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Phone imagery leads to blackmail charge

By 19 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing will summons a 22-year-old Fadden man to Court next month on blackmail charges after it was alleged he threatened to disseminate explicit images of a woman unless he received sexual favours.
The 18-year-old victim uploaded images of herself to a private online dating site and allowed the alleged offender to view them.
After viewing the [...]

What’s on this weekend? 20th and 21st September 2014

By 19 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
What's on this weekend?  20th and 21st September 2014

With Floriade in full swing and predictions for some pretty cracking weather for the Capital, we’ve got a few suggestions for weekend activities.
Add your own tips in the comments.
From our team:
Amy Birchall is off to Floriade on Saturday for one of Emma McMahon’s cake decorating demonstrations
Heather Lansdowne is going to check out the Roller [...]

Energy efficiency scheme delivers significant savings to households

By 18 September 2014

A review of the Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme has found that the program saves participating households about $1,600 each, Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, announced today.
Mr Corbell tabled a review of the scheme in the Legislative Assembly today that showed greenhouse gas reductions as a result of the program between 1 January 2013 and [...]

$6.3m to support the disability sector under NDIS

By 18 September 2014

Canberra’s disability sector is set to receive a further injection of $6.3 million in funding to continue to help the ACT adapt to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Minister for Disability Joy Burch said the funding would go to initiatives and activities that help organisations to support families and carers to prepare for the NDIS, [...]

Nature Conservation Bill 2014 is a commitment to a sustainable future

By 18 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A new Nature Conservation Bill introduced into the Legislative Assembly today forms a key part of the ACT Government’s commitment to a sustainable future for Canberra, Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, said today.
The Bill is a result of a review of the Nature Conservation Act 1980. The review has benefitted from several years’ [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Vietnamese

By 18 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Best of Canberra Taste Off - Vietnamese

For the Best of Canberra Taste off this week I was forced to sample some local Vietnamese food. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – my life is pretty tough sometimes.
The main contender in this battle was undoubtedly Griffith Vietnamese Restaurant with Tu Do Vietnamese in O’Connor as the opposition.
Both were [...]

Complaint against officer substantiated, investigation complete

By 17 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

AFP Professional Standards (PRS) has completed an investigation into a complaint that an ACT Policing officer deployed Oleoresin Spray (OC) towards a tethered dog in a backyard during the course of a search warrant in May this year.
Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers said that the complaint was the subject of an extensive [...]

New user-friendly website for rego

By 17 September 2014

A new rego.act website has been launched to make it easier for users to access important information.
Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said the new website would provide a more efficient service for the ACT community.
“New features include a search function, user-friendly menus, regularly updated news items, video capability and improved usability for smart phones and tablets,” Mr [...]

Stephen Cummings live at Smith’s – double pass to giveaway!

By 17 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Stephen Cummings live at Smith's - double pass to giveaway!

Stephen Cummings is playing at Smith’s on Friday night and we’ve got a double pass to giveaway!
2014 sees Stephen release his first album for three years, ‘Nothing to be frightened of’ which was recorded and mixed by Shane O’Mara in two days.
‘Nothing to be frightened of’ is a lucid commentary on humanity’s inevitable confrontation [...]

Enforceable undertaking for car park company

By 17 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The operators of a private car park in Woden and the City were forced to stop handing out fines and are refunding people who were issued with fines earlier this year, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, announced today.
Wilson Parking Australia 1992 Pty Ltd (Wilson) has provided the Commissioner for Fair Trading with court enforceable undertakings under the [...]

Best of Canberra – Eggs Benedict

By 16 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Best of Canberra - Eggs Benedict

For me, one of life’s true treats is going out for a leisurely breakfast/brunch. My meal of choice is often Eggs Benedict. Runny eggs, slightly creamy (but not too gloopy) hollandaise, smoky ham (or bacon) and cracked pepper. Mmmmmm.
One of the things I missed most about Canberra when I lived overseas was [...]

Riot Weekly Top 5 (13th September 2014)

By 14 September 2014
Riot Weekly Top 5 (13th September 2014)

Another week gone and in case you missed anything, here are the Top 5 stories for readership, followed by the Top 5 for discussion.
Our most widely read post this week was: Something happening at Cooleman Court – 6 police cars suddenly turned up.
A close second was: Parking in Braddon – something needs to be done.
Coming [...]

Drink-driver caught over the limit again

By 13 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 42-year-old Lyons man has been caught drink-driving for the seventh time.
Around 1.20am this morning (Saturday, 13 September), the man was observed almost colliding with a parked vehicle in Tuggeranong.
Members from Tuggeranong patrol attended and the driver underwent a roadside breath screening test, which returned a positive result.
The driver was conveyed to the Tuggeranong Police [...]

What’s on this weekend? 13th and 14th September 2014

By 12 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
What's on this weekend?  13th and 14th September 2014

As we approach another weekend and Spring takes a firm hold in the form of Floriade, we have a few tips for what’s on around town.
A few ideas from our team:
Amy Birchall will be watching the Molonglo Juggernauts Women’s AFL team play in their first ever grand final this Sunday against Queanbeyan, 12pm Sunday at [...]

Italian Film Festival comes to town – win a double pass!

By 12 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Italian Film Festival comes to town - win a double pass!

Bringing a dash of Mediterranean romance to Canberra from 23rd September to 15th October, the Italian Film Festival’s 15th annual outing will screen 33 show-stopping new features and documentaries and one glamourous classic, showcasing the charisma of Italy’s most engaging actors, from Kim Rossi Stuart, Raoul Bova, Monica Bellucci and Claudio Santamaria to Giovanna Mezzorgiorno, [...]

Top ACT educators recognised

By 12 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch last night congratulated the winners of the 2014 ACT Public Education Excellence Awards, recognising school leaders, teachers, support staff and volunteers in the ACT public school system.
“Our school communities do an outstanding job in educating and supporting our children,” Ms Burch said.
“The Public Education Excellence Awards were introduced [...]

Police call for assistance to identify witnesses in Civic assault

By 11 September 2014
Police call for assistance to identify witnesses in Civic assault

ACT Policing has located new CCTV vision from an incident which occurred in East Row, Civic, on Saturday morning, July 26.
Police were called to East Row around 6am after receiving a report of an assault.
The new vision shows a group of seven males who may be able to assist police with their investigation. This group [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off: Cakes

By 11 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Best of Canberra Taste Off: Cakes

For the cake taste off, Flute in Fyshwick drew the most support with Ricardo’s in Jamieson the challenger.
I should start out by confessing that I love cake. I do however say that with one caviat. I like ‘real’ cake. The spongey, floury goodness of a bouncy cake. My favourite is [...]

Man charged with acts endangering life

By 11 September 2014

A 40-year-old Giralang man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning after being charged with acts endangering life after an incident in Weston yesterday (Wednesday, 10 September) afternoon.
Around 4:15pm, police responded to reports that a man had entered a restaurant and emptied a tin of fuel onto the floor and furniture and made threats [...]

Suspicious fire investigation underway

By 11 September 2014
Suspicious fire investigation underway

Investigations are underway after ACT Policing attended a unit fire in Reid overnight.
ACT Fire and Rescue and police arrived at the Kogarah Lane unit around 9:30pm last night (Wednesday, 10 September) and found a large amount of smoke emanating from the unit.
Following an analysis of the scene once the fire had been extinguished, police and [...]

Pedestrian dies after collision in Griffith

By 10 September 2014
Pedestrian dies after collision in Griffith

ACT Policing is investigating an incident in Griffith this afternoon (Wednesday, September 10) in which a female pedestrian was struck by a bus.
Attempts were made to revive the woman but she died at the scene.
The incident occurred around 3.55pm today at the intersection of Canberra Avenue and Captain Cook Crescent.
Police attended and immediately began to [...]

Private landholder to conduct hazard reduction burn today

By 10 September 2014

A private landholder will today, Wednesday 10 September, 2014, conduct a small hazard reduction burn of two piles of vegetation at Block 217 Paddy’s River Road, Corin Forest near the Corin Recreation Area.
Temporary smoke cover may occur.
The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform [...]

Witnesses sought after burglary at Daramalan College

By 10 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought after burglary at Daramalan College

ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses after a burglary at Daramalan College in Dickson on the weekend.
About 8.50pm on Saturday (6 September) an unknown number of offenders gained entry into the College’s main entrance. A male offender then attempted to set fire to a number of items, including the carpet.
He was described as being between [...]

Witnesses sought after woman struck by car in Monash

By 10 September 2014
Witnesses sought after woman struck by car in Monash

ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) is calling for witnesses to a collision in Monash on Friday afternoon (September 5) in which a 20-year-old woman was struck and critically injured by a vehicle on William Hudson Crescent.
Around 4.30pm on Friday, the victim had been returning to her vehicle, a Toyota Corolla, which was [...]

Pond death under investigation

By 9 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Pond death under investigation

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations detectives are seeking the assistance of witnesses who could help in determining how a young Korean national was found deceased in a pond near his Belconnen residence on Tuesday morning (September 2).
The 22-year-old Korean man was last seen when he was dropped off by a friend outside his apartment complex in [...]

Best of Canberra: Pastries

By 9 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Best of Canberra: Pastries

I remember camping in France about 7 years ago. It’s not as romantic as it sounds – we had set off for 10 days camping without checking the weather. What I do recall very fondly though was the honking horn of the boulanger delivering fresh bread and pastries to hungry campers. I [...]

Man arrested for sexual assault after using fake online profile

By 9 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 22-year-old Belconnen man has been arrested after creating a fictitious social media profile of a young woman to commit a sexual assault against another man.
The alleged offender used a fictitious Facebook profile to communicate with the 18-year-old victim over a period of time. As part of this communication, the man sent the [...]

Witnesses sought after burglary at Daramalan College

By 8 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought after burglary at Daramalan College

ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses after a burglary at Daramalan College in Dickson on the weekend.
About 8.50pm on Saturday (6 September) an unknown number of offenders gained entry into the College’s main entrance. A male offender then attempted to set fire to a number of items, including the carpet.
He was described as being between [...]

Finalists for Canberra BusinessPoint Awards

By 8 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The finalists for this years Canberra BusinessPoint Awards were announced last week. A great celebration of local business talent, winners will be announced on 25th September 2014.
For those of your interested in which businesses made the grade, finalists are listed below by category.
WEB & MOBILE
Imagine Team Pty Ltd
Likeajob
Enabled Employment
CLEAN & GREEN
Pure Pod
One of a Kind [...]

Students evacuated from Lyneham High School following odour

By 8 September 2014

Firefighters are currently on site at the Lyneham High School, Goodwin Street, Lyneham, investigating an odour believed to be smoke from the school hall.
No fire has been found, however approximately 1050 staff and students were evacuated as a precaution.
Staff and students have now been permitted to return.
Odour believed to be from a heater.
(ESA Media Release)

Time to nominate champions of inclusion

By 8 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Nominations are now open for the 2014 ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards, recognising individuals, organisations and businesses that are inclusive of people with disability.
“These Awards, now in their 11th year, are a great opportunity to raise awareness and promote the outstanding inclusive work being done throughout our community,” Minister for Disability Joy Burch said.
“This important [...]

Strong bidding in wind auction is good news for Canberra

By 8 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Eighteen proposals have been received for the ACT’s first wind power auction, reflecting keen industry interest, Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell said today.
“The reverse auction for 200 MW of capacity to support wind energy generation closed on Wednesday 3 September with more than 1000 MW of capacity nominated for consideration,” Mr Corbell said.
“The strong [...]

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