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Police Wrap - 7 July

By 7 July, 2009

[First filed: July 07, 2009 @ 10:06] 1. Nicholls Art Heist: ACT Policing is investigating the burglary of an art gallery and theft of two paintings by artist David Boyd in Nicholls. The paintings, of significant value, were stolen sometime between 8pm on Sunday (July 5) and 10.20am today (Monday, J...


Redpath replacement underway

By 7 July, 2009

The ABC is confirming, after last week’s confusion, that ACT ALP Secretary Bill Redpath resigned on Saturday after just six months in the role. An ALP committee is now working on a temporary replacement while the party figures out who’s going run the show. Intriguingly the ALP website st...


St John Ambulance National Headquarters

By 7 July, 2009

I recently noticed that St John Ambulance Australia has recently relocated its national headquarters, vacating their iconic building (and a prime piece of real estate) in Canberra Avenue in Forrest. They have moved to a suite of offices inside the Realm Hotel (!) in Barton, which seems quite a chang...


Consulting on the supermarket review

By 7 July, 2009

The Chiefly Jon Stanhope has announced a program of public meetings to have your say on the ACT Government’s review of the supermarket sector. If you want to be effective you need to send in a submission before 5pm, 24 July to But if you like a good chin-wag and a...


Amir Miguel Asgari and things done whilst on bail for trafficking in MDMA and

By 7 July, 2009

Many judgments of the court are exceedingly tedious. But not [2009] ACTSC 74, which while dated 23 June has only just gone online. Amir Miguel Asgari of Kambah has plead guilty to charges including “trafficking in MDMA and possession of cocaine, MDMA, methylamphetamine, cannabis and cannabis r...


Woollies Dickson - wheres the consultation, Gubmint?

By 7 July, 2009

Woollies Dickson - where's the consultation, Gubmint? Woollies Dickson has put a couple of big green dongers exactly where the 16 or so most convenient car parking spaces are (were) – right out the front – and appear to be using them as additional storage. Did the ACT Government consult with the public, as to whether/where they should be p...


Administrator Appointed for Aussie Junk

By 7 July, 2009

I see that Aussie Junk has appointed a Queensland receiver to manage its affairs (Canberra Times, p3, Receivers appointed to oversee recyclers) – looks like the tax department hadn’t been fixed up at all – surprise, surprise.  I note that a creditor’s meeting is also being ...


Images of Canberra - Frozen Fog!

By 7 July, 2009

Images of Canberra - Frozen Fog! [First filed: July 06, 2009 @ 10:24] Holden Caulfield has sent in these pictures from his scenic trip to work this morning. In Autumn we get leaves, in winter we get fogs… Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to (Slideshow below) ...



By 7 July, 2009

Since moving to Canberra I have visited and phoned many delicatessans in an attempt to find Scottish small goods for my elderly Scots parents (I even phoned the Burns Club, they weren’t really sure what I was talking about).  So after finding a deli who could help me out, thought I wo...


Gershon programme on track?

By 7 July, 2009

The Australian reports that Government plans to bypass the Canberra IT industry and consolidate on less expensive models are well underway. “We’ve moved from 42 separate enterprise agreements on the core desktop parts of our Microsoft spend to having some 88 agencies under one agreement,...


Local boys launch NGO - come and celebrate!

By 7 July, 2009

Local boys launch NGO - come and celebrate! [ 17 July, 2009 12:00 am to 18 July, 2009 12:00 am. ] The BIG (STAR) BANGS invite you to a fantastic evening of great company, extraordinary cocktails, funky and smooth music spun by our in-house, live DJs, in order to celebrate the official launch of the BIG BANG BALLERS. The BIG BANGS is an...


Australian Ethical Investment buys Canberra property from a Shonk

By 6 July, 2009

Colliers International have put out a rather dry announcement on selling the five star green rated 64 Allara Street (in Civic) to Australian Ethical Investment for incorporation into their upcoming Australian Ethical Property Trust (launching to investors September 2009. I dip my lid to their sales ...


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