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'I just want my daughter back': NAIDOC week brings families to prison

'I just want my daughter back': NAIDOC week brings families to prison

Cradling her young daughter, Trudy Murray said she was driven to pick up skills in prison so she could help her family when she leaves.

  • by Steven Trask

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ACT announces senior public servant to chief engineer position

ACT announces senior public servant to chief engineer position

ACT senior public servant George Tomlins was named as the interim chief engineer by Planning Minister Mick Gentleman on Monday.

  • by Steven Trask
ACT nature reserve will be tested for toxic PFAS contamination

ACT nature reserve will be tested for toxic PFAS contamination

Concerns about the use of toxic fire fighting foams were raised by the territory's conservation boss in an environmental opinion.

  • by Steven Trask
Qantas stoush with Canberra Airport singled out in government review

Qantas stoush with Canberra Airport singled out in government review

The Productivity Commission singled-out the extraordinary bust-up from earlier this year in a newly released issues paper on airport regulation.

  • by Steven Trask
Consumer competition watchdog says ACT should dump solar scheme

Consumer competition watchdog says ACT should dump solar scheme

Those who could afford to get in on the deal early benefit by an average $1690 a year. Everyone else pays at least $34 extra year to them.

  • by Steven Trask
ACT government reverses decision to sack youth prison manager

ACT government reverses decision to sack youth prison manager

The Community Services Directorate initially proposed to sack the Bimberi unit manager for failing to act on reports of an assault on a detainee.

  • by Steven Trask
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Lifting smoking age, banning cigarettes in jail on the cards in ACT

Lifting smoking age, banning cigarettes in jail on the cards in ACT

A new government strategy also proposes to investigate alcohol advertising at sporting events and consider minimum prices for standard drinks.

  • by Steven Trask
ACT should find better solutions for burnable trash, expert says

ACT should find better solutions for burnable trash, expert says

An academic from the University of New South Wales says the ACT government should prioritise new technologies over other waste recovery plans.

  • by Steven Trask
Strip club brawl sparks fresh anti-consorting push in the ACT

Strip club brawl sparks fresh anti-consorting push in the ACT

The ACT's top cop says anti-consorting laws could have helped prevent a national Comanchero gathering last year, which ended in a nasty strip club brawl.

  • by Michael Inman & Steven Trask
Canberra Now: Brave words from NGA boss; and graffiti to smile about

Canberra Now: Brave words from NGA boss; and graffiti to smile about

Plus the latest Centrelink computer fail and Colliers bats away conflict of interest concerns over the latest land probe.

  • by Steven Trask
Scott Morrison's GST carve up so far fails to convince ACT government

Scott Morrison's GST carve up so far fails to convince ACT government

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr said it was vital the territory did not come out worse-off under any new scheme.

  • by Steven Trask