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Fact checking statements about Dickson Parklands

By 28 July 2015 5
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There have been inaccurate media statements and comments online by the bureaucracy and others about the actions of residents to save the Dickson Parklands. Here are some key p...

Best of Canberra – Hangover food

By 28 July 2015 5
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A thumping headache, a dry mouth and dizzy spells – all signs that last night consisted of one too many tequila shots or a little too much gin.  Despite what you might think ...

The ACT deserves better federal representation. Here’s why.

By 28 July 2015 3
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Following the flurry after it was announced that the Northern Territory may achieve statehood by 2018, politicians, pundits, and the media alike were quick to quell the cries t...

Weekend cafe hot spot: High tea at the Burbury Hotel, Barton

By 25 July 2015 1
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Is there a woman out there who doesn’t love high tea?! It’s such a wonderful event and makes for the perfect excuse to get frocked up. I have been to high tea at the Hyatt a nu...

And the AHA winners for 2015 are…

By 28 July 2015

Canberra’s newest and most popular licensed bars, restaurants, nightclubs and accommodation hotels were applauded at the 2015 Australian Hotels Association (AHA) ACT Hospitality Awards last night. Following a record number of entries, more than 460 industry, political and hospitality leaders atte...

Recommendations for motorcycle service in Canberra

By 28 July 2015 5
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Hello fellow rioters I recently inherited a BMW K100 (1983). It's hasn't run in a fair while and I just want to get it serviced to make sure I don't ruin anything by getting...

Salvos’ style army comes to Canberra

By 28 July 2015
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As part of National Op Shop Week, Salvos Stores is bringing its style army to Canberra this September. From the media release: The Style Army encourages consumers to shop i...

Wanted man arrested by police

By 27 July 2015 2
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A 23-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Monday, July 27) after being arrested on a First Instant Warrant relating to an aggravated robbery which occ...

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NSW now bearing the brunt of bushfire litigation

By 20 July 2010 4

The ABC has a lengthy story (byline and subheads and all) on the withdrawal of the Tener family from the marathon litigation stemming from the 2003 bushfires. Possibly of more interest is this bit: The Tener family is now the fourth group of plaintiffs to pull out of proceedings within the la...

"You have sat here too long for the good you do. In the name of God, go!"

By 19 July 2010 13

FYI The parliament is being prorogued at 5pm today with a 19 gun salute. So if you were alarmed by cannon fire you can fret no more....

APS Salary negotiation

By 19 July 2010 34

I am an APS and I attended an interview last week for a position (higher classification) in a different government agency. I have been told (informally) that I am selected for the role. Due to the different pay scales adopted by the government agencies in the APS, it would mean that I end up gett...

Police Wrap - 19 July 2010

By 19 July 2010 2

1. Weekend fatalities: ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) are investigating two fatal collisions that occurred in Canberra’s south this morning (Saturday July 17). Around 8.55am, police were called to the intersection of Canberra Avenue and Ipswich Stre...

Lorraine Walker takes her seat on the bench

By 19 July 2010 1

Attorney General Simon Corbell has announced that Lorraine Walker is the ACT's newest Magistrate: Ms Walker has extensive experience in her 23 years in the profession including being a partner of a law firm, a crown prosecutor, a solicitor, and a legal officer in the Royal Australian Air Force.....

Canberra's Bachelor Of The Year 2010?

By 19 July 2010 23

Mark Parton's former campaign manager, Danielle Neale (nee Luton), and WIN News reporter/personality Erin Molan are inseparable features of Kingston nightlife. They're now using facebook to run Canberra's Bachelor Of The Year 2010. Apparently at some unspecified point in the future they'll...

"I am not a criminal" says alleged slumlord

By 19 July 2010 45

The Canberra Times is hoping to tease you into buying their dead-tree paper with a teaser of an interview with alleged slum lord Jason Fan: Jason Fan admitted at least 50 people were living in four houses and being charged $100 to $110 a week in rent, but said they were better off than being at t...

Molonglo roadworks kick off next month

By 19 July 2010 9

Chief Minister Stanhope has announced that Kenoss Contractors will be starting work next month building the roads for the new conurbation of Molonglo: The ACT Government is moving forward with the development of the Molonglo Valley with work starting in August on stage two of John Gorton Drive - ...

Magistrate Maria Doogan gets a slap

By 19 July 2010 6

The ABC has a story on a second reprimand for Magistrate Maria Doogan, altering sentences after stuffups: Justice Richard Refshauge said the Magistrate intended to impose a sentence of 48 months imprisonment, but she actually sentenced Elson to 30 months. Justice Refshauge noted that bench sh...

New Karaoke Bar in Belconnen

By 19 July 2010 16

New Karaoke place has opened in the same building as the Prince Palace Restaurant on Emu Bank called "KBar." Given the rarity of karaoke bars in Canberra (only one I know that is still running is Sun Box in Dickson), has anyone tried this place yet? I'm planning to go but I don't have their de...

Vice City Rollers smashed by the Victorian All Stars

By 19 July 2010

The Pravda of Canberra Roller Derby, Down and Derby, is describing a 57-191 obliteration of the local composite "Vice City Rollers" by the Victorian Roller Derby League All Stars as a "exciting, fast and entertaining bout" in which "Both teams put in an amazing amount of effort". Photos are avail...

I am getting thirsty! Is there any more news re Zierholz Brewery in Belconnen

By 19 July 2010 20

In March I asked about Zierholz Brewery opening another store in Belconnen (in addition to their one in Fyshwick) - which I had read about in the Canberra Times. It's now July and we have a new PM and there are still no decent beer paddles on offer in Belconnen! Does anyone have the low down? ...

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