Lucy Bladen, Canberra Times

Lucy Bladen

Canberra Times

Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Past articles by Lucy:

More dual occupancies could be allowed in low density areas, Ben Ponton and Mick Gentleman say

The government is also hopeful the new planning system will encourage people to build smaller houses. → Read More

ACT government accused of not consulting with elected body on Voice motion

Andrew Barr moved a motion about the Voice in the Assembly. → Read More

ACT government voluntary assisted dying consultation to consider role of senior nurses

A key part of consultation is the role health care providers will play in any scheme. → Read More

Shane Rattenbury has pushed the ACT government to fly flags at half-mast on Australia Day

The government has said protocol would prevent this from happening. → Read More

Rachel Stephen-Smith announces the ACT pill testing site will be extended until August

Early reports show one in five people chose not to use a drug after having it tested. → Read More

ACT government told in 2013 lowering Parkes Way would create 25 urban blocks

The "remaking" of Parkes Way was described as "a new start for central Canberra". → Read More

ACT records 1436 cases as infections fall over Christmas period

COVID cases in Canberra dropped over the Christmas period after ACT Health revealed there were 1436 cases reported in the past week. Lucy Bladen has been a journalist at The Canberra Times since 2019. She is an ACT politics and health reporter. Email: → Read More

Canberra house values declined 4.9 per cent in 2022, Corelogic home value index reveals

The median house value for Canberra is sitting at $961,636. → Read More

Government reveals 700 nurses left Canberra's public health system in 2021-22

However, there was an overall increase in the number of nurses and midwives. → Read More

ACT government won't release information about light rail costs after Liberals confirm opposition

The Liberals have claimed it could cost $3 billion to build light rail to Woden. → Read More

Andrew Barr says ACT to introduce voluntary assisted dying laws in 2023

Senators voted to overturn a 25-year ban preventing the ACT and Northern Territory from legislating on voluntary assisted... → Read More

Committee finds one breach of privilege following stop-work notice on ACT Legislative Assembly

The notice sparked a constitutional stand-off. → Read More

Shane Rattenbury to introduce legislation on rental laws to ban no-cause evictions

The ban on no-cause evictions would mean landlords would need a valid reason to evict a tenant. → Read More

Mick Gentleman and ACT government fail to acknowledge seriousness of report into Canberra's jail

There was absolutely no acknowledgement of how bad the findings were. → Read More

ANMF ACT secretary Matthew Daniel said union's membership in cultural reform group was 'untenable'

A major review into culture reform is expected to be released imminently. → Read More

Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury introduces laws to make display of Nazi symbols a crime

People who display the symbol could face a $19,200 fine or one year in prison. → Read More

Canberra Liberals Leanne Castley to call on ACT government to develop men's health plan

The opposition will call for a 10-year men's health plan. → Read More

Labor backbencher Michael Pettersson threatens to introduce private members' bill on ACT property developer licensing

A Labor backbencher has threatened to introduce his own bill for a licensing scheme. → Read More

ACT Labor election promise to increase endoscopy procedures by 5000 by 2023 unlikely to be reached

Only half the promised funding has been allocated. → Read More

COVID cases in the ACT increase by 20 per cent

But it is not known how many people are in Canberra hospitals due to the virus. → Read More