Fresh warnings over summer as tick numbers surge, raising risk of deadly meat allergy

Fresh warnings over summer as tick numbers surge, raising risk of deadly meat allergy

Nigel Ellis first knew something was wrong when he started occasionally breaking out in hives. “I started having reactions in terms of getting hives typically in the groin or my armpits,” he said. “This would happen after I’d gone to bed or a few hours later, and I couldn’t work out what the hell was going on.” … Read more

Canberra man accused of riding modified e-scooter at 100kph while high on methamphetamine

Canberra man accused of riding modified e-scooter at 100kph while high on methamphetamine

A man has allegedly been caught riding a modified e-scooter at 100 kilometres per hour on a Canberra road. ACT Police said officers spotted the e-scooter travelling along the Majura Parkway’s on-road bike lane at an “excessive speed” at about 8:40am today. The officers directed the 38-year-old rider from Phillip to leave the road, and he entered … Read more

Canberra woman escapes drug-driving conviction after saying she unknowingly inhaled ice smoke at party

Canberra woman escapes drug-driving conviction after saying she unknowingly inhaled ice smoke at party

A Canberra woman has been cleared of drug driving after she convinced a court she had inadvertently inhaled the drug ice at a party. Key points: Karlene Helmling says she unwittingly inhaled ice fumes while other people were smoking it Authorities could not prove she was sufficiently drug-affected to pose a safety threat The case … Read more

ACT Integrity Commission tipped off about Canberra Institute of Techology’s vague consulting contracts last year

ACT Integrity Commission tipped off about Canberra Institute of Techology’s vague consulting contracts last year

The ACT’s corruption watchdog says it first became aware of unusual consulting contracts at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) more than a year ago. Key points: The watchdog says it was first told of the lucrative contracts in November 2021 The largest contract, valued at about $5 million, has been suspended CIT chief executive … Read more

IN FULL: Foreign Minister Penny Wong meets with her Chinese counterpart | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

IN FULL: Foreign Minister Penny Wong meets with her Chinese counterpart | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

IN FULL: Foreign Minister Penny Wong meets with her Chinese counterpart | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) Penny Wong ‘is looking after our interests as much she can’: Molan  Sky News Australia Australia owes its boom to China. It should think twice about moving on  South China Morning Post View Full coverage on Google News

ACT government announces board of inquiry into trial of Bruce Lehrmann for alleged rape of Brittany Higgins

ACT government announces board of inquiry into trial of Bruce Lehrmann for alleged rape of Brittany Higgins

A board of inquiry will look into the conduct of ACT police and the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shane Drumgold in the prosecution of former Liberal Party adviser Bruce Lehrmann, who was accused of raping his then colleague Brittany Higgins in 2019. Key points: A board of inquiry is the ACT equivalent of a … Read more

ACT health authorities encourage another COVID-safe Christmas in Canberra as cases numbers climb

ACT health authorities encourage another COVID-safe Christmas in Canberra as cases numbers climb

Acting ACT health minister Chris Steel has encouraged Canberrans to re-think their Christmas plans as COVID-19 cases continue to climb this December.  Key points: Canberra health authorities are encouraging an outdoor Christmas to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Holt COVID-19 testing clinic will close permanently this Friday COVID-19 cases have surged this December Mr Steel said … Read more

LIVE: Australian PM and Foreign Minister speak ahead of first China trip in years | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

LIVE: Australian PM and Foreign Minister speak ahead of first China trip in years | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

LIVE: Australian PM and Foreign Minister speak ahead of first China trip in years | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) Albo makes major China announcement  news.com.au Foreign Minister Penny Wong to make first ministerial visit to Beijing since China froze diplomatic relations with Australia  ABC News View Full coverage on Google News