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State of the Capital Weekly Political Wrap 27/11/14

By 27 November 2014
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Katy Lundy prepares to leave politics Generally, politicians are quiet for a reason. Either they are hiding something or they want to rise through the ranks by avoiding a mi...

Would you trade in stability for free rent?

By 27 November 2014 1
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With a big question mark over future stable employment for some Canberran’s, it has seen the rise of a new, but old kind of trend. There is no doubt and well documented that ...

Local Leaders Deborah Hill (Canberra Roller Derby League and Skate Nation)

By 26 November 2014
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By day, Deborah Hill is an exhibitions coordinator at the National Gallery. But after hours, she’s better known as Bambi von Smash’er, one of the capital’s top roller der...

Three controlled burns scheduled tomorrow

By 27 November 2014
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ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the public that, weather permitting, three controlled burns will be conducted tomorrow Friday 28 November 2014. The contr...

Diversions to ACTIONs services on section of Constitution Avenue

By 27 November 2014
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Commencing Monday 1 December 2014, ACTION will implement diversions to all bus services that use Constitution Avenue in the City between London Circuit and Coranderrk Street. T...

World-class activity centre wins ACT Chief Ministers Challenge 2014

By 27 November 2014
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A world-class activity centre on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin has been announced as the the winner of the Chief Minister’s Challenge. Challenged to develop ideas on in...

Reliability, safety and security of ACT electricity supply at risk following unprecedented AER draft decision

By 27 November 2014 1

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has today released a draft decision drastically reducing and backdating expenditure allowed on the ACT’s electricity distribution network for the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2019. ActewAGL Chief Executive Officer Michael Costello said, “This decision do...

COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) Annual Summer Concert

By 27 November 2014

Come and enjoy a program of beautiful music played by COZMO and our Learning Group COZYMO! COZMO will present delightful music from Australian composers Stephen Lalor and Rob Kay, and traditional Italian  and light classical tunes. COZYMO will also delight you with a short program that includes t...

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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...

Best of Canberra - Take Away (suburban)

By 11 November 2014 34
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Friday nights and take away go together like peanut butter and jelly. Growing up, Friday night was always fish and chip night. As a family of four we would go together to pick ...

Farmers Markets in Canberra - are they truly 'regional'?

By 11 November 2014 14

I went to the Capital Regional Farmers Market on Saturday morning. I don't go to farmers markets that often, but go when I can because I like the concept of supporting local producers and skipping the 'middleman' supermarket chains. I have to say I was shocked to see a stall from Tweed Valley s...

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