I may have made fun of her in the past for claiming that empty petrol stations caused stress in communities and were a source of shame for our elderly.
Still while I find her exaggerations hilarious, I do have to admire to her for sticking to her guns.
“The Government spent so much time in the last [...]
ACT Minister for Disability Joy Burch has revealed the funding details for the National Disability Scheme.
By 2019-20, the ACT Government will provide about $167 million a year to the cost of care and support for people with disability in the ACT through DisabilityCare Australia. This will be 49 per cent of the cost of the [...]
ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing elderly man from Ainslie.
The 84-year-old man, Charles Kogan, was last seen by his wife about 8.45am this morning at home (Tuesday, May 7).
He was wearing a black wind-cheater, grey pants, brown shoes and a black-yellow peaked cap.
Charles is described as 162cm tall (5’4”), [...]
Dannybear has sent this one in for help from the hivemind:
Hello! wondering if anybody knows what this is?
a yellow thing poked out of it for a second but not long enough to ID, its about 6 inches long, thanks!
Last month Simon Corbell promised us pedal assisted electric bicycles capable of maintaining 25kmph.
Today he’s announced the required legislation has passed:
Pedalecs have a maximum continuous power rating of 250 watts, compared with electric bicycles currently able to be used, with a maximum peak power of 200 watts. They also have additional safety and design requirements [...]
The ABC has the worrying news that the charmingly named “Strangles” is attacking the region’s horses:
A highly contagious disease that has the potential to kill horses has broken out in the ACT and parts of southern New South Wales.
Strangles is a bacterial disease that causes nasal discharge and swelling of the lymph nodes around [...]
Andrew Barr has announced he’s going to stop playing dollhouses with supermarkets in the ACT:
In its response the Government notes that there have been several important changes in the Territory’s supermarket sector since 2010, when the Government introduced the Supermarket Competition Policy Implementation Plan (SCPIP).
These changes include:
– The new ‘full-line’ supermarkets to be built in [...]
ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Ambulance Service are currently on scene at the construction site of a residential house on Wallangara Street, O’Malley.
Fire crews and ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are on the second floor of the house assessing a male, aged in his 20′s, with a back injury.
Two fire pumpers are [...]
Bike helmets: an emergency doctor’s perspective
By Michael Dinh
For those working on the frontline of trauma care, the findings of a report into the protective effects of helmets in cyclists and motorcyclists published in the Medical Journal of Australia last week come as no surprise.
When an ambulance arrives at an emergency department with a cyclist [...]
The Register has the exciting news that Tidbinbilla’s Deep Space Communications Complex is about to hoist its new dish skyward.
As the image below from the Complex’s Webcam shows, getting the 34-metre dish from the ground onto its pedestal (completed in December 2012) won’t be trivial. DSS 35 is one of two new antennae under [...]
Simon Corbell has announced he’s floating an exposure draft to give the magistrates some new hats to wear on industrial and health and safety matters:
Mr Corbell will today table an exposure draft of the Magistrates Court (Industrial Proceedings) Amendment Bill 2013 in the Legislative Assembly to open the public discussion on the government proposed legislation.
On an otherwise mundane Monday, I witnessed an impressive near-miss on Alinga St, Civic, as my bus approached.
Being wary of the bus’s passenger side extended mirror, I stand back a good metre or so from the kerb until the bus stops. Not so this middle-aged man preoccupied with talking on his mobile. He continued his [...]
So, with my breath held, my heart thumping, and an ear cocked for the impending crash of replies, I offer the following news.
A government decree has just authorised cyclists in the French capital to go through red lights, after road safety experts deemed the measure would cut road accidents.
That’s right folks. The thinking is that [...]
Six years ago we were having some fun with potholes.
Since then the Fix My Street website has made the punters much happier.
Today Mayor Rattenbury has announced they’re getting a mobile interface in and will be able to use the positioning data common to modern phones:
“This new mobile friendly interface will make accessing information and payment [...]
Zed Seselja, you might be surprised to learn, is still the ACT’s Shadow Attorney-General.
And he wants a fifth judge:
ACT Shadow Attorney-General Zed Seselja will introduce legislation this Wednesday to ensure the appointment of a fifth judge to the Supreme Court which will provide real action on the massive delays currently experienced in the ACT legal [...]
Margaret Whitlam has been honored by the National Aboretum today when they named their new events pavilion after the late author, reports ABC News.
Mrs Whitlam was well-known as the wife of former prime minister Gough Whitlam, and was recognised in her own right as one of Australia’s national treasures.
She was a published author, social worker [...]
To celebrate the house in the hill’s 25th birthday, a video about Parliament House that is exactly as interesting as Parliament House has been released.
They won’t let me embed it, so here’s a link.
[ 8 May, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Daryl Braithwaite fans, hold onto your seats, the man will be riding on into Canberra (possibly on a horse) to perform as a part of the Apia Time of My Life Tour.
Does anyone know who any of the other guys on this list are?
Bah! Doesn’t matter right? BRAITHWAITE! WOO!!
The Apia Time of My Life Tour [...]
A 28-year-old Isaacs man will face court later this month after being caught drink-driving twice within 90 minutes yesterday morning (Sunday, May 5).
Police were conducting a mobile general duties patrol in the City CBD area around 4.45am yesterday when the male driver of a blue coloured Hyundai Lantra was taken into custody after returning a [...]
ACT Policing General Duties and the Specialist Response Group (SRG) Bomb Response Team attended a residence in Kaleen yesterday (Sunday, May 5) where they rendered a suspicious device safe.
Police were called to the residence after a young person attending a 16th birthday party on Saturday night had brought a present (modified aerosol can) that was [...]
The ABC’s Antony Green has a piece on electoral boundaries and redistributions, it seems those living on the Canberra/Fraser border could be in from some adjustment:
The ACT’s boundaries were gazetted in December 2005, so a redistribution fell due at the end of 2012. As the House of Representatives was due to expire within twelve months [...]
Mayor Rattenbury has announced that Kambah Pool is going to be harder to get to at night if you’re into that sort of thing:
In an attempt to reduce ongoing vandalism and antisocial behaviour at Kambah Pool, gates to the
recreation area will be closed overnight from 1 July 2013, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane [...]
People seems to be concerned that the Diversity ACT Hub would not be a significant source of rainbows for the residents of Kambah.
To allay your fears, here are some snaps to show those Diversity ACT people are miles ahead of us.
Hopefully, rainbow pedestrian crossings are next on the Diversity agenda.
Welcome to Kambah, LGBTI Community. [...]
Having just returned from East Timor and planning to return before too long, I’d like to be able to practise my Tetun in between visits. The ANU has a six-year-old webpage about starting one, but the contact email address has shuffled off this mortal coil and joined the bleeding choir invisible.
So I’m wondering if any [...]
I took a ride up to Downer Shops on the weekend … and took some photos … the shop side is truly derelict.
One of my first group houses in the early 90′s was a weatherboard affair in Durack Street (which incidentally was the coldest house I’ve ever lived in) and Downer Shops was my local. [...]
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In an attempt to increase the percentage of healthy food options in Hospital cafeterias, snacks that are too sugary or fatty will be kicked to the curb, reports ABC News.
ACT school canteens have already dumped most fatty and sugary foods, now Canberra’s health sector is about to do the same.
A discussion paper has recommended at [...]
Foxsports tells the tale of a Brumbies side that didn’t turn up to play in the first half.
A lacklustre performance from the Brumbies has seen them slump to their first home loss of the Super Rugby season, falling to their old foes the Crusaders 30-23 in Canberra.
The New Zealand heavyweights slowly ground their opponents down [...]
Over the weekend ACT Policing along with several local and interstate emergency response agencies were tested in a search and rescue exercise within the Namadgi National Park, south of Canberra.
The exercise ran from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon (3 to 5 May) in the Yankee Hat area of Namadgi National Park. The remote location provided [...]
Poptop has been down the Roller Derby and sent in this report:
Hi there Riot Overlords
Here are my pics from last night’s Roller Derby bout between the Surly Griffins and the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles.
Being incredibly vague on the rules, I will not even attempt to describe the play other than to advise the Black [...]
Foxsports have the thrilling news that the Melbourne Storm’s seemingly endless string of victories has been brought to a shuddering halt by our own Canberra Raiders:
Melbourne Storm’s unbeaten run has come to a crashing halt with Canberra upsetting the NRL champions 24-20 at AAMI Park.
With live-wire centre Blake Ferguson leading the charge through two first [...]
Well, they’ve done it! The government has laid out their “speed cushions” on the streets around Tuggeranong. Just a single trip around these streets has highlighted some problems…
– They’ve succeeded in slowing traffic, however they now have the problem that traffic has been slowed beyond the 40km/h goal. Every time I went on those streets [...]