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Andrew Barr takes an axe to the EPIC

By 17 June 2009 14

Facing a censure motion for failing to front the Estimates Committee Andrew Barr has announced that, having failed to abolish the Exhibition Park board, he’s getting a new one. The Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation Andrew Barr today announced the Government will seek new members for t ...

Cheap eats in Civic

By 17 June 2009 55

We’ve done similar posts to this before, but as a City office worker I’m wondering where the biggest, cheapest, bestest lunch is to be found in Civic. The criteria is…………….tasty, under $10 and big enough that i’m not feeling hungry again by 3pm.  Bon ...

Long Shot - anyone see an accident southbound on Yamba Dr/Erindale Drive Thur

By 17 June 2009 48

Basic details: I was travelling southbound on Yamba/Erindale Dr in the left hand lane at approx 5.50pm Thurs 11 Jun 09 . A rear ender had occurred in the left hand lane about 5 cars in front of me so the left lane was blocked. The accident occurred approx 100m up from the Sulwood [...] ...

It looks like we werent nice enough to James OConnor

By 17 June 2009

Despite johnboy’s plea, and despite rigging it so the Wallabies gave him a dream debut right here in Canberra, word has come through that James O’Connor is expected to stay with the Western Force. The deal hasn’t been signed off, but The Australian (via FoxSports) reckon he’l ...

Constitutional crisis looming for the ACT?

By 17 June 2009 14

Katy Gallagher has issued a furious media release on veiled threats by Zed Seselja that passage of the ACT Government’s budget would be conditional on the Government’s response to the estimate’s report. Mr Seselja told the Assembly, it was interesting that “there is no recom ...

Cheaper to buy than to rent in Canberra?

By 17 June 2009 70

The ABC has picked up a Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) media release claiming that in Hobart, Darwin and Canberra it’s cheaper to buy a house than to rent it. This is mostly because house prices are dropping while rents are not. Before taking it to seriously though, remember that it ...

The Australian Institute of Criminology wants you

By 17 June 2009

[First filed: April 30, 2009 @ 15:06] The AIC has launched a survey to find out how victims of Crime in Canberra feel about their experience: We are seeking ACT residents who have been a victim of crime in the past two years to participate in an online survey examining the referral process for victi ...

Canberra 1959 in colour - Part II

By 17 June 2009 14

Canberra 1959 in colour - Part II [First filed: June 16, 2009 @ 09:45] Last week Janed wowed us with colour pictures taken by her father (the legendary local bookseller Teki Dalton) in 1959. She’s come back ...

Pig sniffles hit Bimberi

By 17 June 2009 8

The Canberra Times reports that the Bimberi youth detention centre’s got two of it’s ten inmates testing positive for the H1N1 swine flu. When one thinks about the controls on access to Bimberi I think it’s now safe to assume the swine flu is completely endemic and it’s time ...

Hospital Car Park approved

By 16 June 2009 12

Andrew Barr has announced that he’s approved the plans for the hospital car park which he contentiously called in from the planning approval process. Well, it’s not like he called them in to reject them is it? But at least the hospital expansion process can be moving on. ...

Should Alistair get a briefing? (And if he has how did he forget?)

By 16 June 2009 63

[First filed: June 16, 2009 @ 10:42] The Liberal Alistair Coe is stamping his tiny feet due to the Chiefly Stanhope failing to take him seriously. In a clever move Alistair is trying to conflate an apparent strategy of ignoring and belittling him personally with ignoring and belittling local Governm ...

Flawed ACT Housing rollout of Airoheat hot water tanks - green maybe, but don

By 16 June 2009 38

Flawed ACT Housing rollout of Airoheat hot water tanks - 'green' maybe, but don't actually work! A lot of govie houses had perfectly good electric hot water tanks replaced by DUX AIROHEAT hot water units that have a reverse fridge unit on top (as described here) My previous ( ...

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