Latest ACT News
7:42 AM The news, traffic and weather to get you up to speed.
Bhakthi Puvanenthiran 10:52 PM The future for the all-night cultural festival remains unclear despite an $80 million boost to the body that manages the event.
Kirsten Lawson 12:15 AM A senior Aboriginal health official has called for an independent inquiry into the bashing of Steven Freeman, who was left in a coma and possibly with a permanent brain injury after just two to three hours on remand in the ACT prison last week.
Primrose Riordan 8:30 PM Calvary Hospital called its caterers in for meetings on Tuesday as relatives issued warnings patients were receiving sub-standard meals late, leaving their health at risk.
James Massola and Finbar O'Mallon 8:03 PM Reserve Bank's decision to cut cash rates to record lows welcomed by Canberra home owners.
Clare Colley 12:00 AM Environment Minister Simon Corbell wants industry players to come forward with their ideas for projects to generate up to 50 megawatts of electricity.
Hannah Moore 7:26 PM Canberrans will be encouraged to open their doors and wallets at the end of the month to donate to the Salvation Army's Red Shield Appeal, now in its 50th year.
Tom McIlroy 7:20 PM The opposition will call on the ACT government to delay signing contracts for Canberra's light rail line until after the 2016 territory election.
Tom McIlroy 7:10 PM ACTION bus passengers on morning services will be required to use the My Way card in a trial of cashless fares.
Jil Hogan 6:43 PM Your guide to what's going on around the capital this weekend.
Finbar O'Mallon 6:26 PM After a warm start to autumn, Canberrans might finally have a reason to pull the electric blankets and slippers out of storage this week with forecasters predicting cooler temperatures from Wednesday.
Angela Thompson 6:07 PM The 61-year-old is believed to have suffered a heart attack near Goulburn while riding with students and members of the school community.
Kirsten Lawson 10:00 PM ACT Planning Minister Mick Gentleman gave the green light on Tuesday to a controversial high-density housing development in Downer, with 300 townhouses and apartments to be built on the site of the former Downer primary school.
Primrose Riordan 5:37 PM The new owners of the Hills in Hollywood brand have taken over the troubled Fyshwick bridal store from the former operator and moved locations, in the hope of turning the brand around.
Clare Colley 11:45 PM The ACT government will consider more measures to divert would be prisoners from jail as the inmate numbers at the Alexander Maconochie Centre continue to surge.
Christopher Knaus 5:21 PM Police recommend protocols to guide nursing home's response to suspicious deaths in the wake of the 2012 killing.
Christopher Knaus 4:55 PM She was allegedly forced into sexual servitude by a violent, controlling partner. After working up the courage to flee, she was sent to Villawood for being in the country unlawfully.
Kirsten Lawson 4:35 PM Just four months after banning builders from working with asbestos, the ACT Government has reinstated their right to deal with the material.
Kimberley Granger 1:54 PM New music director Ashley Feraude aims to bring the music out of the background at this year's Fashfest.
11:00 PM FRIDAY
John Thistleton 11:45 PM How a storm kills colours to enliven an historic main street.
John Thistleton 11:45 PM Deteriorating trade blamed on revaluation of properties and subsequent rises.
Alanna Maclean 11:45 PM Arthur Miller's darkly moral play The Crucible is refreshed by an imaginative approach in Canberra Repertory's production.
11:45 AM This week we have three double passes to be won to see the APIA Good Times Tour at 8pm on Sunday, May 10 at the Royal Theatre.
Kimberley Granger 11:09 AM Inner north centre once surrounded by opium poppy fields is being refurbished in an attempt to revitalise the area.
Emma Kelly 10:53 AM Multiple car crashes and a bus fire created peak-hour chaos on Canberra's roads Tuesday morning.