The ACT will target 100% renewable energy use by 2020, five years earlier than previously announced, cementing its position as a world leader in the commitment to renewables.
To meet the 100% target the government will expand its current large-scale renewable energy auction process from 109MW to 200MW, with additional capacity to be awarded subject to [...]
ACT Policing arrested a 20-year-old man from Giralang yesterday for several offences that occurred in Melba late last year including an attempted car-jacking.
About 8am on Wednesday 30 December, 2015, two men armed with a knife and a pistol wearing dark clothing, gloves and balaclavas, attempted to highjack a car by threatening to stab and shoot [...]
The man accused of bashing to death his former partner at Bundeena in Sydney’s south on the weekend has been extradited from Canberra to NSW.
Stephen James Boyd, 51, appeared before the ACT Magistrates Court on Thursday afternoon wearing a neck brace and green tracksuit.
Crown prosecutor Shane Drumgold told the court NSW Police sought to extradite Boyd so [...]
An Isabella Plains man has received a suspended one-month prison sentence and been banned from owning animals for 10 years after pleading guilty to abusing and failing to provide shelter for two dogs.
The man was sentenced in the ACT Magistrates Court to a 12-month good behaviour bond for not providing adequate shelter, and a one month suspended sentence on the cruelty [...]
Milan Urlich, 28, of Kaleen has been remanded in custody this morning after being charged with the murder of Evatt man Andrew Carville in November and the disposal of the 52-year-old’s body soon afterwards.
Urlich was charged with murdering Carville between November 3 and 6, 2015 and disposing of his body at Sutton Road, Majura [...]
A 28-year-old Kaleen man will face court tomorrow morning charged with the murder of 52-year-old Evatt man Andrew Carville last November.
The man was arrested this afternoon for the murder of Carville. Carville was reported missing from his Evatt home on November 5, 2015, with his remains located in Majura on November 19.
The police investigation [...]
Fire services extinguished grass fires in Acton on Wednesday.
Twelve units from ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service worked with ACT Parks to control the fires near Parkes Way.
Meanwhile, police are investigating a grass fire in Kaleen on Tuesday.
ACT Fire & Rescue contacted police about 3pm to report the fire in grassland along [...]
Prescribed burns will take place at Mount Wanniassa and near Hall Cemetery today and at Canberra Nature Park, Red Hill, tomorrow, weather permitting, according to ACT Parks and Conservation Service.
The 32-hectare Mount Wanniassa prescribed burn will take place in the Wanniassa Hills Nature Reserve near Erindale Drive, Fadden.
The two-hectare Hall ecological burn near the cemetery [...]
Lobby group Fair Go for Canberra will stage a candlelight vigil on Thursday to highlight coalition funding cuts to national cultural institutions.
The Unenlighten Festival will take place on the lawn between Questacon and the National Gallery at 6pm.
The group claims the Turnbull government has cut $60 million in funding from national cultural institutions, coming on [...]
ACT Fire and Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service extinguished several grass fires at Kaleen and Tuggeranong on Tuesday.
All fires appeared suspicious and will be handed over to police for investigation.
Six units were called to four grass fires near Haydon Drive and Ginninderra Drive in Kaleen.
Each of the fires covered an area of about 100 metre x [...]
The man who allegedly bashed his former partner to death with a cricket bat at the weekend is under police guard at Canberra Hospital.
Stephen Boyd, a suspect in the death of Tina Kontozis in her Bundeena home on Sunday, was transferred to the hospital on Tuesday morning.
He received treatment for a broken jaw and injured neck sustained [...]
Police are seeking witnesses to an assault near an underpass on Namatjira Drive in Weston.
Three males and a female were walking near the underpass adjacent to McDonald’s restaurant at about 9pm on Saturday when they were approached from behind by two males.
The two offenders assaulted the two males, causing serious facial injuries to both victims.
Tamie Fraser fought back tears as she discussed her late husband Malcolm Fraser’s legacy during a speech today to mark the announcement that the Majura Parkway Bridge over the Molonglo River is to be named in the ex-Prime Minister’s honour.
A respected humanitarian in later life, Malcolm Fraser resigned from the Liberal Party soon after Tony [...]
The ACT Rural Fire Service will undertake a series of small burns in North Canberra on Saturday, weather permitting.
The burns, all less than 2 hectares in size, are for ecological purposes on behalf of the CSIRO.
A total of seven units from Molonglo, Gungahlin and Hall Brigades will undertake the burns at the following locations:
CSIRO property [...]
Police have located the vehicle involved in an aggravated robbery but are still searching for the offender.
The vehicle was found on Starke Street in Holt on Friday.
A man armed with a knife approached another man at about 11.45am on Thursday and demanded his vehicle.
The offender is described as Caucasian in appearance, about 170cm tall, of slim build, with dark [...]
Canberrans travelling in and beyond the ACT have been asked to take special care on the roads over the long weekend.
Double demerits will be in place from Friday until Monday in the ACT and NSW for a range of driving offences, including speeding, illegal use of mobile phones, not wearing a seatbelt, and riding a [...]
Crime reports across Canberra have dropped 10.5 per cent in the first months of 2016, according to police.
Weston Creek has experienced the most dramatic reduction, down 21.8 per cent compared with the same period last year, according to ACT Policing statistics.
Other areas to experience a significant drop for the January to March quarter included Tuggeranong [...]
One woman was taken to The Canberra Hospital after a car rolled as a result of a two-car collision on Sturt Avenue in Griffith yesterday afternoon.
Both southbound lanes of Sturt Avenue were closed for some time as police investigated the accident near the intersection of McMillan Crescent. Shattered glass covered the lane for several metres.
Canberrans will mark the 101st anniversary of the landing of Anzac troops at Gallipoli in a variety of ways this Monday, attending dawn services and partaking in the simple pleasures of life our diggers so cherished – reminiscing over a drink and a game of two-up and watching some sport.
However, there will be added poignancy at [...]
A 26-year-old man appeared in ACT Magistrates Court on Thursday charged with nine offences, including driving while unlicensed, drug driving, failing to stop for police and dangerous driving.
Aubrey James Agostino did not apply for bail and was granted a four-week adjournment to seek legal advice.
The charges arose after police attended a residence in Downer on [...]
Police are appealing for witnesses following an aggravated car robbery at Stromlo High School in Waramanga on Thursday.
ACT Policing received a report about 11.45am that a male offender armed with a knife had approached another male and demanded his vehicle.
The alleged offender assaulted the male and then fled in the vehicle. An extensive police search [...]
Firefighters evacuated about 200 people from a building in Dickson on Thursday afternoon after responding to an automatic fire alarm.
ACT Fire & Rescue crews were alerted to the incident on the corner of Northbourne Avenue and Antill St just after 2.39pm.
They arrived to find visible signs of smoke. A spokesperson said afterwards that the cause of [...]
ACT Policing is urging motorists to drive safely over the ANZAC Day long weekend and warns that some offences will incur double demerit points from Friday until Monday.
All speed and seatbelt offences, the use of a mobile phone while driving, driving with a passenger in or on part of the vehicle not designed for carrying passengers or [...]
Crime Stoppers ACT is asking Canberrans to “Dob in a Dealer” as part of a national campaign to fight the take-up of methamphetamine by encouraging residents to report drug crime where and when they suspect it is occurring.
Residents who think someone in their community is manufacturing or supplying illicit substances are asked to contact Crime [...]
The University of Canberra has signed a $1.7 billion agreement with CIC Australia, Peet Limited’s Canberra-based subsidiary, for a multi-stage development of up to 3300 residences to be built on its Bruce campus over the next 15 to 20 years.
Peet Limited is a West Australian developer.
The residences will consist of townhouses and units, with the [...]
Cricket Australia, the ACT Government and Cricket ACT have this morning announced that Manuka Oval will host an Australia v Sri Lanka Test match in the 2018-19 cricket season, and ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr says that as a result of this big news, major redevelopment of the ground is on hold for now.
Cricket Australia [...]
ACT public hospital waiting times and timeliness in emergency departments have continued to improve during the past six months despite record numbers of presentations, according to the latest ACT Health Services Quarterly Performance Report.
Minister for Health Simon Corbell said the performance report showed the ACT Government was committed to providing quality healthcare services to Canberrans.
A man has been charged following investigations into a bus crash that left three people with serious injuries in the Southern Tablelands last year.
Shortly after 10am on Saturday 21 November, a bus carrying 57 passengers rolled on to its side on Sandy Point Road, Windellama, about 50km south-east of Goulburn.
Police from the Hume Local Area [...]
A 45-year-old NSW man will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with a drink spiking-related offence.
About 9.50pm on Saturday 9 April, police responded to a report of drink spiking at a bar in Civic.
The victim had consumed part of her drink, began to feel unwell and noticed a substance in her glass. [...]
A man and a woman have been rushed to The Canberra Hospital after being cut free from the wreckage of a car accident on Mirrabei Drive in Ngunnawal this afternoon.
The woman, who is believed to be in her 20s, was in a serious condition with multiple injuries when transported from the scene.
The man, in his [...]
UPDATE: Missing 44-year old man John Matic has been located safe and well, according to an ACT Policing statement on Tuesday afternoon.
ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing 44-year-old man, John Matic.
Mr Matic’s family last saw him on Saturday and police hold concerns for his welfare as he requires medication.
He is described [...]