Feb 19 2019

Crews still cleaning up from dust storm

Crews still cleaning up from dust storm

Crews from Transport Canberra and City Services are continuing to clean up damaged trees and branches across the city, following last week's dust storm.

The ACT ESA received 128 calls for help last Tuesday -- with some of those calls now added to the backlog of tree requests already on the list for pruning or removal.

The ACT Government is asking...

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Feb 19 2019

Taxi plate owners fighting for compensation

Taxi plate owners fighting for compensation

The ACT opposition is slamming the territory government and says taxi plate owners deserve compensation.

Canberra Liberals Leader Alistair Coe says by devaluing taxi licenses, the ACT Government has destroyed the life savings of taxi plate owners.

It comes after the cost of leasing plates was slashed from $20,000 per year to $5,000 per year.

Taxi...

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Feb 19 2019

More nurses to visit older Canberrans

More nurses to visit older Canberrans

More nurses are set to visit older Canberrans living in residential aged care.

The government is rolling out a new service to help the elderly manage their medical conditions where they live, rather than needing to go to hospital.

Almost 10 million dollars will be invested in the program, which is set to be rolled out in stages over the next three...

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Feb 19 2019

Single-use plastics could be banned in ACT

Single-use plastics could be banned in ACT

The ACT Government is proposing a ban on all single-use plastics, following in the eco-friendly footsteps of the European Union.

Coffee cups, plastic cutlery, takeaway containers and cotton buds could all be saved from the scrap heap, under the plan proposed by City Services Minister Chris Steel.

But the ACT Liberals have flagged they're unlikely to...

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