ACT

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 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.

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.

Craft review

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".

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. 

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.

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 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.

ACT drivers endangering children - police

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

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.