Fluffy-ites taking up the deal

ANDREW Barr is letting us know 15 houses have been purchased and more than 200 homeowners have accepted the offer made by the ACT Government to purchase their home through the ‘Mr Fluffy’ Buyback Program. The Buyback Program is part of the ACT Government’s Loose Fill Asbestos Eradication Scheme which will see the legacy issue […]

Autistic man lured to Chisholm mugging

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Chisholm yesterday (Monday, January 26). Between 3.30am and 4.10am, an autistic man attended the Chisholm shops car park, after receiving a phone call from an unknown person asking him to meet them there. On arrival, the man was approach by two men and two women […]

Grattan / The central question this political year will be whether Abbott is up to the prime minister’s job

By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra TONY Abbott’s “captain’s pick” of Prince Philip for a knighthood – on Australia Day, and when he says the government should consult more – suggests the Prime Minister’s head is in some very strange place. There is no credible, rational explanation. If Abbott was travelling strongly, one might write […]

Car fires to the north and south

ACT Fire & Rescue are on scene at two car fires, one in Canberra’s south and the other in Canberra’s north. The first in Narrabundah was next to a building near the oval on Kyeema Street. The second in Hawker was next to a lightpole at Andado Place. ActewAGL are providing assistance to crews. There […]

Aggravated robbery at the Kambah Caltex

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses who may have attended the Caltex Service Station in Kambah last night (Sunday 25 January). Just before 11.30pm, a man entered the service station on O’Halloran Circuit armed with a knife demanding cash and tobacco. The man had chocked open the sliding door while waiting for the attendant to […]

ACT honours / Stephen gets a gong

AUSTRALIAN ambassador to France and former official secretary to a succession of governors-general, Stephen Brady, has been appointed an officer in the Order of Australia in the latest Australia Day honours. Mr Brady was recognised for his “distinguished service to successive Australian Governments, to international relations through senior diplomatic roles, to the fostering of security, […]

Women dominate Australia Day awards

WOMEN have dominated the Australian of the Year Awards for the first time securing the top honour in all four award categories – 2015 Australian of the Year, 2015 Young Australian of the Year, 2015 Senior Australian of the Year and 2015 Australia’s Local Hero. Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the awards and presented the […]


Have you seen Michael McDonald?

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 41-year-old man, Michael McDonald. Michael was last seen at 12.15pm when he left home for an appointment. Michael did not make that appointment and police hold concerns for his welfare. Michael is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 180cm (5’11”) tall with a […]


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