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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 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.

Gillard accuses Rudd of sabotage, offers regret on Beazley

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The Joan Kirner Social Justice Oration delivered by Julia Gillard at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

Michael Gordon Julia Gillard has directly accused Kevin Rudd of sabotage and blackmail, but expressed anguish over her own role in toppling Kim Beazley.

Cheer cheer the red and the white, but no luck for last-minute ticket hopefuls

Sydney Swans fans Peter Thomas, his wife Maree Thomas and their grand daughter Elena Tulloch at the Sydney Swans training session at the SCG. Tuesday 23rd September 2014. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH NEWS 140923

Lucy Cormack When Peter and Maree Thomas came to Sydney 43 years ago the only thing missing was the AFL, and then the Swans came.

Porn and pirates offline for Canberra's new public Wi-Fi network

Noel Towell We don't want the porn-watching or file sharing on our network, ACT government warns.

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 tops country in number of doctors per capita

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Ben Westcott The ACT has more medical practitioners per capita than any other state or territory in Australia, and more nurses than the national average.

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. 

ACT chief police officer Rudi Lammers looks to the year ahead

Chief Police Officer for the ACT, Rudi Lammers.

Megan Gorrey Police will eye the success of interstate efforts to crack down on booze-fuelled attacks in nightclub districts, according to the ACT's top cop Rudi Lammers.

Andrew Bolt says dumping of changes to Racial Discrimination Act section 18C is 'dangerous'

Andrew Bolt (file photo) asked 2GB's Steve Price: 'Don't we need a frank debate ... into how the Islamic culture, muslim culture, how they integrate here?'

Lucy Cormack Columnist and commentator Andrew Bolt has said Australia is "being asked to assimilate to immigrant values" in response to Tony Abbott's decision to dump changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.

Authorities failed to act on serious sexual abuse complaints against swimming coach Scott Volkers

Scott Volkers in a file picture.

Paul Bibby The former head of the Queensland Academy of Sport failed to investigate the details of a serious child sexual abuse complaint against coach Scott Volkers despite it being strikingly similar to three...

Police yet to act on bungled 'suicide' investigation

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Rory Callinan Police have failed to act on a recommendation to take action over an apparently bungled investigation into an impalement death of a NSW woman in Townsville.

OECD data shows ACT as best place to live

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Peter Martin The Northern Territory is a lot like North Carolina, Queensland like Western Norway and the Australian Capital Territory like New Hampshire.

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Embracing Innovation, Volume 4 at Craft ACT features works by Kristel Britcher, Phoebe Porter

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Kerry-Anne Cousins Art and science collide in the latest Craft ACT exhibition "Embracing Innovation".

Pastello - Draw Act at NGV

Photo of children taking part  at the Opening day for Pastello – Draw Act at the NGV in Melbourne on Saturday 10 May 2014.

Children were drawing with their heads and feet using specially designed crayon-clad helmets and shoes, large crayon spheres and swinging pendulums for them to play with in a vibrant and colourful...

ACT drivers endangering children - police

Megan Gorrey Territory drivers have been caught putting young lives at risk, writes Megan Gorrey.

Soldiers on leave act as guards at Manus Island detention centre

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Noel Towell, Michael Gordon Australian soldiers on leave from the army are enlisting for lucrative work as guards at Papua New Guinea's Manus detention camp amid claims of drug abuse and thuggish conduct among its newly...

Racial Discrimination Act changes will hit vulnerable: Adam Goodes

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Damien Murphy Australian of the Year and AFL star Adam Goodes has slammed the Abbott government's proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act, claiming they attacked the most vulnerable Australians.