Simon Corbell has announced his plans for Pialligo:
Heritage and semi-rural character will be maintained in the Pialligo master plan whilst promoting small scale commercial development, Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell said today.
“The ACT Government has been working closely with the Pialligo local community to produce a master plan that guides Pialligo’s [...]
Brumbies star Matt Toomua has been roped in for #AskAWallaby for the ARU and it’s nice to hear the man talk:
In the second episode of #AskAWallaby, ARU TV speak to Qantas Wallabies Inside Centre Matt Toomua
This just in from The Ellis Collective:
Thanks to hundreds of good folks who have helped us out by downloading and reviewing the new single on Unearthed. It’s now placed up the top of the overall and Roots chart which means that a whole bunch of strangers can now find our new tunes.
By way of saying [...]
[ 25 November, 2013; 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]
There’s a global thing going on called Sunday Assembly for people who want the community aspects of religion, without the religious bits.
And it’s coming to Canberra with the first meeting this 25 November.
Here’s the blurb from the local organisers:
Following the unprecedented success of The Sunday Assembly in London, a group of Canberrans are organising the [...]
By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra
With the 44th Parliament opening on Tuesday, the next phase of the Abbott government begins. Already we’re seeing its early modus operandi, including its sometimes losing battle to control and often hide information and to keep discipline, and the first indications of good and bad performers.
There are two narratives currently [...]
We didn’t notice last week when a torching iPad Air alarmed the Canberra Centre Vodaphone store. But the story has since been circulating in and out of world mainstream and tech media until now, nearly a week later, it’s lighting up The Register.
Apple fanbois around the world are on red alert after one of [...]
The Centenary Team have the strange news that a Stromlo-Centenary tie-up flag is ascending to the heavens in Japanese cargo:
A flag commemorating the Centenary of Canberra and the Centenary of the Mount Stromlo Observatory is on its way to the International Space Station (ISS).
Japanese astronaut Dr Koichi Wakata, a crew member of NASA Expedition [...]
The NRMA is putting out word of Canberrans bucking the trend of crashing close to home and instead coming to grief on the rural roads of surrounding NSW:
Fatal crashes involving ACT drivers and riders were 3 to 5 times more likely to occur in NSW than in the ACT on the basis of vehicle kilometres [...]
While their online personas may be rude, abusive, and staggeringly entitled, ACTION bus drivers in my recent experience have been rather nice.
Since the introduction of ACTION timetables to Google Maps I’ve been finding the buses actually useful, and the drivers have been great.
That said let us turn our attention to TAMS recruitment drive:
ACTION is putting [...]
ACT Policing detectives executed a search warrant on a Hackett residence this morning (Friday November 8) during which a small hydroponic growing chamber was found, together with other drugs and prohibited weapons.
Detectives executed the Drugs of Dependence Act search warrant on the home around 10.40am and found the hydroponic chamber inside a locked room under [...]
ACT Policing conducted two search warrants this month (November 2013), recovering $180,000 worth of construction equipment.
In October this year, ACT Policing Criminal Investigations commenced investigations into the theft of construction equipment, in particular, numerous thefts of bobcats.
Since November 2012, similar thefts have amounted to an estimated $500,000.
On 1 November, members from Criminal Investigations attended an [...]
ACT Policing apprehended three juveniles last night (Friday, 8 November) after an aggravated robbery on Nott Street, Fraser.
About 9.30pm, three juveniles followed a man from a bus stop in Daley Crescent onto Nott Street and demanded the man’s mobile phone and bag containing personal items. After refusing the demands, the man was struck in the [...]
A 37-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested last night (Friday, 8 November) after a disturbance at The Canberra Hospital.
About 6.15pm, an alleged offender was conveyed to The Canberra Hospital for emergency treatment.
Following treatment, the man lashed out at a police officer causing injury to his face.
During the disturbance police were required to use [...]
This just in from our friends at the ABC:
1. War history wars – historians claim that the ANZAC legend is flawed and clichéd – and that the Australian nation was not formed at Gallipoli, rather it was formed at Federation.
2. Hobbit author – [...]
Tongue and Groove, when not filled to bursting on Friday nights has evolved into a very pleasant after work drink spot.
But Fridays are not likely to get better with the above poster snapped by Goosepig alerting the public that trashy D-list night club appearances are coming to town in the form of Kim Kardashian’s half [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the burglary of a Dickson bar on Challis Street between 11.45pm on Wednesday (November, 6) and 8.50am on Thursday (November, 7).
About 8.50am on Thursday a staff member arrived at Barcode and after unlocking the secured premises noticed that a number of large items of audio equipment were missing. Given [...]
By Glenn Platt, CSIRO
Where would we be without electricity? Assuming that you own a fridge, there won’t be many points in your life when you aren’t making use of it.
But what do we mean when we talk about the electricity grid?
The grid itself is less of a physical location. Instead, it is a term typically [...]
TAMS are letting people know they’re doing a ranger guided walk of the Orroral Valley:
Enjoy wildflowers and wildlife and experience cultural history with stories of European pioneers and the space age on a ranger guided walk along the Orroral Valley Heritage Trail this Sunday, 10 November 2013.
“In the six kilometre guided walk from the [...]
It’s Canberra Beer Week next week!
To help things along TAMS are making it known they’re free* putting buses on the to Beer Day Out at Exhibition Park:
ACTION is running special bus services to Beer Day Out, a family friendly celebration of beer held at Thoroughbred Park on Saturday 9 November.
“Routes 951, 952 and 956 will [...]
If you’re still in school and love rugby then get into the Brumbies rugby talent development program: (I don’t work for Tones, I can spell it how I like)
The University of Canberra Brumbies are calling on applications for the Brumbies Talent Development Camp which aims to improve the skills of ACT rugby players between the [...]
Rarely out of the news for long Jorian Gardner has just posted the following to facebook:
I am beating The Canberra Times to it. Tomorrow they will publish a story, because apparently they can’t resist putting in the boot when I screw up, where they allege I was pulled over by ACT Police & blew over [...]
ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene at a house fire on Tatchel Street, Calwell.
Update to follow.
ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are also on scene and have assessed two patients.
Firefighters are continuing to extinguish the fire
House has been extensively damaged.
Nearby houses have been evacuated as a precaution, but no damage to neighbouring [...]
ACT Policing detectives have seized seven firearms, three replica firearms, a large amount of ammunition and a quantity of drugs during two simultaneous search warrants in Narrabundah and Fyshwick in the early hours of this morning (Thursday, November 7).
Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant at a Narrabundah residence and at a Fyshwick premises [...]
[ 8 November, 2013; 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
This just in:
The sixth annual Lift Off band comp will see Canberra bands CASTERS, Pleased to Jive You, Harley Quinn, Purity, Elision and Hearing Voices battle it out this Friday 8 November at Woden Youth Centre.
Bands are competing for a prize pack worth over $5000, which includes everything they need to launch themselves into [...]
If you’re looking to get gay married the Office of Regulatory Services has released a register of “Marriage Equality Authorised Celebrants”.
Particularly exciting is 007 Gail Nagel, but you’d think No 42 jas got it all figured out.
Big Bang Theory fans will be saddened to hear there’s no 73, it only goes up to 66.
The Canberra Times is keeping up with local Liberal machinations as Party President Tio Faulkner hands over the reins to Peter Collins.
Mr Faulkner had nominated for re-election but announced at the party’s annual meeting on Wednesday night that he would not recontest. He told meeting it was ”the right time to step aside”.
”It’s been a [...]
ACT Rural Fire Service will be undertaking a hazard reduction burn at the Canberra Equestrian Centre off Eucumbene Drive in Rivett. This burn is scheduled to take place from 7pm on Thursday, 7 November weather permitting.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is J14.
Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to [...]
City News has the scoop on the big name in opera pulling out of this month’s Arboretum spectacular:
CityNews” has discovered that Kenny, who was to appear with soprano Emma Matthews and tenor Rosario La Spina, fell over at her home in London.
Following surgery for her injuries, a doctor has advised she will not [...]
The Court of Appeal has thrown up the case of one standover man Christopher Butler who has succeeded in getting his sentence reduced (but not in overturning his conviction).
Intriguingly their honours refer to a group called the “Galic’s.
Anyone able to shed more light?
ACT Policing has praised the general behaviour of Melbourne Cup revellers yesterday (Tuesday, November 5), with only a small number of people taken into custody.
Officers supported Thoroughbred Park security with regular patrols of the precinct yesterday, with a crowd estimated around 6,000 attending the Cup Day events.
One male was taken into custody for a breach [...]
ACT Policing caught more than 901 drivers speeding on Canberra roads during the month of October as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.
Police issued a total of 589 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) for speeding and 312 cautions.
Nine drivers were caught travelling more than 45km/h over the speed limit incurring fines of $1,811 plus [...]
The ABC has a drearily predictable story on the lack of resources for the Human Rights Commissioner to conduct an audit of the one place in Canberra Human Rights are at serious risk:
Dr Watchirs has told a Legislative Assembly hearing, the prison has never been subject to a human rights audit.
“There’s not sufficient resources [...]