So I went to take out a new contract with an internet provider today but was declined due to my credit history. This bamboozled me as I have no outstanding debts, have only been late paying other bills once or twice and never more than a week late. I had no problems getting my new [...]
I can’t see the word biotechnology without thinking “cyborgs”, but I’m pretty sure that’s not what Aspen Medical exports.
Last night Aspen Medical took out the Health and Biotechnology category at the 51st National Export Awards.
Congratulations Aspen Medical, it’s good to know our local cybernetic limb exports, are the best cybernetic limb exports (also probably not [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher is blogging her adventures on the Centenary Trail, one stage at a time, or for now Stage 1.
When I officially opened the Centenary Trail in October this year I promised myself that I would complete the Trail as soon as I could manage by setting myself the challenge of one stage [...]
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that Angle Crossing is now reopen.
The road had been closed due to heavy rainfall and high water levels.
For more information on road closures please call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.
Simon Corbell is blowing his own steam whistle on the virtues of his consultation for the planned Capital Metro line between Gungahlin and Civic.
And my golly gosh won’t it fix a load of things:
“Capital Metro is not just about moving people. It is a catalyst for realising the vision of a sustainable, modern and creative [...]
The contributions of Canberrans Ann Procter and Huy Nguyen to the disability sector were acknowledges and celebrated last night at the National Disability Awards where Ms Procter was a joint recipient of the Lesley Hall Award for Lifetime Achievement in Disability and Mr Nguyen received the Emerging Leaders Award in Disability.
Good things happening to [...]
On the 6th of November at 7:50am I was driving along the Barton Highway when my car was struck by a golf ball from the golf course that runs alongside there.
Given that I was driving in the left lane at the limit of 80kmph and (being Canberra) had someone tailgating me, I had little choice [...]
The Bureau of Meteorology is giving notice that we can expect to have the fan running at night this summer:
The chances of the summer maximum temperature exceeding the long-term median maximum temperature are greater than 60% over eastern NSW, most of Tasmania and coastal areas of SA (see map above).
The Liberals’ Giulia Jones is making a push for Canberra’s playgrounds to be made more to her liking.
Playgrounds across Canberra are in need of a spruce up and they should offer more for mums and dads while providing a learning environment to boost fitness and health, Member for Molonglo Giulia Jones said today.
“Today in [...]
The murky nature of Canberra’s health statistics has long been a worry considering how much money is spent on the system.
The Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson is hopefully calling for an independent inquiry into the subject:
Today the Canberra Liberals will fight for an independent inquiry into doctors’ claims that elective surgery waiting lists are being manipulated to [...]
The ABC has word on the blithering incompetence of the ACT Ambulance Service and the Justice and Community Safety Directorate:
Last year 65 ambulance officers were asked to pay back tens-of-thousand of dollars in overpayments because of errors in their personal leave records.
A scathing report by the Fair Work Ombudsman says the Government will be formally [...]
TAMS are fervently hoping for some signs of sanity in Canberra’s more boguetastic reaches when it comes to Christmas lights:
With Christmas just around the corner, the ACT Government today encouraged those planning on having large-scale Christmas light displays to consider the potential traffic and pedestrian safety implications they may cause. A new fact sheet has [...]
Don’t be alarmed, I mean in terms of emissions standards. If you’re like me after reading the above statement you probably immediately started to worry about the hygiene standards of the rest of Australia’s busses if ACTION turned out to be the gold standard, but don’t worry.
Shane Rattenbury today announced ACTION new busses will [...]
Simon Corbell is waving the flag for amendments to the Coroners Act so that we spend less money on suicides:
“A recent ACT Court Review of Coronial and Post Mortem Process and Practice found that more than 16% of ACT registered deaths underwent coronial investigation in 2011 – the second highest coronial death investigation rate in [...]
ANU Vice-Chancellor Ian Young is letting it be known he’s going to be heading up the Group of Eight (AKA the Real Universities as opposed to jumped up TAFEs):
Professor Young says he is looking forward to taking up the post in January.
“The Go8 plays an incredibly important role in influencing national polices for high [...]
Many media outlets are getting their panties in a bunch over today’s ABS population numbers.
And it’s true there’s one set of projections which have the population up to nearly a million by 2061.
There’s another series that gets us to a more sedate 612,000.
It’s worth bearing in mind that Washington DC has a population of 600,000 [...]
Good news everybody!
Simon Corbell announced today that the the ACT Property Crime Reduction Strategy 2012-15 is doing it’s job and rates for both burglary crime and motor vehicle theft have significantly dropped during the strategy’s first year.
“This whole of government strategy has set two key targets – reduce burglary crime by a further 10% and [...]
The ACT Rural Fire Service will be undertaking a hazard reduction burn on the property ‘Glenlyle’, Majura Road, Majura tonight, Tuesday, 26 November, 2013 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, weather permitting.
The size of the pile burn will be approximately 10 metres x 3 metres.
Two tankers from the Gungahlin Brigade will be on site.
The ACT Handy Map [...]
Shane Rattenbury ask asked for feedback on the proposed changes to Maribyrnong Avenue in Kaleen and Sternberg Crescent in Wanniassa.
Go check out what’s what and get back to Shane on it. If sure the Hive mind here will have a few suggestions.
“Traffic calming schemes are a proven road safety treatment. Canberra’s residential neighbourhoods should, as [...]
The Imperial Cupping Room has promised to one of our snouts on the street that they’re giving away free coffee tomorrow. Get thee down the the corner of University Ave and London Circuit if another free stuff event is your thing!
For all our roving reporters though we have this very important advice from Cracked (advice [...]
We’re still waiting to hear back from Trinity Christian School about their disabled parking arrangements.
But more recently, this time last month, the Liberals started making noise about their desire for a pedestrian crossing over McBryde Crescent.
One of our readers had some interesting things to say on the subject:
7:53 am, 25 Oct 13
drove past there [...]
Simon Corbell has announced the passage of his improved portable long service schemes:
Improved portable long service leave schemes for Territory workers were secured by legislation passed in the ACT Legislative Assembly today, Industrial Relations Minister, Simon Corbell, said.
“The ACT Government has provided workers in the security, contract cleaning, building and construction and community sector [...]
The ABC has the mixed news that the bloated ranks of the public service ELs make our electricity prices look good in national comparisons:
A new report shows the ACT has the cheapest electricity prices in the country.
The Australian Energy Regulator’s first performance report on the ACT’s energy market shows the estimated annual electricity bill for [...]
Upon reading the article about the Canberra Tracks, it has occurred to me that not a lot of effort has been put into Canberra’s Tourist Drives for a few years.
I noticed they are no longer signposted as they used to be as well as not being advertised as they were since the 90s.
Andrew Barr has announced the passage of a bill to help young school leavers with disability get jobs:
Young persons with disability will have a helping hand to enter the workplace with organisations now able to receive a payroll tax concession for employing school leavers with disability.
A Government bill passed in the Legislative Assembly [...]
In the most arse-about process seen in many a long day from this comprehensively arse-about government Andrew Barr has the astonishing news that he’s engaged Krnc Group to build a cinema complex in Gungahlin.
But who will run it?
I am also delighted that Greater Union, who has been such a major player in the entertainment industry [...]
Simon Corbell has announced a new website to keep tabs on all the tracks:
The Canberra Tracks network of heritage signage has come of age with a brand new interactive website giving full access to the intriguing stories of numerous sites across the ACT, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell announced today.
The Liberals’ Brendan Smyth is turning up the heat on Andrew Barr and his tax reform plans:
This morning the Canberra Liberals will call for a privileges committee to be established to investigate whether Treasurer Andrew Barr is in contempt of the Legislative Assembly over refusing to table all documents relating to ACT Labor’s tax reforms, [...]
Is it too late to keep chuckling about NoWaste2010?
Simon Corbell has announced changes to the Territory Plan so we can keep piling our garbage up:
Changes to the Territory Plan allowing expansion of the Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre have been approved by the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell today.
The draft [...]
The University of Canberra Student Architecture Society are pleased to announce the Graduate Exhibition, showcasing the talent of students in both the Masters of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture courses from the University of Canberra in 2013.
These end-of-semester works are themed according to the studies of each course, with the Masters’ theme ‘Interrupt’ under the [...]
More than $30,000 has again been raised for White Ribbon Day by the Men in Uniform campaign involving ACT Policing, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA).
White Ribbon Day Ambassador and Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers, said he was overwhelmed by the community’s generosity and the dedication of [...]
Today Joy Burch congratulated 27 ACT teachers and principals who were recognised for their work, dedication and innovation at the 2013 Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) ACT Awards.
“Quality teachers and leaders are the bedrock of a quality education system,” Ms Burch said.
“The depth and diversity of talent of the ACEL ACT award [...]