Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today announced the appointment of Jon Stanhope AO as the president of the Legal Aid Commission for the next five years.
“As a former ACT Chief Minister, Attorney-General and administrator of Christmas and Cocos islands, Jon Stanhope is well qualified to be the president of the ACT Legal Aid Commission,” Mr Corbell said.
A 21-year-old man from NSW will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Thursday, 18 December) charged with common assault and driving whilst disqualified after an incident in Tuggeranong on Monday (December 15).
Police will allege that the victim had been driving his car on Isabella Drive on Monday evening around 8.30pm when a vehicle in front [...]
ACT Policing are still appealing for the public’s assistance to help locate missing man Stuart Heddle, who went missing from his Chisholm home on the morning of Saturday, 13 December.
We have been advised that Stuart left his home on foot on the morning of Saturday 13 December at approx 7.30am to go to water polo [...]
ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious package located in the canteen area of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Barton this afternoon (Tuesday, December 16).
About 1.45pm, ACT Policing received the report of the suspicious package at DFAT on John McEwen Crescent.
ACT Policing provided a coordinated response and cordoned the area as a [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault in Dickson on Friday 12 December.
At around 11:30pm, three males walked through the laneway leading from Trinity Bar towards Woolley Street in Dickson. At the end of the laneway an intoxicated man approached them and a fight ensued.
The fight resulted in one man attending The Canberra Hospital [...]
A nine-week-old baby missing since this morning (Sunday, 14 December) has been found safe and well in NSW.
The baby is believed to be unharmed and is currently undergoing routine medical checks. His family have been notified.
The father of the child, Garry Gordon is still missing and NSW Police and ACT Policing hold concerns for his [...]
ACT Policing is appealing for the public’s assistance to help locate missing man Stuart Heddle from Chisholm.
He left his home on foot yesterday morning (Saturday 13 December) about 7.30am to go to water polo but did not show up and has not been seen or heard from since.
The 39-year-old is described as 6’ tall [...]
Police were alerted at 5.40am this morning (14 December) to an alleged abduction of a nine-week old baby by his father from a house in O’Malley.
Garry Gordon is 25-years-old and described as 6’4” tall (193cm), 140kg, short curly red hair, wearing a dark coloured hoody. He may be driving a 1993 grey Ford Falcon Sedan [...]
A 59-year-old Jerrabomberra man will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning over an aggravated robbery in Mawson 10 years ago.
Police will charge the man with aiding and abetting the May 2004 aggravated robbery of an armoured security van which had been collecting weekend takings from The Mawson Club in Mawson.
The robbery occurred around [...]
ACT Policing General Duties members from Gungahlin and Belconnen Police Station executed a search warrant on a house in Bonner yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, 10 December).
Around 5:30pm, police executed the search warrant at the Bonner house. During the search, officers located and seized a number of hydroponically grown cannabis plants, illicit human growth hormones, an [...]
ACT Policing is calling on motorists to slow down and drive safely on the Kings Highway this summer, as part of the Kings Highway Road Safety Partnership summer campaign.
The campaign, which launched today (Tuesday 9 December) outside Bungendore, urges drivers to ‘slow down or be caught’ as they head to the south coast along the [...]
ACT Policing is investigating a collision on Livingston Avenue in Kambah this morning (Saturday, December 6) in which a male driver has died.
About 2.25am police responded to a report of a single vehicle collision on Livingston Avenue.
ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team are examining the circumstances surrounding the collision after the white commodore left [...]
ACT Policing is responding to a serious assault on a man in Kingston (Thursday, December 4).
About 9.50am this morning, police received a report of a 57-year-old man with a laceration to his throat.
ACT Ambulance Service was in attendance and conveyed the man to hospital where he is undergoing surgery.
At this time police are treating the [...]
A grow house with approximately 30 mature plants and more than 70 small cannabis seedlings was located by police last night (Wednesday, December 3) in Forde.
About 5.30pm police received a report that a home in Aida Ball Circuit was insecure as the garage door was open.
Members from Gungahlin Police Station responded and observed the garage [...]
Three women’s sector organisations will share in $80,000 of funding from the ACT’s Confiscated Assets Trust Fund, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, announced today.
“I have approved over $500,000 in payments from the fund since 2009 for projects that support the elimination of violence against women and advocacy for women’s rights,” Mr Corbell said.
“The successful applicants for this [...]
ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to an incident where a firearm was discharged on Monday night (December 1) in Chisholm.
About 9.55pm police attended McLorinan St, Chisholm, in response to a disturbance. Two men flagged down attending police and stated their car had been shot at.
A white Subaru WRX was observed to have a damaged [...]
ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives executed three search warrants over the past week as part of Taskforce Nemesis targeting the criminal activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs).
The search warrants were executed on houses and vehicles in Pialligo, Chisholm and Kambah.
As a result of these warrants, police have seized an amount of illicit substances, believed to [...]
ACT Policing is appealing to a man who may have witnessed a sexual assault in Glebe Park, Civic, on Saturday night (November 29).
A 35-year-old woman was walking from the City Bus Interchange around 11.30pm when a man, whom she knew as an acquaintance, offered to walk with her.
As they walked through Glebe Park the woman [...]
ACT Policing’s Regional Targeting Team is seeking the public’s help in identifying four men who may be able to assist the investigation into a serious assault which occurred in Braddon last weekend (Sunday, November 23).
The men are believed to have attended Hopscotch Bar on Saturday night (22 November) where they were involved in a disturbance.
A 28-year-old Evatt man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Saturday, November 29) charged with drug trafficking.
About 12.50am this morning, police were conducting a patrol of Dickson when they observed lights on inside a construction site and heard power tools operating.
Police entered the work-site and observed three males on the second floor of [...]
ACT Policing is investigating an incident of a stolen credit card that was used around the Duffy and Curtin area on Friday 31 October.
ACT Policing were notified of the stolen credit card on Monday 3 November after the owner was told the card had been used fraudulently at a number of shops including Hoyts Kiosk, [...]
ACT Policing Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team will prepare a brief for the ACT Coroner after a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred on the Monaro Highway yesterday afternoon.
Around 4:50pm, police responded to reports of a collision between a motorcycle and semi-trailer between Royalla and Williamsdale.
The male rider of the motorcycle died at the scene. [...]
Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, will this week introduce a Bill to establish a Judicial Council to consider complaints against ACT judges and magistrates.
The new council will consist of the Chief Justice, Chief Magistrate and representatives of the legal profession and general community.
The council will have powers to receive, report and investigate complaints – and to [...]
ACT Policing is releasing dramatic, previously unseen CCTV vision of an arson incident at a café in Weston earlier this year in the hope that public assistance may help identify the offender.
Exhaustive enquiries have been undertaken by police since the arson in March, with other lines of investigation so far failing to generate an arrest. [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision which occurred in Kambah on Saturday (22 November) involving a motorcycle and bicycle.
About 8:30pm a cyclist was riding in a northerly direction on the bike path located behind the sports centre on Jenke Circuit, Kambah when he collided head on with a motorcycle travelling south on the [...]
Canberrans will be better protected from unlawful voyeuristic behaviour by new legislation to be introduced into the Legislative Assembly this week, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said today.
The Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 will strengthen prohibitions on indecent behaviour using cameras or other technology. It was one of a range of changes which will provide greater protection [...]
ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious house fire in Narrabundah that was lit in the early hours of this morning (24 November).
About 2.25am police were called to Warramoo Street, were the fire had already been extinguished by ACT Fire and Rescue and the house deemed safe.
It appeared the fire was deliberately lit with an accelerant [...]
ACT Policing is appealing for any witnesses to a single vehicle collision that occurred on Friday, November 7, in Franklin.
About 3pm, a blue Holden Astra was driving northbound along Gungahlin Drive, between Wells Station Road and Kosciusko Avenue, when it crossed to the other side of the road and came to a stop on the [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following an incident of significant property damage to a commercial building in Kingston early this morning (20 November).
About 4.10am, police received a report that a male in dark clothing was using a timber post to damage the front windows of the building on Wentworth Avenue. The male then left the [...]
ACT Policing is seeking to locate the owner of a small boat that was located on Yerrabi Pond Monday afternoon (November17).
About 5.30pm a member of the public attended Gungahlin Police Station after seeing a small boat floating on the pond, unattended. Members from Gungahlin Police Station responded and located the vessel in the pond, on [...]
ACT Policing apprehended a 47-year-old Harrison man for impaired driving after his vehicle collided with several objects in Franklin yesterday (Sunday November 16).
About 5:15pm, police attended Petherick Street, Franklin, following a report of a single vehicle collision. Police located a heavily damaged black Honda Jazz and a 300 metre trail of car parts and damage [...]