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New road transport laws: Helmet exemption paves a road to inclusion

22 January, 2020 - The ACT has recently introduced an exemption, on religious grounds, to mandatory helmet laws while riding a bicycle or personal mobility devi...

Registration bans on the cards for offensive vehicles

21 January, 2020 - Vehicles bearing indecent, insulting or offensive words or images may have their registration refused, cancelled or suspended in the ACT if t...

ACT Corrective Services supporting bushfire aircrew staff

20 January, 2020 - Detainees and staff at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) have been supporting bushfire aircrew staff in NSW by providing much needed meal...

Now we’re cooking with … electricity! Gas no longer a requirement in Canberra suburbs

17 January, 2020 - Changes in the ACT mean new suburbs no longer require a gas connection, allowing them the opportunity to be zero emissions and to have cheape...

Bus lane removal is wrong approach: Greens

16 January, 2020 - Removing part of a bus lane to encourage more private car use is ultimately bad for commuters and out-of-step with the Government’s climate a...

Start your scooters: E-scooters and similar devices legalised in ACT

17 December, 2019 - Minister for Justice, Consumer Affairs and Road Safety, Shane Rattenbury, today announced changes that mean e-scooters and similar e-mobilit...

Boost for Canberra’s growing renewable sector

16 December, 2019 - Canberra’s growing renewable sector will receive a boost with the second round of Renewable Energy Innovation Fund (REIF) Direct Grants and ...

Greens welcome ‘first steps’ on plastic; urge more action

16 December, 2019 - The ACT Greens have welcomed the ACT Government’s initial commitment to phase out some harmful single-use plastics, but say more needs to be...

Climate Change and Mental Health

13 December, 2019 - With large parts of Australia on fire, the air filled with smoke, and people’s lives increasingly impacted, it’s an important time to talk a...