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State of the Capital – Weekly Political Wrap 2/2/15

By 30 January 2015
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Life without Katy  Chief Minister Andrew Bar has not enjoyed an entirely perfect kick-off in the top job. After a long and successful innings from the factionally unali...

A Look Around Canberra: Curtin

By 30 January 2015
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I was keen to head back to the Woden Valley this week for A Look Around Canberra, as it's been several weeks since I'd done one of the suburbs there. I decided to have a look a...

Once a Knight’s enough

By 30 January 2015 4
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So everyone in the known universe is criticising the PM for making the Duke of Edinburgh a Knight of the Order of Australia. I might have a go too. Much has been written abo...

Whats on this weekend (31st Jan and 1st Feb)

By 30 January 2015
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It’s back to school for Canberra students next week, which means that the city is well and truly out of its quiet January slumber. It also means that there’s plenty to do i...

Body corporate costs for new apartments?

By 30 January 2015 2
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Hi, just wondering whether anyone could advise on what one might expect to pay in body corporate fees for a two bed, two bath, 80m living apartment off the plan in Canberra at ...

Beware of dodgy roof repairers: Corbell

By 30 January 2015
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Canberra households should be on high alert to the activities of a travelling con man who is knocking on doors promising roof painting and roof restoration services, warns Attorn...

Court reforms working: Productivity Commission

By 30 January 2015

Simon Corbell says reforms to the ACT Courts have led to reduced waiting times in the Supreme Court and Coroner's Court, according to the Productivity Commission's Report on Government Services. The report showed changes implemented in the ACT’s courts have resulted in the ACT Supreme Court final...

Tips for riding from Belconnen to Tuggeranong?

By 29 January 2015 6
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Hi all Due to machinery of government changes I'm now facing a potential work move from the City to Tuggeranong.  As I live in Belconnen and we are a one car family I'm n...

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21st?

By 6 December 2014 3

Where is a good place to have a 21st? Ideas more towards the Southside would be great!!...

A young man has died in Kambah after a single vehicle collision

By 6 December 2014
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ACT Policing is investigating a collision on Livingston Avenue in Kambah this morning (Saturday, December 6) in which a male driver has died. About 2.25am police responded to a ...

Snap up a free ticket in time for Christmas

By 6 December 2014

ActewAGL is offering its customers one complimentary ticket per household to the National Gallery of Australia summer blockbuster exhibition James Turrell: A Retrospective for use across the weekend of 20 and 21 December. ActewAGL is the Principal Exhibition Partner and Director Marketing and Co...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: The Cupping Room

By 6 December 2014
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This weekend I decided to try out The Cupping Room for breakfast; a project by Ona coffee. So off I went to Civic. I had to wait about 10-15 minutes for a table (apparently it hap...

Bus drivers take ACTION and support people living with cancer

By 5 December 2014

ACTION bus drivers will be sporting Hawaiian shirts today (Friday 5 December 2014) to raise awareness of ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group’s Hawaiian Shirt Day. “Across Canberra, ACTION bus drivers will proudly wear a Hawaiian shirt today to support families who have a member undergoing tr...

Safer Christmas holiday driving tips for Canberra driver

By 5 December 2014

It is a privilege to drive on public roads, not a right. Public roads are for safe, cheap transport of people and goods, not racing. People of widely varying abilities who exceed minimum standards are permitted to use public roads and you are required to share the road with them, showing them ...

What happens On My First Day?

By 5 December 2014

All ACT preschoolers entering kindergarten next year will receive On My First Day, a book of words and drawings created by children to help them transition into their first year at school. Community Services Directorate, Manager of Early Intervention and Prevention Projects, Melanie Thompson has ...

Australia's best fencers to battle at the National Championships in Canberra

By 5 December 2014
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Australia's top fencers have arrived in Canberra to take part in the biggest fencing tournament in the southern hemisphere: the National Championships. The tournament will kick...

Road safety initiatives to continue after NRMA Road Safety Trust ends

By 5 December 2014

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, has announced that the NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust will be dissolved, but its legacy of its work will continue as the government explores new funding models for key road safety initiatives. Mr Corbell said the entry of additional compulsory third party insurers to...

Awards recognise excellence in tourism

By 5 December 2014 8
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The 2014 Canberra and Capital Region Tourism Awards were announced at a gala presentation at the Canberra Theatre Centre on Wednesday night. The awards celebrate the diverse...

Statement by Chief Minister Katy Gallagher MLA

By 5 December 2014 51
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Today I have spoken with my caucus colleagues and Minister Shane Rattenbury MLA to let them know that I will be a candidate for the upcoming Senate vacancy created by Senator K...

A Look Around Canberra: Chifley

By 5 December 2014 7
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We explored the Inner North suburb of Turner last week for the very first Look Around Canberra post. This week, we’re venturing across the lake and down to the Woden Valley f...

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