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ACT Government releases Community Engagement Strategy on Climate Change

By 31 July 2014

The ACT Government’s Community Engagement Strategy on Climate Change, released today by Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, builds on the large amount of work already being done in the territory to tackle the causes and effects of climate change. “Climate projections for the ACT indicat...

Rally for Gaza – Saturday 2nd August

By 31 July 2014

A public protest in solidarity with Palestine has been organised for this Saturday, August 2, at 1pm in Petrie Plaza, Canberra. Over 1000 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli military in the Gaza strip, with over 80 percent of the dead babies and children. The Israeli Defence Forces have no...

Online form speeds up registration process for working with vulnerable people checks

By 31 July 2014 2

A new online form will help speed up the application process for Working with Vulnerable People registrations, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, announced today. More than 55,000 WWVP applications have been received by the ACT Office of Regulatory Services since the program began in November 2012. &#...

Bartleby – The Street Theatre (Review)

By 31 July 2014 2

Bartleby, Julian Hobba’s modern-day adaptation of the parable by Herman Melville, recreates the malaise of the office and shows us the disintegration of a man no longer ab...

Witnesses sought; Rivett aggravated robbery

By 30 July 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Rivett this morning (Wednesday July 30). About 7.45am, a man entered the Rivett Newsagency holding a large kitchen ...

Going for a world record with Christmas light display

By 30 July 2014

Who says it’s too early for talk of Christmas? This Christmas, Canberra’s City centre will transform into a wonderful festival of lights as the Richards family bring the...

Seeking a good reasonably priced range-hood installer

By 30 July 2014

I need someone who can remove a gas oven and replace it with an electric oven. I would also like to install a range-hood (where there hasn’t been one before – it will also need ducting through the roof).  Does anyone have any good experiences preferably on the south side of town? ...

ACTTAB to be sold to Tabcorp

By 30 July 2014 5

The ACTTAB shareholders have announced today that following a competitive tender process Tabcorp has been chosen as the successful purchaser of ACTTAB. The sale of ACTTAB and as...

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GHANA CHARITY GIG at The Pot Belly

By 5 November 2009

GHANA CHARITY GIG at The Pot Belly [ 7 November 2009 9:00 pm to 8 November 2009 1:00 am. ] We are gathering donations to send clothing and learning supplies to Ghana, free entry, tasty tunes, should be fun ...

The stormy south

By 5 November 2009 38

The stormy south I thought these photos were worth sharing. I’m quite new to photography but have been enthusiastically snapping away lately with a Nikon D90. Last Saturday was one of the f ...

Starving Silkworms in shoeboxes across the Territory

By 4 November 2009 34

There are silkworms starving to death in shoeboxes across the Territory every year.   Carers, eager to give their children an experience from their own childhood, purchase silkworms from pet shops, school fetes and even from the internet, in the hopes that little Johnny and little Janey will be en ...

Trying to find out information on a shooting in Canberra

By 4 November 2009 24

Does any one know what happened in Canberra outside the old cinema in the 1960′s or 1970′s. What I have so far from an old guy that said this happend was. A man with a high powered weapon opened fire so police shoot at him and his 4×4. Then the old guy telling me the story says an ...

Has anyone heard of the band the Screemin Meemz?

By 4 November 2009 3

I am trying to find out information on a single record (45 rpm) that I have. The record label has nothing on it and it comes in a plain yellow sleeve with the hand written song titles: “750 ml” & “Lost For Words”. According to the Film & Sound Archives the bands name ...

Help a Canberra student out?

By 4 November 2009 11

Hi all! As part of my PhD in psychology at the Australian National University, I’m running an online study on women’s understanding of health promotion messages. And I would love it if you could participate in my project! ALL WOMEN ARE WELCOME who are 18 years or over. Participation involves ...

Attack! Vol 1- Wed at the Front

By 4 November 2009 1

A night of song and noise from three leading exponents of both is at the Front, Wednesday the 4th of this very month (which might well be tonight, depending on when this post is reviewed…)  JW Sparrow & the Miner Birds are known for dreamy drones and good times. Known to audiences far an ...

Joy Burch gets the nod

By 4 November 2009 3

The worst kept secret in Canberra is that Joy Burch was moving into the ministry. Today the acting Chiefly Katy Gallagher has announced the long anticipated move. Ms Burch has been appointed to the Disability and Housing, Ageing, Multicultural Affairs, Corrections and Industrial Relations Portfolio ...

Sacred Geometry of Canberra

By 4 November 2009 11

Found this youtube clip showing some of the design ideas behind Canberra. Its a bit long and slow but some of the information was interesting, and I know how much some people love this stuff. ...

The Three Peaks Run

By 4 November 2009

[ 7 November 2009; 6:30 am to 12:30 pm. ] For those who are into their running and looking for something to do this weekend there is the Mt Majura Vineyard Three Peaks run this Saturday morning and provides a uniquely challenging event over three of Canberra's best known mountains, Mt Majura, Mt Ain ...

Identity theft attempt?

By 4 November 2009 19

Today had a phone call from a young woman claiming to be from Capital Pathology who had some information to give me but needed my date of birth first. I declined to give it to her, but she insisted that she would not give me the results without confirming my identity and the only way [...] ...

New Canberra superhero mascot - UNITMAN

By 3 November 2009 12

New Canberra superhero mascot - UNITMAN The ACCC has launched a new caped superhero mascot UNITMAN in order to help us figure out how to do our shopping at the supermarket. This caped calculator will let everyone kn ...

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