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ACT Government releases Community Engagement Strategy on Climate Change

By 31 July 2014

The ACT Government’s Community Engagement Strategy on Climate Change, released today by Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, builds on the large amount of work already being done in the territory to tackle the causes and effects of climate change. “Climate projections for the ACT indicat...

Rally for Gaza – Saturday 2nd August

By 31 July 2014

A public protest in solidarity with Palestine has been organised for this Saturday, August 2, at 1pm in Petrie Plaza, Canberra. Over 1000 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli military in the Gaza strip, with over 80 percent of the dead babies and children. The Israeli Defence Forces have no...

Online form speeds up registration process for working with vulnerable people checks

By 31 July 2014 2

A new online form will help speed up the application process for Working with Vulnerable People registrations, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, announced today. More than 55,000 WWVP applications have been received by the ACT Office of Regulatory Services since the program began in November 2012. &#...

Bartleby – The Street Theatre (Review)

By 31 July 2014 2

Bartleby, Julian Hobba’s modern-day adaptation of the parable by Herman Melville, recreates the malaise of the office and shows us the disintegration of a man no longer ab...

Witnesses sought; Rivett aggravated robbery

By 30 July 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Rivett this morning (Wednesday July 30). About 7.45am, a man entered the Rivett Newsagency holding a large kitchen ...

Going for a world record with Christmas light display

By 30 July 2014

Who says it’s too early for talk of Christmas? This Christmas, Canberra’s City centre will transform into a wonderful festival of lights as the Richards family bring the...

Seeking a good reasonably priced range-hood installer

By 30 July 2014

I need someone who can remove a gas oven and replace it with an electric oven. I would also like to install a range-hood (where there hasn’t been one before – it will also need ducting through the roof).  Does anyone have any good experiences preferably on the south side of town? ...

ACTTAB to be sold to Tabcorp

By 30 July 2014 5

The ACTTAB shareholders have announced today that following a competitive tender process Tabcorp has been chosen as the successful purchaser of ACTTAB. The sale of ACTTAB and as...

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Stonefest 2009 lineup!

By 6 July 2009 12

Stonefest 2009 lineup! [ 31 October 2009; ] Stonefest is back for 2009! The festival that celebrated it's 40th anniversary last year is back again on October 31st 2009. The lineup has been re ...

Raiders hold out Titans - 34-28

By 6 July 2009 12

[First filed: July 06, 2009 @ 09:00] The Australian reports on how the Raiders came within an ace of losing to the Titans at home after leading 28-6 at halftime. And it’s not as if the weather was being kind to visitors from Queensland yesterday. UPDATE: Also of note from the game, Justin Carn ...

Tania Tominac not guilty

By 6 July 2009 86

666 Radio is reporting that the Former St Francis Xavier College science teacher Tania Tominac has been found not guilty of having sex with a 14 year old student. More on this as it comes to hand. UPDATE: Make of this what you will. The accompanying photograph is the current profile photograph for a ...

Alistair Coe and the The Ballad of the Working Family

By 6 July 2009 7

Alistair Coe and the The Ballad of the Working Family Alistair Coe is taking up cudgels on behalf of everyone’s favourite families, the “ordinary working families”. Alistair’s been hard at work with a calcul ...

Big Hairy Men bring obscure covers to the Phoenix on Wednesday

By 6 July 2009

Big Hairy Men bring obscure covers to the Phoenix on Wednesday [ 8 July 2009; 8:30 pm; ] There's a very strange event coming to the Phoenix on Wednesday night. This from the Facebook blurb: Original Artists Offering a Range of Obscure ...

The Preacher lashes out in Ainslie? - Police demand RiotACT Editor destroy ev

By 6 July 2009 182

The Preacher lashes out in Ainslie? - Police demand RiotACT Editor destroy evidence! [First filed: July 04, 2009 @ 19:00] For a couple of weeks now Ainslie residents have been surprised that their shops had a preacher in residence. With long wild black hair and ...

Rock Wallabies A Go Go at Tidbinbilla

By 6 July 2009 5

The ABC brings word that Tidbinbilla’s breeding program for the critically endangered Southern Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby is going gangbusters with a baby boom underway. Another three baby wallabies have been born, bringing the Reserve’s total population to 14. Tidbinbilla senior wildlif ...

Still sub-zero at 9am? Tips for getting cars started?

By 6 July 2009 37

The Bureau informs us that it’s still below zero out there even at 9 in the morning. The next two mornings are also forecast to get down to -3. So for those struggling to get their cars going in these conditions have you got any tips? ...

The Embassy Motel comes down

By 6 July 2009 18

Today at 10am WIN NEWS will be filming at the Embassy Motel, Deakin. The RoundAbout building is all that remains of the once popular motel in Deakin. By close of business today it will become an empty block, completely levelled. When you visit the website of the Embassy Motel the music tells a tal ...

Is sticky black rice the best comfort food or what...

By 6 July 2009 5

Thai style black sticky rice with rich, sweetly warmed coconut cream…mmmmm mmmmm. I’d like to give making it at home a go, and wondered if anyone knows where to buy the necessary ingredients in Canberra? – black sticky rice, pandanus leaf, palm sugar etc. And any recipes? Yum! M ...

Police Wrap - 6 July

By 6 July 2009 9

Police Wrap - 6 July 1. Knife mugging in Civic: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Civic today (Sunday, July 5). Around 6am a 45-year-old male victim was ap ...

Crash on Gundaroo Drive

By 6 July 2009 107

There appeared to have been a very nasty crash on Gundaroo Drive this afternoon, involving at least two cars. Does anyone have any details? Gundaroo Drive was closed between Nudurr Drive and the new turn off to Crace (Areba Avenue?), resulting in quite large detours for traffic on this busy road. We ...

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