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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 [...]

Man stable in hospital after Braddon crash

By 1 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Accident site

ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue have responded to an crash involving a car and motorcycle in Braddon.
Crews were alerted to the incident on the corner of Northbourne Avenue and Girrahween Street just after 9:48am.
A man in his 20s was assessed by intensive care paramedics at the scene and transferred to The [...]

Redundancies as Canberra Times goes tabloid

By 31 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
The Canberra Times

The Canberra Times will cut 12.6 full-time equivalent staff via voluntary redundancies as its print edition moves from broadsheet to tabloid format in coming months.
The paper has published an article announcing the move on its website and briefed staff today.
The journalists’ union, the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) has called on Fairfax to [...]

Griffith man charged as an accessory to murder

By 31 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
ACT Magistrates Court

A 48-year-old Griffith man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with accessory to murder.
The man has been charged as an accessory after the fact to the murder of a 46-year-old man. The victim’s body was found at Stuart Flats in Griffith on 29 February.
Earlier story: Griffith man charged with Stuart Flats murder
The [...]

Libs’ transport plan to boost buses after ditching tram

By 31 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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A Liberal ACT Government would provide eight separate rapid bus routes across Canberra, City to Airport bus services and faster non-stop suburban bus services to the major office hubs as part of a light rail-free revamp of the territory’s public service system.
The ACTION-bus focused offerings form key components of the transport plan the Canberra Liberals’ [...]

Bets drop in ACT but problem gambling at similar levels

By 31 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A new report into gambling in the ACT has found a significant drop over the past five years in the number of people gambling and how much money they spend on it, though problem gambling remained at similar levels with approximately 4,700 individuals affected by it in the territory.
The research found the proportion of people [...]

Missing Red Hill Primary girls safe

By 30 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Carla

Two nine-year-old girls who went missing from Red Hill Primary at around 11.30am yesterday were found safe and well before 9pm last night.

Police had issued a missing persons media alert at 7.58pm. At 8.57pm, they sent a further update, saying simply: “Brielle and Carla have been found safe and well.”
In their initial statement, police [...]

ACT Easter drivers get police thumbs up

By 29 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Susan Ball

ACT Policing’s top traffic officer says the message about road safety is getting through to Canberra drivers, with no fatalities or serious injuries on our roads over Easter, and a reduction in the number of people speeding.
Officer-in-Charge of Traffic Operations Station Sergeant Susan Ball said the majority of ACT drivers did the right thing over [...]

Shortlist for Kingston Arts Precinct development named

By 29 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Fitters' Workshop

The ACT Government has shortlisted three local developers for the Kingston Arts Precinct renewal project: Doma Group, Englobo Group and Geocon (the latter with co-bidders from outside the ACT, Fender Katsalidis and Oculus).
The shortlisted proponents will now develop their concepts into detailed plans to develop the five-hectare site near the Canberra Glassworks into a creative [...]

Creating a Cafe: Choosing our coffee

By 29 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
3 degrees coffee shop

The shop plans were complete and now we were ready to build. We were very excited and we were thinking we’d be open within a couple of weeks. Oh, how wrong we were!
We realised that there was now a whole bunch of paperwork that needed to be submitted to various certifiers and Government agencies, such as [...]

Being an innovator (Part 1: Thinking)

By 28 March 2016 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Okay, okay. What is the big deal about innovation? It’s just doing new things, making them more high tech, isn’t it? Take something that is getting old, renew it, and you’re done – right?
Not really. True innovation is about taking steps into the unknown, as well as combining existing elements to build a more efficient [...]

Secrets, stories, spaces: Behind The Scenes tour of the National Archives

By 27 March 2016 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 4 April 2016 4:30 pm to 13 April 2016 5:30 pm. ] Take a peek at the secret spaces of the historical East Block building that now houses the National Archives. Home to many government departments throughout its 82-year history, including the Postmaster General and ASIO. Hear stories of haunted rooms, missing mail bags, pneumatic tubes to Parliament House and the ASIO ‘green door’. Suitable for families

April [...]

Free screening of ‘Forgotten Plague’, film on chronic fatigue syndrome

By 24 March 2016

[ 1 April 2016 at 6:00 pm; 4 April 2016 at 1:00 pm; ] See Forgotten Plague in Canberra on Friday 1 April at 6pm and on Monday 4 April at 1pm.
Ryan Prior’s life imploded on October 22, 2006 when he was struck down by a disease that dozens of doctors were powerless to diagnose, let alone treat. Against great odds, he becomes a reporter and ventures to tell the story [...]

Witnesses sought to Greenway ‘coward punch’

By 23 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Alleged offender

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a ‘coward punch’ assault that occurred in Tuggeranong on Sunday, February 28 of this year.
About 12.30am a male was the victim of an assault whilst outside PJ O’Reilly’s located in Greenway.
The victim was approached by the alleged offender (pictured above), who asked to borrow a cigarette lighter. The offender [...]

Controlled burns scheduled across ACT this week

By 23 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Controlled burn

A one hectare prescribed burn behind the Aranda shopping centre today is one of several ACT Parks and Conservation Service is conducting around the ACT this week.
Multiple prescribed burns will be conducted in Namadgi National Park, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and other areas across the ACT, including urban areas, over the coming weeks, weather permitting, according [...]

No charges to be laid against Burch staffer

By 22 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Rudi Lammers

Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers has this morning announced that following a three month evaluation of matters relating to the communication of confidential police information, no charges will be laid against the former Chief of Staff to ex-Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch.
The ACT Policing evaluation into the alleged handing of confidential information [...]

Brumbies board stands down CEO Michael Jones

By 21 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Michael Jones

The ACT Brumbies board has stood down the rugby union club’s CEO, Michael Jones, announcing the move via Facebook at 8.40pm tonight.
Mr Jones’s three-year appointment was to have run until January 2018.
The announcement follows a visit today to Brumbies HQ by Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver, reportedly to discuss with Brumbies chairman Rob Kennedy [...]

Rangers warn rabbit owners of viral cull near Gungahlin

By 21 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Rabbit

Gungahlin rabbit owners should consider vaccinating their pets or securing them in fly proof enclosures early this week as Government conservation staff will be using the Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus to cull rabbits in the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary from this Thursday.
Ranger in Charge, ACT Parks and Conservation Service, Joel Patterson said the virus would [...]

Four hospitalised after Monash crash

By 21 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Accident site

A 65-year-old woman and three teenagers have been transported to The Canberra Hospital after a two-car crash in Monash this morning.
ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue attended the scene of accident on the corner of Ashley Drive and Bugden Avenue just after 9am.
Four people were assisted from the vehicles by ambulance and rescue [...]

It’s time to change the rules around investment

By 21 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
plant growing out of coins with filter effect retro vintage style

It’s hard to do what you want with your money in Australia. It’s easy to spend it, but the ways you’re allowed to do so are really heavily restricted.
The way we think about money is based on a cash-based system. The way we spend it is based on handing money from one person to another, [...]

Homebuyers expo to showcase leaders in real estate

By 19 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
REIACT Home Buyers Expo 2016

Are you in the market for your first home? Or considering buying an investment property? Wondering whether you need a mortgage broker or not, or whether to buy a new or existing home, or an apartment off the plan?
The REIACT Home Buyers Expo is the place to be tomorrow if you’ve answered yes to any [...]

Police investigate Queanbeyan flat fire

By 19 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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NSW police are investigating a fire in a home unit in Erin Street, Queanbeyan last night. No one was injured in the blaze.
Queanbeyan Police and Fire Brigade staff were alerted to the fire at about 7.15pm by a caller who smelt smoke at the front of the apartment. No one was inside at the time [...]

Melanoma patients, supporters on the March

By 17 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Sharon Dei Rocini

If you remember the 1970s, you probably also recall the sight of sunbathers lathering themselves with suntan oil in a bid to become “brown as a berry”, back in the days before kids wore rashies at the beach and legionnaire hats to school, when pale skin was out and sunburn and peeling skin were a [...]

Barr denies MoU gives UnionsACT power of veto on procurement

By 16 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Andrew Barr

The Canberra Liberals say a document requiring the ACT Government to consult UnionsACT on all its procurement projects highlights the “extraordinary power and influence” unions have over the Government in the Territory, but Chief Minister Andrew Barr says it rather allows unions to alert the Government to possible wrongdoing by contractors.
A March 2015 Memorandum of [...]

Seniors’ ACTION trips free till Sunday for ACT Seniors Week

By 15 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
ACT Seniors Week logo

Seniors Card holders can travel for free on ACTION buses until this Sunday as part of ACT Seniors Week.
Those with combined Seniors and MyWay cards must tag on and off as usual to ensure data is captured for transport planning purposes, but will not be charged. Those without the joint card should present their ACT [...]

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