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Guns and ammunition seized in Fisher

By 29 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Guns and ammunition seized in Fisher

ACT Policing has seized a number of firearms along with ammunition following a warrant executed at a residence in Fisher yesterday (Thursday, May 28).
Acting on information received from the public, members from Woden General Duties executed the search warrant where a number of items were seized.
Those items included seven rifles, a revolver, a pistol, a [...]

Friday fun night tonight at Pizza Hut

By 29 May 2015
Friday fun night tonight at Pizza Hut

[ 29 May 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Pizza Hut stores across Canberra and Queanbeyan will tonight donate five per cent of sales between 6pm and 8pm to Communities@Work’s social programs. 

Make it a fun night for you and friends or family by grabbing a pizza for dinner.
Pizza Hut is proudly partnering with Communities@Work’s Social Programs, who provide food and essential items to those most vulnerable [...]

New ACT Fire & Rescue chief officer appointed

By 28 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch today announced the appointment of a new chief officer for ACT Fire & Rescue.
“I am pleased to announce that following an extensive national recruitment search Mark Brown AFSM has been selected as chief officer, ACT Fire & Rescue,” Ms Burch said.
“Mr Brown was selected following strong interest [...]

Have you seen Michael?

By 28 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Have you seen Michael?

Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating Michael, who left his Lyons home on Monday morning and has not been heard of or seen since, and has not been in contact with his family who are concerned for his welfare.
Michael is 69 years old, weighs 60kg, has a shaved head and is [...]

Hughes IGA robbed

By 28 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Hughes IGA robbed

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Hughes last Sunday night (24 May 2015).
About 7.45pm, two males both carrying large knives entered the Hughes IGA, threatened customers and staff and demanded cash and cigarettes.
The staff complied with the offenders’ demands and the men fled the store.
The offenders are both described [...]

Malcolm Turnbull opens new Canberra government cloud facility

By 27 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A new Canberra government cloud facility is expected to inject over $1 billion dollars into the local economy.
Joined by Minister Marise Payne and ACT Senator Zed Seselja, Canberra Data Centre’s new Fyshwick 1 facility was officially opened by Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
The data facility, which was purpose built for the federal public service, will reportedly save millions of taxpayer [...]

Aggravated robbery at Kaleen service station

By 26 May 2015
Aggravated robbery at Kaleen service station

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Caltex Service Station in Kaleen this morning (Monday, May 26).
Around 1.55am, a man carrying a green shopping bag entered the service station, produced a knife and pointed it towards the console operator making demands for cash.
The operator complied with the demands of [...]

Pine Island rabbit control begins today

By 25 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service has advised residents that a rabbit control program has commenced at Pine Island Reserve.
The program will involve the use of pindone poison and aluminium phosphide warren fumigation to control the rabbit population.  As such, residents are asked not to touch or interfere with poisoned carrots or caged bait stations.
Domestic animals [...]

Fisher growhouse bust

By 25 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Fisher growhouse bust

Two men will face court today (Monday, May 25) after they were arrested for using a residential house in Fisher for the hydroponic cultivation of a traffickable quantity of cannabis.
ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Team attended the premises late on Saturday afternoon (May 23) as the men were detected moving suspicious material from the house.
The men [...]

Fyshwick hit and run witness sought

By 22 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Fyshwick hit and run witness sought

ACT Policing is seeking a key witness to a collision in Fyshwick this afternoon.
A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle whose driver failed to stop and render assistance.
We are seeking the driver of a dark-coloured Holden Commodore ute. It is important to note that the driver of the pictured vehicle is being sought as a [...]

More cash for mowing in Canberra suburbs in next ACT Budget

By 22 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The 2015-16 ACT Budget will spruce up Canberra’s suburbs with a $7.75 million investment in more mowing and other maintenance, Chief Minister Andrew Barr has announced today.
From the media release:

Since becoming Chief Minister, I’ve been out from behind the Treasurer’s desk listening to what Canberrans want and we all agree we want the look of our [...]

Majura Parkway opens, southbound, to Fairbairn Avenue

By 21 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Today Canberra motorists will benefit from another section of Majura Parkway opening with the southbound section of road to Fairbairn Avenue opened this afternoon.
“The southbound section of the Majura Parkway opened to traffic between the
Federal Highway and Fairbairn Avenue this afternoon,” Tony Gill, Director, Roads ACT said today.
“This follows the opening of the northbound section [...]

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival returns to Canberra + Giveaway

By 20 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Human Rights Arts and Film Festival returns to Canberra + Giveaway

[ 22 May 2015 to 25 May 2015. ]
Seeking to move and actively engage audiences on human rights issues, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) will return to Canberra as part of its national tour this year with an impressive line up of film highlights from its festival program.

The Festival will open in Canberra on 22 May with Australian documentary I [...]

Corbell calls for more federal funding for ACT’s community legal centres

By 20 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A letter from the majority of state and territory attorneys-general has called on the Federal Government to better fund community legal centres.
The letter to Commonwealth Attorney-General George Brandis was signed by attorneys-general from the ACT, NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania.
ACT Attorney-General Simon Corbell said Legal Aid and community legal centres have been dealt [...]

Teen charged with drug trafficking

By 19 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Teen charged with drug trafficking

ACT Policing has charged a 17-year-old teenager with drug trafficking offences after executing a search warrant at a residence in Higgins today (Tuesday, May 19).
Around 7.15am, Criminal Investigations officers from the Crime Targeting Team executed the warrant after a lengthy investigation into the use of the internet to order illicit drugs online.
During the execution of [...]

Aubergine makes AFR Top 100 Restaurant list

By 19 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A big congratulations to Aubergine in Griffith, the only Canberra restaurant to have made it into The Australian Financial Review’s list of top 100 restaurants for 2015.
With 23 Canberra restaurants – including Italian and Sons, Monster Kitchen and Bar, Lilotang and Malamay – making the initial top 500 list, we can’t help but feel there are plenty [...]

Funding boost to tackle ice addiction in the ACT

By 19 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Drug treatment and support services in the ACT will receive an $800,000 funding boost from the ACT Government to address ice addiction, Minister for Health Simon Corbell has announced today.
From the media release:
Minister for Health Simon Corbell today announced an $800,000 funding boost that will see drug treatment and support services funding reach record levels [...]

ACT road black spots to be fixed

By 19 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Road works to fix some of the ACT’s black spots are set to be completed over the coming months. Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja and Minister for Roads and Parking Mick Gentleman announced the upgrades in a media release issued this morning:
Safety will be improved across ACT roads with road works starting soon at a [...]

Book launch – Turning Point by Don Aitkin

By 19 May 2015
Book launch - Turning Point by Don Aitkin

[ 27 May 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Please join us for the launch of Turning Point by Don Aitkin. The book will be launched by Professor Satendra Nandan.
In 1977, Angus & Robertson, then the grandfather of Australian publishers, brought out a novel by a young professor at Macquarie University, Don Aitkin, well known as a political scientist, an election-night and political commentator [...]

Witnesses sought to assault at Academy nightclub

By 18 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought to assault at Academy nightclub

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault that occurred in a nightclub on Sunday morning (17 May).
About 2.45am the 18-year-old victim was sitting on a lounge, near the bar, within the Academy nightclub, when he was approached by a man. The man struck up a conversation and then without provocation, turned on the victim, [...]

Have your say on Canberra’s taxi industry

By 18 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Have your say on Canberra's taxi industry

Canberrans are invited to have their say on Canberra’s taxi industry, Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Minister Shane Rattenbury have announced over the weekend.
From the media release:
Minister Shane Rattenbury and I invite Canberrans to share their views on the ACT taxi industry and how new technologies and business models can better serve the ACT.
The taxi [...]

Aggravated burglary in Kambah

By 18 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Aggravated burglary in Kambah

ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at a home in Ashby Circuit, Kambah, early yesterday morning (Sunday, 17 May).
Around 12:05am, the victim was home alone, when two men, armed with wooden poles, forced entry into his home and made demands for cash and property.
After the victim refused the demands, the two men [...]

Police investigate assault in Kambah

By 17 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police investigate assault in Kambah

Police are calling for witnesses who may have seen an assault take place at the Caltex Service Station on O’Halloran Circuit, Kambah last night (Saturday, 16 May).
Between 8:30pm and 8:50pm, a man was refuelling his car when approached by two men. One of the men punched the man causing facial injuries.
The two men then fled [...]

Nicole Feely new ACT Health Director General

By 15 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Lead Partner for Health at KPMG Canberra and former chief executive of South Metropolitan Health (Western Australia) and St Vincent’s Health (Victoria), Ms Nicole Feely, will be the next ACT Health Director General, Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Minister for Health Simon Corbell announced today.
“I am very happy to announce that Ms Feely will be [...]

Boy, 12, missing from Belconnen area

By 15 May 2015
Boy, 12, missing from Belconnen area

UPDATE: ACT Policing says the boy has been located safe and well (11.30am Friday 15 May).
ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate a 12-year-old boy, missing since yesterday evening (Thursday, May 14).
The North-side boy did not return home from school yesterday and was last seen at 8.30pm yesterday in Belconnen, at the traffic lights [...]

Car crashes into IP Australia building

By 14 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Car crashes into IP Australia building

ACT Fire and Rescue is on scene at IP Australia in Woden after a vehicle smashed into the building.
The building has sustained some minor structural damage. Four windows have also been destroyed.
ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are also on scene. No injuries to the driver however one bystander has been treated for anxiety.

(Photo credit: Nick [...]

Free workshops at Tuggeranong Arts Centre

By 14 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Free workshops at Tuggeranong Arts Centre

[ 16 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; 23 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; 30 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; 6 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; 13 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; 20 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; 27 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; ]

For the first time in its 15-year history, Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s Messengers program is offering free Saturday workshops for young people (aged 13 to 18).

From Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s media release:

Artists Houl, Smalls, Polly and Sayan & Libby team up to present Bringing the Streets to Tuggeranong Arts Centre on Saturday afternoons in May and June.

The [...]

New award categories for 2015 Telstra Business Women’s Awards

By 13 May 2015
New award categories for 2015 Telstra Business Women's Awards

The Telstra Business Women’s Awards will this year introduce three new award categories that focus on entrepreneurial and socially minded women. 
From Telstra’s media release:
New awards categories including, Start-Up, Entrepreneur and For Purpose and Social Enterprise have been added to the 2015 Telstra Business Women’s Awards, recognising that brilliant business women come from across all sectors [...]

Police responding to incident and house fire in Red Hill

By 12 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police responding to incident and house fire in Red Hill

Around 9:40am this morning, ACT Policing responded to an incident in La Perouse Street, Red Hill.
Police were called to attend the house after reports of a disturbance and a house fire. ACT Fire & Rescue attended the location to extinguish a fire.
Two people, a woman and young child have been conveyed to hospital with critical [...]

Interim domestic violence order to better protect victims

By 12 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The government will introduce amendments to interim domestic violence orders and change the definition of family violence to ensure victims receive greater support, Attorney-General Simon Corbell announced last night.
Speaking at the launch of Law Week 2015, Mr Corbell said the changes were part of the government’s major legislative reform program to respond to the outcomes [...]

Break and enter at Detect A Den Fyshwick

By 11 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Break and enter at Detect A Den Fyshwick

Thieves have allegedly stolen over $10,000 worth of metal detecting equipment from metal detector and prospecting store Detect A Den overnight.
At least two men gained entry to the Townsville Street business at around 2.40am on Monday morning (11 May 2015) by smashing a window. Security footage has been handed to police.
Detect A Den owner Terry Lemon says [...]

ActewAGL jobs to be slashed after budget cuts

By 8 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberra-based utility provider ActewAGL has today announced that as many as 83 jobs will be cut as the result of a 36 per cent cut to its operating budget.
From ActewAGL’s media release:
ActewAGL has announced how many job losses are proposed as a result of the AER’s final decision on the ACT’s electricity distribution network for the period [...]

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