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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.

Canberra carer recognised for heartfelt approach at Men’s Shed

Putting the care in carer, Gerry Andrews has been awarded a lifetime membership at the Belconnen Community Men's Shed.

Free support continues for eating disorder carers in Canberra

Canberrans caring for loved ones with eating disorders can receive support from Eating Disorders Families Australia (EDFA) for free for another year, thanks to funding from the ACT Government.

$16M scheme for Mr Fluffy victims with asbestos-related disease in ACT

Victims of an asbestos-related disease caused by living in a former Mr Fluffy home in the ACT will be eligible for financial support through a support scheme jointly funded by the ACT and Commonwealth Governments.

$1 billion support for NSW business as virus deaths rise

The NSW government has announced a $1 billion support package for businesses hit by the Omicron outbreak as the state records its deadliest day of the pandemic so far.

Discount dining to revitalise inner Melbourne

Diners will be able to claim up to $150 in meal vouchers as part of a $44 million package to revitalise Melbourne's CBD after the city's sixth lockdown.

What to do when someone you love has cancer

It is one of the hardest things that life throws at most of us. With half of all Australians having been diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85, the vast majority...

Businesses urge government to continue financial support

Canberra businesses say they will need more support beyond mid-October, when government COVID-19 financial support measures will end.

Lockdown support to end as vaccination targets hit

Workers and businesses will have lockdown support payments wound back once key vaccination coverage milestones are reached.

City homelessness support centre now open 7 days

Around 25 people per day accessed homelessness support services at UnitingCare Canberra City’s Early Morning Centre (EMC) on 17-18 July, the opening weekend of its new seven-day-a-week operations.

‘Precautionary’ COVID hardship payments for ACT workers

The ACT Government has introduced a ‘precautionary’ $1.25 million hardship fund to support local workers without access to sick leave who may be forced to quarantine.

ACT Government extends support for local businesses

The ACT Government is extending a range of economic survival measures to help local businesses continue to trade and keep Canberrans employed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Additional support for sports sector during COVID-19

The ACT Government will provide additional support to help Canberra’s sports sector meet the challenges of COVID-19 while ensuring the community can continue to enjoy being active.

Calls growing for more support for tenants

An open letter to the National Cabinet is seeking more assistance for residential tenants adversely affected by COVID-19 restrictions to help avoid a second wave of evictions come September.

Buying Australian equals supporting Australian jobs

The Mental Health Foundation Australia is encouraging the Australian public to support and buy Australian made products to boost employment which can reduce mental health issues.

World MS Day raises awareness during global pandemic

Jerrabomberra mother of three, Janet Drew, has been living with multiple sclerosis for 26 years, having been diagnosed while pregnant with her first child.