Community groups have praised the ACT government's new education program aimed at cleaning up the waterways in and around Canberra.
Finbar O'Mallon is a reporter for The Canberra Times
Aaron Smith, 30, was in a hospital isolation ward for six days after contracting salmonella poisoning, losing 11 kilograms and fearing for the safety of his 10-month-old baby who also contracted salmonella. Aaron Smith, 30, was in a hospital isolation ward for six days after contracting salmonella poisoning, losing 11 kilograms and fearing for the safety of his 10-month-old baby who also contracted salmonella.
Popular Belconnen restaurant Ricardo's Cafe and Central Cafe in Gungahlin have been shut down by ACT Health after customers presented with salmonella.
The ACT government added an amendment to the local civil union act on Tuesday, automatically recognising same-sex marriage and relationships from overseas jurisdictions, like the wedding of Ms Lynne O'Brien and Caroline Marsh
The start of the school year is always tough on parents, tougher still on disadvantaged families who struggle to cover the costs of putting their kids into school, be it through financial shortcomings, domestic violence or other unforeseen disasters.
A total fire ban will extend into a third day in Canberra as emergency services warn of a severe fire danger on Sunday.
A total fire ban will be in effect across the ACT on Friday, when temperatures are forecast to exceed 40 degrees.
Liberal senator Zed Seselja has blamed a lack of commitment and planning from the ACT government for the shelving of the convention centre, describing Chief Minister Andrew Barr's blame of the federal government a "cop out".
ACT police have arrested a 61-year-old Belconnen man on Tuesday following a house fire on Monday.
Canberrans who thought last weekend was bad shouldn't expect any relief this weekend, with two 40 degree days forecast on Friday and Saturday.