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ACT agrees to a national guns register

THE ACT has made an agreement with other jurisdictions to better address gun crime by developing a national firearms registry and a national ballistics identification network. Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell made the agreement at the Standing Council of Police and Emergency Management meeting in Melbourne today. “While the ACT does not see some […]

Key figureheads to tackle food safety

KEY industry bodies will meet every month for a forum that will work towards a collaborative approach to food safety in Canberra. The announcement of the new forum follows a meeting yesterday between senior officials from the Health Directorate and representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and ClubsACT to discuss food safety in the region. […]

Teen faces sex charges

A 19-year-old Belconnen man will face court this morning on sexual assault charges against a girl under the age of 16. Police will allege the offence occurred between February and March, 2011, when the girl was aged 13. The man was interviewed by detectives from the Criminal Investigations Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Team. He was […]

Woman attacked in courtyard

A WOMAN was last night attacked in the courtyard of her home in Kingston. About 10.15pm, the 30-year-old woman had walked into her courtyard, which backs onto Eyre Street, when she was confronted by two men. One of the men assaulted the woman and then both men jumped the courtyard fence and fled. Police said […]

Search made easy for rare plants

INFORMATION on native and introduced plants growing wild in the ACT is now more readily available through the recently updated plant census. The “Census of Vascular plants, Hornworts, Liverworts and Slime Moulds of the Australian Capital Territory”, which is now available online, was a combination of work of the Territory and Municipal Services and the Australian […]

Serial burglar caught at Downer hotel

A MAN, who has outstanding arrest warrants for offences in NSW and WA, was arrested in the ACT yesterday for a series of burglaries across Canberra. Police suspect the man burgled more than 25 properties in Canberra. About 12.30pm yesterday, police caught the 28-year-old man after receiving information that he was at a hotel in Downer. […]

Libs request Ombudsman review of Speaker

LIBERAL MLA Alistair Coe (pictured) has written to the ACT Ombudsman requesting a review into the practices and decisions made by the Speakers’ Office after yesterday’s decision from Speaker Shane Rattenbury that the Canberra Liberals pay back public funds used to produce “anti-Labor” pamphlets. The pamphlets, from Liberal MLAs Alistair Coe and Vicki Dunne, were […]

Blooms that celebrate winter

AS we pass through the winter solstice (June 21), in gardening terms, it is now a downhill run to spring. However, there are still plenty of plants that flower in winter, especially our Australian plants. Going for an early morning walk around the Botanic Gardens, I had not gone more than 50 metres without seeing […]

Dribbling thief robs woman

A WOMAN was robbed in Glebe Park yesterday afternoon by a man armed with a knife. About 5.20pm the woman walked through Glebe Park towards the gate at the intersection of Coranderrk and Amaroo Streets, in Reird when she was approached by the man. She handed over a sum of cash, the man turned and […]

May the Force be with us

THE rumours surrounding a possible move by Wallabies’ skipper David Pocock from the Western Force to the Brumbies won’t go away. Pocock has put his future on hold while in camp with the Wallabies, but it hasn’t stopped talk that he is considering a move. There is a perception that Pocock has a strong belief […]

Playground gets $50k Centenary boost

KIDS will benefit from the last round of community grant funding from the Centenary of Canberra, with an allocation of $50,000 for the Boundless National Children’s Playground. The project, to be constructed in the Parliamentary Triangle, is an initiative driven by Canberra-based public servants working in a voluntary capacity and with the support of the private […]