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A Summer Fling

By 21 November 2014
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With these warmer months approaching it's hard not to want to spend most of my time out doors, taking in all the sunshine and warmth before the next Winter comes. It's also ...

Right wing, left wing… what about the bird in the middle?

By 21 November 2014 3
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There has been much discourse in recent times on the relative importance of having a healthy budget position versus having a significantly funded safety net. The orthodox ri...

State of the Capital Weekly Political Wrap 20/11/14

By 20 November 2014
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Burch on her literary perch Minister for the Arts Joy Burch announced the 2014 ACT Book of the Year shortlist with four of the five shortlisted authors at Civic Library this...

Recent Articles/Opinions For and Against Canberra’s Light Rail

By 21 November 2014

These relatively short recent articles/opinions are certainly worth a read - what ever your pre disposition to the Light Rail : Against - "Fantasy: The case for light rail in Gungahlin" For - "Public transport report boosts case for Canberra light rail, ACT government says"...

This Saturday – Australian MMA Championship Grand Final

By 21 November 2014
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BRACE Australia's Mixed Martial Arts Event Series is excited to announce details of the upcoming event BRACE 31. This Saturday the 22nd of November BRACE hits Canberra for the ...

First Round of Major Artists Announced: National Folk Festival!

By 21 November 2014
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Following a tasty little Six-­Pack Teaser the National Folk Festival is pleased to announce its first major round of artists for the 2015 Festival. They are: From Canada ...

Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir takes centre stage as ‘Best of the Best in Australian Wine is announced

By 21 November 2014
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For just the second time in the history of the Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia, a Pinot Noir won the top prize at last night’s trophy presentation dinner in Ca...

Repairs to a water main in the city means lane closure on Cooyong Street

By 21 November 2014

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users there will be lane closures to a short section of Cooyong Street in the City this Saturday 22 November 2014, to allow ACTEW Water to make crucial repairs to a water main. The works will only affect the westbound section of Cooyong...

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Tasers - alternative to death by cop

By 1 October 2014 28
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When I was in the Assembly, as a minister for these sorts of things, I wanted to do a trial to see if TASERs were an effective alternative to firearms. The Liberal Oppositio...

Police seek witnesses from city brawl

By 30 September 2014 8
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying offenders involved in a large disturbance involving up to 20 people in Civic in the early hours of Sunday, Septembe...

Anyone know what happened to Scope?

By 30 September 2014 8

Hi Rioters. Went for a drive up Mount Stromlo over the weekend, thinking I would stop and have a coffee at Scope -- but it appears to be closed. Anyone know what happened there? ...

National Museum of Australia (1/2)- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts’ (Par

By 30 September 2014

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many peo...

Witnesses sought to suspicious fires

By 30 September 2014 1
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to six separate fires which occurred last night and early this morning (Tuesday, September 30). Overnight, police were notified of a number of ...

The sanctity of Sunday surcharges

By 30 September 2014 19
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Over the weekend I had Sunday brunch with my partner at a lovely new-ish establishment in Canberra. The food was delicious and reasonably priced, the service lovely and we didn...

Local Sports Wrap - 27th and 28th September

By 30 September 2014
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FUTSAL: Futsal Premier League The men’s Futsal Premier League season began Friday week ago, and Monaro Panthers Green and Untouchables began their respective campaigns wit...

Best of Canberra - Pies

By 30 September 2014 25
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There have been two occasions when I have truly missed the greatness of the Aussie pie. On one of my first dates with my husband, we went along to a Chelsea match and he bough...

State of the Capital - Weekly Political Wrap 30/09/14

By 30 September 2014 6
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Brianna Heseltine and the ALP It has been revealed that Brianna Heseltine from the Fluffy Owner’s and Residents’ Action Group has joined the ALP. In an interview with Ma...

Flip Out these school holidays

By 30 September 2014 3
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As school holidays kick off this week, there’s plenty for parents and children to love about Hume indoor trampoline arena Flip Out. With giant trampolines, foam pits and n...

What's the background video on ABC news?

By 29 September 2014 3

It looks like it's been taken from an impossible vantage point.  Like a crane or a drone....

Drink driver caught after collision with fence

By 29 September 2014

ACT Policing has charged a 28-year-old Charnwood man with drink driving and reckless driving offences after a collision in Macgregor on Saturday morning (September 27). About 4.50am, Belconnen Patrol members attended a residence in Marcus Faunce Street, Macgregor, following a report of a male tre...

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