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ACT discrimination law changes 'could be model for Commonwealth'

ACT discrimination law changes 'could be model for Commonwealth'

However analysis also indicates the proposed changes fall short of protecting the LGBTI community from religious discrimination in hospitals and aged care facilities.

  • by Katie Burgess

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'Driven by greed': unions launch advertising blitz against CTP changes
ACT government

'Driven by greed': unions launch advertising blitz against CTP changes

UnionsACT will launch an advertising blitz to stop proposed changes to the ACT's compulsory third party insurance scheme.

  • by Katie Burgess
'I couldn't protect the other kids': Teachers speak out on violence
Workplace safety

'I couldn't protect the other kids': Teachers speak out on violence

On average, six teachers report violence in Canberra classrooms every day, and some say their pleas for help are still going unheeded.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Under Treasurer to speak at lunch billed as giving 'exclusive access'
Canberra

Under Treasurer to speak at lunch billed as giving 'exclusive access'

However an ACT government spokeswoman said David Nicol did not know how the event had been marketed, and no preferred treatment would be given.

  • by Katie Burgess
Fraud probe into invoice paid by ACT public housing taskforce
Public housing

Fraud probe into invoice paid by ACT public housing taskforce

ACT police were unable to track down the culprit behind a mysterious fraud perpetrated on the territory's public housing taskforce last year, despite a year-long investigation.

  • by Daniel Burdon
Arboretum hotel site to hit market next year
ACT government

Arboretum hotel site to hit market next year

A site earmarked for a hotel at the National Arboretum will hit the market in 2019, with Andrew Barr signalling he will try and attract international bidders.

  • by Katie Burgess
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Life in the people's republic of Canberra
Opinion
Opinion

Life in the people's republic of Canberra

This Labor fiefdom desperately needs an effective opposition to jolt the governing party out of complacency.

  • by Jenny Stewart
'Loopholes' or targeted exemptions? Our misunderstood human rights law
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Opinion

'Loopholes' or targeted exemptions? Our misunderstood human rights law

Public officials should pick up the existing legislation and read it before derailing the next debate on legal reform.

  • by John Wilson
Even the ACT govt questioned whether light rail would start on time
ACT government

Even the ACT govt questioned whether light rail would start on time

The territory government only learnt "very recently" stage one would not commence this year, the ACT's Under-Treasurer told a parliamentary hearing.

  • by Katie Burgess
Inquiry given just four weeks to examine ACT lobbyist register
Canberra

Inquiry given just four weeks to examine ACT lobbyist register

Earlier this year, the Assembly's clerk urged territory politicians to enact a ban on meeting with unregistered lobbyists.

  • by Daniel Burdon
ACT government weighs up Western Sydney Stadium blueprint
ACT government

ACT government weighs up Western Sydney Stadium blueprint

The NRL has urged Andrew Barr to explore the prospect of building a Western Sydney Stadium-like venue.

  • by Caden Helmers