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Safety inspectors to audit electrical goods

By 24 May 2016
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A range of electrical products, including many household items, will be the subject of a safety audit by Access Canberra inspectors in retail shops. The audit is being carr...

New partnership to deliver human services

By 24 May 2016
Yvette Berry

Woden and Belconnen community services will form a partnership to deliver the remodelled Human Services Gateway from 1 July. The ACT government will provide $4.4 million ove...

Minister urges parties to resolve rubbish dispute

By 24 May 2016
Bins

Meegan Fitzharris, the minister for municipal services, on Tuesday appealed to rubbish collection workers and contractor SUEZ to resolve their industrial dispute. She said i...

Financing for light rail project finalised

By 24 May 2016
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The ACT government and the Canberra Metro consortium confirmed on Tuesday that financing arrangements for the capital's light rail project had been finalised. Chief minist...

Venture capital scheme for Canberra start-ups

By 24 May 2016
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A venture capital scheme launched on Tuesday will enable Canberra entrepreneurs to access funds to build their business. Significant Capital Ventures is a joint venture bet...

$7.3m to promote #CBR to NSW, NZ, Asia

By 24 May 2016
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The ACT Government will in next month’s Budget commit $7.3 million promoting Canberra domestically and internationally as a business and leisure destination, and $1.5 million...

$460K spend on Canberra Theatre Centre security, major show

By 24 May 2016
Canberra Theatre

The ACT Government has announced it will spend $410,000 in next month’s Budget to upgrade security at the Canberra Theatre Centre and commit a further $50,000 to promote the...

Celebrating a darker side of #CBR

By 24 May 2016
CanberraObscura

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres’ latest art party, CANBERRA OBSCURA, is a celebration of  the ACT’s weirdest sounds and strangest stories. Inspired by the atmosphere a...

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A novel approach to breaking in from Conder

By 14 January 2011 15

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault which occurred in Conder early yesterday morning (January 13). Around 12:30am a 23-year-old male security guard was responding to an alarm at the Charles Conder Primary School on Tom Roberts Avenue when he was approached by four men. After re...

Unearthed Review: One Man Ruckus. No stars

By 14 January 2011 7

Today with our Unearthed Review hat on we poke a stick at local hip hop attempt "One Man Ruckus" and rather wish we hadn't. There are nearly 700 Canberra bands with tracks on the TripleJUnearthed website. In 2011 we're going to explore them. (Previous reviews are available) In this outing ...

Government seeks more applicants to the Capital Woodland and Wetlands Conserv

By 14 January 2011

Jon Stanhope has announced that he'd like more applicants for unpaid positions on the board of the Capital Woodland and Wetlands Conservation Trust and has extended the deadline to 28 January. (Try not to take it personally if you've already applied) The Trust will contain between five and sev...

Whites to host QLD Floods Fundraiser

By 14 January 2011 3

Hi there In the midst of all the fundraising for the victims of the Queensland Floods, the Queanbeyan Whites Rugby Union Club will be hosting a fundraising raffle evening. The funds will be going directly to a Queensland Rugby Club (or two) to replace lost equipment and get the clubs back on t...

Construction still not satisfying existing demand as rental prices rise

By 14 January 2011 7

The ABC brings word on continuing rental price rises as the ACT continues to fail in taking real action on housing affordability. "Canberra has one of the nation's leading employment rates, it's down around 3.3 per cent, so we have a full employment economy for all intents and purposes," he said....

TAMS grasscutting schedule for the week of 17 January 2011

By 14 January 2011 7

Territory and Municipal Services have released a schedule of the grass they plan to cut as the green tsunami clogs Canberra. So hold off complaining unless you've missed the cut so to speak....

$50k from the ACT Government for Queensland Floods (with poll)

By 14 January 2011 10

In a media release dated 11 January but only online today Katy Gallagher has announced that the ACT Government is giving $50,000 to Queensland's flood relief appeal on top of the emergency services workers being ferried up to help out. While taxpayer money being used for external charitable givin...

Canberra milliner Viktoria Novak gets the royal touch

By 14 January 2011 2

The Canberra Times has a snippet on Canberra hat maker and stylist Viktoria Novak having some sort of contact with Buck House over a royal wedding in April. Novak confirmed yesterday that the palace had contacted her, but said the nature of their communique was confidential at this time. All the ...

TT driving bandit's image released

By 14 January 2011

This in from ACT Policing: ACT Policing has released a CCTV image of an alleged offender from the aggravated robbery of the Shop Rite supermarket in Griffith earlier this month. Around 7.25pm on Tuesday, January 4, the male offender entered the supermarket on Barker Street, armed with a kn...

Emergency Services taskforce heading to Queensland

By 14 January 2011 1

[Simon Corbell sends them off] 7:25pm Thursday 13 January 2011 - ACT to send ACTSES task force to Queensland flood emergency The ACT Emergency Services Agency will send a task force of ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) members to Queensland tomorrow to help with the flood emergency. The 2...

Closed roads and parks 13 January

By 14 January 2011 4

Territory and Municipal Services has advised that the following roads and recreation areas have been closed due to the wet weather: Roads: -- Orroral Road -- Orroral Ridge Road -- Sunshine Crossing -- Smiths Road -- Mount Franklin Road (at Aggie Gap) -- Curries Road -- Yankie Hat Road --...

Most borrowed library items in 2010

By 14 January 2011 13

Chief Minister Stanhope is bigging up the library service with a rundown on the most borrowed items across the 1.65 million visitors they had in 2010. (One suspects that number is an aggregate, in contrast RiotACT received 2,463,467 aggregate visits in 2010) The most requested books in 2010 were:...

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