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Local Leaders Deborah Hill (Canberra Roller Derby League and Skate Nation)

By 26 November 2014
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By day, Deborah Hill is an exhibitions coordinator at the National Gallery. But after hours, she’s better known as Bambi von Smash’er, one of the capital’s top roller der...

Lonesome Lambie

By 26 November 2014 8
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On Paul Murray Live Sunday night we were discussing the imminent departure of Jacqui Lambie from the Palmer United Party. Janine Perrett was hosting, because the eponymous h...

Best of Canberra – Pancakes

By 25 November 2014 28
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I am drooling over the thought of a big stack of fluffy pancakes, smothered in salted caramel syrup, sprinkled with walnuts and topped with fresh banana. Normally when I eas...

New visual tool to help make cancer treatment less daunting

By 26 November 2014

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has launched a new Radiation Oncology Patient Information DVD, which provides information to patients about radiation therapy, along with the practical aspects of treatment. “After a diagnosis of cancer, patients and their carers can experience a wide range of emot...

Cotter recreational area and campground temporarily closed

By 26 November 2014

ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the public that Cotter Campground and neighbouring Cotter Bend recreational area are temporarily closed so tree maintenance can be safely undertaken. It is expected that the Cotter Campground will be reopened on Wednesday 3 December 2014 and the...

Big Trouble Ahead for the ACTs Budget ?

By 26 November 2014 7

In June 2014, this years ACT budget was projected to be m$333 in the red without the impact of Mr Fluffy - which could be as high as m$500 over 3 years, according to the ACT Treasurer, Andrew Barr : www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/mr-fluffy-750-million-appropriation-bill-tabled-in-legislative-a...

Canberra Custom Knife Show

By 26 November 2014

It's on again, bigger than ever, at the Tharwa Village Hall. Come and see what the local knifemakers have been up to. See fine handmade knives for sale as well as talk to the makers about their craft. A big focus this year is kitchen knives. There are more than twenty makers coming from all ov...

Canberra climbs worlds best student cities rankings

By 26 November 2014

Chief Minister and Minister for Higher Education Katy Gallagher has welcomed news that Canberra has risen 16 places in the QS Best Student Cities 2015, the biggest jump of all six Australian cities represented. Canberra entered the London-based institute’s ranking of the top 50 cities for stude...

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Best of Canberra - Butcher

By 18 November 2014 30
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The great Aussie barbie is a Summer weekend favourite. Australian’s look forward to barbecues with their friends; the boys bond over taking charge of cooking the meat and the...

Special assembly sitting to keep Mr Fluffy buyback on track

By 18 November 2014

The ACT Legislative Assembly will be asked to return for an extra sitting day to ensure the Mr Fluffy buyback can begin before Christmas, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announced yesterday. During the November sittings the Legislative Assembly will agree to meet on 4 December to consider a supplem...

Blues Piano Night

By 18 November 2014

New Orleans radio station WWOZ has a long-running annual event called Blues Piano Night where many of the finest blues piano players from New Orleans and elsewhere gather for a feast of piano blues. Why should New Orleans have all the fun when we have some pretty fine piano players right here in Can...

Reload - Canberra's First Gaming Bar

By 18 November 2014 4
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I’m in a bar on Northbourne Avenue drinking an Asahi and trying to operate a plastic guitar.  I’ve watched other people play Guitar Hero but this is my first-time hands o...

It’s time to prepare for a post-prohibition world instead of a futile war o

By 18 November 2014 37
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It’s time for the proponents of drug prohibition to take responsibility for their simplistic assertions. Last week local 2CC radio presenter Marcus Paul and I shirt-fronte...

Registration for cyclists - how about a smart-helmet?

By 18 November 2014 90
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We all hear calls from time to time for cyclists to pay vehicle registration, have a numberplate, and generally be held accountable for their behaviour on the road. A Sydney de...

New tool to fight feral fish

By 17 November 2014 15

A new online resource for the community to record evidence of pest fish in their local area was launched by Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, today. “Anyone with a smart phone or mobile device can use FeralFishScan to record pest fish in their local waterways,” Mr Corbell said. ...

Best of Canberra Taste Off - Take Away (suburban)

By 17 November 2014
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It was hard to choose which two take away options to try last week, with Canberrans nominating many fast food joints such as, Fisher take away and G Spot Gunghallin, to name a few ...

Early Intervention Open Day today

By 17 November 2014

Minister for Disability Joy Burch is encouraging families of young children with disability, autism or developmental delay to attend today’s Early Intervention Open Day to meet new service providers who will be operating in the ACT from next year. “Today’s event gives families the chance t...

Community Council to consider Light rail, Mr Fluffy

By 17 November 2014

Wednesday's North Canberra Community Council meeting will feature a Capital Metro presentation on light rail, a COTA presentation on elderly persons accommodation and a discussion of the Mr Fluffy buyback scheme. It will also consider ACT electoral boundaries, the proposal to re-zone the area to the...

The quiet and important work of official visitors

By 17 November 2014
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I was reminded last sitting week, with the tabling of the first report from the Homelessness Official Visitor, of the importance of Governments having in place mechanisms to ho...

Positive response to next stage of ‘Mr Fluffy’ buyback

By 17 November 2014 3
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More than 300 homeowners have already registered to have their homes valued as part of the ACT Government’s buyback program for houses affected by loose fill ‘Mr Fluffy’ ...

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