Peter Brewer, Canberra Times

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Past articles by Peter:

'They are bored shitless, frankly': Outgoing prisons watchdog tells of what life is really like behind bars in the ACT

Neil McAllister offers his frank and fearless views of the problems with Canberra's prison → Read More

'Real world' car fuel consumption and emissions tests soon will reveal how badly consumers have been conned by lab tests

Lab tests not showing full extent of CO2 emissions. → Read More

How our paramedics are pushing back on violence and aggression

ACT paramedics all too often find themselves in situations where they are getting abused, physically intimidated or at... → Read More

Patrick Prevett, of Queanbeyan, second person to slip and died in a fall at Gibraltar Falls

Patrick Prevett of Queanbeyan is the second man to have slipped and died at Gibraltar Falls in the... → Read More

ACT police say car theft is linked to home burglary

Luxury car theft is an ongoing issue in Canberra with thieves stealing keys and coming back later for... → Read More

ACT Parks and Conservation conduct prescribed burns in Pialligo and the Molonglo Valley

Residents will see smoke from two prescribed burns in Pialligo and the Molonglo Valley → Read More

NSW police and vehicle inspectors defect 22 vehicles in one day in Queanbeyan

More operations are planned after a large number of vehicles were defected over the border. → Read More

Numbers reveal the pressure on Canberra's emergency department nursing staff

Report of government services reveals shortfalls in Canberra's hospital emergency → Read More

Andy Lopez believes drugs and alcohol fuelled anti-social behaviour at Summernats

Organisers suspect that a combination of drugs and alcohol fuelled the trouble which led to the shutdown of... → Read More

The body of a woman was recovered off Captains Beach, in Jervis Bay, marking the third fatality this summer

Woman's body recovered from the waters off Jervis Bay. → Read More

A crash north of Sutton has claimed the life of a motorcycle rider

Emergency services were called to location after receiving a triple zero emergency call from a passing motorist. → Read More

ACT Policing watching outcomes from latest NSW strategy

Is online reporting the key to preventing sexual assault being one of the most hidden crime types? → Read More

Locally-engineered Porsche takes out coveted grand champion sword as Summernats attracts record crowd of 125,000

Summernats posted a new four-day attendance record of 125,000 → Read More

Andrew 'Lynchy' Lynch will swap combine harvester for a 600 horsepower Corolla at this year's Summernats

Victorian wheat farmer Andrew Lynch will be one of the stars of the burnouts at Summernats → Read More

Research shows ACT Policing needs greater numbers in force

Demand for police services has exceeded supply in the ACT, spurring the territory's Chief Police Officer to go public on the dire need for more officers as rising family violence and mental health-related cases put the squeeze on available resources. → Read More

Insurers ask whether government negligence led to the car park fire at Spilt Milk at EPIC?

The Insurance Council of Australia says insurers are entitled to seek the recovery of costs if negligence is proved against the ACT government after nine vehicles sustained damage, some burnt out completely, during the grass fire at Exhibition Park on the Spilt Milk weekend. → Read More

La Nina summer rain expected to persist, keeping grassfire threat level at 'normal'

Healthy summer rain is predicted - and needed - to keep the grassfire threat at bay. → Read More

Ambulance, police, fire and rescue and trauma treatment specialists joined voices in ACT online road safety campaign

New road safety campaign by ACT emergency services responders → Read More

Murder verdicts to be handed down in the MH17 trial in The Netherlands

The 2014 murder trial of 298 people on board Malaysian Airlines MH17 shot down over the Ukraine will... → Read More

A truck and a car have collided on the Federal Highway

A driver has been killed in a fatal crash on the Federal Highway → Read More