May 23 2017

Visa Deadline Could Impact Canberra Asylum Seekers

32 asylum seekers in Canberra are facing deportation after Legal Aid ACT lost contact and is urgently trying to reach them ahead of a new visa deadline.

The service provider says it's unclear how so many asylum slipped through the cracks in Canberra.

The individuals arrived between 2012 and 2013, were transitioned into the community and it's...

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May 23 2017

NCA Plans To Revamp Major Canberra Roads

There's a plan in the works to transition both Kings and Commonwealth Avenues into grand boulevards.

The National Capital Authority has released a high-level design plan taking away off ramps on both roads, bringing the speed limit down to 60, and making the parliamentary circle more accessible to cyclists and pedestrians.

The NCA says in their...

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May 22 2017

New Parliament House Barrier Under Construction

Construction of new barriers on the lawns at Parliament House are set to cause delays.

The 126 million dollar security upgrades including the 2.6 metre fence, were announced late last year in the wake of terror threats and protestors disrupting parliament.

Senate President Stephen Parry has told budget estimates hearings, work on the permanent fence...

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May 22 2017

Canberra Man Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement

A Canberra man has pleaded guilty to defrauding nearly 30 thousand dollars from the ACT Public Trustee.

37-year-old Donald Tawanda Savanhu was among four men police charged in 2015 after an extensive probe into allegations, 1.65 million dollars had been embezzled.

A suspicious paper trail revealed a string of dodgy transactions and broken promises...

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