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Henry Belot is a reporter at The Canberra Times.

ACT unemployment rate holds steady as national rate drops to 6.1 percent


Henry Belot The ACT’s trend unemployment rate has remained stable at 4.4 percent and continues to be the second lowest rate in the nation, according to new figures from the ABS.

Canberra hospitals underperforming as 'perfect storm' approaches, AMA

Canberra Hosptial

Henry Belot ACT public hospitals have failed to meet many of their key performance targets, new report says.

New technology hopes to improve LGBT access to healthcare

Henry Belot A new smartphone application will enable lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Australians to search for friendly and specialised general practitioners.

Experts urge vaccinations after delay of influenza vaccine

Cold case

Henry Belot Health experts are calling for pregnant women and Australians of all age to be vaccinated with winter expected to bring a heightened threat of influenza.

ACT renewable energy jobs soar in past five years

The Coalition is seeking to reduce the renewable energy target for 2020 from 41,000 annual gigawatt hours to 32,000.

Henry Belot Employment in the ACT renewable energy industry has increased by more than 400 percent over the past five years, although uncertainty over government policy had cost 200 positions nationally in the...

Canberrans still confused by transition to the NDIS

Henry Belot Jargon and information is overwhelming some Canberrans trying to use the NDIS.

Chalk rainbows show support for equality in Canberra

Canberrans have taken part in a global paint-a-rainbow day. Four-year-old Alana Ridgeway, of Rivett, was by the lake.

Henry Belot While some Canberrans enjoyed a rest after the running festival on Sunday others were busy creating chalk rainbows in support of equality for the gay community.

Kowen Forest plays host to interstate trail riders

Karl Roberts of Weston Creek.

Henry Belot The otherwise tranquil Kowen Forest played host to an annual motorcycle trail ride event on the weekend, attracting enthusiasts from as far away as Western Australia.

Heart Foundation audit reveals the long reach of junk food advertising in the ACT

It's almost impossible for parents to shield their children from junk and fast food marketing.

Henry Belot Nearly 80 per cent food and drink advertisements aimed at ACT children feature products considered unsuitable for sale in school canteens

Telopea Park School community upset with a 'complete lack of consultation and transparency'

Henry Belot The Telopea Park School community has slammed the ACT government’s “complete lack of consultation and transparency” about the future of a historic block of land adjacent to Manuka...

Running Festival: Spectacular morning for Canberra Times marathon

Runners set of the start line at the beginning of the Canberra Times Marathon in front of Old Parliament House.

Henry Belot Runners make the most of a spectacular Canberra morning on Sunday.

ACT Government launch $11 million scheme to clean Lake Burley Griffin

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Henry Belot The ACT Government has launched a new $11 million stormwater system to improve the water quality of Lake Burley Griffin.

The voices of 11,000 school students fill the fitters' workshop in Kingston

<i>Children & Young People Seen + Heard</i>, an exhibition of self portraits by ACT school students at the old Fitters Workshop in Kingston.

Henry Belot The self-portraits of more than 11,000 Canberran school students have brightened the fitter's workshop on the Kingston Foreshore to launch national youth week.

ACT has the highest rate of methadone use to treat opioid dependence in Australia

Addiction: Methadone is used to treat dependence on opioid drugs such as heroin or oxycodone.

Henry Belot and Julia Medew The ACT has the highest rate of methadone use to treat dependence on opioid drugs such as heroin.

Ice taskforce welcomed in the ACT despite concerns for treatment facilities

Ice, also called shabu, crystal, or crystal meth, is a very pure, smokeable form of methamphetamine that is more addictive than other forms of the substance.

Henry Belot The ACT’s peak drug body has welcomed the launch of a national taskforce to restrict the dangerous influence on ice in the territory.

Golden staph infections almost halved at Canberra Hospital

generic golden staph

Henry Belot The number of potentially deadly golden staph infections at Canberra Hospital almost halved last year, according to a national report.

Ride-to-school program gets a boost in fight against childhood obesity

Bulging issue: processed foods and climate change are hastening the obesity pandemic.

Henry Belot Students at Curtin Primary School were presented with 15 new bicycles by the ACT government on Thursday as the latest instalment of the ride or walk to school program.

Domestic violence leaving children traumatised with mental health problems


Henry Belot Canberra children traumatised by domestic violence are being burdened with anxiety, sleep disorders and are more likely to be exposed to mental illness.

Fears Woden will become the ACT's 'problem child' in 18 months

There are fears that Woden is becoming a forgotten town centre, and may become a less desirable place to live.

Henry Belot A group of concerned businesses have met ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr to convey their fears for the future of the Woden town centre.

Uber working 'very closely' with government on taxi reform

Henry Belot A federal government review of competition may have paved the way for Uber and other ride-sharing companies to launch in the ACT.