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Better protection for road users

By 3 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Road users in the ACT will be better protected as legislation passed by the Legislative Assembly today introduced aggravating factors for drivers who put others in danger.
Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today welcomed the passage of the Road Transport Legislation Amendment Act 2014, which targets high-risk driving behaviours.
“These changes address the risks posed by furious, reckless or [...]

Government needs to catch tyre slasher

By 3 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Labor government needs to commit to catching the notorious Narrabundah tyre slasher as the Canberra community raises its voice about the ongoing vandalism to residents’ property being inflicted, Member for Molonglo Giulia Jones said today.
“Today in the Legislative Assembly I will table a petition signed by more than 270 Canberrans calling on Simon [...]

Police seek witnesses after attempted abduction in Forde

By 2 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following the report of an attempted abduction of a 20-year-old woman in Forde last Thursday (May, 29).
About 5.30pm, the woman returned to her parked car on Zakharov Avenue, Forde. While she was unlocking her car, a dark coloured van approached and stopped next to her vehicle. While the driver remained [...]

Hundreds of City drivers benefit from Project Safe Plate

By 2 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

More than 300 Canberra drivers are better protected against number plate theft after ACT Policing’s Project Safe Plate was conducted over the weekend (Saturday May 31).
During a four hour fitting operation in the City, police re-secured the number plates of 301 resident’s vehicles, up from 176 vehicles last year, with special one-way screws designed to [...]

Improving offender rehabilitation by extending Throughcare

By 2 June 2014

Minister for Corrections, Shane Rattenbury, today announced the increased investment in the 2014-15 Budget of $2.176m over two years to extend the Throughcare program.
“The Throughcare Unit was established to address the many challenges associated with detainees re-entering the community and is focused on reducing recidivism. The program identifies support needs across the areas of housing, [...]

Police arrest teen following elderly Holt woman’s robbery

By 2 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A NSW teenager will face court this morning following the alleged robbery of an elderly woman in Holt on April 7.
The 88-year-old woman was walking into a unit complex on Hardwick Crescent, Holt when a male knocked her to the ground and took her handbag from the walking frame she had been using. The woman [...]

Board of inquiry report into Eastman conviction

By 31 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The report of the Board of Inquiry into the conviction of David Harold Eastman for the murder of Assistant Commissioner Colin Stanley Winchester has been released by the Supreme Court today.
The Attorney General, Simon Corbell, has welcomed the release today of the inquiry report.
“The report is a comprehensive and considered document and I thank the [...]

Police execute warrants in fraud investigation

By 30 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations Fraud Detectives executed a number of search warrants yesterday (Thursday, May 29) seizing more than 50 items.
The warrants were executed in relation to the ongoing investigation into alleged fraud at the ACT Public Trustees Office.
More than 50 items were seized by Detectives, including electrical equipment such as TV’s, computers, mobile phones, [...]

Police seeking witnesses after vehicle fled from traffic stop

By 30 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking information from the public after a vehicle fled from police during a routine traffic stop late last night (Thursday, 29 May 2014).
Around 11:50pm last night, police responded to a report of a vehicle continuously speeding along Myall Street O’Connor.
Police attended the area and located a blue Mazda 323 and conducted a [...]

Face-fit released following Pearce robbery

By 29 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has released a face-fit following an aggravated robbery at the Foodworks store in Pearce earlier this month on Saturday, May 10.
Around 5pm, a woman armed with a 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 [...]

Stolen motorcycles, war memorabilia and a firearm recovered by police

By 29 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has arrested a man following six search warrants carried out across Canberra’s south yesterday (Wednesday 28 May).
ACT Policing’s Crime Targeting Team carried out the warrants across the Woden and Tuggeranong patrol zones as part of an ongoing investigation into numerous burglary, theft, fraud and vehicle offences across Canberra.
Police seized a motorcycle and stolen [...]

Man arrested over three indecent acts

By 28 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 22-year-old Gordon man was arrested following three indecent acts which occurred during the early hours of this morning in Civic (Wednesday, May 28).
Police will allege in court that the 22-year-old approached two women behind the Davey Lodge, Acton, groping one of the women, around midnight.
A couple of hours later (2.15am), the same man is [...]

Police and Ambulance service urge elderly to be vigilant against conmen

By 28 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing, along with the ACT Ambulance Service, is encouraging elderly community members to be vigilant about their personal and home safety after reports of a conman in south Canberra has resurfaced again.
ACT Policing received a number of reports recently of suspicious behaviour in Farrer. The reports are of a man offering to paint house [...]

David Eastman: guilty until proven innocent

By 27 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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It is now more than 25 years since Australian Federal Police Commissioner Colin Stanley Winchester was shot and killed as he arrived home from work at 9.15 pm on Tuesday 10 January 1989.
After a protracted police investigation and a trial that lasted 85 days, David Harold Eastman (now aged 69), was convicted of the murder [...]

Drunk drivers caught; Learner and supervisor

By 26 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing caught a Learner driver and their supervising licensed driver both impaired by alcohol while driving in Kambah last Thursday (May 22).
About 7.50pm, Tuggeranong Patrol officers conducted a traffic stop on a silver Hyundai Excel sedan travelling on Athllon Drive, Kambah. A roadside breath test was conducted with the driver, a 20-year-old Rivett woman [...]

Aggravated Robbery in Campbell: Witnesses sought

By 26 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking information from the public after a man armed with a knife entered a shop at the Campbell Shops yesterday afternoon (Sunday, 25 May) and stole the cash register.
Around 2:50pm, a man brandishing a large knife entered the shop at the shopping complex on Blamey Place, Campbell and made demands for cash.
The [...]

Community Consultation about the ACT Discrimination Act

By 26 May 2014

[ 29 May 2014 at 6:00 pm; ] 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 http://bit.ly/LRACDiscrim.

Community members are invited to attend a Community Consultation Forum this Thursday 29 May [...]

Man summonsed to face court following Dickson assault

By 24 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 28-year-old Queanbeyan man has been summonsed to face court following an alleged assault outside the Subway restaurant in Dickson yesterday (Friday 23 May).
Around 11.10am police attended the Subway Restaurant following a report that a male had been assaulted.
ACT Ambulance Service attended and assessed the male who had sustained minor injuries.
The alleged offender, who [...]

Police operation leads to major drug syndicate being dismantled

By 24 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Members from ACT Policing’s Drug and Organised Crime Team executed multiple search warrants across Canberra’s north yesterday afternoon (Friday, May 23) where a large quantity of illicit drugs, property and cash was seized.
From 1.30pm police executed 10 simultaneous Drugs of Dependence Act search warrants at various locations throughout Canberra’s north.
During the search police located and [...]

Two men arrested for aggravated burglary

By 22 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 32-year-old Kambah man and 33-year-old Chisholm man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this afternoon in relation to an aggravated burglary and short pursuit in Fyshwick this morning (Thursday, May 22).
About 3.55am members from City Police Station were on mobile patrol on Ipswich Street when they observed a red Toyota Corolla travelling in the [...]

Police release face-fit of suspicious driver

By 21 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has released a face-fit of a man in relation to an incident where a 13-year-old boy was approached by a man in Kambah on 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 walked along [...]

Melbourne man jailed for raping Canberra woman

By 21 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A Melbourne man has been jailed for raping a woman after a 21st birthday party in Canberra five years ago, according to the ABC.
The 24-year-old was in Canberra for a party in 2009. After meeting the woman, the two of them were separated from the main group while in Civic.
They returned to the home [...]

Public information leads to synthetic drugs seizure

By 19 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has seized a quantity of synthetic cannabinoids during simultaneous search warrants executed on three retail outlets throughout Canberra this morning (Monday, 19 May).
About 10am, Drug and Organised Crime detectives together with members from Tuggeranong General Duties, executed Crimes Act search warrants after receiving information from the public via Crime Stoppers.
During the search of [...]

Identity of male sought in Civic assault

By 19 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking assistance to identify a man in relation to a serious assault which occurred outside the Academy Nightclub in Civic on Monday, 21 April.
Around 4.15am a group of males were speaking with a member of Academy Security who was asking one of them to leave.
While speaking with Security, an unknown man has [...]

Police investigate suspicious fire in Oxley

By 19 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A house fire in Oxley has been deemed suspicious and handed to ACT Policing for investigation.
About 4.15am this morning (Monday, May 19) police received a report of a house fire in Newman-Morris Circuit, Oxley.
ACT Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the fire.
The fire damage was contained to the four-bedroom house and [...]

Giralang supermarket decision to be challenged in the High Court

By 19 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

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.
The [...]

Marijuana consumption post crash lands driver in hot water

By 17 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

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 [...]

Police seek witnesses to suspicious driver

By 15 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

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 [...]

New penalties for dangerous driving

By 15 May 2014

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 [...]

Police execute warrants in ACT prison

By 14 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

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 [...]

Police seek witnesses to indecent act

By 13 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

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 [...]

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 [...]

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