Via the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC):

  • Roads near Parliament House including Brisbane Ave, John McEwen Cr, Sydney Ave, State Circle have been closed, @ACTPolicing say.

via @TheKouk

I’ve checked the @ACTPolicing feed and don’t see anything along those lines yet … yep, its there, on the ACT traffic police feed

OK …More;

  • ACT Police say a suspicious package has been found at DFAT in Barton, the building has been evacuated & road closures are in place


Police investigate suspicious package in Barton
Release Date: Tuesday, December 16 2014, 02:43 PM

  • ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious package located in the canteen area of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Barton this afternoon (Tuesday, December 16).
  • About 1.45pm, ACT Policing received the report of the suspicious package at DFAT on John McEwen Crescent.
  • ACT Policing provided a coordinated response and cordoned the area as a standard safety precaution.
  • Evacuations are underway at DFAT and road closures implemented.
  • Members of the AFP Bomb Response Team are in attendance.

Updated at 0501GMT – the package has been deemed ‘non-suspicious’. All good!