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Helicopters to patrol electricity network in Canberra News

Michael Weaver 3 February 2020 17
While Canberrans adjust to the regular patrols of helicopters and aircraft travelling to and from the fire ground of the Orroral Valley fire, there will be another helicopter patrolling Canberra suburbs to assess how close vegetation is growing to powerlines. Energy supplier Evoenergy is patrolling ACT powerlines by air from today as...

Good news as Orroral Valley fire status downgraded to ‘patrol’ News

Michael Weaver 17 February 2020 6
"Due to significant rainfall across the fire ground, the status of the Orroral Valley Fire has changed to patrol." These are the words that everyone in the ACT wanted to hear, and today, the ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) said the fire is at a stage where firefighting resources are only required...

Petrol retailers blink after Barr ultimatum News

Dominic Giannini 4 May 2020 39
Petrol prices across Canberra have started to come down to around $1 a litre after Chief Minister Andrew Barr issued an ultimatum to large retailers who were not passing on savings to consumers. Mr Barr threatened to legislate a maximum retail margin for retailers in the territory after many refused...

Barr’s plan to ease Canberra’s pain at the petrol bowser News

Ian Bushnell 4 February 2020 6
A fuel price watchdog, attracting more independent operators and potentially extending the FuelCheck price monitoring scheme from NSW are part of a suite of measures announced by the ACT Government to increase competition in the Territory petrol market and ease motorists' pain at the bowser. The government says it will...

Costco fuels petrol demand with more pumps at Majura Park News

Michael Weaver 9 May 2020 33
With petrol in Canberra currently down to its lowest price in many years, one of the cheapest service stations in the ACT says it is adding more pumps to meet increased demand. Costco at Majura Park has long been one of the go-to service stations for the cheapest fuel in...

Barr pumped on petrol prices: now we’re the lowest Motoring

Ian Bushnell 19 May 2020 45
Chief Minister Andrew Barr is claiming victory over the fuel price gougers, citing new data showing Canberra has the lowest average petrol price in Australia. According to the Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP) Weekly Price report, the weekly unleaded average for the week ending 17 May for the ACT was 101.6...

ACT poverty rates show up at the petrol pump News

Genevieve Jacobs 8 May 2019 5
If you're looking for a measure of how wide the gap is between the haves and the have-nots in Canberra, Susan Helyar from the ACT Council of Social Services suggests that you have a look at the petrol pump. ACTCOSS has just released their annual snapshot of Canberrans who are...

Victims of crime to have say in parole decisions under new bill News

Dominic Giannini 3 July 2020
Victims of crime in the ACT will have access to more information about what is happening with their case, including how an investigation is progressing or when a perpetrator is coming up for parole, under new legislation introduced to the Legislative Assembly. ACT Victims of Crime Commissioner Heidi Yates has welcomed the...

Petrol taken from buses and local equipment for firefighting trucks: Royal Commission News

Dominic Giannini 28 June 2020
Petrol had to be taken from buses and local equipment to fuel firetrucks along the NSW South Coast during the Black Summer bushfires of 2019/2020 after electricity went out in the Eurobodalla Shire, the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements heard. Firefighting operations in the region were also impeded by...

Campaign to prevent sexual violence urges patrons to ‘Ask for Angela’ News

Michael Weaver 13 December 2019
Around 70 licensed venues in Civic and Braddon will be the first to take on a campaign where patrons who feel threatened by sexual violence can get help by using the phrase 'Ask for Angela'. The ACT branch of the Australian Hotels Association, in partnership with the ACT Government and...

Barr prepared to cap petrol prices if retailers don’t pass on savings News

Dominic Giannini 23 April 2020 50
The ACT Government is prepared to bring out the big stick against petrol companies in Canberra who continue to price gouge, with Chief Minister Andrew Barr indicating he would use special legislative powers to enforce a retail margin on operators. The Chief Minister has the power to determine the maximum...

The Best Payroll Services in Canberra Best of Canberra

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With so much government work in Canberra, it’s no surprise that contractor payroll services are an integral part of the local recruitment industry. And while many contractors depend on payroll services to get paid, not all payroll service providers are equal. The industry is largely unregulated, so choosing the wrong...

No one tells Amanda Palmer what to do, not even Amanda Palmer Lifestyle

Hayden Fritzlaff 18 November 2019
Amanda Palmer's latest album, There Will Be No Intermission, has two modes: respite and devastation. "That was actually a really beautiful mistake," she tells me by phone. We're discussing the musical interludes that lead in and out of each song on the record – the respite, if you will. "The original...

Canberra Day Trips: Escape the rat race and connect with nature at Narrawallee Motoring

Canberra Day Trips 19 January 2020
Narrawallee is a small area on the South Coast, tucked away near Milton and Mollymook. It has something for everyone, from bush to beach, surfing to cycling, and plenty in between. Surfers and body boarders can enjoy the waves, while the shallow, still waters of the nearby inlet are ideal...

Staff threatened with knife at Fyshwick petrol station Breaking

Lachlan Roberts 25 June 2019
A petrol station in Fyshwick has been robbed at knife-point after a man fled the scene on foot with a sum of cash on Monday night (24 June). Around 11:30 pm, a man entered the BP Service Station on Ipswich Street, Fyshwick and allegedly threatened a staff member with a...

Canberrans can access art in new ways with Art Weekends at the NGA Lifestyle

Hayden Fritzlaff 24 January 2020
The National Gallery of Australia is flinging open its doors from 5 pm tonight for the inaugural Art Weekend. It's a chance for visitors to connect with the national collection, even if they've felt uncomfortable stepping into an art gallery. Between artist talks, low sensory gallery sessions, tours and talks...

Curtin Coles ram raided Breaking

Dominic Giannini 19 March 2020 2
Coles at Curtin was ram raided in the early hours of Thursday morning (19 March) but the thieves left empty-handed after making a dash for cigarettes. Two people entered the store after a Toyota sedan reversed into the doors at around 4:10 am, shattering the glass panels and tearing the...

10-year-old Ethan collects bottles to raise money for Vinnies Night Patrol Community

Lachlan Roberts 25 July 2019 10
By turning trash into treasure, 10-year-old Ethan Caffery Caragh has donated $200 to Vinnies Night Patrol to help Canberra's homeless - and it's all thanks to his collection of recyclable bottles. Collecting over 2,000 bottles with the help of his grandmother, Ethan donated them for 10 cents each at the local...

Petrol stations banned from advertising ‘misleading’ discounted fuel prices News

Lachlan Roberts 26 August 2019 20
Petrol stations across the ACT have been banned from advertising discounted prices on their price boards under new laws to protect motorists from being misled at the pump. Starting from Monday (26 August), petrol stations are no longer allowed to advertise discounted prices on their price boards, including prices that...

Alleged thief charged after knife threat at Gungahlin petrol station Breaking

Lachlan Roberts 22 August 2019
Police have charged a 27-year-old Ngunnawal man with a number of offences after he stole tools and then allegedly threatened a man with a knife on Thursday morning (15 August). It is alleged the man stole tools from a ute parked outside a house in Taylor. When the owner of...

Get creative! Using art for wellness Community

Recently, there has been a lot written about how creating art can be used to improve mental health and wellbeing. Belconnen Community Service (BCS) registered arts therapist Su Hanfling works with children, young people and adults in the BCS art studios and has been heartened to see that creativity has flourished...

Clonakilla winery rates among the best Food & Wine

Edwina Mason 29 June 2020 2
For Clonakilla, one of the oldest wineries in the Canberra region, there has been a slight silver lining to the smoke- tainted cloud that has all but annihilated its 2020 vintage. The Murrumbateman winery has been listed at number four in The Real Review’s Top Wineries of Australia 2020. Considering...

Your guide to this weekend’s Art, Not Apart Festival Lifestyle

Hayden Fritzlaff 12 March 2020
Perhaps Canberra's best-loved contemporary arts festival, Art, Not Apart is getting ready to celebrate 10 years of boundary-pushing art. This year, the festival is all about turning a human lens on the issues we're grappling with in the world today. It's an open-ended concept, and more than 200 artists are...

Barr to blunt Liberals with own rates freeze News

Ian Bushnell 17 June 2020 35
Chief Minister Andrew Barr will take the wind out of the Opposition's sails on one of its major election policy planks by announcing the ACT Government's own rates freeze today as part of the COVID-19 recovery plan. In his online State of the Territory address to the Canberra Business Chamber...

Healing with the help of art Lifestyle

Emma Davidson 8 October 2019
When we think about finding works by Canberra’s internationally renowned visual artists, as well as emerging artists, The Canberra Hospital may not spring to mind. But with the support of the Canberra Hospital Foundation, an Arts in Health program is providing connections between people in the hospital and their local...

The art of compromise to find your happy place Property

Jo Thorpe 20 June 2020
Perfection is hard to come by when you’re looking for your dream home. You jot down your wish list and then, full of vim and vigour, start the search for your aspirational castle. The compromising starts with your first internet search. You’ve got 10 'must-haves' on your list but realise...

New compliance team to patrol suburbs and dangerous dogs are on its hit list News

Ian Bushnell 2 April 2019 28
A new roving compliance team being formed to police Canberra's suburbs will issue on-the-spot fines as part of a crackdown on offences such as illegal dumping, tree damage and dog control breaches. Minister for City Services Chris Steel said that over the next two months Transport Canberra and City Services...

Petrol prices drop but Chief Minister wants more pressure on service stations News

Lachlan Roberts 29 July 2019 17
A new report has found petrol prices have dropped in the ACT but Chief Minister Andrew Barr has vowed to keep the pressure on major petrol retailers to keep petrol prices in check. The average monthly retail petrol price in the ACT has reduced to be almost in-line with Sydney, the Independent...

Stats show employers still not ready for Single Touch Payroll Business

Rachel Ziv 3 May 2019 3
Following through on plans to digitise and simplify tax reporting obligations for Australian businesses, the ATO recently confirmed that Single Touch Payroll – a system that requires a business to send employee payroll information when it does a pay run – will apply to every business that employs staff from...

Event organisers sweat on arts ministers’ coronavirus meeting News

Ian Bushnell 17 March 2020
Event organisers and arts organisations will be looking to Thursday's meeting of the nation's arts ministers for certainty as music festivals, concerts and other performances continue to fall like dominos to the coronavirus containment measures. An ACT Government spokesperson said Minister for the Arts Gordon Ramsay will be meeting with...

#KnowMyName: Recognising Australian Women in art Lifestyle

Karyn Starmer 8 March 2020
Ask any Australian to name five Australian female artists and chances are they would struggle to name a single one. But Australia has many female artists of significance so it is recognition, or lack thereof, that is the issue. Naming women artists was recently recognised as a global problem, highlighted...

Creativity and camaraderie rise over a dead rat Community

John Thistleton 9 June 2019
Some women enjoy skinning a dead, four-legged, long-whiskered rat. Natalie Delaney-John has skinned plenty of rats and other dead animals. “Skinning is surprisingly beautiful and relaxing,” she says. The host of sold-out taxidermy workshops in rural NSW, Natalie and fellow creative artists connect women and men to other like-minded people...

104.7 a hit with listeners in latest radio ratings News

Michael Weaver 30 April 2020
The radio waves in Canberra continue to be dominated by the FM music stations despite the first ratings of 2020 including weeks saturated with events like bushfires and coronavirus. The first survey of the year, covering the period from 2 February to 28 March, saw Canberra FM station HIT 104.7...

Extra $1 million to keep arts organisations afloat News

Ian Bushnell 12 May 2020
Canberra’s arts organisations affected by the COVID-19 restrictions will benefit from a $1 million support package announced by the ACT Government. Minister for the Arts, Creative Industries and Cultural Events Gordon Ramsay said the extra money would help arts bodies weather the COVID-19 storm and save jobs in the industry....
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