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Disrespect and impudence at one of Australia’s most sacred sites

By 29 July 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Disrespect and impudence at one of Australia's most sacred sites

The Australian War Memorial would not be unfamiliar to most Australians, especially Canberrans. We have all been there on at least one occasion, some of us who aren’t Canberra natives most likely would have visited on our Year 6 excursion to Canberra. Perhaps some of us visited with elderly grandparents or other family members who [...]

Gender Agenda

By 29 July 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Gender Agenda

Do women really lose out in the workplace on account of their gender?
It has been said that if a woman was always available to do the same work as a man for less money, why would a capitalist ever employ a man?
Glib aphorism maybe, but does it make a point?
The same claims continue to be [...]

More recognition for ACT authors

By 28 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Government will look at ways to improve the ACT Book of the Year prize to give shortlisted and winning authors more opportunities to promote their success, Minister for the Arts Joy Burch said today.
“In my discussions with the arts community about the Book of the Year prize, it has become clear to me [...]

BRACE 2014 Grand Final – AIS Arena – 6 x Australian Title Fights

By 28 July 2014
BRACE 2014 Grand Final - AIS Arena - 6 x Australian Title Fights

[ 22 November 2014; 6:30 pm; ]

6 X Australian Mixed Martial Arts Titles are on the line in this massive end of season event.

Live from the AIS Arena in Canberra the Bantamweight, Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight and Light Heavyweight BRACE Australian MMA Titles will be contested. The best fighters from across Australia have competed throughout the year in knock out elimination [...]

Man to face court following burglary

By 28 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has charged a 36-year-old man of no fixed abode following a burglary at a Braddon night club early this morning (July 28).
About 4.55am, police received a report from a staff member that a person was attempting to break into the Knightsbridge Penthouse night club through a rear window.
Police arrived at the location within [...]

Tuggeranong – The dormitory of the ACT

By 28 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Tuggeranong - The dormitory of the ACT

I’ve lived and loved Tuggers for decades and started asking why we were treated less than other parts of Canberra way back when. I still haven’t had a satisfactory answer.
Before anyone bags me and other Tuggeranongites for whingeing consider the following.
Belco has the same (roughly) population as Tuggers. Yet it has a large well [...]

Juicing for a health Fix

By 28 July 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Juicing for a health Fix

A few weeks ago, I had a bit of an ‘I need to give my body a break’ moment. After 5 years of abuse, which I blame on having three kids close together and being exhausted most of the time, I felt like it was time to take charge of my own body again.
I had [...]

Single vehicle crash at Richardson

By 28 July 2014

Firefighters and intensive care paramedics are currently on scene on Clift Crescent, Richardson following a single vehicle crash.
ACT Fire & Rescue are using hydraulic rescue tools to free a female who is trapped in the vehicle.
(ESA Media Release)

Police seek witnesses to collision in Griffith

By 27 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police seek witnesses to collision in Griffith

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision which occurred yesterday (Saturday, July 26) on Flinders Way, Griffith.
About 1.15pm, a motorcyclist was travelling southbound along Flinders Way, towards Mugga Way, when it was struck by a car exiting the soccer field car park at Canberra Boys Grammar School. The car did not stop and was [...]

Police seize 23 cannabis plants in Ainslie

By 26 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has seized 23 cannabis plants following the execution of a warrant on a home in Ainslie yesterday (Friday July 25).
About 5.10pm yesterday, police attended the location after receiving a report of a possible grow house inside the home.
The owner of the home had gone to inspect his rental property when he observed a [...]

New Canberra Short Story Online: Capital Yarn of Lost Youth Uncovered

By 26 July 2014

Hi All
I posted earlier this week about trying to get a picture for the latest request on my website, Capital Yarns. I invite readers to submit three items and will write them a short story set in Canberra featuring all three.
I am still searching for the mouse house at Weston Park, but have now posted [...]

Corin Forest snow report

By 25 July 2014
Corin Forest snow report

Corin Forest has had some spectacular snow making conditions throughout the week, with cover topping 1m deep in parts of the snow play area. We’re getting great weather and plenty of sunshine during the days.
There has been little natural snow fall of late and the road is accessible to all vehicles. Low overnight temperatures do [...]

ACT & Queanbeyan Weekly Market Wrap

By 25 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
ACT & Queanbeyan Weekly Market Wrap

The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous week.
SALES

Highest Sale: $1,900,000
Lowest Price: $127,500
Average Sale Price: $589,364 (+ 5.98%)
2,451 properties currently for sale
59 sales properties had price reductions
90 properties went under offer
92 properties SOLD!
151 properties have come onto [...]

Canberra breaks the silence around violence

By 25 July 2014

[ 23 November 2014; 2:00 pm; ] Alanna Davis of Celebrity Sport for Charity – Canberra has organised a Walk A Mile In Her Shoes to help raise awareness and much needed funds to support White Ribbon Australia’s work to end men’s violence against women. All funds raised will support primary prevention initiatives in schools, workplaces and the broader community.

We are [...]

Man arrested following car hijacking

By 24 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Man arrested following car hijacking

ACT Policing has charged a man following an instance of assault and motor vehicle theft in Watson yesterday evening (Wednesday July 23).
About 6.10pm, a blue Kia Rio was stopped at the intersection of the Federal Highway and Flemington Road, behind a silver Toyota RAV4. A male exited the Toyota, approached the Kia and opened the [...]

Why I Joined The Australian Sex Party

By 24 July 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Why I Joined The Australian Sex Party

To understand modern politics through the Left/Right divide is to misunderstand the great challenges of our generation.
The battlelines of modern Australian politics are certainly not as clear as those of my parent’s generation. They knew it was finally time to force white man to withdraw his gun from the throats of black citizens throughout the [...]

University of Canberra new front of shirt sponsor for Canberra United

By 24 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
University of Canberra new front of shirt sponsor for Canberra United

Canberra United will sport a new front of shirt sponsor for Westfield W-League Season 7 with the University of Canberra taking the prominent position for the new campaign.
“We are delighted to have the University of Canberra increase its support for Canberra United by becoming the new front of shirt sponsor,” Canberra United CEO Heather Reid [...]

Could Ferries be part of the public transport solution for Canberra?

By 24 July 2014
Could Ferries be part of the public transport solution for Canberra?

In Saturday’s Panorama magazine, Chris Wallace suggested that Canberra would benefit from a ferry system (as transport as much as a tourist attraction), with ferries every 15 minutes in daylight hours to connect the National Museum,  ANU, New Acton, the National Library and Gallery, Kingston Foreshore and Russell Hill.
In light of current debate over Canberra [...]

Significant government investment delivers Australia’s best ambulance response times

By 24 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Improvements in the ACT Ambulance service have resulted in the ACT now having the best priority one response times at the 90th percentile of any Australian capital city, according to an independent review.
Minister for Police and Emergency Service, Simon Corbell, today released the report, which showed significant financial investment from the ACT Government had led [...]

Canberra dog exercise areas – what do you think?

By 24 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Canberra dog exercise areas - what do you think?

The ACT Government is consulting on changes to dog exercise areas in Canberra. It’s really important that everyone has their say.
The proposals offer some new off leash areas, for example, Yarramundi Reach on Lake Burley Griffin. But overall the changes will reduce off leash access to Canberra’s urban open spaces for dogs and their owners.

Curtin [...]

Legalise Pot

By 24 July 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Legalise Pot

I’m connected with a agency supporting people who are dealing with significant drug issues in their lives. But one of the the hidden issues around the use of so called illegal drugs is the application of some drugs for positive therapeutic use.
I speak of the application of marijuana for pain control in the terminal patients.
I [...]

Man charged; aggravated robbery on bus

By 24 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Man charged; aggravated robbery on bus

ACT Policing has charged an 18-year-old Curtin man following the aggravated robbery of a bus driver in Civic last night (Wednesday, July 23).
About 11.35pm, a male caught an ACTION bus from Watson to the City Bus Interchange. He was the sole passenger on the bus. Once the bus arrived at the City Bus Interchange the [...]

Police investigating real estate fraud

By 23 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is investigating a real estate fraud in which a Canberra property has been sold without the consent of the home owner, who resides overseas.
After consultation with the Royal South African Police (RSA), ACT Policing has taken carriage of the investigation which will determine how the home owner, who resides in South Africa, was [...]

New Medical Research Fellowship for Gender Equity

By 23 July 2014

ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher today announced the establishment of the Judith Whitworth Fellowship for Gender Equity in Science at an event held at The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University (ANU).
“This new Fellowship, which is believed to be the first of its kind at any Australian University, [...]

Westside ‘pop-up’ village

By 23 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Westside 'pop-up' village

Westside @ Acton Park, a ‘pop-up’ village at West Basin on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, will dramatically change the way Canberrans engage with public spaces.
It will be a lively precinct for people to come together for retail, dining and entertainment experiences and will also provide opportunities to participate and engage in a wide [...]

Disqualified driver caught drink driving

By 23 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has charged a 41-year-old Giralang woman with driving offences following a minor collision in Kambah yesterday (July 22).
About 6.10pm, a black BMW 318i sedan collided with a white Hyundai i40 station wagon, which had been stationary at a red light at the intersection of Drakeford Drive and Summerland, Kambah. No persons involved in [...]

City building evacuated whilst crews search for source of smoke

By 23 July 2014

ACT Fire & Rescue has evacuated approximately 200 workers from the ACT Health Building on Moore Street in the city investigating a smell of smoke.
No sign of fire.
A staged evacuation of the ground floor, level one and level two occurred.
Firefighters have used thermal imaging and air monitoring equipment to attempt to locate the source of [...]

Dickson Shopping Centre: Start with a proper car park!

By 23 July 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Dickson Shopping Centre: Start with a proper car park!

The development of Dickson reminds us how important it is to plan new developments around the needs of motorists now and into the future.
Science fiction writers and the concept car division at Toyota have exhausted themselves looking for alternative transport solutions. Robert Heinlein even proposed a network of rolling treadmill-like roadways moving at graduated speeds. [...]

Canberra Tree Week activities – Wednesday and Thursday

By 23 July 2014

The inaugural Canberra Tree Week has already seen many activities that celebrate living in a city surrounded by trees.
Throughout Wednesday 23 July 2014 and Thursday 24 July 2014, residents and visitors alike are invited to take part in more free events, including:
Eucalypts of the Southern Tablelands
What: Join a guided tour of Forest 20 at the [...]

Nuclear energy: the debate Australia has to have

By 23 July 2014

[ 28 July 2014; 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. ] ABC 666′s Genevieve Jacobs will talk with three of the nation’s most compelling experts on an issue we cannot continue to ignore.

The world is hungry for low cost, low emissions energy, but in Australia nuclear energy is still off the agenda. Will other low emissions technology be enough? Why do we keep avoiding the nuclear [...]

Seven days to have your say on fire plan

By 23 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, is encouraging Canberrans to have their say on the territory’s Strategic Bushfire Management Plan before the public response period closes in seven days.
“Prepared by the ACT Emergency Services Agency, the draft SBMP Version Three sets out the direction for the community and the ACT Government to work [...]

Will Australia continue to be a land of droughts and flooding rains? – Public Talk, Dr Lisa Alexander

By 22 July 2014

[ 5 August 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Australians are all too familiar with heatwaves, droughts and floods. These events have increased over recent decades and this trend is likely to continue.

But given Australia’s natural climate variations, how much is this increase linked to human interference in the climate system? And what effect will the amount and rate of greenhouse gas emissions be [...]

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