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Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014 4
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Edward Gough Whitlam was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975, and a genius of humanity. I think that perhaps the only person worthy of delivering Gough’s ...

RiotACT Face Off: Should funded tertiary education be subject selective?

By 20 October 2014 14
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It's time for another RiotACT Face Off. This week, we asked Kate Carnell and Steven Bailey to share their thoughts on government funding of tertiary education. Both were give...

Larkham to remain with the Brumbies

By 21 October 2014

Stephen Larkham will not tour with the Wallabies on their Spring Tour of Europe, instead choosing to focus on the Brumbies 2015 campaign. Despite speculation Larkham would tour as an Assistant Coach, his prior commitment to both the Brumbies and the ACT community will see him remain in Canberra ...

A master plan for the Australian National Botanic Gardens

By 21 October 2014

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is developing a 20-year Master Plan that will provide a blueprint for its future development. “I’m excited to announce that a consortium of architects and landscape architects, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Taylor Cullity Lethlean, have been selected to dev...

Police seek assistance to locate missing woman

By 21 October 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 50-year-old woman, who has not been seen since Friday (October 10). The woman, Margaret Cooper, l...

Treadmill service & repair

By 21 October 2014

Hi, Just wondering if anyone know of anyone that services and repairs treadmills in Canberra? Preferably someone who comes and does it in your home, so I don't have to move it. Thanks in advance....

Chief Minister pays tribute to Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has paid tribute to former Prime Minister and legendary Labor figure Gough Whitlam, who passed away this morning at the age of 98. “Gough Whitlam was a great reformer and an inspiring leader, who leaves a remarkable legacy,” the Chief Minister said. “Go...

Zombies in Canberra: Spread the Infection

By 21 October 2014

If it’s true that zombies eat brains they’ll be spoilt for choice in clever Canberra. With the popularity of the walking dead showing no signs of abating, locals can join in – or just watch – the Canberra Zombie Walk 2014. I wonder if any pollies will take part? The all-ages, free walk ta...

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Adventure Paintball $10 come and try day Easter Monday

By 31 March 2010

G’day, if you have nothing better to do on Easter Monday (5th April), need to run off some Easter egg bulge and you have always wanted to try paintball, then this is your chance! Just $10 for gear hire and then $10/100 for the paintballs all day. No minimum group size. Just need to be over 16....

The backwards Tuggeranong Parkway speed camera

By 31 March 2010 14

Here is my community service notice for those who haven't learnt where the brakes are in your car. The fixed speed camera on the Tuggeranong Parkway southbound at the Hindmarsh Dr overpass now seems to be pointing the opposite direction to which it was originally installed and has been for the last ...

A good old Pork Knuckle?

By 31 March 2010 19

Hello Rioters, Ever since returning from a trip to Germany I've had a hankering for a chunk of pig.  Much to my dismay, I have found that Canberra doesn't seem to readily offer pig knuckle.  I even made two special trips to the Zierholz in Fyshwick because I thought that they would surely ...

Where is the ambulance membership?

By 31 March 2010 11

We've been hearing of late about troubles and under-funding within the ambulance service.  As far as I am concerned this is one public service that should be well funded and full of people who are happy with there employment conditions. When I started work in the smart state (go on fire away) on...

Watering in the rain

By 31 March 2010 16

On a day when the news even reported flooding in some areas due to the rain, and it had rained the previous day, why was there a tanker watering the trees on the corner of Athlon Drive and Drakeford Drive?...

Immigration Place to replace bridge

By 31 March 2010 3

The ABC brings us news that the Immigration Bridge has been dropped for something less imposing. Common sense prevailing in Canberra? What th'? http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/03/30/2860229.htm Hopefully one of the many neglected pockets of land around LBG will become home to the memor...

Three Chords & The Truth: Art Inspired By Music - ANCA Gallery

By 30 March 2010

ANCA Gallery is pleased to present THREE CHORDS & THE TRUTH, an exhibition of art works inspired by music and just in time for the National Folk Festival. Wednesday 31 March – 11 April 2010 In keeping with the theme, the opening night features live music by local band Dr Stovepipe who have...

Immigration Bridge proposal fails

By 30 March 2010 23

Finally the folk behind this have come to their senses and will now be pushing instead for a monument within the Parliamentary Triangle. I wonder if the next proposal will be as ambitious as this was. While immigration is certainly something to be celebrated, I'm not sure that a static monument i...

Canberra Everytrail virtual guide for iphone

By 30 March 2010 2

Thought I might mention  Everytrail to those Canberra iphone/GPS users who weren't aware of it.  Bikers wanting to explore new single track/trails but lacking someone to guide them should get a decent iphone bike mount like the ibikeconsole and discover the GPS community greatness of Everytrail. ...

North Weston is actually South-west?!

By 30 March 2010 21

Is it just me or do others think the naming of the new Molonglo suburb sounds a bit dumb? I was thinking it was just a temporary name until they pulled the proper name out of a hat, or whatever they do. But this seems to be it. Maybe we should shift the focus from politicians on to something like en...

Westbourne Woods

By 30 March 2010 10

I have recently been on a fitness kick and have been walking daily from Curtin to Weston Park. This takes me right through Westbourne Woods. I have to come to see that most Canberran's have never heard about the place. The WikiPedia article explains: Westbourne Woods is an area of exotic tree ...

Who is judging our judges?

By 30 March 2010 30

Justin Williams a repeat offender. If he was locked up this wouldn't have happened. I think it is time the community pushes to make judges more liable for there decesions. Doctors, Nurses, Specialists, police, fireman, amulance officers and every other proffesional jurisdiction that serve the commun...

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