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Best of Canberra – Tacos

By 3 March 2015 6

It’s Tuesday and my favourite thing about this day of the week is the humble taco.  If you are not yet aware of the phenomenon that is Taco Tuesday, it is time to get acquain...

What does the ACT think about the death penalty?

By 3 March 2015 29

Inside my backyard shed are two signs that my fiancée and I recently made. The signs read, “Indonesia, we love you but please tell your Government to stop killing Australian...

Are you ready to be Enlightened?

By 3 March 2015
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It's the best time of year again when the evenings are warm - but not stifling, with a cool - but not cold breeze; allowing everyone to come out after dark to explore Enlighten. ...

The Canberra Night Noodle Markets

By 2 March 2015 21

Earlier this year it was announced that Canberra was going to be introduced to the Noodle Markets made famous by Melbourne and Sydney, and it has been the talk of the town ever...

Chic Henry and the tram to nowhere?

By 2 March 2015 46
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I've had a couple of long conversations with Summernats' Chic Henry, who is tossing up whether to run in the 2016 ACT election. He told me that the Liberals want him to stan...

Should Norfolk Island be self governed?

By 2 March 2015 7

The bun fight between the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly and the Commonwealth Government regarding governance of the island has been going on for decades. The island ha...

Seselja welcomes funding for safer schools

By 3 March 2015 2

Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja has today welcomed funding for Canberra Grammar School under the Coalition Government’s $18 million Schools Security Programme. “Canberra Grammar School is one of 54 schools to receive funding under the programme, which delivers on our election commitme...

ACT Government leads nation on climate change action

By 3 March 2015

Canberra’s environmental watchdog has given the thumbs up to the ACT Government’s response to climate change in the region, Minister for the Environment Simon Corbell and Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment Robert Neil announced today. The commissioner today released his report ...

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Police Wrap - 28 May 2010

By 28 May 2010 8

1. School fire in Florey: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a suspicious fire at St Francis Xavier College in Florey early this morning (Friday 28 May). About 3.35am, police were called to the premises following reports from the ACT Fire Brigade of numerous fires on the college grounds. A...

3-Man Paintball Tournament at Fairbairn Pines

By 28 May 2010

Paintball Sports ACT is holding a 3-Man Tournament on the 3rd of July. There is going to be two divisions - Open and Novice. Novice is going to be strictly limited to players without formal tournament experience and all equipment is going to be provided. More details and entry forms are at www.p...

It isn't easy being an ammunition collector with a protection order against y

By 28 May 2010 18

The Magistrates Court has the sad tale of one Glen Thomas Beadman of Hackett. Glen had been collecting bullets with appropriate permits and licences and had over 3,000 of the things in his house. Not enough to actually start a war, but possibly good for a well executed coup d'état. But then o...

Advertising Agencies in Canberra?

By 28 May 2010 8

Are there any small business owners on here that have used a local advertising agency in recent times? If so, who do you recommend that is not too expensive? Cheers James...

Road safety goes back to the drawing board

By 28 May 2010 30

This time last year Mr Stanhope was aiming for a "vision zero" of road deaths. This sort of thing often makes one a hostage to fortune and with the total so far this year already above last year's (which had no vision at all) the Chief is looking for answers. The ACT Government is to dig deep...

Librarians, what are they good for?

By 28 May 2010 12

The Canberra Times is bemoaning the lack of demand for "teacher librarians" which in turn is leading to a decline in this ancient and noble tradition in Canberra and elsewhere. Does anyone care? [poll id="175"]...

Street trees v. Arboretum - round two

By 28 May 2010 8

Zed Seselja seems to think he's onto a winner on the matter of street trees for everyone vs street trees for the Chief Minister's special tree park on the edge of nowhere. Leader of the Opposition, Zed Seselja, has announced the Canberra Liberals will bring a motion forward in the Assembly to ca...

Four weeks to have your say on random drug testing

By 28 May 2010 95

[First filed: May 27, 2010 @ 10:12] Jon Stanhope is asking what you think about a draft drug driving bill and regulation. "This Bill gives ACT police new powers to conduct random road side drug tests to detect the presence of illicit drugs such as cannabis, methylamphetamine and ecstasy us...

It's all about me ...

By 28 May 2010 16

Did you all see my performance yesterday?  Wasn't I fantastic?  The ALP let me out, I peel off a few of their tired old lines, then I crawl back under my rock, safe from scrutiny by way of the convention of not attacking public servants. P.S.  Did you like my suit?...

ANU bravely marches into the climate wars

By 28 May 2010 4

Canberra'a Australian National University (ANU) has courageously announced some intriguing research by Dr Stewart Fallon into the mechanism by which the Great Southern Ocean dumped massive amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere 19,500 years ago. “Our study suggests that the ice age put t...

Variodivers CD Launch

By 28 May 2010

Variodivers are a grunge/garage rock trio from the nash cap. Their second EP Decompression has just been released nationally through MGM/Green Distribution, was produced by Phil McKellar (Grinspoon, Dirty Three, Sliverchair), and is currently available from all major music retailers. Var...

Canberra makes it to 26 most livable city in the world

By 27 May 2010 42

The Mercer Worldwide Quality of Living Survey has, for the first time, rated Canberra! OK, it's at number 26 behind Vienna, Zurich, Geneva, Vancouver, Auckland, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Bern, Sydney, Copenhagen, Wellington, Amsterdam, Ottawa, Brussels, Toronto, Berlin, Melbourne, Luxembourg...

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