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When turning, do you have to give way to a pedestrian?

By 25 March 2014

You’re driving south along Allara Street past the Civic Pool, and making a 45 degree left turn into Dive Lane which leads to the pool car park. If you proceed, there is a danger that you will collide with a person who is walking parallel to Allara Street, across the end of Dive lane.
According to [...]

Giant mountain bike – Stolen from O’Connor

By 24 March 2014

I am not sure if riotACT would be helpful however I will do my best to spread as much as I can. My much loved boulder 1 Giant mountain bike has been stolen overnight – I have reported it to the police earlier today – the image of bike is here: http://i62.tinypic.com/33o5imu.jpg 
The bike can be identified [...]

Can I sue an ACT public servant for abuse of public office? “

By 24 March 2014

I have evidence of  an ACT government public servant acting on orders to commit an act which has caused me great detriment.The public servant was ” impliedly authorized to commit the act which caused me harm/loss.”*
Given  the advice given by Robinson* that” malfeasance in public office  is a personal tort, it is personal to the [...]

North Canberra Community Council public meeting 19 March

By 19 March 2014

[ 19 March 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] The next meeting of the North Canberra Community Council will be held from 7.30pm to 9pm on 19 March 2014, at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland Street, Hackett.
The meeting will include:
National Broadband Network update – Michael Tyler, Community Account Manager, NBN Co.

Braddon Club update: Report on our appeal against the deconcessionalisation of the Braddon Club [...]

Reporting Suspected Corruption/Fraud in the ACT Government

By 17 March 2014

In  a previous post, I have questioned why there is not the equivalent of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) that exists in NSW, does not have a similar agency in the ACT for those who wish to report  suspected corruption or fraud committed by or against the ACT Government.
Given the recent allegations made against [...]

Public Forum: Labor and Refugees – Pathways to Change

By 16 March 2014

[ 18 March 2014; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Yvette Berry invites you to this Refugee Action Committee event.

6:30PM on Tuesday, 18 March
Manning Clark Centre, Lecture Theatre 4, Australian National University

Federal Labor supports mandatory detention for asylum seekers, offshore detention on Manus Is. and Nauru and the rejection of all coming by boat. But many Labor members and supporters do not. This forum features [...]

Fleeing suspect tries to hide from officers at police station

By 7 March 2014

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/fleeing-suspect-tries-to-hide-from-officers-at-police-station-20140307-34c1l.html
It’s like something out of those carry on movies, you would just love to see the face as he realised where he was..

Should Canberra legalise marijuana?

By 5 March 2014
Should Canberra legalise marijuana?

Back in the 90s, Canberra flirted with decriminalising pot. The only noticeable effect at the time was that the police gave up policing it. The ACT has since pulled back from such a position.2013 was a breakthrough year for planet Earth’s pot-lovers. With states and nations across the globe considering, debating or outright legalising the [...]

Where can I burn two boxes of papers?

By 27 February 2014

I want to quickly get rid of papers with my name on it, so the easiest way is to just burn them.  Anywhere I can do this without the cops being called on me?

Refugee Candlelight Vigil in Garema Place this Saturday 7:30PM

By 21 February 2014
Refugee Candlelight Vigil in Garema Place this Saturday 7:30PM

[ 22 February 2014; 7:30 pm; 7:30 pm; 7:30 pm; ]

The Refugee Action Committee is organising a candlelight vigil this Saturday to mourn the death of an Iranian asylum seeker during recent protests at the Australian detention centre on Manus Island.

Reports are conflicted at this time as to how one person was killed and 77 others injured but sources suggest police and armed thugs went [...]

Ballistics? Pfft… The Eastman Inquiry

By 4 February 2014

After a laborious resistance by poo covered parties on both sides trying to delay or deny this inquiry, here’s a bit:
An international ballistics expert has contradicted key evidence that a silencer was used in the 1989 murder of the ACT’s police chief [Colin Winchester].
Suppression orders on new ballistics evidence at the inquiry into the murder [...]

Thieving flatmate

By 25 January 2014

A friend of mine shares a flat with a girl who keeps going through her stuff, taking things and taking money from her wallet.
They each have a lease so I assume she cannot evict her.
Do you have any ideas what she can do.
Calling the police is not going to make for good flatmate relaions.

Polo fire officially suspicious

By 24 January 2014

ACT Policing is continuing an investigation into a structural fire at the Polish White Eagle Club in O’Connor on Tuesday (January 21).
While the exact method used to start the fire is still to be determined, investigations have concluded the fire was deliberately lit.
In addition to the fire, a safe and cash register were stolen during [...]

Dominos Weston and the Man with the Machete

By 24 January 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at a food store in Weston last night (Thursday, January 23).
Around 10:15pm, a man entered Domino’s Pizza on Trennery Street, armed with a machete and demanded cash from the staff. The staff complied and the man fled the store. He was last seen running towards Brierly [...]

Police opposing bail for traffic offences

By 24 January 2014

A 28-year-old Gunning man will face ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Friday, 24 January) after fleeing from police yesterday (Thursday, 23 January) afternoon.
About 2.55pm, police attempted to stop the green Holden Commodore on Antill Street in Dickson. The vehicle was in extremely poor condition and had what appeared to be home-made number plates attached.
The driver [...]

Police investigating Greenway grass fire

By 24 January 2014

ACT Policing is investigating a grass fire which occurred in Tuggeranong yesterday (Thursday January, 23).
At about 2.10pm, ACT Emergency Services Agency responded to reports of a fire in a grassed area next to the Lake Tuggeranong Bridge on Athllon Drive.
ACT Fire and Rescue extinguished the fire and police established a crime scene.
A number of witnesses [...]

Double demerits this weekend

By 23 January 2014

Joy Burch is reminding us that double demerits are in force over the weekend to celebrate the birth of our nation:
Acting Attorney-General Joy Burch has appealed for Canberrans to slow down, wear seatbelts and drive safely this Australia Day holiday weekend with double demerit points to be in force.
“Double demerit points will apply to [...]

Greenway Vinnies burgled

By 23 January 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a burglary at a St Vincent de Paul store in Greenway yesterday (Wednesday January 22).
Police believe the offender/s gained access to the store through the front doors sometime between 6.30pm Tuesday night (January, 21) and 8.30am yesterday morning (Wednesday January 22).
Police were called to the store after an employee [...]

Kambah flasher gets handsy

By 23 January 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an indecent assault which occurred on Sunday (January 19) in Kambah.
About 6.00pm, a female was riding a bicycle through the underpass at O’Halloran Circuit in Kambah. A male was standing in the underpass with his genitals exposed. The male grabbed the female off her bike and placed his genitals [...]

Man and dog attack at Old Parliament House

By 23 January 2014

A 40-year-old Parkes man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a 71-year-old man on the front lawns of Old Parliament house yesterday (Wednesday 22 January).
Around 10.40am, police were called to the location after receiving reports of two men fighting, with one man striking the other with a large stick.
Police arrived at the scene to find [...]

King hit outcome lets Canberra down again

By 23 January 2014

3 months weekend detention is disgraceful. [Canberra Times story]
Hopefully the offender doesn’t go and he ends up serving his time out in full at the AMC

Police want to speak to this handsome face about an alleged sexual assault

By 22 January 2014
Police want to speak to this handsome face about an alleged sexual assault

ACT Policing has released the facefit image of a suspect from an alleged historical sexual assault in December 2012.
Between 1.30 and 2am on Friday 21 December, the victim was in the City interchange waiting for a taxi when she was approached and propositioned by the alleged offender. The victim refused, and entered a yellow ‘maxi-cab’ [...]

Police now on the trail of the golfing vandals of Gungahlin

By 21 January 2014

ACT Policing is investigating reports of vehicles and residences being damaged across several Gungahlin suburbs Sunday (19 January) night.
At least ten Harrison, Bonner, Palmerston, Forde and Amaroo residents were targeted, in what are believed to be related incidents. Windows and lights of parked vehicles were targeted. In the majority of cases golf balls were located [...]

Stamp Duty refunds for the North

By 21 January 2014

If you bought a house and land package before 2011 in the north part of Canberra, and paid stamp duty on both, you might have a major windfall coming your way as the ACT government declines to go the High Court and appeal the decision by the ACT Court of Appeal.
The Court of Appeal upheld [...]

Smashed Car Windscreen – asking for assistance from the lovely Bonner People.

By 20 January 2014
Smashed Car Windscreen - asking for assistance from the lovely Bonner People.

Hello Fellow Rioters,
Long time reader first time poster
First I would like to say have been reading this site for a good 5+ years now, very much entertaining, especially on your Cyclists vs Cars topics haha, you guys crack me up
The Reason I am writing this in for today is that I have a [...]

Dominos Florey hit again

By 20 January 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at a food store in Florey last night (Sunday, January 19).
Around 10.10pm, a man entered the Domino’s Pizza store armed with a machete and demanded money.
The employee complied with the demands and handed over a sum of cash.
The man ran from the store and was last [...]

Alleged Molonglo firebug facing court today

By 20 January 2014

A 48-year-old man who suffered burns as a result of a fire in Molonglo will face court today charged with causing a bushfire during the total fire ban on January 16.
Police will allege the man, of no fixed abode, had been found hiding under a bridge after a fire had been deliberately lit near Tuggeranong [...]

Chisholm carjacker arrested in Kambah

By 20 January 2014

A 42-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with aggravated robbery and assault that occurred last week (Friday, 17 January).
Police will allege that the man and a friend approached a woman who was asleep in her car at an address in Chisholm around 5am on Friday morning, physically assaulted her with [...]

Police still looking for guns

By 20 January 2014

ACT Policing has extended the Illicit Firearms Rewards campaign, which launched on October 9 last year, to 30 April 2014.
Last year ACT Policing with the support of the ACT Government and ACT Crime Stoppers launched the Illicit Firearms Rewards campaign, offering public reward payments of up to $5000 for information leading to the seizure of [...]

Firebombing to get away from the cops works about as well as expected

By 18 January 2014

A man who used a homemade incendiary device in an attempt to elude police last night was arrested in Belconnen and will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Saturday, January 18).
Around 7.25pm, police were conducting a routine patrol in the Belconnen area when they detected an orange Daewoo sedan being driven erratically.
The driver [...]

Legal advice for Canberra artists

By 17 January 2014

Joy Burch is putting the word out there that the ACT Government is chipping in for the Arts Law Centre of Australia:
ACT artists and arts organisations will have access to free or subsidised legal advice thanks to a national partnership to revamp the Arts Law Centre of Australia, to which the ACTGovernment is contributing $10,000. [...]

Curtin mugging

By 17 January 2014

ACT Policing is appealing for any witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Curtin early this morning (Friday, January 17).
About 6.15am a 41-year-old woman was at Curtin shops when she was approached by two males, producing a knife and demanding her purse.
The woman has complied with the demand and the men left the area [...]

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