I was chatting with a Woden Woolies employee the other morning after we both saw a ‘criminal genius’ trying to shop lift a UDL (puting it in his pocket right in front of me whilst said employee was watching him in the mirror – he put it back and left the shop).
The employee told me that that [...]
One for the amateur psephologists amongst us – post your predictions on the outcome of the 2012 election:
Which party will form government and will they do it in their own right?
Who will the make up of the Assembly? (ie name the candidates who will be elected).
Who will have the biggest post election dummy spit?
What will happen to the [...]
I will say it from the outset – I am no friend of the Liberal party, but I have to say I was amazed at what I witnessed at the Erindale shopping centre yesterday afternoon (8 October).
Ms CSRI and I were popping into the shops to pick up a couple of things when we came across [...]
As a fair and balanced, neutral political observer, with no allegiance to any political party, or political philosophy, I have been weighing up who will be getting my vote in the 2012 Assembly election.
I have gone into this with an open mind, taking into account the policy announcements and party platforms and have decided that [...]
Every time I log into facebook, there he is, every time I log into linkedin there he is, go away you git.
Oh, he also is John Hargreaves appointed successor – says it all really…
Thinking about taking the Freeman family for a day to see some snow this weekend.
Not after anything fancy as none of us are skiers, just enough to get the littlies excited – any Rioters know where the closest snow to Canberra is at the moment?
I have been trying to get in touch with the skin cancer clinic that was based at the Hawker shops, to no avail.
Can any north side rioters advise whether it has closed, relocatted or did they simply not pay their phone bills?
The Canberra Times is running the story of a DEEWR employee who managed to rack up cash advances of $38,600 on his corporate credit card.
Before you cast judgement on him, he has a very good excuse. According to the article, he told investigators that he was ‘pretty drunk’ during the majority of the transactions and [...]
We are in the unfortunate position of having a neighbour who has decided to start running a mechanics/panel beaters from home. We are subject to panel beating going on until after midnight and the continual reving of cars, to the point where it sounds like the engine is about to explode.
A number of people in [...]
I rarely venture into Garema Place these days, so I don’t know if this has been going on long, but today I came across a protest of sorts – signs and a woman handing out flyers decrying Bradley Allen Lawyers.
The woman is alleging that the firm gave a cost estimate of $20 000 to settle [...]
This morning there was mention on 666 of the imminent closure of these three West Row businesses. The report/rumour stated that the building is to be redeveloped into office accommodation.
Does anyone know whether this is an accurate report?
Local ‘revolutionary’ John Passant, who has dedicated his life to calling on workers to arise from their slumber and seize control of the state (albeit from the twin ivory towers of academia and the ATO where he was an Assistant Commisioner) appears to be in a bit of trouble.
According to the Fair Work Australia website, he and [...]
Had a chat with a friend with very close ties to the ACT Liberals, I guess what the media would refer to as a ‘senior Liberal source’, who told me that Mr Seselja is in some serious trouble and has lost the support of his fellow Liberal MLA’s. However, apparently all is not lost as there [...]
We are looking at extending our house (adding a new master bedroom with an en-suite and walk in robe) and are seeking any feedback on local builders engaged to do similar projects.
Also, can anyone provide any guidance on how close you can build to the fence line (neighbours) – I have had conflicting information.
The ACT/NSW Electrical Trades Unions Neville Betts, better known as ‘motormouth’, appears to be in a spot of bother. According to papers lodged in the Federal Court by Victorian Branch Secretary Dean Mighell on 11 July (NSD1133/2011), Comrade Betts has, in breach of ETU rules, pocketed stipend payments to the tune of $595,374 ($588,374 from Transgrid and $7000 from [...]
The busy, busy Member for Brindabella.
Seeking recommendations for a tradesperson who has experience in renovating sheds/garages. We have a partial renovated two car metal garage (ie the roller door has bee replaced with a sliding door) which we are hoping to have insulated and partitioned into two rooms.
Have any rioters had experience with tradies who could assist?
Thanks in advance!
We often have people posting on this site requesting recommendations for fine dining establishments. Which led me to thinking that it would be great if there was a website that reviewed the best restaurants in Canberra we could direct people to.
After a little bit of sleuthing I discovered, much to my surprise, that there is such a site! [...]
I was having a chat with a mate on the weekend who was bemoaning the loss of poker machines, ie machines that you actually play poker on rather than the gaming machines which infest our good community.
Are there any left in the ACT?
If so where do they reside?
A number of buses failed to turn up in the Kambah area this morning.
A call to ACTION indicated that this was due to road closures stemming from a police operation.
The ACTION employee stated that they were under instruction to give no further information – any ideas what was going on?
UPDATE: ACT Policing are [...]
According to an article in the Crimes this morning; not only would the coalition in Government cut 12 000 jobs from the Public Service (through natural attrition – yeah right we heard that in 1996…) they are also going to increase the efficiency dividend from 1.25% to 2%.
Now, and this pains me to say it [...]
Does anyone know any personal trainers who specialise in kettlebell training?
Getting to the gym has recently become a little difficult for me, a decent home gym would set me back more cash that I am willing to spend so I am looking into purchasing kettlebells.
As I have had no experience with this style of training before, [...]
Ms Saffron and I have recently bought a new house and have become aware of some potential problems with the lights that have been installed.
Can anyone recommend a good (cheap) electrician to advise whether we are living in a death-trap?
Thanks in advance
We have recently joined the property owning circle and have moved out of our rental premises.
We endured a pedantic ‘final’ inspection and were informed of a couple of areas that required more work. Said concerns were addressed at the final final inspection and everything seemed to be in order.
I was contacted the next day by [...]
Greens MLA Meredith Hunter says that her request for a $50,000 pay rise three months after being elected was an attempt to address the ”inequity” of the ACT’s two-party system.
If I knew how to add a poll I would…
Does anyone have any relection of this band? I think I have the name right, but could have some words mixed up.
They were Canberra based late in the late 1980′s and played ska covers of mainstream songs – they did an awesome version of Lionel Ritchies Dancing on the Ceiling.
I saw them perform at the [...]
Frightening news…not clear if it was being run from Kambah or not.
A CANBERRA woman will front court today to face sex slave and trafficking charges.
Police will allege the woman, 42, also operated an illegal brothel.
The charges follow a raid by Australian Federal Police officers on premises in suburban Kambah last month.
Police will tell the court [...]
As I was strolling through the Canberra Centre on my lunchbreak chilling out to the dulcit tones of Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry’s ‘Aint Got No Home’, I was approached by a vaguely familiar person. He told me he desperately needed my help.
Turns out a tragedy had struck his family. Apparently his brother had fallen off his pushbike and had [...]
The internal walls of my building have been adorned with ‘flu avoidance posters from the Department of Health (they came from http://www.health.gov.au/fluandyou but the link does not seem to be working at the moment…).
The posters contain incredible suggestions like putting tissues in the bin and washing your hands *gosh!*.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I lurve [...]
Is it just me or has the Ali Baba logo changed over the years?
I noticed an ad last night that had him looking like an albino – I seem to recall that he used to have a thick black moustache and looked significantly more middle eastern.
Any thoughts on which of our new overlords will follow in the footsteps of Trevor Kaine, Helen Cross and Richard Mulchay by ratting on their party and declaring themselves independents?
Past form would have to suggest it will be one of the Liberals but my money is one of the Greens – probably Caroline Le Couteur, unless [...]