Barry Leddicoat

Ratepayers hit with 10% rise to cover deficit forecasts

RATEPAYERS in the nation's capital will be hit with a 10% rate rise as the territory government seeks to cut down three years of deficits forecast.

The Australian Capital Territory Government handed down its budget on Tuesday, showing similar economic constraints as Queensland.

But it will be the Abbott government's cuts of 16,500 public servants that will have the biggest effect on Canberra's economy; one less thing the Sunshine State needs to worry about.

ACT Treasurer Andrew Barr said the Federal Government's budget cuts took about $100 million from the territory's coffers, with a surplus not expected until 2016-17.


Four hospitalised after multi-car crash near Wivenhoe Dam

Premium Content Four hospitalised after multi-car crash near Wivenhoe Dam

Paramedics assessed a total of six patients at the scene.

Best of Gatton and Lockyer: Nominate the Best Cafe now

Best of Gatton and Lockyer: Nominate the Best Cafe now

Who makes the best coffee or breakfast in Gatton, Lockyer and Brisbane Valley?...

‘Special guy’: Family mourns loss of beloved chiropractor

Premium Content ‘Special guy’: Family mourns loss of beloved chiropractor

Gary Migotto passed away earlier this month at the age of 54