A one hectare prescribed burn behind the Aranda shopping centre today is one of several ACT Parks and Conservation Service is conducting around the ACT this week.
Multiple prescribed burns will be conducted in Namadgi National Park, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and other areas across the ACT, including urban areas, over the coming weeks, weather permitting, according [...]
Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers has this morning announced that following a three month evaluation of matters relating to the communication of confidential police information, no charges will be laid against the former Chief of Staff to ex-Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch.
The ACT Policing evaluation into the alleged handing of confidential information [...]
The ACT Brumbies board has stood down the rugby union club’s CEO, Michael Jones, announcing the move via Facebook at 8.40pm tonight.
Mr Jones’s three-year appointment was to have run until January 2018.
The announcement follows a visit today to Brumbies HQ by Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver, reportedly to discuss with Brumbies chairman Rob Kennedy [...]
Gungahlin rabbit owners should consider vaccinating their pets or securing them in fly proof enclosures early this week as Government conservation staff will be using the Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus to cull rabbits in the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary from this Thursday.
Ranger in Charge, ACT Parks and Conservation Service, Joel Patterson said the virus would [...]
A 65-year-old woman and three teenagers have been transported to The Canberra Hospital after a two-car crash in Monash this morning.
ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue attended the scene of accident on the corner of Ashley Drive and Bugden Avenue just after 9am.
Four people were assisted from the vehicles by ambulance and rescue [...]
Are you in the market for your first home? Or considering buying an investment property? Wondering whether you need a mortgage broker or not, or whether to buy a new or existing home, or an apartment off the plan?
The REIACT Home Buyers Expo is the place to be tomorrow if you’ve answered yes to any [...]
If you remember the 1970s, you probably also recall the sight of sunbathers lathering themselves with suntan oil in a bid to become “brown as a berry”, back in the days before kids wore rashies at the beach and legionnaire hats to school, when pale skin was out and sunburn and peeling skin were a [...]
The Canberra Liberals say a document requiring the ACT Government to consult UnionsACT on all its procurement projects highlights the “extraordinary power and influence” unions have over the Government in the Territory, but Chief Minister Andrew Barr says it rather allows unions to alert the Government to possible wrongdoing by contractors.
A March 2015 Memorandum of [...]
Seniors Card holders can travel for free on ACTION buses until this Sunday as part of ACT Seniors Week.
Those with combined Seniors and MyWay cards must tag on and off as usual to ensure data is captured for transport planning purposes, but will not be charged. Those without the joint card should present their ACT [...]
An unidentified driver has died after a vehicle collided with a wall and caught fire at the intersection of Fairbairn Avenue and Mount Ainslie Drive in Campbell at around midnight last night.
ACT Policing is investigating the single vehicle collision after responding to a report of the incident at about 12am.
ACT Fire and Rescue were [...]
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Chief Minister Andrew Barr MLA announced that Narelle Hargreaves OAM is the 2016 Canberra Citizen of the Year, on Friday at the Canberra Gold Awards ceremony. The ceremony took place at the Hellenic Club, Woden.
The Canberra Citizen of the Year was described by Minster Barr as the “most distinguished acollade one can be [...]
The ACT came away winners from the Real Estate Institute of Australia’s 11th REIA National Awards for Excellence last night.
The REIA National Awards for Excellence are the highest honours in Australian real estate.
Three of the major awards were won by Canberrans: Large Residential Agency of the Year (Independent Property Group), Residential Salesperson of the Year [...]
From media release:
Following the ACCC announcement Supabarn Supermarkets will operate in the following Canberra locations: Casey, Crace and Kingston.
After years of protracted negotiations with the ACCC, Supabarn has made a commercial decision to sell fewer stores to Coles than originally planned. Notwithstanding the ACCC’s decision, Supabarn continues to maintain that its original plan to sell nine [...]
The University of Canberra has appointed plant physiologist and University of Toronto Vice President Professor H. Deep Saini to replace outgoing Vice Chancellor Professor Stephen Parker.
The University of Toronto is Canada’s top-ranked, largest and most research-intensive university, according to a statement from UC announcing the appointment today.
Professor Saini, a former doctoral student of the University [...]
Her Canberra founder and digital entrepreneur Amanda Whitley tonight won the ACT Woman of the Year Award, one of four awards that recognise the achievements of women who have contributed to lives of women and girls in the ACT.
Whitley was recognised for the work she has done through her website, magazine and associated digital [...]
In a serious pitch to become a pioneering test city for autonomous vehicles, ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has said today that even Canberra’s notorious roundabouts could play a role in helping to attract global players in the developing market to the capital for trials of driverless cars.
Mr Barr told the Legislative Assembly this morning [...]
Innovation is a buzz word, which is a bad thing. It’s bad because innovation is important and it’s hard. By letting it become a buzz word and everyone jumping on the bandwagon it makes it difficult to distinguish between real innovation and general evolution.
I can’t think of any type of business, organisation, department or agency that [...]
I wrote about the compulsory wearing of bike helmets back in 2014 suggesting that the laws were ill-conceived, arbitrary and downright dangerous.
I talked about the benefits of cycling and admitted happily that helmets do in fact prevent soft tissue injury and hairline fractures. But I also suggested that the increased head mass due to the [...]
I don’t think the residents will be holding celebrations about what is being proposed for the new supermarket complex here in downtown Dickson.
Dickson is the main commercial/shopping hub for the inner north of Canberra and most residents would agree that it is overdue for a revamp. We know too well what the problems are. There [...]
Police are investigating a fatal crash in Michelago, about 50km south of Canberra.
About 5pm yesterday, a 53-year-old man rode his quad bike from his property on Tinderry Road.
Officers attached to Monaro Local Area Command were contacted about 6.30pm, after he was found lying on the roadway.
The quad bike was located overturned nearby.
NSW Ambulance Paramedics attempted [...]
[ 9 April 2016 at 9:00 am; ] BarCamp Canberra is a free annual event that brings together hundreds of Canberrans for a day of ad-hoc presentations and workshops on topics from technology and government to education and art.
Returning to Canberra for the eighth time in nine years, the event will be held this year between 9am and 5pm on Saturday 9 April at [...]
The ACT Government has ensured construction will commence on what will be NSW’s largest wind farm by awarding renewable energy developer CWP Renewables a feed-in tariff of $89.10 per MW/h for 100MW capacity to power nearly 50,000 homes.
The choice of CWP’s Sapphire Wind Farm near Inverell in northern NSW as the second winning project in [...]
A 25-year-old Narrabundah man will face court today after an attempted aggravated robbery in Fyshwick yesterday afternoon.
About 1.30pm, police were called to the 7-Eleven in Fyshwick following reports of a man with a firearm making threatening demands.
On arrival, police identified a man matching the description provided to police, and drew their firearms as a precaution. [...]
More than a year after mother-of-three Tara Costigan died from wounds inflicted by an axe to her head while she held her one-week-old baby in her arms, Canberra man Marcus Rappel has this morning pleaded guilty to her murder. Family members including uncle Michael Costigan, pictured, looked on.
The young court official who read out the [...]
A man died in hospital late yesterday afternoon after suffering serious head and chest injuries when his motorcycle collided with a tree on Cotter Road, Stromlo a short time earlier.
His death is the first fatality on Canberra’s roads this year.
ACT Policing is investigating the single-vehicle collision, having responded initially to a report of the [...]
Are you one of the many Canberrans who has missed ABC 7.30 ACT and its presenter Chris Kimball since the program’s demise in late 2014? Lament no more.
Kimball is back on our screens as anchor of a new independent online TV program called Capital Inc., and the first episode has just been released.
The program [...]
A new sentencing option allowing some offenders to serve their sentence in the community under close supervision is now available to judges and magistrates, Attorney-General Simon Corbell announced today.
The new intensive correction order scheme, which replaces periodic detention, has come into effect following the passage of the Crimes (Sentencing and Restorative Justice) Amendment Bill 2015 [...]
The ACT Government is seeking Expressions of Interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations interested in contributing to the future of Boomanulla Oval, which has been closed since December 2014.
The Narrabundah oval was a sporting and cultural centre for Canberra’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, particularly those of the Ngunnawal, Ngambri and Wiradjuri [...]
A 40-year-old Griffith man, Scott Jamie Cole, faced the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with the murder of a 46-year-old man whose body was found at Stuart Flats in Griffith yesterday.
Cole was wearing a grey tracksuit and thongs, and had a long, straight red mark down the right side of his face – from [...]