Simon Corbell announced today that the ACT has joined a data sharing system aimed at firearm related crime.
“While the ACT does not see some of the higher levels of firearm related crime that is emerging in larger jurisdictions, we must continue to work hard to ensure that our laws and information sharing arrangements with other [...]
The ABC is reporting that Katy Gallagher is interested in why ACT petrol prices are as high as they are.
Averaging $1.39 per litre, Canberran petrol is more than 10 cents more expensive than that of Sydney.
Ms Gallagher has written into the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) asking them to look into anything [...]
[ 23 June, 2012 to 19 August, 2012. ]
The Canberra Museum and Gallery opened up a new gallery on the 23rd called Word of Mouth. It is pretty obvious what they are trying to do with giving it such an auspicious title; they want word of the exhibition to be spread around. Well, that’s what I’m going to do because it damn well [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault on a woman in the courtyard of her home in Kingston on Tuesday night (June 26).
Around 10.15pm the 30-year-old woman walked into her courtyard which backs onto Eyre Street in Kingston. While in the courtyard the woman was confronted by two men. One of the men assaulted [...]
ACT Policing was required to close the Monaro Highway in both directions early this morning (Thursday, June 28) after a drink-driver collided heavily with a roadside barrier and blocked traffic.
The incident was reported around 4.43am today and police, together with ACT Fire and Rescue, immediately responded. The silver Holden Commodore was found at the location [...]
The Supreme Court released the sentencing of Dennis Bloomfield after a houso on houso punch up on Twamley Crescent Richardson last year.
In February 2011 two Richardson families (Coghlan and Bloomfield) butted heads.
The Coghlan son had allegedly sexually assaulted the Bloomfield daughter in his family’s home the previous year and was subsequently charged. The two families [...]
Today Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announced that $50,000 will be allocated to the construction of a Boundless National Children’s Playground as part of next year’s centenary celebrations.
The playground has been planned to be constructed in the National Triangle, near the Carillion, with the first stage hopefully being opened to the public in Children’s Week, [...]
Calling all people from Fraser!
Federal member Andrew Leigh has asked that anyone living in the Fraser electorate with kids aged 0-4 fill in a survey regarding your views on child care.
Chris Bourke has announced the winners of this year’s Public Education Excellence Awards. The award celebrates excellence in teaching and leadership as well as support staff and volunteers.
The winners are:
• Early Childhood Teacher of the Year – Gina Nugent (Ainslie School)
[ 8 July, 2012; 12:30 pm; ]
The winner of this years The Voice is coming to Canberra.
To celebrate the release of her debut album, My Journey (which features no original tracks), Karise Eden will be performing nationwide at selected Westfield centers.
She will be performing centre stage at Westfield Belconnen, Sunday 8th of July at 12.30pm. Factorie is sponsoring the [...]
Elections ACT has announced that the ACT branch of the Australian Labor Party has applied to change its name.
The proposed change is from the Australian Labor Party to ACT Labor.
If you have any objections to the change then you can file a written complaint with the Electoral Commissioner by the 11 of July.
Today I was in Garema place (once again) and I saw this band playing. It’s not uncommon to find local musicians that busk on the side of the street but it’s not every day that you find proper bands playing. Unlike many busking bands, the boys had a sign up stating who they were; Woodlock, [...]
The ABC have a report on the February 2011 fatal shooting of a 27 year old Canberran man.
Nathan Doherty died after being shot in the chest during an encounter with police. He had allegedly threatened his ex-partner whilst under the influence of alcohol. Doherty “lunged” at police wielding a knife and a meat cleaver at [...]
Canberra is renowned for its North/South divide and the stereotypes that go with it. The north side is categorically a hotbed for crime whereas the south is home to Canberra’s upper class. But do the stereotypes really fit the book? ACT Policing have introduced an interactive map on their website that shows the crime related [...]
I was walking through Garema Place today and, unsurprisingly, I saw something a bit odd. There was a man just casually wrapping some cling film around two poles outside of Impact Comics. I’ve seen quite a few strange things at Garema and I decided to stick this one out, to see if he was going [...]
Today the ACT Government announced a plan for an off-road cycle path allowing for a more environmentally friendly transit from Gungahlin to Campbell. With the plan in motion the ACT Government hopes for more people to ride to work and use the path for recreational purposes. With the increase of recreational use it thought to [...]
Remember all of the construction that was going on around the Legislative Assembly?
Well, now we know what it’s for: there is a shiny new sign for the Assembly just outside the building.