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Complaint against officer substantiated, investigation complete

By 17 September 2014

AFP Professional Standards (PRS) has completed an investigation into a complaint that an ACT Policing officer deployed Oleoresin Spray (OC) towards a tethered dog in a backyard during the course of a search warrant in May this year. Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers said that the com...

Tuggeranong’s FFA Cup journey ends but won’t soon be forgotten

By 17 September 2014 1

The Tuggeranong United coaching staff and reserve players laughed and smiled as they stood together on the sideline prior to kick-off. Their relaxed mood told the story well, and was befitting of the special occasion they were playing a part in. Tuggeranong, buoyed by its remarkable penalty sh...

EATology: the science of eating

By 17 September 2014

What do humans have in common with soil? How does soil health impact upon human health? Healthy soil grows healthy food, and healthy food makes for healthy people. We know that a vast amount of human health problems are related to diet, yet how often do we trace nutrition back to agricultur...

Nuclear Reprogramming: past, present and prospects – Public Talk, Sir John Gurdon

By 17 September 2014

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction but changing one kind of cell to act like another is nothing new. In fact, in some of the first experiments of their kind, our next public speaker Sir John Gurdon was able to do just that more than fifty years ago. This work with frogs was later used ...

Three national awards in a row for Hotel Realm

By 17 September 2014

Canberra’s best hotels and venues were honoured with national accolades at the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) National Awards for Excellence last night. Hotel Realm, ...

Trivia Night – Communities@Work

By 17 September 2014

When: Saturday  11 October 2014. 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start Where: The LAKE VIEW Room Tuggeranong Community  Centre 245 Cowlishaw St, GREENWAY ACT Why: To raise much needed funds for the Communities @ Work social programs. How: $20 per person - includes hot and cold snacks, drink, tea and coffe...

Should you quit sugar?

By 17 September 2014

Agave syrup, Xylitol, Stevia, Sugar, Honey, Maple Syrup, Coconut Sugar? What to choose? Well it depends on your health, weight, risk factors and whether you have food sen...

Stephen Cummings live at Smith’s – double pass to giveaway!

By 17 September 2014 1

Stephen Cummings is playing at Smith's on Friday night and we've got a double pass to giveaway! 2014 sees Stephen release his first album for three years, ‘Nothing to be f...

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The best venue for...

By 8 February 2010 19

... a 6 piece high energy funk band who will be in Canberra right after playing at the Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival. It is my job to book them in to the best place possible, but I'm not sure where to start. Where do you think is the best live venue in Canberra for a band like this? BT...

Playdate for the Planet, Canberra - Thursday 25th February 2010

By 8 February 2010

Just wanted to let any interested people know about an upcoming event: Playdate for the Planet, Canberra Thursday 25th February 2010 From 10am, BYO morning tea Black Mountain Peninsula play area Southern end of Garryowen Dr, Acton This first playdate is just a basic get together, to see wh...

Where's Rockin' Around Canberra???

By 8 February 2010 27

I moved to Canberra from Melbourne about 3 months ago. Back in Melbourne my partner and were very much into the live Rockabilly music scene with a particular interest in dancing. On a visit to Sydney we were lucky enough to see Charlis Greaser perform live and were delighted to discover that he a...

A.C.T.I.O.N.? What a massive F.A.I.L.U.R.E.

By 7 February 2010 66

A.C.T.I.O.N. C.E.O./Executive Team GPO Box 158 Canberra City ACT 2601 CC: Editor: The Canberra Times Choice – Consumer Advice Jon Stanhope ACT Chief Minister & Minister for Transport The RIOT ACT website Dear A.C.T.I.O.N. C.E.O/Executive Team, If you do in fact care about the sta...

Upholstery cleaning in the ACT

By 7 February 2010 16

So I have a wee bit of an issue. My rescue cat peed on my loungesuite overnight.  Money is a bit tight given it is kitten season. Has anyone got any recommendations on companies that clean fabric lounge suites but will not charge more then I actually paid for it ($200), or alternatively any...

Should my son be discriminated from preschool because of Autism????

By 6 February 2010 47

Hi all, it has been a long time since i have posted here I am posting this today to get advice or find out the laws for discriminating an autistic child from entering main stream preschool, I was told by the deputy principle that my 4  yr son shouldnt be entering pre school until term 3 or even ...

Mayner and Cochran, Thanks For Fixing My Washing Machine!

By 6 February 2010 52

I'd like to thank the outstanding job Mayner and Cochran (Fyshwick) did on my $750 Samsung washing machine. A couple of months after purchasing our wm brand-new from The Good Guys (Fyshwick), the machine started making a loud, repetitive knocking sound. As it was under warranty, we booked it...

The Art of Truth, Compassion, Tolerance at theQ

By 6 February 2010

The Art of Truth, Compassion, Tolerance consists of works from internationally acclaimed artists.  The artists paint for a basic human dignity that is compromised in China, human rights that transcend culture, drawing from and depicting real stories of extremes:  brutal suffering, triumphant c...

CAM-JAM @ Wamboin 2010

By 5 February 2010

For the BMX Bandits out there Cam White will be hosting another day out at Wamboin tomorrow (Saturday 6Feb2010). He usually gets some world class riders coming along to show off their moves, so hopefully the rain won't affect the huge air that they normally get. At least it will make for soft ...

Solar Power Feed in Tariff Recommended to go down

By 5 February 2010 12

The ABC has this story about the Solar power feed in tariff, which is 50c per KiloWatt/hour at the moment, but the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ICRC) is recommending it be put down to 37c from July this year. The scheme is only one year old at present and those who are already...

Free buses up for grabs

By 5 February 2010 30

In an amazing act of self-sacrifice, ACT public servants have convinced their union to include a request for free [commuter] bus trips in this round of EBA negotiations. Not for them the convenience of driving and parking somwhere close to work. Here's the ABC report:

George Smith retires

By 5 February 2010 13

image from Rugbyheaven The Brumbies Website has just released this bombshell that one of tthe Brumbies most capped players of all time, George Smith has just announced his retirement effective the end of the immenent super 14 season. George's career has featured two Super 12 championships w...

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