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Hume recycling centre 'operational' as regional waste joins backlog

Hume recycling centre 'operational' as regional waste joins backlog

Rubbish from towns surrounding Canberra was being stockpiled at the Mugga Lane tip as the closure of the Hume recycling facility entered its fifth day. 

  • by Katie Burgess

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ACT government to introduce wellbeing index
ACT government

ACT government to introduce wellbeing index

Bhutan has its happiness index and New Zealand has a living standards dashboard. Now it's Canberra's turn.

  • by Katie Burgess
ACT government rejects claims tenancy changes will drive up rents
Canberra

ACT government rejects claims tenancy changes will drive up rents

The ACT government says the changes aimed instead to protect tenants from excessive rent increases.

  • by Daniel Burdon
Canberra Now: it'll be hot but water will flow; and Canberra gets tidy
Canberra life

Canberra Now: it'll be hot but water will flow; and Canberra gets tidy

Here's what's making the news as temperatures rise

  • by Steve Evans
Government tenders delayed until start of ACT's new union access code
Industrial relations

Government tenders delayed until start of ACT's new union access code

One tender was even recalled to be put back out once the Secure Local Jobs Code arrives.

  • by Katie Burgess
WorkSafe ACT shuts down Hume recycling centre over fire hazards
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Waste

WorkSafe ACT shuts down Hume recycling centre over fire hazards

WorkSafe will not allow the plant to reopen until it's safe for the workers to return, work safety commissioner Greg Jones said.

  • by Katie Burgess
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Developers using Yass farms to dump material, avoiding Canberra fees
Planning and development

Developers using Yass farms to dump material, avoiding Canberra fees

Developers are using Yass properties to dump excavated material from Canberra developments, avoiding millions in ACT levies.

  • by Finbar O'Mallon
Rise in commercial rates revenue fuelled by more than just new premises
Rates

Rise in commercial rates revenue fuelled by more than just new premises

More than 300 Canberra businesses were hit with huge rate rises last year.

  • by Katie Burgess
ACT Opposition hits out over warnings on land supply monopoly
Canberra

ACT Opposition hits out over warnings on land supply monopoly

ACT Opposition Leader Alistair Coe has accused the Labor government of knowingly driving up the cost of residential land in Canberra.

  • by Daniel Burdon
Insulation subsidies proposed under expanded energy scheme
Energy

Insulation subsidies proposed under expanded energy scheme

But the widened program could be accompanied by bigger gas bills for ACT customers.

  • by Katie Burgess
Government warned of 'unsustainable' land sales almost 20 years ago
Planning and development

Government warned of 'unsustainable' land sales almost 20 years ago

The ACT government was warned its 'unsustainable' monopoly on land sales was driving up the cost of land as early as 2001.

  • by Katie Burgess & Daniel Burdon