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Local leaders – Camilo Potocnjak Oxman and Rish Ratnam (Implement Imagination)

By 2 September 2015
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Implement Imagination co-founder Camilo Potocnjak Oxman (pictured above, right) describes teaching as a very rewarding chronic condition. “The thing about teaching is that...

Blowing up the interwebs as easy as un, deux, trois!

By 2 September 2015

Well I fell for it, hook, line and sinker! Take a pretty girl, add a beautiful exotic accent (well, I thought it sounded sexy), a sob story and voila ... you have instant marketing...

Cheap eats – Global Cafe (Civic)

By 2 September 2015 1

I'd heard of Global Cafe before but had never been there or even noticed it in the street until recently. It's tucked in between the late night pharmacy and the Jolimont Centre...

Seeking a planning minister for Canberra

By 2 September 2015 2

Canberra residents have the perception, or at least the aspiration, that the elected ACT politician appointed to be the planning minister will oversee the future planning and d...

Police seek Tuggeranong Parkway hoon

By 2 September 2015

ACT Policing is searching for a green Camry Sedan bearing registration number YGC14U which was seen driving dangerously between 3.15pm and 3.30pm on Sunday 30 August. The ca...

Strata managers in Canberra – Recommendations wanted!

By 2 September 2015

There are a couple of dated posts relating to this topic I can see (2007 & 2012), but we are looking for some updated information. Our units plan (class b) is interested...

$50 load ups in ACT pokies will be allowed – if it’s recommended

By 1 September 2015 6

Yesterday during the #CBRCabinet event held via the Periscope app, Minister Joy Burch confirmed that $50 poker machine load ups will be allowed if the current committee review...

Should we ban smart watches while driving?

By 1 September 2015 15
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Using a mobile phone while driving has been an offence for quite some time now. But what about sending an SMS from an object that isn't a phone? My partner bought an Apple W...

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2015 Seymour Biography Lecture: Robert Drewe

By 26 August 2015

Robert Drewe, Australian author of the prize-winning memoirs The Shark Net and Montebello, presents a lecture exploring the complexity of writing a memoir. He will explore th...

Public talk: Nanoscience - are nanoparticles alive?

By 26 August 2015

In the world of science fiction, nanotechnology is often shown as swarms of micro-machines that act without the need for human supervision. Much like their biological counterpa...

Lone Wolf Promotions presents Fiona Boyes

By 26 August 2015
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Fiona Boyes plays deep Blues, influenced by a myriad of traditional regional styles, her mostly original repertoire is like a Blues travelogue. She has carved an international ...

Canberra tales: Planners bend their own rules

By 26 August 2015 11

Canberra is a city where residents are continually at odds with planning and development agencies. It is also accepted that planning bureaucrats are skilled at bending the rul...

Cheap eats - Oscar's Bakery Cafe (University of Canberra)

By 26 August 2015
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I've spent a bit of time at the University of Canberra over the past few weeks. I was a student at UC a few years ago, and it's interesting to see what's changed since I left. ...

10 things to do in Canberra this weekend (29 and 30 August 2015)

By 26 August 2015 3

This weekend's highlights include a LEGO exhibition, the ADFA open day and free ice cream in Garema Place. What are your plans? 1. Journey of a Curator with Dr Deborah Hart Joi...


By 25 August 2015 45
QandA tweet

I haven't checked the calendar yet, but I'm reading about Q&A, so I think it must be a Tuesday. Everyone is talking about 'that' tweet. You know, the one from a Twitter ...

Burned kitten update: Two people to be prosecuted

By 25 August 2015 9
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Yesterday, RSPCA ACT Inspectors asked the public for help on another horrific case involving a severely burned kitten that was dumped at the Weston shelter last Thursday night....

Pop-up cabinet in Woden

By 25 August 2015

Meet your local ministers and have your say on local issues at the ACT Government's pop-up cabinet in Woden next week. The Woden pop-up cabinet is the first of several that ...

Living Green Festival 2015

By 25 August 2015
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The Living Green Festival is turning five! Come along to the Albert Hall on Sunday 4 October from 10-4pm and experience a kinder shade of green. There will be over 80 foo...

Long John hosts September Blues Jam

By 25 August 2015
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Long John plays its originals and blues catalogue favourites, throwing in some Bob Dylan, JJ Cale, and Tim Buckley for good measure! Long John’s groove loving John Stockdi...

Canberra gets another public holiday - number 14

By 25 August 2015 12

Chief Minister Andrew Barr announced at the ACT Labor conference over the weekend that as of next year, Easter Sunday will be a public holiday - the 14th public holiday in the ...

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