Oct 03 2018

Canberran's urged to keep an eye and ear out for carp

Canberran's urged to keep an eye and ear out for carp

The ACT Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development directorate is urging Canberrans to keep an eye out for carp as breeding season gets underway.

Carp are considered a pest species, making up 85 percent of the biomass in waterways and causing significant environmental problems.

We're being asked to help the government identify local breeding...

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Oct 03 2018

Tourism numbers reach a new high

Tourism numbers reach a new high

 

Tourism in the ACT is on the rise, with the number of people staying overnight in the territory reaching an all time high.

Australians visiting friends and family jumped by over 20 percent in the year to June, which has been labelled a major factor in the rise.

Visitors to Canberra stayed a total of 7.15 million nights, contributing more than...

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Oct 03 2018

Second man arrested over child approaches in Canberra

Second man arrested over child approaches in Canberra

A 41-year-old man has pleaded guilty to two counts of indecency after exposing himself to two eight-year-old girls at a school in Macquarie last month.

It's alleged the man coaxed the girls into coming near him by asking them if they wanted to see a magic trick. Court documents reveal the girls obliged because they were scared he would hurt them if...

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Oct 03 2018

Gungahlin townhouses damaged by fire

Gungahlin townhouses damaged by fire

A number of town house in Gungahlin have been damaged by fire overnight.

The fire broke out in the early hours of this morning, with ACT SES and Fire and Rescue receiving multiple calls from Triple Zero.

ACT SES Chief Officer GEORGINA WHELAN says initially firw crews believe it was a rubbish fire, before confirming the blaze was caused by a leaking...

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