I’m considering going to the Magistrates Court to dispute a parking infringement issued to me. Now before you all blast me and tell me to pay up, don’t waste taxpayers money, don’t be a tightarse etc I want you to know I’m not doing an “Dr Enfield’ or anything needless like that (I pay any other fines [...]
The collective cockles of our hearts were warmed when the Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, appointed our very own Solicitor-General. As Simon explained:
…the Solicitor-General would also appear as counsel in cases of constitutional significance, international cases, and other cases of special government interest.
However, this exchange with Justice Gummow suggests his first High Court outing somewhat misfired:
MR P.J.F. [...]
Has anyone else had someone putting screws in their tyres?
I have had on 3 seperate occasions now found the same type of screw in the same tyre.
It has been the same tyre each time and on the outer top edge of the tyre so I think someone must be doing it.
I’m looking to do some local press advertising for my business. Before I spend a small fortune on advertising, I’d love to hear your views on where my advertising dollar is best spent eg:
- City News
- Canberra Weekly
- Canberra Times
[ED - And let us not forget RiotACT]
With yet another family practice in Canberra’s South closing (Chifley Family Practice – moving to Ochre Health in Calwell) I was wondering if anyone had any information on Medical Centres in the Weston/Weston area?
I know that Waramanga Medical Centre is taking new patients and I’ve heard Fisher Family Practice are also, but I’d like to [...]
Im going to keep this short and simple as it is quite long… and I’m not going to name them yet!
We had a jumping castle booked 4th of March for our 1 year olds birthday party and that was the week of the sever rain event here in canberra and most of NSW.
On Saturday night [...]
Dog transport, Brisbane to canberra,
[ 8 April, 2012; 9:30 am to 10:45 am. ] Come and celebrate Easter at the St John’s 9:30am Church Family Eucharist.
During the service there will be a special children’s program in the Hall featuring singing, dancing, craft, stories, and special guest Dave the Talking Donkey!
An Easter egg hunt after the service caps off the fun.
Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies presents:
“Masks, Fantasy and
Reality: Reflections on the Zapatista Movement”
Public Lecture by Dr Daniela di Piramo
6:30pm Thursday 26 April
Haydon-Allen Lecture Theatre (The Tank), ANU
It has been almost two decades since the Zapatista Movement took the global political stage by storm: suddenly the world became aware of this little place in [...]
We’re looking for a venue to host a cocktail party for our engagement, for around 50 – 70 guests.
Has anyone got any great ideas?
We’re hoping to go somewhere that doesn’t have a per head charge for food (which we’re finding difficult) would appreciate any advice!!
We are in the unfortunate position of having a neighbour who has decided to start running a mechanics/panel beaters from home. We are subject to panel beating going on until after midnight and the continual reving of cars, to the point where it sounds like the engine is about to explode.
A number of people in [...]
I am seeking ready made white canvas tarps with eyelets, various sizes.
I have been able to purchase green olive tarps here in Australia at a good price off ebay ($60ish bucks each).
There is an abundance of white tarps on the web from the USA but the postage is too expensive ($500)!
Anyone out there can help??
I have a meeting at University House for about an hour at 1pm next Thursday. I won’t have much time to look for a car park and parking’s always been difficult on the few occasions I’ve been to ANU before. I know there is parking at University House, but what are the chances there’ll be a space available [...]
I have a novated lease vehicle which has a Caltex Star Card for fuel purchases. I always fill up at the Caltex station in Kippax as it’s very close to my house and very convenient. On Fri the 9th I filled up with 95 octane fuel at about 8:00 in the morning. 10 minutes later [...]
Liberal Leader Zed Seselja is flogging his dead horse about Shane Rattenbury’s past links to Greenpeace.
Weirdly Zed feels it’s important for the Green MLA to say things Zed wants him to say. But his argument gets weirder still:
Two Greenpeace members have pleaded guilty to property damage of CSIRO experimental crops reportedly worth $300,000. ACT Opposition [...]
Question for the hive mind -
I’m looking to change my living situation in/around June/July of this year. Is it worthwhile me sending my details and the kind of place I’m after to real estate agents and asking them to contact me if anything suitable turns up? Or is that just going to be too much [...]
LFL Australia is hitting Canberra! (Ladies Football League)
We are looking for recruits for the LFL ACT team! Here is a little bit about it!
It’s full contact womens gridiron! We currently have teams in QLD, VIC, NSW and SA and looking to expand to other states. This national league will be action packed, fast paced sexy and tough.
Dont miss your [...]
The ACT’s parliament, the Legislative Assembly, has a Standing Committee on Environment, Climate Change and Water, conducting an Inquiry into Current and Potential Ecotourism in the ACT and Region. The Committee has made an open invitation to the public for submissions. The Committee is comprised of one Assembly Member each from the Greens, Liberal [...]
Anyone have any idea when the NBN will be available in Gunners? I live in Amaroo and have noted on the NBN site that ‘work has commenced’ in my location (Amaroo, Ngunnawal and Gungahlin)
I rang Exetel but they had no clue.
Not sure if it’s something to do with all the wet weather or CSIRO have left the top of one of their jars, but for the last week or so I have been getting badly bitten by very large mozzies during the daytime.
Went for a walk up Mount Rogers in Flynn on saturday and [...]
The team working on a refresh of the Legislative Assembly website are asking for feedback and have specifically asked for the insights of our sagacious readership.
They’ve got a survey to fill in but will also be reading the comments here.
Who are the good mobile dog groomers in Canberra?
We’ve been having difficulty finding a good one since Mandy from Hydrodog left the business.
They’re not show dogs so the clip doesn’t have to be perfect, but it does have to be even (after the last one I had to take the dogs into a [...]
Local band Fun Machine have sent in this photo from the football at Manuka today with the note:
Giant crack under pressure
We can only hope the semi-local team recompose themselves.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org .
And to pre-empt the outrage. Here’s a poll for you:
Pictures like [...]
Hello from the Inner South Canberra Community Council
We are being consulted!
If you aren’t happy with the current unsatisfactory process of how you might get to know about what’s being built near you, you can have a say in the new guidelines for new consultation requirements.
All are welcome to come to the Inner South Canberra Community [...]
I know it’s a faint hope, but it looks like I forgot a bag of books when I unpacked them from the car this afternoon after returning from several hours happy wandering around the tables of the Lifeline Book fair. I must have idiotically left them in view from the street and they were duly [...]
After a review that apparently lasted 5 months, the A.C.T Government decided to raise the speed limit on the Gungahlin Drive Extension from 80 km/h to 90 km/h. The implementation was carried out over the weekend of the 10th and 11th of March 2012. After the implementation of the higher speed limit, the following issues [...]
An initiative called Global March for Syria aims to take people from all over the world to the streets on March 15, 16 and 17 in support of the Syrian people’s struggle. The campaign is explained in a video called “Against a Dictator”
2012 ACT TERRITORY CONFERENCE: UN Youth ACT invites local students to participate in the 2012 ACT Territory Conference. The conference is a 3-day residential event. It is open to students in years 9 to 12 from the ACT and surrounding NSW schools. The conference provides a fantastic introduction to global diplomacy and the inner workings [...]
For the last few months, every single (weekday) morning in Braddon there is the strangest sound at around 6.30am – it sounds like a dodgey car horn (like when your battery is going flat) but it goes for about 15 seconds, then stops, then goes again. i thought it was some moron honking their horn [...]
This morning there was mention on 666 of the imminent closure of these three West Row businesses. The report/rumour stated that the building is to be redeveloped into office accommodation.
Does anyone know whether this is an accurate report?
New and expectant parents of multiples are invited to attend a free information session to learn more about life with multiple birth children. The New and Expectant Parents Information Session is a service provided by CARMBA (Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association) to the community, thus membership is not required to attend the event. Topics [...]
As I sit here writing this, our treasured family pet, an eleven year old Jack Russell X, is lying seriously ill in a Canberra veterinary surgery after the diagnosis of being poisoned with Ratsak. On Sunday morning she was a little ‘off’ but, being a typical lazy eleven year old we didn’t think much [...]