Last-minute penalty by Beauden Barrett sinks Brumbies in Super Rugby Pacific

Beauden Barrett has slotted a field goal after the full-time siren for the Blues to steal a famous Super Rugby Pacific victory from the Brumbies in Canberra. The Blues’ 21-19 win — a club record 12th straight — moved them further ahead on top of the ladder and likely relegated the Brumbies to third place … Read more

Man who allegedly assaulted two women after breaking into Canberra home is extradited from Sydney

A 35-year-old man who allegedly broke into a home in Ainslie in Canberra’s north and assaulted two women living there has faced the ACT Magistrates Court this morning. James March was extradited from Sydney to face charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, unlawfully confining a person and threatening a participant in a criminal investigation. … Read more

Brumbies, NSW Waratahs face challenge of restoring self-belief ahead of Super Rugby Pacific finals

In past seasons, all five Australian teams getting beaten by New Zealand opposition in a single weekend would have been cause for panic and ignited commentary pointing to the results as proof the game of rugby was dying in Australia. The five Australian sides did all lose to New Zealand teams last weekend, but there … Read more

Ottawa Police did not make direct request for invocation of Emergencies Act, says interim chief

The Ottawa Police Service did not make a direct request for the invocation of the federal Emergencies Act, its interim chief told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday. Chief Steve Bell was appearing before the House of Commons standing committee on procedure and House affairs as part of its study on expanding federal jurisdiction for security … Read more

Placards falsely depicting independent candidates David Pocock and Zali Steggall as Greens breach Electoral Act

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has found placards falsely depicting independent candidates David Pocock and Zali Steggall as members of the Greens political party are in breach of the Commonwealth’s Electoral Act. Key points: Conservative lobby group Advance Australia authorized the signs, which have appeared as roadside corflutes and on trucks parked near pre-poll voting … Read more

Federal Labor and Liberal parties pledge additional funding for CIT accommodation, Canberra’s Home of Football

With only 10 days until Australians vote in the federal election, both the Liberal and Labor parties have promised a few extra million dollars in funding for the ACT, if they are successful at the poll. Key points: Federal Labor is promising $10 million for housing at-risk students at the CIT’s Woden campus The Liberal … Read more

Canberra man Michael O’Connell charged with murder after former partner allegedly fell from bonnet of his car

A Canberra man has sobbed in the ACT Magistrates Court as he was charged with murdering his former partner over the Easter long weekend. Key points: Michael O’Connell was initially charged with manslaughter but that charge has now been upgraded to murder Documents tendered to court showed Ms Jordan suffered catastrophic head injuries after allegedly … Read more

Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin and surrounds listed as a Commonwealth heritage site

Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin and adjacent lands will now get more protection, after being listed as a Commonwealth heritage site. The listing has been signed off by federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley and includes Scrivener Dam, Stirling Ridge and both Commonwealth and Kings Avenue bridges. Stirling Ridge had previously been listed as a site for … Read more

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says schools not expelling gay students, doubles down on religious discrimination act

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says gay students are not being expelled from religious schools, doubling down on re-introducing the failed religious discrimination act (RDA) without extra protections for gay and transgender students. Key points: Mr Morrison said there is no evidence gay students are being expelled from religious schools He has blamed Labor for the … Read more

Canberra woman Lila Walto pleads guilty to ramming ACT corrective services vehicle to break partner out of jail

A woman who rammed a stolen car into a corrective services vehicle carrying her fiance, helping him escape, has today pleaded guilty to a raft of charges in the ACT Magistrates Court. Key points: Lila Walto pleaded guilty to helping her fiance Kane Quinn escape from prison Court documents reveal Walto stole a car while … Read more