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Witnesses sought to Civic assault

By 8 August 2014
Witnesses sought to Civic assault

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault which occurred at the taxi rank near Bailey’s Corner on London Circuit in Civic early this morning (August 8).
Around 3.45am three males were standing at the taxi rank when one male has struck another with his hand causing the victim to fall to the ground.
A second male [...]

Motorcyclist caught 68km/h over speed limit

By 8 August 2014

An 18-year-old man has lost his provisional licence after police caught him travelling 68km/h over the posted speed limit yesterday afternoon (Thursday, August 7).
About 2.28pm ACT Policing members in an unmarked police car detected the man travelling northbound on the Tuggeranong Parkway at 168 km/h, which is a 100km/h sign posted speed zone.
Police stopped [...]

Corin Forest snow report

By 8 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Corin Forest snow report

The cold temperatures this week have made for excellent snow making conditions at Corin Forest, with more 500 cubic metres of snow pumped out over the week. The snow play and toboggan area has an average cover of 1.2 metres deep.
We’ve been having fantastic, sunny days showing off the icy morning conditions.
The cold nights have [...]

Two males to face court following Gordon burglary

By 8 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Two males to face court following Gordon burglary

ACT Policing has arrested a 23-year-old man and 16-year-old teenager following a burglary in Gordon yesterday (August 7).
Around 12.15pm a woman returned to her home and suspected that someone was inside the residence after hearing the sound of a window opening.
The woman contacted police and members of the Tuggeranong Patrol responded to the incident a [...]

New business grants increase internship opportunities for ACT students

By 8 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Businesses can now apply for $7,500 student internship grants as part of the STEM4Digital Business Internship program designed to accelerate business engagement with the digital economy, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announced today.
The STEM4Digital Business Internship program is a priority initiative of the Digital Canberra project and aims to enhance Canberra’s reputation as a ‘smart city’ [...]

Capital Metro consultation heads to Tuggeranong

By 7 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Following on from several highly successful community consultations sessions at Dickson, Gungahlin and Erindale shopping centres, Capital Metro Agency and Environment and Planning staff will be in the Tuggeranong Hyperdome, between Kmart and Coles on the upper level, tomorrow (Friday 8 August) to discuss the proposed design for light rail in Canberra.
Minister for Capital [...]

Independent review finds former Koppers site safe

By 7 August 2014

A review by expert environmental consultant Coffey International, tabled today in the Legislative Assembly by Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, has confirmed earlier assessments that the former Koppers site in Hume does not pose a risk to the community.
“There has been extensive discussion about the impacts from the operations of the former Koppers site [...]

Bill supports inquiries into convictions

By 7 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Attorney-General Simon Corbell today announced amendments to the Crimes Act 1900 confirming a recent Supreme Court decision that the court can receive submissions in considering a report on an inquiry into convictions.
The amendments also reflect the court’s finding that consideration of a report is a judicial process.
The amendments are framed to commence from the day [...]

Carpark vs Trees

By 7 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Carpark vs Trees

I was surprised to find out that the trees and grass outside Dickson pool are being demolished for a temporary bitumen carpark.
This is a terrible shame. Once these big trees are gone they will never come back. If the carpark is temporary then why put down bitumen?
The location for this carpark is the corner of the intersection of Cowper and Antill [...]

Gas leak at Kingsford Smith School at Holt

By 7 August 2014

A second school gas leak this morning – Firefighters are responding to a gas leak at the Kingsford Smith School, Starke Street and Hardwick Crescent, Holt.
Two pumpers and one Commander from ACT Fire & Rescue are responding to reports of a gas leak in the school gymnasium.
(ESA Media Release)

Gas leak at Charles Conder Primary School

By 7 August 2014

Firefighters are currently on scene at Charles Conder Primary School, Tom Roberts Avenue, Conder, working to isolate a gas leak.
Approximately 330 students and staff have been evacuated as a precaution.
UPDATE 9.21am – Crews have now isolated the gas leak. ACT Fire & Rescue is ventilating the area and conducting atmospheric monitoring before allowing staff and [...]

Canberra business wins at Start Up Awards in Sydney

By 7 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Canberra business wins at Start Up Awards in Sydney

The 2014 Australian Startup Awards were held last Saturday at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney. Hosted by The Entourage, the awards recognise business excellence and celebrate the achievements of Australia’s top entrepreneurs under 40.
Local Canberra start up Red Robot showed off their entrepreneurial skills when they took out the Hilton Product Business of the Year Award.
Red Robot [...]

Facefit released of pizza driver robber

By 7 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Facefit released of pizza driver robber

ACT Policing has released the facefit of one of two males who robbed a pizza delivery driver in Banks on Thursday (July 25).
About 9.25pm, a pizza delivery driver attended an address in Adcock Place, Banks, to deliver an order. At the address, the delivery driver noticed two males standing out the front of the residence.
As [...]

Liberty, Cruelty, and Animals

By 7 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Liberty, Cruelty, and Animals

“There’s a poor animal with blood on its head and tears running down its face. Who did that to it? It’s lying in the dust and its wings are broken. Who broke its wings? Who cut off his hands so that it can’t shake the bars?” Edward Bond, Lear.
We live in a cruel world. Whether [...]

Is Canberra Infested by a Brain-Eating Zombie Virus?

By 6 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Is Canberra Infested by a Brain-Eating Zombie Virus?

Hi All
Just a quick note to say I am about to take down my short story about whether Canberra is infested by a brain-eating zombie virus. It was inspired by a reader’s request to include three items in a yarn set in Canberra (and a dash of 1950s US Cold War zombie movies):

Gold Creek Lolly [...]

New Canberra Region Cancer Centre opens

By 6 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberrans and residents from the surrounding region undergoing specialised cancer treatment will now benefit from a streamlined cancer centre, based at the Canberra Hospital, that will combine several elements of cancer treatment including screening, treatment and palliative options in a new state-of-the-art building.
Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher today joined Senator Zed Seselja, [...]

Moves and Appointments

By 6 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Moves and Appointments

In a new series each week I will profile some of the bigger moves and appointments taking place around Canberra.  Utilising tips and LinkedIn, I will also profile a new business that opened its doors.
This weeks noted moves:
Former CEO of Prime Tv and well networked Doug Edwards has been officially named the new CEO of the ACT Brumbies and [...]

Contract awarded for waterway monitoring

By 6 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Government has taken an important step towards improving water quality in Canberra’s lakes and waterways with the announcement of the first successful consultancy to inform phase one of the $85 million Basin Priority Project.
Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, said the successful tenderer, GHD, is a worldwide company with an office in Canberra. [...]

Separation of Church and State

By 6 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Separation of Church and State

The emergence of the enlightened catch up of the Liberal Party (and hopefully their Coalition Party colleagues, the Nationals) to allow MPs a conscience vote on same sex marriage is very welcome.
When I heard about this about-face, I ruminated on the old question about the separation of Church and State. I think it [...]

High range drink driver off the road

By 6 August 2014

ACT Policing intercepted a 31-year-old man for drink driving on Athllon Drive, Greenway yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, 5 August).
The man who was on a suspended provisional licence, was driving a white coloured Nissan Pintara sedan when he was stopped for a roadside breath screening test which returned a positive result.
The driver was taken into custody and [...]

Training with Injuries

By 6 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Training with Injuries

Injuries happen, that’s a fact of life. You can do every single thing right, warm up properly, warm down, stretching, everything. Sooner or later, whether at training or in every day life, you will get an injury.
I’ve had my fair share, broken hands and fingers, broken shoulder, torn rotator cuff, dislocated shoulder, planta fasciitis, millions [...]

Legislative Assembly increases to 25 members from the 2016 election

By 6 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberrans will have a better level of representation after legislation passed yesterday increasing the size of the ACT Legislative Assembly from 17 to 25 MLAs from the 2016 election.
With bipartisan support, the Assembly passed two bills introduced by Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, to increase representation of ACT citizens and improve representative democracy in the territory.
“Following the [...]

Fire extinguished in roof of Curtin home

By 5 August 2014

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire in a roof at a residence on Martin Street, Curtin.
Firefighters are currently investigating the roof of the four-bedroom house to ensure no further fire spread.
Damage is minimal.
Three fire pumpers are on scene, the Breathing Apparatus Van, the Hazardous Materials Unit and two Commanders.
ACT Ambulance Service intensive care [...]

Slippery Pete, Fast Eddie and risky business

By 5 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Slippery Pete, Fast Eddie and risky business

On the day news came through that it had been found Peter Slipper had dishonestly used parliamentary taxi vouchers to travel to wineries, callers started ringing in to the radio program I was presenting.
Some said that in the scheme of things, misusing taxpayer funds to the tune of $954 didn’t seem like that big of [...]

Bonython man to face court on drug charges

By 5 August 2014

A 43-year-old Bonython man has been charged with drug offences following the execution of a search warrant on his two premises and vehicles on (Monday, August 4).
Around 6.40pm Tuggeranong Response Crime detectives observed the Bonython man make an illicit drug transaction with a 38-year-old woman in Phillip.
Detectives arrested both persons and subsequent searches located illicit [...]

Local Leaders – Mick Spencer (OnTheGo)

By 5 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Local Leaders - Mick Spencer (OnTheGo)

Mick Spencer is not your average 24-year-old. The founder of Canberra-based apparel and accessory brand OnTheGo has appeared on panels with Virgin boss Richard Branson, was ranked by Anthill Magazine as one of Australia’s top 30 under 30 Entrepreneurs in 2012 and exports customised sportswear around the world.
It’s an enviable resume, and Spencer says that [...]

Belconnen Safe Plate; 352 plates secured

By 4 August 2014

Yesterday (Sunday August 3), 352 drivers rolled up to Westfield Belconnen and had their vehicles fitted with tamper proof screws as part of ACT Policing’s Project Safe Plate – combatting number plate theft.
Officer-in-Charge of Belconnen Police Station Sergeant Greg O’Ryan said it was pleasing to see so many Canberrans take a few minutes out of [...]

Belconnen Town Centre survey report

By 4 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Some of you might recall participating in a survey the Belconnen Community Council conducted earlier this year on the Belconnen Town Centre.
The BCC has analysed the results, and prepared a comprehensive report. Themes include the need for more convenient, cheaper and more accessible parking, and a desire for more and better connected street-level amenity. On [...]

Police seek witnesses to collision in Phillip

By 4 August 2014
Police seek witnesses to collision in Phillip

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a serious collision that occurred in Phillip yesterday afternoon (Sunday, 3 August).
Around 5.45pm police attended the scene at Melrose Drive, between Hindmarsh Drive and Botany Street, after reports of a head-on collision between a white Mercedes and silver Mercedes.
The driver and single occupant of the silver Mercedes was not [...]

Pontificating Police

By 4 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Pontificating Police

Do you wanna know what annoys me? Probably not. Anyway, heaps of things do.
As an over 65 year old, I have a duty to pick things which give me the irrits and whinge about them. It comes with the right to hiss at noisy children in supermarkets, the right to [...]

Stolen Ute located with motorbike missing

By 1 August 2014
Stolen Ute located with motorbike missing

ACT Policing is investigating the theft of a white Toyota Hilux utility vehicle and a Kawasaki motorbike from a Monash home on Sunday 20 July.
Between 3.30am and 4.30am, the Toyota Hilux was outside the house and also had the Kawasaki motocross bike secured to the tray. When the owner went outside, both vehicles had been [...]

Works begins on Moncrieff

By 1 August 2014
Works begins on Moncrieff

Work has begun on the first stages of the $150 million capital works project for the provision of infrastructure and services for the new Gungahlin suburb of Moncrieff.
Part of the ACT Government’s construction stimulus package, the release of multiple civil contracts is aimed at supporting and stimulating the local construction industry by sharing the work [...]

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