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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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ALP Membership revolting?

By 22 April 2010 11

The Canberra Times informs us that there's a whiff of revolution in the air amongst the membership of the Labor Party. The factional chiefs insisted on a preselection ''show-and-tell'', requiring members to cast their votes two at a time and reveal their ballot papers to each other. But this ...

Local hermit needs your help.

By 22 April 2010 38

Good day fellow Canberrans! The usual, long.. long time reader and first time poster. I'm a bit up the creek and wasn't too sure about where to check first so thought I'd give this a go first before making a fool out of myself at the pharmacy for asking for something that I can't get without a pr...

Bad Slam! No Biscuit! A review

By 22 April 2010 1

[First filed: Apr 21, 2010 @ 13:26] On the third Tuesday of every month the Phoenix pub in Civic throbs and pulses to one of the more interesting events in the Canberra social calendar. Back in the heyday of the Bootleg Sessions the Phoenix would pack out on a Monday night not so much for ...

Canberra Guys - WTF?

By 21 April 2010 14

Every now and then YouTube throws a fistful of weird at you. And this is one of these times. The video is posted by one 007battan with no additional info. Are they trying to entice girls from the villages back home? And what do we think of blazers with jeans? Over to you readers....

Greens call for more and better drinking fountains

By 21 April 2010 18

The Greens' Caroline Le Couteur is calling for Manly style drinking fountains to adorn Canberra's urban areas. Apparently it's an environmental issue thanks to the hated bottled water. “Good quality water fountains also mean people purchase less bottled water, which means fewer plastic bott...

Police Wrap - 21 April 2010

By 21 April 2010 4

1. Thuggies move up to petrol stations: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Caltex Service Station, Marconi Crescent, Kambah this morning (Tuesday 20 April). Two male offenders, between 17 to 23 years of age, entered the premises around 12:21am and verbally threa...

Ronnie needs your snails

By 21 April 2010 2

Joy Burch has got a good story about a business being started under Disability ACT's Innovation Grants Program. Ronnie Lawrence, 21, has a moderate intellectual disability that precludes him from entering regular mainstream employment, but thanks to a $20,000 grant from Disability ACT's Innovati...

Tadpoles in Sullivan's Creek!

By 21 April 2010 9

Just remember that death is not the end. Oh the tree of life is growing Where the spirit never dies The brutal concrete stormwater drains, scoured as they are after every downpour, don't seem like a natural place to find any life. So when I looked down into a damaged patch, where the wat...

Stanhope crapping rainbows over health deal

By 21 April 2010 19

[UPDATE: The Green's Amanda Bresnan is happy about the new money but disappointed the reform agenda has been squibbed.] The Chiefly Stanhope is over the moon with yesterday's health deal and apparently the ACT is going to get everything we ever wanted out of it. The silence of the Liberals sin...

Power Station / Data Centre finds a financier

By 21 April 2010 10

The Australian reports that after all the sturm und drang surrounding the data centre development in Hume (with associated power generation capacity) the whole thing has finally secured a financier to actually build it. Challenger Financial Services (owned by the Packers IIRC) is putting up the m...

Can anyone recommend a good electrician?

By 21 April 2010 35

Dear Rioters Ms Saffron and I have recently bought a new house and have become aware of some potential problems with the lights that have been installed. Can anyone recommend a good (cheap) electrician to advise whether we are living in a death-trap? Thanks in advance CSRI...

Local Government workers revolting

By 21 April 2010 18

The Canberra Times brings word of a breakdown in negotiations between the ACT's public sector employees and the Stanhope Government. A 4.75% raise over two years is apparently not enough and they're off to Fair Work Australia....

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