Katie Burgess, Canberra Times

Katie Burgess

Canberra Times

Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Past articles by Katie:

National cabinet adopts coronavirus pre-flight testing, masks on planes

There will also be no change to the incoming flight caps. → Read More

Let us help with vaccine rollout, councils urge

"There's no one else who has public spaces in every corner of the nation," Australian Local Government Association president Linda Scott said. → Read More

National cabinet to consider new rules for international travellers

National cabinet will consider heightened restrictions for Australians returning from overseas at a special meeting on Friday. → Read More

Australian coronavirus vaccine rollout to start February: Scott Morrison

The Australian COVID-19 vaccine rollout is expected to begin in February with hopes 80,000 Australians a week will receive the shot. → Read More

ACT border confusion forces residents into 30 kilometre detour to Bungendore

Queanbeyan-Palerang Council was left in the dark about the ACT's decision to bring in border checks and close a popular thoroughfare to Queanbeyan. → Read More

It's not just the APS taking fewer sickies

Compiling a case for another bush push based on the number of sickies not taken is inherently flawed. But there are lessons we can learn from the pandemic year. → Read More

Hope amid horror: the legacy of the New Year's Eve fires

The days and weeks of terror left an indelible mark on Australians. → Read More

How one of the most extraordinary years of our lives unfolded

2020 has been one of the most extraordinary years of our lives. Here's how it unfolded. → Read More

Prime Minister Scott Morrison set to spend Christmas 2020 at The Lodge with his family

Prime Minister Scott Morrison - the man who famously weaponised the term "the Canberra bubble" - is about to spend Christmas at The Lodge with his family. → Read More

Where Canberrans can and can't go as NSW coronavirus cluster grows

The ACT has enforced quarantine measures for anyone returning from Greater Sydney as the Northern Beaches cluster grows. → Read More

Electricity prices to fall everywhere in Australia ... except the ACT

The average annual bill in the ACT was set to rise from $1967 in 2019-20 to $2011 in 2022-23. → Read More

Coronavirus: ACT enforces quarantine for people travelling from Sydney

People entering the ACT from Sydney and its surrounding regions will have to quarantine from 11.59pm tonight. → Read More

ACT jobless rate increases: ABS

Meanwhile, the territory again tops the country in workforce participation. → Read More

WWF Australia, Conservation International use AI to track wildlife recovering from Black Summer fires

Australians are being urged to send in sensor camera footage to train artificial intelligence to recognise Australian native animals. → Read More

Funding shake-up for environmental science

However the Coalition government says four new environmental science hubs will have a threatened species "lens". → Read More

Threatened Species Recovery Hub funding discontinued

However the Coalition government says four new environmental science hubs will have a threatened species "lens". → Read More

'Thank goodness for the states': COVID committee finds early failings in pandemic response

A parliamentary inquiry has found shortcomings in the Morrison government's early response to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Jacinda block: Plea to New Zealand PM to help Murrumbateman dancer achieve his dream

For 11 years, Murrumbateman's Angus Phillips-Higham has been working towards his dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer. Now his dream is in sight - but there's a COVID catch. → Read More

New inquiry set up into changes in Australian public service

A new Senate inquiry will probe the use of contractors in the Australian public service, while a wider investigation into privatisation was shut down. → Read More

Auditor-General flags need for audit office to move out of PM&C

Australian Auditor-General Grant Hehir has floated the idea of his office being a parliamentary department, saying being part of the government could pose an "independence risk". → Read More