About Lachlan Roberts

This Canberra born and bred journalist sits on a variety of sidelines, keen to reflect the depth of local and regional sport.

When he isn’t cheering on the Raiders, Liverpool, or Essendon, Lachlan loves to investigate, write, listen and analyse.

Got a story idea? Contact him at [email protected]

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Greens call for Alan Jones ads to be removed from Transport Canberra buses
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The ACT Greens have thrown their support behind a community petition calling for Transport Canberra to immediately remove 2CC's Alan Jones ads from the back of buses in their fleet, stating that the government should not profit from Jones' "blatantly sexist, misogynistic dog-whistling". A month after 2CC announced it would syndicate the Alan Jones Breakfast Show, Jones made comments on air about...
Woman airlifted to hospital following single-vehicle crash near Yass
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A 62-year-old woman has been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after a single-vehicle crash near Yass on Monday morning. Around 10:30 am, the woman was travelling north on the Hume Highway, north of the Yass Valley Way, when her vehicle left the road and crashed. The woman sustained serious injuries to her right arm and was taken to...
Man dies after single-vehicle crash near Queanbeyan
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A man died earlier this morning after his car rolled onto its side in a remote area near Queanbeyan. Around 6:40 am, emergency services were called to Hoskinstown Road at Primrose Valley, 40 km south-east of Queanbeyan. A short time later, police arrived at the scene to find a sedan on its side, with a man trapped inside. He died at the...
Monaro Highway to be upgraded before 2020 ski season
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The ACT Government plans to upgrade two sections of Monaro Highway before Canberra heads south for next year's snow season, after yet another fatal crash on the busy highway. Transport Canberra and City Services has released a tender for the design and construction of Monaro Highway improvements, including construction of a two-kilometres of a northbound overtaking lane between Williamsdale Road...
Fatal collision closes Monaro Highway in both directions
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One person has died after a truck and car collided on the Monaro Highway on Tuesday morning (3 September). Around 9:30 am, emergency services were called to Monaro Highway near the Royalla Solar Farm, in what police described a "serious collision". The driver and sole occupant of the car died at the scene. The driver of a semi-trailer was treated...
Man dies after car rolls near Sutton Forest McDonalds
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A man has died after it is believed his car hit trees, causing it to roll on Saturday evening (31 August) near Sutton Forest McDonalds. Around 9:10 pm, a motorist travelling along the Hume Highway at Sutton Forrest, about 400m north of Sallys Corner Road, saw a crashed Mazda utility on the median strip of the Highway. Police believe the...
New children’s book teaches the ABCs of the ACT
Community
Usually, 'A' is for apple but thanks to a new children's book, 'A' is Angela, an awesome author who takes the audience on an alphabetic adventure around the ACT. The book called ABC the ACT, written and photographed by Canberra local Angela Ball, takes readers on a journey from A to Z to discover the sights and sounds of the...
Sweet smell of success: Lake George winemaker’s journey that started with a blind date
Food & Wine
A mutual love of wine can sometimes lead to perfect matrimony, just ask local winemaker Sarah McDougall. The owner of the iconic Lake George Winery, who has been nominated for best winery operator/owner of the year at the 2019 Australian Women in Wine Awards, credits online dating as the instigator of her wine journey. "Around 10 years ago, I came back...
Snags bleed green as butcher celebrates the sizzling Green Machine
Community
You can tell the Canberra Raiders are having a sniff come finals time when you see green sausages being sold at Lindbeck's Butchery in Queanbeyan. With Green Machine fever in full swing after the Raiders' stormed home to beat the Melbourne Storm last weekend (17 August), the green snags were back on display after a three-year absence. The man responsible...
William Nash’s fearless beach rescue recognised with bravery award
Community
William Nash struggles to express what made him jump out the car, grab his surfboard and dash down to the beach on that memorable Canberra Day in 2017. On the afternoon of 12 March 2017, 16-year-old Will rushed into the ocean with his surfboard to rescue a family that had been caught in a dangerous rip at the unpatrolled Denhams...
Busking Queensland principal and his students arrive in chilly south for once-in-a-lifetime trip
Community
The thought of having to endure Canberra's bitterly cold winter mornings is enough to deter most people from visiting the capital, but for a small bush school in Queensland, it's an opportunity of a lifetime. Ten students and two teachers from two rural Queensland schools touched down in Canberra yesterday afternoon (18 August) for the first time - excited about a...
What Tristan K’Nell learnt from chatting to Canberra sporting champions
Sport
Tristan K'Nell has had an opportunity every sports fan dreams of. He has sat down with sporting legends across the world for his podcast, Talking with TK, including George Foreman, Jonathon Thurston, Clyde Rathbone, Evander Holyfield, Steve Waugh, Caroline Buchanan, Kyah Symon, Archie Thompson, Craig Lowndes and Ellyse Perry. He gets to be a part of the inner sanctum, where sports...
Holey moley: Australia’s first minted coins go on display at the Mint
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The oldest coins minted for colonial Australia have gone on show at the Royal Australian Mint, allowing visitors to lay eyes on the holy grail of Australian coins for the next couple of months. The coins have taken centre stage in a new display titled All That is Holey: The First Minted Coins of Australia, providing the public with a rare opportunity to...
Athletes urged to think twice about the unknown dangers of sport supplements
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Do you know what ingredients are in your sports supplements? What is polydextrose and sodium selenite? Is inulin actually good for you? Is maltodextrin going to help you lose weight? While these ingredients can play an important role to improve performance, there are question marks around the risk they pose. Health experts are calling for more education about the dangers...
“Absurd” ban keeps Ky Ruprecht and his partner from donating blood
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Canberra based medical student Ky Ruprecht and nurse Connor Lynch were shocked to find that they were not allowed to donate blood to the Red Cross. They haven't had a tattoo in the past four months, they have healthy hearts, they do not have any sexual diseases, they have not injected recreational drugs in the past five years nor have...
Walk like a Nordic to the Finnish line, the fun new way to exercise
Community
As Kristen Pratt speeds past people during her daily walks, the two questions she hears the most are: "Have you forgotten your skis?" or "Are we expecting snow?". The questions seem reasonable when you see her walk past with long walking poles in her hands. Ms Pratt is the founder of Capital Nordic Walking, teaching thousands of Canberrans the benefits...
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