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Canberrans invited to Reclaim the Night from sexual violence

Reclaim the Night heads to Glebe Park on Friday 27 October to help bring sexual violence out from the shadows.

Lifeline Canberra Bookfair bound to be biggest ever

This year’s long-awaited Lifeline Canberra February Bookfair, held at EPIC, will be truly epic: not merely the biggest in three years, since before the pandemic began, but the biggest ever.

Barr extends ACT restrictions for another month

The ACT Government has extended the Territory’s ‘low level’ public health social measures for four more weeks. Meanwhile, the Canberra Liberals called on the government to provide more assistance to struggling small businesses still heavily impacted by COVID-19.

Urgent call for help to save Australia’s live entertainment industry

In this open letter to Australian leaders, live entertainment industry veteran Stephen White calls for urgent assistance so the industry can survive.

Caring Canberra hits the mark

The Canberra Refugee Society thanks all those who read about their Afghani boxer and his family in Canberra Daily in September and chose to donate. The ‘Call Out to Caring Canberra’ campaign was...

Reopening a relief to small businesses, but not out of the woods yet

Density limits at cafés, restaurants, and pubs increased last week, while cinemas, museums, zoos, and entertainment venues reopened – a relief to Canberra’s struggling businesses.

Federal income support for ACT due to end

Some Canberrans will lose hundreds of dollars in income support payments over the next fortnight after the federal government removed the ACT from its COVID-19 hotspot list. 

Support group for women who’ve experienced domestic violence and sexual abuse

In 2018, Kristine Hewett and Keron Beath noticed a gap in services for women who have experienced domestic violence and sexual abuse and set about creating their own charity, Adamas Nexus.

One family’s mental health nightmare

One Canberra couple, readers of the Canberra Daily, have shared with me the sad story of how they lost their son to suicide.

Commonwealth to end virus business support in ACT, NSW, Victoria

The federal government will cut off COVID-19 financial support measures for businesses in the ACT, NSW and Victoria when key vaccination targets are reached.

Barr: Business support to continue after lockdown

The ACT Government will continue financial assistance to Canberra businesses until the end of the year, Chief Minister Andrew Barr announced today, acknowledging that some measures revealed this week were not viable for some businesses.