Who is Canberra’s mysterious ‘secret prisoner’?

Author ROBERT MACKLIN finds himself drawn into murky, security intrigue as Canberra's "secret prisoner", an Australian soldier stripped by the government of his real name, takes on the Alexander Maconochie Centre in court. Who is this man and what is his story? 

St John’s new chief sees defibrillators everywhere

Bianca Russell is on a mission to make Canberra the safest place in Australia to have a cardiac arrest, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.

Smoke-looking haze is dust, says ACT ESA

The smoke-looking haze seen across Canberra is not smoke, says the ACT Emergency Services Agency, who is advising the community that there is no active grass or bush fires in the ACT. 

Canberra Theatre confirms new director

Canberra Theatre Centre has confirmed the appointment of Alex Budd as its new director about two weeks after "CityNews" arts editor Helen Musa reported the news. 

Hub gives support to migrants and refugees

A new service will deliver support services for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers settling in Canberra, according to Multicultural Affairs Minister Chris Steel. 

Burst water main closes Civic streets

The corner of University Avenue and London Circuit in Civic is closed after a burst water main damaged the road on Sunday (November 10) afternoon. 

Builders urge Ramsay to release ‘conflict’ opinion

The ACT government’s latest building industry reform will cause unnecessary harm to the territory’s many quality builders, says Master Builders ACT.

ACT ESA commissioner announces total fire ban

Following Bureau of Meteorology weather predictions of dry conditions and strong, gusty winds for tomorrow (November 12), the ACT Emergency Services Agency commissioner, Georgeina Whelan, has declared a total fire ban for the whole of the ACT.

Chinese developer stumps up for Soldier On

Chinese-born Australian property developer will donate $500,000 to the national not-for-profit organisation Soldier On.

Driver alert: Main road closed by gas leak

Gas leak closes the northern end of Eastern Valley Way, which will be closed for some time and the Emergency Services say to avoid the area.

Queanbeyan parks take the national flags

Two Queanbeyan parks have achieved national and international recognition at the recent Parks and Leisure Australia National Awards of Excellence.

Crash causes ‘significant’ delays in Fyshwick

A crash at the the intersection of Dalby Street and Canberra Avenue in Fyshwick have causes significant delays to traffic, according to the ACT ESA. 

UPDATED: Have you seen Glen?

Police, late last night (November 8), reported that Glen McDonald, missing for two weeks, had been found safe and well. 

ACT firefighters take on deadly blaze in Port Macquarie

Sixteen ACT firefighters are on the front line helping to fight the massive NSW bushfires in the Port Macquarie region.

Ice dealers arrested in Queanbeyan

Four people, a teenager and three women, have been arrested in Queanbeyan over their alleged involvement in the supply of "ice", cannabis and MDMA throughout the region.

ACT Health CIO receives global leadership award

ACT Health’s chief information officer, Peter O’Halloran, has received an international leadership award at the GS1 Global Healthcare conference for his leadership in digital data management over the past decade.

Images reveal offenders after Crace assault

Police have released face-fit images of two men after they allegedly assaulted a "young person" in Crace last month.

Woman questioned over Forrest shooting

A woman is being questioned by police following Tuesday morning's shooting in Forrest.

Two men run from Yarralumla crash

Two men ran from a crash scene after the stolen ute they were driving was involved in a collision in Yarralumla yesterday (November 6). 

Teens smash and rob Fyshwick business

Three teenagers have been charged after they allegedly smashed into a Fyshwick business last night (November 6) and stole multiple items. 





Book shares lost wartime music with everyone

Lost wartime musical works from the battlefields of World War I are now available to the public after the “Flowers of the Great War Collection” was officially launched in a gala day for Chris Latham yesterday (November 11).


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