The Canberra Raiders have made a statement about what they’re doing with star player Blake Ferguson as he awaits trial:
Canberra’s Blake Ferguson will be required to undertake an extensive alcohol management program during which time he will not be considered for selection.
The Raiders Board has determined the action today after the club met with [...]
Shane Rattenbury has gone out on the front foot to let it be known the Auditor-General thinks efforts to be seen to be doing something to improve the lot of homelessness in the ACT can be signed off on:
“The report found that there is significant difficulty in the agreed definition of homelessness, which makes it [...]
Katy Gallagher and Andrew Barr have the long awaited news that three new players are entering the Compulsory Third Party insurance market in the ACT:
Three insurers: AAMI, GIO and Apia (the Australian Pensioners Insurance Agency) have been granted licences to offer CTP insurance to ACT motorists. The licences will become effective on 1 July 2013. [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has announced a new scholarship recipient:
Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher, has presented the inaugural Peter Sharp Scholarship to first year Australian National University medical student Danielle Dries.
“I congratulate Danielle Dries on being selected to receive the inaugural Peter Sharp Scholarship and recognise her commitment to working with Indigenous communities [...]
As the nightmare of an Abbott Government looms ever larger on Canberra’s horizon the ABC has the unhelpful news that the cardigan set have seen their wages grow 5.8% over the last year:
The research by the Public Service Commission shows median wages grew 5.8 per cent last year.
The increase is nearly double the federal [...]
The Roar has the wonderful news that the ACT Brumbies have become the first Australian provincial side since Queensland in 1971 to beat the British and Irish Lions.
While the understrength Brumbies could only sub on ever greener players as the game went on the Lions brought more and more first choice players onto the pitch [...]
Kazza the Blank One has sent in some nice shots of the aftermath of today’s storm.
Got images of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email them in to email@example.com .
Danielle sent in a bunch including this top effort:
Anon gave us some very white ones including this:
Cassi’s added a set:
Here’s the full slideshow:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an aggravated robbery occurred inside the Tuggeranong Hyperdome Shopping Centre, Greenway yesterday afternoon (June 17).
Around 12.30pm a man entered a manchester store within the centre and started looking at items on display.
He was approached by a store employee who offered assistance. The man produced a small [...]
A source has sent through the pictures from today’s pro wind rally in Garema Place which has left Alan Jones campaigning against looking even more foolish than usual.
UPDATE: Twitter brings this:
Rally comparison. Ping .@Ha_Tanya @350Australia @SebHenbest @GetUp @DanJCass @beyondzeronews et al pic.twitter.com/rKx4K3iL00
— Ketan Joshi (@ArghJoshi) June 18, 2013
Justin Monfries is quite possibly, in my opinion, the worst human being in the Australian Capital Territory.
The ABC reports the car stealing, nurse killing, wife beating machete wielder has been sentenced to a long stretch in the big house:
The man who killed a woman in a hit and run accident outside Canberra Hospital has [...]
Andrew Leigh is celebrating the start of NBN work in the Belconnen area:
Construction has commenced to bring the NBN to hundreds of households in the Belconnen area, Member for Fraser, Andrew Leigh said today.
Andrew Leigh today welcomed the release of detailed maps by NBN Co, showing where construction of the National Broadband Network (NBN) [...]
Following yesterday’s Then and Now featuring the Commonwealth Bank; Westpac have been in touch with their own historic photos to remind you of their enduring presence in the region.
It seemed only fair to give them a run.
And so we have:
1) The first Westpac (then known as Bank of NSW) branch in Kingston, 1926
2) City branch, [...]
The irrepressible Konrad Lenz has posted this to facebook and given us permission to use it:
Bus stop, Northbourne Ave, night
The Register recently described instagram as “looking at the world through urine filled goggles” but I still liked this one enough to share.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it [...]
This has come in which will no doubt be quite exciting to literary bods:
The Trust Company, as Trustee of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, and the 2013 judges, will be announcing the 2013 Miles Franklin Literary Award Winner, tomorrow Wednesday 19 June 2013.
The Miles Franklin Literary Award is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious literary prize [...]
As half the pubs in town attempt to lure the touring Lions fans into their establishments Barton’s The RUC has made a surprising bid:
The ACT Rugby Union Club (the RUC) has decided to celebrate the Lions historic visit to Canberra by putting Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding and Wallaby on the menu.
English born Fraser [...]
Shorty’s is a thing I had not realised Civic was missing until Barcham and I went there for lunch today.
A nice little gastropub in Civic.
Occupying roughly the space that used to be Milk And Honey one enters from a door opposite Essen.
The decor is nice and wooden with some tasteful murals.
You sit where you like [...]
Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) wishes to advise the public that, weather permitting, a controlled burn will be conducted tomorrow, Tuesday 18 June 2013, at Kowen Forest. The burn area is approximately 118 hectares and consists of forest debris piles which may take up to a week to complete.
The SMH has word that Canberra Raiders star Blake Ferguson has got himself in more bother:
Police are investigating an incident at a nightclub in Sydney’s south involving NSW State of Origin winger Blake Ferguson.
No arrests have been made but police said they were investigating an incident involving the footballer at 2230 Restaurant and Bar in [...]
ACTION have published destails of the bus services to tomorrow night’s blockbuster game against the British and Irish Lions at Canberra Stadium.
Catching the bus beats the hell out of sitting in the car park for an hour after the game.
Plus you meet your fellow fans!
Meanwhile the Brumbies are taking a tough, but no doubt fair, [...]
We’re rolling right along with Historygeek’s Then and Now pictures.
Today we have the Commonwealth Bank’s building in Civic.
Here’s the story so far.
Andrew Barr is very excited by booming tourism numbers:
The number of people visiting the ACT for a holiday increased by 50 per cent in the March quarter of this year, coinciding with a big program of events in Canberra’s Centenary.
And in the year ending March 2013, domestic overnight visitors contributed $1.18 billion to the [...]
It’s a once in a lifetime chance for these Brumbies players to go down in history as the provincials who beat the mighty British and Irish Lions on tour.
The squad has been named:
Wallabies squad members Peter Kimlin and Scott Sio will join Canberra club star, Chris Cocca when the University of Canberra Brumbies take [...]
Foxsports has the happy news of another Raiders home win, this time over the Penrith Panthers:
Canberra fullback Reece Robinson starred in his side’s 24-12 NRL win over Penrith on Saturday, while his twin brother Travis had a night to forget.
Reece earned man-of-the-match with a try and several desperate runs out of his in-goal, while Travis [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 25-year-old man, after he fled from police last night (Saturday, June 15).
Around 7.45pm police were conducting routine patrols in Lyneham when they attempted to intercept a vehicle acting in a suspicious manner.
Police activated their emergency lights and sirens indicating for the driver to stop, however the driver continued without stopping.
The ANU is putting out word that a copper bust of Professor Frank Fenner has been unveiled at University House:
Master of University House, Professor Lawrence Cram said that the statue goes part of the way to honouring the Fenner’s commitment to the University community.
“One of Frank’s favourite places on campus was Fellow’s Garden, so [...]
ACT Policing has issued a warning regarding the dangers of entering or sleeping in dumpster bins following an incident earlier this morning (Saturday, June 15).
Around 4.40am Tuggeranong Patrol members responded to a report of a 15-year-old teenager trapped in the rear compactor of a commercial garbage truck.
The driver of the vehicle had emptied several large [...]
A 19-year-old man has been charged with aggravated robbery following a successful extradition from NSW by ACT Policing detectives yesterday (Friday, June 14).
Police will allege the man (who was 17 years of age at the time of the alleged offence) committed the aggravated robbery at the Gungahlin Lakes Golf Club on May 28, 2011.
The man, [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery of the IGA Supermarket in Nicholls early this morning (Saturday, June 15).
Around 7.45am, a man entered the IGA store armed with a firearm threatening staff and demanding cash.
The staff members complied, handing over a sum of cash before the offender left the store.
The offender is described [...]
The ABC has the sad news that our diabolically bad taxi service is suing the Government for trying to help disabled people get taxis:
Last year the government set up the centralised system to take bookings for and dispatch wheelchair accessible taxis.
Aerial Capital Group has asked the Federal Court to declare the laws putting the [...]
This just in from our friends at the ABC:
1. After September, how will Canberra fare with an incumbent or an incoming Government?
2. Paul Bongiorno loves the gallery; the portrait one.
3. Nursing Canberra – 100 years of stories [...]
Mat has tweeted at us:
@The_RiotACT A roo hit and did major damage to our car on Bramston Street, Fadden last night. #culltheroos in #canberra
— Mat Reid (@Real_Deal_Reid) June 13, 2013
@The_RiotACT my wife and 15 month old son were in the car at the time. #culltheroos #Canberra pic.twitter.com/HAjtxYB4C3
— Mat Reid (@Real_Deal_Reid) June 14, 2013
We prefer images [...]
Simon Corbell is celebrating a mere rise in electricity prices of 3.5% next year.
Canberrans will continue to have the cheapest electricity prices in Australia despite a modest rise in prices of 3.5% approved by the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, said today.
“Despite this increase, [...]