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Double-digit road toll for ACT in 2014

By 2 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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While the ACT road toll continues to sit below the 10-year average, the double-digit toll stands as a solemn reminder to that there is work still to do.
“Any fatality on our roads is one too many and, as a community, we should always strive to be fatality free,” ACT Policing Acting Officer in Charge Traffic [...]

Traffic arrangements for Summernats City Cruise

By 2 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Government have provided details about how people can safely enjoy the Summernats City Cruise at midday today, as well as the temporary disruption it will cause to motorists and pedestrians.
The Cruise will take place from the entrance to Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) off Flemington Road and will travel down the Federal Highway [...]

Man armed with axe apprehended

By 31 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing apprehended a 46-year-old Weston man after he threatened police with an axe at a Weston residence last night (Tuesday December 30).
About 6.00pm, police attended a residence in Chevalier Street, Weston, in response to a report of a male damaging property in the back yard with an axe.
Police established a cordon and attempted to [...]

New Year’s Eve – where will you end up?

By 31 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is preparing for a busy night ahead with New Year’s Eve celebrations and asking the community – where will you end up?
Intelligence and Crime Reduction Acting Superintendent Melissa Bushby said a lot of planning goes into New Year’s Eve celebrations by partygoers and hosts; however one question remains partially unanswered.
“Do you know where [...]

Traffic arrangements for Summernats

By 31 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT residents are being asked to be aware of road closures and possible delays around Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) between Thursday 1 and Sunday 4 January 2015 to allow for Summernats.
Arrangements will include:

Speed limit reduction to 40km/h on Flemington Road between Sandford Street and Northbourne Avenue. Delays are to be expected. Travellers are advised [...]

Local leaders – Billy Giampaolo (Elite Physique)

By 31 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Billy Giampaolo is an elite level powerlifter, a former Mr Australasia body building champion and the founder and executive director of one of Canberra’s most successful gyms, Elite Physique.
Billy started lifting weights when he was 13 and has an overseas world class deadlift personal best of 372kg. He says that he decided to open a [...]

Witnesses sought to Garran collision

By 30 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a single vehicle collision on Hindmarsh Drive, Garran, about 12.30am this morning (Tuesday, December 30).
About 12.45am, police attended the eastbound lane of Hindmarsh Drive in Garran following a report that a red Suzuki Swift had collided with a street light. The occupant/s of the vehicle had left the area [...]

Tharwa Drive to close temporarily in January

By 29 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) today announced a temporary road closure as part of the construction of the new South Tuggeranong Fire & Rescue station.
“The building of the new emergency services facility on the corner of Drakeford Drive and Tharwa Road is at an advanced stage and is on schedule to be completed in [...]

Overstary your visa – fine. Come by leaky boat – not fine.

By 29 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I’ve been in good company recently, joining others in banging on about the ill treatment of asylum seekers and trying to draw attention to the fact that the scale of the problem does not justify the degree of power and might being applied to repelling those seeking succour on our shores by coming here in [...]

Fire in Holt deemed suspicious

By 28 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has deemed a fire at the Kippax Halal Markets on Monday, December 15, as suspicious.
Around 1am on December 15, police and ACT Fire and Rescue attended the shop after a number of people observed smoke coming from the roof cavity of the centre.
ACT Fire and Rescue gained entry to the shop, and extinguished [...]

Police seek witnesses for two aggravated incidents

By 27 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two separate incidents, one an aggravated burglary and the other an aggravated robbery.
The aggravated burglary occurred on Christmas Day, (Thursday December 25), about 10pm in Conder. A 45-year-old man was at home when he answered the door to a female friend. A short time later there was another knock [...]

Appointment of Acting Judge for Eastman proceedings

By 24 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Attorney-General Simon Corbell has announced the appointment of Acting Judge the Hon Anthony Whealy QC to the ACT Supreme Court.
The appointment of Acting Judge Whealy is on the recommendation of the Supreme Court.
“Justice Whealy is a highly qualified suitable Acting Judge to hear upcoming proceedings regarding the Eastman matter,” Mr Corbell said.
Mr David [...]

Synthetic drugs seized in Calwell

By 24 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has seized a quantity of synthetic cannabinoids during a search warrant executed on a retail outlet in Calwell yesterday (Tuesday, 23 December).
About 3.40pm, Criminal Investigations detectives executed a Crimes Act search warrant at the Butts and Brew store in Calwell after receiving information from the public.
During the search of the retail outlet police [...]

Local leaders – Mitchell Harmer (SignOnSite)

By 24 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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On a construction site, there are few things more important than ensuring that workers are safe. Canberra entrepreneur Mitchell Harmer and the team at SignOnSite have developed a smartphone app with the potential to save lives during a work site evacuation or building collapse.
Mitchell cofounded SignOnSite with Peter Marshall, David Linsell and Alexandria Garlan in [...]

Man arrested over Pearce elderly man attack

By 23 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A 21-year-old Torrens man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this afternoon following his arrest by ACT Policing earlier today (Tuesday, December 23) for an assault on an elderly Pearce man in September.
Police will allege the 82-year-old man was assaulted by the 21-year-old when he went to investigate noises outside his home on the night [...]

Casino Canberra under new ownership

By 23 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Minister for Racing and Gaming Joy Burch today announced the transfer of ownership for Casino Canberra from Casinos Austria International Limited to Aquis Canberra Pty Ltd.
“The decision to approve the transfer of licence was not taken lightly,” Ms Burch said.
“It follows an extensive probity investigation undertaken by the Gambling and Racing Commission, in consultation with [...]

World-leading consortia express interest in Capital Metro project

By 23 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Government will be able to choose from four world-class consortia for the delivery of the first stage of Canberra’s light rail network, Minister for Capital Metro, Simon Corbell, announced yesterday.
“Four private sector consortia, consisting of local, national and international companies, have submitted an expression of interest for the first stage of Canberra’s light [...]

House catches alight after lightning strike

By 22 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Multiple fire crews are fighting a house fire in Dunlop believed to be caused by a lightning strike.
ACT Fire & Rescue were alerted to the incident in Menzel Crescent at 2:42pm and responded immediately with three fire pumpers and a commander.
Update to follow.
(ESA Media Release)

Best Child Access Lawyer Needed ASAP

By 22 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi,
Can anyone point me in the direction of a really good Lawyer in the ACT for Family law. I need the best !!
I have had restrictions of my child access placed on me since I moved into the town where my kids reside.
I have begun mediation, but need a lawyer to formalise the agreement reached after [...]

Is Ginger Gorman leaving 666 ABC?

By 22 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi Rioters,
Does anyone know if Ginger Gorman is leaving 666 ABC? There were a few people talking about it on social media over the weekend.
I’m assuming if it is true it is because of the budget cuts?
I’m surprised it hasn’t been reported anywhere given how popular she was.

Witnesses sought to suspicious fire in Kambah

By 22 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a grass fire which occurred in Kambah yesterday afternoon (Sunday, December 21).
About 6.20pm, police attended grassland at the rear of the BMX cycle track on Sulwood Drive.
ACT Fire and Rescue was in attendance and extinguished the fire. No properties were damaged.
ACT Fire and Rescue deemed the fire as suspicious [...]

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 21 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous week.
SALES

Highest Sale: $1,850,000
Lowest Price: $226,000
Average Sale Price: $583,874 (- 7.47%)
2589 properties currently for sale
49 sales properties had price reductions
84 properties went under offer
140 properties SOLD!
59 properties have come onto the market
12 [...]

Emergency Services unite for bushfire arson warning

By 20 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch is urging residents to be vigilant in reporting suspicious activity following several grass fires across the ACT in the past few weeks.
ACT Fire & Rescue, the ACT Rural Fire Service, along with ACT Policing, see an increase in deliberately lit grass fires and bushfires from December to [...]

Don’t forget the tree this Christmas…

By 20 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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RSPCA ACT have just had a delivery of fresh, beautiful Christmas Trees!
Don’t miss out on your tree this year, come down and visit us at 12 Kirkpatrick Street Weston ACT 2611. RSPCA ACT will have staff and volunteers available to help load your tree into your car and to help you select the correct stand. [...]

Housefire in Amaroo

By 19 December 2014

Hi Readers,
It appears that there was a house fire in Amaroo this morning on Rollston Cct. I wasn’t able to grab an exact address as police cordoned off the street to public access. I noticed a thick black plume of smoke on the horizon and curiosity got the better of me so I followed the [...]

Police gearing up for a Safe Summer

By 19 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch and Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers yesterday launched ACT Policing’s 2014-15 Safe Summer campaign, urging the community to enjoy the festive season responsibly.
“The summer period is a busy time for everyone, with Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve celebrations, and upcoming events which attract large crowds, such [...]

Canberra Centre Parking Machines – Out of Order

By 19 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

When you consider how much the Canberra Centre must be earning from its paid parking in the city, I find it incredible that they seem incapable of keeping their money spinners in working order.
I guarantee that on at least 50% of visits to the centre, one or more machines are not working.  I can only [...]

A Look Around Canberra: Calwell

By 19 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Heading down the Monaro this week to check out the Tuggeranong suburb of Calwell. Like last week’s visit to McKellar, I’d never been to Calwell before (with the exception of last week when I drove through at night time in search of Christmas lights).
Calwell, named after former Labor leader Arthur Calwell, was gazetted on 5 [...]

Katy Gallagher Endorsed for the Senate

By 19 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Labor’s Administrative Committee last night endorsed Katy Gallagher to replace Senator Kate Lundy as the Labor Senator for the ACT.
“At the close of nominations, our General Returning Officer had received a single nomination, from Ms Gallagher, therefore she has been declared elected” ACT Labor Secretary Matt Byrne said.
“Katy will play an important role in [...]

Jobs for the Boys – Take that Zedley!

By 19 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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So, let’s get this right? The Labor Party, particularly in NSW, wrote the rulebook around jobs for the boys. For rewarding faithful servants of the cause with sinecures overseas or jobs for life on massive salaries.
Really? Hmmmm! What about the latest of a round of huge gifts to the faithful from our [...]

Fail to stop leads to drug seizure

By 19 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has seized a vehicle and a small amount of illicit drugs after a driver failed to stop the car as directed in Gordon during the early hours of Wednesday morning (December 17).
About 1.50am, a police patrol member saw a white Holden Commodore station wagon travelling at speed on Woodcock Drive, Gordon. Police activated [...]

Jon Stanhope appointed as new Legal Aid president

By 18 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today announced the appointment of Jon Stanhope AO as the president of the Legal Aid Commission for the next five years.
“As a former ACT Chief Minister, Attorney-General and administrator of Christmas and Cocos islands, Jon Stanhope is well qualified to be the president of the ACT Legal Aid Commission,” Mr Corbell said.
“He [...]

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