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Should we digitally name and shame Canberra’s bad drivers?

By 4 August 2015 11
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I love social media sites, especially those community notice boards. Occasionally they throw up little gems like these: "And the employee of the week goes to…. the win...

Best of Canberra – Schnitzel

By 4 August 2015 11
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Going out for a schnitty is about as Aussie as drinking a VB tinny at a John Farnham farewell concert. It's a very safe bet, at least amongst my friends, that at any time of an...

Review – East Asian arts at CMAG

By 4 August 2015
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The Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) is presently staging an exhibition not to be missed. Titled INK REMIX: Contemporary art from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, thi...

80% increase in Canberra car break-ins – is this avoidable?

By 4 August 2015 5
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In the last few months I have noticed a lot of people reporting stolen cars, smashed windows and thefts on various online community notice boards. I wasn't sure if crime had sp...

Rhinoplasty surgeon recommendation Canberra

By 4 August 2015
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Hi all, I'm looking for recommendations for the best/most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon in Canberra? Thanks!...

30km speed limit in school zones?

By 4 August 2015 21
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The ACT Government would like community views to be expressed on reducing the speed limit around schools to 30kmph - but there has been nothing posted on the ‘Time to Talk...

Fyshwick Mail Centre quarantined due to unidentified substance

By 3 August 2015

More than 100 people have been quarantined at the Fyshwick Mail Centre on Canberra Avenue, after an unknown substance was found in a package. The building and staff have been isolated. Five people have possibly been exposed to the unknown substance but are showing no signs of ill health. ACT Fire...

Belconnen Soccer Club robbed at gunpoint

By 3 August 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery of the Belconnen Soccer Club in McKellar late Saturday night (1 August 2015). About 11.07pm, a single male offend...

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Dixon Advisory Culture

By 17 June 2010 17

[First filed: Jun 16, 2010 @ 8:59] For those investors with Dixon Advisory who thought that Phillip Bailey was no longer a part of the company, hear this, hear this. A secret letter marked 'Private & Confidential' was sent to all their clients yesterday that read in part: "At Dixons, we ar...

Stanhope stands alone and shrill on Supabarn Supermarket Policy

By 17 June 2010 18

The fighting over supermarket policy is really intensifying. The Liberals' Zed Seselja is especially happy to note that the Commonwealth Labor Minister for Competition, Craig Emerson, has lashed the crony capitalist "picking winners" masquerading as competition in the ACT: On radio this mornin...

Ripple Effect - Abundant Water Fundraiser

By 17 June 2010 2

Ripple Effect : Because everyone deserves clean water Abundant Water, a Canberra based, global organisation has a very simple goal: to work with Lao communities to provide them with a basic essential - Water - through a simple and effective clay pot water filter. Be part of a global community,...

The Emergenza Festival cancelled for Canberra!

By 17 June 2010 5

Yes, it's that time of year when The Emergenza festival, a huge promo for unsigned Australian musical talent gets rolling. I am the manager for a band called The Naddiks (www.thenaddiks.com). They are some of the hardest working young men I know of when it comes to their music, and what are they...

Gunshot In Hughes?

By 17 June 2010 7

Hey, did anyone hear what sounded like gunshot earlier tonight in Hughes? Anyone know what was going on?... Maybe we are a little shaken still after recent events......

Vice City's Rolling!

By 17 June 2010

The Canberra Roller Derby League all star team – the Vice City Rollers – made history last weekend by competing in the world’s biggest ever roller derby tournament – the Great Southern Slam. The Great Southern Slam brought together twenty leagues from across Australia and New Zealand to A...

Finding photographers!

By 17 June 2010 12

I am trying to find a good photgrapher that does reasonably priced family photos here in Canberra. I don't want it to be arty farty.  Just a set of decent family photo's that wont cost an arm and a leg. Some photgraphers are precious about their artwork and keep the rights to the photos and w...

Women in Climate Change event

By 17 June 2010

The 1 Million Women Campaign presents - OUR CANBERRA BREAKFAST, JUNE 24 - Women in Climate Change, a national forum series. Following sell-out events in five state capital cities drawing over 1700 women of Australia, the 1 Million Women campaign (www.1millionwomen.com.au) is delighted to brin...

The Thousand Days begins

By 16 June 2010 9

Canberra 100 are noting that today marks the start of the 1,000 day countdown to the centenary of Canberra: In 1000 days we will be partying like there’s no tomorrow. Except there will be a tomorrow. In fact there will be, at very least, another one hundred years for this city to go on being ...

Home Security In Canberra

By 16 June 2010 44

As a recent burglary victim, I'm looking at ways to make my home more secure.  Fortunately the theives didn't get much, but I feel quite vulnerable in my home at the moment. I'm asking the Canberra community for advice on installing security systems and who would be a good, trustworthy company t...

Law Society and Bar Association team up to say no to the virtual court

By 16 June 2010 1

The Law Society and Bar Association are taking the unusual step of jointly rejecting Simon Corbell's novel idea to form a "'virtual' district court": The legal eagles are quite clear on how they feel about the process, closing thusly: "The Government’s proposal to establish an ACT District C...

Sir Oliphant, SirMark, Sir Mark?

By 16 June 2010 11

Earlier in the day we noted admirable efforts to commemorate Sir Mark Oliphant. Only keen eyed readers noticed a strange style miss in the media release: grump (Rioter) 11:27, 16 Jun 10 “Sir Oliphant”??????????? oh dear, how standards have slipped. Is there no hope???????? A...

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