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State of the Capital – Weekly Political Wrap 2/2/15

By 30 January 2015 2
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Life without Katy  Chief Minister Andrew Barr has not enjoyed an entirely perfect kick-off in the top job. After a long and successful innings from the factionally unal...

A Look Around Canberra: Curtin

By 30 January 2015 2
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I was keen to head back to the Woden Valley this week for A Look Around Canberra, as it's been several weeks since I'd done one of the suburbs there. I decided to have a look a...

Once a Knight’s enough

By 30 January 2015 13
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So everyone in the known universe is criticising the PM for making the Duke of Edinburgh a Knight of the Order of Australia. I might have a go too. Much has been written abo...

Whats on this weekend (31st Jan and 1st Feb)

By 30 January 2015
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It’s back to school for Canberra students next week, which means that the city is well and truly out of its quiet January slumber. It also means that there’s plenty to do i...

Two arrested over Uriarra cannabis crop

By 30 January 2015
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A 28-year-old Tuggeranong man will face the ACT Magistrates Court on cannabis cultivation offences and a second may also face charges after they were arrested by police in the Ur...

Body corporate costs for new apartments?

By 30 January 2015 5
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Hi, just wondering whether anyone could advise on what one might expect to pay in body corporate fees for a two bed, two bath, 80m living apartment off the plan in Canberra at ...

Beware of dodgy roof repairers: Corbell

By 30 January 2015
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Canberra households should be on high alert to the activities of a travelling con man who is knocking on doors promising roof painting and roof restoration services, warns Attorn...

Court reforms working: Productivity Commission

By 30 January 2015

Simon Corbell says reforms to the ACT Courts have led to reduced waiting times in the Supreme Court and Coroner's Court, according to the Productivity Commission's Report on Government Services. The report showed changes implemented in the ACT’s courts have resulted in the ACT Supreme Court final...

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Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 21 December 2014
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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 w...

Emergency Services unite for bushfire arson warning

By 20 December 2014

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch is urging residents to be vigilant in reporting suspicious activity following several grass fires across the ACT in the past few weeks. ACT Fire & Rescue, the ACT Rural Fire Service, along with ACT Policing, see an increase in deliberately lit...

Don't forget the tree this Christmas...

By 20 December 2014
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RSPCA ACT have just had a delivery of fresh, beautiful Christmas Trees! Don't miss out on your tree this year, come down and visit us at 12 Kirkpatrick Street Weston ACT 261...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: A.BAKER, NewActon Pavillion

By 20 December 2014 4
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My day job sees me frequenting A.BAKER ... once ... more like twice a day. I am always experiencing food envy at 9am when I am waiting for my extra hot skinny latte. Eye-catching b...

Housefire in Amaroo

By 19 December 2014 2

Hi Readers, It appears that there was a house fire in Amaroo this morning on Rollston Cct. I wasn't able to grab an exact address as police cordoned off the street to public access. I noticed a thick black plume of smoke on the horizon and curiosity got the better of me so I followed the trail to...

Police gearing up for a Safe Summer

By 19 December 2014
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Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch and Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers yesterday launched ACT Policing’s 2014-15 Safe Summer campaign, urging the communit...

Canberra Centre Parking Machines - Out of Order

By 19 December 2014 8

When you consider how much the Canberra Centre must be earning from its paid parking in the city, I find it incredible that they seem incapable of keeping their money spinners in working order. I guarantee that on at least 50% of visits to the centre, one or more machines are not working.  I can...

Top 10 Canberra Experience Gifts

By 19 December 2014
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Instead of buying material presents, why not give the gift of an unforgettable experience this Christmas? There are so many great experiences Canberra has to offer, and the mem...

A Look Around Canberra: Calwell

By 19 December 2014 18
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Heading down the Monaro this week to check out the Tuggeranong suburb of Calwell. Like last week’s visit to McKellar, I’d never been to Calwell before (with the exception o...

Katy Gallagher Endorsed for the Senate

By 19 December 2014
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ACT Labor’s Administrative Committee last night endorsed Katy Gallagher to replace Senator Kate Lundy as the Labor Senator for the ACT. “At the close of nominations, our...

Jobs for the Boys - Take that Zedley!

By 19 December 2014 12
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So, let’s get this right? The Labor Party, particularly in NSW, wrote the rulebook around jobs for the boys. For rewarding faithful servants of the cause with sinecures over...

Fail to stop leads to drug seizure

By 19 December 2014
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ACT Policing has seized a vehicle and a small amount of illicit drugs after a driver failed to stop the car as directed in Gordon during the early hours of Wednesday morning (D...

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