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ACT Labor calls-in environmentally risky development after request from private developer

28 February, 2024 - Today, the ACT Greens have raised the alarm about the Minister for Planning’s choice to use ‘call-in’ powers after a private developer reque...

NEW SPECIAL MAGISTRATES FOR THE ACT

28 February, 2024 - ACT Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury has announced the appointments of Mr Marcus Hassall and Ms Lucinda Wilson as Special Magistrates to th...

Review shows Canberrans back new and improved heritage system

21 February, 2024 - The ACT Government has today released the ACT Heritage Jurisdictional Review Consultation Report and the Government Response to the Inquiry ...

First act of food strategy to commission $178,000 study into agriculture in ACT

20 February, 2024 - Natural Capital Economics has been contracted to deliver a study into agriculture production and the food system in the ACT and local region...

Zero emissions grants now open

20 February, 2024 - The 2024 Community Zero Emissions Grants program is now open for applications from not-for-profit community groups and local Canberrans to t...

Environment and new vision ‘cooling your suburb’ grants to combat climate crisis

15 February, 2024 - Today, the ACT Government has opened applications for the 2024 Environment Grants and for the newly named 2024 Nature in the City: ‘Cooling ...

New restrictions to stop red imported fire ants entering the ACT

15 February, 2024 - Today, the ACT Government is announcing new mandatory restrictions on fire ants and fire ant carriers from affected areas of fire ant infest...

Applications open for new rebate to help farmers with water infrastructure

14 February, 2024 - Applications are now open to ACT rural leaseholders for rebates to install, repair or replace water infrastructure for their livestock or pe...

‘Swipe left’ on suspiciously perfect lovers to avoid heartbreak Valentine’s Day

13 February, 2024 - The ACT Government is encouraging Canberrans to stay vigilant on dating apps this Valentines Day and make sure they don’t get caught out by ...

Taskforce launched on Chief Psychiatrist’s review into complex mental health care

12 February, 2024 - The ACT Government has today announced a cross-government taskforce to respond to the recommendations of the Chief Psychiatrist’s review int...

Stronger biosecurity laws to protect the ACT

10 February, 2024 - The ACT Government is implementing new biosecurity laws through the Biosecurity Act 2023 and the Biosecurity Legislation Amendment Bill 2024...

CARE ABOUT COST OF LIVING? FREEZE RENTS

8 February, 2024 - Today ACT Greens MLA Jo Clay has introduced a bill to help defend Canberra’s renters against the housing crisis, by putting a two-year freeze...

Final government response to the Board of Inquiry report

8 February, 2024 - The ACT Government has tabled its final response to the Report of the Board of Inquiry into the Criminal Justice System. Delivery against ...

Greens push makes ACT first jurisdiction to begin divestment from Israeli occupation

7 February, 2024 - The ACT will be the first Australian jurisdiction to take steps towards ending investments in businesses that contribute to the illegal occup...

Improving consumer protections for embedded network customers

7 February, 2024 - An independent review into embedded electricity networks has assessed benefits and risks for ACT customers, recommending that embedded networ...