The Chief Minister’s gig in the territory just became a whole lot more attractive, with its designated salary rising to almost $300,000 a year from July 1 after the ACT Remuneration Tribunal increased MLAs’ salaries by 4 per cent.
MLAs on a base salary will now take home $142,200 per year, while the Chief Minister (Andrew [...]
Police are investigating a ‘dog baiting’ incident in Higgins on Wednesday.
Police were called to a residence in Higgins after reports that CCTV footage captured a man throwing an item into a backyard about 5am that morning.
Meat covered in a green chemical substance was located in the backyard.
Fortunately, the dogs at the location did not ingest [...]
The developer planning to build Gungahlin’s first cinema, Krnc Group, has told a meeting of the Gungahlin Community Council that Hoyts is now the preferred operator for the facility, to be built on the corner of Hibberson Street and Hinder Street from early 2017 if a development application in mid-2016 is successful.
Hoyts currently operates the [...]
The Australian National University has lodged a complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission alleging anti-competitive behaviour by state-based university admissions centres.
ANU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Marnie Hughes Warrington said the University has raised anti-competition concerns with the ACCC after being denied membership of three state-based university admissions centres.
As Australia’s national university, around half [...]
Work has begun this week on the $1.5 million upgrade of the Sullivans Creek shared path promised in the last ACT budget, with the first stage of the inner north project due for completion by the end of this month.
The shared path runs alongside Sullivans Creek, through the suburbs of Lyneham, O’Connor and Turner.
Sullivans Creek [...]
Former CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Australia Amanda Lynch is set to be among the Canberra Liberals’ 25 candidates for the ACT election in October.
Ms Lynch’s name is on the list of 25 individuals that match the 25 candidacies available, but none aside from the eight sitting MLAs can be officially confirmed until [...]
There was so much interest in last night’s auction of the first five remediated Mr Fluffy blocks that several attendees standing outside the venue were heard complaining about a lack of room.
There were more than 120 people in attendance at the Ray White Woden event with 30 registered bidders.
Four of the five properties up for [...]
The Moscow Circus will this afternoon remove promotional signs from fences on private residential land in Narrabundah after a RiotACT reader alerted us to the presence of the signs, which are in breach of ACT laws in their current positions.
The signs, which are affixed to fences/walls on residential land on Matina Street (pictured) and Kootara [...]
ACT Policing has seized a fully loaded revolver, eight long-arm rifles, two double-barrel shotguns, 16 bayonets and in excess of 8,000 rounds of ammunition following a search of a residence in South Canberra.
As a result of the discovery on Sunday, a 63-year-old man will be summonsed to face the ACT Magistrate’s Court at a [...]
After exchange between two drivers on Saturday afternoon, one of the drivers allegedly drove his silver sedan in a dangerous manner, stopped at a red light at the intersection of Gungahlin Drive and Sandford Street in Mitchell, opened the door of the other vehicle and assaulted its driver.
Police are calling for witnesses to the alleged [...]
Four businesses in the Illawarra area have discovered counterfeit $50 notes over the weekend, and police have warned there may be more illegally produced currency in circulation.
Those concerned about the authenticity of a banknote should report the matter immediately to police. If the banknote proves to be genuine, full value will be paid. However, no [...]
A 23-year-old Holder man and a 31-year-old Chisholm man have been charged in relation to a shooting incident in Gowrie in February last year.
The 23-year-old has been charged with discharge firearm endanger life and two counts of obstruct/hinder an investigation and will appear before court this morning.
The 31-year-old has been charged with aid/abet arson of [...]
Let’s be honest, in Australia we don’t really like success and we don’t like people making money. This is no more evident than in our reaction to the way companies are taxed and how much they should pay.
However, we’re all looking to move away from our reliance on minerals and resources – which means we [...]
A 32-year-old Richardson woman and a 20-year-old Jerrabomberra woman have been arrested in relation to a shooting incident that occurred in Gowrie last year.
On February 2, 2015, police were called to the Gowrie residence after reports that shots had been fired into the home.
On the same day, police located a burnt out gold Subaru WRX [...]
Canberra-based and founded digital success story eWay has been acquired by US payment technology services giant Global Payments for $US50 million.
Global Payments (NYSE: GPN) is a Fortune 1000 company based in Atlanta, Georgia with merchants and partners in 29 countries.
Its CEO, Jeffrey S. Sloane, announced the acquisition during a third quarter earnings call to [...]
The ACT Government will merge its Territory and Municipal Services department with its planned Transport Canberra organisation to form a new ACT Government directorate responsible for ACTION buses, light rail, active travel and local services from July 1. The directorate will be called Transport Canberra and City Services.
Minister for Transport and Municipal Services Meegan Fitzharris [...]
ACT Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury has described a Memorandum of Understanding between the ACT Government and Unions ACT on procurement as “effectively an MOU between Labor and the unions” and told the Legislative Assembly that the document was never taken to Cabinet.
Related story: Barr denies MoU gives UnionsACT power of veto on procurement
Mr Rattenbury was [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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’ [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]