ACT Planning Minister Mick Gentleman has used his ministerial powers to bypass approval processes for a significant infrastructure course of to produce electrical energy to the brand new Ginninderry housing growth.

It is simply days after the mission, which can contain a second substation and related distribution community in west Belconnen, had been exempted from an environmental impression evaluation.

“Canberrans can have a safer power provide following the approval of growth functions that may enable work to begin as quickly as attainable on new infrastructure and in flip defend in opposition to attainable future outages,” Mr Gentleman mentioned.

Daniel Burdon has the story right here.

A-G: Limits to public servant free speech justified

Michaela Banerji was dismissed by the Immigration Department in 2013 over anonymous tweets criticising asylum seeker policy.

Michaela Banerji was dismissed by the Immigration Division in 2013 over nameless tweets criticising asylum seeker coverage.Credit score:Karleen Minney

This case is prone to set a significant precedent for public servants’ free speech, and the federal government has made its first arguments to the courtroom.

Lawyer-Basic Christian Porter launched a defence of a authorities choice to sack an Immigration Division employee for nameless tweets about Australia’s asylum seeker coverage, and sought to justify the burden it imposed on free expression.

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In a case that would weaken or entrench the forms’s limits on political commentary from public servants, legal professionals for the Lawyer-Basic advised the courtroom on Wednesday the restrictions protected and enhanced accountable and consultant authorities.

Doug Dingwall has the story right here.

Drone supply service set for Canberra’s north

Wing's chief executive James Ryan Burgess with one of the delivery drones, which are set to fly in Canberra's northern suburbs.

Wing’s chief govt James Ryan Burgess with one of many supply drones, that are set to fly in Canberra’s northern suburbs. Credit score:Sitthixay Ditthavong

In case you stay in Canberra’s north, you too might quickly be getting burritos and painkillers delivered to your home by drone.

Canberra’s northern suburbs are set to grow to be house to a everlasting, world-leading family drone supply service.

Tech firm Wing, which is trialling drone deliveries of meals and chemist provides in Tuggeranong, has secured a warehouse in Mitchell as a full-time base for its service.

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It plans to initially supply deliveries to houses and companies in close by Gunghalin, Palmerston, Harrison, Crace and Franklin, with a long-term view of working flights all through Canberra, in addition to different cities and cities throughout Australia.

Dan Jervis-Bardy has the story right here.

Video of mouldy bread prompts Canberra Hospital meals evaluate

Loaves of mouldy bread were found at Canberra Hospital on the weekend.

Loaves of mouldy bread have been discovered at Canberra Hospital on the weekend.

It is a fairly disappointing story.

Video of flies circling loaves of mouldy bread in Canberra hospital’s paediatric ward have been posted to Fb on the weekend, together with movies of frozen rooster, salad and rice, which had been served to a younger affected person.

Now the hospital is reviewing its meals security and high quality processes, however mentioned the incident detailed on social media was an “extraordinarily remoted circumstance”.

Dan Jervis-Bardy has the story right here.

One other residence tower deliberate for Woden

An artist impression of The Oaks, a proposed development by Amalgamated Property Group for a 16-storey building with 156 apartments.

An artist impression of The Oaks, a proposed growth by Amalgamated Property Group for a 16-storey constructing with 156 residences.

Is Woden transferring up on this planet? Its residence towers positively are!

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A $38 million 16-storey tower is deliberate as the primary of three high-rise developments to exchange the outdated Yamba Sports activities Membership in Woden.

Graham Potts’ Amalgamated Property Group has lodged a growth software and desires to demolish the sports activities membership and Southern Cross Well being Membership facility in addition to the bowling inexperienced and parking to make means for 156 residences, basement parking, and communal areas.

Han Nguyen has the story right here.

Behrendorff’s Aussie name up proof the PM’s XI continues to be alive

The 'Dorff' is back: Jason Behrendorff has been called into the Australian team.

The ‘Dorff’ is again: Jason Behrendorff has been referred to as into the Australian crew.Credit score:Lawrence Atkin

That is thrilling – Canberran quick bowler Jason Behrendorff has been chosen to play for Australia within the Twenty20 matches in opposition to South Africa and India within the subsequent few weeks.

Not many individuals have been watching the PM’s XI match final week, however the individuals who matter have been clearly listening to his 3-35 within the win in opposition to South Africa.

It is a large step for the 28 12 months outdated, who made his worldwide debut in India final 12 months and has struggled to beat stress fractures in his again.

Chris Dutton has the story right here.

At present’s cartoon:

The Canberra Times' editorial cartoon for Friday, November 9, 2018

The Canberra Instances’ editorial cartoon for Friday, November 9, 2018Credit score:David Pope

At present’s climate:

Sally Whyte is a reporter for The Canberra Instances protecting the general public service.


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