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Henry Belot is a reporter at The Canberra Times.

National study seeks to clarify different approaches to policing cannabis

Henry Belot Authorities have limited understanding of how different approaches to policing cannabis work, warns researcher.

More than 40 per cent of Canberrans fail their practical drivers test

NRMA Driving instructor Lynnette Thomas, with learner driver Samantha Kazar, 21.

Henry Belot More than 40 per cent of Canberrans have failed their practical driving test since July 2011.

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Public servant facing the cut? You may be better off as a bus driver

Full-time Action bus drivers earn almost as mush as APS 4 employees.

Henry Belot Public servants anxious about looming job cuts may be considering alternate career options.

More than 480 people fined for cannabis possession in ACT since 2009

The cultivation of one or two cannabis plants for personal use is considered a minor offence in the ACT.

Henry Belot ACT Policing has issued more than 530 infringement notices for simple cannabis offences since July 2009.

Canberrans welcome spring with a bask in the sunshine

Jeremy and Marguerite Ranicar in their Yarralumla garden.

Henry Belot Jeremy Ranicar believes Canberra's Floriade festival starts two weeks too late judging by the blossoms in his prized garden.

March Australia rally welcomes protesters bearing messages from Villawood

Henry Belot More than 100 Canberrans gathered in Garema Place on Sunday afternoon for the nationwide March Australia protest.

Warning after fake $100 notes used in Dickson

Fraud: Counterfeit $100 notes were used to purchase goods on Friday in Dickson.

Henry Belot A number of counterfeit $100 notes were used to buy goods at three separate stores in Dickson on Friday, leading police to warn Canberrans against potential scammers.

Students plan to disrupt deputy vice-chancellor's opening address at ANU Open Day


Henry Belot Student activists from the ANU's Education Action Group plan to disrupt deputy vice-chancellor Marnie Hughes-Warrington's opening address at the university's open day on Saturday.

Googong Dam spills as Queanbeyan seeks assurances

The Googong Dam, when it reached capacity in September.

Henry Belot More than 1298 megalitres of water spilt from the Googong Dam earlier this week after heavey rainfall caused it to exceed capacity

Qantas jobs at Canberra Airport safe for now

Henry Belot Qantas staff at Canberra Airport are likely to keep their jobs despite the airline posting a full-year loss of $646 million before tax and a statutory loss of $2.

ACT Government review public housing rent amid declining market

There could be a drop in rent for tenants in ACT Housing.

Henry Belot Tenants in ACT Housing will soon receive news on whether their rent will be changed to reflect declining rental prices.

Teenager denied bail after throwing drugs into the Alexander Maconochie Centre

The Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Christopher Knaus and Henry Belot A teenager who allegedly threw drugs over the fence of the ACT's prison on Monday morning has tried to break in to the Alexander Maconochie Centre in the past, a court has heard.

Ram-raid at Optus Store in Fyshwick

Smashed: Police check for evidence after the apparent ram-raid.

Henry Belot Car smashed through front window of Fyshwick Optus store shortly before midnight on Sunday.

House fire in Burra blamed on soot build up in chimney

Henry Belot A home in Burra was engulfed in flames when residual soot inside a chimney caught fire causing an estimated $200,000 of damage to the property on Saturday night.

Catholic school teachers launch strike action in Canberra


Henry Belot School teachers in Canberra Catholic schools in the Canberra and Goulburn diocese will strike on Tuesday morning.

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Canberra Mornings Live: Monday August 25

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.

Police search after Academy Nightclub assault leaves man hospitalised

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Henry Belot Police seek answers to an assault at the Academy Nightclub in Civic on August 10 that left a man hospitalised.

Canberra Mornings Live: Friday August 22

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.

Canberra Archery Club declares Canberra's mystery blast solved

Henry Belot A group of humble archers believe they have identified the source of the mystery explosions that rocked residents of Lyneham with no explanation on Thursday night, which startled people as far away...

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ACT to push through with school soft drink ban despite push for delay

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Primrose Riordan, Henry Belot and Natasha Boddy The ACT government will push through with the ban on soft drinks at school by the end of the year, despite calls from the ACT Council of P&C Associations for a delay to keep canteens in business.

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