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Opinion: It’s time to prioritise community safety and well-being

The Canberra Liberals claim that the ACT Government has not made the safety and well-being of police and emergency services a priority.

Calls for Mardi Gras to reverse axing of police invite

NSW Police have been asked not to march in the Sydney Mardi Gras parade, sparking concerns of a setback in an already fraught relationship

Teenage boys face court for robbery and threats

Police allege the 16-year-old and 17-year-old boys threatened a Kambah homeowner with knives and stole drugs and money on Tuesday.

Summernats assaults: Did you see anything?

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to serious assaults that occurred at Summernats 2024 on Saturday, 6 January. 

Police investigating fire at Woden Community Service building

ACT Policing is seeking information from the public about a suspicious fire at the Woden Community Services Building, Phillip, last Monday. 

Ageing City Police Station poses threat to court witnesses and police

Canberra’s ageing City Police Station (built in 1966) and encroaching light rail works pose a real threat to victims and witnesses attending court and to city police officers. The 53-year-old building – the...

Federal police demand urgent release of leaked Lehrmann report

Federal police are demanding the urgent release of a leaked report into the Brittany Higgins rape case.

ANU: Australian police must prepare for bushfires

As Australia enters another El Nino cycle, police must prepare for more frequent and severe bushfires, ANU researchers argue. 

‘Largest investment’ in ACT police, but police are needed now

In the upcoming ACT Budget, the ACT government will spend $107 million to recruit 126 ACT Policing personnel over the next five years.

Heartfelt thanks for Canberra’s first responders

A small “thank you” doesn’t seem enough to repay emergency first responders, who face more dangerous and stressful situations than most of us experience in a lifetime. But that’s all they ask...

Cop charges could be upgraded after 95-year-old’s death

The NSW police officer who tasered a 95-year-old woman with dementia could have his charges upgraded after the great-grandmother died from her injuries.

Perth school in lockdown after teen allegedly fires gun

A teenager is in custody after allegedly firing a gun at a private school in Perth's northern suburbs.

Police shoot dead man in front of family after stabbing in Brisbane

Police in Brisbane have shot an Indigenous man dead while responding to reports of domestic violence at a property in the city's north.