Latest ACT News
Kimberley Granger 11:21 PM 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 11:00 PM 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.
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6:16 PM Paul Malone reported a welcome Commonwealth crackdown on Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers (‘‘More education regulation required’’, March 22, p15).
Matthew Raggatt 6:15 PM ACT Policing seized a firearm in Crace on Friday as part of investigations into recent Southside shooting incidents.
Ben Westcott 11:00 PM 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 11:00 PM 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 10:59 AM Knives, batons and drugs were found on a Crace motorcyclist, a court has heard.
Clare Colley 11:30 PM Bureaucratic “gobbledygook”, a lack of respite and transport funding, and inexperienced planners are just some of the problems creating anxiety around the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Ross Peake The iconic tally board from the former national tally room, previously used for federal elections, will become part of history at Old Parliament House. However, the Museum of Australian Democracy will not have space to display the entire board which is 37 metres wide and seven metres high.
Christopher Knaus 11:30 PM A magistrate has spoken out against the "pernicious evil" of the domestic violence she has dealt with for 15 years, condemning offenders who wrongly blame alcohol or anger problems instead of their controlling attitudes to women.
Christopher Knaus 11:30 PM A woman has recanted allegations that her husband raped her and threatened to derail her family's visa application, a court has heard.
Megan Gorrey 11:30 PM Politicians have urged pro-life protesters to shift their regular prayer vigil from outside a city abortion clinic to the ACT Legislative Assembly.
Clare Colley 11:30 PM In its first full year of operation, animal rescue group ACT Wildlife received more than 2000 calls for assistance.
Kerry-Anne Cousins 11:45 PM The work of eight of Australia's best glass artists were chosen and linked to a diplomatic mission of countries with glass making traditions.
Ian Warden 11:30 PM For perhaps the first time in Canberra one of our exhibition-displaying cultural institutions is creating an adults-only "sealed section".
Michael Inman 11:30 PM Experts are split on whether accused killer Luigi Costa suffers from dementia.
Megan Gorrey 11:30 PM Quicker response times to house fires and closer proximity to any blazes that might break out in bushland on the territory's fringe are among the benefits of a new fire station in Canberra's southern suburbs.
Christopher Knaus Woman acknowledges that her memory was wrong but insists sexual assault occurred.
Peter Martin 12:15 AM The Abbott government has rejected a plan to merge the Bureau of Statistics with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, part of a suite of measures put forward by the bureau to help it find savings to upgrade its aged computer systems.
The Majura Parkway project will close part of Fairbairn Avenue from tonight as support beams are installed on the road's new bridge.