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New ACTION bus services you need to know about

“The new bus timetable features new routes and extended services, to make bus travel more convenient, quick and reliable,” The new Transport Canberra ACTION bus timetable starts Monday 29 August, with new services to Weston Creek and the Molonglo Valley, Crace, Florey and Latham kicking off, and Blue Rapid 300 services to Kippax being extended. […]

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Homebirth trial for Canberra women

More women will have the option to give birth in their home as part of the first publicly funded trial in the ACT. Minister for Health Simon Corbell said the ACT Health Publicly Funded Homebirth Service will provide up to 24 births each year. “Pregnancy is an exciting time for women and their families, and I’m pleased […]

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Leaders in family violence prevention recognised

Tonight, the efforts of those united to end violence against women and children in Canberra were recognised at the 2016 ACT Violence Prevention Awards. Five organisations and individuals have been presented the Violence Prevention Awards across five categories including the Community Sector, Education, Media, the Private Sector, Sport and a Cross Category said ACT Minister […]

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DVCS new program for men and their families

The ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) has teamed up with Connections ACT to initiate a new program to help men address their violence and controlling behaviours while their families are supported to stay in their own home. Room4Change: a breathing space to improve family safety will fill an important gap in the services provided […]

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Canberra’s new app encourages visitors

A new app from Visit Canberra is bringing the city’s One Good Thing After Another tourism message to life. Tech-savvy travellers now have access to an innovative and interactive tool to help plan their next trip to Canberra. VisitCanberra’s new app enables the user to choose from a wide variety of Canberra experiences to piece together […]

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Dannielle Kelly: Barnardos ACT Mother of the Year Finalist

Out of thousands of nominations across the nation, today inspirational mum Dannielle Kelly has been chosen as the ACT State finalist for Barnardos Mother of the Year, and will now go into the running for the national winner. Despite going through her own ordeal of watching her son suffer from leukaemia, Danielle, 35, has shown extreme […]

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CEO’s Sleep Out for Vinnies

An anticipated 150 of the region’s business leaders will roll out their sleeping bags at Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre this June for the 2016 Vinnies CEO Sleepout. The Director of Questacon, Professor Graham Durant, has participated since 2014 and raised over $7,000 for homelessness services and was keen to offer Questacon as […]

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Nine years of Menslink’s Business Breakfasts

Menslink celebrates their ninth business breakfast this year with special guest speaker Lieutenant General David Morrison AO. Lieutenant General Morrison AO, retired Chief of the Australian Army, will speak to over five hundred business leaders about helping young men avoid violence and suicide at a sold out business breakfast this coming Tuesday, 22 September. “Young men […]

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Spirited women recognised with Lifeline Awards

The ninth annual Lifeline Canberra Women of Spirit Awards luncheon presented by Bond Hair Religion was held yesterday at the National Portrait Gallery. Ms Gay Evans taking out the major award and Ms Sarah Mamalai recognised as the Rising Women of Spirit. Nominated by their peers, the two incredible women were assessed on the details of […]

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ACT Government’s world first social media event

And we’re hosting it! Fill up your wine glass and register for Periscope! The ACT Government’s next Twitter cabinet will be broadcast live on the new social media platform Periscope – which, according to Twitter, will be a world first. The ACT Government have previously held Twitter Cabinets where Canberrans can engage with their local […]

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