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Soak up some tunes at Summer Sounds 2012

By 13 January 2012

If you fancy an afternoon of listening to various live musics, sitting on grass and enjoying a sizzling BBQ, you can head out to the Botanic Gardens where Summer Sounds 2012 is already under way and will be running ’til the end of January.
Entry is by donation to the Friends of the Gardens. Donations collected [...]

New support program in the works for crime victims

By 13 January 2012

Victims of Crime Commissioner John Hinchey has awarded a contract to Communities@Work, for a volunteer program that is meant to practically assist victims of crime around the ACT.
Mr Hinchey said the group were an important part of the Canberra community having previously delivered various other well known and respectable programs.
“Communities@Work have strong organisational support services, [...]

Canberra United finish on top, slay competition

By 12 January 2012

Congratulations are in order for latest local sporting heroes Canberra United, who took out the Westfield W-league with a 5-0 win over Adelaide United in their 11th round bout on Sunday.
Adelaide fought a good fight, keeping a dangerous-looking Canberra at bay for the first 25 minutes, until defenses were breached to see two quick-fire goals [...]

Belco Flicks IV – Reconciliation

By 11 January 2012

[ 7 March 2012; ] If you want to check out some Australian short films, Belco Flicks IV will be screening on the evening of Wednesday March 7, 2012 at the Theatre@BCS to coincide with the launch of Belconnen Community Service’s inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan. Films included in the program will in some way express or explore the theme [...]

Holding food safety reform until we’re competent?

By 11 January 2012

Almost three weeks after the Auditor-General released a negative report on the ACT Government’s food safety regulations the Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson has finally chimed in with a media release today, claiming the report should be the first priority over other reform in the area.
“Katy Gallagher needs to get the basic management of her Health Protection [...]

All you freeloading bus-goers cost ACTION $5 million

By 10 January 2012
All you freeloading bus-goers cost ACTION $5 million

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, they say, but last financial year there were plenty of free bus rides. Around $5 million worth actually, thanks to the aged-and-failing Wayfarer ticketing system which was recently phased out for MyWay.
The figure is part of an ACTION bus audit compiled by the auditor-general.
“So that $3-$5 million [...]

The biter of Childers Street strikes

By 10 January 2012

A 53-year-old Melba woman was arrested yesterday (Monday, January 9) after biting a police officer who pulled her over for a traffic stop.
About noon, the police officer identified the woman not wearing a seat belt while driving a white Mazda 626 on Childers Street in Acton.
The woman became belligerent and uncooperative toward police when requested [...]

SouthCare chopper on the lookout for missing merkin campers

By 9 January 2012

An interesting little tidbit from the Snowy Hydro SouthCare mission page this morning:
Monday 9th, January 2012
Tasked to SNOWY MOUNTAINS at 6am to assist with search and rescue operation. 3 missing Americans campers [sic]
No other details at this point.
UPDATE: The ABC has more.
FURTHER UPDATE: They’ve been found.

Brad needs your help as he runs to Cape York

By 9 January 2012
Brad needs your help as he runs to Cape York

22-year-old Canberran Brad Carron-Arthur found an interesting way to kick off his new year, undertaking a grueling 4000km solo run from Canberra to Cape York to raise money for AFFIRM: The Australian Foundation for Mental Health Research.
“There are two forces driving me. Firstly the innate drive for adventure and to challenge myself is what has [...]

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