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Mental Health - how to help when someone you love is suffering

By 18 June 2014 1

Mental Health - how to help when someone you love is suffering Catching up with a group of close girlfriends for dinner last week, conversation turned to mental health.  As we talked about our experiences and thoughts, the tone was gentle an ...

Recycling bags delivered in the mail

By 18 June 2014 14

When checking my mail yesterday I noticed I had been left a couple of blue plastic bags.  I assumed it was a Govt initiative to support a local charity, but on closer inspection noticed a link From what I can tell, the company collect the bags for item resale in third w ...

Ammo, drugs seized during warrant

By 17 June 2014

ACT Policing seized a quantity of powder suspected to be illicit drugs, together with a quantity of ammunition, after executing a search warrant on a Chifley residence earlier today (Tuesday, June 17). Woden Patrol members executed the warrant on the Chifley address around 7.30am, locating the drugs ...

Paid parking for the Hyatt and Kingston

By 17 June 2014 7

Those working or visiting in and around the Hyatt Hotel and Kingston will need to factor in parking costs from July 1. Although the Parliamentary Triangle paid parking in Parkes, Barton, Russell and Acton is delayed until at least September, the ACT Government will proceed in the introduction of pai ...

The Rover - Australian road movie that runs out of gas

By 17 June 2014

The Rover - Australian road movie that runs out of gas Fresh off its midnight screening in Cannes, The Rover, is a psychological crime drama that leads us into a world of random encounters while engulfing us in the minds of the star a ...

Scam phone calls

By 17 June 2014 4

Received a scam phone call this afternoon, (normally they call of an evening) saying that the business I supposedly own is doing poorly in the Google rankings and it will cost me $150 to get my supposed business to the top of the Google search. Funny thing is I don’t own a business. Guess they ...

Nominations for ACT Book of the Year Award

By 17 June 2014

Canberra writers are encouraged to nominate their works for the 2014 ACT Book of the Year Award, Minister for the Arts Joy Burch said today. The $10,000 prize is open to ACT writers who have had a contemporary work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry published in the 2013 calendar year. “The ACT ...

Government payroll backflip

By 17 June 2014 52

During questions from the opposition during yesterday’s estimates hearing, ACT Treasurer Andrew Barr revealed the government is reconsidering its proposed payroll tax amendments to remove the genuine employer exemption, due to their affect on ACT small businesses and contractors. Only after an out ...

Aggravated robbery in Isabella Plains

By 17 June 2014

Aggravated robbery in Isabella Plains ACT Policing is seeking to identify two men following the aggravated robbery of a supermarket in Isabella Plains on Sunday night (June, 15). About 7.20pm, two males entered the IG ...

The Practice of the Art of Miserablism

By 17 June 2014 38

The Practice of the Art of Miserablism I attended a protest rally outside Parliament House yesterday along with about 250 other people. We were protesting at the latest assault on the low paid workers in Australia. Un ...

Up close & personal with Toni Magazines Art Director, David Reid

By 17 June 2014

Up close & personal with Toni Magazine's Art Director, David Reid Vivienne Westwood’s show opened Shanghai Fashion Week and instantly made international headlines. As Creative Director of her team, David Reid was instrumental in creating a ...

A test for Shane Rattenbury on free-range egg standards

By 17 June 2014 10

So, the states and territories are going to get together and agree on a national standard for the definition of “free range eggs”. Currently the animal welfare advocates nominate 1500 birds a hectare, while the industry would like 20,000 birds a hectare labelled free range. These days Sh ...

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