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7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 31 October 2014
7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday October 31st

Mr Fluffy – the latest and what it means for asbestos affected home-owners as well as ACT rate payers
Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher – on asbestos and light rail business plan
Abby Bishop, Canberra Capitals captain – talks to Tim Gavel about balancing life, basketball and an adopted baby
The ANU supercomputer [...]

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

[ 1 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; 2 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died.
As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle [...]

What’s on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
What’s on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum – Fear. DJ’s, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia.
Heather Lansdowne is attending The little shop of Horrors at the Chop Shop in Braddon tonight. Starts at 8pm.
David O’Brian is going to watch the UC Caps V Dandenong [...]

CBRfree public Wi-Fi goes live in Civic

By 31 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
CBRfree public Wi-Fi goes live in Civic

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher launched CBRfree public Wi-Fi in Civic East yesterday – the first area of the city to go permanently live with Canberra’s new free public Wi-Fi network.
At the launch, the Chief Minster also announced that service provider iiNet will increase the download limit of CBRfree from 100 megabytes per day (3 [...]

Many voices for One Canberra multicultural symposium

By 30 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A new reference group to oversee actions promoting cultural harmony was announced today at a major community forum.
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch and Attorney-General Simon Corbell made the announcement at the One Canberra symposium.
The symposium featured a panel of representatives from a range of cultural groups, ACT Policing and young [...]

Red tape cut for community clubs

By 30 October 2014

New legislation introduced to the Legislative Assembly today will significantly cut red tape for community clubs, Minister for Racing and Gaming Joy Burch said.
The Gaming Machine (Red Tape Reduction) Amendment Bill 2014 implements the first tranche of the Gaming Machine Reform Package announced earlier this month. The package will lead to the biggest reduction in [...]

Beer Day Out – Saturday 8 November

By 30 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Beer Day Out - Saturday 8 November

With more than 28 Australian Craft Breweries along with many International Breweries from New Zealand, South Africa, United States, Belgium and Germany… it’s going to be a mighty ‘BEER DAY OUT’.
Canberra’s top restaurants will be providing street food stalls. There will be loads of entertainment from comedians and musicians.
‘BEER DAY OUT’… IT’S AN 18 [...]

ESA Bushfire Survival Plan goes mobile

By 30 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
ESA Bushfire Survival Plan goes mobile

Canberrans can now do their bushfire survival plans on their portable devices with the launch of a new mobile app by Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell.
“The single most important thing Canberra households can do to get ready for bushfires this summer is to complete a bushfire survival plan,” Mr Corbell said.
“Experience from [...]

Stolen sculpture recovered in Fyshwick

By 30 October 2014

A sculpture stolen from the CSIRO forecourt on Limestone Avenue, Campbell, was recovered by police yesterday (Wednesday, October 29).
Between 9 pm Thursday October 16, and 3pm Friday October 17, the sculpture titled Il grande ascolto (‘the great listening’), was damaged and half of it stolen.
The original sculpture consists of two large bronze [...]

First sod turned on Canberra IKEA store

By 29 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
First sod turned on Canberra IKEA store

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher today joined IKEA Australian Country Manager David Hood to turn the first sod on the IKEA Canberra store.
The turning of the sod marks the start of construction on the much-anticipated store which is due to open in late 2015.
“It is exciting to see construction of this new IKEA store is now [...]

Driver sought after incident on Tuggeranong Parkway

By 29 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Driver sought after incident on Tuggeranong Parkway

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident on the Tuggeranong Parkway on Monday afternoon (October 27), in which a car was damaged after a timber sleeper fell from a passing vehicle.
About 4:00pm a white Mitsubishi Triton was travelling southbound on the Tuggeranong Parkway, just south of the Cotter Road, when a large treated pine [...]

Independent’s Charity Market Day

By 29 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Independent’s Charity Market Day

[ 2 November 2014 at 9:00 am; ]

If you enjoy searching for forgotten treasures, shopping for handmade crafts or listening to live music while snacking on delicious treats, get along to the Independent Property Group Charity Market Day this Sunday (2 November).

Fresh Autolyse juices, coffee, bacon and egg rolls, a sausage sizzle, cupcakes, children’s prints, hand made craft items, paleo products, [...]

Small fire in Florey Primary School library

By 29 October 2014

Investigations are underway following a small fire in the Florey Primary School library.
The fire is not believed to be suspicious, with firefighters saying it was caused by a suspected electrical fault.
ACT Fire & Rescue responded to an Automatic Fire Alarm at about 2:30am.
On arrival crews found a lounge suite alight. The fire was extinguished [...]

Samantha Kourtis named ACT’s top business woman

By 29 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Samantha Kourtis named ACT’s top business woman

A woman who established a national model for community pharmacies extending their services beyond traditional medicine dispensing was named tonight the Telstra Australian Capital Territory Business Woman of the Year.
Samantha Kourtis, Managing Partner at Capital Chemist Charnwood, also won the Private and Corporate Sector Award and the Business Innovation Award at the 20th Telstra [...]

ESA powers to deal with emergencies strengthened

By 28 October 2014

New laws approved by the ACT Legislative Assembly today will help improve public safety in the territory, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, said.
“The Emergencies Amendment Bill 2014 was developed to strengthen the powers of our emergency service personnel to appropriately manage emergency response and recovery operations and improving Canberra’s bushfire prevention [...]

Buyback and demolition program announced for ACT ‘Mr Fluffy’ homes

By 28 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Buyback and demolition program announced for ACT 'Mr Fluffy' homes

More than one thousand Canberra houses affected by ‘Mr Fluffy’ loose fill asbestos insulation will be bought and demolished by the ACT Government following an in principle agreement with the Commonwealth Government, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announced today.
The Commonwealth will offer to provide the ACT with a $1 billion concessional loan towards the cost of [...]

Crime reports down across all regions

By 28 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has continued to experience a decline in offence reports according to the latest quarterly crime statistics for 2014, in which an eight per cent decrease was recorded across the ACT.
Statistics posted to the latest ACT Policing CrimeStatistics webpage show the Inner South experienced the greatest decline with a drop in crime of 15.8 [...]

New cookbook the culmination of ten years of Farmers Market history

By 28 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
New cookbook the culmination of ten years of Farmers Market history

As part of its tenth birthday celebrations this year, the Capital Region Farmers Market is launching its very own cookbook on Saturday 1 November 2014.
“This past year has been a big year of celebrations for us, and this cookbook really is the culmination of ten years of Farmers Market history,” said Vic Gibbons of the [...]

Police seek man in Greenway assault

By 28 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police seek man in Greenway assault

ACT Policing is seeking a person of interest in relation to a serious assault in Greenway on Saturday 11 October.
About 3am, police were called to PJ O’Reilly’s, Greenway after receiving a report of a serious assault. One male was transported to the Canberra Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
The person of interest is described as [...]

A career kick-starter for Canberra’s young actors

By 28 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
A career kick-starter for Canberra’s young actors

Aspiring actors will be better equipped for breaking into the industry thanks to The Actor’s Professional Kickstart Conference, hosted by the Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art (CADA) in Fyshwick on 14-15 November 2014.
A first-ever for Canberra, the two-day conference will feature workshops, master classes, lectures and special guest appearances to provide actors aged 17 [...]

Life-changing kilometres

By 28 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Life-changing kilometres

Last year over half a million people ran and completed a full marathon. There is something about this race that just attracts people young and old.
For one small band of runners, including ActewAGL General Manager Retail Ayesha Razzaq, completing this year’s New York City Marathon on Sunday 2 November is about changing lives.
“The marathon coincides [...]

New walk-in centres prove popular in first months

By 28 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher has released new figures that show a strong take-up of services at the new Belconnen and Tuggeranong nurse-led Walk-in Centres, with 9310 presentations since their opening in June 2014. This is compared with 5,737 presentations for the same date range in 2013 at Canberra Hospital Walk-in-Centre.
“Canberrans have [...]

Pergola fire in Dunlop

By 28 October 2014

A pergola has caught alight at a house in Dunlop.
Firefighters are working to contain the fire from spreading further.
Two ACT Fire & Rescue pumpers are on scene at Thornhill Crescent.
The Emergency Triple Zero (000) call was made at 8:41am.
(ESA Media Release)

Moore extends time with Brumbies through to 2016

By 27 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Moore extends time with Brumbies through to 2016

Stephen Moore will remain with the Brumbies post 2015 Rugby World Cup after announcing a one year contract extension on Monday.
Teetering on the edge of 150 Super Rugby games and 100 Tests, Moore will almost certainly become Australia’s most experienced player during his next term with the Brumbies.
With 131 Super Rugby games and 92 Tests, [...]

High range drink driver off the road

By 27 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing will summons a 40-year-old Rivett woman who was caught drink driving in Duffy yesterday afternoon, driving her three children home (Sunday October 26).
About 3.28pm, members of the Road Safety Operations Team (RSOT) intercepted a white Nissan Pulsar sedan on Eucumbene Drive, Duffy for a roadside screening test. The 40-year-old driver returned a positive [...]

Burst water main on Eastern Valley Way

By 26 October 2014

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that the left hand, southbound lane of Eastern Valley Way between Emu Bank and Cameron Avenue will remain closed until further notice to allow for repairs to be completed after a burst water main.
Barriers as well as warning and diversion signs have been erected [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Reid

By 26 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Reid

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Reid today (Sunday, October 26).
Around 10.55am, a male with a knife approached a female at the back of Allawah Flats in Reid throwing her to the ground and dislodging her handbag. The male offender then grabbed the handbag and fled the scene.
He was [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Weston

By 26 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Weston

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Weston last night (Saturday, October 25).
About 7.30pm two men were walking along Trennery Street (near Cooleman Court) when they were approached by four males walking from the opposite direction.
One of the males has produced a knife and the two men have attempted to run from [...]

What’s on this weekend? 25th and 26th October 2014

By 24 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
What’s on this weekend? 25th and 26th October 2014

Krystal Sanders is attending the launch of Harry Hartog (the bespoke old school book store) at 6.30pm tonight at Westfield Woden – with special guest Dr Andrew Leigh (Federal MP for Fraser).
Heather Lansdowne is attending Stone Day at the UC from 3pm tomorrow. Headliner is KLP from Triple J House Party.
John Lombard will be at [...]

ACT’s largest drug seizure; man arrested

By 24 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
ACT’s largest drug seizure; man arrested

ACT Policing seized approximately 28 kilograms of a substance suspected to be methylamphetamine during the search of a vehicle in Curtin yesterday (October 23).
The search was conducted under a Drugs of Dependence Act (DODA) search warrant as part of a long-running ACT Drugs and Organised Crime Team investigation, Operation Davos, targeting a criminal syndicate involved [...]

Fitz’s Challenge Heroes – Riding for a Reason

By 24 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Fitz’s Challenge Heroes - Riding for a Reason

With Fitz’s Challenge just a few short days away the excitement of the riders testing their capabilities and pushing themselves to their limits is building.
But it is worth remembering also, that many of the riders are participating in the challenge for very personal reasons and a very worthwhile cause…
As in previous years the [...]

Sex in the ACT (Podcast) – Fiona Patten

By 24 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Sex in the ACT (Podcast) - Fiona Patten

Mike Jeffreys talks to Fiona Patten, Leader of the Australian Sex Party, about regulation and organisation of the sex industry in the ACT.

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