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Four youths charged after violent car theft and crash

ACT Policing arrested four teenagers last night, Monday 19 April, after they allegedly stole, at knife-point, a car belonging to their carer.

Scientists look to climate change ‘hot spot’ for longest weather record

Scientists from ANU are looking for volunteers to help create Australia’s longest daily weather record from a climate change “hot spot”.

Police search for possible cat burglar after RSPCA break in

ACT Policing is asking for public assistance to identify a man seen in CCTV footage outside the RSPCA ACT cat boarding house on Saturday 17 April.

Canberra Bushwalking Club celebrates 60 years on the right track

When Canberra Bushwalking Club began, members paid five shillings to join a group of like-minded people who loved being outdoors. Sixty years later it's still going strong.

Lonsdale Street facelift to reduce on-street parking

A $4 million facelift for Braddon’s Lonsdale Street will see car parks along the strip removed while a host of improvements are undertaken.

Man arrested for act of indecency and assault

A 31-year-old Gungahlin man faced the ACT Magistrates Court this morning, Monday 19 April, charged with committing an act of indecency without consent and common assault.

Police investigating series of six ‘ram raid’ burglaries

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations team are investigating a series of six ram raid style burglaries that have occurred in the past week.

ACT to enshrine commitment to multiculturalism in law

This year, the ACT Government will create a new law putting multiculturalism front and centre of its policies, and has invited the Canberra public to share their views.

Cheap Rex flights between Canberra and Sydney begin

The first Rex flight from Sydney to Canberra touched down at Canberra Airport just before 8am today, Monday 19 April – one of seven return flights each weekday.

Report alleges Australia engaged in illegal shark fin dealings

A recent report has alleged fins from endangered hammerhead sharks caught in Australian waters are possibly being illegally traded to international partners.

British royals tend to survive a full three decades longer than their subjects

Research by S. Jay Olshansky has shown British royals tend to live a full three decades longer than their subjects.

A true paradise

“Sublime is the only word to use to describe this six-bedroom Weetangera home,” says Blackshaw Gungahlin principal, Michael Braddon.

Three in hospital following high-speed collision

Three people were taken to hospital following a two-car high-speed collision on the Monaro Highway near Pialligo around 5.45am today.

Witnesses, dash-cam footage of fail to stop incident sought

ACT Policing is seeking to locate a vehicle and the driver involved in a fail to stop incident in Gungahlin around 6.30am on Monday 12 April.

Vital Signs: Christine Holgate’s ‘principal’ error was applying corporate logic to Australia Post

Christine Holgate’s demise as Australia Post’s chief executive shows public-sector norms and private-sector competition don’t mix well.

Market sounding for Big Canberra Battery begins

The ACT Government has formally begun market sounding for the Big Canberra Battery ecosystem, ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr announced today.

BentSpoke head brewer on the craft beer boom

Canberra brewery BentSpoke is hard pressed to keep up with demand, having grown over 30% in the past three years, winning awards in national and international arenas and exploding in the wholesale market.

‘I regularly see cars driven badly’: An open letter in support of e-scooters

Mark Fletcher would rather see a few dozen e-scooters parked badly around the ACT than hundreds of cars clogging up roads.

Can our health system handle the rollout?

The corona crisis has brought out the best in our nation’s leaders, both political and bureaucratic. But it has also exposed their weaknesses.

Upgraded potties for Canberra Potters Society: Local arts centres share $700k in revamps

Watson Arts Centre is one of 10 local arts centres and facilities in Canberra which have received more than $700,000 worth of upgrades from the ACT Government’s Fast Track program

Assistive Technology Australia comes to Canberra for a week of activities

Assistive Technology Australia (ATA) will be hosting a series of events and activities in Canberra next week to help locals with disability, seniors and carers thrive. After a strong and repeated calls for...
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