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Can’t get to a polling place on 15 October?

We’re just weeks out from the ACT election and it’s time to get ready. You can choose from 81 polling places across the ACT on Saturday 15 October, each open from 9 am to 6 pm, but if for some reason you can’t get to one, don’t stress – you have options! Remember, voting is […]

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Labor announces $650 million towards health

Labor has come out swinging as Canberra edges towards the pointy end of lead up to the ACT Election, announcing a $650 million investment in health services. A statement issued this morning outlines plans for a re-elected Labor Government to build a new Surgical Procedures, Interventional Radiology and Emergency (SPIRE) Centre on the Canberra Hospital […]

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Light rail bound for Woden

Labor announces City to Woden as the next stage of a city‑wide light rail network Labor has selected Woden to the City via the Parliamentary Triangle as the preferred route for the next stage of a Canberra’s city‑wide light rail network. This move will connect the north and south of the city and create a public transport […]

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Tigerair’s $1 sale: What you need to know

The $1 return sale commences at midday today and will run until midday Monday 5 September. In case Canberrans weren’t chuffed enough with Tigerair for re-introducing their budget Canberra-Melbourne service later this year, they’re now holding a sale on airfares that will put a holiday within reach for even more people. Tigerair Australia has launched a ‘Return for $1*’ […]

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Electoral boundaries for the ACT election have changed

The ACT election is fast approaching, and things have changed since you last cast your vote. The Canberra Legislative Assembly is expanding at this election, and for the first time, the ACT will be divided into five electorates each electing five Members. Do you know which electorate you’re in? Make sure you’re informed before Saturday […]

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Magpie swooping season tips

With Spring just around the corner Canberrans are urged to be aware that magpie swooping season has begun. “Magpies are an important part of the Canberra environment and for most of the year they are good neighbours. During their six week breeding season, however, they become territorial and may swoop people and other animals in […]

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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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