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Local leaders – Jessica May (Enabled Employment)

By 1 April 2015
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Canberra entrepreneur and disability advocate Jessica May has achieved more in just six months than what many business owners do in years. The former public servant founded ...

Cheap eats – Turkish Pide House (Woden)

By 1 April 2015
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I love Turkish food. All of it. Whether it's Turkish bread smothered in hummus or beetroot dip (or both!), kebabs, pide, baklava, or even a bottle of sparkling Gazoz, I will be kee...

Concern as Braddon’s historic car yards in danger

By 1 April 2015
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There are reports circulating that the future of an important aspect of Braddon’s heritage is in danger of being lost. The Northbourne Historic Trust’s President, Sir Ke...

ACT electorate redistribution proposal unveiled

By 31 March 2015 2
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The ACT Redistribution Committee has today announced its proposed redistribution of the ACT into five electorates. Currently the ACT has three electorates: The electorat...

Addictive prescription drug use in Canberra

By 31 March 2015 3
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Every day, general practitioners in Canberra are confronted with patients asking, often pleading, for drugs of addiction. The two most sought-after drugs of addiction are th...

Is Manuka dying?

By 31 March 2015 11
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The shops at Manuka in Canberra's inner south have always been a hive of activity. The first work started there in the late 1930s and by the 1960s the shops were flourishing w...

Alexander Maconochie Centre a complex challenge

By 30 March 2015 9
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I have written many times on corrective services in relation to rehabilitative and restorative processes, and the lack of them, concerning offenders and victims. Perhaps it ...

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Abode Hotels and Canberra Hospital Foundation join forces to help families

By 23 February 2015

Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Minister for Health Simon Corbell will attend a partnership event at Abode Woden today to celebrate the partnership between Abode Hotels and the Canberra Hospital Foundation that will ease the burdens placed on families of patients receiving care at nearby Canberra Hos...

Anzac centenary commemorated through the arts

By 23 February 2015

Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja has today announced over $80,000 in funding for two arts and culture projects as part of the Australian Government's Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund Public Grants Program. From the media release: The ACT’s Centenary of Anzac commemorations received a boost...

Netball clubs at Arawang or Deakin?

By 23 February 2015 1
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I'm keen to back into (relatively) competitive weekend netball after a few years off, and I'm looking for a club to join, preferably at Deakin or Weston Creek.  I'm in my mid...

Best of Canberra Taste Off - Hot chips

By 23 February 2015 9
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Well didn’t hot chips turn out to be a popular topic? This week, RiotACT readers got passionate about who serves up the best fried potato in Canberra. Overwhelmingly, Kingsley...

Ruddock given the whip

By 23 February 2015 6
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The sacking of Phillip Ruddock caused me to contemplate a number of issues. Firstly, I have served with Phillip Ruddock on a couple of ministerial councils and found him to ...

Man injured in collision; witnesses required

By 22 February 2015 1
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A man has been conveyed to The Canberra Hospital after sustaining serious injuries as a result of a single vehicle collision last Friday (February 20) night. Around 11:45pm...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 22 February 2015
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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...

Canberra clothing stores that stock small designers?

By 22 February 2015
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Fang at Ainslie shops used to stock Melbourne alleyway fashion designers till it closed a year or so ago. Are there any other (current) boutiques that stock small/local and Mel...

Playground review - Chifley Play Space (Chifley)

By 22 February 2015 2
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Whether you'd like to run, climb and explore or sit back and share a meal, Chifley Play Space is a great place for the whole family. My experienced play experts Artie (four ye...

Know of a Canberra Protestant church run by the congregation?

By 21 February 2015 1
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Anybody got a suggestion for a Protestant church in Canberra or surrounds run by the congregation? I.e. not the hierarchical Episcopal model, with a Bishop with sweeping power...

Selling an old car in Canberra - is it a hassle?

By 21 February 2015 28
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So I have a 2001 Lancer that I want to sell. It's a fairly old car and it's got a couple of dents  by the previous owner (only one of them by me!) and rego is about to run ou...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Pialligo Estate

By 21 February 2015 2
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This Saturday's weekend cafe hot spot strays a little from our usual format. Instead of reviewing a cafe for breakfast, Sophia headed to the new restaurant at Pialligo Estate,...

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