New laws bring an end to police pursuits as we knew them

SHANE Rattenbury says new road safety laws passed today support reforms to police pursuit policy in the ACT and will help reduce the number...

Floriade returns, and with it fights over parking

ACCESS Canberra is reminding Floriade visitors to park legally. "Parking inspectors will be patrolling areas around Commonwealth Park and parking infringement notices will be issued...
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Master Builders not happy with tram construction plans

EXECUTIVE Director of Master Builders ACT Kirk Coningham says local construction teams were horrified last week when they learned from media reports that they...
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NCA approves first works for Capital Metro

THE National Capital Authority has announced the approval of the Capital Metro Agency’s (CMA) first Works Approval (WA) application for the proposed construction of...
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Your thoughts wanted on the Gungahlin bus station

MICK Gentleman has announced the start of a community consultation on the new Gungahlin Bus Station. “Creating effective interchange and layover facilities in the Gungahlin...

Motorcycle lane filtering trial to start February 1

SHANE Rattenbury says a two-year trial of motorcycle lane filtering will commence in the ACT from Sunday February 1. "Motorcycle lane filtering is when...

Motorcycle rider Raymond Bertram loses his life in Fadden collision

ACT Policing is investigating a collision in Fadden in which a male rider has died. About 6pm last night (Tuesday, May 5), police responded to...

Try the buses says Shane

WITH pay parking arriving in the Parliamentary Triangle tomorrow Shane Rattenbury is encouraging workers in that zone to try his bus network. “Now is the...

The 2014 ACT Road Safety Report Card is out.

SHANE Rattenbury has released the 2014 ACT Road Safety Report Card. He says that while the ACT performs quite well when compared to other jurisdictions,...

NXTBUS is having trouble, check your schedules!

THE ACT Government's Transport website is quietly warning: NXTBUS is currently experiencing technical difficulties. We are working to fix the issue as soon as possible....

ACTION gasping for more social media followers

SHANE Rattenbury says ACTION is running a ‘Keep in Touch’ campaign, encouraging passengers to sign up to email alert services or to follow ACTION...

Athllon Drive speed cameras on the move

SHANE Rattenbury says the point to point camera system on Athllon Drive will be relocated, following a review of the ACT’s road safety camera...

Qantas brings Boeing 717 maintenance jobs to Canberra

ANDREW Barr has delightedly announced QantasLink will bring up to 40 engineering jobs to Canberra. "It will relocate the heavy maintenance for its entire...

300 cars safe plated over the weekend

More than 300 Canberra drivers are better protected against number plate theft after ACT Policing’s Project Safe Plate was conducted over the weekend (Saturday...
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A tram for Woden? Master plans unveiled

MICK Gentleman has released the draft Master Plans for both Woden Town Centre and Mawson group centre for community comment. “The announcement of these plans...

Nightrider to drop you somewhere near your door

SHANE Rattenbury has climbed onto a Nightrider bus this morning to launch the returning summer service of night buses dropping drunks home without troubling...
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ANU to power jets and missiles with gum trees

ANU Scientists are a step closer to using Australia’s iconic gum trees to develop low-carbon renewable jet and missile fuel. Dr Carsten Kulheim, a lead...
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Snow closes the Hume Highway at Berrima

The NSW Police are advising of road closures due to snow this morning, including the Hume Highway at Berrima: -- The Hume Highway is closed...

Barton Highway closed at the border. Re-opened

TERRITORY and Municipal Services are advising that Northbound travel out of the ACT on the Barton Highway is not possible at this time. "The ACT...

Ridesharing is here, now the laws to regulate it

ANDREW Barr is celebrating the passage today of the Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) (Taxi Industry Innovation) Amendment Bill 2015, and says the ACT...




Australia’s migration policy is ‘failing’

NEW migrants are leaving regional areas for major cities more than they were 30 years ago, according to a new study from ANU. The researchers say...


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