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Inmates are in prison for a reason

By 3 May 2016
Alexander Maconochie Centre

Prison reform has returned to Canberra and we are advised indigenous detainees at the Alexander Maconochie Centre has risen to 27 percent of our prison population – up from a...

Document ‘drafted by the devil’? Hardly.

By 2 May 2016 10
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I noticed recently how Jeremy Hanson, for the time being the Leader of the Opposition in the ACT likes to talk about the Government/Unions Memorandum of Understanding as though...

Marc Urlich, 43, pleads not guilty to accessory to murder charges

By 2 May 2016
Andrew Carville

A man who shares the same surname as the man accused of murdering Andrew Carville last November has pleaded not guilty in court this morning to charges he was an accessory to t...

Capital Kitchen: Pumpkin and leek soup with cloves

By 1 May 2016 3
Pumpkin soup

With the 13th Collector Village Pumpkin Festival underway, I thought I’d get into the spirit and share a pumpkin soup recipe with you all. It would make the perfect lunch or ...

Police seek witnesses to ram raid in Calwell

By 29 April 2016
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Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary at the Calwell Shopping Centre early on Friday. Officers attended the Calwell Shopping Centre at about 5.45am after ...

Smart parking trial begins in Manuka

By 29 April 2016 8
Andrew Barr launching smart parking at Manuka.

Smart parking technology has been introduced in the busy retail precinct of Manuka. The 12-month trial is designed to help ease traffic congestion and travel time by using r...

Mariners and Phoenix to clash in Canberra

By 29 April 2016 1
Wellington mayor and Andrew Barr (2)

Canberra will host an A-League match between Central Coast Mariners and Wellington Phoenix later this year. The clash at GIO Stadium is likely to take place in November in...

Police welcome 20 new officers to ranks

By 29 April 2016
ACT police graduates

ACT Policing has welcomed 20 new officers to its ranks following an attestation ceremony at the Australian Federal Police headquarters in Barton on Friday. In the first atte...

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#BringThemHere snap protest in Braddon today

By 29 April 2016 13
Gillian Triggs

An unaffiliated group of Canberra citizens has organized a snap action protest at 12.30pm today outside the Department of Immigration & Border Protection in Braddon to call on th...

ACT to target 100% renewable power by 2020

By 29 April 2016 43
Simon Corbell

The ACT will target 100% renewable energy use by 2020, five years earlier than previously announced, cementing its position as a world leader in the commitment to renewables. ...

Giralang man, 20, arrested over carjacking attempt, hold-ups at Melba

By 29 April 2016
Police wrap

ACT Policing arrested a 20-year-old man from Giralang yesterday for several offences that occurred in Melba late last year including an attempted car-jacking. About 8am on W...

Man extradited to NSW over alleged murder of partner

By 28 April 2016
ACT Magistrates Court

The man accused of bashing to death his former partner at Bundeena in Sydney’s south on the weekend has been extradited from Canberra to NSW. Stephen James Boyd, 51, appe...

Isabella Plains man pleads guilty to bashing dogs

By 28 April 2016 1
dog cruelty

An Isabella Plains man has received a suspended one-month prison sentence and been banned from owning animals for 10 years after pleading guilty to abusing and failing to prov...

Milan Urlich, 28, charged with Carville murder

By 28 April 2016
Milan Urlich

Milan Urlich, 28, of Kaleen has been remanded in custody this morning after being charged with the murder of Evatt man Andrew Carville in November and the disposal of the 52-ye...

Top six things to do in Canberra this weekend (29 April-1 May)

By 28 April 2016
Mt Stromlo Observatory

In his poem The Man From Snowy River, Banjo Paterson wrote of a place where "the white stars fairly blaze at midnight in the cold and frosty sky". On Friday, Mount Stromlo Observat...

First Look: Molto Italian

By 28 April 2016 1
Bartender at Molto

“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore,” crooned Dean Martin.  And there is something about dining in a decent Italian restaurant that captures you...

UC sub-acute hospital to deliver super service

By 28 April 2016 7
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About twelve months ago, my daughter developed swelling and redness in one of her eyes. We were lucky enough to get an appointment with our local GP the same day, but were shoc...

Kaleen man, 28, to face murder charge in Carville case

By 27 April 2016
Andrew Carville

A 28-year-old Kaleen man will face court tomorrow morning charged with the murder of 52-year-old Evatt man Andrew Carville last November. The man was arrested this afterno...

Grass fires extinguished in Acton

By 27 April 2016
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Fire services extinguished grass fires in Acton on Wednesday. Twelve units from ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service worked with ACT Parks to control the fir...

Burns today at Hall, Fadden and at Red Hill tomorrow

By 27 April 2016 6
A controlled burn

Prescribed burns will take place at Mount Wanniassa and near Hall Cemetery today and at Canberra Nature Park, Red Hill, tomorrow, weather permitting, according to ACT Parks and...

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