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Subjugation of Women – an Urban Reality

By 31 October 2014 6
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When I was overseas just recently in Barcelona, England and Dubai, I was reminded of a culture I have seen in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Sure, I saw the niquab in Dubai...

Capital Metro Business Case released

By 31 October 2014 1

The long awaited business case for the light rail line from Civic to Gungahlin has been released. At a media only event at the Gallery of Australian Design, the Chief Minister released the Business Case and the EOI simultaneously. Prospective tenderers have until mid December to prepare their bids. ...

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014
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Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants. This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit ...

Where are the mowers?

By 31 October 2014 13

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height.... and not a single mower to be seen! Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frank...

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014
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Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) r...

Charity Christmas Card Shop

By 31 October 2014

The Charity Christmas Card Shop will be opening on Monday 3 November, with lots of beautiful and very inexpensive cards and gifts from local charities. It’s at Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, Civic. It will be open from 10am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday until Thursday 18 December. For...

Whats on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014
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Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum - Fear. DJ's, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia. Heather Lansdowne is att...

Westfield Belconnen Parking

By 31 October 2014 4

Hi Rioters Can anyone give a suggestion for cheaper parking at or very near Belconnen Westfield? A family member works unusual hours in the mall and sometimes doesn't finish until almost midnight.  The option of public transport doesn't work.  To bus it from Gungahlin to the mall is one thin...

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State of the Capital - Weekly Political Wrap 16/10/14

By 16 October 2014 3
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ACTEW: Money down the drain As money was sucked down the drain from the ACT taxpayer, it fell from the sky for ACTEW’s top brass this year as new Managing Director John K...

Brain stimulation and autism spectrum disorder - Public Talk, Dr Peter Entico

By 16 October 2014

Autism spectrum disorder affects as many as 1% of all children but at the moment, there are no specific biomedical treatments available. The next speaker in our Science Stars of Tomorrow series Dr Peter Enticott will discuss his work on brain stimulation techniques and how they could potentially ...

Gypsy Fire! Albert Hall 31 October, 1 and 2 November

By 16 October 2014 1

Gypsy Fire ! Three performances at Albert Hall International artists: Rusanda Panfili, violinist from Romania; and Kate Rafferty, soprano from Vienna; join the singers and musicians of “Opera by Candlelight”. They’ll give you a splendid entertainment of wonderful tunes and astonishing vi...

Wedding dress hunt!

By 16 October 2014 12

I have been asked to be a bridesmaid for the first time Yay! Along with this great honour comes (insert DA DA DA DAAAAA impending doom sound) the hunt for the perfect dress. After what has felt like an eternity for the gorgeous bride and myself after trying on a hundred different dresses and trawlin...

Where are all the Sunday Sessions?

By 16 October 2014 10
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As always moving to a new city there are plenty of changes to get used to with East coast vs West coast living. And whilst most of the changes haven’t been too major- a coupl...

Canberra opens its doors to Shenzhen City in new economic agreement

By 16 October 2014

Canberra is set to benefit from an economic cooperation agreement signed today by Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and the Mayor of Shenzhen Mr Xu Qin, in China, marking a new era of collaboration between the two cities. “This memorandum of understanding opens the door to a range of significant ne...

Canberra Roller Derby League (Grand Final ticket giveaway)

By 16 October 2014 7
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“This is Roller Derby: everyone eats sh^t.”  Freudian Slit (psych student when she’s not playing derby) is explaining to me that nobody gets on a pair of skates unless t...

ACT public school enrolments continue to grow

By 15 October 2014 9

Enrolments in ACT public schools are continuing to grow, the 2014 ACT Public Schools Census released today shows. “ACT families and students are continuing to choose our public schools, with an increase in enrolments of 2.9 per cent in August 2014 compared with August last year, and 9 per cent si...

Thinking of moving to Fraser... any thoughts?

By 15 October 2014 8

Currently living in the deep south but plan on moving north to be closer to work... gov job in Belconnen... have been told that Fraser is a nice clean suburb that is nice and quiet... any thoughts?...

Art workshops at the National Archives - Sunday 9 November

By 15 October 2014

The National Archives of Australia in Canberra is hosting mixed media drawing and wash watercolour painting workshops on the final day of The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition on Sunday 9 November. Students can take the opportunity to be an artist for a day, with a short tour of th...

Celebrate the Start of Summer at IMB Sunset Cinema Canberra

By 15 October 2014

Back for their third season, the IMB Sunset Cinema is the perfect summer urban escape, located at the foot of Black Mountain in the heart of the National Botanic Gardens, one of Canberra’s most popular tourist attractions. Screening from the 14th November through to the 20th December, 4 nights per...

Interview with Cathy Petocz (writer of Where I End And You Begin)

By 15 October 2014 1
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“Where I End And You Begin” opens next week at the Street Theatre.  The work of local playwright, actor and musician Cathy Petocz, it’s been in development for three yea...

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