There is so much media coverage around the sacking of pilots or car factory workers or pensioners, what about those 16,000 people (many will have to go by Oct this year). These are people with families, people who need to pay for kids’ tuition fees, their medical bills, and morgage.., etc. Look at newspapers, Tvs, [...]
Does anyone know the cheapest place to get smash repairs carried out in Canberra? Ideally a place that can source second hand or after market parts instead of simply opting for perfect but pricey factory originals.
I’m looking into buying my first home in Canberra and have been reading all about the predicted property price declines as a result of the 2014 budget. If house prices in Canberra crash, it will be a great time to buy. A work colleague described it as a “once in a generational opportunity to buy cheaply [...]
As per an interview with the “Sunrise” show, around the 7:14 time stamp on the interview, our PM made some interesting comments about the “states” taking on more of a role with managing their own economies, saying “We want the states to more grown up adult governments”. If we look at the recent situation with [...]
Okay Canberra – we’ve got a big birthday coming up in my family and are looking for a lunchtime, kid-friendly venue, preferably Northside, but would be happy to take a short drive if it’s worth it. The birthday boy is a bit of a foodie too so we want something quality. Any ideas, rioters?
I have not been through the Canberra College system for kids going to Year 11 & 12 – so how do I find out which school is right for my child?
I have seen signs for various school “Open Nights” – but is there a central place where I can understand if schools have various specialties, [...]
Throughout my career I have heard many a manager lament the challenges of motivating and engaging someone of the younger generation in the workforce. I have generally stood up for the newbies as I believe they have a huge amount to offer if those ‘older’ generations of us can find a way to work with them. [...]
In Sunday’s Canberra Times, there is a supplement booklet “Your Guide To Regional NSW” which is being promoted by Destination NSW.
It is meant to be NSW – centric of course but the map of the regions in NSW does not show Canberra or the ACT.
There is no mention of the Cool Climate Wine region at Murrumbateman [...]
I noticed an article in the Canberra Times yesterday about NAPLAN, with senior ‘people in the know’ saying there shouldn’t be so much pressure on kids to perform in these tests and that comparisons with countries like Singpaore and Korea were tough yard-sticks, giving their differing approach to education.
I don’t recall doing NAPLAN myself when [...]
This may sound silly, but we are relatively new to Australia and a bit confused about what to do after a car accident. I was driving the car, with my spouse in the passenger seat and my daughter in the back seat. We were stopped at a light for at least 30 seconds, [...]
My son is at school age now. I live in Forde and have an investment property in Lyneham. I am wondering if it is possible to enroll him into Lyneham school even though I don’t live in there? Do I have to move to Lyneham?
The ongoing roadworks along Cotter Road and Streeton Drive have become a very familiar headache on my morning commute. The recent changes, limited signage and fairly death defying redirect of traffic seems particularly dangerous though.
Is anyone else having issues with it? Makes me wonder what sort of guidelines they have in how they guide traffic [...]
I just returned from the Kambah Village shops where I found yet again, someone has prised open the charity clothing bins and strewn their contents over the carpark. My husband spoke to someone doing this a few weeks back, and the man used some choice expletives in response, as did his 5 year old son. [...]
We have not seen a toddler through a Canberra winter yet – so I am after any recommendations from parents on places to go?
I have joined a small playgroup, so I am looking for also a nice venue where a few toddlers can play and have a great time (weekly get-togethers).
I am looking for places [...]
I am new to this site, so not sure how best to attack this but some friends told me to use this forum to see if others are experiencing similar issues?
Quite a few months back we had ActewAGL in our street & backyard changing over the poles, we had a wooden one & now there [...]
Just wondering if anyone has gotten their hair chemically (permanent) straightened and if so where? I have been thinking of getting it done for a few years now but have never taken the plunge. I have researched it and know the pros and cons. I can’t seem to find somewhere in Canberra that does [...]
Hi Hive Mind,
Can anyone advise on a suitable solicitor for a workers compensation claim in NSW? The worker in question has been working in NSW as a process worker but lives in the ACT.
Many firms have been approached but we have been told that they only help under ACT laws.
I look forward to any suggestions.
A crafty group of local public servants have been caught using government issued computers to avoid the parking inspector, according to The Canberra Times.
Employees from the National Health and Medical Research Council had developed a system of keeping a look out on popular 2 hour parking spots outside their Gordon Street office and using the [...]
Jed has just emailed in asking if anyone knows what is happening at Northbourne Flats Braddon this morning (Tuesday 6 May)? There were three ambulances on-site.
I went into Civic on Saturday and was surprised to see so many police…. (I was designated driver) but when driving there and hanging out and driving home I didn’t see anyone with a speed camera or an RBT ( and I travelled up Adelaide Ave and the parkway from Greenway). So where are the [...]
When I think of the Taxation Office, there are many things that may come to mind. Tax, accounting, long discussions over assets and liabilities. Not once has the Taxation Office brought to mind anything sexy, which would perhaps be misguided of me.
According to an article in the Canberra Times, public servants at the Tax [...]
Forget the NSA, browsing the average website returns anywhere between three and 30 trackers, all merrily logging your online activity. (Riot Act is pretty tame registering only three – Google Adsense, Google Analytics and Double-Click.)
According to an article in the Canberra Times, military superannuation will potentially affected by audit commission recommendations (assuming they’re taken on). In the line of fire is their 16% super payment by the Govt for the first 6 years of service.
I have always questioned why a government would set one amount to be paid by [...]
Can’t make any calls or txt. Their web site is also chucking 503 errors (application errors) and is offline.
Yesterday, I had an appointment in Jerrabomberra at 4pm. Travelling from Kambah, I allowed half an hour, which is plenty of time. Unfortunately, when I reached the roundabout, just before the lights at Mugga Lane and Monaro Highway, there was a policeman redirecting us to go back the way we had come. Thankfully my appointment [...]
Does anyone know the status of this? I’m so tired of having to ask people not to smoke near my child in a play-ground or when waiting to catch a bus, and the tirade of verbal abuse when politely requesting such an action is horrific..
From: An election promise to count on: outdoor smoking bans coming [...]
Greetings fellow rioters,
Can anyone recommend an exhaust shop in Canberra for car exhaust replacement and who to avoid?
I have heard all of the recent controversy about the 100 dancers that were asked to work for 11hours for a Video Clip filming – and then a selection would be asked to perform at The Logies – for free.
The basis of this would be that their pay would be the ‘exposure’ they would receive.
Can anyone recommend a good mechanic in Phillip?