Looking for suggestions for a new strata manager.
For a change, one that wants to do something other than collect levies.
The Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association (CARMBA) hosts a New and Expectant Parent Information Session.
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 to the community thus [...]
[ 13 July, 2012; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Venue: Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton, ACT 2601
Speaker: Scott O’Keefe
Members Free/Non-Members Gold Coin Donation
CHOICE’s annual Shonky Awards are an opportunity for the people’s watchdog to hand out lemons to manufacturers, service providers, marketers, advertisers, and government agencies that fail to deliver on their promises.
Since 2006, regular award winners include banks, telcos, [...]
The Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association (CARMBA) is putting a call out to the Canberra community to volunteer with families with twins as a part of the Family Support Program.
To read more about CARMBA, its Family Support Program and volunteering please go to http://www.carmba.org.au/family-support-program.html
We’ve been on the hunt for office space for awhile now, and it is amazingly difficult or expensive here in Canberra.
Do any of you know of a small office space to rent with 24/7 hour access?
All we are looking for is a small room to fit two people in, preferably in the [...]
Hi everyone, I have several unsightly tree stumps that were cut back too high – by the previous owner – to grind. They’re starting to rot and are generally in a bad state, so I want rid before the white ants find them.
Setting fire to them seems a simple solution – no I’m not mad. [...]
Seeking advice on insurance for carpentry apprentice.
Feeling blue? Call for people experiencing depressed mood to partake in research project
Researchers at the Australian National University are examining the reliability of assessment methods commonly used in clinical and research settings. This research specifically focuses on self-report questionnaires. Although these questionnaires are relatively easy to administer there is no research examining how variables, [...]
This in from our friends at the ABC:
1. POWER Bishop Pat Power has made news around the world this week – and many media appearances. Retiring after 25 years as auxiliary Bishop for Canberra and Goulburn, he tells Ross Solly about his work and his beliefs. He is extraordinarily candid [...]
This is the Skateboarding Australia Winter Program for Canberra.
Streetwise is a free program for everyone.
Clinics run most Saturdays at Skateparks in Canberra from 9am-11am.
Equipment is provided and you can sign up on the day.
Participants under 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign off.
I know that I can gargle salt water and hopefully it will pop out by itself, but worst-case scenario, can anybody suggest an affordable and trust-worthy oral surgeon who can remove this?
It’s the second time it happened to me, but I got the first one removed overseas and I am not going anywhere until [...]
The ballot for Coombs was drawn today and it looks like a total of 904 people registered for 190 blocks.
We were drawn somewhere in the middle of this, so I guess it’s unlikely we’ll get a look in. Or will we?
I assume that not all the first 200 or so will actually end [...]
Mr Poetix closed a window over-vigorously, and it cracked. Time for new glass.
Problem; our house was built in the 1950s, and according to the window people, the putty around the glass may contain asbestos. This needs to be tested before they will replace the glass. Fair enough. I don’t want anyone [...]
When it comes to parking I really only have 1 gripe and that is with people that park in Disabled Spots when they are clearly not disabled. Before anyone comes back with “Just because they don’t look disabled doesn’t mean thier not” I agree but you see to qualify for an MPP (Mobility Parking [...]
I’m looking for a good Bar/Club/Lounge in the City for a smallish function (<50 people).
I was thinking “1927″ but supposedly they’ve changed their name and I can’t find any details on them.
Anyone know whats the go?
They are claiming frsh seafood, but every fish shop in canberra is pretty old fish.
Anyone been yet?
Looking for a friendly and understanding tax agent. My paperwork-hating other half is scarred after salvaging what’s left of previous years’ tax stuff from floods and wrongly trusted an agent from a big chain in Civic last EOFY who then decided to stop practising and closed down the office without telling anyone!!
Please post any recommendations/spruik your [...]
What are the specific laws/fines relating to drunk and disorderly behaviour in public spaces, in the ACT?
Also, how strictly are they imposed? Is it common for police to be called, say at a shopping centre, or even to some main street in the town centre, to fine/lockup drunks who are acting a bit silly?
What the title says, I’m wondering if anyone knows where I can find chicory root for sale.
So talking with an acquaintance who lives in Red Hill, I mentioned the fact that, en-route to pick him up.
I had the convenient pleasure of passing the first check point of the Average Speed Saftey Camera with full knowledge that I would be turning off at Mugga Way, hence not completing the average speed check.
Knowing that [...]
Got busted for speeding in NSW? You’ll also lose points off your ACT license now!
[ 15 September, 2012 to 21 September, 2012. ] 50th ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION
AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
OPEN TO EVERYONE
From 15-21 September 2012 the Australian Photographic Society will hold its annual convention at the Southern Cross Club, Corinna Street, Phillip ACT. This year’s event is to celebrate their 50th anniversary and is open to everyone!
This event held over 7 days will include top Australian and overseas speakers, workshops [...]
With almost Yes Minister-esque irony, the faux consultation process for—of all things—the ACT Government’s reformed Public Interest Disclosure Act shows Open Government was just spin designed to prolong the plausibility of this rabble as an effective and accountable Government.
Yesterday, the Chief Minister tabled the Public Interest Disclosure Bill in the Soviet. I eagerly sought to [...]
ACT Light Rail have been invited to speak at the Gungahlin Community Council public forum next Wednesday. Damien Haas, Chair of ACT Light Rail, will discuss the recent ACT Budget, the Gungahlin to Civic transport corridor and the future of light rail in the ACT.
GCC Public Forum
Wednesday 13 June 2012
Gungahlin Public Library [...]
Anyone know what the go is with Pizza Hut Gungahlin?
Been shut now for almost a week, with no notices (although I have not checked tonight).
Not a big deal, just interested whether they were closed down due to poor service (especially in the last few months).
The only sign on the door was telling customers to go [...]
Submissions for the inaugural Harrison Art Show are now being accepted which will be held at the Harrison School Performing Arts Centre on June 29.
The Art Show will support local artists and also have select works of art from the students of Harrison School on display and available for purchase.
Harrison School Principal Mr Dennis Yarrington [...]
Following on from yesterday’s news that ACTION is costing $101 million in public funds every year and bringing in just $21 million in ticket revenue one has to wonder if the cart has been placed in front of the horse.
I mean every man woman and child in the ACT is (on average) chipping in $282 [...]
Can anyone recommend a great Publicist to assist with the release of a report into inappropriate behaviour in the workplace?
We are a Canberra based National Mental Health organisation which is currently involved in a National Mental Health Initiative.
Any suggestions would be great, Small budgets require great publicists!
G’day fellow rioters.
In an appeal the the hivemind, I’m after experiences and views on the Land Rent scheme. My wife and I are looking at buying in the near future and we’re trying to get a grasp on our options. Ideally, we would like an existing property, but given that some house/land packages [...]
I’ve asked google but failed to find any information.
Will there be fireworks over the long weekend?
I would be very grateful for some advice on authentic and delicious Italian restaurants in Canberra.
Looking forward to hearing about some less-known trattorias -Thanks in advance!!
The post [about paying teenagers to catch out underage tobacco sales] got me thinking about other areas that we could assist authorities to do their job. For example, I don’t think that the Budget has done anything to significantly increase police presence.
I think someone mentioned on a thread a while ago, the idea of using [...]