ACT News

Scott Hannaford

Scott Hannaford is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Simone Hunter and Anthony Pesec are behind the push to rebuild the old Cotter Pub as boutique microbrewery.

Cotter pub to rise from the ashes

With its huge stone fireplace and reputation for lively gatherings, the Cotter Pub was a cherished landmark for a generation of Canberrans before it was destroyed by fire in 2003. Now a community group is working on a plan to bring the area back to life.

ACT school cleaner Htoo Ywai was among non-English-speaking workers who claimed they were being underpaid.

Union claims ACT school cleaners underpaid and placed at risk

The union representing cleaners at ACT public schools has called on Education Minister Joy Burch to terminate the contracts of two companies it claims have underpaid staff, exposed them to unsafe working conditions and pressured them into signing contracts they did not understand.

During the week Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a $100 million package to combat the national epidemic of ...

Canberra's unseen homeless children

An estimated 40 per cent of homeless Canberrans are younger than 25. For many, family breakdown forces them out of their homes and into a life of couch surfing, drugs and destitution.

Dennis Gellatly, CEO of the Australian Federal Police Association, says he is 'happy to bring in mediators to go through ...

Police union in disarray after botched election

The chief executive of the Australian Federal Police Association has called for a complete review of the union's operations after a botched election process saw some members sent incorrect ballot papers.