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Isaacs woman busted twice for drink driving in one night

By 20 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The ACT Policing Mobile Traffic Operations Team apprehended a drink-driver twice within one hour early Sunday morning (19 July 2015).
A 43-year-old Isaacs woman was stopped at about 1:00am on Coranderrk Street in Canberra City, after police observed a silver Peugeot swerving on the road. Police conducted a breath analysis which returned a result of 0.126 [...]

Photo booth innovators snap up top ACT business award for 2015

By 20 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Red Robot, an innovative design and manufacturing business that has taken portable photo booths into the social media age, is the 2015 Telstra ACT Business of the Year.
Founders and directors Duncan Amos and Phil Preston took their first steps towards creating a successful export business back in 2008 when starting to build portable booths in [...]

To hell in a hessian bag

By 20 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Since I seem to be destined for Hades for my support for same sex marriages and asylum seekers, I may as well prepare for the inevitable. Part of my preparation is what happens to my mortal remains after I kark it.
I have some knowledge of the post-death system in Canberra and I have been agitating [...]

Holt 7-Eleven robbed

By 17 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Holt on Wednesday (15 July).
About 4.50am, a man entered the Seven Eleven store on Hardwick Crescent, Holt. The man approached the cashier, demanding cash and holding a knife. The offender fled on foot with a sum of cash and cigarettes.
The man was described as being [...]

North Canberra Community Council General Meeting 21 July 2015

By 17 July 2015

[ 21 July 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Our next meeting will be held at 7.30 pm on 21 July, at the Majura Function Room, Majura Community Centre, 2 Rosevear Place Dickson.
Our guest presenters will be Labor MLA for Molonglo Meegan Fitzharris, and the Asbestos Response Task Force.
We have asked Ms Fitzharris to respond to the following questions:

In relation to the governments publication Engaging Canberrans – [...]

Are you expecting twins, triplets or more?

By 17 July 2015
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[ 20 July 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
New and expectant parents of multiples are invited to attend a free information session to learn more about life with multiple birth children. The New and Expectant Parents Information Session is a service provided by the Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association and topics include the unique features of pregnancy, birth and feeding multiples.
The next session [...]

Fluffy factions: The sad side story of the asbestos saga

By 17 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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One of the saddest stories (and there are many) to come out of the Mr Fluffy fiasco is the emergence of what I’ve termed the ‘Fluffy factions’.
As the ACT Government has wrestled with how to respond, and negotiated the bum deal it got from the Feds, it has become apparent that no matter the solution, it [...]

Fatal accident on Monaro Highway

By 16 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle collision on the Monaro Highway this morning (Thursday, July 16) in which a male driver has died.
About 5.50am police responded to a report of a collision between Johnson and Isabella Drive northbound on the Monaro Highway.
Investigators are examining the circumstances surrounding the collision, which occurred after the vehicle [...]

Local politics: Here’s what you missed this fortnight

By 16 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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That awkward moment when…
There’s quite often a moment in the workplace when your boss corrects you, asserting their position as top dog. This could even undermine your position on a certain topic.
That’s where Canberra Liberals leader Jeremy Hanson is with his federal boss, Prime Minister Tony Abbott. It’s now twice that Abbott has completely undermined [...]

Has NASA forgotten Canberra and the moon walk?

By 16 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The first moon walk was on 20 July, 1969. I know Canberra was important – but who else remembers?
I found out a few months ago while on a holiday visit to Florida, USA. As well as the art deco delights of Miami South Beach and the alligators of the Everglades, Florida is home to [...]

Seminar: How to beat the cheat

By 15 July 2015
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[ 16 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

Would you like to learn how to take control of your life through diet?

Nutrivolve and Legacy Apparel are hosting an interactive nutrition course on Sunday 16 August at Canberra Southern Cross Club.

Presented by Kyle Webber, this seminar will cover topics including managing stress through diet, improving self control and how to grow your willpower.

When: Sunday [...]

Local leaders – Lachhu Thapa (Wheat and Oats, The Hungry Buddha, Buddha Odyssey)

By 15 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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There aren’t many Canberrans who can say they own a café in Phillip, a restaurant in Curtin, a Himalayan tour company and a bed and breakfast in Pokhara, Nepal.
Lachhu Thapa has a surprisingly calm demeanour for someone who works full-time while running multiple businesses.
We’ve met for lunch at his latest business venture, a boutique café [...]

Research project: Greater ease with dental treatment

By 15 July 2015

Feel nervous when due to see the dentist?  Or “just hate going”?  Tempted to put it off…and off again? Participate in a trial of therapeutic self-help technique shown to be helpful for many fears and phobias, and for reducing stress in measurable ways.
The trial is open to anyone less than comfortable with dental treatment.  Even [...]

No limit on political donations to ACT political parties?

By 15 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Just thought it was worth highlighting this little issue.
The ACT Labor party’s approach to political donations is now at odds with a proposal to be put forward to the Federal Labor Council which will limit political donations to $1,000.
My own feeling? I think developers have had over ACT Governments for decades – both sides of politics [...]

Interested in becoming a ranger? Here’s your chance

By 14 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The ACT Government has today launched its annual recruitment drive for entry level and experienced park rangers.
From the media release:
Those who hear the call of the great outdoors and aspire to help others enjoy the majesty of nature are being given the opportunity to make these dreams a reality, as the ACT Government launches its [...]

Cannabis plants and hydroponic equipment seized in Hackett

By 14 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has seized a further 71 cannabis plants and over $20,000 worth of hydroponic equipment as part of Operation Armscote.
Operation Armscote commenced on 12 June 2015 when a grow house was located in Kaleen. Since then, police have seized 912 cannabis plants, uncovered nine grow houses and arrested six people on drug charges.
Yesterday (Monday [...]

Canberra witnesses claim they were forced to pay building union to stay in business

By 14 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Evidence from the first day of the Trade Union Royal Commission (Monday 13 July 2015) supports claims that the ACT CFMEU allegedly extracts payments from contractors as a price of doing business, according to Master Builders ACT.
From Master Builders ACT’s media release:
“Today’s evidence at the Royal Commission was that building contractors paid large amounts of [...]

Home detention is fine, so long as we don’t go soft

By 14 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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It was encouraging to see the charismatic ACT Victims of Crime Commissioner John Hinchey come out in support of community correction sentences (also known as home detention) yesterday.
The idea of low risk offenders remaining within the community – so long as they contribute in a positive way – has always made more sense to me than periodic [...]

Major leads in shooting investigation

By 13 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has unveiled major developments in the investigation of a number of Canberra shootings, which are believed to be outlaw motorcycle gang-related.
The shootings occurred overnight between Thursday 12 and Friday 13 March, with shots fired at homes in Boustead Circuit, Kambah, Barlee Place, Stirling and Pawsey Circuit, Florey. The shooting in Stirling resulted in [...]

I want to go on Q&A

By 13 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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What is it about the conservative right wing zealots in this country that they have to have vendettas about unions, Labor Party people and the disadvantaged?
Is it in their DNA?
The number of royal commissions which have come and gone targeting unions and the Labor Party are too numerous to mention, have cost tens of millions [...]

Do you know these men?

By 10 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Detectives from Criminal Investigations are seeking to identify five men who could assist in Operation Armscote.
Operation Armscote commenced on 12 June 2015 when a grow house was located in Kaleen. So far, six people have been arrested and police have seized 912 cannabis plants.
The images of the four men were discovered during the execution of [...]

Cook man arrested after Civic massage store robbery

By 9 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A 30-year-old Cook man has been arrested and charged in relation to the aggravated robbery that occurred at the Royal Hands Massage shop in the Canberra Centre on 7 June 2015.
The man was arrested yesterday afternoon (8 July) in Kingston by detectives from Criminal Investigations and conveyed to the ACT Watch House. He has been [...]

Canberrans taking a microscopic invention to the world

By 9 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi fellow Canberrans!
We are three ANU engineering graduates who would like to share with you our invention!
In 2014, Dr Steve Lee from the Australian National University was awarded the ANSTO Eureka prize for most innovative use of technology.  We spent the next 12 months designing a device that can make his plastic lenses in the [...]

Research participants wanted to investigate link between bodily sensations and anxiety

By 9 July 2015

I’m an honours student at the Australian National University and I would like to invite you to participate in an online questionnaire study investigating whether an awareness of bodily sensations and how they are interpreted by a person can explain their feelings of anxiety.
We are also examining the role of mindfulness in reducing people’s feelings [...]

$6 million worth of cannabis plants seized in Canberra since June

By 8 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing Criminal Investigation officers working as part of Operation Armscote have seized 912 cannabis plants, with an estimated street value of over $6 million dollars.
Operation Armscote commenced on 12 June 2015 when a grow house was located in Kaleen.  Information obtained during the execution of a search warrant at the house uncovered the addresses [...]

Public talk: Metamaterials – invisibility cloaks and bending light

By 8 July 2015
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[ 4 August 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

Magic ‘mantles of invisibility’ have appeared in folk stories through the ages, including a 900-year-old Welsh tale of King Arthur, and in Norse and German fairy tales. Now, new ‘metamaterials’ have brought invisibility cloaking out of the realm of fiction and into science fact.

Hear Professor Yuri Kivshar reveal the magic behind metamaterials and effects previously [...]

Man to face court for ‘BB’ gun incident

By 8 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing will summons a 25-year-old man to face the ACT Magistrates Court after an incident involving a ‘BB’ gun yesterday afternoon (7 July).
About 1.20pm, police received a report that a man driving a green Holden Frontera in Phillip was in possession of a firearm. Police responded and later located the vehicle of interest in [...]

Local leaders – Vivek Bhattacharjee (Legacy Apparel)

By 8 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Vivek Bhattacharjee is the 21-year-old owner of gym apparel brand Legacy Apparel – and he has big plans for transforming the business into a global brand.
Vivek (pictured above, right) purchased supplements brand Legacy Nutrition from a friend last year. After initial research revealed that the supplements market was already saturated, he decided to focus on [...]

5 unmissable views for those new to Canberra

By 7 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I don’t know what it is about looking out over a city from its highest points, but it gets me going. This week I set out to find Canberra’s top five unmissable views – and discovered that ranking them was no easy task.
If you’re a long term Canberran, you’re probably familiar with most of these lookouts. [...]

String of aggravated burglaries over weekend

By 6 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to three aggravated burglaries in Wanniassa, Mitchell and Mawson early Sunday morning (5 July).
About 5am, police received a report that two male offenders attended the Coles Express Service Station on Sangster Place, Wanniassa, and used a crow bar to force entry through the front doors. Once inside, the offenders were [...]

How UC plans to become a world-ranked university by 2018

By 6 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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If the University of Canberra is to become a world-ranked university, we need to improve infrastructure in Belconnen.
I attended a public meeting late last month in which UC Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Parker explained his 15 year vision for the University of Canberra. I was impressed at the level of interest, with a packed auditorium that was standing-room only.
Bruce is [...]

Missing man: Have you seen Daemon?

By 3 July 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing man Daemon Wolfe.
Daemon was last seen leaving a house in Greenway on foot about 4.30pm yesterday (Thursday 2 July) and was last heard from about 7pm last night.
Daemon is described as being a Caucasian man, 5’10” (178cm) tall with a slim build, dark brown hair [...]

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