Canberra woman refused bail after allegedly grooming two teenage girls who worked for her

Canberra woman refused bail after allegedly grooming two teenage girls who worked for her

A Canberra woman who allegedly told police she couldn’t help but commit sexual offences against girls is behind bars after her bail request was refused. Key points: The 28-year-old woman is charged with committing acts of indecency against two of her teenage employees Police say she has a long history of grooming young girls The magistrate has refused … Read more

Most COVID-19 rules wound back as ACT’s public health emergency ends

Most COVID-19 rules wound back as ACT’s public health emergency ends

Most of the remaining COVID-19 safety rules in Canberra have been removed as the ACT’s two-and-a-half-year public health emergency ends. Key points: Face masks are no longer mandatory on public transport Testing clinics will close or wind back their operating hours The ACT government believes only half of Canberra’s COVID-19 infections are known and reported As … Read more

Man who allegedly attacked woman with lit aerosol can appears in ACT Magistrates Court

Man who allegedly attacked woman with lit aerosol can appears in ACT Magistrates Court

A Canberra man is behind bars after he allegedly attacked a woman with a lit aerosol can last night. Daryl Robertson, 52, is charged with intentionally inflicting grievous bodily harm, and using an inflammable liquid to endanger life. Mr Robertson was arrested by police after they were called to a home in Charnwood in Canberra’s north-west. … Read more

Canberra commuters warned that light rail construction will disrupt Civic traffic for years

Canberra commuters warned that light rail construction will disrupt Civic traffic for years

Public servants in Canberra may be asked to work at home or avoid the city centre, where a major construction project is tipped to disrupt traffic for years. Key points: The first stage of the Civic-to-Woden light rail route will take two years to build City commuters have been urged to avoid peak-hour traffic  The government … Read more

Senator who opposed euthanasia to change vote after father’s death under Victorian voluntary assisted dying laws

Senator who opposed euthanasia to change vote after father’s death under Victorian voluntary assisted dying laws

A Victorian senator who voted against territories being able to legislate for euthanasia four years ago says her father’s death has changed her mind on the practice. Key points: Jane Hume previously opposed giving the ACT and NT the right to legalise euthanasia The Liberal senator says her father’s death under assisted-dying laws changed her mind NT … Read more

How a Canberra space station played an essential role in NASA’s DART asteroid mission

How a Canberra space station played an essential role in NASA’s DART asteroid mission

As the world watched NASA complete the globe’s first full-scale planetary defence test, few knew the crucial role played by a team on the outskirts of Australia’s national capital. Key points: The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex assisted NASA’s asteroid redirection test  Tidbinbilla space tracking station was responsible for relaying the vision for the final hours of the … Read more

19-year-old Canberra woman dies after collision between car and e-scooter in Kambah

19-year-old Canberra woman dies after collision between car and e-scooter in Kambah

A young woman has died after a crash between her electric scooter and a vehicle in Canberra’s south yesterday afternoon.  Police said the 19-year-old was thrown a “substantial” distance across the intersection of Drakeford Drive and O’Halloran Circuit in Kambah after the e-scooter she was riding was hit by a car. Officers also said the woman was not wearing a helmet. … Read more

Alleged Canberra Airport gunman Ali Rachid Ammoun’s court hearing delayed after he refused to appear

Alleged Canberra Airport gunman Ali Rachid Ammoun’s court hearing delayed after he refused to appear

The man accused of firing shots inside the Canberra Airport refused to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court via video link this morning, with the court hearing he became “sick of waiting” for his appearance. Ali Rachid Ammoun, 63, was arrested by police at the airport after he allegedly fired a number of shots inside the building, damaging the windows, and … Read more

Canberra man Jamie Millard jailed for ‘brutal, cowardly and inexcusable’ abuse of former partner

Canberra man Jamie Millard jailed for ‘brutal, cowardly and inexcusable’ abuse of former partner

An ACT magistrate has described attacks by a Canberra man against his former partner as “brutal, cowardly and inexcusable”, after he choked and assaulted her, during an abusive relationship. Key points: Jamie Millard has been sentenced to four years and nine months in jail for charges of domestic violence Millard’s ex-partner Bree Myers says he choked … Read more