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Road closures for NYE knees-up in Civic

THERE will be temporary road closures around Civic tomorrow (December 31) in anticipation of the city’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. The following roads will be...

Digging into the numbers. What the crime statistics say about Canberra’s neighbourhoods

WITH the third quarter crime statistics available to play with we dug in a little bit to see which parts of Canberra skew towards...

Double demerits this week

DOUBLE demerit points will apply to speeding and seatbelt offences on ACT roads starting from tomorrow until midnight on Sunday, April 28. All other traffic offences will...

Barr wants your thoughts on child abuse

ANDREW Barr says organisations with responsibility for children will be legally required to report any allegations of abuse or neglect to an independent oversight...
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Fyshwick gas leak

BUILDINGS in Fyshwick are being evacuated as a precaution following a gas leak. ACT Fire & Rescue is on scene at the intersection of Newcastle...

Monash man sends police officer to hospital

GUNGAHLIN Marketplace experienced some disruption this morning (March 5) after it was turned into a crime scene following an attempted robbery.  Police were called to...

Shunned phone-help service faces the axe

AFTER more than 30 years supporting local parents and guardians, Parentline ACT has been shut out of the community services budget and may close...

Rise in drug driving for ACT

THE number of ACT drivers caught under the influence of drugs has risen, according to ACT Police.  During a drink and drug driving blitz between November...
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Clarke tops the radio rating pops

ABC666 has emerged from the latest radio ratings as Canberra's most listened-to station, knocking FM104.7 off the top spot with a rating lift of...

Canberra FM celebrating big ratings

CANBERRA FM Radio Content Director Jason Matthews says Canberra has a new number 1 FM Breakfast Show with Hit104.7’s Ryan & Tanya taking the...

Shock Rudd plan to run for the Senate

GREG Rudd, the former Prime Minister Kevin’s elder brother, has announced  that in the next Federal election he’s running for the Senate in Queensland as...

New names for the ACT Honour Walk

ANDREW Barr has announced six inductees onto the ACT Honour Walk in Ainslie Place, Civic. The Honour Walk recognises the immense contribution made by...

In praise of the ‘humble’ politician

THE new spy HQ in Campbell has been named after Ben Chifley, one of the great heroes of the Labor movement. Although our Labor leaders...

Mazda 323 gets away from the cops

ACT Policing is seeking information from the public after a vehicle fled from police during a routine traffic stop late last night (Thursday, 29...

Speak out on human rights

CANBERRANS are invited to voice their opinions on the ACT Human Rights Act and whether it should include economic, social and cultural rights. Attorney-General Simon...

Queanbeyan icon up for sale

ONE of the region’s most loved cultural buildings is going on the market. Benedict House in Queanbeyan was, in the 1990s,  bought by former Prime...

Recognise this Waramanga gentleman?

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Waramanga around 5.30pm yesterday (Thursday, July 10), when an offender waved an edged weapon...

New drug dogs at the prison

SHANE Rattenbury today met the newest members of the ACT Corrective Services K9 Unit, ‘Teddy’ and ‘Boone’, who are currently undergoing a 12 week...

New animal welfare laws

MEEGAN Fitzharris has introduced new animal welfare legislation. “In line with the ACT Government’s commitment to protect those without a voice of their own, I...

RSPCA looking to get cats desexed through spring

THE RSPCA ACT's ‘Frisky Tom’ campaign has begun today with the goal of desexing 500 cats throughout the month of September. RSPCA ACT along with...





Inspiring piano recital has the audience calling for more

Garrick Ohlsson presented a demanding recital of works by Brahms and Chopin, earning a standing ovation and the call for two encores, writes music reviewer CLINTON WHITE.


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