Tag: Australian Capital Territory

Illicit Drugs For Personal Use Decriminalised in Australia’s Capital Territory

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT), home of the capital city Canberra has become the first Australian jurisdiction to decriminalise illicit drugs in small quantities. Laws passed the Territory’s parliament on Thursday, meaning people found with personal use amounts of nine different types of illicit drugs will not be criminally prosecuted. Instead, they will be cautioned,…


Legalising Euthanasia Risks Undermining Life Under Human Rights Rhetoric, Liberal Senator Argues

An Australian senator has pushed back against the move to legalise euthanasia in Australia’s territories, saying that it will “depreciate the value we place on life” under the banner of human rights. The comment comes following the introduction of a private bill dubbed Restoring Territory Rights, which aims to hand the Northern Territory and the…


Legalising Euthanasia Will ‘Depreciate’ the Value of Life, Senator Says

A senator is pushing back against the move to legalise euthanasia in Australia’s territories, saying it will “depreciate the value we place on life” under the banner of human rights. The comment comes following the introduction of a private bill dubbed Restoring Territory Rights, which aims to hand the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital…


What Does the Push to Phase out Fossil Fuel Cars Achieve?

Commentary The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has become the first Australian government to legislate the phase-out of fossil fuel-powered vehicles. The new policy heralds a ban on the sale of internal combustion engine vehicles, which will come into effect in 2035. The timing is interesting. Three successive energy security crises have dominated the news cycle…


What Does the Push to Phase out Fossil Fuel Cars Actually Achieve?

Commentary The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has become the first Australian government to legislate the phase-out of fossil fuel-powered vehicles. The new policy heralds a ban on the sale of internal combustion engine vehicles, which will come into effect in 2035. The timing is interesting. Three successive energy security crises have dominated the news cycle…


‘Most Extensive Financial Incentives’: Australian Capital Territory Pushes Hard to Phase out Petrol, Diesel Cars

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will roll out the “most extensive financial incentives in the country” as it pushes to phase out petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035 and encourage drivers to buy electric vehicles (EVs). The Labor-Greens-led ACT government’s ambitious plan for the nation’s capital also includes a goal for 90 percent of new…


Australian Capital Territory’s Labor-Green Government to Ban Sale of Petrol, Diesel Cars by 2035

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is the first jurisdiction in the country to set a hard date for an end to the sale of fuel and diesel-burning vehicles. The Labor-Greens-led ACT government will phase out internal combustion vehicles by 2035, and aim by 2030 (in just eight years) to have 90 percent of new car…


Former Rugby Player Wins Senate Seat in Australian Capital Territory

Former Wallaby player David Pocock has secured a place in federal parliament, after election officials confirmed the results of the Senate race in the Australian Capital Territory. The Australian Electoral Commission released the final preferences for the two upper house seats, which showed Finance Minister Katy Gallagher and Pocock being elected. The results mean the…


Australian Police Expect ‘Convoy to Canberra’ to Peak as Parliament Prepares to Sit

Police in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) expects crowd sizes for the “Convoy to Canberra” to peak on Feb. 8 when federal parliament resumes, with protestors expected to gather outside Parliament House. Police say more than 3,000 demonstrators are currently in the national capital of Canberra in solidarity with the massive “Convoy to Ottawa.” “The…


Footage Emerges, Shows Moment Before Australia’s Old Parliament House Catches Fire

Footage has emerged on social media detailing the moments before the front entrance of the historic Old Parliament House in Australia’s capital, Canberra, was engulfed in flames on Dec. 30. While law enforcement in the Australian Capital Territory are currently investigating the cause of blaze that saw the front entrance suffer extensive damage, the Victorian…