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Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014 4

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

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

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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Ear-candy at ANU this Thursday

By 24 November 2009

Following on from a recording stint at BJB and a slew of packed out shows in Sydney, including the launch of new single The Other Half on Halloween at Spectrum, The Spirits head south on tour. For the first time Canberra will hear The Spirits' intense, ethereal songs on Thursday November 26 at A...

Do you feel safer in Canberra?

By 24 November 2009 37

Being the seat of Federal Parliament and with so many Dept of Defence facilities in the area, do you feel safer living in Canberra than anywhere else in the Nation? I recall when the previous U.S. President (was it Bush or Clinton) stayed a few nights in our Capital city, the F18 flew overhead ...

Debate on same-sex civil union continues ...

By 24 November 2009 85

The debate on same-sex civil unions continues, with a press release from Jon Stanhope stating the new legislation is not 'anti-Christian', as the Australian Christian Lobby asserts, but about 'inclusiveness'. Jim Wallace has in turn responded that Stanhope has no mandate as claimed. There has bee...

The Canberra City Band at Temora Flying Day

By 24 November 2009

The Canberra City Band at Temora Flying Day Where: Temora Aviation Museum, Menzies Street, Temora NSW When: 10:00am - 1:15pm Sunday November 29 2009 The Canberra City Band will be playing at the Temora Flying Day on November 29. See the planes, hear the band and have a great family day out. ...

What do the Brumbies do with Matt Giteau?

By 24 November 2009 14

All the world's rugby media is agape bearing witness to the implosion of Matt Giteau as the Wallabies crumble to lows not seen in many of our lifetimes. So what to do when he gets back here to Canberra? Apparently the Wallaby backline isn't good enough to partake of his genius, will the Brumbi...

Cotter Dam expansion started ?!?

By 24 November 2009 16

A couple nights ago I was kicking back with a beer infront of the TV when the latest ActewAGL ad came on. I spluttered beer across the living room as they declared the Cotter Dam expansion has started. They then declared the surveys and planning was progressing well - ROFL! Today it seems I am to...

Rollerderby - a highlights reel

By 23 November 2009 15

The Canberra Roller Derby League had it's second bout on Saturday night at Southern Cross Stadium. Proving themselves no flash in the pan the CRDL sold out the stadium for the second time and with The Fuellers providing the backing track soon had the joint jumping especially in the second hal...

Fire in Fyshwick - Photos

By 23 November 2009 14

[First filed: Nov 21, 2009 @ 9:47] I was at work in Fyshwick today when we saw the fire just as it had started, as grey smoke was billowing into the sky and starting to spread out with the wind, as we watched the smoke thickened and started to blacken and a toxic smell was in the air that lef...

Open day at a local nudist club - A review

By 23 November 2009 8

Mrs Wombat and I had been down to various sans clothes beaches and when we heard that the ACT nudist club was having an open day, we figured it would be worth a look at. So on Saturday we parked our towels and headed off to a secret location near Bungendore for their open day. We did not kno...

Same sex marriage rally in Garema Place this Saturday

By 23 November 2009 2

If you're in Civic this Saturday 28th November around 1pm, consider popping over to the Equal Marriage Rights rally in Garema Place. This one's planned as a response to the Senate Inquiry into the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2009, which is coming out on the 26th. It's part of a national day ...

Speed Camera between Gungahlin Dr and Ellenborough Street

By 23 November 2009 39

Yes, an "I got caught question". Is there something wrong with these speed traps? I just received two fines in the mail today for consecutive days (15 and 16 November). The both allege I was doing 90+ on both occasions. I find this surprising as I take this road every day and the signs pretty ...

NEEDED: Cake Decorators in Canberra

By 23 November 2009 10

Hi All, I am looking for a good cake decorator in Canberra - something other than Michel's and your standard cake shop. Any recommendations???...

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