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The Causeway – the suburb of which we do not speak?

By 25 November 2014

The Causeway. Have you heard of it? If not, you’re certainly not alone. Shortly after I first relocated to the ACT, I moved to Kingston. I was living about 400 metres from Th...

Do Canberras politicians waste your money?

By 25 November 2014

I’ve never really understood why the Canberra Liberals don’t change their name. Surely, the Canberra Neoconservatives, the Canberra Monarchists, or just the Canberra Abbott...

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Butcher

By 24 November 2014 4

Sunny and 32 degrees on Saturday, I was ready to host an Aussie Summer BBQ. There were so many recommendations for which butcher I should visit, as far as Gungahlin and Wanniassa. ...

When a Red Traffic Arrow Needs Explanation

By 25 November 2014

Are we, as a society, officially doomed when we need a sign to tell us what needs to happen if the traffic arrows are red? The image was taken turning right onto Gungahlin...

Best of Canberra – Pancakes

By 25 November 2014

I am drooling over the thought of a big stack of fluffy pancakes, smothered in salted caramel syrup, sprinkled with walnuts and topped with fresh banana. Normally when I eas...

Asbestos removal companies?

By 25 November 2014

The last post I could find about this was from back in 2009, so hoping someone may have some more recent recommendations. I'm planning to renovate our bathroom and ensuite, and we've had confirmed that the wall material is bonded asbestos sheeting.  I want to basically gut the bathrooms, replace...

Do you know the next Canberra Citizen of the Year?

By 25 November 2014

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher is encouraging Canberrans to celebrate our community’s most outstanding contributors by nominating them for the 2015 Canberra Citizen of the Year Award. “Canberra is full of generous, talented and hard working people and this award is a fitting way to recognise a...

Christmas cheer arrives in the City

By 25 November 2014

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has released details of the 2014 Christmas festivities in the City culminating around the dazzling SIDS and Kids world record attempt lights display in Petrie Plaza. “This year the City Centre Christmas displays will be combined into the one space to allow families...

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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...

Australia First (ACT) Party meeting this Sunday 9th May

By 7 May 2010 23

To all who might be interested Australia First is launching its inaugural ACT branch meeting this Sunday 9th May at the Queanbeyan Kangaroo Rugby League Football Club, Cnr of Stuart St and Richard Avenue, Queanbeyan. This party was founded by Graeme Campbell, former Member for Kalgoorlie. The mee...

Cheap rent-a-van in Canberra?

By 7 May 2010 3

I'm looking to shift some stuff into storage, and just need a beaten-up old van for the job.  Any thoughts?...

More Supermarkets

By 6 May 2010 35

If we lived in a sane municipality supermarket operators would buy land in suitably zoned areas based on perceived needs in the market. But because this is not a sane municipality the central government decides where supermarkets will be, and who will operate them. Witness the Chiefly Stanhope...

Police Wrap - 6 May 2010

By 6 May 2010 2

1) Three young men wanted for a chat: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a fire outside a residence in Oxley last Friday (30 April). About 12.54am, police were called to Collocott Crescent following reports of a palm tree outside a residence having been deliberately lit. The residents of...

Zed promises to pay the bills

By 6 May 2010 6

Brendan Smyth is channelling Zed and promising that unlike the tardy Stanhopian Regime, a Seselja government in 2012 would pay its bills to small business: “Details of the recent payment history of invoices by the ACT Government reveal a number of agencies have a significant level of invoices t...

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