[ 8 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
If you didn’t get your number plates fitted with tamper proof screws back in June, now is your chance.
ACT Policing has today announced that officers will be on hand to fit number plates with tamper-proof screws on the corner of Matilda and Callam Streets in Phillip this Saturday 8 August between 10am and 4pm.
Constable Kenny [...]
So this debate has reared up again. Penalty rates.
Depending on which side of the argument you might be – I believe something needs to be done, and soon.
The rates (some upwards of $50 per hour) are quite simply unsustainable in the long term if we need a strong and growing small business sector.
However, this new push [...]
23-year-old Kyle Webber (pictured above, left) has had an almost lifelong fascination with nutrition. So when two friends asked him to help them prepare for an upcoming bodybuilding competition in early 2014, he jumped at the opportunity. Both friends placed first in their respective divisions.
A little over 18 months later, Kyle’s online nutrition coaching business, Nutrivolve, [...]
The ACT Government would like community views to be expressed on reducing the speed limit around schools to 30kmph – but there has been nothing posted on the ‘Time to Talk’ website yet, so let’s start the community discussion here.
I think 40kph is slow enough – I do not want the speed limit to be dropped to 30kph [...]
In the last few months I have noticed a lot of people reporting stolen cars, smashed windows and thefts on various online community notice boards. I wasn’t sure if crime had spiked or whether online posts were encouraging more people to come forward.
ACT Policing recently confirmed that there has been an 80 per cent increase [...]
More than 100 people have been quarantined at the Fyshwick Mail Centre on Canberra Avenue, after an unknown substance was found in a package.
The building and staff have been isolated. Five people have possibly been exposed to the unknown substance but are showing no signs of ill health.
ACT Fire & Rescue crews are on the scene.
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery of the Belconnen Soccer Club in McKellar late Saturday night (1 August 2015).
About 11.07pm, a single male offender entered the club armed with a small handgun. Five patrons were exiting the club when the offender entered and rushed past them to the front counter.
The offender immediately [...]
After so many airlines flying Canberra as part of a regional network have gone under (Rex, Brindabella), I was surprised to discover that there’s a brand new player doing the Canberra-Newcastle corridor.
Fly Pelican flies small 19-seater planes with propellers (to my airline-phobic concern) but while I would normally drive the six hours rather than fly, I [...]
[ 1 September 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]
Science fiction giant Phillip K. Dick’s 1956 classic The Minority Report raised disturbing questions about how society might behave if we knew that the environment could alter our genetic destiny.
The field of epigenetics is now very much science fact: the finding that we may carry in our DNA the legacy of our ancestors’ environmental conditions [...]
The Canberra Environment Centre has launched a new set of workshops as part of the Sustainability Workshop Series.
Workshops are refreshingly relevant to the evolving Canberra ‘scene’; markets, fresh food and a good drop.
Topics include growing a food forest (4th August), making olive oil (a talk, 18 August), and making ginger beer with Garry Sully from [...]
RSPCA ACT chief executive Tammy Ven Dange has praised a magistrate’s decision to hand down a suspended prison sentence to a Canberra woman convicted of animal cruelty.
The 29-year-old woman was convicted and sentenced for failing to provide adequate care to three dogs and a rabbit.
From RSPCA ACT’s media release:
A 29 year old local Canberra woman, [...]
[ 5 August 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Join us at UNSW Canberra at ADFA on the 5th of August for a panel forum and launch of Professor Peter Stanley’s book: Die in battle, Do not Despair: the Indians on Gallipoli, 1915.
Indians in the Gallipoli Campaign
Hosted by Mrs Manpreet Singh, Executive Producer, SBS
Reception and book launch?
Die in Battle, Do Not Despair: the Indians on Gallipoli, [...]
The public housing revolution starts
Andrew Barr has been pretty busy on the subject of public housing since taking the top job. His main task is to refresh the entire ACT public housing stock of more than 1,200 homes.
The aim is to improve the lives of those in public housing, which sounds like a reasonable outcome. It [...]
ACT Policing is investigating a shooting incident which occurred early this morning in McKellar (Wednesday 29 July).
About 9.30am, police received a report that a vehicle had been damaged overnight while parked in the driveway of a home on Burns Circuit, McKellar. Police believe the incident occurred about 4.10am.
ACT Policing Criminal Investigations established a crime scene [...]
ACT Policing arrested a 35-year-old Scullin man in an underground car park in Gungahlin for attempting to break into vehicles last night (28 July).
About 11.15pm, police received a report from a member of the public that a man had entered the underground car park of an apartment complex on Gungahlin Place, Gungahlin, and appeared suspicious. [...]
An online marketplace for health innovations, a mobile adventure game and a car performance monitoring tool are some of the projects that will share in $203,050 in the latest round of Innovation Connect funding.
The ACT Government’s Innovation Connect grant program is designed to help Canberra-based businesses develop innovative products and services. It has provided over [...]
Patissez in Manuka is probably the most famous café in Canberra, and maybe even one of the most famous in Australia, after receiving international media coverage in the last few weeks. Most of this attention is attributed to its freakshow milkshakes.
Small business success on this scale does not just happen. There is no luck involved. Anna Petridis [...]
I’ve known about this incident for a few days now. At first mention it left a sickly feeling inside. Three children were apparently hospitalised after ingesting adult medication at a childcare centre in our city’s south last Thursday (23 July 2015).
Yes, three kids, ages unknown, allegedly downed a number of sleeping pills and were taken [...]
Canberra’s newest and most popular licensed bars, restaurants, nightclubs and accommodation hotels were applauded at the 2015 Australian Hotels Association (AHA) ACT Hospitality Awards last night.
Following a record number of entries, more than 460 industry, political and hospitality leaders attended the black-tie event to honour the outstanding achievements of ACT hospitality businesses and employees.
More than [...]
There have been inaccurate media statements and comments online by the bureaucracy and others about the actions of residents to save the Dickson Parklands.
Here are some key points about the debate for the Dickson Parklands
There was a series of well attended workshops in late 2014 on the future of the Parklands. Since then there was [...]
Following the flurry after it was announced that the Northern Territory may achieve statehood by 2018, politicians, pundits, and the media alike were quick to quell the cries that the Australian Capital Territory too could become a state.
Local media pointed out that the ACT would not be left as Australia’s lone territory, as we’d still be [...]
A 23-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Monday, July 27) after being arrested on a First Instant Warrant relating to an aggravated robbery which occurred on 13 July 2015.
About 11.55am on Saturday (25 July) members of Tuggeranong Patrol and Criminal Investigations attended the Calwell Shopping Centre, following a sighting of the [...]
Regardless of whether you think that using clean, renewable energy sources like wind and solar is the “right” thing to do for our environment, within a few years it’s going to be the smart thing to do financially.
Renewable energy has become a hot topic for both Federal and ACT politicians. The Federal Government has directed [...]
Earlier this week Marcus Paul revealed that the father of Tara Costigan’s two older children had not yet received any funds raised on their behalf. After speaking with the Costigan family yesterday, Marcus says both parties are hopeful of a positive reconciliation.
The Costigan family are survivors. Courageous in the face of grief and tragedy, they are now working to [...]
ACT Policing’s latest quarterly crime statistics show a decline in crime reports in Canberra’s north and in reports of assault, sexual assault, offences against a person and other offences, which includes weapon and drug offences, across Canberra over the past year.
The release of the April to June 2015 quarterly crime statistics show Gungahlin experienced the [...]
With the demise of ACT Fuel watch, here’s a simple solution for tracking Canberra’s fuel prices via Twitter.
All drivers need to do is take a photo of the fuel price sign when they fill up (obviously not WHILE they’re filling up) and tweet it along with their location (just the suburb will do) and add the [...]
On Monday the ACT government released a discussion paper on alcohol-related crime.
Among other things it talks about lockouts like the ones in place in Kings Cross (i.e. no one allowed into clubs after 1am), making drinks more expensive, and possibly forcing Civic venues to close at 3am as opposed to 5am.
There’s evidence for and against [...]
ACT Fire & Rescue crews have evacuated students from Hawker Primary School in Hawker because of a gas leak.
Firefighters are currently attempting to isolate the supply.
Update to follow.
ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision in Page last night (Wednesday 22 July).
Around 7pm, police operations were notified of the collision between a Nissan Navara and a Nissan Pulsar in which a seven-year-old girl has died.
The Nissan Navara was travelling west on Southern Cross Drive when it collided with the Nissan Pulsar turning right off [...]