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, 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Motorists and other road users are advised of the following rural road closures due to the recent wet weather and snow.
Roads and crossings closed:
unsealed section of Boboyan Road (except four wheel drive vehicles)
unsealed section of Brindabella Road (except four wheel drive vehicles)
Mount Franklin Road at Bulls Head
Booroomba Rocks Road
Orroral Ridge Road
Today is International Take Your Dog to Work Day when employers are asked to open their doors to pet dogs to promote the benefits of pet ownership and encourage animal adoption.
Research has found the presence of pets in the workplace has a beneficial effect; they make the job more satisfying and participating workplaces report that [...]
The Australian National University will collaborate with the Australian government on a new facility to help grow Australia’s cyber-security workforce and the so-called STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) capabilities.
Defence minister Marise Payne and ACT senator Zed Seselja announced on Thursday a $12 million investment from the Australian Signals Directorate.
The investment will fund a joint facility [...]
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Mick Gentleman will tonight (Wednesday) host the White Ribbon ambassador event at the ACT Legislative Assembly.
The member for Brindabella said: “I have been working with the Canberra community as an Ambassador since 2004, and it is a great honour to be able to host this White Ribbon Ambassadors event to raise awareness for such a worthwhile [...]
A yet-to-be named Federal Government agency will move to the Gungahlin Town Centre if the Turnbull Coalition Government is re-elected, ACT Liberal Senator Zed Seselja has announced.
The agency chosen to be the first to operate from Gungahlin was likely to be one currently based in the Parliamentary area to avoid impacting on other town [...]
A 25-year-old Reid man who was found with a knife and a steel bar in Dickson will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning on six charges after a member of the public tipped police off.
About 3.50pm yesterday, police attended Dickson Place shopping complex in response to a report of two men acting suspiciously.
On arrival, [...]
Friday’s household rubbish collection and recycling services will be disrupted due to planned industrial action by Transport Workers Union drivers employed by contractor SUEZ.
Residents in affected suburbs are requested to leave their bins out on the kerb from Friday until Monday as missed collections will be picked up on Saturday and Sunday (and on Monday if required).
Suburbs where [...]
Police will conduct a training exercise at the Canberra Institute of Technology in Bruce on Wednesday and Thursday.
The exercise will involve uniformed police members and diverse police capabilities.
During the exercise, areas of the campus and surrounds will be closed to the public.
Road blocks will be in place along Purdie Street, Bruce, restricting traffic between Battye [...]
Are you like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs? Happy in your work? Do you burst into song to help you set the pace?
Given that adults spend about half their waking hours at the coalface, enjoying our time in the workplace, feeling enriched and rewarded, is critical to our overall health and peace of mind.
Several Canberra workplaces that [...]
Greens ACT Senate candidate Christina Hobbs told the RiotACT this afternoon that neither she nor any Federal Greens candidate would attend an Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) Meet the Candidates forum tonight, and confirmed the Greens had not replied to the organisation’s questionnaire for political parties on moral and social justice issues.
“Absolutely not. While I’m happy [...]
After three months of difficulties booking Uber pick-ups at Canberra Airport, the ride-sharing service has announced the issue is resolved and passengers can now open the app, request a ride and meet their driver at the Express Pickup Area.
In March, Uber users found that it was not possible to call an Uber to collect them [...]
Workers have returned to a Greenway office building evacuated earlier this morning after an emergency services staff investigation into the cause of a smoke smell found nothing.
ACT Fire & Rescue worked with electricians on the investigation but were unable to determine the cause of the smell of smoke.
Firefighters had earlier evacuated approximately 30 people as [...]
Given the advertising starting this weekend on the new rules for voting for the Senate, the Australian Electoral Commission is keeping very quiet on the fact you can still just number one box above the line and your vote is still valid and will get counted. It’s called the Savings Provision and in a nutshell [...]
After formally warning the ACT Liberals over their use of campaign material on social media last week, the Electoral Commission has issued an update to the rules that reverses their previous instructions to the Liberals over their usage.
A number of Liberals had posted anti-Light Rail material on their social media feeds that didn’t include any [...]
Following the success of the Club Kidpreneur™ school holiday program in April, a second program in the coming July holidays looks to create a whole new batch of Canberra kidpreneurs.
Children aged 8 -12 can attend any one of four workshops, which run between the 5th and 14th of July, and take a plunge into business [...]