The Canberra Times
Friday, 1 December 2023

Six-item limit and cash only: residents queue for supplies while Milton waits for power

Doug Dingwall
Updated January 1 2020 - 8:18pm, first published 2:30pm

Sombre and shaken holidayers and residents tried to gain whatever information they could as a power outage blocked their mobile phone coverage and internet access on Wednesday.

Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Parliamentary bureau chief

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' parliamentary bureau chief. He writes about government and federal politics, and has an interest in integrity, industrial relations and foreign affairs. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award for his reporting. Contact him on

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