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Young, vulnerable and homeless in Canberra – how YouthCARE is helping

By 27 August 2014
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He's been in trouble with the law. Minor stuff, but his family don't want to help and don't want him around. He was 15, with an alcohol problem. YouthCARE Canberra (formerly Op...

Cubby houses set to rock Floriade

By 27 August 2014

The Independent Property Group Foundation will be the second charity partner for Floriade 2014. The Foundation joins animal welfare organisation RSPCA ACT, which was announced as a charity partner last month. Both charities will enhance Floriade’s festival atmosphere with a range of experience...

Recall of Infinity electrical cables

By 27 August 2014
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Canberrans who had electrical work done in their homes between 2010 and 2013 should heed safety messages following a recall by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission of...

Asbestos Remediation at the Canberra Brickworks

By 27 August 2014

The YRA looks forward to the ACT government's Information Session on Remediation of the Canberra Brickworks to be held at the Albert Hall from 7pm to 8pm on September 3, 2014 (Wednesday): http://www.yarralumlaresidents.org.au/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Remediation_Letter-to-Residents-2014...

The Wharf Revue is back and OPEN FOR BUSINESS

By 27 August 2014
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Everyone's favourite lampoonists return for another annual instalment of The Wharf Revue packed full of their trademark irreverent, anarchic political satire. Amanda Bishop an...

Break in – unusual items taken

By 26 August 2014 1

Hi- our house in Curtin was burgled yesterday at lunchtime and amongst other items including a playstation 4 and lots of games the jerk took one of my daughters singing medals (worth absolutely nothing to anyone else) - it was on a blue ribbon and was from the Australian National Eisteddfod. I just ...

Tips for buying at auction

By 26 August 2014 10

First time user and poster so go easy on an old man please... Can anyone offer any tips on first hand experience with auctions?   There appear to be lots of information online but many of which are contradictory. Appear confident in a suit and bid loud and in big increments or lay low and be...

Organic semi-conductors – Public Talk, Associate Professor Vipul Bansal

By 26 August 2014

In the world of nanotechnology, organic semiconductors are potentially revolutionary. These eco-friendly carbon-based materials have unique properties which can be used in a huge range of futuristic devices, from flexible electronics to high-tech bandages to help us heal. In the next talk in o...

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Payroll Tax changes, or is it a new Recuitment Agency Tax?

By 18 August 2014 5

On Thursday evening the ACT Legislative Assembly passed the ACT Payroll Tax Reform Bill. This Bill prevents "genuine employers" from being exempt from payroll tax if they pick up contract work through a recruitment agency. Unfortunately, yet again, the ACT Government has done a poor job in formulati...

Rebrand works wonders for REIACT 2014 Small Agency of the Year

By 18 August 2014 2
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Boutique real estate agency Cream Residential, winner of the REIACT 2014 Small Agency of the Year Award, is reaping the benefits of a complete brand transformation 12 months ag...

Courtney Love comes to Canberra on Saturday night (your chance to win a doubl

By 18 August 2014 16
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Courtney Love brings a whole new level of cool to the Capital on Saturday night when her first solo tour of Australia hits the UC Refectory. Once described as the most contr...

August 2014 Belconnen Community Council Public Forum: Omnibus Territory Plan

By 18 August 2014 2
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The August 2014 Public Forum for the Belconnen Community Council will be held at: 7.30pm, Tuesday 19 August 2014 in the Community Room above the Belconnen Library Chandler...

Canberra Op Shop Guide – House Edition

By 18 August 2014 5
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Looking to update your décor? Why not give Target a miss and head to your local op-shop for a fun day of bargain hunting? Today, I’m going to give you a look at some of the cool...

ACT & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 18 August 2014

The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week's activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous week. SALES Highest Sale: $1,203,000 Lowest Price: $216,000 Average Sale Price: $517,744 (- 4.32%) ...

Local Leaders - Matt Bullock (eWay)

By 18 August 2014 4
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Canberra is home to a thriving technology sector making its mark both in Australia and overseas. One of the entrepreneurs leading this charge – and showing the world that the...

Disability Carers - A Plight

By 18 August 2014 6
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I wanted to start a conversation about a subject which came to my attention the other night and see what other rioters thought. A guy I know was a professional graphic desig...

SciNight - Questacon

By 18 August 2014 4
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Freudian Slit, Shazaram, Penelope Asterisk, Bubble O'Kill, Behemoth Rhapsody and Berry Bad take a moment away from teaching science to pose for the camera.  Photo supplied by ...

Riot Weekly Top 5 (17th August 2014)

By 17 August 2014 2
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The week starting 9th August saw popular themes of food, politics and drug busts topping the popular posts chart along with a call for advice. The best read post of the week was...

St George hoodoo finally over

By 17 August 2014 4

Hoodoo finally ends for St George, good one Ricky! Now the wait to see who get's the spoon, Raiders must be firming in the betting. Oh there is always next year! But on reflection, no, we will probably be worse off, no Milford etc. But really does anyone care anymore?...

Gas bill problem

By 16 August 2014 21
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Hey all, long time reader but first time poster looking for advice! Today, I received a gas bill for the amount of $4000.00! It was quite a shock because since I moved into ...

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