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NYE Hit and run goes to court

By 19 April 2010

The ABC informs us that the trial of Wayne Antoniazzo for running over and killing his girlfriend Amaranta Vega in Gungahlin on New Year’s eve 2007 (the incident occured in the early hours of 1 January 2008) has kicked off.
In a promising development Wayne is at least admitting driving the car which hit her.
The trial [...]

Hillier is guilty

By 18 April 2010

Hillier found not guilty – THEN WHO DID IT? Hillier had the motive and the opportunity. Ana was ever so frightened of him when she was alive. Ana was a good mother and a good person and was not involved in any out of the norm practices. They do not have any other suspects and [...]

The slave pits of Braddon

By 17 April 2010

The Canberra Times brings word of an alleged sex slave business being run out of Braddon apartments by one 55 year old Robert Phillip Dick (aka “Uncle” or “Bobo”).
Dick’s alleged victim, a young Thai woman, whose identity has been suppressed by the court, told police she was brought to Australia from Thailand on a visitor’s [...]

DPP Cocks up again – Stephen Hillier walks free

By 16 April 2010

The Supreme Court has posted the order in the matter of The Queen v Steven Wayne Hillier.
Justice Besanko concludes:
In the circumstances, with respect to the charge on indictment that Steven Wayne Hillier murdered Ana Louise Hardwick between 30 September 2002 and 2 October 2002 at Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, I find the accused [...]

Police Wrap – 16 April 2010

By 16 April 2010

1. Hooded Highwaymen in Haig Park:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Haig Park, Braddon today (April 16).
Around 1am a 21-year-old Braddon man and 19-year-old Braddon woman were walking home when they were approached by three men. One of the offenders produced what was described as a samurai sword [...]

Big rats flee the sinking bushfire litigation

By 16 April 2010

The ABC brings word that QBE insurance has pulled out of the quixotic compensation suit for the 2003 bushfires currently enriching the legal profession in the Supreme Court.
QBE is the third insurer to pull out of the proceedings.
NRMA was the first to withdraw in December last year while Suncorp Metway ceased proceedings at the start [...]

Police Wrap – 15 April 2010

By 15 April 2010

1. Thuggies in Holder:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault that occurred last week in Holder.
About midnight on Thursday 8 April, a 32-year-old man was walking along an underpass in Holder when he was approached by four unknown males. One of the male offenders demanded the victim’s mobile phone and wallet. The victim [...]

Hard bargaining gangster’s moll

By 15 April 2010

The Canberra Times is running with an amusing tale from the street.
Before Maria Doogan is a young woman who someone came to share in the proceeds of the 2008 Weston Creek Labor Club blag.
What do you do with the readies burning a hole in your purse? Pick up a fully sick red BMW for $8,800 [...]

Sh*t Happens Vicki

By 15 April 2010

When only the very worst of society get incarcerated it’s inevitable that corrections facilities will be unpleasant places.
That hasn’t stopped the Liberal’s Vicki Dunne from trying to reprise Colonel Hanson on the subject of violence at the Bimberi youth detention centre.
The Minister responsible for youth justice, Joy Burch, must explain why there have been 14 [...]

Police Wrap – 14 April 2010

By 14 April 2010

1. Belco gets into school vandalism:
ACT Policing is seeking the support of the Canberra community in keeping our schools and colleges safe and secure over the current term break.
During these holiday periods, school premises are targeted for property offences such as burglary, graffiti and vandalism.
Over the weekend, police took three young people into custody after [...]

The Green plan for Access to Justice

By 14 April 2010

Access to justice is incredibly important.
The social inequality is already huge. Those who can afford to pay a lawyer can often bully their way to outcomes far beyond their legal entitlement with a series of confusing formal looking letters.
Those who can afford the right lawyers often get off scot free in criminal matters [...]

Police Wrap – 13 April 2010

By 13 April 2010

1. Thuggies turn to firestarting?
ACT Policing is investigating a number of suspicious fires that occurred this morning (April 10).
At approximately 2.00 am this morning ACT Policing officers attended the Caroline Chisholm School, Chisholm after being alerted by the ACT Fire Brigade that a fire was alight in a store room at the school. The [...]

Where’s “Lost property” for mobile phones?

By 7 April 2010

Hey crowd. My dad just called me to let me know he found a mobile phone at the side of the road on one of his outings. He thought it was dead, but it turned-out to have power (currently) and credit to make calls. He then asked what to do with it. So the question [...]

Who is judging our judges?

By 30 March 2010

Justin Williams a repeat offender. If he was locked up this wouldn’t have happened. I think it is time the community pushes to make judges more liable for there decesions. Doctors, Nurses, Specialists, police, fireman, amulance officers and every other proffesional jurisdiction that serve the community have procedures in place that if they make a [...]

local ex Scientologist tells of coerced abortions

By 30 March 2010

Jeanette Lang is a local ex Scientologist who has come out to tell of her horrific treatment at the hands of Scientology, and to call for a Senate inquiry into the practices of the “church”. I’ve always thought that Scientology was exploitative and a total sham, but this is truly shocking.

It particularly galls me that [...]

Too much truth?

By 29 March 2010

Tonight Media Watch had a go at the Canberra Times for informing the public that Narrabundah car crash victim Scott Oppelaar was himself a thieving shitbag with a life spent bringing misery to the wider community.
According to the Media Watch headline this front page news was “too much truth”.
His grandmother, the Anglican Reverend Ruth Dudley [...]

Heartless Vandals or Weather?

By 29 March 2010

This afternoon I went to check up on where my mother is buried in Woden Cemetery. However when I arrived some of the plastic flowers had been pulled off. I suspect the cockatoo’s may of done this. Until I noticed other plots had had flowers stamped on, the silver things next to the headstones pulled [...]

Four killed in Canberra police chase

By 23 March 2010

[First filed: Mar 21, 2010 @ 9:42]
[Ed - theres more to this story than most have heard, we're sure more will come out in the following days. The RiotACT has heard some rumors about the driver and where he was before the chase, who the occupants of the second car were and what [...]

Narrabundah Tyre Slasher

By 21 March 2010

I read in earlier posts of the activities of the South Side or Narrabundah Tyre Slasher. Well he/she or it has struck 4 times in the last two weeks. First two tyres in MacKinlay St, two tyres opposite that house next week, then another two last Saturday 13 March next door to the first house [...]

Roadblock in Fyshwick – Whyalla Street?

By 17 March 2010

Just wondering if anyone knows what was going on in Fyshwick yesterday around 4-4:30pm yesterday? Living in Fyshwick I was quite shocked to arrive home, only to be told to turn around by police when I tried to drive down my street.
According to people in businesses on Whyalla street there was a road block, specialist [...]

Sydney style schoolyard stabbing

By 9 March 2010

Well, ABC are reporting that our impressionable youngsters have caught up with the latest trend amongst stupid youngsters, Knives.  It seems that our kids are now sick of filming burnouts on you tube and have taken to stabbing eachother. 
Apparently a youngster was stabbed in an altercation outside Erindale College at lunch.
Hmmm, was it Drugs?  Was [...]

Fight Club at Mt Rogers Primary School

By 6 March 2010

Passing by Mt Rogers Primary School this afternoon (Saturday 6th March) and I noticed a gathering of 20 or 30 young folk (late teens or young adults) assembling for  fight club of sorts. Two young men wearing gloves (hmmm…looked something like practice gloves to me – ouch). The ‘referee’ gave the word and off they [...]

TONIGHT: Neighbourhood Watch meeting in Belconnen

By 2 March 2010

[ 2 March 2010 at 7:00 pm; ] The Northside Chronicle reported in September last year plans to rejuvenate Neighbourhood Watch within the Belconnen region, and these efforts have met with early successes, such as in the Charnwood/Dunlop region. Tonight, Tuesday 2nd March 2010, residents of Hawker, Weetangera, Page, Macquarie and the Belconnen Town Centre have the opportunity to express their interest [...]

ACT and NSW governments to be sued over 2003 fires

By 1 March 2010

As we all know, the 2003 fires happened a long, long time ago, in fact for me it now seems to be a lifetime ago. And yet we see that more than 600 plaintiffs, including victims and insurance companies, will take a case to the ACT Supreme Court on Monday for compensation regarding the fires.
Whereas [...]

Woman arrested for Kingston murder

By 25 February 2010

The AFP are reporting that a 19 yo women has been arrested for a 2008 murder and will appear in the ACT childrens court.
Notwithstanding the fact that the ACT doesn’t have murders, only manslaughters, she is appearing in the Kiddies Court because she was under 18 when the alleged incident occurs.  So if she wasn’t [...]

has anyone had a good experience with any family lawyers in the ACT?

By 25 February 2010

Hi everyone
i joined this site( which i don’t join many) becuase  i can see many members actully make the effort to reply to the comments.
I am hoping members will do the same for my question as i am so stuck.
It is a common story but unfortunatley a painful one for all who experience it.
I am having [...]

Capital punishments

By 24 February 2010

There has been a rash of horrific fatal accidents recently, and the kneejerk reaction of governments around Australia has been to increase fines and punishments in legislation. Seize the cars of persistent offenders and crush them. Lock the buggers up. Fine the daylights out of them.
The idea is that, knowing there’s a savage penalty in [...]

Canberrans in the Crime Paranoia charts

By 24 February 2010

Over at Pollytics, the blog that proudly wears its wonkishness on its sleeve, Possum has crunched the numbers from the ABS’s reported and perceived crime statistics, to come up with a “Crime Paranoia Index” of the states and territories.
The ACT makes it to number two in the rankings – meaning that we’re second only to [...]

ACT Parking Operations number

By 23 February 2010

Can anyone please tell me a phone number to get ACT Parking Operations to come and book people in handicapped zones?
There are a number of regular flouters of the zones who need to learn a lesson.

Another Car stolen North Side. (Green Datsun 180B)

By 23 February 2010

So, after 2 days of the cable security gate being broken at my Apartment block in Watson, my 2nd car is stolen. Its a bright Green Datsun 180B, the most obvious looking car in the world ! ARGGHHHH ! Be on the look out people. And for goodness sake, lock your cars away at [...]

Taxi assault and robbery (photo)

By 23 February 2010

The police have released a photo of three suspected offenders who they wish to speak to in relation to an assault and robbery of a taxi driver on Friday night on Parkes Way. If you know who they are then pls call Crimestoppers 1800 333 000

Cycle Paths / Shared Paths

By 21 February 2010

 I just wanted to remind cyclists within the Canberra Region (particularly the inner north) that Cycle Paths are indeed SHARED PATHS, pedestrians have just as much right to use these paths as cyclists.
My 5 year old and I were verbally assaulted in O’Connor on Friday afternoon by an extremely aggressive individual on a bicycle, he [...]

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