Rudi Lammers, Joy Burch and Brad Watts

Joy Burch and the Police warn against overdoing the Christmas cheer

JOY Burch and Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers have launched ACT Policing’s 2014-15 Safe Summer campaign, urging the community to enjoy the festive season responsibly. “The summer period is a busy time for everyone, with Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve celebrations, and upcoming events which attract large crowds, such as Summernats, Australia Day and […]

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Shane gets a smooch from a pooch, and reminds us they’re for life not for Christmas

SHANE Rattenbury is asking Canberrans looking at purchasing dogs as Christmas presents to think very carefully about their decision. “Sadly, many dogs that are given as Christmas gifts will end up at the Domestic Animal Services Shelter because people do not understand the responsibilities of having a dog,” Shane said. “Caring for a dog is […]

$21 million to give Canberrans skills

JOY Burch has launched Skilled Capital, a new $21 million training initiative that will respond to industry identified skills needs. “Skilled Capital will provide all Canberrans with the opportunity to upskill through access to high quality training in areas of identified skills needs,” Joy said. “Canberra needs more workers in areas such as early childhood […]

Disqualified spitter on Isabella Drive

A 21-year-old man from NSW will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Thursday, 18 December) charged with common assault and driving whilst disqualified after an incident in Tuggeranong on Monday (December 15). Police will allege that the victim had been driving his car on Isabella Drive on Monday evening around 8.30pm when a vehicle in […]

Stuart Heddle

Video / The search for Stuart Heddle intensifies

SES staff and police officers have searched bushland looking for Stuart Heddle near the Delta Force Paintball Centre, Monaro Highway, Gilmore. Earlier in the day, Stuart’s wife, Jenny and brother Ian, made an emotional plea for Stuart to come home. Detective Senior Constable Paul Reynolds also addressed the media about the investigation. Detective Senior Constable […]

Controlled burn along Ginninderra Creek

ACT Parks and Conservation Service is advising the public that, weather permitting, a controlled burn will be conducted tomorrow, Thursday 17 December 2014. The burn will occur on two small plots adjacent to Croke Place and William Webb Drive, near Ginninderra Creek. The aim of the project is to confirm that mowing and burning management […]

Man Haron Monis’ poison letters split the High Court and laid bare a flaw in the system

By Jeremy Gans, University of Melbourne THIS week’s hostage tragedy in Sydney’s Lindt Cafe will cast a long shadow. It will force us to rethink our readiness for emergencies and the adequacy of our criminal justice system. There has already been debate about NSW’s bail laws, in light of the fact that the hostage taker […]

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This week in beer… brews for the summer

SUMMER has arrived and what better way to enjoy summer than with a few nice, cold beers. Conventional wisdom generally suggests that on these hot summer days, it’s worthwhile to drink easier to drink, lighter flavoured beers, such as lagers, pilsners and wheat beers. However, this craft beer lover feels you shouldn’t discount other styles […]

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