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ACT electorate redistribution proposal unveiled

By 31 March 2015
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The ACT Redistribution Committee has today announced its proposed redistribution of the ACT into five electorates. Currently the ACT has three electorates: The electorat...

The Battlefield Challenge comes to Canberra

By 31 March 2015
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The paintball grounds in Pialligo were filled with people in camouflage gear and carrying plastic guns for Operation Blackhawk “Battlefield Challenge” over the weekend. ...

Addictive prescription drug use in Canberra

By 31 March 2015 1
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Every day, general practitioners in Canberra are confronted with patients asking, often pleading, for drugs of addiction. The two most sought-after drugs of addiction are th...

Is Manuka dying?

By 31 March 2015 9
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The shops at Manuka in Canberra's inner south have always been a hive of activity. The first work started there in the late 1930s and by the 1960s the shops were flourishing w...

Best of Canberra – Sushi

By 31 March 2015 7
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Exciting times for me this week. I'm filling in for the Best Of Canberra series while Bec is on holidays - lucky thing! I now have an excuse to eat all in the name of work. ...

Alexander Maconochie Centre a complex challenge

By 30 March 2015 9
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I have written many times on corrective services in relation to rehabilitative and restorative processes, and the lack of them, concerning offenders and victims. Perhaps it ...

Ram raid at Gungahlin

By 31 March 2015 1
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ACT Policing is investigating a second aggravated burglary in which a stolen vehicle has been used to force entry inside a shopping centre, and also used to force entry to an arcad...

Should I move to Canberra?

By 30 March 2015 28
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I own my own villa in Oxley Park suburb of Sydney and currently living there with a 7-year-old and my wife who stays at home. We are on PR right now and I will be getting my ci...

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I call The Honourable....

By 6 February 2015
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With the hullabaloo over knighthoods and dameships, I was caused to think of another anachronism hanging about in our parliaments. This is the practice of awarding the title of...

State of the Capital - Weekly political wrap 5/2/15

By 5 February 2015 10
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Poor results for ACT hospitals Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson has lashed out at Health Minister Simon Corbell after new revelations that Canberra’s hospitals are u...

No word on how ACT Government plans to make money out of development along th

By 5 February 2015 32

An interesting article on some of some apparent secrecy surrounding options for raising money by the ACT Government along the light rail corridor : There is no doubt it will be more expensive to live along the tram corridor or to set up business there.  The question is, who will pay and how muc...

A first look at the expanded Pialligo Estate

By 5 February 2015 1
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As a long-time Canberra resident, I often find myself running out of things to do in our relatively quiet city. There are only a few restaurants in Canberra that I absolutely love ...

Does Canberra lack nightlife venues?

By 5 February 2015 23
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One of my recent articles attracted a few comments on the variety of nightlife venues in Canberra. This might be a controversial discussion to start, but everyone has a differ...

Police to investigate historic sexual abuse at ACT institutions

By 4 February 2015
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ACT Policing has established Operation Attest to investigate allegations of historical sexual abuse at institutions within the ACT.  On 31 October 2013, the Crimes Legislation ...

Time to do something to fight animal cruelty

By 4 February 2015 4
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Just over a week ago, we asked the community to help us find the culprits of a vicious act of animal cruelty where nine underweight puppies were found abandoned in a bo...

Bulk billing on the rise in Canberra

By 4 February 2015 11
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It's now easier to see a general practitioner and bulk billing rates are on the rise, according to the Productivity Commission's report on government services, released today. K...

Canberra accounting firm Joyce|Dickson joins MGI alliance 

By 4 February 2015

Local accounting firm Joyce|Dickson Accountants has today announced it has joined one of the world's largest alliances of independent accounting firms, MGI alliance. Joyce|Dickson managing partner Lorin Joyce said the firm, which specialises in providing support and advice to family and private b...

Introduction to harmony singing for women

By 4 February 2015 1

Canberra Harmony, Canberra's newest women's barbershop choir, will be running a four-week taster course on Thursdays 7-9:00pm starting Thursday 12th February at the Belconnen Raiders Club. Come and learning some fun songs in four-part harmony then perform them with us for your family and friends....

Local leaders – Robert Leticq (Privileges Card Pty Ltd)

By 4 February 2015 3
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Canberra businesses interested in learning about international expansion could do far worse than take advice from the founder and managing director of Privileges Card Pty Ltd, Ro...

Canberra's planning madness

By 4 February 2015 25
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There was an announcement recently by the planning authority on the fate of the three blocks of flats along Northbourne Ave in Dickson. I used to walk past these buildings regu...

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