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Jobs for the Boys – Take that Zedley!

By 19 December 2014

So, let’s get this right? The Labor Party, particularly in NSW, wrote the rulebook around jobs for the boys. For rewarding faithful servants of the cause with sinecures over...

The end of a love affair

By 18 December 2014 1

Break ups can be tough. They aren’t easy and there’s always the awkward part in the middle, the moving and parting of the things. But I’m afraid it’s time. I swear it's...

Fail to stop leads to drug seizure

By 19 December 2014

ACT Policing has seized a vehicle and a small amount of illicit drugs after a driver failed to stop the car as directed in Gordon during the early hours of Wednesday morning (D...

Jon Stanhope appointed as new Legal Aid president

By 18 December 2014 2

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today announced the appointment of Jon Stanhope AO as the president of the Legal Aid Commission for the next five years. “As a former ACT Chief Minister, Attorney-General and administrator of Christmas and Cocos islands, Jon Stanhope is well qualified to be the...

New Summer Music Camp for Kids

By 18 December 2014

Hi All, I am running a Summer workshop for children ages 10 - 15. From Monday January 12th - Thursday January 15th 2015. It will be a small workshop. 5 Spots ONLY. It will be 4 half days of singing, guitar playing and song writing.  We’ll do lots of group work, writing lyrics, learning ...

Good quality veggie garden plants in Canberra?

By 18 December 2014 4

I have had mixed success with Bunnings and Rodneys in terms of range and quality of veggie seedlings/plants. Can anyone recommend a favourite nursery or gardening supplier i...

City Walk comes alive with Christmas Markets both day and night

By 18 December 2014

With 10 market stalls starting at 9am today (Thursday 18 December), this festive hustle and bustle of activity on City Walk near Garema Place is another reason to be in Canberra’s CBD this December. Everybody loves a good market, especially at Christmas. During the day come and support five of...

$21 million to boost ACT workforce skills

By 18 December 2014
Minister Burch and Australian Training Award winners

Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch yesterday launched Skilled Capital, a new $21 million training initiative that will respond to industry identified skills needs. ...

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Furniture shopping in Canberra

By 31 May 2010 34

We're moving house and need to buy furniture for the new house. IKEA has a flat delivery rate of $295 but you can't order online so we'd have to do a day a trip to IKEA to buy everything and then have it delivered - that's a little inconvenient at this stage. Bringithome will go to IKEA, buy a...

An Open Letter to the Chief Minister on Public Holidays

By 31 May 2010 12

Dear Chief Minister, cc: I think we can all agree that Public Holidays in the ACT have been a matter of some vexation these past few years. It seems to me that the decision of when to place them throughout the year is one of those issues you'd rather not deal with: someone is a...

What is a seedstick?

By 31 May 2010 3

Don't know what a seedstick is?  There'll be hundreds in Garema Place this Friday (4 June) as giveaways for the World Environment Day event.  Our seedsticks are weeping red bottlebrush... great native for the Canberra climate.  You can simply take the seedstick, follow the instructions and pl...

War Memorial refurbing the Second World War

By 31 May 2010 2

[Photo courtesy of the Australian War Memorial] The War Memorial is letting us know about a big refurbishment in their much loved WWII galleries. After the refurbishment, visitors will be able to see a number of objects that have not previously been on display, including:...

TransACT steals a march in internet TV

By 31 May 2010 14

The Australian has a story on Canberra's own TransACT getting to market first with an internet TV box. The Canberra-based telco launched its TransTV IPTV, broadband and personal video recorder package on Wednesday after several months of testing. It included about 50 pay-TV channels, broadband su...

Canberra Region's Mark Webber crashed into third in Istanbul

By 31 May 2010 21

The Roar are picking over the remains of the Turkish Grand Prix which saw our (sorry Quangers) Mark Webber collide with his own team mate Sebastian Vettel when the two of them were coming first and second. Webber recovered to finish third in the race and keep his place at the top of the drive...

Lealiifano to play a season in New Zealand

By 31 May 2010

Sportal has a story on the Brumbies' pivot Christian Lealiifano heading over the ditch to play a season for Waikato in the ITM Cup. Waikato coach Chris Gibbes said: "It is a unique opportunity to have a proven, quality Super 14 player from outside our region wanting to play for Waikato. He is kee...

Legislative Assembly to investigate sex industry - next year

By 31 May 2010 10

The ABC informs us that both the major parties are supporting a review of the sex industry's regulatory framework. Don't mistake this for action, they're talking about doing it next year which will give the Office of Regulatory Services plenty of time to do some well-flagged inspections so t...

green energy fraud

By 31 May 2010 18

We recently acquired a solar hot water service and found that from then on our water temperature is to be regulated to 50C max. This means it is 40-44C at the tap- hopelessly ineffective for cleaning. This nanny-state rule has been imposed on us secretively and will apply to everyone. If y...

Halfmoon Madness - ZZG, PTWT, L&T, AoS & RTB, Pot Belly, Sat June 5

By 31 May 2010

8PM, $10, Saturday 5th of June ZZG Paulie The Water Tiger Lisa & Tony Absence Of State Robert The Bruce ...

The Phoenix rises

By 30 May 2010 11

Toothless old men and young iphone wielding hipsters rejoice, the Phoenix re-opened its doors on Friday evening and your correspondent stopped in for a couple of pints on Saturday night. "Those arseholes on RiotACT" were a subject of some conversation at the bar. Your correspondent kept hi...

Images of Canberra - West Belco views

By 30 May 2010 11

Facet has sent in this picture with the following note: This is the best site to capture a landscape painting. Shepherd's lookout at the back of Holt. This landscape scene reminds me of the material produced by Arthur Stretton, Tom Roberts etc. Got an image of Canberra you want to share wi...

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