Line of severe thunderstorms prompts warning for ACT region
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A line of thunderstorms stretching from Parkes to the Victorian border will impact the ACT and surrounding regions during the next several hours, which has prompted the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) to issue a severe thunderstorm warning. The line of storms is likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area in locations including Canberra, Yass, Parkes, Young, Gundagai and Tumut....
The EVs you can buy right now and what they’ll cost you
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With the ACT Government announcing two years' free registration for new and used electric vehicles acquired after 24 May, in addition to new EVs being exempt from stamp duty, there's never been a better time to think about ditching your petrol or diesel drive. And that's before governments really get to work with additional taxes on fossil-fuelled vehicles. Combined, the...
Gentleman seen as weak link in getting action on Gungahlin Town Centre
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Yerrabi MLAs have been praised for bringing the plight of the Gungahlin Town Centre to the attention of the Legislative Assembly, but Planning Minister Mick Gentleman has been blasted for his indifference to community concerns about too much high-rise residential development and the lack of employment opportunities there. Gungahlin Community Council president Peter Elford welcomed the Assembly passing the Greens'...
ACT expands vaccine rollout to cover 40 to 49-year-olds
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Canberrans between 40 and 49 can now book in to get the Pfizer jab from the Garran vaccination clinic as the ACT Government expands the vaccine's rollout. More than 60,000 Canberrans have now become eligible to get the jab under the new phase. Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith encouraged Canberrans to get their vaccination as soon as possible but acknowledged that...
Project asks us to move to bikes, electric bikes and e-scooters for daily commute
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Would you be willing to ditch the daily commute in your car to take an active form of travel such as a bike, electric bike or e-scooter? That is the question Canberra commuters are being asked as part of an initiative to make the move to zero-emission forms of transport. The Make the Move initiative is a six-week program for...
Woman possibly abducted from north Canberra, police seek public’s help
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Police are seeking the community's help after a woman was possibly abducted in broad daylight from north Canberra on Tuesday (1 June). ACT Policing said at about 1:20 pm, a man wearing a blue cap allegedly grabbed and assaulted a woman while on Horse Park Drive in Casey. "Witnesses described the man punching the woman a number of times before...
Icy windscreens aside, winter may be warmer this year
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Those of us who have been scraping ice off their windscreens this week may find it hard to believe, but most Australians are in for a warmer than average winter according to the latest seasonal outlook released by the Bureau of Meteorology. The Winter Climate Outlook shows overnight temperatures will be warmer than average for the majority of the country with...
Take a virtual ride on the next light rail journey
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The ACT Government is ringing the digital bell for its light rail plans to extend the line to Woden, with the launch of a new website and virtual engagement room where Canberrans can keep up with developments and have their say on the project. The information blitz, including a new virtual journey and before and after images, comes as the...
Man allegedly shot in ‘targeted attack’ in Palmerston
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ACT Policing is investigating what they believe was a targeted attack in Palmerston yesterday (27 May) that left a man with injuries consistent with a shooting. Police were called to Bendora Crescent, Palmerston, at about 2:15 pm following reports a man had been shot. At the same time, police received reports a vehicle was being driven erratically around Palmerston and that people...
ACT issues stay-at-home orders for travellers from Victoria
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A new stay-at-home order will be in place across the ACT for anyone who enters the Territory from Victoria after midnight tonight (27 May) and the border will be closed to non-residents unless they receive an exemption to enter the ACT. The stay at home order will last until at least 11:59 pm on 3 June. Any returning residents leaving...
Early morning police patrol in Taylor leads to drugs and firearm charges
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Sharp-eyed police patrolling Taylor early this morning have led to a 34-year-old man being charged with numerous drug and firearm charges. At about 12:30 am this morning (27 May), police on patrol in Taylor noticed a grey Audi A3 in a driveway with incorrect number plates. The car had been reported stolen earlier this month. The man who came out...
Childcare gastro outbreaks almost triple
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Gastroenteritis outbreaks in childcare centres have almost tripled in the last year, prompting ACT Health to warn Canberrans about health complacency. ACT Health was made aware of 57 gastro outbreaks in the first four months of this year, a considerable jump compared to the average of 21 outbreaks during the same period over the past five years. Children in childcare...
Delays expected as works to upgrade Northbourne Avenue start next week
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It may be best to avoid Northbourne Avenue if possible in the coming months when the gateway to Canberra is reduced to one lane at some times and closed altogether at others as a program of roadworks takes place. Cycle lanes will also be closed during the works. The project will start next Monday (24 May) and improve the road's...
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