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ACT electorate redistribution proposal unveiled

By 31 March 2015
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The ACT Redistribution Committee has today announced its proposed redistribution of the ACT into five electorates. Currently the ACT has three electorates: The electorat...

The Battlefield Challenge comes to Canberra

By 31 March 2015
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The paintball grounds in Pialligo were filled with people in camouflage gear and carrying plastic guns for Operation Blackhawk “Battlefield Challenge” over the weekend. ...

Addictive prescription drug use in Canberra

By 31 March 2015 1
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Every day, general practitioners in Canberra are confronted with patients asking, often pleading, for drugs of addiction. The two most sought-after drugs of addiction are th...

Is Manuka dying?

By 31 March 2015 9
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The shops at Manuka in Canberra's inner south have always been a hive of activity. The first work started there in the late 1930s and by the 1960s the shops were flourishing w...

Best of Canberra – Sushi

By 31 March 2015 8
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Exciting times for me this week. I'm filling in for the Best Of Canberra series while Bec is on holidays - lucky thing! I now have an excuse to eat all in the name of work. ...

Alexander Maconochie Centre a complex challenge

By 30 March 2015 9
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I have written many times on corrective services in relation to rehabilitative and restorative processes, and the lack of them, concerning offenders and victims. Perhaps it ...

Ram raid at Gungahlin

By 31 March 2015 1
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ACT Policing is investigating a second aggravated burglary in which a stolen vehicle has been used to force entry inside a shopping centre, and also used to force entry to an arcad...

Should I move to Canberra?

By 30 March 2015 29
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I own my own villa in Oxley Park suburb of Sydney and currently living there with a 7-year-old and my wife who stays at home. We are on PR right now and I will be getting my ci...

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More pivots than you can poke a stick at as far as the eye can see

By 9 April 2010 3

The Brumbies are very happy to announce that with Stirling Mortlock committed to spend three years gathering rust in the Melbourne Rebels midfield the young backline stars Christian Lealiifano and Matt Toomua have decided they want to stay in Canberra despite the world class Matt Giteau's presence i...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 9 April

By 9 April 2010 5

So boys and girls, now's your time to shine. Let the rest of Canberra know what's worth seeing and doing this weekend around town. Just let rip in the comments....

Ich Bin Faust at the Courtyard Theatre

By 9 April 2010

[First filed: Apr 7, 2010 @ 11:22] [Photo by 'Pling Plex] When attending the opening night of locally written and produced theatre there is always a sense of slight, well, unease. Will this be a conceptual train wreck (with the music up too loud) that seemed like a good idea to the cast a...

Prime Weatherman

By 9 April 2010 28

So does anyone else think the weatherman on Prime at about 11:30 or so is a bit of a tool? I  mean are they jokes? Does this guy actually get paid or is it more of a thing they just let him do? Lets just say this guy gets paid. Is it a wage he can live on? As in does he have a second job or is h...

Government Housing in Canberra

By 8 April 2010 78

I am still fairly new to Canberra having moved from NSW and am curious about the public housing system. Is this an ACT only thing where housing commission rentals are placed among normal full price paying individuals? It certainly makes it hard when trying to move, there is no suburb to stay a...

usurping the 'no billboards' rule for canberra?

By 8 April 2010 24

so, canberra is famous for not allowing bilboard advertising, right? so why is there a large inflatable animal spruiking an entertainment event (shan't give them the pleasure of naming and so advertising) erected in the yard of the house at the corner of limestone and chisholm, ainslie? it is ...

The bell tolls for free parking in Barton

By 8 April 2010 26

The Canberra Times has a good piece of digging by Markus Mannheim on the imminent end to free parking in Barton. It seems the vast tracts of free parking in The Valley Of Death (has there ever been so many high income workers so poorly served by amenity?) is about to become a huge Fringe Benefits...

Channel 9 Reception Goooone

By 8 April 2010 28

We can get channel 9 or WIN through our old analogue TV but we can't get it through the HD telly on either SD or HD channels. Tried through the DVD on SD as well without success. Is anyone else experiencing this or does anyone have advice, Three & a Half Men is about to start ;)... [ED ...

Hungry Beast out of ideas, making lame Canberra song and dance numbers?

By 7 April 2010 38

Hungry Beast has since its inception last year been best described as "patchy". But tonight the show rolled out the above hackneyed cliche about Canberra. One supposes we should be flattered there are so many things we're known for. What do you think of it? [poll id="161"]...

Bright light in the Canberra sky

By 7 April 2010 13

Ok, I've tried to start this post without it sounding like I'm a fan of UFO conspiracies, but I'm going to fail cos as soon as you mention bright lights in the sky that don't look like stars, planes or Harry Potter's wand it sounds crazy. So I'm driving northbound along William Hovel Drive abou...

No jobs for school leavers or am I blind?

By 7 April 2010 28

Hey folks! I am an 18 year old and I graduated from college late last year.  Since then I have been seeking either part-time or casual work while I do a course at CIT.  I have checked notice boards, The Canberra Times and job search websites localised in for the ACT to no avail, not to mention ...

Supporting local music?

By 7 April 2010 6

Andrew Mottram's been running a Facebook group asking people to get involved into the Legislative Assembly's long running Inquiry into Live Community Events. Andrew's sent a recent missive which I think bears repeating: Hi everybody! I thought I'd write to bring everybody up to speed on wh...

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