The ABC reports local male prostitute, Hector Scott of Kingston (hello Google), has appeared in court on charges of knowingly infecting someone with a STD. Allegedly, even though he knew (or should have known) that he had a STD he continued his “service”, and he was also operating without being registered.
According to this CT story [...]
In an era where fast broadband Internet is becoming widely accessible across not only OECD nations but also the developing world, the dismal state of Telstra’s ADSL broadband service right here in Canberra has become infuriatingly apparent through my experience with them in the past few weeks.
Having finished construction of our new home in [...]
Yesterday Riot had a story go up where the poster asked a seemingly reasonable and innocuous question about a particular service and if anyone had any good experiences with a particular service provider. Not long after that the same logon posted a glowing review for the self same service provider.
Been alert types a good half [...]
The Canberra Times is reporting that the ACT has secured $2.5 million in funding from the federal government to boost hospitals, and moreso elective surgery.
Treasurers and health ministers met yesterday in Brisbane to carve up $150million, which is the first instalment in the Federal Government’s $600million push to slash elective surgery waiting lists.
I did hear [...]
European wasp nest attached to roof awning
IF SWALLOWED SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE
In the thread “European Wasp nest removal?”, only a few of us believed European Wasps liked to live in houses.
We gave the following advice:
1) Destroy by Flame: using either WD40, lighter fluid, or using well-aimed cans of burning Mortein for self defence.
2) The Aliens Alternative [...]
Does anyone know if there is a group or organisation (governmental or otherwise) that will remove a rather large European Wasp’s nest currently menacing a friend of mine’s roof awning?
According to the ABC Online, the University of Canberra is to receive $945,000 in funding for setting up an ACT mental health centre, referral and advocacy network primarily for 12-25 year olds. Catching them while they’re young and impressionable so they don’t become unmanageable and alienated adults, and all that.
From what I can [...]
From the North Queensland Register we get this story on the Quarantine beagles going on show to display their skills at the National Museum of Australia this Thursday morning at 10.30 AM.
I always feel like saying hello to them in airports coz they look so cute, but I know that could lead to [...]
Great to see a site where all the under worked Canberians can waste more time (damn i miss
Canberra)So I was reading the blog on crime and Watson, just a few trivial facts I know about out cri in al system and how we treat them.Wagga has a juvenile detention centre and oh boy have I [...]
The ABC is reporting that the Bureau of Meteorology’s 2007 Climate Statement shows last year was the ACT’s fourth consecutive hottest year on record.
The average mean temperature was 14.8 degrees – nearly 2 degrees above the previous record.
2007 was also the stormiest year in nearly 40 years with 38 thunderstorms recorded in the [...]
I am the estranged daughter of Iqbal Khan. I have had little contact with him since I was born and I have been searching for him for the past five years. So far, I have managed to ascertain that he and his wife, Farida are the joint owners of a resteraunt in Narrabundah, Canberra called Kashmir House.
Since I have [...]
224 Army Cadet Unit (Canberra)is now recruiting new members The Australian Army Cadets (AAC) is a youth development organisation sponsored by the Australian Defence Force, dedicated to providing opportunities for all young Australians to obtain comprehensive personal challenges and growth, enhanced self-esteem and self-discipline, and adventurous enjoyment in a military setting.
AAC Activities include:Fieldcraft, Navigation, Leadership, Military [...]
Like the Israeli embassy yesterday, half of DFAT Canberra was evacuated today around 3pm after allegedly white power was discovered in the mail room. It’s since been declared resolved and everyone is back in the building.
I’d like to join a book club in Canberra, preferably on the north side. Does anyone know of one looking for new members?
The Age has this oddly titled article written by Andrew Darby about the Federal Government not disclosing the location of the Japanese whaling fleet when it is found, a decision that has infuriated activist Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd.
The title says ‘Canberra mum on whale fleet’, yet I can find no mention about a Canberra [...]
The SMH is reporting that tourist numbers to Canberra were almost two million for last year, an increase of 3.5 per cent on the previous year.
“It demonstrates the breadth of tourism experiences that we have to offer and also takes the opportunity to challenge some of the negative perceptions and stereotypes of our city,” said [...]
Well, someone had to post something so ….
The SMH has this little story about drag racer Victor Bray and the Summernats.
I particularly like this gem from one of the attendees, “Chicks with boobs. That’s why I come here every year,” said Michael Gratwick from Cooma. “Don’t worry about the cars.”
Don’t we live in an enlightened [...]
It makes me wonder……… since moving into quite Watson in 2006, I have seen a surge of unlawful entries, graffiti and vehicle hooning in the area. My question is why the AFP have not yet set up a taskforce to target the the criminals carrying out these acts?? Especially since an article in the Canberra [...]
The ABC is reporting that Canberra mums are choosing to have their children much later in life which is apparently against national trends.
ACT Health Minister Katy Gallagher says the report by the ACT Health Department shows women having children in their mid 30s.
Canberra residents are also the most likely in Australia to have a first [...]
I just caught a quick blurb on the news about this. From the footage it looked like the road that the (unoccupied…) cop shop is on just out the front of the townhouses there. Anyone have any info on this? I tried the online Canberra Times but of course there was nothing there.
Dickson Neighbourhood Watch is shutting up shop after 21 years.
It is a bit sad – I’m not sure whether they couldn’t get anyone to deliver the newsletter, or perhaps to produce it. Or maybe noone turned up to their meetings.
My inner north neighbourhood watch is fairly active (in the sightly haphazard way of volunteer organisations). [...]
I was en route to my millionth silly season/xmas shutdown drinks/catch-up this afternoon and had to stop by Caltex in Braddon to fill up the car, and when I got to the counter to pay I was informed there was a 1% surcharge for using my VISA. This was after I had already handed over [...]
The Canberra Times is reporting that Canberra legal luminary Ian Nicol fell victim to the Kings Highway on Boxing Day and his wife Meredith is in hospital in a serious but stable condition.
Having known Ian both personally and professionally since my childhood I’m finding it hard to believe that the seemingly irresistible force has been [...]
It’s not, they swear.
In other news, a man dies after a punch-up in Lochiel Street, Karabar. 25 year old Mark Thompson has been charged with manslaughter following the death of his 21 year old friend.
Whilst you can’t really connect the two stories other than by location, it was amusing to see the Sunday [...]
This year’s UAI scores were released this week and one Patrick Horsley from Radford scored the ACT’s only perfect 100.
Congratulations to him and all that.
However, the interesting thing I took from that story, and this other one also by Emma Macdonald, is that the Board of Senior Secondary Studies appears to be making it harder [...]
One would think that this would be an end to the matter. However as I suspected there will never be an end to it. The armchair experts will continue to challenge the findings of a judicial officer who has handed down findings and the Council of Civil Liberties will continue to bay for more restrictions [...]
I have always been interested but never able to get an answer on the make and model of what appears to be an early era jet fighter (or possibly trainer) based at the Canberra Airport. They are located near the intersection of Majura Rd and Fairbairn Ave. From my amateur knowledge of military aircraft, it’s [...]
It seems that most of Canberra’s Christmas Carols are on obscenely early, and therefore it seems I have missed most of them (again).
Does anyone have any idea of where Christmas Carols are being held between now and the big day?
We all know the monorail chanting squad’s stance on the transit solution for Canberra – here’s another one linkie
Some features of the electric highway is you could recharge all of your devices on the way to work, and of course we would be moving up to the latest 1880′s technology.
I am still making [...]
For those who haven’t caught up with the news, ABC Radio 666 Afternoon Show host David Kilby has announced he is retiring. This Friday is his last Afternoon Show, then he does a couple of weeks filling in for the breakfast show.
His musical taste wasn’t for everyone, indeed I sometimes wondered whether we’d gone [...]
Just wanted to let people know we live in south Gordon and were robbed today.
It’s a good reminder to take extra care this time of season as crooks could create quite a bit of heart ache at this time of year with a successful strike. In our case, entrance to the house was attempted [...]
The Australian(greater detail)
Retired Marist College Canberra (1970-1990s) teacher & continuing Marist Brother, Brother John Kosta is expected to be arrested following alleged abuse claims made against him.
There are two other as-yet-unnamed ex-Marist teachers to be investigated also.
These allegations were were raised as part of the ongoing investigation into Paul Lyons (Daramalan and Marist College [...]