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Where to see the Royals (assuming your that way inclined)

By 18 April, 2014

Next week we will be sharing our fair city with real life Royalty.  As ‘Wils and Kate’ or ‘the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’ (depending on how familiar you feel, or how formal you may or may not be) prepare to visit, and my house goes into some form of light excitement over this, it [...]

2014 ACT Asthma Consumer Survey

By 18 April, 2014

We would like to invite you to participate in the 2014 ACT Asthma Support Network (ASN) Survey being conducted by TNS on behalf of the ASN.
The purpose of the research is to gain detailed information regarding peoples’ experiences of asthma and linked conditions in the ACT.
Results of the survey will help the ASN in developing [...]

Fire at University of Canberra

By 18 April, 2014

Firefighters have extinguished a fire discovered burning on the ground floor of Building Three at University of Canberra in Bruce this afternoon.
The fire was quickly contained to the room it started in and extinguished at around 2:45pm.
ACT Fire & Rescue crews are now ventilating smoke from the Science Building and will continue to investigate the [...]

Government calls for wind energy proposals

By 18 April, 2014

Following the announcement of a 90% renewable energy consumption target for the ACT (although with renewable energy production needing to come from outside the ACT), The ACT Government has called for wind energy proposals.
Minister Simon Corbell said proposals would be judged on a combination of factors, including price, local investment and proven community engagement.
“Wind energy [...]

Police road safety team doubled

By 18 April, 2014

ACT police have doubled their road safety team, with the addition of eight new officers and three vehicles, focused on targeting dangerous driving and random breath testing.
Police Minister Simon Corbell has denied any set targets on roadside arrests, making it clear that high risk drivers are not welcome on Canberra roads.
“The expansion of [...]

ACT & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 17 April, 2014

The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan.
Highest Sale: $2,200,000
Lowest Price: $200,000
Average Sale Price: $583,078
51 sales properties had price reductions
86 properties went under offer
110 properties SOLD!
144 properties have come onto the market
0 Properties up for auction this coming weekend
Highest Rental: $1,200 per week
Lowest Rental: [...]

New drivers put under the microscope

By 17 April, 2014

Attorney-General Simon Corbell is asking the Canberra community to participate in the ACT Driver Survey and have a say on how to improve road safety for Learner and Provisional licence holders.
The survey is being conducted as part of the ACT Graduated Driver Licensing Scheme review.
“The review is looking into a range of options to improve [...]

Garbage Strike after Easter, you little ripper

By 17 April, 2014

So it seems that the garbage guys will strike again next week. Again over loss of pay, it would really be great if the TWU could understand that overtime is not considered part of your pay, it is extra and if your lucky enough to get it, you beauty if not, welcome to the real world.
Regardless, [...]

War Correspondent Memorial for Canberra

By 16 April, 2014

A new memorial has been proposed for the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, honouring War Correspondents who made the ultimate sacrifice to report on conflict.
According to Australian War Memorial director Brendan Nelson, war correspondents play an integral part in preserving Australia’s war history.
The Memorial will be built in the War Memorial’s sculpture garden, set into [...]

Collapsed Canberra IT company saved by purchaser

By 16 April, 2014

Local IT service provider and reseller Dataflex has been purchased by VTS IT Group, with the transaction including the trading name, customer list and some staff.
The company was placed into voluntary administration earlier this year.
Dataflex has a substantial history of contracts with government departments and reportedly made around $35 million in sales in the 2012-13 [...]

The O’Farrell 2014 vintage

By 16 April, 2014

Sorry, can’t help myself… got to have a bit of a p$ss take with what is happening across the border!

The Rolling Stones are not coming to Canberra… I repeat – The Rolling Stones are NOT coming to Canberra!

By 16 April, 2014

I have young children and seemingly very little time outside of work, study, kids etc. to do anything if any great excitement – like see the Rolling Stones.  A friend of mine however was very disappointed when they had to delay their concert after she had secured tickets to the Adelaide show and arranged her [...]

Motorcycle vs police car

By 16 April, 2014

A 21-year-old Chisholm motorcycle rider has collided with a stationary police car early this morning (Wednesday, 16 April).
At about 4.15am, members from Tuggeranong Police Station were conducting laser speed detection in north bound lanes of the Monaro Highway in Hume, about 100 metres south of the Mugga Way turn off.
Around this time a motorcycle rider [...]

Weapons and drugs seized during warrant

By 15 April, 2014

ACT Policing has seized a number of weapons, ammunition, and a small amount of drugs during a search warrant overnight (Monday 14 April) in Gordon.
Members from ACT Policing’s Tuggeranong Crime team seized a .12 gauge pump action shot gun and rounds, an air rifle with pellets, a double edged sword, a conducted energy weapon, extendable [...]

RiotACT announcement follow-up

By 15 April, 2014

Thank you to all of you who completed the RiotACT User Survey. With nearly 1000 responses and some great comments and suggestions, there are now some great leads for discussion.
One primary area of concern is moderation (removing snarky comments and keeping people on track), so comments will be monitored closely. As listed [...]

Increasing motorcycle use to avoid parking fees

By 15 April, 2014

There has apparently been a rise in motorcycle and scooter purchases in the ACT, in a bid to avoid the new parking fees payable in the Parliamentary Circle (say that three times after a few beers…).
At nearly $3000 a year for new parking (as of July 1), I can completely understand this shift, [...]

Speed dating the sustainable way

By 15 April, 2014

[ 4 May, 2014; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]

ACT Landcare will hold the Landcare for Singles Tree Planting day at Jerrabomberra Wetlands on 4th May 2014.

If you’re on the lookout for that special someone, this event is a great opportunity to try a new and unique form of speed dating – Speed planting!

Join in and plant a new tree with a new partner [...]

Don’t miss the total eclipse

By 15 April, 2014

Look up as you’re leaving work this evening and you’ll be treated to a rare spectacle.
The eastern coast of Australia will be lucky enough to witness a twilight total lunar eclipse tonight, with the moon expected to glow a striking shade of blood red.
The moon will already be eclipsed when it rises over Canberra at [...]

Blog Post: Raising the Age of Retirement

By 15 April, 2014

I should be up front. I’m one of those people (I imagine and hope we are very few) who spent their twenties and early thirties traveling the world, clocking up a solid log of fabulous experiences; sadly failing to accumulate any superannuation worth bragging about. So for me, I kind of know I’m going to [...]

Australia’s first suicide safe-house in Canberra

By 14 April, 2014

Lifeline Canberra plans to establish the nation’s first suicide safe-house in Canberra if they’re are able to raise $1 million by the end of the year.
The organisation is lobbying dozens of business and philanthropists to raise funds to establish the purpose-built safe-house.
Iconic rocker Angry Anderson will be ambassador for the campaign, knocking on [...]

Casey spray paint spree

By 14 April, 2014

ACT Policing is investigating a spate of incidents across Casey between Friday night and Saturday morning (11 – 12 April).
From 8am on Saturday morning police began receiving reports that multiple houses and vehicles had been vandalised with black spray paint on John Crawford Crescent, Walter Crockerer Crescent and Tippet Street, Casey.
Property damage reported includes [...]

Canberra Islamic Centre vandalised

By 14 April, 2014

An Islamic community centre sustained thousands of dollars worth of damage at the hands of vandals on Sunday.
It’s believed the intruders climbed the fence and broke in through a small window at the back of the building between 7.00am and 5.30pm.
Offensive language was spray-painted across internal and external walls, paintings were ripped, televisions [...]

Local wins international writing award

By 14 April, 2014

Local writer, Shauna O’Meara has been awarded an international ‘Writers of the Future’ accolade in Hollywood today. Shauna is one of twelve winning writers and illustrators from around the world, who were honoured during the 30th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement awards.
Originally from Western Australia, Ms. O’Meara is a practicing vet who [...]

No-fault insurance scheme set for ACT

By 13 April, 2014

A no-fault insurance scheme will be set up in the ACT thanks to new laws made by the Legislative Assembly.
From July 1, the insurance scheme will provide long-term care for people who are seriously injured in car accidents (victims currently have to prove that someone else is at fault in order to claim).
Treasurer Andrew Barr [...]

Former taxi driver jailed

By 13 April, 2014

Former taxi driver, Hamza Bilal (27) has been jailed for running over a passenger.
Mr Bilal pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm following a heated argument over the fare in March 2013. After Bilal dropped the victim off, he turned his car around and drove towards him on the wrong side of [...]

Counsellor for 7yr old anxiety recommendations

By 12 April, 2014

Would appreciate any recommendations for a counsellor who works with kids anxiety. We are booked in with the Canberra university health clinic  but the waiting period is about 2 months.  Wanted to get on top of it sooner than later. Our school counsellor is on leave for the next term. TIA.

Red Hill hit and run

By 12 April, 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a hit and run in Red Hill on Thursday night (10 April) where a cyclist was struck by a car.
The incident occurred around 7.45pm. A cyclist was travelling east on Hindmarsh Drive when a light gold coloured Mercedes Benz sedan, travelling north on Jerrabomberra Avenue, turned left into the [...]

ACT & Queanbeyan Weekly Market Wrap

By 11 April, 2014

The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan.
Highest Sale: $1,500,000
Lowest Price: $110,000
Average Sale Price: $569,870
62 sales properties had price reductions
110 properties went under offer
126 properties SOLD!
196 properties have come onto the market
47 Properties up for auction this coming weekend
Highest Rental: $1,955 per week
Lowest Rental: [...]

Preschool for 3/4 year old

By 11 April, 2014

We have just arrived from London and I am trying to arrange schooling for my children. The 6 year old is all sorted and will be starting primary at the Easter break. However, we also have a 3 year old who will be 4 in June. She started at Nursery School (the equivalent of Preschool) [...]

Lights! Canberra! Action! Winning entries for local films

By 10 April, 2014

The 11th ‘Lights Canberra Action’ film making festival took place last month showcasing films made by local enthusiasts from all walks of life.
This year’s theme was ‘Brilliant Possibilities’ with participants given a list of ten items that must be included in their finished product. Some of which were the Academy of Science shine dome, an [...]

Fatal road accident at ANU

By 10 April, 2014

A male driver has died after a single vehicle collision into a tree within the Australian National University precinct this afternoon (Thursday 10 April).
Police responded at around 3.10pm after a report of a collision on Sullivans Creek Road, near the intersection with Daley Road, Acton.
ACT Ambulance Service attended and attempts were made to resuscitate the [...]

iPads stolen from Red Hill Primary School

By 10 April, 2014

ACT Policing is investigating the theft of 43 Apple iPads from Red Hill Primary School.
Between 4pm Friday (4 April) and 3.30pm Monday (7 April), offenders entered Red Hill Primary School and removed four unmarked cardboard boxes containing a number of 16GB iPad minis and 16GB iPad 2 from an office within the school.
Please be on [...]


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