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A Summer Fling

By 21 November 2014
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With these warmer months approaching it's hard not to want to spend most of my time out doors, taking in all the sunshine and warmth before the next Winter comes. It's also ...

Right wing, left wing… what about the bird in the middle?

By 21 November 2014 3
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There has been much discourse in recent times on the relative importance of having a healthy budget position versus having a significantly funded safety net. The orthodox ri...

State of the Capital Weekly Political Wrap 20/11/14

By 20 November 2014
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Burch on her literary perch Minister for the Arts Joy Burch announced the 2014 ACT Book of the Year shortlist with four of the five shortlisted authors at Civic Library this...

Awards for rising school sports stars

By 21 November 2014
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An Australian footballer from St Clare’s College, an orienteer from Kaleen Primary School and a golfer from Burgmann College are among 10 ACT school students to receive 2014 Scho...

New ways of nursing at Canberra Hospital to improve patient experience

By 21 November 2014

The Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher today announced a suite of initiatives to further improve patient experience at Canberra Hospital and make it easier for nurses to continue to offer excellent care. The new measures include: introducing ‘team nursing’, where nurses sha...

7.30 ACT what to expect from tonights program

By 21 November 2014
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7.30 ACT on the ABC Friday November 21st The Calverts and Mr Fluffy. The Calverts’ story parallels that of Canberra. They came here in the early 60s and built a home an...

Recent Articles/Opinions For and Against Canberra’s Light Rail

By 21 November 2014

These relatively short recent articles/opinions are certainly worth a read - what ever your pre disposition to the Light Rail : Against - "Fantasy: The case for light rail in Gungahlin" For - "Public transport report boosts case for Canberra light rail, ACT government says"...

This Saturday – Australian MMA Championship Grand Final

By 21 November 2014
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BRACE Australia's Mixed Martial Arts Event Series is excited to announce details of the upcoming event BRACE 31. This Saturday the 22nd of November BRACE hits Canberra for the ...

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The best Raiders side money could buy?

By 7 May 2010 2

"safiwoo" has posted to YouTube ten minutes of Raider's nostalgia. It's the 36-12 Grand Final victory over the Canterbury Bulldogs. This is the game which catapulted Paul Osborne into the Legislative Assembly!...

More high-rise for Campbell on Constitution ave

By 7 May 2010 25

Campbellites, get ready for more high-rise on your doorstep. I stumbled across the following documents that apparently show approved buildings due for 2011 completion on the Campbell side of Consitution ave (ie backing on to residential streets). http://www.hindmarsh.com.au/images/projects/pdfs/6...

It's time for a College Cake Sale (Again)

By 7 May 2010 11

Well kiddies, here we are in Term 2, 2010. I have received information from one of my insiders, that again the various Technology faculties in ACT Colleges are running out of money, because parents still are not paying the Voluntary Contributions. Gosh Darn. So what should they do...... ...

Mad Charlie, Sunset Riot, Flat Earth Confederacy

By 7 May 2010

9:00 - Flat Earth Confederacy - http://www.myspace.com/theflatearthconfederacy 10:00 - Sunset Riot - http://www.myspace.com/sunsetriotmusic 11:00 - Mad Charlie - http://www.myspace.com/madcharliespace...

No farewell for the Christmas Ham

By 7 May 2010 2

The Brumbies have just announced that their stalwart Stirling Mortlock has been ruled out of Saturday night's final home game of the season. Apparently there will be George Smith and Stirling Mortlock masks at the game to farewell the two giants of Brumbieland, no doubt to adorn many refrigerator...

Revolving door at JACS keeps spinning

By 7 May 2010 9

The Canberra Times informs us that the Director of ACT Corrective Services, James Ryan, has announced he's departing, with no plans for his future. Simon Corbell's Department of Justice and Community Safety seems to be turning over mighty fast at the moment. Simon says it's all going to plan....

Movements to the West

By 7 May 2010 1

A couple of things are happening out in the ACT's western preserves. Firstly the Chief Minister has announced changes to the management plan for the Namadgi National Park. "The Government has agreed to adopt several of the Committee's recommendations, which we believe complement our efforts t...

Zed's Budget reply - Where's the money going?

By 7 May 2010 3

Liberal leader Zed Seselja gave his budget reply in the Assembly yesterday and Gallery connoisseurs were generally impressed by his theatrics. Here in the wilds of the internet we have to make do with the media release. Zed notes that there's actually a lot of money being spend and wonders whe...

Telstrayama Everywhere!

By 7 May 2010 20

Wouter sent through this image with the following text: E-ve-ry-where, I go in the Canberra area I can always see the Telstra-tower. One would think having a needle like this pointing out at the horizon would help you orientate; navigate. Nothing is further from the truth. I think there's...

Change of Use Charges - what it's about

By 7 May 2010 9

The Property Council's sock puppets (otherwise known as the Canberra Liberals) have been wailing and gnashing their teeth about "Change of Use" and the calamity this represents to decent society. So it's worth taking a look at the discussion paper that lead us to the changes. It explains the s...

But is it art?

By 7 May 2010 9

[First filed: May 6, 2010 @ 8:06] s-s-a has sent in the above with the following question: At first I thought a crane had broken down in the new construction zone at the corner of Cotter Rd and Streeton Drive. But since it's been there for several days (or longer?) with the same load hang...

ANU Political Turmoil

By 7 May 2010 9

It would seem in the past two years that the ANU Student elections have become more personal and bitter than ever. Surely something is to be read into the publishing of a full page notice announcing, or perhaps celebrating, the censure of ANUSA President Tully Fletcher this week. Given that so ma...

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