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Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014 4
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Edward Gough Whitlam was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975, and a genius of humanity. I think that perhaps the only person worthy of delivering Gough’s ...

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

By 20 October 2014 14
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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...

Larkham to remain with the Brumbies

By 21 October 2014

Stephen Larkham will not tour with the Wallabies on their Spring Tour of Europe, instead choosing to focus on the Brumbies 2015 campaign. Despite speculation Larkham would tour as an Assistant Coach, his prior commitment to both the Brumbies and the ACT community will see him remain in Canberra ...

A master plan for the Australian National Botanic Gardens

By 21 October 2014

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is developing a 20-year Master Plan that will provide a blueprint for its future development. “I’m excited to announce that a consortium of architects and landscape architects, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Taylor Cullity Lethlean, have been selected to dev...

Police seek assistance to locate missing woman

By 21 October 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 50-year-old woman, who has not been seen since Friday (October 10). The woman, Margaret Cooper, l...

Treadmill service & repair

By 21 October 2014

Hi, Just wondering if anyone know of anyone that services and repairs treadmills in Canberra? Preferably someone who comes and does it in your home, so I don't have to move it. Thanks in advance....

Chief Minister pays tribute to Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has paid tribute to former Prime Minister and legendary Labor figure Gough Whitlam, who passed away this morning at the age of 98. “Gough Whitlam was a great reformer and an inspiring leader, who leaves a remarkable legacy,” the Chief Minister said. “Go...

Zombies in Canberra: Spread the Infection

By 21 October 2014

If it’s true that zombies eat brains they’ll be spoilt for choice in clever Canberra. With the popularity of the walking dead showing no signs of abating, locals can join in – or just watch – the Canberra Zombie Walk 2014. I wonder if any pollies will take part? The all-ages, free walk ta...

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Dangerous drivers targeted over holiday period

By 8 October 2014

ACT Policing issued over 214 Traffic Infringement Notices and 98 Cautions while targeting dangerous drivers over the Community Day and Labour Day long weekends. This targeting was part of a joint ACT Policing and NSW Police operation over both long weekends, which often see a large number of moto...

Katy Gallagher's first Facebook Q&A

By 8 October 2014
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Chief Minister Katy Gallagher hosted her first Facebook Q&A last night. The first 5 minutes or so of the session was a bit like a High School disco - lots of smiling and ...

Suitable suburb for my family

By 8 October 2014 50

I am moving to Canberra in December with my husband and 5 children. 3 of our children will be attending primary school, one secondary and one hopefully at ANU next year. We are moving from a small country town in Melbourne and enjoy being involved in our local community. Our children play AFL, netba...

Funding for the Arts – a Satire

By 8 October 2014 22
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Opposition Arts Spokesman Brendan Smyth has again attacked Arts Minister Joy Burch for providing funding for a controversial artistic production. Funding of $19,000 will be awa...

Local Leaders – Peter Cursley (Newborn Intensive Care Foundation)

By 8 October 2014
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The death of their newborn daughter Hannah in 1993 led Peter (pictured) and Susan Cursley to start a foundation to raise much-needed funds for the Canberra Hospital’s Centre ...

Living more sustainably - one step at a time

By 8 October 2014 9
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I know about the importance of limiting our impact on the earth.  I worry about what will be left for my children and grandchildren if we continue to take from the planet with...

Chief Minister to Launch Crowdfunded Book

By 7 October 2014
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I've posted before about my website Capital Yarns, where I invite social media users to nominate three items, and I write them a short fictional story featuring those items. Th...

Witnesses sought; Latham robbery

By 7 October 2014 5
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Latham Handy Mart yesterday afternoon (Monday, October 6). About 4pm, a male walked into the Latham Handy M...

Best of Canberra - Fish and Chips

By 7 October 2014 19
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I must confess that when I am after a good feed of fish and chips I head for Bateman’s Bay to battle it out with the seagulls at Innes’, as I am yet to find anything here t...

Facebook Forum with Chief Minister tonight 7-8pm

By 7 October 2014
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The Chief Minister will host her first Facebook Q&A tonight between 7pm and 8pm to answer any questions you may have (within reason of course). Any outstanding questions wil...

New Canberra based boutique publisher

By 7 October 2014

PENDRAGON PUBLISHING & DESIGN is a Canberra-based boutique publishing house and graphic design business. Pendragon started out about a decade ago concentrating on logo design, print based graphics, website design and business identity creation. Because the creative directors also love books a...

Open Letter to John Hargreaves on Aged Care

By 7 October 2014 2
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Hi John. I would like to respond to your recent RiotACT article on the quality of services delivered in aged care facilities. As the founder of Canberra-based home and commu...

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