Law & Justice (4633 Stories)

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 [...]

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 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

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

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 [...]

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