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No choice for exposure to radiation at AMC

By 18 February 2010

My family member is in remand at the AMC and now will be subjected to several doses of radiation per week as they will now be x-rayed through SOTARS after every visit.  While they would prefer to be subjected to strip searches – they have  been told they must go through the x-ray or have [...]

Red Hill fatcat doesn’t know there is a drought (despite the recent rain)

By 17 February 2010

In a recent Civil and Administrative Tribunal hearing (O’Donnell & EPA [2010 ACAT4]), a Red Hill resident applied for a reversal of a decision of the EPA to not grant a water bore licence.  In the hearing, the owner appeared to try to falsify records, including what the Tribunal called an “alleged cheque” (paras 46-52) [...]

Thanks Where Thanks Is Due.

By 17 February 2010

I know that the ACT Traffic Police must cop alot of flack from disgruntled motorists – so I would just like to post a quick note to say thank you to the AFP Officer who pulled me over in my work vehicle on the city bound side of the Monaro Highway on Feb 16th.
As I didn’t get a chance to thank [...]

Attempted Abduction in Monash

By 16 February 2010

News.com.au is running the following story about an alleged attempted abduction in Monash earlier today;
A 14-YEAR-OLD girl has managed to fend off two men who tried to pull her into their car, Canberra police say.
The teenager was walking along Burnie Street, Monash, in Canberra’s south, on Saturday night when a black ute pulled up near [...]

Workers Compensation?

By 14 February 2010

A good friend of mine works for a government department here in Canberra which deals with people face to face daily.
Recently, she was involved in a nasty incident in the workplace. An object was thrown at her by a disgruntled member of the public, resulting in  a trip to the hospital, a tetanus shot and [...]

AFP Speeding fines – reasonable speeds?

By 13 February 2010

Is it reasonable to expect a ticket being caught exceeding the prescribed limit by 20Km/h or more over the limit?
In a prescribed 60Km/h zone, what is the lowest speed you would expect  the Police to hand out a ticket?

P Plate hoons

By 11 February 2010

What is it with these P Plate hoons these days??? do they just want to kill themselves and those around them???
Look at this gem, the guy has just gotten onto his P’s and decides the best way to celebrate is to go flying down the highway at 240km/h!!!!
I really wish the government would do something [...]

Are you the victim of a ranger? Help is at hand

By 11 February 2010

MORE HELP FOR VICTIMS OF DOG ATTACKS AND RANGERS
Published: February 11, 2010, 12:59 pm
Section: Jon Stanhope, MLA | Media Releases
Yay for Jon Stanhope; that’ll fix those nasty rangers.

AFP traffic Quota?

By 11 February 2010

Does anyone know whether the ACT Police has a “quota” for traffic fines? Are their members expected to hand out a certain number each month?

South Side Slasher….

By 3 February 2010

I recently moved to Canberra – to Narrabundah actually…and within 1 week of being here I experienced the night slasher!
Who or what is the night slasher? you might ask…. Apparently, for the last 10 years or so there is a man who regularly sticks a blade into car tyres – if you are parked on [...]

Anyone after a home theatre? Dodgy dealings

By 28 January 2010

Quite some time ago, a year or so I’m pretty sure there was a story on here I have been unable to locate about some guys selling home theatres out of a van.
The story went along the lines they would pull up next to you at  a bus stop or walking down the road.  They [...]

How to get a following…

By 27 January 2010

While I was sitting at the lights outside Bunnings waiting to cross Belconnen Way a white ute went belting through the red light heading north. Promptly followed by what must have been every cop car in Canberra. As I rode to my friends place there were cop cars waiting at strategic intersections throughout Weetangera.
Anyone know [...]

Police Wrap – 27 January

By 27 January 2010
Police Wrap - 27 January

Over the weekend and Australia Day its been car burnings, aggravated robberies and assault, what a way to celebrate.
A burglary in Ainslie has seen some unique items being stolen and the police would like everyone to tnoify them if they hear of the following items:
A gold wedding ring with 1911 W v gent [...]

Pickles’ scandal asbestos removalist back in business

By 19 January 2010

The asbestos removalist responsible for the scandal at the Pickles auction warehouse in Fyshwick is back in business, albeit with much increased licence conditions, according to Canberra Times. Australasian Technical Services had been removing asbestos-based roofing and wall sheeting without protective clothing, and dust fall from their work spread through areas being used by staff [...]

Watch House bail vs Magistrate Court Bail

By 16 January 2010

Just for my own curiosity sakes – what is the criteria here in the ACT for police bailing someone from the Watch house as opposed to sending them to court to appear in front of the Magistrate?  
I know it’s often done with people who were drunk the night before and had sobered up etc.. [...]

Road Rule Reminder. 77: Give way to buses pulling out from bus stops.

By 13 January 2010

A rule that in my experience, many drivers in Canberra are unaware of, or simply choose to ignore.
77 Giving way to buses.
(1) A driver driving on a length of road in a built-up area, in the left lane or left line of traffic, or in a bicycle lane on the far left side of the [...]

Thief caught on CCTV in Rivett

By 12 January 2010 FEATURED ARTICLE

Dealing with noisy neighbours

By 10 January 2010

Hello all.
For more than two years I have lived in a rather nice and quiet block of units. There are not too many of us. Some are owners, some like me are renters. I get on well with my neighbours. I make a point of never doing anything to my neighbours that I would not [...]

Murder in Holder ?

By 9 January 2010

I happened to be at a friends house last night in Holder when there was a large number of Police cars started showing up down the road then forensics’s etc.
They put high fences up with blue tarps and had a big lighting system on pole lighting up the whole block and generators running.
My friend [...]

Canberra man arrested for downloading child porn.

By 7 January 2010

A tip off from the FBI has lead to Canberra police arresting a Canberra man, Michael Cooper, whilst he was in the process of downloading images.
He has over 5Tb of explicit images and was caught after actually posting an image.
Clearly he has no morales, brains or much of a future.
The full article is on the [...]

Where vigilantes roam the streets

By 5 January 2010

[Ed] – We’ve had 3 stories submitted about the Canberra Guardian Angels. Damien Heffernan first wrote to RiotACT back in March 2009 asking for volunteers.
When I first read that the Guardian Angels had set up a chapter in Canberra, I dismissed the story as a beat-up: one sole whiner who likes the [...]

Police parking

By 26 December 2009
Police parking

While this police car was parked illegally in Murulla Lane at 1600 on Christmas Eve, the driver was booking cabs on the nearby taxirank for double parking.
If this was an isolated incident, it would be bad enough, but this is standard procedure for cops: parking rules and traffic regulations do not apply to them, [...]

Another strange incident in Dickson

By 21 December 2009

Earlier in the month there was a strange fire in Dickson.
On Saturday the police brought news of another peculiar incident:
ACT Policing is seeking assistance from members of the public after a running fire hose caused in excess of $20,000 worth of damage to a number of Dickson businesses in the early hours of Friday [...]

Fight over parking space sends men to hospital – Canberra

By 20 December 2009

I thought I would share this report with everyone because although it’s just typical of Canberrans to fight over parking spots, I have never heard of anyone using objects to hurt each other over them.
“ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a disturbance in the Westfield Woden underground car park on Thursday afternoon (December 17) which [...]

Who says that Canberra is boring?

By 15 December 2009

What an interesting week so far…..
An explosion in Mitchell with three injuries! 
A dead body on a driveway in Turner! 
Various objects being hurled at varous Magistrates!
Last week a “non-suspicious” death of a taxi driver (sorry, but methinks that there is more to this than meets the eye).
Niftydog being able to flick a fart from a moving vehicle…..
Who [...]

Commuter Cycling on Adelaide Avenue

By 14 December 2009

Riding along the Adelaide Avenue cycle lane towards Woden this morning I was pelted by an apple from a passing motorist.  This has left a considerable bruise on my arm as well as shaken me up quite a bit.
As someone new to Canberra and commuting via bike I was just keen to get some thoughts [...]

Canberra unites on short-term alcohol crackdown

By 11 December 2009
Canberra unites on short-term alcohol crackdown

[ 11 December 2009 to 13 December 2009. ] This weekend is Operation Unite, the trans-Tasman police crackdown on alcohol related incidents.

The news carriers are flooding the airwaves, papers, tv and net with quotes from police chiefs. Indeed the SMH even has Canberra’s Mick Phelan saying his bit.

But is this really going to achieve anything?

Call me cynical but I can’t see this doing anything [...]

What is the Police operation on Wentworth Ave?

By 10 December 2009

Does anyone know why there is a very apparent surveillance operation going on near Wentworth Ave and Cunningham St?

Fake Kambah Cops

By 9 December 2009

From the ACT Policing media release site:
ACT Policing is investigating an incident which occurred in Kambah yesterday (Thursday 3 December) at about 10.30pm.
A 28-year-old female was driving southbound along Namitjira Drive when she saw flashing red and blue lights coming from the vehicle behind her. She pulled her vehicle over near [...]

Drugs Seized in First Use of Crimes (Controlled Operation) Act

By 8 December 2009

About mid 2008 there was some pretty lively (and heated) debate on this site regarding the Crimes (Controlled Operations) Act (introduced late 2008). See here and here.
I hadn’t really thought about the issue  until I came across this media release, detailing the first time a matter has gone to court using this new legislation.
Those who [...]

Body Found in LBG

By 6 December 2009

Just heard on the ABC that a body was found in Lake Burley Griffin this morning at 6 AM at the base of Kings Avenue Bridge. ABC story here.

ACT sentencing gone to the dogs

By 3 December 2009

I was disappointed to see yet another piss-weak “sentence” in relation to a conviction for animal cruelty. 
The CT reports (here: man-deserved-harsher-penalty-rspca) that Saron Youn has got off with community service and a good behaviour bond for neglecting his two dogs to a point where they were attempting to eat dirt in order to survive.  
Mr [...]

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