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Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 21 December 2014
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The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: A.BAKER, NewActon Pavillion

By 20 December 2014 1
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My day job sees me frequenting A.BAKER ... once ... more like twice a day. I am always experiencing food envy at 9am when I am waiting for my extra hot skinny latte. Eye-catching b...

A Look Around Canberra: Calwell

By 19 December 2014 8
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Heading down the Monaro this week to check out the Tuggeranong suburb of Calwell. Like last week’s visit to McKellar, I’d never been to Calwell before (with the exception o...

Jobs for the Boys – Take that Zedley!

By 19 December 2014 6
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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...

Emergency Services unite for bushfire arson warning

By 20 December 2014

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch is urging residents to be vigilant in reporting suspicious activity following several grass fires across the ACT in the past few weeks. ACT Fire & Rescue, the ACT Rural Fire Service, along with ACT Policing, see an increase in deliberately lit...

Don’t forget the tree this Christmas…

By 20 December 2014
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RSPCA ACT have just had a delivery of fresh, beautiful Christmas Trees! Don't miss out on your tree this year, come down and visit us at 12 Kirkpatrick Street Weston ACT 261...

Police gearing up for a Safe Summer

By 19 December 2014
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Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch and Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers yesterday launched ACT Policing’s 2014-15 Safe Summer campaign, urging the communit...

Canberra Centre Parking Machines – Out of Order

By 19 December 2014 6

When you consider how much the Canberra Centre must be earning from its paid parking in the city, I find it incredible that they seem incapable of keeping their money spinners in working order. I guarantee that on at least 50% of visits to the centre, one or more machines are not working.  I can...

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Christmas cheer arrives in the City

By 25 November 2014 1

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has released details of the 2014 Christmas festivities in the City culminating around the dazzling SIDS and Kids world record attempt lights display in Petrie Plaza. “This year the City Centre Christmas displays will be combined into the one space to allow families...

Do Canberra’s politicians waste your money?

By 25 November 2014 26
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I’ve never really understood why the Canberra Liberals don’t change their name. Surely, the Canberra Neoconservatives, the Canberra Monarchists, or just the Canberra Abbott...

Robin Hobb at Harry Hartog Woden

By 24 November 2014

Harry Hartog Booksellers Woden will be hosting the incredible Robin Hobb for an appearance in store tomorrow, the 25th of November between 11.30am and 12.30pm. We will have several copies of her back list, and her latest novel Fool's Assassin available for purchase. Can't wait! www.facebook.co...

Witnesses sought to collision in Kambah

By 24 November 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision which occurred in Kambah on Saturday (22 November) involving a motorcycle and bicycle. About 8:30pm a cyclist was riding in a n...

Record nominations for Inclusion Awards

By 24 November 2014

A record number of people and businesses have been nominated in this year’s Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards, which recognise the contributions made to welcome, encourage and support people with disability in our community. This year 79 nominations were received across four categories for a...

Best of Canberra Taste Off - Butcher

By 24 November 2014 5
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Sunny and 32 degrees on Saturday, I was ready to host an Aussie Summer BBQ. There were so many recommendations for which butcher I should visit, as far as Gungahlin and Wanniassa. ...

New laws to protect privacy

By 24 November 2014

Canberrans will be better protected from unlawful voyeuristic behaviour by new legislation to be introduced into the Legislative Assembly this week, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said today. The Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 will strengthen prohibitions on indecent behaviour using ca...

Write for Rights at the Pub - Sunday 30th November

By 24 November 2014

Write for Rights is an annual campaign for Amnesty International. More than 2 million letters were written last year, and over 140 countries were involved. This year, we will be focusing on six important cases. One case is Daniel, a 21 year old student in Venezuela who was arrested on the way hom...

Out of Africa

By 24 November 2014 17
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I have been criticised for drawing attention to the effort mounted in Iraq and Syria to counter ISIS and its call on the lives of our soldiers. My critics drew my attentio...

Banks support ‘Mr Fluffy’ homeowners

By 24 November 2014
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Five key banks have already offered their support for ‘Mr Fluffy’ homeowners ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announced today. Members Equity Bank, Beyond Bank, Nationa...

Strict safety regulations no good for creative businesses, says The Hamlet ow

By 24 November 2014 17
A photo posted to Facebook last week shows officials at The Hamlet as they prevent the venue from hosting a student exhibition on site.

Entrepreneur and property developer Nik Bulum has called on the ACT Government to relax building safety restrictions, claiming that overly strict regulations are impacting crea...

Canberra Opshoppers Guide - Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale

By 24 November 2014
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The Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale has been and gone for another season, and as a well-seasoned thrifting veteran I thought I’d put together a list of tips for first-timers. ...

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