Apr 18 2017

Learner driver faces court for joyriding in a stolen car

A learner driver will face court today charged with stealing a car, driving recklessly and threatening a bystander with a knife.

The 18-year-old man is accused of stealing a Hyundai Elantra and doing burnouts on Crozier Circuit in Kambah before crashing it into a stone wall.

Witnesses say he made a run for it and when a bystander tried to speak with...

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Apr 17 2017

Greyhound Muzzle Laws Could Be Abolished

Greyhounds may no longer need to be muzzled in the ACT.

It's been revealed Draft Legislation was introduced to the Assembly last month in a red-tape slashing omnibus.

Under the new laws, owners could also walk more than four greyhounds by leash at a time....

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Apr 17 2017

Barr Floats Different Proposal For Heritage Listing

The Chief Minister has put forward an alternative solution to Canberra being listed as a national heritage site.

Andrew Barr has previously rejected the whole city being listed, saying it would "freeze the ACT in time".

The counter-proposal seeks protections for Red Hill, Mount Ainslie and Black Mountain nature reserves, the parliamentary triangle...

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Apr 17 2017

ACT Public Schools Fighting Back Against Private Schools

ACT public schools are surging in popularity.

The latest school census data shows overall public school enrolments grew by 13.8 per cent in the past five years and 3.85 per cent since 2016.

More than 60 per cent of all Canberra students were enrolled in a government school in February this year with the remaining split almost evenly between the...

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