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Witnesses sought over Pearce robbery

By 11 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an aggravated robbery at the Foodworks store in Pearce occurred yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 10 May).
Around 5pm, a woman armed with machete entered the store and threatened an employee, making demands for cash. The employee complied with the demands and the woman ran from the store with a sum of [...]

ABS employee in insider trading scam

By 10 May 2014

24-year-old ACT resident Christopher Russell Hill has been extradited to Victoria to face charges over insider trading, according to the ABC.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics employee allegedly disclosed unpublished data to NAB employee and friend Lukas Kamay in Melbourne, aiding in prediction of Australian dollar movement.
Mr Hill made a brief appearance in the ACT magistrates [...]

Car accident – what to do next?

By 9 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

This may sound silly, but we are relatively new to Australia and a bit confused about what to do after a car accident. I was driving the car, with my spouse in the passenger seat and my daughter in the back seat. We were stopped at a light for at least 30 seconds, [...]

Police targeting impaired drivers in May

By 8 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is targeting alcohol and drug impaired driving this month as part of our multi-agency road safety strategy.
With 1,357 drunk drivers and 116 drug impaired drivers removed from ACT roads during 2013, roadside alcohol and drug screening is a key strategy in ACT Policing’s approach to road safety.
Traffic Operations Sergeant Rod [...]

Acting Judges appointed

By 8 May 2014

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today announced the appointment of acting judges Stephen Walmsley, Linda Ashford, Dennis Cowdroy and David Robinson, to the ACT Supreme Court.
“The appointments are for 12 months and the acting judges will assist the Supreme Court with its civil matters during this time,” Mr Corbell said.
“All four appointees have enjoyed highly distinguished legal [...]

Sentencing and Justice Reform Program

By 8 May 2014

The ACT Government will pursue a new justice reform strategy focussed on enhancing the legal framework for sentencing and restorative justice. The reforms will give the ACT a state of the art approach to dealing with criminal behaviour and reducing recidivism.
The review, confirmed on Friday by Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, will examine fundamental questions relating [...]

Off-duty officer interrupts Turner burglary

By 8 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 42-year-old Turner man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning following the burglary of a Turner residence yesterday (Wednesday 7 May).
About 7.00pm, an off-duty police officer noticed a male enter a unit courtyard in Turner and remove a window security screen. The male then entered the unit through the window, carrying a black [...]

Workers compensation – NSW

By 6 May 2014

Hi Hive Mind,
Can anyone advise on a suitable solicitor for a workers compensation claim in NSW?  The worker in question has been working in NSW as a process worker but lives in the ACT.
Many firms have been approached but we have been told that they only help under ACT laws.
I look forward to any suggestions.

Public Servants use Commonwealth computers in parking scam

By 6 May 2014

A crafty group of local public servants have been caught using government issued computers to avoid the parking inspector, according to The Canberra Times.
Employees from the National Health and Medical Research Council had developed a system of keeping a look out on popular 2 hour parking spots outside their Gordon Street office and using the [...]

Witnesses sought to Jamison robbery

By 6 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery which occurred in Jamison on Sunday (May 4).
Between 10am-2pm a man, who suffers from a mental disability, was selling copies of ‘The Big Issue’ adjacent to the Coffee Guru at the Jamison Centre.
Around 2pm the man was walking from the Jamison Centre to his residence in Cook. [...]

Reckless driving with children on board

By 6 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

In two separate incidents over the weekend, ACT Policing issued Traffic Infringement Notices to two drivers caught driving recklessly with children on board their vehicles.
About 11.50am on Sunday (May 4), Road Safety Operations Team officers identified a 59-year-old male riding on a motorcycle with an 18-month-old girl sitting on his lap on Ratcliffe Crescent in [...]

Police in Civic

By 6 May 2014

I went into Civic on Saturday and was surprised to see so many police…. (I was designated driver) but when driving there and hanging out and driving home I didn’t see anyone with a speed camera or an RBT ( and I travelled up Adelaide Ave and the parkway from Greenway). So where are the [...]

Two in custody after alleged Red Hill break-in

By 5 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has taken two men into custody after an alleged aggravated burglary at a Red Hill residence last night (Sunday, May 4).
Police will allege that the men forced their way into a Red Hill address around 7pm last night. One man was alleged to be armed with a firearm and the other with a [...]

Firearm found hidden in stud wall

By 5 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations team has executed a second search warrant on a Florey home (Saturday, May 3) locating an illicit firearm from behind a stud wall in the toilet.
Acting on further information received police returned to the home around 6pm where they removed plasterboard from a stud wall in the toilet of the [...]

Police warn about advertising parties on social media

By 5 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Queanbeyan police were busy controlling parties at the weekend, which got out of hand thanks unexpected gate-crashers.
One party was broken up in Jerrabombera on Friday night, peaking at 200 guests, many uninvited. The party is believed to have been the work of a 16 year-old using Facebook to promote the bash.
Another party was broken [...]

Man caught twice for drink driving

By 4 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing retained a man in the Watch House on Saturday morning (3 May) after he was caught drink driving twice in two hours.
About 2.50am on Saturday morning, police conducted a traffic stop on a silver Subaru Forrester in Curtin and then transported the driver to Woden Police Station for breath analysis, where he recorded [...]

Increasing alcohol fuelled violence in Civic

By 4 May 2014

A report on the ABC ACT News on Friday night highlighted an 11% increase in alcohol fuelled violence in Civic, noting alcohol ‘pre loading’ one of the biggest challenges in managing the issue.
I must confess, it’s been a long time since I was out in Civic late on a Saturday night and back [...]

Cannabis and cash seized in Chifley

By 2 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Team has seized drugs suspected to be cannabis and a significant sum of cash from a search warrant at a residence in Chifley yesterday morning (Wednesday 30 April).
Around 9.30am, police attended the home seizing 29 plants from the garden suspected to be cannabis along with a further 35 shopping bags of [...]

Disqualified driver arrested following collision and pursuit

By 1 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has arrested a 29-year-old Theodore man following a southside pursuit last night (Wednesday, 30 April).
Around 11.30pm, traffic patrols observed a Ford Falcon sedan travelling west on Johnson Drive in Calwell with no rear number plates.
Police activated emergency lights and sirens, however the driver failed to stop and accelerated away from police through the [...]

Man arrested after groping girl in Gowrie

By 1 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 34-year-old Gowrie man will face the ACT Magistrates Court later this month after allegedly indecently assaulting a 10-year-old girl on a bike path in Gowrie yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, April 30).
The girl had been on her way home from school around 3.05pm when a man allegedly grabbed her from behind and indecently assaulted her.
A group [...]

Search warrant uncovers firearms and drugs in Isabella Plains

By 30 April 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing’s Drug and Organised Crime Team has seized two firearms, ammunition and a quantity of drugs during a search warrant at a residence in Isabella Plains this morning (Wednesday 30 April).
Detectives executed a Section 194 Crimes Act search warrant on the home locating a 30/30 lever action rifle and air rifle, an extendable baton, [...]

$54 million jail expansion in the works

By 29 April 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A development application has been lodged to allow for the expansion of Canberra’s Alexander Maconochie Centre.
The ACT Government plans to build two new cell blocks within two years to solve the current overcrowding crisis. The expansion project is expected to cost around $54 million.
The flexible new design will accommodate for projected increases in prisoner numbers [...]

Police make arrest after flashing incident

By 29 April 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has arrested a young person following a number of incidents relating to a young man groping and exposing himself to women in the north side of Canberra.
About 5.20pm yesterday evening (Monday 28 April), a girl was out walking her dog in Evatt when she was approached by a male who pulled his pants [...]

Police issue safety warning to women

By 28 April 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is issuing a safety warning to women following a number of incidents relating to a man groping and exposing himself to women in the north side of Canberra.
Over the weekend (April 26-27), four incidents were reported to police which are believed to be linked.
About 11.45pm on Saturday, a man entered the laundry of [...]

‘Groovin the Moo’ sees 14 in custody

By 28 April 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing took 14 individuals, including four youths, into custody during the 12-hour music festival ‘Groovin the Moo’ yesterday (Sunday, 27 April) at the University of Canberra.
Six adults and four juveniles were taken into protective custody for intoxication during the event. At last year’s festival, one adult and three juveniles were taken into protective custody [...]

Public Consultation about the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT)

By 28 April 2014

[ 6 May 2014; 2:00 pm; 7 May 2014; 5:30 pm; 8 May 2014; 10:00 am; 5:30 pm; 9 May 2014; 10:00 am; ] The ACT Law Reform Advisory Council (LRAC) has been asked by the ACT Attorney-General to inquire into the scope and operation of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT).

As part of its inquiry, LRAC has prepared a Consultation Paper, which is available at www.lawreform.act.gov.au

Members of the public are invited to provide feedback and comments at one of the following information [...]

Another weekend of double demerits

By 24 April 2014

ACT Policing is urging motorists to drive safely over the ANZAC Day long weekend and warns that double demerits will apply for speeding and seatbelt offences, with an extra point for all other traffic offences.
Double demerit points are effective today (Thursday, April 24) until midnight on Sunday April 27, 2014.
Traffic Operations Station Sergeant Rod Anderson [...]

Police seek assistance to locate missing boy

By 23 April 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police seek assistance to locate missing boy

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 12-year-old boy
The boy, Kane Randle, was reported missing earlier today (April 23) by his family.  He has not been seen by his family since 10.30am on Sunday (April 20).
Police believe he may be staying with friends.
Kane is described as 152cm tall, with a solid [...]

Police pleased by fatality free Easter

By 22 April 2014

ACT Policing say they are pleased the Australian Capital Territory remained fatality-free over the holiday period, with only two collisions resulting in minor injuries over the Easter holiday period (17 to 21 April).
The Operation Crossroads partnership between ACT Policing and NSW Police provided a highly visible presence on our region’s roads aimed at reducing road [...]

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 [...]

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
Weapons and drugs seized during warrant

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 [...]

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