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7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight's program

7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday November 28th
The penultimate program.

ThroughCare – a program for prisoners both during incarceration and after – cutting recidivism rates. Chris Low, former prisoner, explains the positive effects of the program on his new life.
Monty for a Mate – Geza McClinton was horrendously injured and left for dead when a taxi driver [...]

Ambos reunite with baby that couldn’t wait

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) has today reunited with a family in less stressful circumstances following the birth of a baby girl on the roadside in Gungahlin.
“It is not uncommon for the ACTAS to be called to pre-hospital baby deliveries and I am pleased to say that dad has managed the situation well with mum [...]

Do you know this man?

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Do you know this man?

ACT Policing is investigating an incident of a stolen credit card that was used around the Duffy and Curtin area on Friday 31 October.
ACT Policing were notified of the stolen credit card on Monday 3 November after the owner was told the card had been used fraudulently at a number of shops including Hoyts Kiosk, [...]

Justice Crew headlines 2015 National Multicultural Festival

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chart-smashing Australian group Justice Crew and exciting new British funk and soul sensation Z-Star are among the headline acts for the 2015 National Multicultural Festival, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch announced today.
“One of the great things about our National Multicultural Festival is that it brings together high-profile acts with some of the best of [...]

Champion of India-Australia friendship wins top award

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A long-time champion of multicultural harmony, particularly relations between India and Australia, was last night named ACT Multicultural Advocate of the Year.
Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch presented Raj Satija with the accolade at the 2014 ACT Multicultural Awards.
“Mr Satija has been a stalwart of Canberra’s Indian community and encouraged our city to celebrate cultural [...]

An illuminating start to Christmas in the City

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
An illuminating start to Christmas in the City

Today Canberra makes history as the SIDS & Kids ACT Christmas Lights in the City breaks the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the world’s largest LED light image display.
Canberra CBD Limited CEO Jane Easthope is delighted with the record breaking display.
“On behalf of Canberra CBD Limited I’d like to congratulate everyone who participated in [...]

A stronger electoral system for the ACT

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, yesterday tabled two reports into the ACT Electoral Act and introduced legislation to improve our electoral system.
“The amendments to the Electoral Act build on the existing electoral system by strengthening the regulatory framework that supports transparent and accountable electoral expenditure, without diminishing the accountability of parties and electoral candidates.” Mr Corbell [...]

Family Christmas Fair

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Family Christmas Fair

[ 29 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ]

Costco’s Family Christmas Fair at Majura Park is being held this Saturday to support the NICU at Canberra Hospital.

Fun for the whole family, the Christmas Fair will feature face painting, a jumping castle, petting zoo, a visit from the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Helicopter (subject to operational requirements), visits from the Canberra Raiders and Canberra Cavalry [...]

Canberra hosts first Asian Cup footy fan park

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Canberra hosts first Asian Cup footy fan park

Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr, Senator Kate Lundy, former Socceroo and esteemed coach John Kosmina, Nutmeg the wombat mascot and Canberra United players are among the special guests who will appear over the next week at the travelling Asian Cup Fan Park opening its Australian tour in Canberra today.
Minister Barr will kick-off celebrations at the [...]

Police identify vehicle of interest in arson attack

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police identify vehicle of interest in arson attack

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses who may have seen a dark coloured Honda CRV in the Cooleman Court area on the night of an arson attack at a Weston café in March.
ACT Policing released dramatic, previously unseen CCTV vision of the arson incident earlier in the week, which has resulted in a [...]

Three controlled burns scheduled tomorrow

By 27 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Three controlled burns scheduled tomorrow

ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the public that, weather permitting, three controlled burns will be conducted tomorrow Friday 28 November 2014.
The controlled burns will be undertaken on Mount Painter, Simpson Hill and Cooleman Ridge. The burns won’t impact public access to walking trails however trail use is not recommended. These burns will [...]

Diversions to ACTION’s services on section of Constitution Avenue

By 27 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Diversions to ACTION’s services on section of Constitution Avenue

Commencing Monday 1 December 2014, ACTION will implement diversions to all bus services that use Constitution Avenue in the City between London Circuit and Coranderrk Street. The changes will be in place for weekday and weekend services and for the duration of the Constitution Avenue upgrade works.
“Constitution Avenue is a major thoroughfare for buses, with [...]

World-class activity centre wins ACT Chief Minister’s Challenge 2014

By 27 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
World-class activity centre wins ACT Chief Minister’s Challenge 2014

A world-class activity centre on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin has been announced as the the winner of the Chief Minister’s Challenge.
Challenged to develop ideas on increasing interaction with Lake Burley Griffin in just six weeks, 55 young professionals forming 11 teams from over 30 organisations, entered the competition with the ‘Australian Centre to [...]

Reliability, safety and security of ACT electricity supply at risk following unprecedented AER draft decision

By 27 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has today released a draft decision drastically reducing and backdating expenditure allowed on the ACT’s electricity distribution network for the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2019.
ActewAGL Chief Executive Officer Michael Costello said, “This decision does not make sense. ActewAGL currently has the cheapest and most reliable network in [...]

Community celebrations this weekend for official opening of The RUC at Turner

By 27 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Community celebrations this weekend for official opening of The RUC at Turner

This weekend the Canberra community is invited to celebrate the official ‘birth day’ of The RUC at Turner after the merger of The ACT Rugby Union Club, known as The RUC Barton, with the Canberra North Bowling Club.
The birthday celebrations will take place at the new The RUC at Turner this coming Sunday 30 November.
The [...]

Police investigate fatal collision on Monaro Highway

By 27 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police investigate fatal collision on Monaro Highway

ACT Policing Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team will prepare a brief for the ACT Coroner after a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred on the Monaro Highway yesterday afternoon.
Around 4:50pm, police responded to reports of a collision between a motorcycle and semi-trailer between Royalla and Williamsdale.
The male rider of the motorcycle died at the scene. [...]

New visual tool to help make cancer treatment less daunting

By 26 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has launched a new Radiation Oncology Patient Information DVD, which provides information to patients about radiation therapy, along with the practical aspects of treatment.
“After a diagnosis of cancer, patients and their carers can experience a wide range of emotional and practical challenges in a diversity of treatment settings,” the Chief Minister [...]

Cotter recreational area and campground temporarily closed

By 26 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the public that Cotter Campground and neighbouring Cotter Bend recreational area are temporarily closed so tree maintenance can be safely undertaken.
It is expected that the Cotter Campground will be reopened on Wednesday 3 December 2014 and the Cotter Bend recreational area will be reopened on Tuesday 9 [...]

Canberra climbs world’s best student cities rankings

By 26 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chief Minister and Minister for Higher Education Katy Gallagher has welcomed news that Canberra has risen 16 places in the QS Best Student Cities 2015, the biggest jump of all six Australian cities represented.
Canberra entered the London-based institute’s ranking of the top 50 cities for students last year with a ranking of 37, climbing to [...]

Introduction of Judicial Council for ACT

By 26 November 2014

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, will this week introduce a Bill to establish a Judicial Council to consider complaints against ACT judges and magistrates.
The new council will consist of the Chief Justice, Chief Magistrate and representatives of the legal profession and general community.
The council will have powers to receive, report and investigate complaints – and to [...]

Two car accident in Charnwood

By 25 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service are on scene at a two car accident at the corner of Ginninderra Drive and Tillyard Drive, Charnwood.
Firefighters have used hydraulic rescue tools to remove the roof of a car and extricate one male patient. Intensive Care Paramedics have stabilised the patient and are transporting him to [...]

ABC cuts: a betrayal of local broadcasting and women’s sport

By 25 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The announcement earlier this week that the Federal Government would cut $254 million from the budget of our national broadcaster, along with $50m from SBS, will have a detrimental impact on local media coverage and a potentially devastating impact on women’s sport, said ACT Greens MLA, Shane Rattenbury.
Mr Rattenbury has tabled a motion for debate [...]

Public help sought in long-running arson investigation

By 25 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Public help sought in long-running arson investigation

ACT Policing is releasing dramatic, previously unseen CCTV vision of an arson incident at a café in Weston earlier this year in the hope that public assistance may help identify the offender.
Exhaustive enquiries have been undertaken by police since the arson in March, with other lines of investigation so far failing to generate an arrest. [...]

Do you know the next Canberra Citizen of the Year?

By 25 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher is encouraging Canberrans to celebrate our community’s most outstanding contributors by nominating them for the 2015 Canberra Citizen of the Year Award.
“Canberra is full of generous, talented and hard working people and this award is a fitting way to recognise and thank them publicly for their efforts,” the Chief Minister said.
“It [...]

Christmas cheer arrives in the City

By 25 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has released details of the 2014 Christmas festivities in the City culminating around the dazzling SIDS and Kids world record attempt lights display in Petrie Plaza.
“This year the City Centre Christmas displays will be combined into the one space to allow families to easily see a 10 metre high Christmas tree [...]

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)

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