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

By 20 October 2014 1

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...

Witnesses sought to disturbance outside Canberra Hospital

By 20 October 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a disturbance that occurred outside the Canberra Hospital this morning (Monday, 20 October). About 11.15am, police responded to reports of ...

Blogonomics Workshop in October with Carly Jacobs from Smaggle

By 20 October 2014

Hello lovely Canberrans! I'm an ex-Canberra gal who's now a professional blogger living in Melbourne. I'm returning to Canberra next week to teach a workshop on how to grow ...

New laws to reduce red-tape for community fundraising and food businesses

By 20 October 2014 2

New laws to be introduced into the Legislative Assembly this week will reduce red-tape for several food businesses and community groups by removing the need for not-for-profit groups to appoint a food safety supervisor when fundraising, Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher announced...

The Shiny Bum Singers reveal all – but only once!

By 20 October 2014

Canberra’s very own public service parody troupe, The Shiny Bum Singers, have momentarily escaped their desks to present a return season of Rampant Bureaucracy. First seen...

A-E reporting for Year 10 Certificates from this year

By 20 October 2014

Year 10 students in the ACT will have their achievements graded from A-E in nationally recognised standards on their Certificate for the first time this year, Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch said today. The change from school-based descriptions of achievements to nationally agreed ...

Police investigating body in creek

By 19 October 2014 5

ACT Policing is responding to a report of a body in a creek in Symonston. About 2.15pm today (Sunday, October 19) four men who were fishing located what appears to be a body. Police were called and are currently at the scene at Jerrabomberra Creek. Enquiries are continuing. (ACT Policing...


By 19 October 2014

This year's Pet Expo has a mountain of things to do and see! Join us on Saturday 1 November for the second RSPCA ACT Pet Expo! 10:00am - 3:00pm - 12 Kirkpatrick Street Westo...

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The great divide - North vs South

By 10 October 2014 19

So in the first couple of weeks I was living here I heard about the great ‘North vs South’ divide. Old news I know and it’s been covered many a times including on this si...

CAPO Grant Recipient Winners for 2015

By 10 October 2014 7

Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation (CAPO) announced the winners of the 14 awards for 2015. It’s the philanthropic organisation’s 31st Annual Grant Round where the winners...

Dan Kelly live performance & Chris Endrey in Conversation

By 10 October 2014

  It’s that time again; the Canberra Environment Centre is holding its annual fundraising event but this year with a twist, and a cocktail. Chris Endrey, beloved host of In Canberra Tonight, will sit down with David Pope (cartoonist for the Canberra Times); Shane Rattenbury (ACT Gre...

What's on this weekend? 11th and 12th October 2014

By 10 October 2014

Two long weekends in a row have meant two short weeks, so here we are at another Friday. This weekend, our team has a few tips around town: Heather Lansdowne is going to ...

The First Date

By 10 October 2014 26
Common Grounds Cafe

They say a good impression is all about a first impression, which if you’re meeting someone from an online dating site can be very true! The first date is not only crucial...

Christmas and Cocos Islands – WTF?

By 10 October 2014 28

I read with some dismay in the Canberra Times of 2 October about the appointment of Jon Stanhope’s successor to the positon of Administrator of Christmas and Cocos Islands. ...

Swap goods, eat pizza, learn how to fix your bike

By 9 October 2014 1

From 10am to 1pm this Saturday (11th), the Canberra Environment Centre is holding a Spring Swap. Bring along your old clothes, books, CDs and anything you would like to trade. Swapping begins at 11am (come early to set up) and selling swap-meet style begins at 12pm. The pizza oven will ...

Canberra Blues Society Monthly Blues Jam

By 9 October 2014

Founding CBS member, Dean Edgecombe and the Seventh Sons will be hosting this month’s blues jam on Sunday 19th October 2014 at The Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah. Show starts at 2pm & wraps up around 5.30pm. Dean Edgecombe and the Seventh Sons features some of Canberra's leading Blues mu...

CRDL Grand Final

By 9 October 2014

The Hunger Jams: BLOCKINGJAY Roller derby: a cutthroat, full-contact, high-intensity sport where the only objective is to win as many points against the opposition, doing whatever it takes! A jammer will volunteer as tribute, putting their body on the line against rough enemy skaters, and hopi...

Best of Canberra Taste Off - Kebabs

By 9 October 2014 11

This week I went out in search of Canberra’s best kebab. Nominations sent me off to taste Yarralumla Halal Pide House and Kizmet in Manuka. Everyone I spoke to seemed to be a b...

Witnesses sought after school and community centre vandalised

By 9 October 2014

ACT Policing is seeking assistance from the public in helping to identify a group of youths who extensively vandalised three premises last Saturday (October 4) in Chapman and R...

A Sexy Halloween Spooktacular

By 9 October 2014

The Sass and Tease Collective are putting on a special show on Halloween night. The Collective will be taking over Teatro Vivaldi at the ANU Arts Centre for the sexiest spooktacular in town! Join the collective and their guests for a night of eerie ecdysia hosted by Captain Spitfire and featuring...

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