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One man’s freedom fighter is another man’s terrorist

By 29 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Last August I wrote about the application of the political paradigm known as the state of fear. It has been employed by bodies politics and dictators since Persian times, reaching a perfection in the days of the Inquisition.
It is the notion that a government (or ruling body/dictator) keeps the community under control by creating a [...]

Kambah Woolworths robbed overnight

By 26 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an aggravated robbery occurred in Kambah last night (Thursday, 25 June).
Around 9pm, two men armed with weapons entered Woolworths on Marconi Crescent, Kambah. The men approached staff members making demands for cash.
The staff members complied and the two men fled the store running to a small white car being [...]

Can you identify these gate cutters?

By 25 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing Rural Patrol members are investigating recent gate cutting incidents at Namadgi National Park near Corin Forest.
Around 5:30am on Saturday, 13 June 2015, ACT Rangers obtained some images (below) of a group of men who police believe can assist in the investigation.
If you can identify the people in the images, or provide information about [...]

SignOnSite wins multiple ACT Digital Innovation iAwards

By 25 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberra work health and safety startup SignOnSite has had a very successful night at this week’s ACT Digital Innovation Awards, taking out several awards, including the Undergraduate Student Innovation Award.
From SignOnSite’s media release:
Canberra startup SignOnSite has won the Undergraduate Student Innovation Award, and received a Certificate of Merit in the New Product category, while co-founder [...]

Drugs and stolen goods found in Ngunnawal

By 24 June 2015
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ACT Policing executed a search warrant in Ngunnawal last night.
During the search of the Paul Coe Crescent house, police located property that is suspected of being stolen, including a jet-ski, trailer and a number of chainsaws.
Police also located a hydroponic set-up, a number of cannabis plants and vials of liquid that are suspected to be [...]

Brian Schmidt appointed new ANU Vice-Chancellor

By 24 June 2015

Professor Brian Schmidt AC has been appointed the next Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University (ANU).
He will take up the position on 1 January 2016 at the conclusion of the term of current Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young AO
ANU Chancellor Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC said the University Council was delighted the renowned astrophysicist [...]

Witnesses sought to Bonython supermarket robbery

By 24 June 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Bonython on Sunday (21 June).
About 7.45pm, a man entered the SPAR Supermarket on Hurtle Avenue, Bonython. The man approached a staff member, demanding cash and holding a knife. The offender removed the till, containing cash, from the cash register and fled on foot. The man [...]

Local leaders – Emma and Carla Papas (The Merrymaker Sisters)

By 24 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Canberra sisters Emma and Carla Papas quit their public service jobs last year to focus on their food and lifestyle blog, The Merrymaker Sisters, full-time. With their first hardcopy book to go on sale this week, they share the business lessons they’ve learned along the way.
Before Emma and Carla founded The Merrymaker Sisters in 2012, [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Belconnen

By 23 June 2015
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ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Bottle-O bottle shop on Luxton Street in Belconnen on Monday night (22 June).
At about 10.30pm a man entered the shop armed with a meat cleaver and demanded money from the cashier. The offender then left with the cash-till and other stolen items from the [...]

New Marymead CEO announced

By 23 June 2015
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Canberra and region not-for-profit Marymead has announced the appointment of Darren Black as its new chief executive officer.
Darren, who will take over from acting Marymead CEO Amanda Tobler on 31 August 2015,  is a community sector leader with over two decades of experience in leadership and management. He was CEO of Outward Bound Australia for [...]

How should we select a modern transport system for Canberra?

By 23 June 2015
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The ACT Government has opted for light rail for the next generation of public transport. This decision was driven by the desire to redevelop Northbourne Avenue, change the lease purposes and increase land values along either side of this “entry” road. A lot of Canberrans do not believe that trams are the best transport solution. [...]

Tuggeranong’s Food Hub needs your support this winter

By 23 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Gai Brodtmann with Food Hub volunteers

Canberra might have a reputation as an affluent city, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is well off – or well fed. We visited the Mura Lanyon Community Centre to find out more about its Food Hub program, and why it needs your support to make sure locals don’t go hungry this winter.
It was [...]

Woman to face court after gun seized in Ngunnawal

By 22 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A 23-year-old Ngunnawal woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court after a firearm was located at her home in Ngunnawal in April.
On Friday (April 24) about 4pm, detectives from Taskforce Nemesis executed a search warrant in Ngunnawal and located a firearm.
Detectives located a sawn off shotgun and an amount of ammunition within the residence. The [...]

Canberra vets to undergo biosecurity training exercise

By 22 June 2015

Veterinarians from across the ACT and NSW will receive training this week in how to respond to initial reports of a number of emergency animal diseases, including foot-and-mouth disease, avian influenza and Hendra virus. Training will taking place this Wednesday 24 June 2015 and Thursday 25 June 2015.
“This training exercise will help prepare vets who [...]

Awe and anger at Lake Mungo

By 22 June 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Ever been to Lake Mungo, down from Broken Hill and up from Mildura? Climbed the dunes at the Walls of China on the lunette? If you have you will have come away affected for the rest of your days.
I went there on my Broken Hill trek recently and was blown away.
For those unfortunate never to [...]

Coles to buy Supabarn supermarkets in ACT and NSW

By 19 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Independent supermarket chain Supabarn has today announced it will sell all but two of its ACT and NSW stores to supermarket giant Coles.
The sale will affect Supabarn’s Civic, Wanniassa, Kaleen and Crace stores, plus one under construction in Casey. Five stores in New South Wales will also be sold.
The sale is yet to be approved [...]

Katy Gallagher’s first Senate speech

By 19 June 2015
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Mr President.
I would like to acknowledge and pay my respect to the traditional owners, the Ngunnawal people, upon whose ancestral lands this chamber is built. I pay my respect to elders both past and present and acknowledge their enduring connection to these ancient lands.
I thank the people of the ACT for the support they have [...]

Holt service station robbed

By 19 June 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Caltex Service Station in Holt yesterday (Thursday 18 June).
About 9.45pm, a man armed with a knife approached and threatened a store attendant outside the service station demanding that he enter the store and give him money.
The store attendant complied with the offender’s [...]

Have you seen Steven?

By 18 June 2015
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*** UPDATE missing man has been located safe and well ***
Police would like to thank the public for their assistance.
ACT Policing officers searching for a missing 51-year-old man from Oaks Estate hold genuine concerns for his safety.
The man, Mr Steven Hall, was last seen in Oaks Estate late last week (Thursday 11 or Friday [...]

Braddon man to face court following multiple burglaries

By 18 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing arrested a 32-year-old Braddon man yesterday (Wednesday, June 17) following multiple aggravated burglaries throughout the ACT between March and June this year.
The most recent aggravated robbery occurred at the Chisholm Vikings Club in which a sum of cash was stolen and $240,000 in damage was caused to poker machines.
ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigation Crime [...]

Fatal car crash in Farrer

By 18 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A man has died after a single-vehicle crash on Dookie Street in Farrer this morning.
Investigators are examining the circumstances surrounding the collision, which occurred after the vehicle collided with a tree.
ACT Ambulance Services attended the collision but unfortunately could not revive the man and he later died. He was the sole occupant of the car.
While [...]

Fatal crash on Erindale Drive

By 17 June 2015
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A 31-year-old man has been killed in a car crash on Erindale Drive this afternoon.
Upon police arrival, the 31-year-old male driver of one of the vehicles was receiving medical assistance from members of the public.
Due to the injuries sustained in the collision, the male driver was unable to be revived.
This is the seventh fatality on [...]

Local leaders – Sophie Hope (2015 ACT Volunteer of the Year)

By 17 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Sophie Hope is a 22-year-old neuroscience student who describes herself as an advocate for youth, mental health, refugees, human rights and animal welfare. She’s also the 2015 ACT Volunteer of the Year, and she has some big ideas for improving youth access to mental health services in Canberra.
Sophie first started volunteering as a teenager, fostering [...]

Police investigate suspicious Hawker College fire

By 16 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious fire that occurred in Hawker early this morning (Tuesday, 16 June).
About 5am, police attended Hawker College, Murranji Street, Hawker in relation to reports that a shed was on fire. The fire was quickly brought under control by firefighters from the ACT Fire and Rescue and deemed as suspicious.
No damage [...]

Parking in Braddon – something still needs to be done

By 16 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Braddon is getting busier. Well duh, I hear you say. Of course it is. With a new cafe popping up what seems like every second week, new apartment complexes filling up with residents and another huge complex to be built where Lonsdale Street Traders once stood, the suburb is bustling more than ever. Not to [...]

Capital Metro can repeat the Gold Coast’s light rail success

By 16 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Higher than expected light rail patronage, overall growth in all public transport patronage and decreased road traffic…. how did the Gold Coast achieve this?
Page eight of the latest ARA Newsletter offers some insight:
Australasia’s newest Light Rail project on the Gold Coast recorded its 5 millionth passenger in April, reaching Year 2 patronage figures in its first 9 months [...]

How much did you pay for your last haircut?

By 16 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Call me a metrosexual or whatever you like, but I love getting my hair cut. Unfortunately it doesn’t make me any better looking. I still walk out with my worry (and laughing) lines, and my nose is just as big and my muscles are just as small. But I do walk out happy. I’m happy [...]

Have your say on proposed Lyneham food forest

By 15 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Territory and Municipal Services is reminding Canberrans that today is the last day to provide feedback on the proposed Lyneham food forest, to be located behind Lyneham Primary School.
If the food forest goes ahead, local volunteers will work alongside TAMS to plant around 30 fruit and nut trees, as well as complimentary plants, over several years.
Here’s [...]

Tired Telstra Tower has sky high possibilities

By 15 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The Telstra Tower is one of our most iconic Canberra landmarks. It is something tourists look for when they are lost, and a great relief for Canberrans to see when travelling on the Barton Highway after a seven-hour (or longer) drive from Melbourne.
The Telstra Tower opened on 15 May 1980 and there is something stylishly 1980s [...]

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 14 June 2015 HEADLINE 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: $1,775,000
Lowest sale: $250,000
Average sale: $555,324
2,373 properties currently for sale
33 sales properties had price reductions
85 properties went under offer
80 properties SOLD!
141 properties have come onto the market
49 properties up for [...]

Thieves steal alcohol during Bruce burglary

By 11 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary that occurred in Bruce early this morning (Thursday 11 June) where a large amount of alcohol was stolen.
Around 2:30am, police responded to a report of five people breaking into the Bruce Convenience Store on Braybrooke Street, Bruce.
A witness saw five offenders carry a large amount of [...]

New multi-unit developments need designated smoking areas

By 11 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Our predicament = offensive second hand smoke drifting through our unit
My partner and I are being forced to put up with daily smoke drift problems in the multi-unit development we live in. These problems have been occurring since January 2014 when the building became occupied for the first time. Our apartment has been impacted on a daily [...]

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