ACT

Water consumption in the ACT continues to rise

Household water consumption remains among the highest in the country even though total water consumption per capita was the lowest of all states.

Botched rape case against ACT prison guard dropped after four months in jail

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Christopher Knaus An innocent ACT prison guard was locked up for months in one of Australia's most dangerous prisons after a flawed investigation of a NSW police worker's rape accusations.

Future of Auslan sign language threatened in ACT

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Kimberley Granger A former Canberra Institute of Technology staffer is concerned Auslan sign language courses will be shelved from its curriculum.

ACT veterinarians cracking under pressure of overwork, poor pay and reduced numbers

Kimberley Granger After two attempted suicides in his veterinary clinic, Damien Solley knows first hand mental health problems come hand-in-hand with working in the veterinarian industry.

G20 leaders in the mood to act on tax avoidance after Luxembourg leaks

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Tom Allard Ahead of next weekend's G20 summit, the release of leaked documents showing Luxembourg's facilitation of industrial scale tax avoidance by multinational corporations could not have been better timed.

Model act: the multi-talented Abbey Lee Kershaw

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Tim Elliott How bisexual model-turned-actress Abbey Lee Kershaw cut a unique path to fashion fame.

ACT public service tops mental health requests: Comcare

Tom McIlroy Figures provided to a Senate Estimates hearing by workplace insurer Comcare show ACT government employees lodged claims at rates far above the private sector.

ACT Police assess reports dogs being stolen for fighting

Emma Kelly Reports that dogs are being targeted for theft, potentially by dog-fighting rings, are being assessed by ACT Police.

Bleak future for ACT wombats as road deaths on the rise

WOMBAT THREAT: Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary owner Donna Stepan with rescued wombat Chance.

Ben Westcott Education is the key to saving the ACT's wombats from death on the road and a sanctuary owner is going into schools to get the message across. Ben Westcott reports.

Pharmacist named ACT Business Woman of the Year

Telstra ACT Business Woman of the Year Samantha Kourtis   with her husband Dimitrie Kourtis.

A Canberra pharmacist has been named Telstra ACT Business Woman of the Year.

ACT government to join national medical cannabis trial

Tom McIlroy Taking part in a large population medical cannabis trial is a significant step for ACT, says Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

ACT Rescue and Foster pin-up pooches on parade

Kimberley Granger Pin-up pooches were out in force for the launch of the 2015 calendar.

Bullying review into ACT ambulance culture delayed

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Christopher Knaus A review of problems with ACT Ambulance Service culture is behind schedule by several months.

ACT Liberals fight prison needle exchange plan

Ben Westcott Liberals in the ACT have renewed their efforts to prevent the introduction of a needle exchange program in the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

ACT road casualties drop for first time since 2008: new report

Ben Westcott Road casualties in the ACT have dropped for the first time in five years, a result government and police have hailed as very encouraging.

Serious injuries on ACT construction sites continue to rise

Ben Westcott Serious injuries on ACT construction sites have risen for the second year in a row on a per capita basis, two years after a major report into site safety called for a reduction of 35 per cent.

ACT has Australia's third highest stillbirth risk

Natasha Boddy and Ben Westcott The ACT has Australia's third highest risk of stillbirths, and congenital abnormalities are the leading cause of death in stillborns in the territory.

ACT Public Education Excellence Awards recognise leadership

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Emma Kelly A passionate Canberra teacher transforming the lives of children from non-English speaking backgrounds is among teachers, principals, school leaders and support staff to receive an ACT Public...

ACT aged care not ready for the future, with funding at low levels

Ben Westcott ACT aged care experts say Canberra is not prepared for a rapidly ageing population.

Rooftop solar connection numbers tipped to slide by 60 per cent in ACT

Armada director Justin Ryan with some solar panels his company installed on an Ainslie rooftop. Mr Ryan said he hoped any removal of government support for the industry happened gradually.

Matthew Raggatt The rate of rooftop solar connections set to fall to its lowest levels since 2009.