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Man and teen to face court over Scullin burglary

By 31 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Man and teen to face court over Scullin burglary

ACT Policing apprehended a 27-year-old man from Queanbeyan and 14-year old teen from Florey, for burglary on a house in Scullin on Saturday (29 August).
About 2pm, the two alleged offenders entered the rear yard of a residence in Ross Smith Crescent and forced entry through a side sliding door.
A short time later, the owner came [...]

Have you seen these antique books?

By 28 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Have you seen these antique books?

On Wednesday 5 August, ACT Policing commenced an investigation into a burglary in Dickson. Amongst stolen items of property, there were three antique books which were located in a safe.The books are very distinctive atlases and they are potentially the last in circulation. The offender may be oblivious to their worth and they may have [...]

Bolt in for a fascinating experience!

By 27 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Bolt in for a fascinating experience!

Offering more than just horse racing, Thoroughbred Park has again raised the bar for corporate entertainment, function space and classy race day ideas. It’s definitely more than just a racecourse.
1. Distinctive, unique function spaces
Six distinctive light filled rooms, floor to ceiling windows with block out blinds and an upgraded sound system.  Perfect for your small conference [...]

Stolen goods worth $300,000 seized in Phillip

By 26 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Stolen goods worth $300,000 seized in Phillip

ACT Policing executed two search warrants yesterday (Tuesday, 25 August 2015) at a residence in Chisholm and business in Phillip.
About 8.00am, members of the Criminal Investigations Crime Targeting Team executed two section 187 Drugs of Dependence Act 1989 search warrants after information was received from the public.
A male person of interest was present at the [...]

Burned kitten update: Two people to be prosecuted

By 25 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Burned kitten update: Two people to be prosecuted

Yesterday, RSPCA ACT Inspectors asked the public for help on another horrific case involving a severely burned kitten that was dumped at the Weston shelter last Thursday night.
RSPCA ACT can now confirm that briefs of evidence against two people are being compiled to be submitted to DPP for prosecution in relation to this case.
Chief Executive [...]

Pop-up cabinet in Woden

By 25 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Pop-up cabinet in Woden

[ 2 September 2015 at 9:00 am; 3 September 2015 at 9:00 am; ]

Meet your local ministers and have your say on local issues at the ACT Government’s pop-up cabinet in Woden next week.

The Woden pop-up cabinet is the first of several that will take place at town centres across Canberra in coming months.

In addition to the pop-up cabinet, there will also be opportunities to engage with ministers [...]

AAMI and GIO CTP insurance premiums to decrease from 17 September

By 24 August 2015

The ACT Compulsory Third-Party (CTP) Insurance Regulator today announced that CTP insurance premiums charged by Suncorp Insurance for its AAMI and GIO brands will decrease from 17 September 2015 for a number of ACT motor vehicles.
Premiums for AAMI Insurance will decline significantly, with a family car premium falling by $25.00 to $565.00 from $590.00, equivalent [...]

RSPCA appeals to public for information on severely burned kitten

By 24 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
RSPCA appeals to public for information on severely burned kitten

RSPCA ACT Inspectors are asking the public for help on another horrific case involving a severely burned kitten.
At approximately 6:04pm on Thursday night someone left a severely burned kitten outside a door at the RSPCA ACT shelter. The kitten was left in a red milk crate which had a pillow in it. A towel was [...]

Buried shotgun found in Kambah

By 24 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Buried shotgun found in Kambah

ACT Policing is investigating the discovery of a shotgun found in Kambah yesterday, (Sunday 23 August).
About 11.45am, police were notified of the shotgun by an elderly man who was walking his dog along Kambah Pool Road. The shotgun was wrapped in three plastic bags and partly buried in a shallow trench about 30 metres into [...]

Wanniassa Red Rooster robbed at gunpoint

By 21 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Wanniassa Red Rooster robbed at gunpoint

ACT Policing Criminal Investigation detectives are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred in Wanniassa yesterday evening (Thursday, 20 August 2015).
Around 8.10pm three men entered Red Rooster on the corner of Langdon Avenue and Rylah Crescent, Wanniassa armed with a shortened rifle, a knife and a metal bar.
During the robbery the three men made a number [...]

Boost your business skills with an executive MBA from QUT

By 20 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Boost your business skills with an executive MBA from QUT

Intensifying challenges in Canberra require leaders to pick up their pace.
True leaders don’t walk the corridors of power – they stride.
The nation’s capital is where pivotal decisions are made, and it’s an ever-changing, high-pressure environment many aspire to being part of. It’s inspiring, exciting and can be extremely rewarding.
However, to be considered a serious player, [...]

Canberra’s top 10 restaurants for 2015 revealed

By 20 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Canberra's top 10 restaurants for 2015 revealed

The ACT’s top 10 restaurants have been unveiled at The Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards held last night in Sydney. The ACT results are:

Monster
Aubergine
Eightysix
Temporada
Italian & Sons
 Farmhouse Restaurant at Pialligo Estate
Capitol Bar & Grill
Akiba
Sage
Ottoman Cuisine

Monster (79) and Aubergine (91) also featured in the top 100 restaurants nationally.
“The overall standard in this country, whether it’s in cafés, bars, casual eateries [...]

Sewing machine lessons in Canberra?

By 20 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Sewing machine lessons in Canberra?

A reader asks:
My daughter has recently inherited an old Janome sewing machine. Can anyone suggest somewhere she can learn to use the sewing machine? There used to be a place a Phillip where you could take your machine and learn the basics. Does this still exist?

Goulburn jail escapee found and charged

By 19 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Goulburn jail escapee found and charged

An alleged escapee from a correctional centre in Goulburn has been charged and will appear in court today.
Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 18 August 2015), a 28-year-old man allegedly escaped from the correctional centre in Goulburn, and was last seen in the vicinity of the centre about 12.50pm.
Officers attached to The Hume Local Area Command commenced an [...]

Maximum security inmate escapes Goulburn jail

By 18 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Maximum security inmate escapes Goulburn jail

NSW Police Force is appealing for public assistance to locate a man who escaped from Goulburn Correctional Centre today.
Stephen Jamieson, 28, was last seen in the vicinity of Goulburn Correctional Centre about 12.50pm (Tuesday 18 August 2015).
He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 177cm tall, of thin build with a fair complexion and brown [...]

Canberra’s Seeing Machines wins BRW most innovative medium company award

By 18 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Canberra's Seeing Machines wins BRW most innovative medium company award

Canberra founded and headquartered Seeing Machines has won BRW’s most innovative medium company award for 2015.
Seeing Machines, which was the only ACT company to make this year’s BRW most innovative list, specialises in technology that monitors drivers’ attention and alertness levels.
Over the past nine months Seeing Machines has focused on bringing the world’s first fleet-specific [...]

Owen Campbell to headline Art for Charity

By 18 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Owen Campbell to headline Art for Charity

[ 22 August 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Born in Canberra but toured internationally, Owen Campbell returns with a diverse range of artists to give shelter to orphans in Indonesia.

Art for Charity is an arts and music event hosted at Canberra’s Polish Club this weekend. It covers a broad spectrum of art ranging from poetry to blues, and techno to short documentary films, [...]

Tailored Accounts wins Australian Business Award for Enterprise

By 17 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Tailored Accounts wins Australian Business Award for Enterprise

Canberra bookkeeping and back office accounting firm Tailored Accounts has won the 2015 Australian Business Award for Enterprise.
The award recognises organisations that have achieved outstanding success while undertaking bold new ventures.
Tailored Accounts founder and executive director Harry Hoang (pictured above) says the business was recognised for its innovative use of cloud technologies.
“I saw the potential [...]

How much you need to earn to buy property in Canberra

By 17 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
How much you need to earn to buy property in Canberra

If you want to buy the median-priced home in Canberra’s most expensive suburb for 2014, you’ll need an annual salary of $116,500.
(The suburb is Griffith, and the median house price is $1.005 million.)
New research by real estate agent comparison service Which Real Estate Agent has revealed how much you need to earn to buy [...]

Local film lovers take over Canberra Film Festival

By 16 August 2015
Local film lovers take over Canberra Film Festival

[ 5 November 2015 to 15 November 2015. ]
The Canberra International Film Festival returns to Canberra in November with grassroots focus on films hand-picked by local experts. It also has a new home at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
From the media release:

The festival will be curated by volunteer film enthusiasts who specialise in local, Indigenous, Asian, education and documentary genres, [...]

Child located after Belconnen abduction

By 14 August 2015
Child located after Belconnen abduction

ACT Policing would like to thank NSW Police Force and the community for their assistance in locating an 18-month-old girl who was abducted yesterday afternoon from a house in Belconnen.
After an extensive police operation during which ACT Policing worked closely with the NSW Police Force, the child was located by NSW Police about 9.15am this morning in [...]

Witnesses sought to alleged abduction in Belconnen

By 13 August 2015
Witnesses sought to alleged abduction in Belconnen

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following the alleged abduction of an 18-month-old girl in Belconnen this afternoon (Thursday, 13 August).
About 12.35pm, ACT Policing received a report that a man entered the Barnados Care House in Belconnen armed with a knife and possible imitation firearm and abducted the child.
The mother of the child; 18-year-old, Melinda Kringle, [...]

Latham Handy Mart robbed overnight

By 11 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Latham Handy Mart robbed overnight

Detectives are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred in Latham last night (Monday, 10 August 2015).
Around 7:15pm, a man entered the Latham Handy Mart on Wanliss Street, Latham and produced what appeared to be a small firearm while making demands for cash.
The employee complied with the demands and the man fled the store with the [...]

And the 2015 REIACT Award winners are…

By 10 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
And the 2015 REIACT Award winners are...

Independent Property Group has taken out the Large Residential Agency award for the third consecutive year at Saturday’s REIACT Awards for Excellence.
Other winners included Ray White Tuggeranong (Medium Residential Agency of the Year) and Maria Selleck Properties (Small Residential Agency of the Year).
From the media release:
The 2015 REIACT Awards for Excellence were celebrated on Saturday [...]

5 aggravated burglaries in 5 hours in Canberra’s north

By 7 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
5 aggravated burglaries in 5 hours in Canberra's north

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to five aggravated burglaries in Weetangera, Hawker and Aranda on Saturday morning (1 August).
Between the hours of 2am and 6.30am, offenders entered five homes across McLachlan Crescent in Weetangera, Elsey Street and Anningie Place in Hawker and Noala Street in Aranda and stole property while the occupants were at home.
Property [...]

Alleged Comanchero arrested for March shooting

By 7 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Alleged Comanchero arrested for March shooting

ACT Policing Detectives from Taskforce Nemesis (Gangs Taskforce) arrested a 22-year-old Ngunnawal man yesterday (6 August), in relation to the shooting of a 36-year-old man earlier this year (12 March).
The arrest follows the seizure of a shotgun located during a search warrant executed on a residence in Ngunnawal (24 April). The warrant was conducted subsequent [...]

Have your say on managing exotic plants and animals in the ACT

By 6 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Have your say on managing exotic plants and animals in the ACT

The ACT Government wants your feedback on the draft ACT biosecurity strategy, which outlines the management of exotic plants and animals, as well as diseases which affect both plants and animals.
From the media release:
Outline of the draft ACT Biosecurity Strategy
The draft strategy outlines the ACT’s approach to protecting our local environment, agribusiness and the community [...]

Loaded gun, drugs seized in Kaleen

By 6 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Loaded gun, drugs seized in Kaleen

ACT Policing seized a loaded firearm during a warrant in Kaleen yesterday (Wednesday, 5 August 2015).
About 10.20am Members from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Team, conducted a search warrant under section 187 of the Drugs of Dependence Act 1989.
During the execution of the warrant, police seized a loaded .32 calibre revolver, a Harley Davidson motorcycle and [...]

Project Safe Plate back this weekend

By 5 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Project Safe Plate back this weekend

[ 8 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

If you didn’t get your number plates fitted with tamper proof screws back in June, now is your chance.

ACT Policing has today announced that officers will be on hand to fit number plates with tamper-proof screws on the corner of Matilda and Callam Streets in Phillip this Saturday 8 August between 10am and 4pm.

Constable Kenny [...]

Fyshwick Mail Centre quarantined due to unidentified substance

By 3 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

More than 100 people have been quarantined at the Fyshwick Mail Centre on Canberra Avenue, after an unknown substance was found in a package.
The building and staff have been isolated. Five people have possibly been exposed to the unknown substance but are showing no signs of ill health.
ACT Fire & Rescue crews are on the scene.
 

Belconnen Soccer Club robbed at gunpoint

By 3 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Belconnen Soccer Club robbed at gunpoint

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery of the Belconnen Soccer Club in McKellar late Saturday night (1 August 2015).
About 11.07pm, a single male offender entered the club armed with a small handgun. Five patrons were exiting the club when the offender entered and rushed past them to the front counter.
The offender immediately [...]

Friday fun night tonight at Pizza Hut

By 31 July 2015
Friday fun night tonight at Pizza Hut

[ 31 July 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 [...]

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