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Top six things to do in Canberra this weekend (6-8 May)

By 5 May 2016
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Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the Mums out there. This weekend is full of activities that will delight everyone in the family. Our top picks are the Mother’s Day Classic fu...

Theyre ripping up parking lots

By 4 May 2016 10
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Canberra’s planners in the 1950s and beyond delivered an infrastructure made for cars. There were even major freeways planned (a story for another day). The road infrastru...

Budget 2016 | Fee deregulation scrapped but universities still face big cuts

By 3 May 2016
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The Turnbull Government has abandoned full university fee deregulation but is still banking $2 billion in savings from higher education. Scott Morrison’s maiden budget dit...

Budget 2016 | ACT reaction

By 3 May 2016 6
Budget generic

At a glance - Chief minister says more than 1000 public service jobs will be lost - Business welcomes tax concessions, intern scheme   ACT chief minister Andre...

Budget 2016 | Little joy for Canberrans

By 3 May 2016 7
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At a glance - $2 billion cut from departmental budgets over four years - No jobs growth for public sector - No new infrastructure money for ACT   Scott Morr...

Budget 2016 | Morrison refuses to splash the cash

By 3 May 2016
Parliament House

The Turnbull Government resisted an election-eve pork barrel, opting instead for a modest suite of budget measures geared to avoid antagonising voters ahead of the July 2 poll...

Inmates are in prison for a reason

By 3 May 2016 5
Alexander Maconochie Centre

Prison reform has returned to Canberra and we are advised indigenous detainees at the Alexander Maconochie Centre has risen to 27 percent of our prison population – up from a...

Document ‘drafted by the devil’? Hardly.

By 2 May 2016 11
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I noticed recently how Jeremy Hanson, for the time being the Leader of the Opposition in the ACT likes to talk about the Government/Unions Memorandum of Understanding as though...

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Smoking ban not being observed

By 19 December 2010 71

I was wandering around Civic on Saturday doing some last minute Christmas shopping with a couple of friends. We were hungry, so one of my friends offered to buy us lunch. We walked to a restaurant in City Walk and ordered some food and coffee. While sitting down outside, drinking coffees a couple ca...

Any luck with the EPA?

By 19 December 2010 21

I was wondering if anyone has had to contact the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to complain about noisy neighbors? If so, was it a stuff around? Did the complaint get dealt with it a timely manner? We have some people living about 3 houses away diagonally from us who have decided in the la...

The cost of a Xmas tree

By 19 December 2010 14

When I lived in the country I used to lop a branch off a pine tree out the back and there was my Xmas tree. Since moving into town I'd   get my tree at Dickson from the scouts. Last year it cost around $30. But THIS year there were no scout trees at Dickson . Where have they gone? I headed...

Mind the gap at Molonglo Reach

By 19 December 2010 13

My friend Eddy took this pic from the bike path on Molonglo Reach. Perhaps more concerning is that retaining wall on the left has got Parkes Way on top of it....

Googong Water

By 19 December 2010 12

With all the rain and the 100% capacity in the storages across the region, and the Cotter still going to be expanded, does anyone know if the planned pipeline from the River to the Dam is still going ahead. I hope that common sense gets a run and the dam remains free of external water supplies. I...

Brunos fiend busted!

By 18 December 2010 12

This in in from ACT Policing: ACT Policing officers overnight arrested a 20-year-old man after he was caught red-handed in the fifth of five separate burglaries at a well-known Mawson truffle shop. After investigating the frequency and timing of previous burglaries at the premises, General Du...

Pamela Close accused of placing trifecta bets after the race run

By 18 December 2010 11

The Canberra Times has the story of one Pamela Susan Close, a 20 year employee of ACTTAB who has had her house and car frozen by the Supreme Court under the Confiscation of Criminal Assets Act. The affidavit reveals a loophole through which it will be alleged Ms Close managed to place trifecta be...

ACT Government acting too slowly on water?

By 18 December 2010 5

Ironically this media release from Vicki Dunne appeared on the Liberals' website 2 days later than it is dated: “As soon as the Murray-Darling Basin Authority released the proposed Plan, I had worked out that the cuts proposed for the ACT would have a devastating impact on our economy and our q...

Just keeping up with the Jones's

By 18 December 2010 3

SuperJuice has sent in this with the following note: Here is another one for the overloaded vehicle photos, Took this one yesterday, was at the set of lights right near the ABC building on Northbourne. Some apt titles "Arboretum souvenirs for the 12 days of Christmas" "Christmas ...

Nature Strips in Gungahlin

By 18 December 2010 29

I have a small and simple message, but one I am hoping will be heard since apparently, going the appropriate channels means nothing. I am a suburb of Gungahlin resident. We recently received a letter about news updates in the area and one of the messages was about maintaining your own nature stri...

Disgusting peaches at Coles Chisholm

By 18 December 2010 30

I've become used to buying mouldy onions, rancid potatoes, fruit that rots within two days of purchase, and wilted/slimy vegetables. But today when we visited Coles at the Chisholm shops I encountered a display of rotting peaches covered in insects. They were flying all over the place and crawli...

Ballet Russes

By 18 December 2010 2

YouTube brings us 9 News' take on the Ballet Russes exhibition currently running at the National Gallery....

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