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Subjugation of Women – an Urban Reality

By 31 October 2014 6
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When I was overseas just recently in Barcelona, England and Dubai, I was reminded of a culture I have seen in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Sure, I saw the niquab in Dubai...

Capital Metro Business Case released

By 31 October 2014 1

The long awaited business case for the light rail line from Civic to Gungahlin has been released. At a media only event at the Gallery of Australian Design, the Chief Minister released the Business Case and the EOI simultaneously. Prospective tenderers have until mid December to prepare their bids. ...

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014
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Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants. This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit ...

Where are the mowers?

By 31 October 2014 13

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height.... and not a single mower to be seen! Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frank...

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014
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Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) r...

Charity Christmas Card Shop

By 31 October 2014

The Charity Christmas Card Shop will be opening on Monday 3 November, with lots of beautiful and very inexpensive cards and gifts from local charities. It’s at Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, Civic. It will be open from 10am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday until Thursday 18 December. For...

Whats on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014
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Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum - Fear. DJ's, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia. Heather Lansdowne is att...

Westfield Belconnen Parking

By 31 October 2014 4

Hi Rioters Can anyone give a suggestion for cheaper parking at or very near Belconnen Westfield? A family member works unusual hours in the mall and sometimes doesn't finish until almost midnight.  The option of public transport doesn't work.  To bus it from Gungahlin to the mall is one thin...

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State of the Capital – Weekly Political Wrap 30/10/14

By 30 October 2014 3
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The Fluffy fiasco The announcement on Tuesday that the ACT will receive a concessional billion-dollar loan may come as a relief to many ACT households but for others, the ni...

Bogong Capital of the World?

By 30 October 2014 6
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A couple of weeks ago over a cocktail at Honkytonks a friend pre-warned me of a plague like no other that was about to hit Canberra. Intrigued I valiantly yelled “Tell me mor...

Unleash your inner beast - The Beast roars into Canberra on the 8 Nov!

By 27 October 2014
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Canberra’s own and original obstacle course race, Call of the Beast, is back again for 2014. Registrations for the November 8 event close soon, so if you (like me) find the p...

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 31 October 2014
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7.30 ACT on the ABC Friday October 31st Mr Fluffy – the latest and what it means for asbestos affected home-owners as well as ACT rate payers Chief Minister, Katy Gall...

Drinks on the Terrace & Melbourne Cup Champagne lunch at Parlour Wine Room

By 31 October 2014
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We want to make Parlour's terrace the place to drink for Friday after-work drinks! We will be launching ‘Drinks on the Terrace’ today Friday 31st October which will also be...

So... Are we exclusive?

By 31 October 2014
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That sentence seems so American doesn’t it? 7 years ago when I started dating it was something that was never really questioned. The chances of someone seeing two people at o...

CBRfree public Wi-Fi goes live in Civic

By 31 October 2014 5
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ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher launched CBRfree public Wi-Fi in Civic East yesterday – the first area of the city to go permanently live with Canberra’s new free public ...

Many voices for One Canberra multicultural symposium

By 30 October 2014

A new reference group to oversee actions promoting cultural harmony was announced today at a major community forum. Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch and Attorney-General Simon Corbell made the announcement at the One Canberra symposium. The symposium fe...

"Ivory Tower" - university fee deregulation (Canberra International Film Fest

By 30 October 2014 1
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With deregulation of uni fees going before the Senate soon this is the ideal time for a conversation about what we want higher education in this country to be.  The Canberra I...

Red tape cut for community clubs

By 30 October 2014

New legislation introduced to the Legislative Assembly today will significantly cut red tape for community clubs, Minister for Racing and Gaming Joy Burch said. The Gaming Machine (Red Tape Reduction) Amendment Bill 2014 implements the first tranche of the Gaming Machine Reform Package announced...

No more Mickey Mouse: Close UC Kaleen High and expand Melba Copland

By 30 October 2014 4

I have previously raised the question that perhaps it’s time to close UC Kaleen High School on the grounds that it is costly, under-utilised and increasingly redundant. Despite initial outbursts against my proposal it seems now there is some growing community support and political consideration to...

Beer Day Out - Saturday 8 November

By 30 October 2014 9
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With more than 28 Australian Craft Breweries along with many International Breweries from New Zealand, South Africa, United States, Belgium and Germany... it's going to be a mi...

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