What a night, Luton Properties sure do know how to raise funds for a much needed cause. The Charity Ball held at the Hotel Realm saw the Olivia Lambert Foundation chosen as the beneficiary of the event. The funds raised will help to alleviate the financial burden of parents and carers whilst they pursue the best care and treatment for [...]
Pialligo Farm Smokehouse at Pialligo Estate in the ACT has taken out top honours at Australian Bacon Week.
Pialligo Farm Smokehouse full rasher smoked and dry cured bacon was voted Australia’s Best Artisan Bacon by fleishmaster Horst Shurger, who has a Masters degree in butchering and smallgoods; and top chefs, Paul McDonald and Simon Bestly, [...]
If you ask the chattering classes whether we need a 6th minister, a lot of them will say that we don’t. This is because they don’t know what ministers actually do in the Legislative Assembly and they don’t like politicians anyway.
A lot of people don’t know why the ACT actually needs a parliament at all. [...]
The ACT Labor government needs to be proactive and directly advise owners of Mr Fluffy properties through registered mail that their houses are affected, Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson said today.
“I’m calling on the government to make another effort to contact homeowners who may not yet know that their property is Mr Fluffy [...]
ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue are at the scene of a bus crash at Braddon this morning.
The mini bus, containing the driver and two young passengers, crashed into a power pole at the intersection of Limestone Avenue and Henty Street on the northbound side of the road.
Intensive care paramedics are transporting two [...]
ACT Fire & Rescue will patrol a small mulch fire burning at Oaks Estate overnight.
Firefighters were alerted to the 30 metre x 30 metre fire on Station Street at 4:20pm.
ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service crews managed to contain the fire using one pumper, two compressed air foam (CAFS) units and three [...]
Todd Carney has been caught up in yet another scandal. This time a photo was posted overnight that showed the troubled Cronulla star urinating in his own mouth.
Reports are circulating that the Cronulla board have just acted to the news which has been sweeping social media all morning. Carney has been reportedly sacked.
A search on [...]
Stephen Larkham has committed to another three years as University of Canberra Brumbies Head Coach, taking him through to the end of the 2017 Super Rugby season.
The announcement comes as Laurie Fisher confirmed he will finish his tenure as Director of Rugby with the UC Brumbies at season’s end to join English Premiership side, [...]
Further to damning report about the non-strategy of deploying speed cameras in the ACT, the Canberra times has now written an article to state that many of the speed cameras have been out of action for months/years, some of our most expensive speed camera’s aren’t even making a cent.
Ginninderra Drive and Coulter Drive in Florey [...]
ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 31-year-old Torrens man after a computer tablet was found to contain child exploitation images.
The tablet had been found in a Canberra pet store on Friday, June 27, as misplaced property and when a staff member attempted to identify the tablet’s owner, it was found to contain the exploitation [...]
The transformation of Northbourne Avenue will soon begin with the lodging yesterday of the Development Application for the demolition of the Dickson Flats on the corner of Northbourne Avenue and Morphett Street.
Once the DA has been approved, the Land Development Agency will engage a civil contractor to undertake the demolition of the flats, and [...]
A 37-year-old Reid woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Saturday, June 28) charged with armed robbery and possession of a knife after she was apprehended following a robbery at the Coles Express Service Station in Mort St, Braddon yesterday afternoon.
Police will allege the woman entered the store just before 5pm. She produced a [...]
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The Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC) has been advised by the ACT Government that it will be holding consultations in Tuggeranong in the lead up to the second ACT Older Persons Assembly to be held on 1 October 2014. Members of the public are invited to attend the community consultation forum to provide input into the [...]
An estimated 40 people were evacuated from a Canberra theatre tonight after a small fire.
ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the Capitol Theatre in Manuka after being altered to the incident at 10:18pm.
Firefighters arrived a short time later and found a small fire in an internal motor.
Fire crews quickly extinguished it then ventilated the building [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident where a man was assaulted by three teenage males in Weston yesterday afternoon (Thursday, June 26).
About 2.20pm, the man was riding on the bike path near Kirkpatrick Street, Weston, when he stopped to remove an obstruction on the path. At this time, he noticed three males exit [...]
Real estate agents, landlords and homeowners of Mr Fluffy houses will have a better understanding of their obligations in regards to asbestos management, duty of disclosure, documentation with the release of new asbestos guidance material for the ACT real estate sector.
Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations, Simon Corbell, today announced release of the new [...]
Even with the government’s announcement on the 24th of June that it will extend the commencement date of the Payroll Tax Amendment Bill to the 1st of October 2014, there is still widespread confusion in the ACT market. Shadow Treasurer Brendan Smyth has called on the government to give greater certainty to affected businesses and [...]
The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous week.
Highest Sale: $3,160,000
Lowest Price: $176,000
Average Sale Price: $644,252 (+ 10.75%)
2,519 properties currently for sale
69 sales properties had price reductions
79 properties went under offer
97 properties SOLD!
168 properties have come onto [...]
7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday June 27th
NDIS Roll Out – With just days until the NDIS rolls out in Canberra formal agreements are yet to be completed and there is fear and uncertainty amongst people with a disability and support workers as to how it will operate. Adrienne Francis
Science Rally – Canberra’s scientists head out [...]
When I was Shadow Minister for Corrections and then Minister, I came to believe that the public wanted to send offenders to prison for punishment and not as punishment. It was generally accepted that there would be extra punishments dished out. I didn’t think that way then and I don’t now.
I reckon the [...]
I want to know why, if Canberra is such a dandy place, according to the OECD. If we’re leading the whole world in the well-being stakes, why does everybody seem to be complaining so much ?
I would have thought we were the whinging capital of the nation, but the international experts disagree.
The Organisation for Economic [...]
A private landholder will today, Thursday 26 June, 2014, weather permitting, conduct an agricultural burn on the property “Jeggaline” near Lanyon Homestead, Tharwa Drive, Tharwa.
The burn of vegetation is expected to continue through the day.
Temporary smoke cover may occur.
The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should [...]
[ 5 July 2014; 3:00 pm; ]
Paoperchain is launching Frances O’Brien’s new book ‘Dark Side of the Mind’ Saturday 5 July at 2.45pm for 3.00pm.
This true story of John, a young schizophrenic man, the eldest of four boys, who grew up in Canberra at the time Walter Burley Griffin was designing the lake, in a happy home where he had fun, [...]
With a large number of homes identified as being in a Bushfire Prone Area, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, has urged the Canberra community to continue to have their say on the Strategic Bushfire Management Plan during consultation over the next month.
Prepared by the ACT Emergency Services Agency, the draft of the [...]
I refer to an article in the Canberra Times about the slums they refer to as public housing, located in some of the most prime real estate in Canberra.
The real estate these flats sit on could be sold off and developed, providing a budget windfall for the ACT government, providing hundreds if not thousands of [...]
Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher has delivered on an ACT Government election promise and has officially opened a nurse-led walk-in centre (WiC) which is located in the Tuggeranong Town Centre.
The new Tuggeranong centre follows the success of the first walk-in centre, located on the Canberra Hospital campus, which saw over approximately 63,000 [...]
It is 25 years since self-government was imposed on Canberra by the Hawke Labor Government in May 1989, a hybrid concept that blended state and local government. There have been just six chief ministers and Labor has governed for 17 of 25 years (and for the past 13 years).
Almost all governments have been hamstrung by [...]
The ACT Government will establish a dedicated response taskforce that will be a single point of contact for people affected by the legacy loose-fill asbestos issues, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations, Simon Corbell, announced today.
The Asbestos Response Taskforce will provide a single contact point via phone and [...]
A telephone survey of 1000 Canberrans has revealed that satisfaction with Canberra’s municipal services has increased from 90% last year to 95%, said Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury.
“Canberrans justifiably place much importance on municipal services such as their roads, paths, public transport, parks and garbage collection. Whilst there are always ways we [...]
Two unique mixed-use sites on the Kingston Foreshore both sold under the hammer this morning to local developers.
Block 3 sold for $6.95 million to Boris Planinac of Pavillion Homes. Block 4 sold for $7.35 to David O’Keefe of Madison Constructions.
Both blocks allow for a range of residential and commercial uses, with a [...]
All workers who might be exposed to asbestos must undertake a mandatory course in asbestos awareness by 30 September, Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations, Simon Corbell, said today.
A new regulation will require employers and principal contractors to ensure their workers undertake the training by 30 September. The course will include a specific session [...]
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services Shane Rattenbury today encouraged Canberra commuters to take advantage of the convenient park and ride permit sites and bike and ride facilities.
“Park and ride makes it easier for Canberrans to get to commute each day. We’ve made the service easier to use by introducing three month permits to replace [...]