Man accused of murdering fellow patient at Canberra Hospital’s Adult Mental Health Unit faces charges of resisting police

Man accused of murdering fellow patient at Canberra Hospital’s Adult Mental Health Unit faces charges of resisting police

A teenager charged with the murder of a man at Canberra Hospital last month has also been charged with resisting police efforts to collect forensic material from his hands. Aleu Mapiou, 18, is accused of killing 38-year-old Dusko Culibrk during what police described as “an altercation” in the hospital’s adult psychiatric ward. Mr Mapiou was … Read more

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith changes sovereignty law after ‘confusion’ over powers given to cabinet

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith changes sovereignty law after ‘confusion’ over powers given to cabinet

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s sovereignty law was a central part of her platform when she ran for leadership of the United Conservative Party.JASON FRANSON/The Canadian Press Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says she will change language in her administration’s proposed sovereignty bill that would allow executive members to unilaterally change the statute law, a provision that … Read more

Rape charges dropped against Bruce Lehrmann, who was accused of sexually assaulting Brittany Higgins

Rape charges dropped against Bruce Lehrmann, who was accused of sexually assaulting Brittany Higgins

The case against Bruce Lehrmann, the man accused of raping former Liberal party staffer Brittany Higgins at Parliament House, is dropped. Most important points: Bruce Lehrmann went on trial for the alleged rape earlier this year, but that trial was dropped after juror misconduct came to light A new trial has also now been halted … Read more

The development of the Doma Group at the foot of Mount Ainslie was delayed after a failure to secure financing

The development of the Doma Group at the foot of Mount Ainslie was delayed after a failure to secure financing

A controversial development near the Australian War Memorial in Canberra will now sit untouched until at least late next year after the developer failed to secure funding for the project. Most important points: The completion date for The Foothills development is now late 2025 Doma says delays and rising construction costs are the reason the … Read more

Opinion: Who was the prime minister who testified to the emergency bill inquiry, and how do we get more from him?

Opinion: Who was the prime minister who testified to the emergency bill inquiry, and how do we get more from him?

A different version of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau than the one Canadians have come to know testified last week before the public inquiry into the government’s use of the emergency law. The famous Justin Trudeau is adept at the art of responding without answering, of repeating canned conversation topics like a malfunctioning robot whose settings … Read more

There is an overdose crisis going on in Australia. Is drug decriminalization the solution?

There is an overdose crisis going on in Australia.  Is drug decriminalization the solution?

In October, the ACT announced it had passed legislation decriminalizing possession of illegal drugs. It is the first jurisdiction in Australia to do so. “The ACT has led the nation with a progressive approach to reducing the harm caused by illegal drugs with a focus on distraction, access to treatment and rehabilitation, and reducing the … Read more

Bank CEOs warned Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland of threat to Canada’s reputation during convoy protests

Bank CEOs warned Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland of threat to Canada’s reputation during convoy protests

Treasury Secretary Chrystia Freeland at the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa, on Nov. 24, 2022.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Canadian banking CEOs warned Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland on the eve of the federal government’s invocation of emergency law about risks to the country’s reputation, saying Canada was being called a “joke” as several key … Read more

Top official advised Trudeau to invoke emergency law, felt legal threshold had been reached, though he was ‘vulnerable’ to challenge

Top official advised Trudeau to invoke emergency law, felt legal threshold had been reached, though he was ‘vulnerable’ to challenge

Privy Council Clerk Janice Charette, left, watches as Deputy Clerk Nathalie Drouin responds to a question from counsel for the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa on Nov. 18.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Canada’s top civil servant issued a written recommendation to Justin Trudeau supporting the idea of ​​invoking the emergency law in response to convoy … Read more

Man evades prison after being found unconscious in brothel with drugs and loaded gun

Man evades prison after being found unconscious in brothel with drugs and loaded gun

A man found unconscious with a bag of money, drugs and a loaded handgun in a Canberra brothel has been released from prison after being convicted by the ACT’s Drug and Alcohol Court. Most important points: A man found unconscious in a brothel with a loaded gun is sentenced to a warrant of treatment David … Read more