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The costs of a green tinged government

By 9 July, 2009

CityNews is aghast at the costs to the ACT Government of the Labor/Green parliamentary agreement. “The Stanhope Government must tell us how these promises will be paid for,” shadow treasurer Brendan Smyth told “CityNews. “The people of the ACT were not made aware of what these promises to t...


Beware the bat man!

By 9 July, 2009

Beware the bat man! The police are warning of bad pills they came across last year bearing a Batman imprint and a triple cocktail of drugs: ACT Policing is issuing a warning to the public after two separate seizures of ecstasy, which were analysed and found to contain a dangerous mixture of substances. The tablets we...


Be on your way my good man - Higgins CJ to Ian William Kelly

By 9 July, 2009

Here’s an interesting appeal in the Supreme Court. One Ian William Kelly was sentenced to a total of 36 months imprisonment by Magistrate Maria Doogan for the following crimes: 1) … between 6 September 2002 and 9 September 2002 did enter … Building 53 of the Australian National University ...


Robyn Archer to artistically direct the Centenary of Canberra

By 9 July, 2009

Chief Minister Stanhope has announced that Ms Robyn Archer AO will be calling the shots and creatively directing the Centenary of Canberra. “Ms Archer has unparalleled diversity and expertise as an Artistic Director and artist. She is internationally renowned and brings extensive experience in...


Police Wrap - 9 July

By 9 July, 2009

1. Vikings knocked over: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses in its investigation of an aggravated robbery at the Erindale Vikings Club in Gartside St, Wanniassa early this morning (Monday, July 6). Police believe two male offenders had been in the vicinity of the club from around 1.50am. They entere...


Andrew Barr collects two A-League games for Canberra

By 9 July, 2009

Sports Minister Andrew Barr has proudly announced that Canberra will get two A-League soccer games later in the year: On 4 September the Central Coast Mariners will take on Perth Glory and on 31 October they will take on Adelaide United. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, Andrew Barr said ...


Intimate eats in the inner north

By 9 July, 2009

Hi, Wonder if anyone can recommend somewhere nice for dinner……I’m after a cosy restaurant in Civic/Braddon for a meal tonight.  Nothing too intimate, but somewhere really warm and friendly (not clean lines, modern-esque)– and nice place for two people to go to to sit, catch up, eat, drink w...


Local history - The Dickson Kisser!

By 9 July, 2009

In the recent discussion on a vandalised road sign in Downer the subject came up of “The Dickson Kisser”. MissPeaches had the following explanation which I thought was worthy of its own space on the front page: hahaha Years ago there used to be this old fella who lived on the corner ther...


Extreme cold kills our homeless - Lets call it a win!

By 9 July, 2009

John Hargreaves is letting the world know that the ACT’s 2006 homelessness census is showing some good numbers for the ACT. The 2006 Census showed that the ACT has the equal lowest rate of homelessness in Australia at 42 per 10,000 people and a smaller proportion of homeless people sleeping r...


The ESAs empty offices

By 9 July, 2009

The Canberra Times brings word of another egregious stuff up by the ACT Government. It seems that $180,000 is being paid every month to lease seven buildings at Fairbairn for the Emergency Services Agency. Of which one is being used, one is being refurbished, and the other five are doing nothing at ...


Signs for the lost!

By 9 July, 2009

Jon Stanhope would like the aboretum to be his legacy, but I reckon it will be the signs. Signs everywhere. Signs in half-hearted txt speak. Signs reminding you to wipe your nose and put a jumper on (ok I made that last one up to the best of my knowledge). The Chiefly One has this very [...]...


Ginger Catering Ad - What is the Song?

By 9 July, 2009

Anyone know what the song in the ginger catering ad is? I did a quick google on the lyrics and nothing came up. Its a very annoying stuck in head song, but was interested to know if it was a ‘classic’ or an unknown aussie song or something they had created for the ad… ...


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