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Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014 5
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Edward Gough Whitlam was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975, and a genius of humanity. I think that perhaps the only person worthy of delivering Gough’s ...

RiotACT Face Off: Should funded tertiary education be subject selective?

By 20 October 2014 14
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It's time for another RiotACT Face Off. This week, we asked Kate Carnell and Steven Bailey to share their thoughts on government funding of tertiary education. Both were give...

Larkham to remain with the Brumbies

By 21 October 2014

Stephen Larkham will not tour with the Wallabies on their Spring Tour of Europe, instead choosing to focus on the Brumbies 2015 campaign. Despite speculation Larkham would tour as an Assistant Coach, his prior commitment to both the Brumbies and the ACT community will see him remain in Canberra ...

A master plan for the Australian National Botanic Gardens

By 21 October 2014

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is developing a 20-year Master Plan that will provide a blueprint for its future development. “I’m excited to announce that a consortium of architects and landscape architects, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Taylor Cullity Lethlean, have been selected to dev...

Police seek assistance to locate missing woman

By 21 October 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 50-year-old woman, who has not been seen since Friday (October 10). The woman, Margaret Cooper, l...

Treadmill service & repair

By 21 October 2014

Hi, Just wondering if anyone know of anyone that services and repairs treadmills in Canberra? Preferably someone who comes and does it in your home, so I don't have to move it. Thanks in advance....

Chief Minister pays tribute to Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has paid tribute to former Prime Minister and legendary Labor figure Gough Whitlam, who passed away this morning at the age of 98. “Gough Whitlam was a great reformer and an inspiring leader, who leaves a remarkable legacy,” the Chief Minister said. “Go...

Zombies in Canberra: Spread the Infection

By 21 October 2014

If it’s true that zombies eat brains they’ll be spoilt for choice in clever Canberra. With the popularity of the walking dead showing no signs of abating, locals can join in – or just watch – the Canberra Zombie Walk 2014. I wonder if any pollies will take part? The all-ages, free walk ta...

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Sleepy Burrows Wombat Alert!

By 11 September 2014

Donna Stephan and her family run the privately funded, Sleepy Burrow Wombat Sanctuary, just past Gundaroo. They take in injured wombats, rehabilitate and return them to the wild. They have a Pozible fund raiser  to build a new enclosure. "Sleepy burrows wombat sanctuary needs your help! "We do n...

Best of Canberra Taste Off: Cakes

By 11 September 2014 4
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For the cake taste off, Flute in Fyshwick drew the most support with Ricardo’s in Jamieson the challenger. I should start out by confessing that I love cake. I do however sa...

Cannabis in Canberra

By 11 September 2014 30
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I hate marijuana. I first smoked it when I was seventeen. My face went green and I had a panic attack… because I thought my nose was going to fall off. Since then, I haven’...

Enrollment fraud, is it more chicken or the egg?

By 11 September 2014 30

Last week I saw an article in the CT about parents lying about their place of residence to get their kids into elite target public schools in the ACT. It generated a lot of discussion but got me thinking about the flip-side to this debate, principals who pick and choose kids from out of area. What i...

Man charged with acts endangering life

By 11 September 2014

A 40-year-old Giralang man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning after being charged with acts endangering life after an incident in Weston yesterday (Wednesday, 10 September) afternoon. Around 4:15pm, police responded to reports that a man had entered a restaurant and emptied a tin of...

Calwell Swimming Pool- Car Parking or Lack Off.

By 11 September 2014 13

Great to see the Liberal Member for Brindabella doing what all politicians seem good at and self praising himself in a local flyer for his part in ensuring that the construction of a new swimming pool at Calwell went ahead, despite "numerous hurdles" placed in the way. One of those hurdles no dou...

The Magic Flute - Opera Australia (Review)

By 11 September 2014 1
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Opera Australia’s Indiana Jones-themed production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” swaps the forest setting for a mysterious tomb in a kid-friendly, accessible staging wit...

Suspicious fire investigation underway

By 11 September 2014
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Investigations are underway after ACT Policing attended a unit fire in Reid overnight. ACT Fire and Rescue and police arrived at the Kogarah Lane unit around 9:30pm last night (...

Get fit this spring!

By 11 September 2014 5
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We're now 11 days into spring and before we know it summer will be here. Many of us tend to be a little lazier than usual during the frosty winter months, especially in Canberr...

Pedestrian dies after collision in Griffith

By 10 September 2014
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ACT Policing is investigating an incident in Griffith this afternoon (Wednesday, September 10) in which a female pedestrian was struck by a bus. Attempts were made to revive the...

Something happening at Cooleman Court - 6 police cars suddenly turned up

By 10 September 2014 6

It looks like something reasonably serious has happened at Cooleman Court today, out the front of Kusina restaurant. As I was leaving the carpark there, I saw multiple police vehicles with their lights on, haphazardly pulled up in front of the restaurant and police were taking statements from peo...

Private landholder to conduct hazard reduction burn today

By 10 September 2014

A private landholder will today, Wednesday 10 September, 2014, conduct a small hazard reduction burn of two piles of vegetation at Block 217 Paddy's River Road, Corin Forest near the Corin Recreation Area. Temporary smoke cover may occur. The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma...

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