The High Court of Australia has granted an alliance of north Canberra businesses leave to appeal from a decision of the ACT Court of Appeal last November which found that the group did not have standing to challenge the decision of ACT Planning Minister, Simon Corbell to approve a redevelopment of the Giralang Local Centre.
A court has declared that Canberran drivers who smoke marijuana or drink alcohol in the hours after getting out of a crashed car can still be charged, according to The Canberra Times.
In a case that seems to have the courts as odds, 37-year-old Nigel Stuart Hill lost control of his car and crashed into a [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident where a 13-year-old boy was approached yesterday afternoon in Kambah by an unknown man (Wednesday, May 14).
About 3.50pm a 13-year-old boy was walking home from the bus stop on Livingstone Avenue between the two turnoffs to Cutbush Street.
As the young boy was walking along the footpath [...]
Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today introduced legislation into the Legislative Assembly to target high-risk dangerous driving and offer further protection to vulnerable road users.
“The Road Transport Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 was created in response to concerns raised by the Director of Public Prosecutions about the need for an aggravated version of the offence of furious, reckless [...]
ACT Policing executed four search warrants on cells within the Alexander Maconochie Centre last night (Tuesday, May 13) following an extensive police operation into the suspected supply of drugs within the prison and the ACT.
Working closely with ACT Corrections officers, detectives from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Drugs and Organised Crime Team executed the warrants around [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an indecent act which occurred this morning in Tuggeranong (Tuesday, May 13).
About 7.50am, a 17-year-old girl was walking along the foreshore of Lake Tuggeranong, between Bartlett Place and Cowlishaw Street, when she was grabbed by an unknown man. The girl was thrown to the ground however, was able to [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 6 May 2014 at 2:00 pm; 7 May 2014 at 5:30 pm; 8 May 2014 at 10:00 am; 8 May 2014 at 5:30 pm; 9 May 2014 at 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 [...]