One of the critical differences between Australian gun culture (and yes, we do have one) and the US gun culture are the gun lobbyists. Ours advocated [in 1996 after the Port Arthur massacre] for fair laws that would minimise risk. In other words, they worked with the government to create the new laws. No [...]
A 20-year-old Lyons man will face court following an assault in Phillip yesterday afternoon (Sunday 4 October).
About 3:15pm, a man was sitting outside Westfield Woden when he was approached and assaulted by a 20-year-old male, suffering minor injuries.
The alleged offender began walking away from the scene, but was followed by a member of the public [...]
ACT Policing has seized weapons following a search warrant in Red Hill on Friday (2 October).
About 6:30pm, members from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Team conducted a search warrant under section 194 of the Crimes Act 1900.
During the execution of the warrant, police seized two replica double barrel shotguns, two replica handguns and a large prohibited [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian near the intersection of Barraclough Crescent and Ashley Drive, Monash, yesterday morning (Friday, 2 October).
About 1:40am, police received a report that a 28-year-old man had presented at The Canberra Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
It is believed that a vehicle has [...]
In today’s volatile, ever-changing, and hyper-connected world, we need leaders with cool heads, warm hearts and steady hands. We need leaders who can respond, rather than react. We need leaders who can make decisions from a place of wisdom and compassion, as opposed to the latest most urgent pressure point.
Local businesswoman, Zoë Routh of Inner [...]
An off duty police member has apprehended a 39-year-old Kambah woman following an armed robbery at the BSW Liquor Store at Woolworths in Kambah yesterday (Sunday, 27 September).
Around 12.10pm a woman approached the service counter of the BSW Liquor Store and made demands for cash stating she had a gun in her bag.
The employee complied [...]
ACT Policing Criminal Investigation detectives are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Woolworths store in Calwell last night (Saturday, 26 September).
Around 10.00pm two men armed with knives approached the service counter of the Woolworths store and made demands for cash.
The employee complied with the demands and the two men ran out of the [...]
The Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s ‘Big Red’ truck will feature in the inaugural ‘Capital to the Coast’ tour next month (October), in support of Day for Daniel 2015.
In the week preceding Day for Daniel on October 30, ‘Big Red’ will travel from Canberra to the NSW South Coast delivering child safety presentations to primary schools from [...]
The ACT Government will next year introduce a smart parking trial in Manuka, Chief Minister Andrew Barr has announced today.
Barr says the smart parking technology will save time, reduce traffic delays and provide “a better overall user experience”.
“Drivers will be able to use a smart phone app, as well as intelligent, real-time traffic signs, to [...]
ACT Policing is calling for witnesses who may have seen an assault which took place in Richardson on Sunday (20 September).
About 5.00pm a man was approached by a group of males along Johnson Drive. The males demanded cash.
The man left the area however a short time later he was followed by the same group of [...]
Kathleen Bautista, the 19-year-old woman who was found in the Cotter Reserve area (Friday, 11 September), west of Canberra after six nights alone and injured has issued the following statement…
Since I was found in the Cotter reserve area I have been in hospital recovering and reflecting on how lucky I am to be alive.
I want [...]
In this exclusive excerpt from Life without lanyards, former public servant Lynda Leigh shares her journey from unfair dismissal to a thriving career as a speaker and trainer.
It was the shock of my life, being told to come into an interview room outside the security environment of the building. I was walked down and there were [...]
ACT Policing has charged a 40-year-old Weston man after he was detected with a blood alcohol reading of 0.330 in Turner yesterday (Sunday, September 20).
At about 5.10pm police received a report from an off duty AFP member of a person driving erratically in Turner, nearly colliding with a parked car.
The driver, who was currently disqualified, [...]
Canberra drivers will need to keep a minimum distance from cyclists under a new trial announced by Minister for Justice Shane Rattenbury this week.
The media release is below.
Minister for Justice, Shane Rattenbury, has announced that, from the 1st of November motorists will be required to provide a minimum distance when overtaking bicycles as part of [...]
ACT Policing is seeking to identify a man who crashed a stolen car in Pialligo and fled the scene before police attended and located firearms in the car early this morning (Saturday 19 September).
About 3.20am, police received a report that a red Mazda sedan had left the road on Pialligo Avenue, near Brindabella Park, and [...]
[ 19 September 2015 9:00 am to 28 September 2015 4:30 pm. ]
For a brief few days, the public can experience the charm of native Dendrobium orchids as the Australian National Botanic Gardens is opening its Research Glasshouse to visitors.
Usually open only to researchers, the Gardens’ Research Glasshouse is currently consumed with the fragrance and colour of hundreds of cool temperate orchids.
The prolifically flowering Dendrobium speciosum plants [...]
Libraries ACT is now taking bookings for school holiday activities including robot workshops and a slime making lab.
From the media release:
“School holiday programs are some of the most popular programs we offer and often book up fast,” Vanessa Little, Director of Libraries ACT said today.
“Some of the robot themed activities that children of various ages can [...]
ACT Policing is investigating an attempted aggravated robbery at the Friendly Grocer store in Lyons last night (Thursday, 17 September).
About 10.00pm, a man brandishing a knife entered the store on Devonport Street demanding cash from the attendant. As he made the demands, he was disturbed by a customer.
The offender then fled the scene without taking [...]
ACT Paramedics have transported a man to the Canberra Hospital after he fell five metres at an industrial site in Hume.
Paramedics were called to the Arnott Street address around 7.45am.
The man in his 30s has pelvic and leg injuries and was transported to hospital in a stable condition.
(ACT Emergency Services Agency media release)
[ 20 September 2015 at 9:00 am; ]
Raise funds and awareness to help improve outcomes of people living with melanoma at the Melanoma March Canberra this Sunday 20 September.
Melanoma March Canberra will commence from the end of Pescott Lane in Weston Park near the mini train car park. The walk will be a lovely 4km (approx) walk following the path around Weston [...]
ACT Policing has seized drugs, firearms, ammunition and suspected stolen property during the search of a residence in Kaleen last night (Tuesday 15 September).
ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Crime Targeting team located and seized approximately 200 grams of a substance suspected to be methylamphetamine (ice), a similar quantity of compressed cannabis head and a sum of [...]
[ 19 September 2015 at 9:00 am; ]
Lovers of art and the great outdoors are getting the chance to experience both at the same time with the artist-in-residence open day at Namadgi National Park this Saturday 19 September 2015.
“The open day event will give members of the public a chance to meet Craft ACT’s 2015 artists-in-residence for an insight into their art [...]
[ 17 September 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
Victor Valdes’ powerful, compelling voice, magical harp and passion for storytelling will take you on a sonorous journey through Mexico and Latin America rarely heard in Australia.
As a soloist and collaborative artist Victor Valdes has performed with Tlen Huicani, Placido Domingo, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Maya Jupiter, The Wiggles and Jimmy Barnes.
Now based in Sydney, [...]
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has congratulated Malcolm Turnbull on becoming Australia’s next Prime Minister.
In a statement issued today, Minister Barr said:
I would like to congratulate Malcolm Turnbull on his elevation to the leadership of the federal Liberal party and his imminent appointment as the Prime Minister of Australia.
Last night Mr Turnbull rightly pointed out [...]
The Australian National University has climbed into the world’s top 20 universities and strengthened its position as Australia’s top-ranked university.
The latest QS World University Rankings for 2015-16 rated ANU as equal 19th in the world, up from 25 last year, and among the world’s great research and education institutions including Oxford, Cambridge and the great [...]
[ 19 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Come to Westside Acton Park this Saturday to see what happens when science meets street art.
Co-Lab is a creative collaboration between Canberran street artists and early career scientists.
Five local street artists have paired up with five PhD Science students from ANU to take inspiration from their research, discoveries and concepts integral to their field.
From this collaboration street [...]
[ 20 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Recycling, repurposing and going green will be top of mind at the Old Bus Depot Markets’ Green Savvy Sunday on 20 September 2015.
From the media release:
Any time is a good time to look at how you can bring a little more green into your life. And September is the time of year that Canberra’s favourite [...]
[ 18 September 2015 at 9:00 am; 19 September 2015 at 9:00 am; 20 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Join us at Exhibition Park this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the BIGGEST ever Lifeline Canberra Bookfair! With over 120 tonnes of books, CDs, DVDs, comics, puzzles, games and more – there’s something for everyone.
Our full range of fiction and non-fiction books, including rare books and collectables, children’s books, textbooks and foreign language books. You’ll also [...]
[ 5 December 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
After Canberra Comedy Festival made over 9000 Canberrans laugh in 2015, it will return for its fourth year in March 2016 – but the organisers couldn’t quite wait that long, so they are revealing their massive 2016 line-up with an enormous Christmas show this December.
A Very Canberra Comedy Festival Christmas will see some of the [...]
ACT Policing attended McDonalds restaurant in Braddon yesterday evening (Sunday 13 September) following a small gas explosion.
About 9pm, a 41-year-old man from Giralang entered the restaurant and ignited a 9kg gas bottle which he had brought with him. The man sustained possible life threatening injuries. He was treated at the scene by ACT Ambulance and conveyed [...]
A 43-year-old man from Pearce died last night following a collision in Red Hill.
About 8.20pm he was driving on his motorcycle heading north along La Perouse Street, when he collided with a white Hyundai i30 travelling in the opposite direction.
ACT Policing General Duties were first to attend the scene within moments and commenced CPR.
ACT Fire [...]
ACT Policing has located missing 19-year-old Gordon woman, Kathleen Bautista safe.
Kathleen from Gordon was found by search and rescue members about 10.25am this morning near the Cotter reserve area.
Kathleen went missing on Saturday 5 September 2015 when she was last seen in Chapman about 7.00am.
The search for the teenager immediately began, and has continued for [...]