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Parking: Caught in the ACT

By 26 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Parking: Caught in the ACT

A major bonus of life in the ACT up to now has been that there is enough road for the cars (most of the time) and adequate reasonably priced or no charge parking. This is not the case in Sydney and Melbourne, where officials have been publicly proclaiming for years that there are “just too [...]

ACT have your say on child care reform!

By 26 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
ACT have your say on child care reform!

ACT residents are being encouraged to have their say about making child care more affordable, flexible and accessible as new analysis shows the ACT had the largest increase in enrolments in the nation.
The analysis coincides with the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning continuing its public hearings in Canberra today.
Federal [...]

Police seek witnesses to Fyshwick ram raid

By 25 August 2014
Police seek witnesses to Fyshwick ram raid

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary which occurred in Fyshwick last night (Sunday August 24).
About 11.50pm, ACT Policing received a report that a Honda Prelude had collided with the front windows of Optus World on Wollongong Street, Fyshwick. The collision caused extensive damage to the shop front, with an initial estimated cost [...]

Witnesses sought to assault in Civic

By 25 August 2014
Witnesses sought to assault in Civic

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to a serious assault in Civic on Sunday morning (24 August).
About 2.30am, police attended the front of Mooseheads on London Circuit after a man approached security staff stating he and a friend had been assaulted by an unknown man in the southern end of the Pitts Street car park.
The [...]

Drunk driver damages multiple vehicles

By 25 August 2014
Drunk driver damages multiple vehicles

ACT Policing arrested a 74-year-old man on Sunday evening (24 August), after his vehicle collided with several vehicles in Weston.
About 6pm, the man drove his white Mitsubishi Verada sedan toward the exit of the car park to the Weston Canberra Irish Club on Parkinson Street. He collided with a parked Subaru Impreza sedan, which forced [...]

Review of guardianship laws

By 25 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today announced a review of the Guardianship and Management of Property Act 1991.
The review will be undertaken by the ACT Law Reform Advisory Council, headed up by Professor Simon Rice.
“The Guardianship and Management of Property Act provides an important framework for the support of people who have limited decision-making capacity, for example [...]

ACT & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 25 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
ACT & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous week.
SALES

Highest Sale: $1,925,000
Lowest Price: $220,000
Average Sale Price: $546,706 (+ 5.59%)
2,449 properties currently for sale
37 sales properties had price reductions
88 properties went under offer
106 properties SOLD!
201 properties have come onto [...]

Local Leaders – Mitchell Pearce (Canberra Urban Honey)

By 25 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Local Leaders – Mitchell Pearce (Canberra Urban Honey)

Aged 18 and sporting a blonde mohawk, Mitchell Pearce is a fourth-generation beekeeper on a mission to make Canberra a more sustainable city.
He is Australia’s youngest urban commercial beekeeper and the director of Canberra Urban Honey, a community project that aims to re-populate Canberra’s bee population by supplying local backyards with hives. What began as [...]

Canberra startup LikeaJob makes job seeking simple

By 25 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Canberra startup LikeaJob makes job seeking simple

Applying for your dream job is now as simple as pressing a ‘like’ button, thanks to a Canberra startup taking the hassle out of finding a new career.
LikeaJob (www.likeajob.com.au) is the brainchild of Chris Hansen, a hospitality veteran who also owns Ox Eatery at Kingston’s East Hotel. He describes the website, which launched four weeks [...]

Getting on David Eastman’s guest list

By 25 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Getting on David Eastman's guest list

Exactly who is on that list of people David Harold Eastman must not approach as part of his bail conditions – as he awaits a decision about a new trial for the murder of Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester? Am I on it? Are you?
There are 241 names on his bail list (so far withheld). But [...]

Witnesses sought to attempted aggravated robbery

By 24 August 2014
Witnesses sought to attempted aggravated robbery

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an attempted aggravated robbery which occurred in Monash last night (Saturday, August 23).
About 9pm, three males entered the Panda Chinese Restaurant, located at Monash Shops off Barraclough Crescent. One of the males was carrying a short axe and demanded cash from the staff.
The male attempted to flee with the [...]

Police investigating fatal collision in Turner

By 24 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police investigating fatal collision in Turner

ACT Policing is investigating a collision on McCaughey Street in Turner in which an elderly male driver has died.
Investigators are examining the circumstances surrounding the collision, which occurred yesterday afternoon (Saturday, August 23) around 1.40pm. The driver, an 87-year-old man from Braddon, appears to have lost control and collided with a tree.
Attempts were made to [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Common Grounds, Gowrie Shops

By 23 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Common Grounds, Gowrie Shops

For this week’s café hot spot review I decided to head south again and try out suburban café Common Grounds found at Gowrie shops.
I’ve been to Common Grounds once before on a Sunday (around 12 months ago) and it was a very popular spot then. So much so that when we ordered breakfast we were [...]

David Eastman’s murder conviction quashed

By 22 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

David Eastman is set to be released from prison after his murder conviction was quashed in the supreme court today.
The Director of Public Prosecutions must now decide whether Eastman will be hauled back before a jury for another trial.
Holding an effective retrial could prove near impossible as witnesses are now dead, evidence has been destroyed [...]

What’s on the menu for Floriade 2014?

By 22 August 2014
What's on the menu for Floriade 2014?

Food and Wine week is set to spice up Floriade 2014, inviting visitors to spoil their tastebuds with a delicious menu of demonstrations and events – all for free!
From 22-28 September, visitors to Australia’s biggest celebration of spring can sip on some of the capital region’s most prestigious wines, explore the science behind our tastebuds [...]

Hazard reduction burn tomorrow at Federal Golf Club

By 22 August 2014

The ACT Rural Fire Service will tomorrow, Saturday 23 August, 2014, weather permitting, conduct a hazard reduction burn at the Federal Golf Club, Gowrie Drive, Red Hill.
The burn will commence from 10.30am and continue through the day. It is likely the burn will also smoulder into Sunday.
Four fire tankers, two light units, one command vehicle [...]

Corin Forest snow report

By 22 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Corin Forest snow report

Corin Forest has a deep cover over the snow play area, up to 1.4m deep in parts, which means plenty to play in. There were a few nights of snow making during the week topping up the cover. That combined with work by the team to cover and successfully protect the snow through the heavy [...]

Analysing the New ACTION Network – Part 2

By 22 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Analysing the New ACTION Network - Part 2

This is the second of my three part series looking at the ACTION network 14. My first post focused on changes north of the lake. This write up focuses on changes Southside. Part three will hopefully be published early next week and will look at the changes to the weekend timetables.
INNER SOUTH
Winners: Tourists will have easier access as [...]

Winners of the Canberra Women in Business Awards

By 21 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Winners of the Canberra Women in Business Awards

The winners of the 2014 Canberra Women in Business Awards were announced last night at a gala dinner hosted by Canberra Women in Business (CWB) at the Hotel Realm.
The event brought people from across the region together to recognise the contributions and successes of businesswomen in our community.
Claire Connelly, President [...]

Kings Cross’s younger sibling

By 21 August 2014
Kings Cross's younger sibling

Has Canberra’s squeaky clean reputation of being the perfect place to raise a family been tarnished… and what can we do to fix it?
Residents of Canberra are typically more worried about a five minute traffic jam then being afraid of walking alone at night. With the recent violent incident at the front of a popular Canberra night [...]

P-plate driver caught drink driving again

By 21 August 2014

ACT Policing apprehended a 28-year-old Queanbeyan man for drink driving after his vehicle mounted a gutter on London Circuit, City last night (August 20).
About 11.25pm, police travelling in an unmarked vehicle on London Circuit were overtaken by a Ford Falcon travelling at excessive speed.
The vehicle lost control prior to skidding towards the curb, mounting the [...]

How would Canberra deal with an ebola outbreak?

By 21 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
How would Canberra deal with an ebola outbreak?

Our friends have been frightening each other on Facebook by following the news about the recent ebola outbreak in Africa and speculating about how we would fare if it came to Australia. We heard from some local experts, Professor Peter Collignon AM, Infectious Diseases Physician and Microbiologist at Canberra Hospital, about the resources Canberra has [...]

Real estate’s best and brightest play the long game

By 21 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Real estate's best and brightest play the long game

As homeowners demand increasingly high levels of service from their real estate agents, the best in the industry are playing the long game and focusing on building client relationships.
Independent Property Group Woden and Weston Creek’s Jonathan Charles is one such agent. The winner of the REIACT 2014 Residential Salesperson of the Year Award says patience [...]

Late fees for parking fines not justfied

By 21 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Late fees for parking fines not justfied

It is interesting that we are attacking the banks and now the telcos over late payment fees when our own local government can be included.
I deservedly incurred a parking fine of $91 and forgot to pay it on time. For my troubles I am hit by an administrative charge of $34. This is over 33% [...]

Homelessness in Canberra and Elvis

By 21 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Homelessness in Canberra and Elvis

At the end of last year my girlfriend and I were walking down one of the main drags of Montevideo, Uruguay. I smelt pot in the air, and as the crowd thickened so did the smoke. President of Uruguay José Mujica, affectionately known as ‘Pepe’, had just legalised the use of marijuana. He has also [...]

Man arrested; assault in Civic apartment

By 20 August 2014

ACT Policing has arrested a 34-year-old Ainslie man following the assault of a woman at a City residence on the evening of Wednesday, August 13.
About 9.20pm, a male entered the apartment complex on Coranderrk Street, Canberra City, and requested entry to an apartment. After a dispute with a female resident of the apartment, the male [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Hughes

By 20 August 2014
Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Hughes

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Hughes yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, August 19).
About 5pm two men carrying knives entered the Australia Post Office at Hughes Shops and demanded cash from the employee.
One of the offenders threatened the employee while the second jumped the counter and removed the till. They left [...]

Magnesium is the Sugar Craver Tamer

By 20 August 2014
Magnesium is the Sugar Craver Tamer

I was pleased to see TV show ‘The Project’ recently talk about research that showed if you crave chocolate you need magnesium. So true! It’s a question I ask all my patients.

Magnesium creates energy and stabilises our blood sugar levels preventing sugar cravings. That alone is a lifesaver, but there’s more…
It also [...]

ACT Debating Union New Competitions for students

By 20 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
ACT Debating Union New Competitions for students

The ACT Debating Union (ACTDU) is the largest organiser of schools debating in the ACT. A volunteer run organisation that aims to promote debating, public speaking and analytical skills to students in the ACT.
This year ACTDU is running two new exciting competitions! They will both involve two full days of debating over concurrent weekends, held [...]

Public property defaced; man arrested

By 20 August 2014

Last night (August 19) ACT Policing arrested a 62-year-old man of no fixed abode after several incidents of public amenities being defaced with faeces in John Knight Park, Belconnen.
Throughout August, several incidents of property damage were reported by Territory and Municipal Services staff to ACT Policing. All incidents involved faeces smeared across public amenities in [...]

ACT woodlands increased, protected and restored

By 20 August 2014

The extent and condition of ACT woodlands has improved over the past decade, a review released today by Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, has revealed.
“A recent review of the ACT Lowland Woodland Conservation Strategy found that the amount of woodland under – or identified for – conservation management has increased and that major woodland [...]

Should the Chamberlains’ car be in the National Museum?

By 20 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Should the Chamberlains' car be in the National Museum?

I remember being in a car with my family on the way to the snow one year when I was about 7 or 8 and there was an awful accident. We had been stuck in a jam for ages and when traffic finally moved there were people still on the scene covered in blood, about [...]

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