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Elective surgery ‘blitz’ to address long waits

By 25 November 2015
Simon Corbell via Facebook

The ACT Government has announced an elective surgery "blitz” in the first half of 2016 that will see the city’s surgeons perform an extra 1000 procedures in a bid to reduce...

Body is missing Evatt man: police

By 25 November 2015
Andrew Carville

ACT Policing has confirmed that a body found in Majura last Thursday is that of missing Evatt man Mr Andrew Carville, and that his death is being treated is suspicious. Poli...

Ask RiotACT: Recommend a window cleaning service

By 25 November 2015
Ask RiotACT

Editor note: we were looking for cleaner recommendations earlier in the week, now we're looking specifically for window cleaners. Looking for a pro to clean the windows at...

Cheap Eats – Double Drummer (Barton)

By 25 November 2015 4

As mentioned in previous weeks and the call-out for Canberra Cheap Eats last week, I've been keen to branch out of Civic and try some 'unknown' eateries. One suggestion receive...

Canberra Tales: Huts of protest

By 25 November 2015 2

If you happen to be driving past the South African Embassy in Canberra, you may notice a lonely and disused sentry box on the corner near the entrance to the embassy and its re...

Police seek witnesses to Griffith assault

By 25 November 2015

ACT Policing has called for public assistance as it searches for a man involved in an altercation in at the Stuart Flats in Griffith last night. About 5.15pm yesterday, a ma...

Best of Canberra – creative markets

By 25 November 2015 3
Craft markets

A few weeks ago I hunted down the best fresh food markets in Canberra. Now it’s time to find the best creative markets. Arts and crafts, trashes and treasures – you nam...

Redistribution to force Leigh office move

By 24 November 2015 11
Andrew Leigh

Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh will have to move offices at a potential cost to taxpayers of $500,000 after the augmented Electoral Commission ignored ACT Labor’s plea that t...

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Narrabundah Tyre Slasher (yes again)

By 13 November 2010 30

Look, we just can't take it anymore. I don't know who it is or what their problem is but as a young family on a low wage we cannot afford to keep replacing our tyres all the time. We've had 3 single incidents of 1 tyre being slashed on different nights - but last night they've slashed all 4 tyres...

Lady Denman Lycra

By 13 November 2010 107

To all the lycra clad cyclists [up to 20 of you] on Lady Denman Dr. at the dam wall 0600-0630 every blxxdy morning.....get off the narrow 70km/h road and ride on the taxpayer funded cycleway provided on your right and left! You might believe you're an Olympian athlete in the making, but training for...

Hospital wheelchairs or public art?

By 13 November 2010 29

I had the misfortune of having to go to Canberra Hospital Emergency on Wednesday with my Father and endure a  5 1/2 hour wait before seeing a doctor. We sat patiently without complaining or questioning the staff as I have sympathy for the predicament they find themselves in. During the wait I wa...


By 13 November 2010 7

I stumbled onto this site by accident. I'm impressed by the quality of both the informed and uninformed comment. I'm game to test the waters. Here's my opening gambit. I'd like to revisit the taxi issue. I'll do my best to respond seriously and intelligently to comments: THE TAXI REVIEW – WHAT ...

The Burbury Hotel, not associated with Burberry

By 13 November 2010 4

According to this press release on the website of the Hotel Realm, local developer the Doma Group will next year open a second hotel in Barton, just next to the Hotel Realm. The five star Hotel Realm developed by the Doma Group will soon welcome the new 4.5 star Burbury Hotel to the Realm preci...

New airport terminal opening or what?

By 13 November 2010 9

According to the "Canberra City News", and other sources, Canberra Airport's new terminal is supposed to be opening this Sunday, at 5 a.m. Given this, I am surprised by the lack of promotion of this impending, and long-waited for, important development for Canberra. According to the airport's...

Joe Oppenheimer - The Story of You, Live at the Phoenix

By 12 November 2010 7

Last night there was a rather special performance at The Phoenix featuring Joe Oppenheimer and the howling cats (plus a cast of thousands) performing one of my favourite pieces of local songwriting in recent years. It starts in slightly shambolic fashion but builds steam as it goes on. I h...

Blackhawks over Parliament House

By 12 November 2010 1

[Photo by MJay] As foreshadowed this lunchtime saw Blackhawk assault helicopters playing around over Parliament House for an exercise. Readers have been sending the pix in (slideshow below) if you got one please send it in to . ...

Telstra Tower Revolving Restaurant for sale, 1.2 million

By 12 November 2010

I noticed on page 80 of the current "Business For Sale" magazine "Revolving Restaurant in Telstra Tower" is listed. Asking price $1.2 million for the restaurant and the Panorama Cafe....

NCA firing up its chainsaws

By 12 November 2010 4

The National Capital Authority is asking for public comment on their plans to hack down trees in the Parliamentary Triangle and along Dunrossil Drive. The trees have, as always, been adjudged dangerous by people who will be paid to remove them. You have until 26 November to let the NCA know wh...

Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 132 – Cherie Kotek

By 12 November 2010 3

Canberra's (possibly the world's) least reliable podcast is sucker punching you just when you thought it was dead. For musical goodness and chattering chatter get clicking on the Insatiable Banalities podcast number 132, featuring the astonishing new addition to the Canberra music scene, Che...

Understanding Kiwi Judge lets Canberra pervert off with a fine

By 12 November 2010 9

The SMH has the intriguing news that a court in Wellington New Zealand has decided to let a Canberra man caught with 40k child pornography images on his hard drive off with a fine. Judge Bruce Davidson said that as the man had been recalled to Australia and was due to leave on Friday, the realist...

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