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Queanbeyan Cinema – more red tape

By 30 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi Rioters,
Unsure if you’ve been following the epic drama over the border in Queanbeyan.
In a nutshell, we’ve been clamouring for a cinema for 18 years, and it’s come to the boil for the last 6 months. Over this 6 month period, council has been provided with an opportunity and a space to build [...]

Motorcycle lane filtering to be trialled in the ACT

By 29 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today announced that a two-year trial of motorcycling lane filtering will commence in the ACT from 1 February 2015.
“Motorcycle lane filtering is when a motorcyclist moves between stationary or slow moving vehicles in the same lane. It is not the same as lane splitting which is done at higher speeds and [...]

Australia’s new highly reflective soldiers

By 29 August 2014

It seems our government and the army are embracing the futuristic glam rock style highly reflective soldier concept.  Kind of defeats the purpose of all that camouflage, don’t you think?
Combined with the Joint Strike Fighter project (a 1990s design that was never adequate for Australia’s needs, to be delivered years behind schedule and way over [...]

Police put dangerous drivers on notice

By 29 August 2014

ACT Policing is warning Canberra drivers it will not tolerate dangerous driving, after a week of appalling driver behaviour in the capital.
Last weekend; Saturday and Sunday (August 23 and 24), ACT Policing caught 23 drink drivers – which is almost one drink driver caught every two hours. Seven of those drivers were identified as being [...]

Cerebral Palsy – call for support

By 29 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A note from one of our Rioters – a mum, talking about her son’s fight to walk.
Ollie’s Cerebral Palsy Dream
Oliver (Ollie) is two and a half years of age, and at two was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP).
Ollie’s CP is due to congenital cytomegalovirus infection (CMV), which has also left him profoundly deaf in [...]

Search warrants reveal drugs, weapon and steroids

By 28 August 2014
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ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives executed search warrants on a vehicle and residence as part of Taskforce Nemesis targeting the criminal activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs).
The first search warrant executed on a residence in Casey resulted in an amount of anabolic steroids being located and seized.
The second search warrant on a vehicle located a [...]

Seven aggravated robberies linked to one offender

By 28 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing Criminal Investigations Detectives believe seven aggravated robberies which were committed this year are linked.
Police believe one man is responsible for the armed robberies of five small businesses across Canberra, and two in Queanbeyan, since April, based on descriptions provided by witnesses and modus operandi.
About 6.45pm on Sunday 13 April a man entered the [...]

Road Rage in Canberra – Just CALM DOWN!!

By 28 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I’ve done a lot of stupid things in cars and on motorbikes in my life. I’ve driven drunk on numerous occasions; I’ve pushed a car past 200 KMs per hour; and once, I attempted to jump over a small dam on my little XR 75… I didn’t… quite… make it. However, I’ve never had an [...]

July 2014 – ACT & Queanbeyan Monthly Property Market Wrap

By 28 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The weekly Allhomes ACT & Queanbeyan Property Market Wrap has been well-received by Rioters and we’re pleased to now offer a more in-depth analysis of the current property market for the Canberra and Queanbeyan regions.
These detailed reports will be posted monthly so keep an eye out for the August 2014 Property Market Wrap coming soon [...]

Cubby houses set to rock Floriade

By 27 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The Independent Property Group Foundation will be the second charity partner for Floriade 2014.
The Foundation joins animal welfare organisation RSPCA ACT, which was announced as a charity partner last month. Both charities will enhance Floriade’s festival atmosphere with a range of experiences and events designed to raise awareness of their important causes.
In an exciting [...]

Recall of Infinity electrical cables

By 27 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberrans who had electrical work done in their homes between 2010 and 2013 should heed safety messages following a recall by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission of electrical cable known as ‘Infinity’ cable, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said today.
“The cable was sold in the ACT between 2011 and 2013, however it may have been available [...]

Moves and Appointments

By 27 August 2014
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There have been a few interesting moves and appointments around the Capital this week.
Tony Henshaw was appointed transitional Executive Chair of the new group that will be formed following the merger of The Chamber of Commerce and Canberra Business Council.
Chris Faulks, formerly CEO of the Canberra Business Council, will be the new organisations transitional [...]

Asbestos Remediation at the Canberra Brickworks

By 27 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The YRA looks forward to the ACT government’s Information Session on Remediation of the Canberra Brickworks to be held at the Albert Hall from 7pm to 8pm on September 3, 2014 (Wednesday): http://www.yarralumlaresidents.org.au/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Remediation_Letter-to-Residents-201408.pdf
We are disappointed that the ACT government has not yet released the full Remedial Action Plan to the public, but appreciate that they have [...]

What’s the future for small businesses in Canberra?

By 27 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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As Federal Government Department’s continue to slash away at their APS number though voluntary and involuntary redundancies, the future of the economy of Canberra is looking unstable, particularly in the arena of small business.
Over the past 5 years there’s been a noticeable difference in the way locals are embracing and investing in small local businesses. [...]

Male cyclist treated for injuries

By 27 August 2014

Firefighters from ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are currently on scene at Barry Drive and Clunies Ross Street, Acton following a bicycle collision.
ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are treating the male cyclist, aged in his 50′s, for a head injury and a chest injury. The male patient will [...]

Tuggeranong Community Council AGM 2 September 2014

By 27 August 2014

Hi,
Just a short note to let you know the Tuggeranong Community Council will be holding its AGM on Tuesday 2 September. TCC President, Eric Traise is back in the chair after an extended break to due illness and has announced he will be seeking a second term as our President. He will be joined by [...]

The State of Fear

By 27 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I read a book recently by Michael Crichton called the State of Fear in which the theory of that state of fear was described. It is the notion that a government (or ruling body/dictator) keeps the community under control by creating a monster that only they can protect against. The Australian example in the [...]

Getting tough on school canteens

By 26 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I was living in the UK when Jamie Oliver started his campaign against school lunches – to remove ‘turkey twizzlers’ (I was always a bit afraid to ask what these were) and other nutrient free items from canteens and replace them with good, healthy (real) food.
This was at least 5 years ago. So, I was [...]

Government funding helps keep historic train on the rails

By 26 August 2014

A Canberra-based steam locomotive, the largest and most powerful in Australia, will be operational thanks to an ACT Government grant to help it meet new national rail safety laws, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, announced today.
The 265-tonne 6029 Beyer-Garratt steam locomotive is presently being restored by the Australian Railway Historical Society ACT Division. It is the [...]

Organic semi-conductors – Public Talk, Associate Professor Vipul Bansal

By 26 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 2 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] In the world of nanotechnology, organic semiconductors are potentially revolutionary.

These eco-friendly carbon-based materials have unique properties which can be used in a huge range of futuristic devices, from flexible electronics to high-tech bandages to help us heal.

In the next talk in our public speaker series, Associate Professor Vipul Bansal will discuss this emerging applications now [...]

IT innovation a distinct advantage for property management firm

By 26 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A chance conversation at a barbeque led property investors Chris and Brooke Scullin to use technology to revolutionise the property management industry.
Six years ago, the Canberra couple, who now run start-up agency Distinct Property Management, was struggling to find a suitable property manager for their investment portfolio.
“We had found that the level of accountability and [...]

Man arrested outside Canberra’s jail

By 26 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 19-year-old Kambah man was arrested by ACT Policing yesterday (Monday, 25 August) after allegedly throwing contraband into the Alexander Maconochie Centre.
About 11.20am police received a report of a suspicious man throwing a number of items over the fence, into the yard of the jail.
Police located the man in a paddock near Lanyon Drive where [...]

Witnesses sought to copper theft

By 26 August 2014
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ACT Policing is investigating the theft of copper fibre optic cables from Campbell yesterday (25 August).
Between 3pm on Friday (22 August) and 10.30am yesterday, two 40m lengths of Huber Suhner copper fibre optic cable and two 30m Andrew Heliax copper feeder cable (copper cable with Styrofoam) were taken.
The items, valued at approximately $25,000, were stolen [...]

Parking: Caught in the ACT

By 26 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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A major bonus of life in the ACT up to now has been that there is enough road for the cars (most of the time) and adequate reasonably priced or no charge parking. This is not the case in Sydney and Melbourne, where officials have been publicly proclaiming for years that there are “just too [...]

ACT have your say on child care reform!

By 26 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT residents are being encouraged to have their say about making child care more affordable, flexible and accessible as new analysis shows the ACT had the largest increase in enrolments in the nation.
The analysis coincides with the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning continuing its public hearings in Canberra today.
Federal [...]

Police seek witnesses to Fyshwick ram raid

By 25 August 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary which occurred in Fyshwick last night (Sunday August 24).
About 11.50pm, ACT Policing received a report that a Honda Prelude had collided with the front windows of Optus World on Wollongong Street, Fyshwick. The collision caused extensive damage to the shop front, with an initial estimated cost [...]

Witnesses sought to assault in Civic

By 25 August 2014
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ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to a serious assault in Civic on Sunday morning (24 August).
About 2.30am, police attended the front of Mooseheads on London Circuit after a man approached security staff stating he and a friend had been assaulted by an unknown man in the southern end of the Pitts Street car park.
The [...]

Drunk driver damages multiple vehicles

By 25 August 2014
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ACT Policing arrested a 74-year-old man on Sunday evening (24 August), after his vehicle collided with several vehicles in Weston.
About 6pm, the man drove his white Mitsubishi Verada sedan toward the exit of the car park to the Weston Canberra Irish Club on Parkinson Street. He collided with a parked Subaru Impreza sedan, which forced [...]

Review of guardianship laws

By 25 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today announced a review of the Guardianship and Management of Property Act 1991.
The review will be undertaken by the ACT Law Reform Advisory Council, headed up by Professor Simon Rice.
“The Guardianship and Management of Property Act provides an important framework for the support of people who have limited decision-making capacity, for example [...]

ACT & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 25 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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.
SALES

Highest Sale: $1,925,000
Lowest Price: $220,000
Average Sale Price: $546,706 (+ 5.59%)
2,449 properties currently for sale
37 sales properties had price reductions
88 properties went under offer
106 properties SOLD!
201 properties have come onto [...]

Local Leaders – Mitchell Pearce (Canberra Urban Honey)

By 25 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Aged 18 and sporting a blonde mohawk, Mitchell Pearce is a fourth-generation beekeeper on a mission to make Canberra a more sustainable city.
He is Australia’s youngest urban commercial beekeeper and the director of Canberra Urban Honey, a community project that aims to re-populate Canberra’s bee population by supplying local backyards with hives. What began as [...]

Canberra startup LikeaJob makes job seeking simple

By 25 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Applying for your dream job is now as simple as pressing a ‘like’ button, thanks to a Canberra startup taking the hassle out of finding a new career.
LikeaJob (www.likeajob.com.au) is the brainchild of Chris Hansen, a hospitality veteran who also owns Ox Eatery at Kingston’s East Hotel. He describes the website, which launched four weeks [...]

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