Second alleged ram raider to face court

An 18-year-old Macgregor man will face court today (Friday, April 17) where he will be charged for multiple burglaries, including two ram raid incidents, across Canberra last month. Between 5am and 6am on Friday March 27, an offender gained entry to six businesses in Ainslie and Fyshwick, including a newsagency, baby store and pet store. […]

M16 calls for exhibiting artists

CURATORS and individual artists from Canberra, interstate and overseas are encouraged to submit proposals for consideration for the 2016 gallery program across M16’s three gallery spaces. M16, housed in the expansive space at 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith that used to be the old Griffith Library, is planning for an ‘innovative and contemporary’ exhibition program’ in […]

Corin Forest burn

A private landholder will this afternoon conduct a small hazard reduction burn at Corin Forest Mountain Resort at Corin Road, Tidbinbilla Range. One pile of vegetation is expected to burn until this evening. Some smoke may be visible in parts of the ACT from this small burn. 3:07 PM

Felicity West

Canberra’s Felicity West wins prestigious scholarship to Gallipoli

CANBERRA’S Australian Air Force Cadet Flight Sergeant Felicity West, aged 16, has been selected to take part in the Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli. Felicity has been presented with the prestigious Eleanore Tibble Memorial Pilgrimage Scholarship for 2015. The scholarship sponsors an AAFC Cadet to travel with the Australian Defence Force contingent to Gallipoli to […]

Fighting breaks out over light rail cancellation costs

SIMON Corbell says the Canberra Liberals’ threats to cancel the Capital Metro project if elected will cost ACT taxpayers potentially hundreds of millions of dollars and put at risk thousands of jobs. “The Canberra Liberals’ threats will see costs of potentially hundreds of millions of dollars for no return,” Simon said. “Alistair Coe is promising […]

Economists line up in the Financial Review to throw rocks at Canberra’s light rail

CANBERRA’S Capital Metro plans are gaining national attention with the Australian Financial Review recruiting a conga line of economists and public policy experts (click the top link) to cast doubt on the merits of the project. ANU Crawford School of Public Policy adjunct associate professor Leo Dobes said there was a “disturbing lack of facts […]

Crime statistics just keep getting better

ACT Policing’s newest quarterly crime statistics reveal a 4.3 per cent drop in crime reports across Canberra over the previous 12 months, with Gungahlin displaying the largest reduction. The March quarter 2015 statistics released on the ACT Policing Crime Statistics webpage today reveal that total reports of crime were down 7.1 per cent across the […]

17 cars smashed up in South Canberra

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to multiple incidents of vehicle damage and theft that occurred in Mawson, Farrer and Isaacs between Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 April. Police have received 17 reports of incidents concerning vehicles around the suburbs within a 2.5km radius. Multiple vehicles were broken into, with a number of items stolen including […]

Canberra Confidential / Fashion with an uppercut

IN possibly a world first, boxing gloves will make their debut on a catwalk when local designer Red Corner launches its new range of boxing accoutrements at Canberra’s awfully fashionable Fashfest on May 15. “It’s not such a stretch when you realise how fashion-forward this Canberra company is with its new selection of anything-but-boring boxing […]

Liberals threaten to tear up light rail contracts if elected

ALISTAIR Coe says the Victorian Labor Government has set an important precedent for cancelling any contract signed by ACT Labor regarding light rail. “Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews today announced that the signed contracts with the successful East West Link Consortium would be cancelled with a 3 percent penalty of the total contract price,” Alisair said. […]

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