The ACT’s public school system is one we can be rightly proud of. However, as Canberra’s housing density increases, many of our city’s public schools are struggling to meet demand.
In the last few years, Belconnen and Bruce‘s populations have increased by a quarter. The number of 0-4 year olds in the area has increased by over [...]
ACT Policing Criminal Investigation detectives are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred in Wanniassa yesterday evening (Thursday, 20 August 2015).
Around 8.10pm three men entered Red Rooster on the corner of Langdon Avenue and Rylah Crescent, Wanniassa armed with a shortened rifle, a knife and a metal bar.
During the robbery the three men made a number [...]
Intensifying challenges in Canberra require leaders to pick up their pace.
True leaders don’t walk the corridors of power – they stride.
The nation’s capital is where pivotal decisions are made, and it’s an ever-changing, high-pressure environment many aspire to being part of. It’s inspiring, exciting and can be extremely rewarding.
However, to be considered a serious player, [...]
The ACT’s top 10 restaurants have been unveiled at The Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards held last night in Sydney. The ACT results are:
Italian & Sons
Farmhouse Restaurant at Pialligo Estate
Capitol Bar & Grill
Monster (79) and Aubergine (91) also featured in the top 100 restaurants nationally.
“The overall standard in this country, whether it’s in cafés, bars, casual eateries [...]
The Canberra Women in Business Awards were presented last night at QT and recognised women who do so much for our city.
Karen Porter from Solace Creations took out the top prize, Business Woman of the Year. Mary-Jane Liddicoat from Polit Bar won the Best New Business award, Rita Joyan from Unbox Your Gift took out the Young [...]
An alleged escapee from a correctional centre in Goulburn has been charged and will appear in court today.
Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 18 August 2015), a 28-year-old man allegedly escaped from the correctional centre in Goulburn, and was last seen in the vicinity of the centre about 12.50pm.
Officers attached to The Hume Local Area Command commenced an [...]
I support the introduction of light rail networks across Canberra.
We should not be having this debate in 2015. The first tracks should have been laid down in the late 1950s or at least by the mid 1960s.
I blame the former NCDC for this oversight. This lack of light rail transport infrastructure most likely came about [...]
With a salon in Kingston, twelve employees and the 2015 Australian Salon of the Year Award under her belt, it’s easy to assume that Jenni Tarrant has always had hairdressing and business figured out.
But the three-decade industry veteran and owner of Bond Hair Religion says this is definitely not the case.
“When I first took over [...]
NSW Police Force is appealing for public assistance to locate a man who escaped from Goulburn Correctional Centre today.
Stephen Jamieson, 28, was last seen in the vicinity of Goulburn Correctional Centre about 12.50pm (Tuesday 18 August 2015).
He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 177cm tall, of thin build with a fair complexion and brown [...]
Canberra founded and headquartered Seeing Machines has won BRW’s most innovative medium company award for 2015.
Seeing Machines, which was the only ACT company to make this year’s BRW most innovative list, specialises in technology that monitors drivers’ attention and alertness levels.
Over the past nine months Seeing Machines has focused on bringing the world’s first fleet-specific [...]
Canberra bookkeeping and back office accounting firm Tailored Accounts has won the 2015 Australian Business Award for Enterprise.
The award recognises organisations that have achieved outstanding success while undertaking bold new ventures.
Tailored Accounts founder and executive director Harry Hoang (pictured above) says the business was recognised for its innovative use of cloud technologies.
“I saw the potential [...]
In Canberra, just over 50 per cent of us are overweight and 20 per cent of us are obese. The prevalence of obesity is now so high that the ACT Government has set up an obesity management service for very obese people.
We all know the potential consequences of being obese, including diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, and heart [...]
I had 30 years in the public sector and 15 years in the parliamentary sector and am occasionally given cause to reflect on some of the characters I met in those days.
With Simon Corbell’s retirement from this aspect of his life and career, he becomes the last Labor member to have experienced life in opposition. [...]
If you want to buy the median-priced home in Canberra’s most expensive suburb for 2014, you’ll need an annual salary of $116,500.
(The suburb is Griffith, and the median house price is $1.005 million.)
New research by real estate agent comparison service Which Real Estate Agent has revealed how much you need to earn to buy [...]
I’m pregnant and would appreciate advice on whether to go private or public for antenatal care and delivery in Canberra.
I have an existing medical condition so I would definitely request a caesarean. Would this be guaranteed in a public hospital? Could I choose this from the first trimester and would an obstetrician be available on [...]
ACT Policing would like to thank NSW Police Force and the community for their assistance in locating an 18-month-old girl who was abducted yesterday afternoon from a house in Belconnen.
After an extensive police operation during which ACT Policing worked closely with the NSW Police Force, the child was located by NSW Police about 9.15am this morning in [...]
Canberra’s Robert de Castella and Greg Boorer have won awards at the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Eastern Region awards ceremony in Sydney overnight.
Greg Boorer from Canberra Data Centres won the services award, while Rob de Castella took out the social entrepreneur award for his work with the Indigenous Marathon Project and SmartStart for [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following the alleged abduction of an 18-month-old girl in Belconnen this afternoon (Thursday, 13 August).
About 12.35pm, ACT Policing received a report that a man entered the Barnados Care House in Belconnen armed with a knife and possible imitation firearm and abducted the child.
The mother of the child; 18-year-old, Melinda Kringle, [...]
Canberra’s homelessness problem increases
There was a 65 per cent increase in the number of Canberrans contacting homelessness services between 2009 and 2014.
More than 1,000 young Canberrans, aged 15 to 24, contact these services each year.
These are two statistics that, combined with the cold winter, should make you stop and think.
The ACT Government’s major reforms into [...]
And so it was, the Coalition’s marathon same-sex marriage debate in Canberra has ended in farce.
With two thirds of the joint party room supporting ‘traditional’ marriage, our MPs and senators have drawn attention to the fact that our country remains stuck in the 50′s. According to some it’s made us an international laughing stock.
To the disappointment of many, our [...]
It was not that long ago that winter in Canberra meant that the air was filled with smoke.
These grey blankets across the capital were in part made up of the smoke from the very popular wood-fired heaters used within many Canberra homes. Other additions to the annual smoking events were backyard fires lit to burn [...]
Detectives are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred in Latham last night (Monday, 10 August 2015).
Around 7:15pm, a man entered the Latham Handy Mart on Wanliss Street, Latham and produced what appeared to be a small firearm while making demands for cash.
The employee complied with the demands and the man fled the store with the [...]
As the theme of abusing political privilege continues to permeate from side to side and state to state, let us focus the lens on the ACT.
With the departure of Australia’s fair-minded, unprejudiced, and graceful Speaker of the House, Bronwyn Bishop, Australian politicians of all stripes are holding hands, bunkering down, and bracing for a long [...]
The ANU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition final
An 80,000 word research project would take nine hours to present. Their time limit . . . three minutes!
Join us for an evening of education and entertainment. Come along to the Australian National University (ANU) and see a snapshot of the amazing research projects that are being conducted on [...]
You’ve heard of green smoothies in jars. Ice cream sundaes in jars. Even layered salads in jars. But you might not have heard of cakes in jars – a concept that has earned Canberra mum-of-three Samantha White a finalist’s spot in the 2015 National AusMumpreneur Awards.
The public servant turned cake extraordinaire says she’s made over [...]
Independent Property Group has taken out the Large Residential Agency award for the third consecutive year at Saturday’s REIACT Awards for Excellence.
Other winners included Ray White Tuggeranong (Medium Residential Agency of the Year) and Maria Selleck Properties (Small Residential Agency of the Year).
From the media release:
The 2015 REIACT Awards for Excellence were celebrated on Saturday [...]
As reported earlier, the Dickson Parklands (Section 72 Dickson) has been identified as critical to ensuring that Canberra’s growing inner north population can access arts, recreation, cultural and other community facilities.
To assist this process, residents groups from the inner north Canberra have written to the ACT Planning Minister, Mick Gentleman, requesting a public meeting about [...]
Last week I wrote about the Brongate saga from the Apple Isle. Well, I’m still here enjoying the fantastic scenery, pleasant people, fabulous eating establishments and the weather!
The snow hit in the middle of the week and to get to our destination, we had to drive through a blizzard with snow coming horizontally at us. [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to five aggravated burglaries in Weetangera, Hawker and Aranda on Saturday morning (1 August).
Between the hours of 2am and 6.30am, offenders entered five homes across McLachlan Crescent in Weetangera, Elsey Street and Anningie Place in Hawker and Noala Street in Aranda and stole property while the occupants were at home.