Australian Capital Territory
Federal territory of Australia, containing the capital city, Canberra
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The Australian Capital Territory (ACT), known as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) until 1938, is a federal territory of Australia containing the Australian capital city of Canberra and some surrounding townships. It is located in the south-east of the country and is an enclave within the state of New South Wales. Founded after Federation as the seat of government for the new nation, all important institutions of the Australian Government are headquartered in the territory.
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Plan to bring international students back to ACT shelved as COVID-19 cases riseThe discovery of new cases of coronavirus in the ACT has led the ANU and the University of Canberra to postpone a plan to bring back international students.
Pause on foreign students return to ACTThe discovery of new cases of coronavirus in the ACT has led the ANU and the University of Canberra to postpone a plan to bring back international students.
'Long, hot and windy': Severe fire danger forecast for Australia's east coastHeatwaves have once again hit Australia's east coast, with fears the conditions will cause blazes currently burning throughout the south coast and Australian Capital Territory to spread.
Emergency warning for fire near Canberra posing risk to 'all lives directly in its path'A fire near Canberra in Namadgi National Park is about nine kilometres southwest of Tharwa village and 15km from the suburb of Banks.
Bushfire near Canberra at 'watch and act' as temperatures set to soarA fire near Canberra in Namadgi National Park is about nine kilometres southwest of Tharwa village and 15km from the suburb of Banks.
Fire near Canberra at 'watch and act'A fire near Canberra in Namadgi National Park is about nine kilometres southwest of Tharwa village and 15km from the suburb of Banks.
'Too late to leave' for Canberra bushfirePeople in the ACT suburbs of Beard and Oaks Estate have been told it is too late to leave as a bushfire bears down on the NSW border.
Prisoners cook meals for firefighters battling summer blazesInmates at a prison in the Australian Capital Territory are cooking meals for bushfire responders continuing to fight Australia's blazes.
AFP raids home of former defence minister adviserAustralian federal police have raided the Canberra home of a former ministerial adviser.
'Our largest drug seizure ever': ACT police seize $144m of cocaineAustralian authorities have found 384 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of about $144 million concealed within an excavator.
ACT leader wants more territory senatorsACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr wants the number of senators for the ACT and Northern Territory increased to get a better hearing from the federal government.
ACT minister to resign over family reasonsACT government minister Meegan Fitzharris will resign from the Legislative Assembly in coming weeks to spend more time with her family.
ACT P-platers can't make hands-free callsThe Australian Capital Territory has gone a step beyond other jurisdictions and made it an offence for L and P-platers to use hands-free mobile phones.
No hands-free phone use for young driversThe Australian Capital Territory has gone a step beyond other jurisdictions and made it an offence for L and P-platers to use hands-free mobile phones.
Canberra road renamed after assault claimsCanberra's William Slim Drive is set to be renamed by the ACT government because its namesake has been accused of child sexual abuse.
Infrastructure spend shifts ACT to deficitACT chief minister Andrew Barr delivered a $89.1 million deficit budget on Tuesday, with big spending for infrastructure because federal Labor isn't in power.
Key points in the ACT budget for 2019/20The Australian Capital Territory government has handed down a deficit budget for 2019/20 but aims for surpluses in coming years.