ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to three aggravated burglaries in Wanniassa, Mitchell and Mawson early Sunday morning (5 July).
About 5am, police received a report that two male offenders attended the Coles Express Service Station on Sangster Place, Wanniassa, and used a crow bar to force entry through the front doors. Once inside, the offenders were [...]
If the University of Canberra is to become a world-ranked university, we need to improve infrastructure in Belconnen.
I attended a public meeting late last month in which UC Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Parker explained his 15 year vision for the University of Canberra. I was impressed at the level of interest, with a packed auditorium that was standing-room only.
Bruce is [...]
ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing man Daemon Wolfe.
Daemon was last seen leaving a house in Greenway on foot about 4.30pm yesterday (Thursday 2 July) and was last heard from about 7pm last night.
Daemon is described as being a Caucasian man, 5’10” (178cm) tall with a slim build, dark brown hair [...]
Anyone for tennis?
A few humble tennis courts are proving to be more of a problem for Chief Minister Andrew Barr than he thought.
Earlier this year, Barr said the ACT Government would take the tennis courts from the public Telopea Park School so it could build a childcare centre. The current Manuka Occasional Childcare Centre nearby [...]
If you work in health or aged care, the Canberra-based Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association would like to invite you to take advantage of a new, free palliative care online training and information portal, launching today.
The portal provides a valuable resource for those involved in providing palliative care. It combines existing training modules, new resources, and specifically [...]
Enabled Employment, Red Robot and Paladin Risk Management Services are some of the innovative Canberra businesses announced as Telstra ACT Business Awards finalists today.
From the media release:
The diversity of ACT’s thriving business community, including a four-wheel drive training school and an employment service for people with disabilities, will be on show as finalists in the [...]
We have just released a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for a new smaller, lighter and tougher action camera, and we’ve called it the Barnacle.
We are currently the best performing offering from Canberra, but we need your support. Check it out at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1220652418/the-barnacle-action-camera
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We think it’s a great product, and we [...]
When Aaron Clausen accidentally rode his mountain bike through a patch of critically endangered Canberra spider orchids, he realised more could be done to identify and protect the ACT’s endangered wildlife.
The IT consultant founded the Canberra Nature Map project, a citizen science portal for park care groups, volunteers and members of the public to report [...]
RSPCA ACT has removed 147 animals, including cats, dogs and birds, from a family home in Banks.
From RSPCA ACT’s media release:
RSPCA ACT Inspectors attended a house in Banks last week for a routine follow up visit on an existing client. Inspectors surveyed the area and found a large number of animals living in single family [...]
ACT Policing has apprehended two offenders attempting a burglary in a home in Kaleen yesterday (29 June).
About 10.30am, a 17-year-old teenage boy and 18-year-old woman attended a house on Warrego Circuit entering the rear yard of the residence through a carport.
About 11.05am they walked around the side of the house to a kitchen window and removed [...]
A country home built by Canberra business Select Structures has taken out three residential building awards, including House of the Year 2015, at the 25th Master Builders and Cbus Excellence in Building Awards on Friday evening.
The home, Tutto Bene, also won Sustainable Construction – Residential, Custom Built Homes 250m2 to 350m2, ahead of 15 other finalists.
About the [...]
Canberra construction company Construction Control has won Project of the Year at the 25th Master Builders and Cbus Excellence in Building Awards, held in Canberra on Friday evening.
Construction Control is the company behind the $8 million Snow Centre for Education in the Asian Century at Canberra Grammar School.
The Snow Centre, which was funded by Canberra [...]
If you think building an energy efficient home requires spending big on expensive green materials, building methods and technologies, you might have to think again.
Whether you’re interested in slashing your energy bills or reducing your family’s environmental footprint, you probably already know there are benefits to going green when building or renovating.
But what you may [...]
Last August I wrote about the application of the political paradigm known as the state of fear. It has been employed by bodies politics and dictators since Persian times, reaching a perfection in the days of the Inquisition.
It is the notion that a government (or ruling body/dictator) keeps the community under control by creating a [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an aggravated robbery occurred in Kambah last night (Thursday, 25 June).
Around 9pm, two men armed with weapons entered Woolworths on Marconi Crescent, Kambah. The men approached staff members making demands for cash.
The staff members complied and the two men fled the store running to a small white car being [...]
ACT Policing Rural Patrol members are investigating recent gate cutting incidents at Namadgi National Park near Corin Forest.
Around 5:30am on Saturday, 13 June 2015, ACT Rangers obtained some images (below) of a group of men who police believe can assist in the investigation.
If you can identify the people in the images, or provide information about [...]
Canberra work health and safety startup SignOnSite has had a very successful night at this week’s ACT Digital Innovation Awards, taking out several awards, including the Undergraduate Student Innovation Award.
From SignOnSite’s media release:
Canberra startup SignOnSite has won the Undergraduate Student Innovation Award, and received a Certificate of Merit in the New Product category, while co-founder [...]
ACT Policing executed a search warrant in Ngunnawal last night.
During the search of the Paul Coe Crescent house, police located property that is suspected of being stolen, including a jet-ski, trailer and a number of chainsaws.
Police also located a hydroponic set-up, a number of cannabis plants and vials of liquid that are suspected to be [...]
Professor Brian Schmidt AC has been appointed the next Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University (ANU).
He will take up the position on 1 January 2016 at the conclusion of the term of current Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young AO
ANU Chancellor Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC said the University Council was delighted the renowned astrophysicist [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Bonython on Sunday (21 June).
About 7.45pm, a man entered the SPAR Supermarket on Hurtle Avenue, Bonython. The man approached a staff member, demanding cash and holding a knife. The offender removed the till, containing cash, from the cash register and fled on foot. The man [...]
Canberra sisters Emma and Carla Papas quit their public service jobs last year to focus on their food and lifestyle blog, The Merrymaker Sisters, full-time. With their first hardcopy book to go on sale this week, they share the business lessons they’ve learned along the way.
Before Emma and Carla founded The Merrymaker Sisters in 2012, [...]
ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Bottle-O bottle shop on Luxton Street in Belconnen on Monday night (22 June).
At about 10.30pm a man entered the shop armed with a meat cleaver and demanded money from the cashier. The offender then left with the cash-till and other stolen items from the [...]
Canberra and region not-for-profit Marymead has announced the appointment of Darren Black as its new chief executive officer.
Darren, who will take over from acting Marymead CEO Amanda Tobler on 31 August 2015, is a community sector leader with over two decades of experience in leadership and management. He was CEO of Outward Bound Australia for [...]
The ACT Government has opted for light rail for the next generation of public transport. This decision was driven by the desire to redevelop Northbourne Avenue, change the lease purposes and increase land values along either side of this “entry” road. A lot of Canberrans do not believe that trams are the best transport solution. [...]
A 23-year-old Ngunnawal woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court after a firearm was located at her home in Ngunnawal in April.
On Friday (April 24) about 4pm, detectives from Taskforce Nemesis executed a search warrant in Ngunnawal and located a firearm.
Detectives located a sawn off shotgun and an amount of ammunition within the residence. The [...]
Veterinarians from across the ACT and NSW will receive training this week in how to respond to initial reports of a number of emergency animal diseases, including foot-and-mouth disease, avian influenza and Hendra virus. Training will taking place this Wednesday 24 June 2015 and Thursday 25 June 2015.
“This training exercise will help prepare vets who [...]
Independent supermarket chain Supabarn has today announced it will sell all but two of its ACT and NSW stores to supermarket giant Coles.
The sale will affect Supabarn’s Civic, Wanniassa, Kaleen and Crace stores, plus one under construction in Casey. Five stores in New South Wales will also be sold.
The sale is yet to be approved [...]
I would like to acknowledge and pay my respect to the traditional owners, the Ngunnawal people, upon whose ancestral lands this chamber is built. I pay my respect to elders both past and present and acknowledge their enduring connection to these ancient lands.
I thank the people of the ACT for the support they have [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Caltex Service Station in Holt yesterday (Thursday 18 June).
About 9.45pm, a man armed with a knife approached and threatened a store attendant outside the service station demanding that he enter the store and give him money.
The store attendant complied with the offender’s [...]
*** UPDATE missing man has been located safe and well ***
Police would like to thank the public for their assistance.
ACT Policing officers searching for a missing 51-year-old man from Oaks Estate hold genuine concerns for his safety.
The man, Mr Steven Hall, was last seen in Oaks Estate late last week (Thursday 11 or Friday [...]