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ACT road black spots to be fixed

By 19 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Road works to fix some of the ACT’s black spots are set to be completed over the coming months. Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja and Minister for Roads and Parking Mick Gentleman announced the upgrades in a media release issued this morning:
Safety will be improved across ACT roads with road works starting soon at a [...]

Witnesses sought to assault at Academy nightclub

By 18 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault that occurred in a nightclub on Sunday morning (17 May).
About 2.45am the 18-year-old victim was sitting on a lounge, near the bar, within the Academy nightclub, when he was approached by a man. The man struck up a conversation and then without provocation, turned on the victim, [...]

Have your say on Canberra’s taxi industry

By 18 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberrans are invited to have their say on Canberra’s taxi industry, Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Minister Shane Rattenbury have announced over the weekend.
From the media release:
Minister Shane Rattenbury and I invite Canberrans to share their views on the ACT taxi industry and how new technologies and business models can better serve the ACT.
The taxi [...]

Double dip, backflip and FBT pike

By 18 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Sometimes, for this old Laborite, this government just keeps on giving. If my amusement is part of my age of entitlement, then go you good thing!
Was it Hockey and Cormann who said there are lifters and leaners? Was it these ministers and their assistant ministers who said we should all pay our way, share in [...]

Aggravated burglary in Kambah

By 18 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at a home in Ashby Circuit, Kambah, early yesterday morning (Sunday, 17 May).
Around 12:05am, the victim was home alone, when two men, armed with wooden poles, forced entry into his home and made demands for cash and property.
After the victim refused the demands, the two men [...]

Canberra writer Rosanna Stevens wants to talk about periods

By 18 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberra writer and YWCA Great Ydeas grant recipient Rosanna Stevens was in the Philippines last week, but not for the tropical holiday you might expect.
Instead, she was trying (and failing) to buy tampons from pharmacies, asking strangers questions about their bodies and trying to understand how menstruation is perceived and treated by locals.
It was all [...]

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 17 May 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: $1,400,000
Lowest sale: $162,000
Average sale: $567,112 (- 7.65%)
2472 properties currently for sale
71 sales properties had price reductions
111 properties went under offer
132 properties SOLD!
158 properties have come onto the market
35 properties [...]

Police investigate assault in Kambah

By 17 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Police are calling for witnesses who may have seen an assault take place at the Caltex Service Station on O’Halloran Circuit, Kambah last night (Saturday, 16 May).
Between 8:30pm and 8:50pm, a man was refuelling his car when approached by two men. One of the men punched the man causing facial injuries.
The two men then fled [...]

Nicole Feely new ACT Health Director General

By 15 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Lead Partner for Health at KPMG Canberra and former chief executive of South Metropolitan Health (Western Australia) and St Vincent’s Health (Victoria), Ms Nicole Feely, will be the next ACT Health Director General, Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Minister for Health Simon Corbell announced today.
“I am very happy to announce that Ms Feely will be [...]

Simon Corbell to address North Canberra Community Council

By 15 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 19 May 2015 at 8:15 pm; ] Deputy Chief Minister Simon Corbell will address the North Canberra Community Council on Tuesday 19 May 2015. 

Minister Corbell will discuss Canberra’s progress toward sustainability, including renewable energy policies, energy efficiency policies and the Capital Metro project.

The Community Council has asked the Deputy Chief Minister to respond to the following questions:

How does the Government plan to meet [...]

Boy, 12, missing from Belconnen area

By 15 May 2015
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UPDATE: ACT Policing says the boy has been located safe and well (11.30am Friday 15 May).
ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate a 12-year-old boy, missing since yesterday evening (Thursday, May 14).
The North-side boy did not return home from school yesterday and was last seen at 8.30pm yesterday in Belconnen, at the traffic lights [...]

Car crashes into IP Australia building

By 14 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Fire and Rescue is on scene at IP Australia in Woden after a vehicle smashed into the building.
The building has sustained some minor structural damage. Four windows have also been destroyed.
ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are also on scene. No injuries to the driver however one bystander has been treated for anxiety.

(Photo credit: Nick [...]

FASHFEST 2015 hits the Convention Centre

By 14 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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FASHFEST is back and bigger than ever, kicking off for its third year last night.
Unlike previous years where the four-night event was held at the Canberra International Airport, this year guests are being treated to an extravagant experience at the National Convention Centre. The foyer and catwalk space are decked out with gossamer curtains, multiple [...]

Voter action needed following Dickson shops debacle

By 13 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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There have been recent reports that the controversial Dickson supermarket proposal continues to be debated behind closed doors within the government planning bureaucracy.
Residents have devoted hours (days!) attempting to convince this government that residents are not opposed to changes within the shopping centre. It is just that this particular proposal is so wrong for Dickson. [...]

New award categories for 2015 Telstra Business Women’s Awards

By 13 May 2015
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The Telstra Business Women’s Awards will this year introduce three new award categories that focus on entrepreneurial and socially minded women. 
From Telstra’s media release:
New awards categories including, Start-Up, Entrepreneur and For Purpose and Social Enterprise have been added to the 2015 Telstra Business Women’s Awards, recognising that brilliant business women come from across all sectors [...]

Local leaders – Jackson Bursill (Neverest)

By 13 May 2015
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University student and Australian cross country skier Jackson Bursill will this month lead a gruelling 75km, 9000-vertical metre trek above Corin Dam to raise funds for Nepal’s earthquake recovery.
Jackson and friend Steven Mackay had planned to trek to Everest base camp this September. Instead, the pair now hope to raise $50,000 for the Australian Himalayan [...]

Police responding to incident and house fire in Red Hill

By 12 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Around 9:40am this morning, ACT Policing responded to an incident in La Perouse Street, Red Hill.
Police were called to attend the house after reports of a disturbance and a house fire. ACT Fire & Rescue attended the location to extinguish a fire.
Two people, a woman and young child have been conveyed to hospital with critical [...]

Interim domestic violence order to better protect victims

By 12 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The government will introduce amendments to interim domestic violence orders and change the definition of family violence to ensure victims receive greater support, Attorney-General Simon Corbell announced last night.
Speaking at the launch of Law Week 2015, Mr Corbell said the changes were part of the government’s major legislative reform program to respond to the outcomes [...]

Break and enter at Detect A Den Fyshwick

By 11 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Thieves have allegedly stolen over $10,000 worth of metal detecting equipment from metal detector and prospecting store Detect A Den overnight.
At least two men gained entry to the Townsville Street business at around 2.40am on Monday morning (11 May 2015) by smashing a window. Security footage has been handed to police.
Detect A Den owner Terry Lemon says [...]

A new platform for sharing Canberra’s social justice stories

By 11 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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When Lee Constable (pictured above, right) isn’t completing her Masters in Science Communication or traveling Australia teaching kids about science with Questacon, she produces and presents social justice radio program Soapbox on local community radio station 2XXFM.
Soapbox this month received a Great Ydeas Small Grant from YWCA Canberra, which is a grant of up to [...]

ActewAGL jobs to be slashed after budget cuts

By 8 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberra-based utility provider ActewAGL has today announced that as many as 83 jobs will be cut as the result of a 36 per cent cut to its operating budget.
From ActewAGL’s media release:
ActewAGL has announced how many job losses are proposed as a result of the AER’s final decision on the ACT’s electricity distribution network for the period [...]

Free legal advice on wills

By 8 May 2015

[ 13 May 2015 at 11:00 am; 14 May 2015 at 11:45 am; ] The President of the Law Society of the ACT, Martin Hockridge, has today announced free advice sessions on wills and powers of attorney that will be run as part of ACT Law Week.

“Many people either don’t realise how important it is to have a will, or they think they can leave it until later,” said [...]

Another traffic infringement notice scam

By 7 May 2015
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ACT Policing has today issued another warning against scam traffic infringement notices, this time for “irresponsible driving a car.”
Morning Canberra,
It would seem that the scammers are at it again with another version of the email traffic infringement notice doing the rounds.
For the LOL’s, we received this email from the scammers this morning telling us this [...]

Karma – the website that reviews you!

By 7 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Entrepreneurship can be a lonely game and in the case of these young Canberran gents, it can be controversial too. Monish Parajuli and brothers Dayne Rathbone and Clyde Rathbone (pictured above) are in the latter stages of developing a website which’s primary function is to publically evaluate human beings.
As I sat to chew the fat with [...]

Local leaders – Phil Preston and Duncan Amos (Red Robot)

By 6 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Canberra may not be a city renowned for its manufacturing prowess, but it is home to the largest photo booth manufacturer in the southern hemisphere, Red Robot.
Founded by Canberrans Phil Preston and Duncan Amos in 2007, the local tech start up produces portable, modular and pop-up photo booths which are exported around the world. Red [...]

Fatal collision in Fadden overnight

By 6 May 2015
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ACT Policing is investigating a collision in Fadden in which a male rider has died.
About 6pm last night (Tuesday, May 5), police responded to a report that a motorcyclist on Erindale Drive, near the intersection with Sulwood Drive, had collided into the back of a car as they were both travelling south.
The 33-year-old rider, Raymond [...]

Did you witness an armed robbery in Calwell this morning?

By 5 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery which occurred in Calwell early this morning (Tuesday, 5 May).
Around 1am two women entered the Woolworths Petrol service station at the Calwell Shopping Centre, where they threatened a console operator, one armed with a possible firearm and the other with a syringe.
The console operator complied with [...]

Oh please, show me a sign!

By 5 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Living in Canberra my entire life, I have witnessed first-hand all the changes – good and bad – that this city has gone through to accommodate the growing population.
There is clear evidence that since self government, the ACT has been spending up big to address the congestion between Canberra’s major satellite centres. It is hard [...]

Police responding to suspicious package at Indonesian Embassy

By 4 May 2015
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UPDATE: The white powder found in a package at the Indonesian Embassy has been deemed safe.
ACT Policing is responding to reports of a suspicious package located at the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra this morning (Monday, May 4).
About 10.45am, ACT Policing received the report of the suspicious package at the Indonesian Embassy in Yarralumla.
ACT Policing is [...]

Event: Ammonia – The clean renewable fuel for the future?

By 4 May 2015

[ 7 May 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] This presentation by Bryan Furnass is hosted by the Frank Fenner Foundation – all are welcome.

Almost all climate scientists are convinced that the main cause of global heating and climate disruption is the prodigious combustion of hydrocarbons over the past century, with anthropogenic pollution with greenhouse gases causing grave threats to biodiversity, food security and [...]

Witnesses sought to ‘one punch’ assault in Braddon

By 4 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating a one punch assault that occurred on Mort Street in Braddon in the early hours of Sunday 3 May.
About 1.47am police were approached by a male who informed them a male had been knocked out near the intersection of Mort Street and Bunda Street.
Police arrived on the scene where they found [...]

Man to face court over car thefts

By 4 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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An 18-year-old Bonner man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Monday, May 4) charged with a number of traffic offences.
Police will allege that on Thursday 11 March 2015, the man stole a silver Toyota Kluger from a home in Ainslie and number plates belonging to a Honda Civic in Belconnen.
On Friday 12 March, the [...]

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