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Henry Belot is a reporter at The Canberra Times.

A new Canberra-based study will probe why young drivers drink-drive and text

Henry Belot The 17- to 24-year-old age group have been identified as responsible for a quarter of road fatalities across Australia, and a new academic study will try to find out why.

Public servant departure tipped to cost Woden $5m annually

At least 2100 public servants are expected to leave Woden, hurting the local economy.

Henry Belot The Woden Group – a collection of 15 organisations with commercial interests in the area – will meet the ACT government on Thursday to call for additional investment and support in the...

Narrabundah house gutted by fire


Henry Belot Fire ripped through the roof of an unoccupied home in Narrabundah on Wednesday night, with firefighters declaring it "a write-off".

Survivor encourages Canberrans to detail childhood abuse before royal commission

Henry Belot A woman who was sexually abused as a child while in institutional care has encouraged Canberrans to share their own experiences before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child...

Grieving family pays tribute to their brilliant daughter who dared to dream

Acacia Ward busking at the National Folk Festival in Canberra in March 2013.

Henry Belot Acacia Ward, a seven-year-old girl who died in a car crash in Canberra's north last week, has been remembered as a brilliant musician who dared to become the Prime Minister of Australia.

From drunks to pint glasses up bums: The trials of the emergency department

Doctors in emergency departments must be prepared for anything.

Henry Belot As a doctor in a busy emergency department you need to be prepared for all manner of presentations, including pint glasses stuck up bums.

Nearly half of obese Canberrans are in denial about their weight: study

Henry Belot Nearly half of obese adults in Canberra consider themselves only slightly overweight, according to a new study by the Heart Foundation.

ACT teacher hopes for spider honours after surprise discovery

Leslie Carr and a brush footed trapdoor spider.

Henry Belot An ACT teacher is hopeful a new species of spider may be named in her honour after she helped discover it on the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland.

Police statistics show a dramatic increase in crime in Canberra's south

Henry Belot New police statistics reveal a dramatic increase in crime in Canberra's southern suburbs.

Cancer support group hope to double outreach in two years

Henry Belot When Emilie Adlide lost both her parents to pancreatic cancer as a teenager she turned to a support group for young Australians touched by the disease.

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr will not push for statehood

The ACT coat of arms.

Tom McIlroy and Henry Belot The ACT government won't seek to follow the Northern Territory as it prepares to become Australia's seventh state by 2018. 

Counselling available for classmates of girl killed in horror accident

Flowers left on a pole as a memorial for the fatality that happened on Wednesday night.

Henry Belot Students and family members devastated by the death of a seven-year-old in a car crash on Wednesday night have been offered counselling and support.

Founders of ACT Fuel Watch resign citing time restrains and concerns

ACT Fuel Watch Facebook page

Henry Belot The founders of a popular campaign group calling for fairer petrol prices in the ACT have resigned.

Female assault victims increased last year while sexual assaults dropped, statistics show

Henry Belot The number of female assault victims in the ACT increased by 8 per cent to 797 last year while reports of sexual assault dropped by 23 per cent.

National retail associations call for strict regulation of e-cigarettes in the ACT

More people, like Drew, from Canberra, are using e-cigarettes.

Henry Belot National retail organisations have called on the ACT Government to introduce strict regulations on the sale of e-cigarettes

Girl, 7, dies in Canberra horror crash

A man has been arrested for putting up offensive posters at an Islamic meeting place on the Sunshine Coast.

Henry Belot A horror crash in Canberra's north claimed the life of a seven-year-old girl on Wednesday night.

Omar Musa urged to resubmit application after being excluded from ACT Book of the Year award

Author Omar Musa.

Henry Belot The ACT government has urged Miles Franklin-listed author Omar Musa to resubmit his application for the 2015 ACT Book of the Year competition, after being ruled ineligible on first attempt.

Tobacco expert calls for strong regulation of e-cigarettes in Australia

Henry Belot One of the world's leading tobacco control experts has called for stronger regulation of e-cigarettes and warned policy makers of their potential dangers.

University of Canberra staff member suspended as police investigate sexual assault allegations

A University of Canberra staff member has been suspended without pay after reports of a serious misconduct.

Henry Belot A University of Canberra academic has been suspended without pay as police investigate sexual assault allegations.

Academics investigating why students are not walking or cycling to school

Researchers from the University of Canberra are turning their focus to the morning school run.

Henry Belot Researchers from the University of Canberra are turning their focus to the morning school run, in an effort to make the daily juggling act a little easier for parents.