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RiotACT Face Off: Should funded tertiary education be subject selective?

By 20 October 2014 1

It's time for another RiotACT Face Off. This week, we asked Kate Carnell and Steven Bailey to share their thoughts on government funding of tertiary education. Both were give...

Witnesses sought to disturbance outside Canberra Hospital

By 20 October 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a disturbance that occurred outside the Canberra Hospital this morning (Monday, 20 October). About 11.15am, police responded to reports of ...

Blogonomics Workshop in October with Carly Jacobs from Smaggle

By 20 October 2014

Hello lovely Canberrans! I'm an ex-Canberra gal who's now a professional blogger living in Melbourne. I'm returning to Canberra next week to teach a workshop on how to grow ...

New laws to reduce red-tape for community fundraising and food businesses

By 20 October 2014 2

New laws to be introduced into the Legislative Assembly this week will reduce red-tape for several food businesses and community groups by removing the need for not-for-profit groups to appoint a food safety supervisor when fundraising, Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher announced...

The Shiny Bum Singers reveal all – but only once!

By 20 October 2014

Canberra’s very own public service parody troupe, The Shiny Bum Singers, have momentarily escaped their desks to present a return season of Rampant Bureaucracy. First seen...

A-E reporting for Year 10 Certificates from this year

By 20 October 2014

Year 10 students in the ACT will have their achievements graded from A-E in nationally recognised standards on their Certificate for the first time this year, Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch said today. The change from school-based descriptions of achievements to nationally agreed ...

Police investigating body in creek

By 19 October 2014 5

ACT Policing is responding to a report of a body in a creek in Symonston. About 2.15pm today (Sunday, October 19) four men who were fishing located what appears to be a body. Police were called and are currently at the scene at Jerrabomberra Creek. Enquiries are continuing. (ACT Policing...


By 19 October 2014

This year's Pet Expo has a mountain of things to do and see! Join us on Saturday 1 November for the second RSPCA ACT Pet Expo! 10:00am - 3:00pm - 12 Kirkpatrick Street Westo...

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2014/15 waste and recycling calendar now available

By 20 October 2014

The ACT Government wishes to advise residents that the 2014/15 waste and recycling calendar is now available. Residents can collect a calendar at ACT Government libraries, Canberra Connect Shopfronts and 20 suburban shopping centres across Canberra. Calendars can be mailed out on request by leavi...

Local Marine Scientist Lands Dream Job Out West

By 20 October 2014

Local marine scientist Andrew Leach has been selected to participate in an once-in-a-lifetime experience with the Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program (GTCP), Western Australia...

Where I End & You Begin - The Street Theatre (Review)

By 20 October 2014

Deep space private detective Whatshisname (Raoul Craemer) is on a case: he has to find a missing woman.  Unfortunately, he’s also lost his client, so before he can even get ...

Does Feminism Need a Rebrand?

By 20 October 2014 18

I’ve been a feminist from a very young age. When my Dad first introduced me to Star Wars, I remember thinking Han Solo was a sexist jerk and that Leia should have chosen nice...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 19 October 2014

The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from...

An Evening with Pat Farmer

By 18 October 2014

Pat Farmer is an extreme ultra marathon runner, achieving historic and world record breaking runs through some of the most inhospitable conditions known. His physical and ment...

Unapproved decks

By 18 October 2014 8

There was an add on a local radio station a few months ago advertising a company that can do all the work needed to get an unapproved deck approved, can anyone remember the name please. If not advice on how to do this would also be appreciated. Its a huge covered deck 3-4 meters off the ground. T...

Woman charged over death in Dunlop

By 18 October 2014 4

A 23-year-old woman has been arrested over the death of her mother in Dunlop last night (Friday, October 17). About 5:40pm police received a call to attend a home in Dexion Place, Dunlop. On arrival, a 56-year-old woman was found deceased and a crime scene was established. The 23-year-old ha...

Weekend Cafe Hotspot: Kingston & Co, Westfield Belconnen

By 18 October 2014 1

After trying out two cafes in Westfield Woden I thought it was time to put Westfield Belconnen to the test! I have a friend that works at Westfield Belconnen and she immediately...

Man arrested on stalking and indecency charge

By 18 October 2014

A 35-year-old Chisholm man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Saturday, October 18) charged with stalking and act of indecency. Police will allege the man committed an indecent act on a 23-year-old woman as she walked to her car on Thursday night (October 16) in Chisholm. Abou...

Police investigate suspicious death in Dunlop

By 17 October 2014

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious death in Dunlop which occurred earlier today (Friday, October 17). About 5:40pm police received a call to attend a home in Dexion Pla...

ScreenACT funding to support filmmakers

By 17 October 2014

ScreenACT will receive $80,500 from the 2015 ACT Arts Fund Program category to support local emerging filmmakers and screen practitioners, Minister for the Arts Joy Burch announced today. “The ACT Government is committed to supporting artistic development for our local film and screen artists....

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