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State of the Capital – Weekly Political Wrap 2/2/15

By 30 January 2015 2
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Life without Katy  Chief Minister Andrew Barr has not enjoyed an entirely perfect kick-off in the top job. After a long and successful innings from the factionally unal...

A Look Around Canberra: Curtin

By 30 January 2015 2
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I was keen to head back to the Woden Valley this week for A Look Around Canberra, as it's been several weeks since I'd done one of the suburbs there. I decided to have a look a...

Once a Knight’s enough

By 30 January 2015 13
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So everyone in the known universe is criticising the PM for making the Duke of Edinburgh a Knight of the Order of Australia. I might have a go too. Much has been written abo...

Whats on this weekend (31st Jan and 1st Feb)

By 30 January 2015
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It’s back to school for Canberra students next week, which means that the city is well and truly out of its quiet January slumber. It also means that there’s plenty to do i...

Two arrested over Uriarra cannabis crop

By 30 January 2015
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A 28-year-old Tuggeranong man will face the ACT Magistrates Court on cannabis cultivation offences and a second may also face charges after they were arrested by police in the Ur...

Body corporate costs for new apartments?

By 30 January 2015 5
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Hi, just wondering whether anyone could advise on what one might expect to pay in body corporate fees for a two bed, two bath, 80m living apartment off the plan in Canberra at ...

Beware of dodgy roof repairers: Corbell

By 30 January 2015
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Canberra households should be on high alert to the activities of a travelling con man who is knocking on doors promising roof painting and roof restoration services, warns Attorn...

Court reforms working: Productivity Commission

By 30 January 2015

Simon Corbell says reforms to the ACT Courts have led to reduced waiting times in the Supreme Court and Coroner's Court, according to the Productivity Commission's Report on Government Services. The report showed changes implemented in the ACT’s courts have resulted in the ACT Supreme Court final...

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Gas Leak in Phillip

By 2 July 2010 1

The following in from the ESA: 1:50pm Friday 2 July 2010 - Gas leak leads to evacuations in Phillip The ACT Fire Brigade have blocked off parts of Phillip this afternoon following a gas leak on Townsend Street near Grenville Court. Firefighters from the nearby Phillip Fire Station are on scen...

Hackett whingers told to put a sock in it.

By 2 July 2010 45

Chief MInister Stanhope has announced the findings of the independent investigation into aircraft noise in Hackett. The report found that aircraft noise over Hackett was below the guidance on night time noise levels provided by the Australian Standard 2021 and the World Health Organisation ‘Ni...

Roo devoid nature reserves to re-open

By 2 July 2010 16

The Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) have announced that the kangaroo cull is now complete in the following park areas: -- Callum Brae Nature Reserve, -- Crace Nature Reserve, -- Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve, -- Jerrabomberra West Nature Reserve, -- Kama Nature Reserve...

1300 words on the ABC about Lin Hatfield Dodds?

By 2 July 2010 13

In recent times the ABC news website has been moving towards longer form reporting. Even so, the best part of 1300 words dedicated to the Greens Senate Candidate Lin Hatfield Dodds is eyebrow raising. Lin is talking big about how she's playing to win in the upcoming Senate election for the ACT...

National Museum spoils Victoria's Phar Lap party

By 2 July 2010 11

Horsetalk.co.nz is down in the weeds of Canberra's National Museum playing party pooper to efforts in Victoria to unite the relics of Phar Lap. The poor horse should have been buried at the post at Flemington. Instead New Zealand's Te Papa Tongarewa has the skeleton, the Melbourne Museum has t...

Nominations for ACT Australian of the Year 2011

By 2 July 2010 6

The Chiefly Stanhope is off to expo in China. But prior to departure he's calling for nominations for the 2011 ACT Australian of the Year. "The awards are a testament to the leadership qualities and achievements of individuals who live locally but whose actions have influenced the wider communit...

Where to best celebrate truffle season 2010?

By 2 July 2010 6

July and August are not Canberra's traditional truffle months. Many restaurants around town will be running truffle menus. Which ones do you rate?...

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 2 July 2010

By 2 July 2010 10

[First filed: Jul 1, 2010 @ 11:51] Wow, that one went by fast. So what's to see and do around Canberra this weekend? Just leave your thoughts in the comments....

NAIDOC Week 2010

By 2 July 2010 1

NAIDOC stands for National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee. But today Naidoc Week is "a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields." And it's next week. Faceboo...

Security of tenure comes to contractors

By 2 July 2010 12

The Canberra Times has a bit on the strange doings at the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations yesterday when IT contractors were given the chop their high contracting salaries compensate for, only to then be offered the same sort of relocation a full time public servant gets:...

Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 126 - Fun Machine

By 2 July 2010

[First filed: Jun 30, 2010 @ 15:58] Canberra's (possibly the world's) least reliable podcast is settling back into something like an even keel and returns with the irresistable force that is Fun Machine. So without further ado get clicking on the Insatiable Banalities podcast number 126, w...

Welcome 2 da Capital

By 2 July 2010 21

Ok homey Tuggers boys and Belco girls, how hard-core Canberran are you? Have you got your post code tattooed on your back in massive sans sherrif numbering? Do you yell "south all the way u north bois dont kno wat ur messin with?" at passers by? Didnt think so. Next best thing is to play ...

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