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ACT to remove sex crime immunity that originated in Ancient Rome

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

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Survey asks students to 'name names' as violence concerns continue
Child safety

Survey asks students to 'name names' as violence concerns continue

Meanwhile, the education minister has ruled out allowing politicians into the Canberra school at the centre of complaints about serious violence.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Liberal booted after questioning 'fairness' of Speaker Joy Burch
Canberra

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

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
ACT government

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
War Memorial plans to build car park at base of Mount Ainslie
Public service

War Memorial plans to build car park at base of Mount Ainslie

The memorial would use land beyond Treloar Crescent for construction workers during its expansion, and later, 118 new car park spaces.

  • by Doug Dingwall
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Tears in assembly as push for school violence inquiry defeated
Child safety

Tears in assembly as push for school violence inquiry defeated

The education minister wept as she apologised to families affected by violence who had gathered in the chamber but pushed back against an inquiry.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Uproar after Greens and Liberals move for cannabis inquiry
ACT government

Uproar after Greens and Liberals move for cannabis inquiry

However the Greens say Labor knew they wanted to refer the bill to a committee.

  • by Katie Burgess
Canberra Now: Yarralumla stoush heats up; and cannabis limit proposed
Canberra

Canberra Now: Yarralumla stoush heats up; and cannabis limit proposed

Plus the Canberra feminist you've never heard of, and one Commonwealth Games refugee's upcoming Canberra boxing debut.

  • by Cassandra Morgan
Drug deaths won't stop pill testing trials: Barr
ACT government

Drug deaths won't stop pill testing trials: Barr

Meanwhile one of the service's staunchest opponents has accepted an invitation to observe the trial.

  • by Katie Burgess
All adults must report child sex abuse or face jail, under new laws
Sex abuse

All adults must report child sex abuse or face jail, under new laws

It's part of a suite of new child protection laws to be introduced to the ACT's parliament on Thursday.  

  • by Katie Burgess