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Dickson development goes to ACAT appeal

By 28 July 2016

 Following the disappointing actions by the ACT Government to approve what remains a very questionable development application for a major mixed use development on the flagship ...

Fire destroys Kambah house

By 28 July 2016
Firefighter generic

Fire on Thursday destroyed a house in Kambah, with the damage bill initially estimated at $350,000. ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the blaze at the Carleton Street prope...

Burch lauded as CIT Tuggeranong opens

By 28 July 2016
Plaque unveiling

You could be forgiven for thinking the opening of CIT’s new Tuggeranong campus was being held to honour of former ACT Education Minister Joy Burch, such was the praise show...

Libs revive flashing lights in school zones policy

By 28 July 2016 1
Still from school zones on NSW road safety site.

The Canberra Liberals will spend $7.5 million to install flashing signs in ACT school zones if elected to government in October, reviving a policy they took to the last ACT ele...

Seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (29-31 July)

By 28 July 2016 1

Footy and flicks, classical and country sounds, and old school vinyl – there is plenty of variety to keep you amused this winter weekend in the capital. FRIDAY Nati...

Why I will never watch the Tour de France again

By 28 July 2016 10
Col de Manse, France- July 16, 2013: The peloton pedaling on a plain road after the ascension to Col de Manse in The Alps during the stage 16 of 100th edition of Le Tour de France 2013.

Despite being an eager cyclist, I’ve never really watched the Tour de France until this year. And unless something radically changes, I’m unlikely to ever do so again. W...

Botched arson attempt may be gang-related: police

By 27 July 2016 4
Arson attempt

ACT Policing has released CCTV footage of two men dousing a building in Newcastle Street, Fyshwick with petrol and attempting to ignite it in an incident detectives believe to ...

Have you seen missing man Kiet Ho?

By 27 July 2016 2
Missing man Kiet Ho

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing 26-year-old man, Kiet Ho. Mr Ho was last seen by one of his friends at 10.30pm yesterday, after he drop...

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Friday Night Live - Lachy Doley Group

By 7 July 2016
Lachy Doley

Lachy Doley is Australia’s most celebrated Blues Rock Organ Player. He’s been dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond Organ, a player who can pump, pamper and occasionally p...

Survey says Aussies want future based on community

By 6 July 2016 1

Australians want a future based on community wellbeing but believe one dominated by individualism and free enterprise is the more likely prospect. That is the finding of a ...

Dob in a dealer campaign targets ice

By 6 July 2016 5
Detective Superintendent Rod Smith, Bryan Roach and Tim Overall.

The drug ice is the chief target in the Dob in a Dealer campaign launched by Crime Stoppers in Queanbeyan on Wednesday. The government-funded national campaign aims to halt...

Big Book Fair

By 6 July 2016 1

Woden Seniors BIG Book Fair is on again.  The Third BIG Book Fair will be held over three days at the Club premises, 12 Corinna Street Woden. The Club will be filled with a...

Is planning an issue for the ACT elections?

By 6 July 2016 6

When the ACT Government made its announcement that the DA for the supermarket complex in Dickson had been approved, it set off a curious chain of events. The manner in whi...

Sharing your space

By 6 July 2016 6

There’s a 1989 song by Pere Ubu, Flat, that has the following lyrics, “In the early part of the 20th Century, Deep inside the American wilderness, In the state of Kansas - ...

Ten things I am doing to pay off my mortgage by Christmas

By 6 July 2016 14
Budget generic

In January I announced on my blog that I would pay off my mortgage by Christmas 2016. Last week I caught up with two girlfriends for a frugal lunch.  “How is your goal of p...

A Reconciliation Day in ACT?

By 5 July 2016 21
Chris Bourke

Chris Bourke believes we should have a new or rebadged public holiday in the territory: Reconciliation Day. And the ACT's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs mini...

Garden shed fire causes $2,000 damage

By 5 July 2016
Firefighter generic

Fire in a small garden shed in Kaleen caused $2000 damage on Tuesday. ACT Fire and Rescue said the cause of the fire appeared to be suspicious. Crew were called to the in...

Tourism players convene to plan for direct flights

By 5 July 2016

Over 80 tourism operators and sector experts met in Canberra this morning to examine the ACT’s capacity to build on opportunities created by direct international flights when...

Wellington to host Canberra Week in November

By 5 July 2016 3

Residents of Wellington will be able to celebrate all the good things about life in the Australian capital during the inaugural Canberra Week in the New Zealand capital this N...

Language, culture, science on NAIDOC Week agenda

By 5 July 2016
Chief Minister Andrew Barr with the flag-raisers

Have you ever wondered what NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week is all about? Part of it is the presentation of a program of cultural event...

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