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Category: News

Police targeting drink driving during footy finals

ACT Policing has warned Canberrans they will be out in large numbers this weekend, conducting targeted and random breath tests ahead of both the NRL and AFL grand finals.

ACT Health warns of possible thunderstorm asthma event

The ACT Health Directorate has issued a warning about the potential for a thunderstorm asthma event in the ACT this coming weekend, as the ACT experiences elevated pollen levels and the possibility of severe thunderstorms.

Canberrans start jet setting direct to Sunshine Coast

The first flight from Alliance Airlines has taken off from Canberra Airport today, 23 October, as 100 passengers jet set to either the Sunshine Coast, or onto Cairns.

National Zoo’s white lions Jake and Mischka celebrate 13th birthday

The National Zoo & Aquarium and Jamala Wildlife Lodge today celebrated the 13th birthday of sibling white lion duo, Jake and Mischka.

Police release CCTV of bus driver assault

ACT Policing has released CCTV footage of a man who assaulted a bus driver at Belconnen earlier this month in the hope of identifying the offender.

Car and bicycle collide after possible ‘earlier interaction’

ACT Policing is calling for information about a collision on Athllon Drive in Phillip involving a cyclist and motor vehicle at around 6.20am today.

Police investigate Belconnen mall assault

ACT Policing has released CCTV footage of teenage males involved in an assault at Belconnen mall on Tuesday 13 October as part of their investigations into the incident.

Nearly half of triple zero calls non-emergencies

Over 26,000 calls have been made to ACT Policing’s Triple Zero line this year, but an alarming 48% of those were nuisance or hoax calls.

ACT Greens seek more representation in Cabinet

After consultation with their members, the ACT Greens will seek to form government with the Labor Party rather than sit on the crossbench, but they will expect more than one...

Some buyers struggle with current conditions: Weekly market wrap with Sam Dodimead

People who have ever looked for a property to lease or buy may remember the honeymoon phase filled with hope of initially finding the perfect one.

ACT records first case of COVID-19 in over 100 days

The ACT has recorded its first case of COVID-19 overnight after more than 100 days of no cases having been recorded in Canberra.

Teen to face court over baseball bat property damage

A 17-year-old who allegedly damaged cars and a restaurant in Belconnen with a baseball bat last night is expected to face court today.

Indigenous business precinct opens in Fyshwick

Born from the collaborative vision of Worimi man Kieran Hynes and his fellow Indigenous classmates at a Melbourne Business School masterclass two-years-ago, Canberra’s Indigenous Business Precinct in Fyshwick is now open.

Using technology to tell untold traditional tales on trees

A collaboration between Australian universities and Indigenous communities in Western Australia hopes to find Australia’s lost stories from centuries-old trees.

Batocara mitchelli chosen as ACT fossil emblem

Results are in and the ACT has its brand-new fossil emblem, after putting five choices to a public vote.

Molonglo Falls records another record price

Zapari Group’s Molonglo Falls development has recorded another suburb price record, with the sale of a four-bedroom penthouse for $780,000.

Latham Primary School fete goes online

In what looks like a Canberra first, the Latham Primary School fete has been reimagined and relocated online, after COVID-19 stopped organisers in their tracks.

Barilaro to reassess career in March 2021

NSW Member for Monaro John Barilaro is back at work today after taking mental health leave but will reassess his future in politics as early as March next year.

Road closures due to burst water main in City West

Icon Water are working to have roads reopened in the City following a burst water main at the intersection of Barry Drive and Marcus Clarke Street....

Safety at the fore as e-scooter usage accelerates

Canberrans are being reminded of their legal and safety responsibilities on the city's shiny new e-scooters as the weather warms up.

Trio nabbed for stealing packages in Gungahlin

Three adults will face the ACT Magistrates Court today, 21 October, after they allegedly stole packages from houses in the Gungahlin region.