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Fire on the outskirts of Canberra at emergency level as residents told to leave now towards Queanbeyan
An emergency warning has been issued for a fire burning out of control in an easterly direction on the border between the ACT and Queanbeyan, in NSW, near Canberra Airport. Key points: The fire is burning near Pialligo Redwood Forest in an easterly...

Fierce debate over Jenner's 'cruel' collar
Kendall Jenner has been criticised on-line for utilizing a destructive reinforcement canine collar. Prong canine collars are unlawful to make use of in Victoria and unlawful to import into Australia. It's not unlawful to make use of a prong collar in different...

Telcos move to strengthen mobile networks in wake of bushfire crisis
A sweeping review of the telecommunications industry will examine its disaster resilience, with a high-powered meeting of executives and government officials agreeing to better protect phone and internet networks in the wake of the unprecedented bushfire...

'Abandoned': Sydney passengers trapped in tram on new CBD light rail
Hundreds of passengers were trapped on a tram for more than an hour after Sydney's new $2.9 billion light rail service broke down, prompting an evacuation by police. A mechanical failure on a tram at Town Hall at 4pm on Tuesday triggered the closure of...

50th Gem Show

This year – 2017 - we will be holding our 50th Gem Show so come along on Saturday 26th August. Opening time will be 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Hemmant Community Hall, Hemmant-Tingalpa Rd, Hemmant. Traders and tailgaters will be displaying precious and semi-precious gemstones. Opals, crystal, fossils minerals, jewellery, beads and findings, lapidary supplies, tools, equipment and handicraft. Club members will be showcasing their talent with a display of handmade jewellery, cabochons and collections. Our club table will be covered with homemade jams, pickle and delicious cakes. Refreshment are available at our Soft Rock Cafe. Buy a ticket in the raffle of beautiful jewellery made by our members. Something for everyone – all tastes, all ages, all budgets, Admission $4 Pensioners, $3. Under 12 free.