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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

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Health minister Greg Hunt won't reconsider pill testing
Drug reform

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
Public housing

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
Rent cut missing from Opposition bill for landlord land tax break
Canberra

Rent cut missing from Opposition bill for landlord land tax break

A Canberra Liberals bill to give landlords who rent their properties through community housing providers an exemption on land tax does not guarantee a Greens proposal for a 25 per cent discount.

  • by Daniel Burdon
Speeding drivers to receive lower payments under new CTP scheme
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ACT government

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
Drug reform

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
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Andrew Barr 'favourably disposed' towards legalising cannabis
Drug reform

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
Healthcare

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
Abortion

Doctors in Canberra can soon prescribe abortion drugs

The laws will come into effect in the next year.

  • by Katie Burgess
From November, survivors of sex crimes can access restorative justice
Justice

From November, survivors of sex crimes can access restorative justice

Restorative justice brings offenders face-to-face with their victims so they can try to repair the harm caused by their crime.

  • by Katie Burgess
Questions remain about witness protection ahead of ACT health inquiry
Healthcare

Questions remain about witness protection ahead of ACT health inquiry

The Barr government has refused to say how witnesses in the upcoming inquiry into the workplace culture of the health system will be protected from reprisals.

  • by Katie Burgess & Daniella White