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ACT police investigate pub assault in Braddon

Beth Rep
Published: 19 August 2019

A 40 year old man has been hospitalised following a violent attack at a Braddon pub.

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Canberrans Fined For Disobeying Pedestrian Signals Near Light Rail

Brent Ford
Published: 14 August 2019

ACT Police have confirmed that a number of Canberrans have received fines for walking against traffic signals, as part of patrols during the first ever Rail Safety Week in Canberra.

Yesterday, in a one hour period at the intersection of Northbourne Avenue and Barry Drive/Cooyong Street, uniformed police fined nine people for walking against the pedestrian lights. Today, much to the dismay of police, more than double that number of people were fined at the same intersection.

Acting Officer in Charge of Traffic, Stephen Booth said people’s behaviour was unacceptable.

“Crossing the road against the lights is both irresponsible and dangerous. We are frustrated that people are not only ignoring the signals but they are doing it in front of a highly visible police presence,” he said.

“If the pedestrian lights show a red light and you have not already started crossing the intersection, you must stop and wait until the pedestrian light changes to green. People who choose to cross against red lights may be handed a fine of $151.”

Police will continue to conduct the high visibility patrols throughout this week, as it appears the honeymoon period for Canberra's light rail network is well and truly over.

Earlier this week a 61-year-old male was taken to hospital in a serious condition following a collision with the vehicle. Late last week the ACT Government released a video highlighting a number of near misses between motorvehicles and the Light Rail.

The Opposition Spokeswoman Candice Burch has floated more warning signals to be part of the Light Rail - including having bells on the vehicles to warn pedestrians when they are approaching.

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Liberals push for ACT properties to be protected from Vegan activists

Andrew Page
Published: 13 August 2019

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There are concerns farming properties in the ACT could become a target for vegan activists if the Territory does not adopt similar legislation to New South Wales.

Hefty fines of more than $200,000 will apply to protesters who trespass on farming properties and pose a biosecurity risk.

Shadow Minister for Business and Employment Andrew Wall says the ACT will become a prime target if protesters don't have to worry about hefty fines in the Territory.

"This motion has been under consideration for a number of weeks since we saw the spike of incidents across the border and certainly when tougher penalties were starting to be discussed in New South Wales and at the Commonwealth level," Mr Wall said.

"I think it's dependent upon all States and Territories to do what they can do within their legislative powers to ensure that the protections are there for people who make investments in business within the Territory," he said.

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ACT Rugby Union Club evacuated, black smoke seen in building

Andrew Page
Published: 13 August 2019

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Patrons and staff of the ACT Rugby Union Club, on Blackall Street, have been evacuated following a fault in the air conditioning system which produced black smoke within the building. 

Firefighters conducted atmospheric monitoring and the area has been deemed safe for people to return. 

ACT Fire & Rescue commended staff for quickly and safely evacuating their patrons from the building. 

Crews have handed the building back to management and will shortly leave the scene.

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Hilton propose hotel for Canberra

Beth Rep
Published: 13 August 2019

Hilton has made an unsolicited bid to open a luxury hotel in Canberra.

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