Jan 13 2019

ACT crime rates lowest in five years

ACT crime rates lowest in five years

The overall level of crimes committed in the ACT is the lowest in five years, according to new figures.

The latest ACT Policing crime statistics show there was a 13 percent decrease in offences committed in 2018, compared to 2017.

The only crime category to receive a year-on-year increase was offences against another person, including abduction,...

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Jan 13 2019

Royal Life Saving hopes for pilot program for lifeguards at inland swimming hot spots

Royal Life Saving hopes for pilot program for lifeguards at inland swimming hot spots

Royal Life Saving ACT is planning to unveil a pilot program introducing lifeguards at Canberra's popular waterways.

The proposal comes following the death of a man at Casuarina Sands earlier this month, with plans for the program to get underway next summer.

The plan would see lifeguards monitoring swimming at the likes of Casuarina Sands and Kambah...

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Jan 05 2019

Pill testing trials could take place in other jurisdictions

Pill testing trials could take place in other jurisdictions

Pill testing trials could be just around the corner for states and territories outside the ACT, following interest from festival promoters in other jurisdictions.

The STA-SAFE consortium that ran Australia's first pill testing trial in Canberra has been approached to test pills for illicit substances at other national festivals.

It comes following a...

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Jan 05 2019

Police seek public help to two burglaries at Conder car wash

Police seek public help to two burglaries at Conder car wash

Police have released CCTV footage following two burglaries at a car wash in Conder that occurred five days apart.

A man forced entry to the Jetwash car wash on Norman Lindsay street on Friday, December 28th causing property damage and stealing money.

Police believe the same man returned to the car wash to steal more money on Tuesday, January 1st.

He...

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