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Liberal MP apologises for describing Greens’ candidate as “too camp”

Liberal MP apologises for describing Greens’ candidate as “too camp”

Mark Parton, a Liberal MP who serves in the ACT parliament, has apologised for describing a Greens candidate at the upcoming territory election as “too camp”. The serving MP told Jonathan Davis that he was “too camp for Tuggeranong” when the two met on the campaign trail over the weekend. Davis told The Canberra Times that he […]

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ACT Liberals drop candidate who says police have ‘homosexual agenda’

ACT Liberals drop candidate who says police have ‘homosexual agenda’

A political hopeful in the Australian Capital Territory has been dropped by the Liberal party just days after he was lauded as a quality candidate. On Sunday Peter McKay was announced as the Liberal candidate for the inner-city seat of Kurrajong for the upcoming ACT election. Liberal leader Aistair Coe described McKay as a passionate […]

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Three teenagers arrested over murder of Canberra man

Three teenagers arrested over murder of Canberra man

Three NSW teenagers have been arrested over the murder of a Canberra man. One line of investigation police are pursuing is that he may have been using a gay dating app in the lead up to his death. Police believe Peter Keeley, 56, may have been using the gay dating app Grindr to meet with […]

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Canberra man accused of Australian Christian Lobby explosion dies

Canberra man accused of Australian Christian Lobby explosion dies

The Canberra man who was charged with causing an explosion outside the headquarters of the Australian Christian Lobby has died. The 36 year old man was facing fight charged of arson and property damage in relation to the event last December, his lawyers had indicated he would be claiming he was suffering mental impairment at […]

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ACT police defend their comments about the ACL explosion

ACT police defend their comments about the ACL explosion

The ACT police have defended their decision to announce that an explosion in front of the headquarters of the Australian Christian Lobby in December was not religiously, ideologically, or politically motivated. The damage occurred after a van containing six gas cylinders was set alight in front of the building. Later a man presented himself to […]

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Man behind ACL explosion allegedly targeted the organisation

Man behind ACL explosion allegedly targeted the organisation

Jaden Duong, the man standing trial for the explosion outside the Australian Christian Lobby in December, researched the group, and how to create a bomb, prior to allegedly setting a van filled with gas bottles alight. The Australian Capital Territory Police had previously declared that the Duong was not “politically, religiously or ideologically motivated”, but […]

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Man responsible for the explosion at ACL HQ to stand trial

Man responsible for the explosion at ACL HQ to stand trial

The Canberra man responsible for the explosion at the Australian Christian Lobby will stand trial but he maintains that he was mentally impaired at the time. Jaden Duong, 36, is facing charges of arson and property damage, in relation to the incident that occurred at the Deakin headquarters of the Australian Christian Lobby. It is […]

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Third teen sentenced over ACT Grindr extortion scam

Third teen sentenced over ACT Grindr extortion scam

A Canberra teenager who blackmailed men he met on the social media app Grindr has avoided being sent to prison. The 16 year old, who was 15 at the time of the offences, worked with three friends to extort money from men they met through the popular dating app. Due to his age the boy […]

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Man charged over Australian Christian Lobby explosion

Man charged over Australian Christian Lobby explosion

Police in the Australian Capital Territory have charged a 36 year old Canberra man with arson and property damages offences in relation to an incident that occurred at the headquarters of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) in December. Yesterday the police announced that they had delivered a brief of evidence to the Director of Public […]

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Canberra teen sentenced over calculated Grindr extortion

Canberra teen sentenced over calculated Grindr extortion

A Canberra teen who used social dating app Grindr to threaten and extort gay men will spend six months in youth detention. The boy was part of a group of young men who made contact with men on Grindr and then later threatened to expose them as paedophiles. Canberra police arrested four youths, including the […]

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