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Weekend cafe hot spot: Trevs @ Dickson

By 29 August 2015
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A group of girlfriends and I try to have monthly dinners. We are so busy with our individual lives that this seems to be the best way for us to catch up – by planning a whole mon...

Have you seen these antique books?

By 28 August 2015
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On Wednesday 5 August, ACT Policing commenced an investigation into a burglary in Dickson. Amongst stolen items of property, there were three antique books which were located i...

A look around Canberra – Dickson

By 28 August 2015 7
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The suburb of Dickson in Canberra's north was named after Sir James Dickson, one of the founders of the constitution and premier of Queensland in the late 1800s. Dickson...

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (29 and 30 August 2015)

By 28 August 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Harrison, Red Hill, Ngunnawal, Kambah, Wanniassa and Curtin. Happy Friday! Saturday 29 August 12 Cruikshank Street 7am to 4pm...

Bolt in for a fascinating experience!

By 27 August 2015
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Offering more than just horse racing, Thoroughbred Park has again raised the bar for corporate entertainment, function space and classy race day ideas. It’s definitely more t...

10 things to do in Canberra this weekend (29 and 30 August 2015)

By 26 August 2015 3
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This weekend's highlights include a LEGO exhibition, the ADFA open day and free ice cream in Garema Place. What are your plans? 1. Journey of a Curator with Dr Deborah Hart Joi...

Has the tax office gone mad?

By 28 August 2015 12
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Life was simple once. The tax office sent me a bill in the mail. I then paid the bill. Now the tax office sends an email to MyGov, MyGov sends an email to me. I go to MyGov,...

Has Joe Republic put a banana in Tony’s tailpipe?

By 27 August 2015 9
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There is little doubt our Federal Government is lost somewhere in the wilderness, flitting from issue to issue with what appears to be no real purpose. Or is it? Commentator...

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Prime to do the Wagga news from Canberra?

By 30 June 2010 7

The Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser is concerned that Prime's Wagga news operation is being moved to Canberra: Veteran Prime News presenter, Doug Hogan has worked in the media industry for 36 years, and 28 years of that time has been spent at Prime Wagga. He has been promoted to deputy network n...

Weston Park dog park to open this weekend

By 30 June 2010 5

Chief Minister Stanhope has the happy news that the Yarralumla dog playground at Weston Park is opening this weekend: Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Jon Stanhope said the park would open for the first time on Saturday. "Following the success of dog parks in ...

Billy Ho Hoi gets bail again

By 30 June 2010 12

Another bail decision from the Supreme Court and Justice Refshauge. Billy Ho Hoi was serving periodic detention in July last year for aggravated robbery, attempted aggravated robbery, contravention of a protection order and two charges of failing to appear after a bail undertaking had been given....

Roman wants tougher drug driving laws

By 30 June 2010 18

[First filed: Jun 29, 2010 @ 9:48] The ABC informs us that the ACT's chief police officer Roman Quaedvlieg has weighed in on the Liberal/Green roadside drug testing legislation and he wants it to be tougher: In his advice to the Government, Mr Quaedvlieg says the Opposition's proposal does no...

Belconnen Markets revamp plans attract mixed reviews

By 30 June 2010 11

The Canberra Times has a story on the plans to redevelop the Belconnen Markets and the mixed feelings of the existing operators to the plans: A development application lodged with the ACT Planning and Land Authority shows the Rock Development Group project includes a mixed-use, seven-storey a...

Mercury plummets for the second night running

By 30 June 2010 19

[First filed: Jun 29, 2010 @ 9:30] It only got down to -3 last night, compared to -5 the night before. But the frost was still spectacular, puddles were iced 10mm thick and a none-too light website editor was able to walk across them. Sullivans Creek was iced over. The Bureau has no res...

Free Whooping Cough Vaccine program extended

By 30 June 2010 2

Katy Gallagher has announced an extension of the free whooping cough vaccination program for parents and eligible grandparents which will now run to the end of 2010. "The main objective of the targeted vaccination program is to protect infants who are too young to be immunised against pertussis a...

Where are all our data centres going?

By 30 June 2010 7

Has anyone noticed recent announcements about government data centres in Canberra. From the Australian today 29/6: Defence to slash data centre costs DEFENCE has selected a new supplier, kicking off plans to save more than $400 million over a decade in data centre costs. It had chosen a facil...

Canberra driving: its a jungle out there

By 30 June 2010 61

Firstly thanks to the Riot Act team for throwing together a cracking forum. It truly helps to exorcise that itchy Canberra rant. Im born and bred Canberra but left to live overseas around 12 years ago. Ive just returned to do what I promised myself never to do: work in the Public Service. High-fi...

But how long until he wees on someone's head?

By 29 June 2010 7

The SMH bears tidings that the Raider's latest troubled wunderkind, Josh Dugan, has run into a spot of bother, allegedly driving disqualified: Canberra Raiders star Josh Dugan was arrested by police for negligent driving and driving while disqualified on Sunday, the NRL club said on Tuesday even...

Water Demand Management generally pretty good

By 29 June 2010

The Auditor-General has announced the release of the performance audit report Water Demand Management: Administration of Selected Initiatives. In general it seems to be a big tick to the government with the programs judged to be working. There were a couple of gripes however: However, agenc...

2010 Canberra BusinessPoint winners announced

By 29 June 2010 2

Delloitte's have announced the winners of the Canberra BusinessPoint Awards. (MLA Mary Porter also had some words on behalf of the Chief Minister) This year they were: Innovation & Commercialisation – Random Computing Services Pty Ltd Business Plan development – Daily Market Sales Growth...

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