The ABC has word that the Federales are going to take the ACT Gay Marriage laws to the High Court for striking down just as soon as we make them:
The Federal Government plans to challenge ACT same-sex marriage laws in the High Court when the territory enacts legislation.
The ACT Labor Government expects the law [...]
I do love a good YouTube video about Canberra, and today I found two from user Eloey Skitz. Who seems to be two girls, maybe one is Elory and one is Skitz? I don’t know. It’s not important.
Firstly the girls list the top 5 things they hate about Canberra:
There is the prerequisite “Canberra has nothing [...]
TAMS have a cute story on a platypus taking an unusual interest in the engine bay of a Toyota Hilux and going for a ride:
A young female platypus has survived a 15 kilometre journey in the engine bay of a Toyota Hilux which had driven through water at Angle Crossing at the Murrumbidgee River south [...]
My name is Ellen Lee and I am a fourth year student at the University of Canberra studying Film Production and International Relations.
As a part of our final unit we are to create a short 10 minute long film. Haunted Canberra is a documentary that is taking a closer look at the ghost stories [...]
This past weekend saw one of Australia’s largest skate pilgrimages hone in on Canberra’s Belconnen Skatepark for Belcopalooza 2013.
Tommy Fynn, Tim Williams, Reece Warren, Bjorn Johnston, Matt Cheney, Bugs Fardell, Gabriel Summers, Jack Kirk, Max Couling, Shane Azar, Mitchell Howse, Alex Campbell, Harry Clark, Andrew Brophy, Sam Giles, Robert Pace, Marty Girotto, Sammy Winter, [...]
[ 30 November, 2013; 12:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] ACT Community Living Project and the National Museum of Australia are joining forces to put on an expo and markets to celebrate I-Day.
At the moment they’re looking for stall holders so if you’re keen to get involved check out their stall holders invitation.
The Expo is a celebration of the skills, abilities and achievements of people [...]
Thanks to Zan’s very helpful tip in the Wotz on guide I was aware of Boorowa’s Running of the Sheep.
Having previously been ignorant of Boorowa’s very existence I hit up Google Maps and was surprised to learn it was a mere 1 hour and 18 minutes from the Inner North of Canberra.
Thus Goosepig and I [...]
In very exciting news Canberra’s own Fred Smith is listed as the next feature on the ABC’s Australian Story:
Fred Smith has been described as ‘Australia’s secret weapon’ in international diplomacy.
As a career diplomat, he’s represented Australia in Bougainville and more recently in Afghanistan.
But it’s his second career as a musician that came to the fore [...]
Months late and after 5pm on a long weekend Friday the 12 August Summary of Cabinet Outcomes slithered onto the internet as part of “Open Government”.
It’s the usual opaque document hinting at decisions without detailing them.
But it did have one unusually direct statement:
Land Rent Amendment Bill 2013
Cabinet agreed the Land Rent Amendment Bill 2013 and [...]
This has made its way to me:
Ever wanted to try wheelchair basketball? This is your chance!
Wheelout in the Capital, hosted by Sport Matters and Enable Development, is one of the Centenary of Canberra’s many wheel-themed events during SPIN: Canberra’s Weekends on Wheels.
Individual ($100) and team ($1000) registrations close today, with funds raised supporting a development [...]
[ 16 November, 2013 to 17 November, 2013. ]
The 2013 Vikings Weekender will take place on 16/17 November at the Erindale Vikings Club, ACT.
Full details of the event including online registration can be found at:
Hope to see you all there.
9am – 11am FREE Streetwise Learn to skateboard session
Afternoon – PRO/AM Closed practise, come and see what’s in store for tomorrow’s main event! ALL FREE to attend!
The Age has the news that the ABC’s morning’s man Ross Solly is following his missus to Thailand:
Mr Solly said speculation on social media about his future had prompted confirmation he would move to Thailand with his family next year.
“I am looking forward though very, very much, to becoming a stay-at-home-Dad,” Mr Solly said.
“But yes, [...]
Creative Partnerships Australia, have released an app called CITYART to help you find and enjoy the many art installations around Canberra.
If that’s your kind of thing, then head over to the site for info and a link to download the app from iTunes.
If you’re an android user then you’re out of luck as the app [...]
This in from John Dow:
I applied for unrestricted access to the Canberra airspace to celebrate the ferry flight of my new L-39 Albatross into Canberra. I don’t think they had any idea what they were in for when they approved it!
I made this video to showcase the incredible Canberra Cityscape scenery for FSX from [...]
The Snowy Hydro SouthCare Helicopter service is letting us know they’re turning 15 today!
Today, Tuesday October 1st, 2013 the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Helicopter service celebrates 15 years of service since 1998.
Over fifteen years, Snowy Hydro SouthCare has performed over 5,300 missions, saving lives and impacting on countless communities across the ACT & South Eastern [...]
In Bowen Park yesterday it was clear the fluff is in full flight, signalling as it does the end of the Canberra year.
OK, it’s not over, but the portents are clear, the end is nigh.
[Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org ]
This arrived via the contact form overnight:
From: ROSEMARY LISSIMORE
Subject: TCC COMMENTS
FOR THE INTERST OF THE PEFRSON WHO CALLED ME “THE OLD BATTLE AXE”.
THIS SHOWS THE IOGNORANCE OF THIS PERSON TO TRY TO GET A CHEAP LAUGH
1 I AM NOT OLD
2 BATTLE AXE IS ONE WORD.
3 MY REPUTATION SHOWS THAT THE PEOPLE OF [...]
[ 20 October, 2013; ] The annual Dragons Abreast Canberra Dragon Boat challenge is on again to raise funds for Dragons Abreast and other local and national groups supporting women on their journey with breast cancer.
Corporate and social teams from hospitals, embassies, government departments, schools and fitness centres will race for fun and glory and raise funds for a [...]
The ABC has word of this weekend’s celebrations for the 175th birthday of Queanbeyan.
Have a good one Q-town! Life would be much less entertaining without you!
Furday continues, and it’s all your fault.
Send photos of animals in front of Canberran landmarks to email@example.com!
You decide what is a Canberran landmark!
This week we only received dogs, are you cat/rabbit/rat/guinea pig/dolphin/albatross people just gonna sit down and take that?
1. James delivers much fur for Furday:
Got the Trifecta here – High Court, OPH [...]
Mayor Rattenbury has made known the success of the charity bin trial (consolidating the bins to areas they can be better policed), and plans to extend it Territory-wide:
“The development of the Code of Practice follows a six month trial where a range of measures were tested to see if they improved the management and reduced [...]
At least 920 of you are satisfied with the ACT’s municipal services.
Shane Rattenbury has announced that TAMS randomly called 1000 Canberrans and discovered that 92% of them are satisfied with the ACT’s current state of municipal affairs.
“Canberrans rightly place much importance on municipal services such as their roads, paths, publictransport, parks and garbage collection,” Mr [...]
[ 27 September, 2013; 5:45 pm; ]
The Critical Mass movement is a great bit of fun if you like cycling.
Even better is that it’s come to Canberra starting this Friday:
Gathering 5:45pm, Launching 6pm, Garema Place, ending at The Civic Pub in Braddon.
Last Friday of every month
To bring: a self-powered vehicle with wheels, as many lights/bike-accesories as you can muster, a [...]
If proving that you both love Canberra and still have the sense of humour of a 16 year old boy is important to you, then you’re going to want to bid on this.
C-069 Commemorative Numberplate
To mark Canberra’s 100th birthday, Canberra Centenary has donated a number of commemorative number plates to not-for-profit and community organisations around [...]
We just got some rather unfortunate news from one of the sellers at last Saturday’s Hustle & Scout markets, after reaching out to street artist Abyss.607 to paint some jackets for her to sell, some bugger stole one.
The beauty of this however is that these jackets are unique and highly recognisable. So if you see [...]
Emmaus Christian School have put their school play online that just happens to document Canberra’s history.
The Primary School Production for 2013 traces the history of Canberra since 1913 including some of the most popular songs and most significant images from each decade.
It’s just shy of 50 minutes long, but you know you’ll easily waste more [...]
Mayor Rattenbury is putting out word of a fun competition:
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today launched the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary’s Spring into Nature snap-film-draw competition which will run between Sunday 22 September and Friday 25 October 2013.
“The Spring into Nature competition is an excellent way for Canberra children to explore [...]
I’m an APS2 public servant and have been looking forward to a promotion at the end of the year that will finally see me back on a wage I can live comfortably on. So it was a huge shock last week when I was told that I won’t be getting the promotion that I have [...]
The ABC has a report on the ACT Heritage Council getting a right old kicking from ACAT over the heritage listing of St Patricks Church in Braddon.
ACAT found the evidence did not satisfy any of the requirements for heritage listing.
The tribunal was also highly critical of the Heritage Council, finding their work contained factual errors [...]
This Sunday (22 September 2013) Conservation Volunteers and the Friends of Mt Painter will be doing some work at Mt Painter (Cook). FoMP group have a long history of good environmental practice in restoration work in the Mount Painter Reserve, and have been working to restore the biodiversity and the native plant population in the [...]
The NCA has tweeted that today is the 50th anniversary of the closing of Scrivener Dam, forming Lake Burley Griffin:
50 years ago today, Minister for Interior Gordon Freeth closed the valves on Scrivener Dam to form #LakeBurleyGriffin pic.twitter.com/sM0iWDgaml
— NCA (@nca_media) September 20, 2013
Which is as good a reason as any to cast our minds back [...]