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Witnesses sought to collision in Kambah

By 24 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought to collision in Kambah

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision which occurred in Kambah on Saturday (22 November) involving a motorcycle and bicycle.
About 8:30pm a cyclist was riding in a northerly direction on the bike path located behind the sports centre on Jenke Circuit, Kambah when he collided head on with a motorcycle travelling south on the [...]

Record nominations for Inclusion Awards

By 24 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A record number of people and businesses have been nominated in this year’s Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards, which recognise the contributions made to welcome, encourage and support people with disability in our community.
This year 79 nominations were received across four categories for a range of people, businesses and organisations, including healthcare provider Aspen Medical, local [...]

New laws to protect privacy

By 24 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberrans will be better protected from unlawful voyeuristic behaviour by new legislation to be introduced into the Legislative Assembly this week, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said today.
The Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 will strengthen prohibitions on indecent behaviour using cameras or other technology. It was one of a range of changes which will provide greater protection [...]

Banks support ‘Mr Fluffy’ homeowners

By 24 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Banks support ‘Mr Fluffy’ homeowners

Five key banks have already offered their support for ‘Mr Fluffy’ homeowners ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announced today.
Members Equity Bank, Beyond Bank, National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank and Teachers Mutual Bank are among the first banks to advise the ACT Government they will be providing a compassionate response to homeowners impacted by loose fill [...]

Suspicious house fire in Narrabundah

By 24 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Suspicious house fire in Narrabundah

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious house fire in Narrabundah that was lit in the early hours of this morning (24 November).
About 2.25am police were called to Warramoo Street, were the fire had already been extinguished by ACT Fire and Rescue and the house deemed safe.
It appeared the fire was deliberately lit with an accelerant [...]

Cancellation of tomorrow’s Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon

By 22 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Government wishes to advise of the cancellation of the Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon which was scheduled to take place tomorrow, Sunday 23 November 2014.
The event has been cancelled for safety reasons, with a high probability that a total fire ban will be declared for tomorrow, and the subsequent closure to the public of all [...]

Hot air balloon stuck in light fitting

By 22 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Firefighters are helping to untangle a hot air balloon that is suspended in a light fitting at the Aranda District Playing Fields.
Sixteen people were in the basket at the time of the crash.
ACT Ambulance Service said nobody was injured.
(ESA Media Release)

Witnesses sought to collision in Franklin

By 22 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
 Witnesses sought to collision in Franklin

ACT Policing is appealing for any witnesses to a single vehicle collision that occurred on Friday, November 7, in Franklin.
About 3pm, a blue Holden Astra was driving northbound along Gungahlin Drive, between Wells Station Road and Kosciusko Avenue, when it crossed to the other side of the road and came to a stop on the [...]

Awards for rising school sports stars

By 21 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Awards for rising school sports stars

An Australian footballer from St Clare’s College, an orienteer from Kaleen Primary School and a golfer from Burgmann College are among 10 ACT school students to receive 2014 School Sport ACT Excellence in Sport Awards today.
Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch presented the students with their awards at a ceremony in the Legislative Assembly [...]

New ways of nursing at Canberra Hospital to improve patient experience

By 21 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher today announced a suite of initiatives to further improve patient experience at Canberra Hospital and make it easier for nurses to continue to offer excellent care.
The new measures include: introducing ‘team nursing’, where nurses share care across a team rather than individual nurses concentrating on a [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 21 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday November 21st

The Calverts and Mr Fluffy. The Calverts’ story parallels that of Canberra. They came here in the early 60s and built a home and garden that they thought would last a lifetime – then they discovered Mr Fluffy asbestos in the roof. Despite having it cleared years ago, they [...]

First Round of Major Artists Announced: National Folk Festival!

By 21 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
First Round of Major Artists Announced: National Folk Festival!

Following a tasty little Six-­Pack Teaser the National Folk Festival is pleased to announce its first major round of artists for the 2015 Festival. They are:
From Canada comes an artist who’s built a name for himself as one of the country’s most revered folk poets and singers -­ David Francey. The Scottish-­born Canadian carpenter-­turned-­songwriter [...]

Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir takes centre stage as ‘Best of the Best’ in Australian Wine is announced

By 21 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir takes centre stage as ‘Best of the Best’ in Australian Wine is announced

For just the second time in the history of the Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia, a Pinot Noir won the top prize at last night’s trophy presentation dinner in Canberra.
The Mornington Peninsula’s 2013 Yabby Lake Block 2 Pinot Noir won the ultimate award for an Australian wine, the Len Evans Memorial Trophy for [...]

Repairs to a water main in the city means lane closure on Cooyong Street

By 21 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users there will be lane closures to a short section of Cooyong Street in the City this Saturday 22 November 2014, to allow ACTEW Water to make crucial repairs to a water main.
The works will only affect the westbound section of Cooyong Street between Mort [...]

Chief Police Officer urges community to support Men in Uniform stalls

By 21 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers is urging the community to support the Men in Uniform stalls from 10am-2pm tomorrow (Saturday November 22) and donate to the White Ribbon Foundation by purchasing merchandise and swearing the oath.
Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers – a White Ribbon Ambassador – said [...]

Witnesses sought; Kingston property damage

By 20 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought; Kingston property damage

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following an incident of significant property damage to a commercial building in Kingston early this morning (20 November).
About 4.10am, police received a report that a male in dark clothing was using a timber post to damage the front windows of the building on Wentworth Avenue. The male then left the [...]

Centenary Flag Project exhibition opened

By 20 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Centenary Flag Project exhibition opened

Flags from last year’s Centenary of Canberra have been repurposed into new works of art for the Centenary Flag Project exhibition, which was opened yesterday by Minister for the Arts Joy Burch on behalf of the Chief Minister.
The Centenary Flag Project, one of the key events of the inaugural DESIGN Canberra festival program, is an [...]

Michael Chatto announced as Executive Chef of Chifley’s Bar & Grill, Canberra

By 20 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Michael Chatto announced as Executive Chef of Chifley’s Bar & Grill, Canberra

Chifley’s Bar & Grill, a new steakhouse and bar within the historic Hotel Kurrajong Canberra located in Barton, ACT, will open its doors on Tuesday 16 December 2014, with Michael Chatto leading the kitchen.
Chifley’s is named after the sixteenth Prime Minister of Australia, Ben Chifley. According to the hotel’s historical records, Mr Chifley made Hotel [...]

Boat located in Gungahlin; owner sought

By 19 November 2014
Boat located in Gungahlin; owner sought

ACT Policing is seeking to locate the owner of a small boat that was located on Yerrabi Pond Monday afternoon (November17).
About 5.30pm a member of the public attended Gungahlin Police Station after seeing a small boat floating on the pond, unattended. Members from Gungahlin Police Station responded and located the vessel in the pond, on [...]

One of Australia’s most widely adopted Executive MBAs to launch in Canberra in 2015

By 19 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
One of Australia’s most widely adopted Executive MBAs to launch in Canberra in 2015

One of the leading Executive MBA programs in Australia will kick off its February 2015 Canberra intake with an information evening for aspiring leaders on 25 November 2014.
Over the past six years, Queensland University of Technology’s Canberra-based Executive Masters Program has been tackled by senior people in the Department of Defence, the Defence Materiel [...]

New medical partnerships mark new era in Canberra based medical research

By 18 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
New medical partnerships mark new era in Canberra based medical research

Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, today announced the appointment of Professor Ross Hannan as the first Centenary Chair of Cancer Research at the John Curtin School of Medical Research.
As Chair, Professor Hannan will oversee a collaborative hub for cancer research that will involve leading researchers from within the Australian National University, as [...]

Decommissioning of public artwork LaserWrap

By 18 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Decommissioning of public artwork LaserWrap

The public artwork LaserWrap, by artists Geoffrey Drake-Brockman and Richie Kuhaupt, will be decommissioned at the end of this month, Minister for the Arts Joy Burch said today.
LaserWrap is a light display projected onto the ACT Health Building on the corner of Moore and Alinga Streets, Civic, from 20 lasers housed in three motorised projector [...]

Special assembly sitting to keep Mr Fluffy buyback on track

By 18 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Legislative Assembly will be asked to return for an extra sitting day to ensure the Mr Fluffy buyback can begin before Christmas, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announced yesterday.
During the November sittings the Legislative Assembly will agree to meet on 4 December to consider a supplementary appropriation bill to allow $750m to be allocated [...]

New tool to fight feral fish

By 17 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A new online resource for the community to record evidence of pest fish in their local area was launched by Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, today.
“Anyone with a smart phone or mobile device can use FeralFishScan to record pest fish in their local waterways,” Mr Corbell said.
Information collected will support science-based river and catchment [...]

Early Intervention Open Day today

By 17 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Minister for Disability Joy Burch is encouraging families of young children with disability, autism or developmental delay to attend today’s Early Intervention Open Day to meet new service providers who will be operating in the ACT from next year.
“Today’s event gives families the chance to meet the organisations who will be providing early intervention services [...]

Positive response to next stage of ‘Mr Fluffy’ buyback

By 17 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Positive response to next stage of ‘Mr Fluffy’  buyback

More than 300 homeowners have already registered to have their homes valued as part of the ACT Government’s buyback program for houses affected by loose fill ‘Mr Fluffy’ asbestos insulation.
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher said the registration of almost a third of homeowners (318 out of 1021) by close of business on Friday was a positive [...]

Drunk driver leaves trail of destruction

By 17 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing apprehended a 47-year-old Harrison man for impaired driving after his vehicle collided with several objects in Franklin yesterday (Sunday November 16).
About 5:15pm, police attended Petherick Street, Franklin, following a report of a single vehicle collision. Police located a heavily damaged black Honda Jazz and a 300 metre trail of car parts and damage [...]

Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and West Elm NOW OPEN in the Canberra Outlet Centre

By 17 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and West Elm NOW OPEN in the Canberra Outlet Centre

Canberra Outlet Centre is proud to be the first retail destination in Canberra to welcome iconic American kitchen and homewares brands Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and West Elm. Stocking everything for your home including indoor and outdoor furniture, bedding, bathroom accessories, rugs, lighting, decorative accessories, dining, kitchen products and gifts.
Canberra Outlet Centre is [...]

House fire at Hughes

By 17 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Firefighters are working to extinguish a fire in a three bedroom house in Lynch Street, Hughes
Fire has engulfed the front part of the house and the roof of the house has collapsed.
No neighbouring structures are under threat at this time.
Three fire pumpers are on scene with the Breathing Apparatus Support van and two fire [...]

15 calls for help following wet weather

By 16 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 15 calls for help today following the wet weather.
ACT SES volunteers and crews from ACT Fire & Rescue have attended to mostly leaking roofs and window sills across a widespread area of Canberra.
Minor damage reported only.
Residents who require storm or flood assistance can call [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery

By 16 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses after a man was beaten and robbed in Chifley in the early hours of Monday morning (10 November).
About 12.10am, a man was walking home from work when he was attacked at the intersection of Salmond Street and Riley Place, Chifley by three men and two women.
The man was [...]

Temporary closure on Manuka Circle next week

By 16 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that Manuka Circle (northbound) between Oxley Street and New South Wales Crescent in Griffith will be closed from 9 am to 4 pm on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 November 2014.
This closure is to allow for asphalt resurfacing works associated with the Manuka Oval [...]

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