Cyclist killed on Uriarra Road

ACT Policing is responding to a road fatality involving a single cyclist on Uriarra Road, Coree ACT, this afternoon (April 1). The 69-year-old cyclist from Barton died after he fell from his bicycle on Uriarra Road, about 2pm. ACT Ambulance Service attended and provided the man with medical treatment before he was pronounced dead on […]

ACT building approvals going backwards while the nation surges forward

THE Property Council ACT’s Executive Director Catherine Carter says building approvals in the ACT have fallen over the past 12 months according to the latest data released today from the ABS. “Nationally, the latest ABS Building Approvals data shows a significant improvement on last month’s record-breaking results with 205,796 new dwellings approved in seasonally adjusted […]

Canberra Confidential / Turning the theatre inside out

CANBERRA Theatre is to be transformed into the round next month when “Le Noir – the Dark Side of Cirque’s” world tour makes it to town. The theatre promises that the transformation will give “audiences an exhilarating 360-degree view of the show”, though CC isn’t sure that’s physically possible. No matter, the audience will find […]

Grattan / Expelling Martin Ferguson would be a bad look for Labor

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra BILL Shorten should resist the witch-hunt against former ALP minister Martin Ferguson over his attacks on NSW Labor’s anti-privatisation campaign. The idea that the Labor Party should expel Ferguson – which is now to be considered – is dumb. Many Labor members, and particularly union members, are deeply angry with […]

The long arm of ACT policing reaches to Perth

MEMBERS from ACT Policing and the AFP Specialist Response Group travelled to Perth on Sunday (March 29) for the extradition of a 26-year-old man. The alleged offender was wanted in the ACT on numerous offences including aggravated burglary, possessing an offensive weapon and a number of serious offences of violence. An application for the alleged […]

Alleged Belconnen car thieves nabbed

ACT Policing executed simultaneous search warrants yesterday (March 31), arrested two males and one male youth and will summons two more in relation to multiple break-ins and thefts from motor vehicles across the Belconnen area over the past month. Two warrants were executed in Belconnen and one in Macgregor yesterday which resulted in the seizure […]

Bushfire season ends tonight

THE ACT Emergency Services Agency Commissioner Dominic Lane has announced that the official 2014/2015 bushfire season for the ACT will conclude tonight, 31 March, 2015 at 11.59pm. Since the bushfire season commenced on 1 October 2014, a total of two Total Fire Ban days were declared. During the bushfire season up to today, 31 March, […]


ACTEW Water conducting a burn on Mt Stromlo

THE ACT Rural Fire Service, on behalf of ACTEW Water, will conduct a hazard reduction burn at the Mt. Stromlo Water Treatment Plant tomorrow as part of their Bushfire Operational Plan. The burn will eliminate the build-up of bushfire fuel surrounding the site to a manageable level, reducing the threat of wildfire impacting the water […]

A friend for Captain Cook – ‘Portrait of William Bligh’

CAPTAIN James Cook has a friend at the National Portrait Gallery from today with the unveiling of a new acquisition, “Portrait of William Bligh, in master’s uniform” c. 1776 by John Webber. Described by the gallery as “an exciting new acquisition of irrefutable importance to all Australians, the work will give Australians the chance to […]

Barr’s plan for business

AS part of ANDREW BARR’s speech to the Canberra Business Chamber 2015 ‘State of the Territory’ Luncheon at the National Press Club he has outlined plans to establish a Small Business Research Partnerships Program which will see a proportion of government procurement funds allocated to working with our innovative local businesses. “The program will allow […]


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