Can anyone confirm what’s happened to Babars in Civic. Has been closed since earlier this week, no signs on the doors to indicate why?
Have you noticed that you when you book a taxi with CanberraElite online, there is a mandatory field entitled ‘TAG name’? There is no explanation of what it means. I assume that everyone simply puts down anything to ensure the booking proceeds. The woman on the switch could not provide me with an explanation I [...]
Yesterday I was sent an advertisement for a property available under the infamous Land Rent Scheme. I was suprised by the $1.2 million+ price tag. especially since the scheme is supposed to assist with housing affordability and there are eligibility criteria for the scheme that would surely preclude anyone eligible from getting such a pricey [...]
Here’s a purely hypothetical situation:
I drive my nondescript white Commodore to an ACT pre-pay parking lot, remove the ML-585 number plates and park without buying or displaying a ticket. Since I no longer have a registration sticker, in the event of a parking inspector doing the rounds, how will they issue me with a fine?
The bureau of meteorology’s 2013 annual climate report [http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/annual_sum/2013/AnClimSum2013_HR1.0.pdf] is now out, and shows sunny canberra had a +2.2 degrees anomaly above average temperatures, during what was australia’s hottest year on record. this was the greatest anomaly for any of our capital cities – canberra’s getting warmer more quickly. and our rainfall was some 14% [...]
My company has a large volume of confidential documentation that we need disposed of securely. The problem is, it is more than pure paper, there are drop files, bound files, staples, plastic sleeves, ring binders etc. I have been unable to find a company that will dispose of the entire contents of the box [...]
With Giulia Jones and Jeremy Hanson appointing themselves the last arbiters of taste for performances they haven’t seen and calling for drastic sanction against people only remotely involved I thought in my capacity as a private citizen I’d like to throw my own 2c in via the great Charlie Chaplin.
We live in a narrow street in Crace – 6 m of asphalt – with no parking restrictions, no parking bays and, except for one house, no driveways.
Fine at the moment, but a development has been approved – yes we put in a representation – for across the road that will see twelve new [...]
I’m new to Canberra and have just bought an enduro bike (with full rego).
As I don’t have a ute or trailer at the moment to go out to trails like Bendethera etc. – are there any fire trails or national park areas that aren’t too far out of Canberra?
I’m really not fussy any dirt at [...]
[ 17 May, 2014; 6:30 pm; ] BRACE – Australia’s Mixed Martial Arts event series hits Canberra for our 27th Event.
After touring across Australia BRACE arrives in the nations capital and we are bringing the Australian 2014 MMA Championship Tournament Season Opener to your city.
5 Stadium events from Canberra to Sydney will see 48 Fighters, 6 Divisions all fighting in KO Elimination [...]
Despite the heading sounding vaguely like a misdirected personals ad, I am, in fact, not looking for love, but a book keeper for my business.
I’m a sole trader myself and would like to support another sole trader, preferably in the Inner North, but I’ll take quality over convenience.
Can anyone make a recommendation to me, please?
My Toyota car is due for 80,000 km car service. I’ve been going to Toyota for car services previously. For this major service, Toyoto gave me a quote for $750. It is going to be a huge bill for me. I am wondering if anyone knows any good cheaper auto service in Canberra who are [...]
I am VERY excited to be starting my degree this year as a full time student at the University of Canberra. I have studied before – back when I was ‘meant’ to – fresh from Year 12 – but a love of coffee breaks and sleep-ins meant I was less than successful and ended up [...]
Jellyware sent this in with an interesting question – is following the rules as an act of civil disobedience?
What do you think?
After a laborious resistance by poo covered parties on both sides trying to delay or deny this inquiry, here’s a bit:
An international ballistics expert has contradicted key evidence that a silencer was used in the 1989 murder of the ACT’s police chief [Colin Winchester].
Suppression orders on new ballistics evidence at the inquiry into the murder [...]
Well, theres a fair amount of actps that visit (or well, use to, I suppose, before the last few weeks) and I was just wondering if anyone else is kind of sick of waiting for the cpsu to finalise our enterprise agreements. You know. the ones that expired last July. That they have repeatedly said [...]
I would love some advice if anyone can help. I am asking on behalf of a friend of mine – he is an employee of a company that is contracted as a security contractor to a business here in Canberra.
He also happens to be in the country on a student visa – one [...]
[ 4 February, 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Stars, planets and galaxies are all magnetic. “Cosmic magnetism” plays a vital role in controlling how stars and galaxies form, age and evolve. Closer to home, these naturally occurring magnetic fields drive the evolution of species, protect the Earth from harmful particles, and are vital for the navigation of birds and other animals.
Professor Bryan Gaensler [...]
New reports released by the Productivity Commission are pointing to Canberra having the highest rate of physical and sexual assault victims in the country – the country! Showing a victim rate of 4706 per 100,000 this places the ACT above the Northern Territory for physical and sexual assault.
The Productivity Commission have flagged some room for [...]
Hi, Does anyone have any information or have any experience with the New York Appartments on Lower Ross Rd Queanbeyan? I was looking at one of the units last weekend and had a long conversation with a resident who ‘warned’ me not to. This block does not look well finished from a inexperienced buyer. I [...]
Over the weekend we became aware of a development application to build another mobile phone base station with 11 antennas in the bush next to the ACTEW substation in Ainslie near the corner of Chisholm and Duffy Streets, just 90 metres away from residences and around 500 metres away from Baker Gardens Pre-school and Campbell High School.
Mrs Ryoma and I went to the fireworks in Commonwealth Park last night. Just on dusk, the bats came out of the trees and started their usual swooping about.
But to our surprise,some of the bats were colourful – or, more to the point, had some type of lights attached to them (lime green, from memory). Now, [...]
A friend of mine shares a flat with a girl who keeps going through her stuff, taking things and taking money from her wallet.
They each have a lease so I assume she cannot evict her.
Do you have any ideas what she can do.
Calling the police is not going to make for good flatmate relaions.
Having started RiotACT in 2000 I’ve been informed my services cannot be retained.
A new buyer for the site is potentially in the wings and who knows what their plans will be?
It’s been an exciting ride and who knows what the future will bring? (I’ve thought we were done before).
Thanks so much to everyone who has [...]
ACT Policing is continuing an investigation into a structural fire at the Polish White Eagle Club in O’Connor on Tuesday (January 21).
While the exact method used to start the fire is still to be determined, investigations have concluded the fire was deliberately lit.
In addition to the fire, a safe and cash register were stolen during [...]
The ANU has a slightly strange announcement debunking mobile phone sanitising products (which I have only just learned is a thing):
The popularity of smart phones has seen the emergence of products which claim to kill germs found on the devices because of everyday use. A quick search on the internet has found at least [...]
Andrew Leigh is weeping for the Australian Valuation Office which is being scrapped so Liberal spivs can bid to rip off the Commonwealth while pretending to do the work (that’s how outsourcing work).
The 104 year-old AVO, located in the Australian Taxation Office, has been doing an effective job. While the government refers to a projected [...]
Firefighters are investigating a smell of gas in a building on Moore Street in the City.
Update to follow.
Workers have been evacuated as precaution while HAZMAT crews conduct a sweep pf the nine storey building.
A smell of gas was reported on four levels.
ACT Fire & Rescue have three pumpers, the Hazardous Materials Unit, Breathing Apparatus [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at a food store in Weston last night (Thursday, January 23).
Around 10:15pm, a man entered Domino’s Pizza on Trennery Street, armed with a machete and demanded cash from the staff. The staff complied and the man fled the store. He was last seen running towards Brierly [...]
So, ACTION has once again failed to deliver anything useful.
We were thinking about going to the big day down at Regatta Point on Sunday, for the shows, displays and fireworks. Instead of driving and having to do the big long walk from Civic to the lake, I found that Action are doing post-show shuttle services [...]
Worksafe ACT are warning they’re shutting down a chunk of Dickson with all the asbestos blowing around:
WorkSafe ACT has been made aware of possible exposure to asbestos at several businesses backing onto Woolley Street, Dickson, Work Safety Commissioner, Mr Mark McCabe said today.
“WorkSafe ACT has been advised by a local business that asbestos fibres [...]
Australia was founded in a drunken convict orgy in 1788 and today we encourage our youth to remember that spirit and intent.
To that end the Police have sent forth word that they’ll be keeping an eye on things:
ACT Policing will have a highly visible presence at the Australia Day Live concert on (Saturday, January 26) [...]