Nov 21 2018

Protected tree to be removed to make way for hotel

Protected tree to be removed to make way for hotel

The ACT's Chief Planner, Ben Ponton, has given a prominent Canberra developer the green light to remove a protected tree in Manuka to make way for a new hotel, in a move residents say pits the big end of town against the community.The decision to allow the removal of the protected London Plane tree on Franklin Street in Manuka brings developer...

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Nov 21 2018

Hospital cleaners sacked after sleeping on break

Hospital cleaners sacked after sleeping on break

Two Canberra Hospital cleaners have been sacked for falling asleep during an unpaid break at 4am.The workers are both from Bhutan and supporting their husbands and children.

They fell asleep while all theatres were closed during their designated unpaid break, which was labelled a "serious breach" of the company's code of conduct.

The workers are...

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Nov 21 2018

Tap&Go enemy of Australian Mint

Tap&Go enemy of Australian Mint

Tap-and-go payments and the decline of coins are hurting the Royal Australian Mint despite its plan to make up lost revenue from manufacturing currencies for countries overseas.The federal auditor has found the mint is yet to make up for falling revenue following years of dwindling coin use.

Two years after noticing falling demand in 2013, it began...

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Nov 20 2018

Another Canberra family claims ashes were lost

Another Canberra family claims ashes were lost

Another family has reportedly come forward claiming the Norwood Park Crematorium has lost a relative's ashes.

MLA Tara Cheyne has made the revelation, after it was revealed last week the ashes of a premature baby boy had been lost.

A third family also claims to have approached Norwood Park several times for details on the exact location of a family...

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