Nov 24 2020

New SES Volunteers welcomed by Mick Gentleman

Seventy new volunteers have joined the ACT State Emergency Service in time for the 2020-21 storm season.

Police and Emergency Services Minister Mick Gentleman has welcomed and congratulated the new volunteers as they graduate from their four-month training course.

He says the arrival of the new volunteers is timely, with the current La Nina weather...

Nov 24 2020

Garbage truck driver strike far from over according to union

The union representing Garbage Truck Drivers in Canberra over a pay dispute says some progress has been made but things are far from resolved.

Drivers have been pushing for a 12 per cent pay rise over the next three years, but Suez says that’s unreasonable and have counter-offered with 8 per cent.

TWU ACT branch secretary Klaus Pinkas will...

Nov 24 2020

Canberrans urged to update their storm survival plan

Canberrans are being urged to prepare for future storm events following yesterday’s wild weather.

Emergency services received almost 100 calls for help after yesterday’s storm.

The majority of damage was caused by falling trees and leaking roofs, while around 13 hundred homes lost power.

Across the border, the Queanbeyan SES responded to...

Nov 24 2020

Sad End to National Road Safety week

In what was a sad end to National Road Safety week, two Canberra drivers were clocked going 140km/h in an 80km/h zone Sunday morning.

Police say a black Mitsubishi Evolution and a white Nissan Skyline who were travelling next to each other at an excessive speed, have had their cars seized.

Police caught a further 92 speeding drivers, seven...

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