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David Eastman seeking $18 million in compensation for wrongful imprisonment News

Lachlan Roberts 3 October 2019 6
David Harold Eastman is seeking at least $18 million in compensation from the ACT Government for his wrongful imprisonment, the ACT Supreme Court heard today. Mr Eastman spent 19 years in prison for the 1989 murder of Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester, before he was found not guilty of the...

ACT ordered to pay over $7 million in compensation to David Eastman News

Lachlan Roberts and Ian Bushnell 14 October 2019 1
The ACT Government has been ordered to pay David Harold Eastman more than $7 million in compensation for his wrongful imprisonment for the murder of Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester. Justice Michael Elkaim found that Mr Eastman was owed $7,020,000 plus costs after he spent 19 years in prison for...

ACT Government won’t appeal Eastman compensation News

Ian Bushnell 15 October 2019
The David Eastman saga is now officially over after the ACT Government announced that it would not be appealing the awarding of more than $7 million compensation to the former public servant for being falsely imprisoned for the murder of AFP senior officer Colin Winchester. Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay said that...

David Pocock: influential on and off the field Sport

Tim Gavel 3 July 2020 3
At 32 years of age, David Pocock continues to be a presence, whether it be putting his body on the line on the field or through his commitment to social and environmental issues. As he contemplates whether to continue playing, his focus could soon become more defined as he nears...

Absolutely Bleeding Green: David’s labour of love writing the history of the Raiders Sport

Tim Gavel 29 November 2019 2
In a Charnwood cafe three years ago, Dr David Headon met with former Raiders chairman, John McIntyre. They were there to discuss the writing of a history of the Raiders Club. With over 30 years' involvement with the Raiders as secretary and chairman, John McIntyre was well placed to provide...

Vale David ‘Chook’ Howell: the Cherrypicker who stole Newcastle’s heart Sport

Edwina Mason 2 May 2020
If there was a man to be feared on the football field back in the 70s it was David “Chook” Howell. Howell was tough in a time when the fight for premierships was a hand-on-heart backyard turf war, where players worked by day, lived by one set of colours and...

The capital market with David Robertson News

Canberra Community Bank 20 August 2019
Each quarter, David Robertson, Head of Economic and Market Research for Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, keeps us updated on the state of the ACT economy with a quarterly market update drawing on statistics from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and Real Estate Industry of...

Eastman trial: Jury unable to agree on verdict News

Ian Bushnell 19 November 2018 1
The prospect of a hung jury is looming in the Eastman murder trial, with the trial judge sending the five women and seven men home early after hearing that they were unable to come to a unanimous verdict. David Harold Eastman is being tried in the ACT Supreme Court for...

The capital market with David Robertson Business

Each quarter, David Robertson, Head of Economic and Market Research for Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, keeps us updated on the state of the ACT economy with a quarterly market update drawing on statistics from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and Real Estate Industry of...

Can rooftop solar on public housing bridge the energy divide? Opinion

Ian Bushnell 6 January 2020 30
New public housing properties may offer six-star energy efficiency and split-system air conditioners but rooftop solar that might allow tenants to use them without fear of bill shock is not part of the package. While 100 per cent of the ACT's electricity will be sourced from renewable sources from January...

Will we ever know who killed Colin Winchester? Opinion

Genevieve Jacobs 22 November 2018 7
One of the longest and costliest legal sagas in the ACT, indeed Australian, legal history has come to an end with a not guilty verdict for David Eastman in the Supreme Court. But it seems more unlikely than ever that we'll discover who murdered Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester in a...

‘Another day of mourning’ for Winchester family after Eastman found not guilty News

Ian Bushnell 22 November 2018 20
David Harold Eastman has been found not guilty by an ACT Supreme Court jury of the 1989 shooting murder of Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester, devastating the Winchester family but bringing relief to those who believe that justice has finally been done. The jury had been deliberating on a verdict...

Probing the polls: COVID-19 news divides us, but are new police assault laws tough enough? News

Genevieve Jacobs 27 May 2020 5
The COVID-19 crisis has been the biggest news story in the world for months now, but RiotACT readers are divided on how much more news they can bear. Amid several research projects into major news consumption and what you believe, we asked whether you are consuming more or less news...

The capital market with David Robertson News

Canberra Community Bank 15 February 2019
Each quarter, David Robertson, Head of Economic and Market Research for Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, keeps us updated on the state of the ACT economy with a quarterly market update drawing on statistics from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and Real Estate Industry of...

Chief’s proposal for MLAs communication budget divides chamber News

Lachlan Roberts 27 October 2019 10
The ACT Government wants to re-introduce a dedicated communications budget for local MLAs, but the move has been met with fierce opposition from the ACT Greens who believe the new budget will help Labor get a leg up in the 2020 ACT Election. Chief Minister Andrew Barr tabled the bill...

Skywhale opinions are evenly divided ahead of the balloon’s return next year News

Genevieve Jacobs 28 October 2019 5
While locals expressed everything from burning passion to utter hatred for Skywhale when her return was announced recently, it appears that RiotACT readers are quite evenly divided on the anthropomorphic balloon's value. The many-breasted marine mammal caused a sensation when first launched for the 2013 centenary celebrations, both for her...

Batemans Bay’s David Degning released from Villawood and home News

Ian Campbell 2 May 2019
Batemans Bay man David Degning is home after being released from the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre by the Federal Court of Australia. Mr Degning has been locked up since January 2018 and was slated for deportation by the Federal Government after Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton cancelled his visa. But yesterday...

David Gist wears his coolest ties to show the world where his heart is Community

Lachlan Roberts 3 July 2019
One Saturday night in April, six years ago, Canberran David Gist experienced what he thought was a bad case of heartburn as a result of too much fast food in the previous days. So he rummaged through the kitchen pantry, looking for antacids to relieve the pain. When his search...

Harden author’s focus on city-bush divide up for major literary prize Community

Genevieve Jacobs 25 September 2019 5
Author and journalist Gabrielle Chan has been shortlisted in the Prime Minister's literary awards non-fiction category for her book about Harden Murrumburrah, Rusted Off. Chan, who writes for The Guardian from the Parliamentary Press Gallery and is married to a farmer on the South West Slopes, uses a hyper-local focus on her...

The capital market with David Robertson News

Canberra Community Bank 15 November 2018
Each quarter, David Robertson, Head of Economic and Market Research for Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, keeps us updated on the state of the ACT economy with a quarterly market update drawing on statistics from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and Real Estate Industry of...

Probing the polls: Divided opinions on vegan canteen options, anger over parking fines News

Genevieve Jacobs 2 September 2019 11
While there were plenty of acerbic comments over whether vegan food options should be included in Canberra school canteen menus, it seems that opinions among RiotACT readers are in fact pretty evenly divided on the subject. In last week's poll, we asked whether you thought that the proposal had merit....

The capital market with David Robertson News

Canberra Community Bank 21 August 2018
Each quarter, David Robertson, Head of Economic and Market Research for Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, keeps us updated on the state of the ACT economy with a quarterly market update drawing on statistics from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and Real Estate Industry of...

Getting on David Eastman’s guest list News

Peter Clack 25 August 2014 11
Exactly who is on that list of people David Harold Eastman must not approach as part of his bail conditions - as he awaits a decision about a new trial for the murder of Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester? Am I on it? Are you? There are 241 names on his...

David Eastman’s murder conviction quashed News

Canfan 22 August 2014 21
David Eastman is set to be released from prison after his murder conviction was quashed in the supreme court today. The Director of Public Prosecutions must now decide whether Eastman will be hauled back before a jury for another trial. Holding an effective retrial could prove near impossible as witnesses...

ALP preselections: David Smith for Bean, boilover in Canberra News

Ian Bushnell 2 September 2018 7
Senator David Smith has completed a deft pivot to contest the House of Representatives but the boilover of Saturday night's ALP preselections count was Alicia Payne's victory in the new central seat of Canberra. Ms Payne, an Independent and most recently the former chief of staff to shadow families and...

Gastropub plan deepens Molonglo divide as Coombs settles for pop-up cafe News

Ian Bushnell 11 February 2019 6
Coombs to get a KFC, Denman Prospect a gastropub - that's the growing perception of the Molonglo Valley divide that's leaving Coombs and Wright residents perplexed and frustrated. The ACT Government seems to have acknowledged the area's plight with news that a pop-up cafe is to be trialled this month,...

David Eastman: guilty until proven innocent News

Peter Clack 27 May 2014 27
It is now more than 25 years since Australian Federal Police Commissioner Colin Stanley Winchester was shot and killed as he arrived home from work at 9.15 pm on Tuesday 10 January 1989. After a protracted police investigation and a trial that lasted 85 days, David Harold Eastman (now aged...

ALP preselections: David Smith jumps at Bean with Brodtmann out of running News

Ian Bushnell 14 August 2018 3
Labor Senator David Smith will nominate for preselection in the new southern ACT seat of Bean in the wake of Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann's decision not to run and retire from politics at the next election. Senator Smith, who replaced Katy Gallagher when the High Court booted her out of...

Batemans Bay’s David Degning spends another weekend in Immigration detention News

Ian Campbell 5 August 2018 1
Batemans Bay's David Degning is spending another weekend in the Villawood Detention Centre in Sydney, with the Federal Court set to decide his future in Australia on Tuesday (August 7). Mr Degning arrived in Australia from the United Kingdom at the age of seven in 1968 as a 'Ten Pound...

Batemans Bay’s David Degning ‘devastated’ after losing appeal; deportation awaits News

Ian Campbell 7 August 2018 7
Freedom for David Degning has stalled with his appeal against deportation back to the United Kingdom rejected today by Justice Alan Roberston in the Federal Court. The father and grandfather from Batemans Bay will stay in the Villawood Detention Centre in Sydney for the time being. His lawyer, Stephen Blanks says Mr...

Batemans Bay’s David Degning highlights a bigger issue Opinion

Ian Campbell 28 April 2018 7
A report that Batemans Bay grandfather David Degning has a more serious criminal history than was first reported here comes with mixed feelings for me. In the midst of Anzac Day, News.com.au pointed to a suspended prison sentence Mr Degning received for a sex offence. "His serious offence dates from 2012 and...

David Pocock ruled out of the ‘most important game’ of the season Sport

Lachlan Roberts 11 May 2018
David Pocock has been ruled out of the Brumbies "most important game" of the year against the Melbourne Rebels in a pivotal Australian derby clash at GIO Stadium. Pocock is still recovering from a calf injury so Dan McKellar decided not to risk his star flanker before the Brumbies prepare...

High Court declares David Smith winner of Senate recount News

Ian Bushnell 23 May 2018 2
The ACT Director of Professionals Australia, David Smith, has been confirmed as the ACT's new Labor Senator to replace Katy Gallagher, who was thrown out of the Senate by the High Court for being a British citizen at the time of the 2016 election. At a hearing in Brisbane today, the High Court...

Eastman retrial to go ahead from July 2017 News

Charlotte 2 December 2016 6
David Eastman will face a new trial over the 1989 killing of Australian Federal Police (AFP) Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester, the ABC reports. The ACT Court of Appeal has thrown out Eastman’s most recent appeal and a new trial is scheduled to start in July next year. The former public...
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