Queanbeyan & Other

Canberra Mornings Live: Thursday July 24

Canberra Mornings Live blog.

Henry Belot Bringing you breaking news from across the capital and beyond. Get in touch with us as we blog from 7am to 10am: email us, tweet us or post on our Facebook page.

Peter Slipper moves to have Cabcharge fraud case thrown out

Former Speaker Peter Slipper arrives at the ACT Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Christopher Knaus Former Federal Parliament Speaker Peter Slipper has moved to have the Cabcharge fraud case against him thrown out, saying prosecutors failed to prove he was not on parliamentary business during...

Light rail could trigger big shift from cars to public transport

Car generic.

Tom McIlroy The introduction of light rail as part of an integrated public transport network in Canberra could lead to a doubling of the number of commuters who leave their cars at home.

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Canberra's Northbourne Square towers approved

The Northbourne Square development.

Meredith Clisby The ACT government has approved a $300 million redevelopment in the city which will change the skyline in the CBD.

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Fund-raising to give Lucas a voice

Phyllis Wallace, with son Lucas, 2, who has Cerebral Palsy.

Natasha Boddy Trivia night to raise funds for a $15,000 communication device for 2½-year-old boy with cerebral palsy.

Car collides with teenage cyclist in Fyshwick

Ben Westcott Police are looking for the driver of a car which collided with a teenage cyclist in Fyshwick on Friday.

Canberra's urban tree coverage top in the nation

Generic trees.

Ben Latham Canberrans benefit every day from living in the most tree-covered city in Australia, experiencing less stress and sickness and benefiting from reduced household energy costs.

Canberra Mornings Live: Tuesday July 22

Canberra Mornings Live blog.

Henry Belot Bringing you breaking news from across the capital and beyond. Get in touch with us as we blog from 7am to 10am: email us, tweet us or post on our Facebook page.

A city honours the dead


Jenna Price The streets of Melbourne are scattered with flowers. They are on bridges and again on the footpaths. It is a city honouring the dead.

Gang-gang. I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier


Ian Warden Readers love a singsong so all together now in the chorus from 'I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier.'

Private Capital

Corr Blimey Strasse jeans hit the street

Models Jen Dubois and Karen Brennan wearing the new women's jeans by local label Corr Blimey.

Jil Hogan Canberra independent fashion label Corr Blimey has released a line of women's jeans.

John I Dent Cup: Wests vs Queanbeyan at Jamison Oval

Queanbeyan player Brendon Spears, left, tries to break through.

Queanbeyan is looking to break Tuggeranong Vikings' stranglehold over the John I Dent Cup after an impressive win over Wests.

Auction Watch

Canberra property market holds its own

Auctioneer Dan McAlpine is assisted by Madeline Sanfrancesco.

Meredith Clisby The ACT's auction clearance rate continued its steady form with sales made in more than half of the scheduled auctions on Saturday.

West Belconnen Warriors v Queanbeyan Blues

West Belconnen Warriors v Queanbeyan Blues

End in sight after two years of roadworks misery on Cotter Road

Duffy resident Ron Forrester has been campaigning to have Canberra' longest-running roadworks at the Cotter Road finished.

Noel Towell The motorists of Weston Creek and Canberra’s new Molonglo suburbs have endured more than two years of roadworks misery on Cotter Road.

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Kangaroo cull vandalism costs ACT taxpayers thousands

kangaroo cull

Henry Belot Animal activists who oppose the ACT Government’s kangaroo cull have continued to vandalise public property with Territory and Municipal Services expecting taxpayers to foot the bill for...


"Elvis" whirrs towards the Canberra Brick Expo


Ian Warden "Elvis" the Skycrane firefighting helicopter that played a major role in battling the 2003 Canberra bushfires has been handsomely reproduced in LEGO.

Queanbeyan residents warned on Mr Fluffy asbestos


Kirsten Lawson Eleven property owners in Queanbeyan and tenants of a block of flats have received a letter warning them that Mr Fluffy asbestos could still be in their homes.

ACTION gearing up to introduce 300 new bus services a week

All aboard: ACTION buses are gearing up to increase services by more than 300 daily trips.

Tom McIlroy Canberra's ACTION bus services will be boosted by more than 300 daily trips as part of the latest changes announced by the ACT government.

Teacher strikes on the cards for Canberra's Catholic schools

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Henry Belot Up to 1400 teachers in 48 Catholic schools in the Canberra and Goulburn region are preparing for strike action.