20 years next week, Canbera's politicians are keenly awaiting news of their fate.
Clare Colley 12:00 AM When Terry O’Brien came across an upturned ute with the wheels still spinning after a horrific crash, he didn't hesitate to crawl inside and save its passengers.
Clare Colley 5:05 PM With spray paint fumes and hip-hop beats wafting around the CBD it was hard to miss Tocumwal Lane on Sunday.
3:18 PM Three men went on a wild rampage through Northbridge on Saturday night, allegedly threatening diners with a knife and throwing chairs and wooden poles at them.
Kimberley Granger Just minutes after NSW Liberal leader Mike Baird claimed victory as the returning NSW Premier, Queanbeyan's Nationals candidate John Barilaro stopped just shy of claimingre-entered the Queanbeyan Roos Club claiming victory in the mini-bellwether seat of Monaro.
Ben Westcott A popular childcare centre in Manuka was full of the children's laughter and Elvis songs on Saturday Sunday but in less than two years, it could be replaced by the ring of poker machines, according to the centre.
Matthew Raggatt Collaboration the key to tech advances as Australia ranks bottom in developed world.
Letters to the Editor
Paul Malone reported a welcome Commonwealth crackdown on Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers (‘‘More education regulation required’’, March 22, p15).
Matthew Raggatt ACT Policing seized a firearm in Crace on Friday as part of investigations into recent Southside shooting incidents.
Matthew Raggatt A Canberra invention could be a saviour for drought-ridden California households.
Ben Westcott Between 2007 and 2013, ACT government spending on hospitals rose by 4.9 per cent per person, the highest of any jurisdiction in Australia and two per cent above the national average.
Ben Westcott International students studying in the ACT are finding it difficult to get basic amenities such as decent housing and a well-paying job, according to student groups.
Matthew Raggatt Knives, batons and drugs were found on a Crace motorcyclist, a court has heard.
Mark Sawa Punching a drunken man in the face for no reason ended one police officer’s career while two other serious breaches in the use of force left two other officers facing disciplinary action.