Jun 18 2019

Wealth gap between Canberra and Australia widens

Wealth gap between Canberra and Australia widens

The wealth gap between the ACT and the rest of the country continues to grow.

The 2019 State of the Regions report shows wages per person in Canberra are tracking to be nearly double the Australian average.

The territory has also topped the nation for disposable income, which is around 238 thousand dollars per household....

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Jun 18 2019

New tax to slug overseas investors falls short

New tax to slug overseas investors falls short

New tax designed to stop overseas investors from inflating local real estate values in the ACT has only raised about $75,000 one year after it was introduced.

Chief Minister Andrew Barr talked up the Foreign Ownership Surcharge, saying it would slow down overseas investors.

Information obtained by the Canberra Times under Freedom of Information has...

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Jun 17 2019

New agency to oversee ACT projects

New agency to oversee ACT projects

A new agency has been set up to oversee the ACT government's pipeline of long-awaited major projects.

Major Projects Canberra will start work on July 1 -- focusing on the Canberra Hospital SPIRE project and stage two of the light rail.

Chief Minister ANDREW BARR says the new agency will harness expertise from various government directorates to...

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Jun 17 2019

High levels of cocaine in ACT wastewater

High levels of cocaine in ACT wastewater

The seventh report of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program shows high levels of cocaine, oxycodone and fentanyl consumption in the ACT.

Based on wastewater findings for December 2018, Canberra had the second highest average capital city consumption for all three drugs.

Results also show there's been an increase in the use of nicotine,...

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