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Police seek witnesses to ram raid in Calwell

By 29 April 2016

Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary at the Calwell Shopping Centre early on Friday. Officers attended the Calwell Shopping Centre at about 5.45am after ...

Smart parking trial begins in Manuka

By 29 April 2016 1
ACT parking pic

Smart parking technology has been introduced in the busy retail precinct of Manuka. The 12-month trial is designed to help ease traffic congestion and travel time by using r...

Mariners and Phoenix to clash in Canberra

By 29 April 2016
Wellington mayor and Andrew Barr (2)

Canberra will host an A-League match between Central Coast Mariners and Wellington Phoenix later this year. The clash at GIO Stadium is likely to take place in November in...

Police welcome 20 new officers to ranks

By 29 April 2016
ACT police graduates

ACT Policing has welcomed 20 new officers to its ranks following an attestation ceremony at the Australian Federal Police headquarters in Barton on Friday. In the first atte...

#BringThemHere snap protest in Braddon today

By 29 April 2016 3
Gillian Triggs

An unaffiliated group of Canberra citizens has organized a snap action protest at 12.30pm today outside the Department of Immigration & Border Protection in Braddon to call on th...

ACT to target 100% renewable power by 2020

By 29 April 2016 16
Simon Corbell

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. ...

Giralang man, 20, arrested over carjacking attempt, hold-ups at Melba

By 29 April 2016
Police wrap

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 W...

Man extradited to NSW over alleged murder of partner

By 28 April 2016
ACT Magistrates Court

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, appe...

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Bossing the media - Stanhope style

By 21 May 2009 51

[First filed: May 20, 2009 @ 12:17] The Liberals have come into the possession of a very interesting email and have kindly put together some supporting documentation which they have punted on, we assume not just to us here in the RiotACT bunker. Keep an eye out for who picks up on this, who d...

Holiday Drama Workshops for ages 7-12 at Canberra Youth Theatre!

By 21 May 2009

WARM UP AT CANBERRA YOUTH THEATRE THIS WINTER! The school holidays are fast approaching and Canberra Youth Theatre is getting ready to run two fantastic drama workshops for young people aged 7-12. The workshops are daily from 10am-3pm in our theatre at Gorman House Arts Centre, they will be packe...

Pet owners being discriminated against?

By 21 May 2009 22

I have just stumbled across an earlier post about companion animals in rental accommodation and think it is about time something was seriously done about this issue. I am a Veterinary Surgeon and have been renting for a number of years. For years I have been desperate to start a "dog" family but ...

Police Wrap - 20 May

By 20 May 2009 4

1. It was easier when they could just buy the Sudafed: ACT Policing has released a facefit of the offender involved in the armed robbery at the Brindabella Pharmacy in Garran on Sunday (May 17). The male offender entered the pharmacy around 10.40am and threatened staff with a knife before...

Hancock Basement launching vinyl next Thursday at Transit

By 20 May 2009 8

Canberra's Hancock Basement are taking the unusual (for a local band) step of releasing a 7" vinyl record. (The things your parents used for music before CDs). To that end they're having a launch party with a huge lineup next Thursday night at the Transit Bar (Akuna St, Civic). Entry is free. ...

Oakey Hill feels the flames

By 20 May 2009

TAMS warns that hazard reduction burns are going to take place on the Oakey Hill Nature Reserve. Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort will be made to conduct the burn in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke in the area. ACT Health advises that people with asthma...

Young and Restless - Live at Transit - Police Police

By 20 May 2009

Canberra's most successful musical export of recent years have been Young and Restless. Youtube's just produced this gem posted by "wesfahey" with the following note: Police Police Young & Restless Live at the Transit Bar, Canberra. Filmed by CSU TV 19/9/2008. The crowd looks like they ...

Massage, preferably southside

By 20 May 2009 24

I am having a lot of trouble with stiff neck and shoulders and am after a massage (genuine), preferably southside. My last masseuse has retired due to arthritis in the hands.  I usually prefer to go to  people working from home, as they are generally cheaperand provide a more personalised s...

Images of Canberra - Turning leaves and sunshine

By 20 May 2009 7

[First filed: May 20, 2009 @ 10:25] Here's one that Timur took recently and sent in. On a cold gray day with winter sinking its teeth in there's no harm in remembering that the sun will come out again (eventually). Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to i...

Greens to have another go at gay weddings

By 20 May 2009 33

The Canberra Times informs us that the Greens are going to try legislate a "ceremonial aspect" for gay and lesbian civil unions. One can only suspect they're doing this to present the spectacle of the Labor government at the commonwealth level giving it the kibosh, with possible bonus stupid stat...

Drink driving to further fund the Canberra Times?

By 20 May 2009 27

The ABC has the happy news that Jon Stanhope is thinking about ways to turn the rising drink driving arrest rate into another Government advertising opportunity: Chief Minister Jon Stanhope says he is considering publishing the names of drink drivers on a government website or in a Canberra Time...

Local innovators get some moolah

By 20 May 2009

The Chiefly Stanhope has announced the winners of the appallingly named ICon grant program. GPT Designs, a Canberra-based high-tech manufacturer of audio equipment for the hearing impaired, was awarded $40,000 towards the development of a large drive induction loop amplifier to assist the hearin...

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