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50: A.C.T. ‘legalised’ cannabis and the sky is yet to fall in
The A.C.T. has relaxed laws on cannabis use, possibly paving the way for other states to consider more progressive legislation
Published: 16/05/2020 on Independent Australia Canberra National Politics Community Social Justice
 
45: 'I work in a supermarket and customers won't stop touching me'
During the coronavirus pandemic, supermarket staff deserve some space.
Published: 27/03/2020 on The Canberra Times Canberra Community Lifestyle Coronavirus
 
44: Climate activist stages hunger strike outside Parliament House
After the People’s Climate Assembly ended last week, one man stayed on outside Parliament House to hunger strike for climate.
Published: 14/02/2020 on Independent Australia Canberra National Politics Environment Community Activism Social Justice
 
43: Protesters circle Parliament House against climate inaction
The recent climate protest at Parliament House where thousands joined against the Government.
Published: 08/02/2020 on Independent Australia Canberra National Politics Environment Activism
 
38: Meet your A.C.T. election candidates – Independents/minor parties
In the A.C.T., there are several Independent candidates looking to secure votes away from the two major parties.
Published: 10/05/2019 on Independent Australia Canberra National Politics Elections
 
37: GREENS A GO-GO! Richard Di Natale “hopeful & optimistic”
The Greens held their official launch event for the May 18 election last week with a largely low-key affair in Canberra.
Published: 10/05/2019 on True Crime News Weekly Canberra National Politics Elections
 
36: Pill testing a life saving success — it’s time for government funding
Australia’s second only pill testing trial at a music festival has been hailed a resounding success.
Published: 07/05/2019 on Independent Australia Canberra Politics Community Social Justice Lifestyle Opinion Piece
 
33: How the bus was won: It took us a year, but Canberra has the timetable it deserves
After twelve months of not taking no for an answer, Canberra officially has a Sunday bus timetable befitting the city it now is.
Published: 28/04/2019 on The Big Smoke Canberra Politics Community Public Transport
 
32: Meet your A.C.T. Election candidates – Australian Greens
The Greens are confident this election will bring in an A.C.T. Senator, with Tim Hollo and Penny Kyburz running as candidates.
Published: 27/04/2019 on Independent Australia Canberra National Politics Elections
 
31: A.C.T. Cannabis Bill delayed, but not out
The Bill that was set to legalise cannabis in the A.C.T. has been delayed after a referral to the Health Committee.
Published: 19/04/2019 on Independent Australia Canberra Politics Community Social Justice
 
30: Light Rail launches in Canberra – A guide for when you can ride
The long-awaited Canberra light rail is here, and The Big Smoke can exclusively reveal the running details of its debut weekend.
Published: 18/04/2019 on The Big Smoke Canberra Environment Community Public Transport
 
28: GetUp launches Canberra election campaign
National activist group GetUp officially launched the Canberra leg of its election campaign targeting hard Right figures two weeks ago.
Published: 23/02/2019 on Independent Australia Canberra National Politics Elections
 
27: A.C.T. set to legalise cannabis
The A.C.T. Parliament is set to debate and most likely pass a Bill to legalise cannabis.
Published: 11/02/2019 on Independent Australia Canberra Politics Community Social Justice
 
26: WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE’S CONFUSION? @ Smith’s Alternative
An incident at popular left-wing venue Smith’s Alternative in Canberra city just over a month ago has highlighted once again the confusion around the ACT’s smoking laws when it comes to outdoor seating areas
Published: 07/02/2019 on True Crime News Weekly Canberra Environment Community Social Justice
 
25: A.C.T. Parliament welcomes media scrutiny, unlike Federal Parliament
With strict rules prohibiting reporting by independent media, there seems to be a bias towards mainstream media from Parliament.
Published: 30/01/2019 on Independent Australia Canberra National Politics Opinion Piece
 
24: End of the line nears for Canberra’s Sunday buses
Last year an entire community banded together to change Canberra’s outdated Sunday bus timetable. Those in power chose to ignore.
Published: 27/01/2019 on The Big Smoke Canberra Politics Community Public Transport
 
22: Government decides to sit out public housing crime epidemic
As residents are slowly moved out of public housing, the instances of crime on those who remain skyrockets.
Published: 24/10/2018 on The Big Smoke Canberra Politics Community Social Justice Opinion Piece
 
21: A.C.T. Housing continues to waste money, ignore tenants
Public housing is in crisis across Australia. Public waiting list times continue to grow longer and longer, as demand for public housing has risen well beyond capacity, with the situation getting worse by the year.
Published: 20/09/2018 on Independent Australia Canberra Politics Community Opinion Piece
 
20: For Whom There Will Be No Royal Commission: Lest We Forget The Silent Survivors
Chris Mordd Richards tells his personal story of survival.
Published: 05/09/2018 on New Matilda Canberra National Politics Community Social Justice Opinion Piece
 
18: Show us the money: Canberra’s light rail plan light on transparency
Canberra’s new light rail is on the way, however, the government is standing mute when pressed on the extra costs involved.
Published: 30/07/2018 on The Big Smoke Canberra Politics Community Public Transport
 
17: Victory declared in campaign for better Sunday buses
After much push and much shove, change has arrived in the form of a Sunday timetable for all.
Published: 29/07/2018 on The Big Smoke Canberra Politics Community Public Transport
 
16: Our campaign pushes the government to discuss Canberra’s buses
Our campaign to create a fairer bus timetable for all Canberrans has got a shot in the arm, as the government is now willing to discuss the issue.
Published: 10/06/2018 on The Big Smoke Canberra Politics Community Public Transport
 
14: What role the union plays in changing the Canberra bus timetable
We’re two months into our movement, and now it’s the turn of the union to speak their piece.
Published: 20/05/2018 on The Big Smoke Canberra Politics Community Public Transport
 
13: ACT Greens and Canberra Libs pledge support for timetable change
There has been movement on our crusade to make Canberra’s Sunday timetable fairer for all citizens, with both the ACT Greens and the Libs now behind our push. Next stop, change.
Published: 29/04/2018 on The Big Smoke Canberra Politics Community Public Transport
 
11: The bus stops here: Taking back the Canberra timetable for all Canberrans
The limp Sunday bus timetable has long curtailed the social lives of many Canberrans, especially those who don’t own their own transport.
Published: 08/04/2018 on The Big Smoke Canberra Politics Community Public Transport
 
10: Second walk to Canberra gains little support for Manus Island refugees
Adam Richards and his courageous walk to Canberra in support of refugees in detention centres. His second walk to the steps of Parliament House, however, was only helped by a small fraction of Canberrans.
Published: 29/03/2018 on Independent Australia Canberra National Politics Community Activism Social Justice
 
8: The man walking from Sydney to Canberra to protest our treatment of asylum seekers
While most of us wring our hands at our treatment of asylum seekers, one father has decided to do something about it, powering himself to enact change with his own two feet.
Published: 11/03/2018 on The Big Smoke Canberra National Politics Community Activism Social Justice
 
6: Father pledges second walk to Canberra to support Manus Island refugees
Compelled by human rights and a desire to teach his son valuable life lessons, Adam Richards will make his second trek from Sydney to Canberra to raise awareness to the plight of refugees and asylum seekers.
Published: 17/02/2018 on Independent Australia Canberra National Politics Community Activism Social Justice
 
3: Protest at ‘secret’ ACT military base: ‘Peace Witness in a Time of Endless War’
A small group of committed peace activists staged a protest at a secretive Australian military installation near Canberra last week. But you probably never heard of it. Hiding war-fighting bases in plain sight means nobody talks about them.
Published: 04/05/2017 on Independent Australia Canberra National Politics Activism
 
2: Taxpayers’ money wasted while ACT Housing turns a blind eye
An insight into the crisis going on in ACT and the ongoing mismanagement of public housing stock by Housing ACT.
Published: 16/02/2017 on Independent Australia Canberra Politics Community Opinion Piece





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