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Ainslie Village residents feel 'demonised' by ACT government

Ainslie Village residents feel 'demonised' by ACT government

The ACT government is reviewing the future of the communal housing on prime inner-north real estate.

  • by Megan Doherty

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This Canberra pub's rates bill went up $60,000 in five years
Rates

This Canberra pub's rates bill went up $60,000 in five years

Its part-owner says the increased charges are a threat to the future of the business.

  • by Katie Burgess
Canberra clubs hit the jackpot with poker machine cuts
Gambling

Canberra clubs hit the jackpot with poker machine cuts

Canberra's gaming behemoths have reaped millions of dollars in discounts on future redevelopments after cashing in on an ACT government scheme to cut the number of poker machines.

  • by Katie Burgess
Barr says rates 'bill shock' is an 'issue of regret'
Rates

Barr says rates 'bill shock' is an 'issue of regret'

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has admitted charging landowners up to five years' worth of rates in one hit and giving them 28 days to pay was an "issue of regret".

  • by Katie Burgess
ACT to remove sex crime immunity that originated in Ancient Rome
Child abuse

ACT to remove sex crime immunity that originated in Ancient Rome

Until 1985, there was a common law presumption in the ACT that a male under 14 years was "incapable of sexual intercourse".

  • by Katie Burgess
Canberra must be greener to cope in a hotter future
Opinion
Global warming

Canberra must be greener to cope in a hotter future

We need greater tree cover, even in areas where housing is becoming denser.

  • by Barbara Norman
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Liberal booted after questioning 'fairness' of Speaker Joy Burch
ACT government

Liberal booted after questioning 'fairness' of Speaker Joy Burch

Elizabeth Kikkert said she should have been allowed to say her piece after a Labor minister mocked her.

  • by Katie Burgess
Rental generation shouldn't miss out on dogs: government
ACT government

Rental generation shouldn't miss out on dogs: government

New rentals laws have passed ACT's parliament after a fiery debate saw claims from the Liberals the changes would make people homeless.

  • by Daniella White
No grace period for developers stung by granny flat loophole closure
Planning and development

No grace period for developers stung by granny flat loophole closure

Developers caught out by the closure of a so-called granny flat loophole will not receive a grace period to push their projects through.

  • by Katie Burgess
David Smith staffer resigned after bullying investigation
ALP

David Smith staffer resigned after bullying investigation

Nick Douros has also been suspended from his role as president of ACT Young Labor.

  • by Sally Whyte
Canberra claims Mark from Married at First Sight
Canberra life

Canberra claims Mark from Married at First Sight

Let's hope he can find true love with Ning.

  • by Megan Doherty