ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 48-year-old man.
The man, David Pang, was reported missing earlier today by his wife.
David was last seen about 10pm last night at their home in Weston.
David is described as having an olive complexion, with short, dark brown hair, brown eyes, a medium build and [...]
So ACTION has released its long awaited Network 14. They are promising more buses that are more direct. This is being achieved by culling late night services with low patronage. This is the first ever network that has been designed using data from MyWay – an electronic ticketing system that tracks where you get on [...]
Firefighters have extinguished a fire from an electrical switchboard at the Belconnen High School, Murranji Street, Hawker.
ACT Fire & Rescue has evacuated approximately 450 staff and students as a precaution.
Crews are currently clearing smoke from the area and conducting ventilation operations before allowing staff and students to return to the area.
Three fire pumpers are on [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault outside a Civic nightclub in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday August 17).
About 12.40am, security staff refused a man entry to the Academy nightclub on Bunda Street, Civic. The man became aggressive and engaged a bystander in a short verbal argument before striking him, causing him [...]
On Thursday evening the ACT Legislative Assembly passed the ACT Payroll Tax Reform Bill. This Bill prevents “genuine employers” from being exempt from payroll tax if they pick up contract work through a recruitment agency. Unfortunately, yet again, the ACT Government has done a poor job in formulating policy.
This new policy has the following effect [...]
Boutique real estate agency Cream Residential, winner of the REIACT 2014 Small Agency of the Year Award, is reaping the benefits of a complete brand transformation 12 months ago.
Director Chris Wilson says that after consulting with a branding team, what had been known as Cameron Real Estate for over 30 years last year became Cream [...]
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.
Highest Sale: $1,203,000
Lowest Price: $216,000
Average Sale Price: $517,744 (- 4.32%)
2,433 properties currently for sale
46 sales properties had price reductions
95 properties went under offer
98 properties SOLD!
190 properties have come onto [...]
Canberra is home to a thriving technology sector making its mark both in Australia and overseas. One of the entrepreneurs leading this charge – and showing the world that there’s more to Canberra than public servants and roundabouts – is Matt Bullock, CEO and founder of online payments giant eWay.
Bullock, whose background is in application [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a hit-run incident in Garran this morning (Saturday, August 16) in which a person suffered serious leg injuries.
About 5.50am members of Woden patrol responded to reports of a person lying in the middle of the road on Yamba Drive outside The Canberra Hospital.
The person was suffering leg injuries as [...]
A 36-year-old Dickson man, found early this morning in a stolen van in Mitchell, will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court this afternoon (August 15) charged with multiple property offences and drive while unlicensed.
Early this morning members of Gungahlin Patrol were driving on Flemington Road, Mitchell when suspicions were aroused in relation to a Mazda [...]
A new action plan for the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby will better help the species recover from near extinction, Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, said today.
“Action plans protect local species by outlining strategies for their appropriate identification, protection, survival and re-introduction,” Mr Corbell said.
“We learned much about the conservation needs of the brush-tailed rock-wallaby (Petrogale [...]
You might have missed it. There’s a slew of changes coming under an ‘omnibus’ draft variation to the Territory Plan.
So what? I hear you say. It’s just looking at rezoning four public housing sites:
Stuart Flats, Griffith
Gowrie Court, Narrabundah
Red Hill Flats, Red Hill
Strathgordon Court, Lyons.
And there’s some unspecified vacant land in Narrabundah, Fyshwick, Symonston and Jerrabomberra [...]
The Canberra community has now reaped more than $1 million in benefits from the ACT’s Confiscated Assets Trust Fund.
An extra $446,000 in funding announced today by Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, pushed the total amount delivered under the program over the $1 million mark.
“Since 2009, I have approved just more than $1 million in payments for a [...]
Cold nights this week have made for great snow making conditions, giving a great, fresh cover of snow each day. The snow play and toboggan area has an average cover more than a metre deep over it.
The alpine slide has been icing over and will keep doing so with the cold nights. Work each morning [...]
[ 20 August 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] The August meeting of the North Canberra Community Council will consider Dickson intersection improvements, an ‘omnibus’ Territory Plan Variation that will affect several sites including the former Downer School and the Cape Street Centre, and a proposal to build a car park on the wooded area adjacent to the Dickson swimming pool.
All interested north Canberra [...]
I was thrilled to announce the “ACT Scientist of the Year” award today when I officially opened the Canberra contingent of National Science Week. This is the first award of its kind in the ACT and it will recognise the amazing work of Canberra’s scientists. The “ACT Scientist of the Year” will be awarded annually [...]
Sport isn’t what it used to be.
In times gone by it was about enjoyment and togetherness; a pastime that delivered untold pleasure to those who played it. It used to be pure.
But somewhere along the line, professionalism was ushered in and sport as we knew it changed forever. The focus slowly but surely shifted from [...]
Two questions about Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey’s recent comment -
“the poor don’t have cars or actually drive very far”
1. How does the Treasurer know how far poor people drive, if they are lucky enough to have a car?
2. Can anyone from the ACT Liberals explain what Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey was trying to say or [...]
[ 17 August 2014; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]
Canberra cheerleaders will battle it out at the ACT Regional Cheerleading Competition at Tuggeranong Basketball Stadium on August 17, with high-energy routines, a good dose of glitter and a whole lot of pizzazz.
In its third year, the competition continues to grow, with coordinator Leanne Shea Langdown expecting close to 400 athletes aged from three years [...]
Democracy is certainly not perfect, and the ACT is no exception.
In 2016 the ACT Legislative Assembly will increase its members from 17 to 25; there is some merit to this proposition. For its population, the ACT currently has the lowest level of democratic representation in Australia (both at the federal and territory levels). An increase [...]
Moving on from my last post on injuries, today I wanted to talk about the importance of wrapping your hands correctly, for punching the mitts for fitness or obviously actual boxing. In my early days in the sport I never really paid too much attention to looking after my hands. They didn’t hurt so I [...]
The ACT Rural Fire Service Tidbinbilla Brigade will tonight, Wednesday 13 August, 2014, conduct a small hazard reduction burn at Corin Forest, Corin Road.
The burn is expected to commence from 7pm until 11pm.
Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burn in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke [...]
There are a few interesting moves around town this week. These are my highlights:
After 3 years as the Communications Director to Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, Adina Cirson has been appointed to the role of Chief of Staff to new Minister Mick Gentleman.
Meegan Thompson formerly the Operations and Finance Manager at Wisdom Learning has joined [...]
ACT Fire & Rescue firefighters and ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are currently on scene at the roundabout of Johnson Drive and Monaro Hwy, Calwell following a single vehicle truck roll over.
The truck was carrying approximately 300 sheep which have been contained.
The only occupant, a male driver, has been assessed by ACT Ambulance Service [...]
Canberra is now reaching an age where, in the older parts of town at least, decorating our shops and drawing attention to promotions requires an extra sensitivity to heritage values.
The good news is that for the most part, we’re taking care of our old buildings and although there have been some interesting architectural clashes, the [...]
Did anyone notice the oceans of salivation over Eddie Obeid’s, Joe Tripodi’s and Ian MacDonald’s discomfort when sprung by the NSW ICAC? All those Labor haters thought the wrath of God had finally arrived on those scumbags.
I need to say that I love Labor desperately. The Party has been good to me and [...]
ACT Policing is investigating a commercial grade clandestine illicit drug laboratory located in Hume today (August 12).
This afternoon ACT Policing received information regarding potentially hazardous material at a location on Sheppard Street, Hume.
ACT Policing members attended and cordoned the area, along with the ACT Fire and Rescue HAZMAT team. About 2pm, ACT Policing closed roads [...]
Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, has welcomed new figures showing an overall 9% decrease in reported offences in the past financial year.
Mr Corbell tabled the June 2014 ACT Criminal Justice Statistical Profile in the Legislative Assembly today.
“I’m pleased that decreases are reported in property crime with robbery, extortion and related offences down 23%, property damage and environmental [...]
“An ACT Policing spokesman was unable to detail the nature of the operation but urged all southbound motorists to use Mugga Lane rather than the Monaro Highway.”
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following the report of an attempted abduction of an eight-year-old boy in Nicholls this morning (Tuesday, 12 August).
About 8.30am, the boy was walking along Kelleway Avenue to his school (Gold Creek Primary) when he was approached by a man in a blue sedan. The man told the boy to get [...]