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Katie Burgess is a reporter for the Canberra Times, covering ACT politics.

Changes to consent laws 'contrary to right to fair trial'

Changes to consent laws 'contrary to right to fair trial'

Changes to sexual consent laws that would force the accused to prove their alleged victims said yes freely fly in the face of the right to a fair trial.

  • by Katie Burgess

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Up to 12 new beds in $6 million expansion of Clare Holland House

Up to 12 new beds in $6 million expansion of Clare Holland House

The expansion could allow the hospice to care for patients longer.

  • by Katie Burgess
ACT plastic usage returning to pre-bag ban levels

ACT plastic usage returning to pre-bag ban levels

The ACT's environment commissioner has warned a minimum bag price is needed to reduce plastic usage.

  • by Katie Burgess & Karleen Minney
Health minister Greg Hunt won't reconsider pill testing

Health minister Greg Hunt won't reconsider pill testing

Mr Hunt also referred questions about whether the Coalition government played a role in the National Capital Authority's decision not to allow the service at an upcoming Canberra music festival back to the agency.

  • by Katie Burgess
More people need Mark's help as the public housing flats are split up

More people need Mark's help as the public housing flats are split up

A program that pollinates communities in some of Canberra's most unloved places has seen demand for its services grow by one quarter, as the ACT government empties and sells off its public housing flats.

  • by Katie Burgess
Canberra Hospital boss appointed after sudden departure

Canberra Hospital boss appointed after sudden departure

It comes after government pick Janet Anderson pulled out of the role just days after her appointment.

  • by Daniella White & Katie Burgess
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Speeding drivers to receive lower payments under new CTP scheme
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Speeding drivers to receive lower payments under new CTP scheme

Lawyers also say the ACT's new compulsory third party insurance scheme hands too much power to insurance companies.

  • by Katie Burgess
Liberals deny intervention in pill testing roadblock

Liberals deny intervention in pill testing roadblock

Liberal politicians have denied influencing a National Capital Authority decision not to allow pill testing at an upcoming Canberra music festival.

  • by Katie Burgess
Andrew Barr 'favourably disposed' towards legalising cannabis

Andrew Barr 'favourably disposed' towards legalising cannabis

The private members bill from the Labor backbench was tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.

  • by Katie Burgess
Speaker warns against future attempts to set up board of inquiry

Speaker warns against future attempts to set up board of inquiry

Meanwhile ACT Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris has revealed she's still considering the prospect of public hearings in the upcoming health culture review.

  • by Katie Burgess
Doctors in Canberra can soon prescribe abortion drugs

Doctors in Canberra can soon prescribe abortion drugs

The laws will come into effect in the next year.

  • by Katie Burgess