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Manuka to host Test match in 2018-19, development on hold

By 20 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
James Sutherland and Andrew Barr at Manuka Oval

Cricket Australia, the ACT Government and Cricket ACT have this morning announced that Manuka Oval will host an Australia v Sri Lanka Test match in the 2018-19 cricket season, and ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr says that as a result of this big news, major redevelopment of the ground is on hold for now.
Cricket Australia [...]

Waiting times improve in ACT public hospitals

By 20 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Simon Corbell

ACT public hospital waiting times and timeliness in emergency departments have continued to improve during the past six months despite record numbers of presentations, according to the latest ACT Health Services Quarterly Performance Report.
Minister for Health Simon Corbell said the performance report showed the ACT Government was committed to providing quality healthcare services to Canberrans.
“Despite [...]

Driver charged over serious bus crash near Goulburn last November

By 20 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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A man has been charged following investigations into a bus crash that left three people with serious injuries in the Southern Tablelands last year.
Shortly after 10am on Saturday 21 November, a bus carrying 57 passengers rolled on to its side on Sandy Point Road, Windellama, about 50km south-east of Goulburn.
Police from the Hume Local Area [...]

Man, 45, charged over alleged drink spiking in Civic bar on Saturday

By 19 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
ACT Magistrates Court

A 45-year-old NSW man will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with a drink spiking-related offence.
About 9.50pm on Saturday 9 April, police responded to a report of drink spiking at a bar in Civic.
The victim had consumed part of her drink, began to feel unwell and noticed a substance in her glass. [...]

Man, woman rushed to hospital after Ngunnawal crash rescue

By 18 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
The Canberra Hospital

A man and a woman have been rushed to The Canberra Hospital after being cut free from the wreckage of a car accident on Mirrabei Drive in Ngunnawal this afternoon.
The woman, who is believed to be in her 20s, was in a serious condition with multiple injuries when transported from the scene.
The man, in his [...]

Update: Missing man found safe and well

By 18 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
John Matic

UPDATE: Missing 44-year old man John Matic has been located safe and well, according to an ACT Policing statement on Tuesday afternoon.
ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing 44-year-old man, John Matic.
Mr Matic’s family last saw him on Saturday and police hold concerns for his welfare as he requires medication.
He is described [...]

GoGet, Popcar car-sharing trial for ACT

By 18 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Car share announcement - Meegan Fitzharris

Two car-sharing companies, GoGet and Popcar, will provide Canberrans with access to small fleets of their vehicles as part of a two-year trial of the transport option.
Car sharing works by having a fleet of cars available to be booked at any time, day or night, with customers paying a fee determined by how far they [...]

Chief Minister to earn just shy of $300k from July 1

By 15 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
ACT Legislative Assembly

The Chief Minister’s gig in the territory just became a whole lot more attractive, with its designated salary rising to almost $300,000 a year from July 1 after the ACT Remuneration Tribunal increased MLAs’ salaries by 4 per cent.
MLAs on a base salary will now take home $142,200 per year, while the Chief Minister (Andrew [...]

Police investigate ‘dog baiting’ incident

By 14 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Police are investigating a ‘dog baiting’ incident in Higgins on Wednesday.
Police were called to a residence in Higgins after reports that CCTV footage captured a man throwing an item into a backyard about 5am that morning.
Meat covered in a green chemical substance was located in the backyard.
Fortunately, the dogs at the location did not ingest [...]

Hoyts preferred operator for Gungahlin cinema, with construction due to start early 2017

By 14 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Gungahlin cinema concept

The developer planning to build Gungahlin’s first cinema, Krnc Group, has told a meeting of the Gungahlin Community Council that Hoyts is now the preferred operator for the facility, to be built on the corner of Hibberson Street and Hinder Street from early 2017 if a development application in mid-2016 is successful.
Hoyts currently operates the [...]

ANU seeks ACCC help in admissions centres stoush

By 13 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Marine Hughes Warrington

The Australian National University has lodged a complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission alleging anti-competitive behaviour by state-based university admissions centres.
ANU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Marnie Hughes Warrington said the University has raised anti-competition concerns with the ACCC after being denied membership of three state-based university admissions centres.
As Australia’s national university, around half [...]

Sullivans Creek path upgrades underway in Turner

By 13 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Sullivans Creek crossing to be upgraded

Work has begun this week on the $1.5 million upgrade of the Sullivans Creek shared path promised in the last ACT budget, with the first stage of the inner north project due for completion by the end of this month.
The shared path runs alongside Sullivans Creek, through the suburbs of Lyneham, O’Connor and Turner.
Sullivans Creek [...]

Ex-REIA chief to run with Libs in ACT poll, candidate list announced ahead of preselection formality

By 13 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Amanda Lynch

Former CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Australia Amanda Lynch is set to be among the Canberra Liberals’ 25 candidates for the ACT election in October.
Ms Lynch’s name is on the list of 25 individuals that match the 25 candidacies available, but none aside from the eight sitting MLAs can be officially confirmed until [...]

Crowds look on as 4 of first 5 Fluffy blocks sell at auction

By 13 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Mr Fluffy auction

There was so much interest in last night’s auction of the first five remediated Mr Fluffy blocks that several attendees standing outside the venue were heard complaining about a lack of room.
There were more than 120 people in attendance at the Ray White Woden event with 30 registered bidders.
Four of the five properties up for [...]

Moscow Circus signs in ‘burbs breach laws, promoter set to remove them

By 12 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Moscow Circus advertisements on Matina St, Narrabundah

The Moscow Circus will this afternoon remove promotional signs from fences on private residential land in Narrabundah after a RiotACT reader alerted us to the presence of the signs, which are in breach of ACT laws in their current positions.
The signs, which are affixed to fences/walls on residential land on Matina Street (pictured) and Kootara [...]

Man, 63, to face court over weapons haul in South Canberra

By 12 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Seized fire-arms

ACT Policing has seized a fully loaded revolver, eight long-arm rifles, two double-barrel shotguns, 16 bayonets and in excess of 8,000 rounds of ammunition following a search of a residence in South Canberra.
As a result of the discovery on Sunday, a 63-year-old man will be summonsed to face the ACT Magistrate’s Court at a [...]

Man attacked in Mitchell road rage incident, witnesses sought

By 11 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Scene of road rage incident

After exchange between two drivers on Saturday afternoon, one of the drivers allegedly drove his silver sedan in a dangerous manner, stopped at a red light at the intersection of Gungahlin Drive and Sandford Street in Mitchell, opened the door of the other vehicle and assaulted its driver.
Police are calling for witnesses to the alleged [...]

Beware counterfeit $50 notes after Illawarra cases: police

By 11 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Security features on the $50

Four businesses in the Illawarra area have discovered counterfeit $50 notes over the weekend, and police have warned there may be more illegally produced currency in circulation.
Those concerned about the authenticity of a banknote should report the matter immediately to police. If the banknote proves to be genuine, full value will be paid. However, no [...]

Two more arrested over Gowrie shooting in 2015

By 11 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

A 23-year-old Holder man and a 31-year-old Chisholm man have been charged in relation to a shooting incident in Gowrie in February last year.
The 23-year-old has been charged with discharge firearm endanger life and two counts of obstruct/hinder an investigation and will appear before court this morning.
The 31-year-old has been charged with aid/abet arson of [...]

Why company tax cuts have to happen

By 11 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Let’s be honest, in Australia we don’t really like success and we don’t like people making money. This is no more evident than in our reaction to the way companies are taxed and how much they should pay.
However, we’re all looking to move away from our reliance on minerals and resources – which means we [...]

Two women arrested over Gowrie shooting in 2015

By 8 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

A 32-year-old Richardson woman and a 20-year-old Jerrabomberra woman have been arrested in relation to a shooting incident that occurred in Gowrie last year.
On February 2, 2015, police were called to the Gowrie residence after reports that shots had been fired into the home.
On the same day, police located a burnt out gold Subaru WRX [...]

US giant buys CBR firm eWay for $US50m

By 8 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Canberra-based and founded digital success story eWay has been acquired by US payment technology services giant Global Payments for $US50 million.
Global Payments (NYSE: GPN) is a Fortune 1000 company based in Atlanta, Georgia with merchants and partners in 29 countries.
Its CEO, Jeffrey S. Sloane, announced the acquisition during a third quarter earnings call to [...]

TAMS, ACTION, tram to come under one umbrella

By 7 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Emma Thomas and Meegan Fitzharris

The ACT Government will merge its Territory and Municipal Services department with its planned Transport Canberra organisation to form a new ACT Government directorate responsible for ACTION buses, light rail, active travel and local services from July 1. The directorate will be called Transport Canberra and City Services.
Minister for Transport and Municipal Services Meegan Fitzharris [...]

MOU with unions not taken to Cabinet: Rattenbury

By 6 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Shane Rattenbury

ACT Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury has described a Memorandum of Understanding between the ACT Government and Unions ACT on procurement as “effectively an MOU between Labor and the unions” and told the Legislative Assembly that the document was never taken to Cabinet.
Related story: Barr denies MoU gives UnionsACT power of veto on procurement
Mr Rattenbury was [...]

Manuka Oval among new water station sites

By 6 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Water on Tap

Manuka Oval is among six sites where ‘Water on Tap’ refill stations will be added around Canberra in coming weeks, with the sports venue station specifically designed to cater for large crowds.
The other new stations will be at Gungahlin, Civic Square, Belconnen, Cook shops and Kambah shops.
The Government has installed 30 refill stations in parks [...]

Five cars in collision at Harrison

By 5 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Accident site

ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue have attended a five car collision in Harrison.
Crews were called to the corner of Horse Park Drive and Mapleton Avenue just after 3:57pm.
Four people were assessed on scene by intensive care paramedics and one male aged in his 30s was transported to hospital in a stable condition [...]

Tram debate becomes battle of economic reviews

By 5 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Alister Coe

The ACT Government has released a second independent review of the business case for stage one of its planned light rail network in reaction to the publication yesterday of comments critical of the project in a report from independent think tank the Grattan Institute.
The Grattan Institute’s report into transport investment in Australia included a short [...]

Remains those of missing man Tahadesse Kahsai: police

By 4 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Tahadesse Kahsai

ACT Policing has confirmed that human remains found in Bruce on Saturday  are those of missing 61-year-old man Tahadesse Kahsai.
The circumstances of the death are being investigated and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Kahsai had been missing since December 30 last year.
 

Lyneham man in court over 15 offences after car rolls on Commonwealth Ave

By 4 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Stolen items

A 26-year-old Lyneham man will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with 15 offences relating to burglary, theft, traffic and property.
Police caught the alleged offender after responding at 8.30am Saturday to reports that a vehicle had rolled on Commonwealth Avenue that morning, and that the driver had fled on foot.
Police found [...]

Being an innovator (Part 2: Doing)

By 4 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Process. A way of thinking is the core that underpins great innovation, but the active part of that process is just as important. The way any idea travels from conception to realisation is what will make it great, or not so great.
Good innovation is about taking an idea to do more than is being done, [...]

Queanbeyan motorcyclist dies in coast crash

By 4 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A 48-year-old Queanbeyan man died in a single vehicle motorcycle accident on the Kings Highway, 5km west of Batemans Bay yesterday afternoon.
Witnesses told police the motorcyclist, who was travelling with two other riders, left the road and crashed into an embankment.
The Snowy Hydro SouthCare medical rescue helicopter was called to the accident site near [...]

Monash house fire suspicious: police

By 1 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing is treating a house fire at a residence in Monash yesterday as suspicious.
About 2.10pm police attended a residence in Kneeshaw Street, Monash after reports of a fire.
ACT Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the fire. There was substantial damage to the house.
AFP Forensic Services will work with ACT Criminal Investigations to determine [...]

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