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Best of Canberra Taste Off – Butcher

By 24 November 2014
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Sunny and 32 degrees on Saturday, I was ready to host an Aussie Summer BBQ. There were so many recommendations for which butcher I should visit, as far as Gungahlin and Wanniassa. ...

Out of Africa

By 24 November 2014
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I have been criticised for drawing attention to the effort mounted in Iraq and Syria to counter ISIS and its call on the lives of our soldiers. My critics drew my attentio...

Strict safety regulations no good for creative businesses, says The Hamlet owner Nik Bulum

By 24 November 2014 1
A photo posted to Facebook last week shows officials at The Hamlet as they prevent the venue from hosting a student exhibition on site.

Entrepreneur and property developer Nik Bulum has called on the ACT Government to relax building safety restrictions, claiming that overly strict regulations are impacting crea...

Canberra Opshoppers Guide – Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale

By 24 November 2014
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The Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale has been and gone for another season, and as a well-seasoned thrifting veteran I thought I’d put together a list of tips for first-timers. ...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 23 November 2014
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The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

New laws to protect privacy

By 24 November 2014

Canberrans will be better protected from unlawful voyeuristic behaviour by new legislation to be introduced into the Legislative Assembly this week, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said today. The Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 will strengthen prohibitions on indecent behaviour using ca...

Write for Rights at the Pub – Sunday 30th November

By 24 November 2014

Write for Rights is an annual campaign for Amnesty International. More than 2 million letters were written last year, and over 140 countries were involved. This year, we will be focusing on six important cases. One case is Daniel, a 21 year old student in Venezuela who was arrested on the way hom...

Banks support ‘Mr Fluffy homeowners

By 24 November 2014
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Five key banks have already offered their support for ‘Mr Fluffy’ homeowners ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announced today. Members Equity Bank, Beyond Bank, Nationa...

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Melba/Spence Neighbourhood Watch AGM

By 12 November 2014

All residents of the Melba/Spence Neighbourhood Watch area are invited to attend the AGM on Tuesday 18th November at 6.30pm at the Belconnen Soccer Club, Cnr Springvale Street and Belconnen Way, Hawker. When: Tuesday 19th November Time: 6.30 p.m. Where: Belconnen Soccer Club, Cnr Springvale S...

Lyneham oval land grab: Private Sport on Public land?

By 12 November 2014 22

Leasing of public land for development without community consultation? Removing Public land so a Private School can build a “Community Facility” the community will have to pay to use? www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/new-sports-facilities-for-private-college-set-for-lyneham-oval-20141109-...

Breakfast and sport in Civic

By 12 November 2014 3

Hi Rioters, I'm looking for a breakfast venue in civic where myself and a few others can watch English Premier League matches. The requirements: Open in time for a 7am kick off (weekday) TV with Foxtel and Fox Sports Simple enough on the face of it, but I'm struggling. Any suggestions ...

Government calls for public views on use and sale of ‘e-cigarettes’

By 12 November 2014

Options to reduce the appeal of personal vaporisers, or e-cigarettes, that include a ban on sales to persons under 18 years of age and restrictions on where they can be used have been released for public discussion by the Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher. The discussion paper...

The human body – the final frontier?

By 12 November 2014

Want to hear about a rainbow band-aid that can diagnose skin cancer and how ecstasy causes brain hypothermia? Come along! Despite hundreds of years of advances, the highly complex workings of the human body are still largely a mystery. A group of researchers at a new ARC Centre of Excellence are ...

Government tests its emergency response

By 12 November 2014

As Canberra prepares to host several high-profile sporting events, the Government will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise today Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell has announced. “The ACT Government has recognised the need to be well coordinated and practiced ahead...

OMG ... Bookplate (and Paperplate) ...

By 12 November 2014 5

...at the National Library went into liquidation on Monday....

War and the Arts in this Centenary year...

By 12 November 2014 2
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I was helping my father dig a post hole in the blazing Queensland sun. I had offered to hook the post hole digger up to the Ferguson tractor, but he never could see the sense o...

Local Leaders – Peter and Michael Harrington (Sage and Akiba restaurants)

By 12 November 2014
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Brothers Peter and Michael Harrington, co-owners of Sage Dining Rooms in Braddon and the soon-to-open Akiba restaurant in Civic, have a passion for good food and hard work. ...

Bored Little Yappy Dogs...

By 11 November 2014 32

I am writing to the owners of all those yappy little Furballs that are kicked out of the house at 7-8am and don't see their loving masters till 5pm. Little dogs get bored when cooped up in the backyard all day and love to just yap yap yap yip yap at nothing all day. This is most troubling to t...

COOL titles a must read for young Canberrans

By 11 November 2014

Libraries ACT has been eagerly waiting to find out what Australian books the young people of the Canberra region have enjoyed reading the most throughout the year and the wait is finally over. “We are very pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 COOL Awards (Canberra’s Own Outstanding Lis...

It’s Time… to stop Coles and Woolworths

By 11 November 2014 36
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Andrew Barr, I don’t want another Coles in Dickson. I want more small business – and I think Jon Stanhope would agree with me. The greatest moral struggle of our generat...

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