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Pellet gun seized in Banks

ACT Policing will summons a 25-year-old man to face the ACT Magistrates Court after an incident involving a ‘BB’ gun yesterday afternoon (7 July). About 1.20pm, police received a report that a man driving a green Holden Frontera in Phillip was in possession of a firearm. Police responded and later located the vehicle of interest […]

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Liberals ask why smoking is being banned at the prison while a needle exchange is installed

ANDREW Wall says the Barr government should be condemned for its contradictory priorities at Canberra’s jail. “The government is planning to ban smoking yet still wants to push ahead with a needle and syringe program (NSP) at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC),” Andrew said. “The contradiction is ridiculous. “Shane Rattenbury clearly has his priorities wrong […]


Page siege ends with arrest of Kambah man

ACT Policing has arrested a 27-year-old Kambah man following a negotiated surrender in Page this afternoon (7 July). About 12pm, ACT Policing responded to an incident in Page involving a man located within a house. As a result, areas of Petterd Street, Page, were closed down. The ACT Policing response, along with members of AFP […]


Reserves re-open as the cull comes to an end

The ACT Government wishes to advises that the following reserves and nature parks have re-opened to the public following the completion of the kangaroo cull. Callum Brae Nature Reserve, Crace Nature Reserve, Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve (and adjacent unleased territory land), Gungaderra Nature Reserve, Kama Nature Reserve, Mount Painter Nature Reserve, Mulanggari Nature Reserve, The Pinnacle […]

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Your chance to join a Capital Metro reference group!

SIMON Corbell says people interested in becoming members of a community or business reference group for the Capital Metro project are now able to nominate for the position. “Establishment of the Capital Metro reference groups provides a great opportunity for community and business leaders along the light rail corridor to get involved with the project […]

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Eight new cameras to make the Crawford Street taxi rank safe

QUEANBEYAN Mayor Tim Overall says eight new CCTV cameras were made operational last Friday to improve safety at the Crawford St taxi rank. “The installation and commissioning of these new CCTV cameras in Queanbeyan’s CBD will help increase safety for taxi passengers, drivers and the general public,” Tim said. “In applying for the funding, Queanbeyan […]


Follow the money / the difficult path to political donation reform

Marian Sawer, Australian National University REVELATIONS of mafia-linked donations to the Liberal Party have once again prompted calls to reform Australia’s extraordinarily lax system of political finance regulation. Former Liberal leader John Hewson said the only way to guarantee transparency is to ban all corporate or union donations, to limit individual donations to A$1000 and […]


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