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Traffic disruption on Mouat Street in Lyneham

By 11 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Site of works

Work to repair a burst water main at the intersection of Mouat Street and Goodwin Street in Lyneham is likely to cause driver delays today.
Traffic marshals will be in attendance with motorists warned to expect delays in the area between 9.30am and mid-afternoon.
A section of road may be fully closed for short periods, with a [...]

Recalcitrant drivers plague Gundagai police

By 11 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

Gundagai police had to contend firstly with a Learner driver leading them on a chase on the Hume Highway on Friday then on Saturday with a man who they caught twice driving an unregistered car while disqualified – he was later caught a third time at Goulburn and arrested.
About 6.35pm on Saturday, police from [...]

Closer links offer cheer to wine makers

By 8 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
wine

New Zealand riesling winemakers are being encouraged to show their talents at the Canberra International Riesling Challenge that was launched in Wellington on Thursday.
Chief minister Andrew Barr said wine-making was a growing industry in the Canberra region and could benefit from the new direct flights between Canberra and New Zealand.
“The participation of international wine makers in the Riesling Challenge [...]

Awards for landscape architecture

By 8 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The 2016 ACT landscape architecture awards will be announced at the Burbury Hotel in Barton tonight (Friday).
Awards will be presented in several categories, including civic landscape, parks and open space, infrastructure, cultural heritage, urban design, research, policy and communication and communities.
ACT planning minister Mick Gentleman said the awards would acknowledge the city’s quality of design in and [...]

Car rollover at Majura

By 8 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
ambulance

Ambulance and fire and rescue units were called to a car rollover at Majura on Friday.
Crews were alerted to the incident on the Majura Parkway near Tambreet Street just after 2:16pm.
Three occupants had freed themselves from the wreckage and were assessed at the scene by intensive care paramedics for suspected minor injuries.

Medicare: our nation’s greatest gift

By 8 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
medicare

There is probably no policy that better defines modern Australia than Medicare. First legislated by the Whitlam government in 1974 as Medibank, Medicare guarantees free hospital services for public patients in public hospitals, and provides benefits for out-of-hospital medical services and most notably consultations with GPs or specialists.
Medicare was and is a positive transformational force [...]

RSPCA welcomes historic ban on greyhound racing

By 7 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
greyhounds

The RSPCA has hailed the ACT  government’s decision to ban greyhound racing as an historic milestone for animal welfare.
At 4pm the Barr government released a statement declaring its intention to end the practice after NSW Premier Mike Baird had earlier announced the NSW government would ban racing from 1 July 2017.
The Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing [...]

Northbourne Avenue path upgrade

By 7 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Work will start next week on stage 1 of the Northbourne Avenue verge refurbishment project.
The paths on a 1.5 kilometre section of Northbourne Avenue between Haig Park and Barry Drive/Cooyong Street will be widened from 1.2 metres to 2.5 metres.
Works will commence in Northbourne Avenue’s eastern verge adjacent to Haig Park.
The project, to be carried [...]

Witnesses sought following bus driver assault

By 7 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
bu driver assault

Police are seeking to identify an alleged offender after an ACTION bus driver was assaulted in Fyshwick earlier this year.
The alleged male offender assaulted the bus driver at about 4pm on Tuesday 31 May following a verbal confrontation, having refused to pay his fare.
He left the scene on Wollongong Street prior to the police’s arrival.
CCTV footage (above) shows the [...]

Ask RiotACT: Recommendation for solicitor for wills

By 7 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask Riot

Hello,
I am seeking recommendations for local ACT Solicitors proficient in preparing Wills and Living Wills. I have searched RiotACT and not found an answer to this specific request.
Nothing too complex required – wills and living wills prepared for a married couple. I would also appreciate an idea of what this service costs.
Thank you [...]

Survey says Aussies want future based on community

By 6 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Australians want a future based on community wellbeing but believe one dominated by individualism and free enterprise is the more likely prospect.
That is the finding of a new survey produced by the Australian National University (ANU).
The Your Voice survey allowed respondents to pick from four possible futures: free enterprise; strong individualism; coordinated action; and community wellbeing.
Preliminary [...]

Dob in a dealer campaign targets ice

By 6 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Detective Superintendent Rod Smith, Bryan Roach and Tim Overall.

The drug ice is the chief target in the Dob in a Dealer campaign launched by Crime Stoppers in Queanbeyan on Wednesday.
The government-funded national campaign aims to halt the rise of methamphetamine activity across Australia.
It is based on the highly successful Crime Stoppers Victoria 2015 initiative, piloted in a several regional and remote centres, which resulted in [...]

A Reconciliation Day in ACT?

By 5 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Chris Bourke

Chris Bourke believes we should have a new or rebadged public holiday in the territory: Reconciliation Day.
And the ACT’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs minister is keen to hear what Canberrans have to say on the matter.
“I want to hear what people have got to say,” says Bourke, the first Indigenous Australian elected to the [...]

Garden shed fire causes $2,000 damage

By 5 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Fire in a small garden shed in Kaleen caused $2000 damage on Tuesday.
ACT Fire and Rescue said the cause of the fire appeared to be suspicious.
Crew were called to the incident on Neales Street just after 10:43am and quickly extinguished the fire.
Anyone with information that might assist investigations can call the Emergency Services Agency 24-hour [...]

Tourism players convene to plan for direct flights

By 5 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Singapore

Over 80 tourism operators and sector experts met in Canberra this morning to examine the ACT’s capacity to build on opportunities created by direct international flights when they begin in September.
The Canberra Business Chamber’s Tourism Industry Advisory Council convened the International Flights Forum to bring all key industry players together to explore visitor expectations and [...]

Wellington to host Canberra Week in November

By 5 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Wellington

Residents of Wellington will be able to celebrate all the good things about life in the Australian capital during the inaugural Canberra Week in the New Zealand capital this November.
A delegation of territory representatives from the government and business sectors is in Wellington for three days this week to promote to the special event in November [...]

Transport Canberra brings a new vision for public transport to the ACT

By 4 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
transport-canberra

The ACT’s new public transport agency Transport Canberra was officially launched today, making moving around Canberra easier and more convenient, providing more transport choices for Canberrans wherever they live and integrating buses and active travel options seamlessly with the light rail network.
To coincide with the launch, work has started on a new integrated transport ticketing [...]

‘Rising star’ Seselja tipped for Coalition front bench

By 4 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Zed Seselja

Though it remains unclear whether the Coalition will be able to form government, the Australian Financial Review has this morning reported that ACT Liberals Senator Zed Seselja is one of two names most mentioned by fellow conservative MPs as a potential for promotion to Malcolm Turnbull’s ministry and described him as a “rising star” [...]

GEOCON awarded for protecting staff

By 4 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
geocon-award

GEOCON, Canberra’s largest builder and developer, have been recognised for their commitment to exceptional Work Health and Safety at the Master Builders and Cbus Excellence in Building Awards, held at the National Convention and Exhibition June 24th.
The awards, which feature some of the best builders in the country, pay tribute to those companies that demonstrate [...]

Hobbs positive on Greens’ chances of taking ACT Senate seat

By 2 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Greens are currently poised to steal the ACT Senate seat out from under the feet of the Liberals Zed Seselja. Zed has been virtually absent from his electorate for the past three years, yet has flown in and under taken one of the most expensive campaigns for a Senate seat in recent history. All [...]

Two extradited from NSW over aggravated robbery

By 1 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

A 37-year-old man and a 28-year-old man have been extradited from Queanbeyan to face charges over an aggravated robbery at the Australia Post store in Fyshwick.
At about 9.30am on Thursday, two men riding a motorcycle parked near the Australia Post outlet in Townsville St. One man entered the building and threatened staff with a shortened [...]

Zed campaigners post ‘rape joke’ about Greens candidate

By 1 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Offensive material

Supporters of ACT Liberal Senator Zed Seselja have attached to the dashboard of one of their campaign vehicles text on a photograph of his key opponent, Greens candidate Christina Hobbs, saying she wants “a railing” (slang for violent sex), sparking social media outrage and calls for an apology on the eve of the Federal election.
A [...]

Village Building Co. chief Winnel retires, Doherty takes reins

By 1 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Doherty and Winnel

Bob Winnel, the founder and managing director of Canberra property development giant the Village Building Company, retired yesterday, handing the reins to a new Chief Executive Officer, Travis Doherty.
Village has been in operation for 28 years in Canberra. Mr Doherty, who takes over today, said Mr Winnel had been responsible for injecting affordable housing into [...]

Two charged after kangaroo dragged through streets

By 30 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

Two men have been charged after a kangaroo was allegedly attached to the back of a vehicle and driven through Goulburn this week.
Officers from Hume local area command located the animal at the intersection of Auburn and Montague streets about 11.40pm on Tuesday.
Police were told the kangaroo had been allegedly attached to the back of a green [...]

Another stuck truck disrupts bridge traffic

By 30 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Commonwealth Avenue Bridge

It seems the Commonwealth Bridge on Parkes Way is becoming a magnet for stuck trucks.
In October last year a truck hauling an excavator blocked the Parkes Way tunnel for two days, leading to a $1.2 million insurance bill.
On Thursday another one carrying a large prefabricated concrete wall slab became wedged under the bridge.
The truck shut down one westbound [...]

$1m medical cannabis trial for skin cancer

By 30 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
cannabis

Australia’s 50,000 melanoma sufferers could soon find relief through medical-grade cannabis as a result of a joint project involving the University of Canberra and a leading international pharmaceutical company.
The university has signed a $1 million collaboration with Cann Pharmaceutical to commence a medical-grade cannabis therapy trial for melanoma patients.
The two-year research project aims to produce a [...]

Negative ads drive voters to minor parties

By 28 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
LibAd

As we head into the final days of an election campaign, new research from the ANU has found negative political advertising is driving people to vote for minor parties and independents.
Political marketing researcher Dr Andrew Hughes of the ANU Research School of Management has studied political advertising, based on measuring people’s reactions to ads [...]

Alleged burglar caught in Forde backyard

By 28 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
ACT Magistrates Court

A 19-year-old woman will face court today for property, burglary and assault offences after a resident caught her in his Forde back garden yesterday afternoon.
About 3pm yesterday, the man returned to his home to discover the woman in his back yard. A struggle ensued with a neighbour assisting the man to restrain her until police arrived.
The offender was arrested a few minutes [...]

Kangaroo dragged through streets

By 27 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

Police are appealing for information after a kangaroo was allegedly attached to the back of a vehicle and driven through Goulburn.
Officers located the animal at the intersection of Auburn and Montague streets at about 11.40pm on Sunday.
Police have been told that the kangaroo was attached to the back of a green Nissan Pulsar and driven [...]

Bad buffering

By 27 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
NBNCo Palmerston 010

I was 11 years old when I bought my first computer. It was 1984, and the machine was a Mattel Aquarius. Rubber keys, cassette tape drive, less than 4 kilobytes of memory, and black and white television as a screen.
Back then, the only way to transfer data was on a cassette tape.
There’s been a trail [...]

Vibe Hotel wins Project of the Year at Master Builders/Cbus Excellence in Building Awards

By 27 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
vibeHotel

Construction Control has won the prestigious Project of the Year gong at the Master Builders and Cbus Excellence in Building Awards for the third time in four years – this time for its work on the $44 million Vibe Hotel at the Canberra Airport.
Around 1500 people celebrated the industry’s best at the gala black tie [...]

Coward punch puts victim in hospital

By 24 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

Police are seeking to identify three men over a ‘coward punch’ assault that occurred in Civic in the early hours of Sunday 12 June.
At about 3.55am, a male was assaulted while outside the Supa24 convenience store  on East Row.
The victim was assaulted by a male who was part of a group of three (see images [...]

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