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State of the Capital Weekly Political Wrap 27/11/14

By 27 November 2014
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Katy Lundy prepares to leave politics Generally, politicians are quiet for a reason. Either they are hiding something or they want to rise through the ranks by avoiding a mi...

Would you trade in stability for free rent?

By 27 November 2014 1
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With a big question mark over future stable employment for some Canberran’s, it has seen the rise of a new, but old kind of trend. There is no doubt and well documented that ...

Local Leaders Deborah Hill (Canberra Roller Derby League and Skate Nation)

By 26 November 2014
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By day, Deborah Hill is an exhibitions coordinator at the National Gallery. But after hours, she’s better known as Bambi von Smash’er, one of the capital’s top roller der...

Three controlled burns scheduled tomorrow

By 27 November 2014
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ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the public that, weather permitting, three controlled burns will be conducted tomorrow Friday 28 November 2014. The contr...

Diversions to ACTIONs services on section of Constitution Avenue

By 27 November 2014
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Commencing Monday 1 December 2014, ACTION will implement diversions to all bus services that use Constitution Avenue in the City between London Circuit and Coranderrk Street. T...

World-class activity centre wins ACT Chief Ministers Challenge 2014

By 27 November 2014
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A world-class activity centre on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin has been announced as the the winner of the Chief Minister’s Challenge. Challenged to develop ideas on in...

Reliability, safety and security of ACT electricity supply at risk following unprecedented AER draft decision

By 27 November 2014 1

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has today released a draft decision drastically reducing and backdating expenditure allowed on the ACT’s electricity distribution network for the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2019. ActewAGL Chief Executive Officer Michael Costello said, “This decision do...

COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) Annual Summer Concert

By 27 November 2014

Come and enjoy a program of beautiful music played by COZMO and our Learning Group COZYMO! COZMO will present delightful music from Australian composers Stephen Lalor and Rob Kay, and traditional Italian  and light classical tunes. COZYMO will also delight you with a short program that includes t...

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How do I dispose of fireworks.

By 16 May 2010 22

While cleaning out my shed,Thursday .I come across some fireworks.I have them for years,but had forgotten about them.These day's they are illegal,Not knowing what to do with them (letting them off was an option) I decided to phone Tuggeranong police for advice. The officer said "put them in a pl...

Raiders, hostile Canberrans no match for Storm

By 16 May 2010 7

The Canberra Raiders have gone down 17-6 to the Melbourne Storm in a spiteful game at Canberra Stadium tonight. ABC Grandstand has a report. In a display of what $1 million in excess player payments can buy you, the Storm got out to a 13-0 lead in the first half. New boat owner Greg Inglis score...

Police Powers - up for discussion

By 15 May 2010 26

Simon Corbell has announced the release of a discussion paper: Review of Police Criminal Investigative Powers. The Review of Police Criminal Investigative Powers Discussion Paper considers a broad range of police powers and advocates the modernisation and consolidation of those powers into a sing...

Kent St, Deakin reopened to through traffic

By 15 May 2010 4

It took them 5 weeks instead of the 2 weeks they told us it would BUT, the new roundabout is open. Signed, exasperated Kent St person...

Win for Jesus on Mt Ainslie

By 15 May 2010 23

Greetings All, It seems, after all, the Jesus had a massive win on Mt Ainslie last year. Read All About It!! http://catchthefire.com.au/blog/2010/05/10/pastor-daniel-meets-ex-satanist-from-mount-ainslie-in-canberra/ I guess we will have to go up there and re-reclaim the mountain for th...

Supreme Court appeal pays off for $291 traffic fine

By 14 May 2010 20

The Supreme Court has posted the outcome of taxi driver John Williams' heroic battle against the police who had pinged him for speeding on Clift Crescent. Thanks to GPS records from head office he's been able to prove on appeal that he couldn't have been drivng the car clocked going 90. But it...

Woden School to run to year 12

By 14 May 2010 3

Andrew Barr has the good news that the special needs providing Woden School is going to extend to cover year 11 and 12. I am pleased to announce the School, which currently caters for 84 students in years 7 to 10 with mild to severe special needs, will now expand to cater for students in their co...

A big congratulations to the top nurses and midwives

By 14 May 2010 1

Katy Gallager has announced the winners from the ACT Nurse and Midwife of the Year awards. (She also thanked the hard working nursing staff, presumably the slackers can make their own arrangements.) The 2010 winners are: -- Amy Faden (Drug and Alcohol Services), ACT Nurse of the Year. -- Mary...

Top-quality comedy in Tuggeranong Valley

By 14 May 2010 2

Top quality comedy returns to the Tuggeranong Arts Centre on Tuesday, June 2 (and the first Tuesday of every month until Armageddon strikes us all down). After a great opening night in May, next month we’re pumped to welcome Luke McGregor (Raw Comedy national finalist 2008) and John 'Cambo' Cam...

Images of Canberra - Storm over the Law

By 14 May 2010 5

"Kincuri" has sent in this gorgeous picture of lightning over the High Court. It's true, the absence of Telstrayama from one of these photo *is* unsettling, but I think it's something we could become used to. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@th...

Church Fire in Reid

By 14 May 2010 5

View Larger Map The following in from the ESA: 8:30am Friday 14 May 2010 - Small fire extinguished at church ACT Fire Brigade on scene of a small fire at a church on Coranderrk St and Dirrawan Gardens, Reid. Fire has been extinguished. Cause undetermined at this stage. Small fire w...

Canberra Knights take on the Melbourne Ice

By 14 May 2010 2

The 'Top of the Table' Canberra Knights take on the second placed Melbourne Ice this Saturday for round 4 of the Australian Ice Hockey League. Both coming off strong wins last week, it will be a tight game that no fan should miss. When: This Saturday 15th May Location: Phillip Icehouse Door...

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