Jun 12 2019

Former Duntroon cadet on trial for rape

Former Duntroon cadet on trial for rape

A former Duntroon cadet accused of rape has taken the stand in the ACT Supreme Court.

The 24 year old Fijian national claims he had consensual sex with a fellow cadet following a night of "aggressive drinking" at Mooseheads nightclub.

He also admits to conducting internet searches under topics including, "How to beat a rape charge?"

The jury is...

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Jun 11 2019

Dual occupancy proposed for Mr Fluffy block

Dual occupancy proposed for Mr Fluffy block

A dual occupancy project is being proposed for a former Mr Fluffy block in Reid -- despite dual occupancies being banned under heritage zoning laws.

The application for 72 Coranderrk Street is for a one storey, two-residence development, with public submissions on the application set to close today.

The Reid Residents Association says the suburb is...

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Jun 11 2019

Whistleblower laws come under microscope

Whistleblower laws come under microscope

Whistleblower protection laws in the ACT will be scrutinised in an independent review.

The government is paying Adelaide-based Peg Consulting almost 75 thousand dollars to conduct a wide ranging review of the territory's Public Interest Disclosure Act.

There are concerns the act is failing to provide appropriate legal protections for whistle blowers....

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Jun 07 2019

Canberra Liberals slam cannabis tick from health committee

Canberra Liberals slam cannabis tick from health committee

The ACT Opposition has slammed a health committee review which is supporting government plans to legalise cannabis.

Committee member Vicki Dunne says all the major conclusions of the committee report into personal cannabis use are flawed and should be rejected.

She says witness evidence indicating these laws could jeopardise mental health and public...

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