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State of the Capital Weekly Political Wrap 30/10/14

By 30 October 2014
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The Fluffy fiasco The announcement on Tuesday that the ACT will receive a concessional billion-dollar loan may come as a relief to many ACT households but for others, the ni...

Many voices for One Canberra multicultural symposium

By 30 October 2014

A new reference group to oversee actions promoting cultural harmony was announced today at a major community forum. Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch and Attorney-General Simon Corbell made the announcement at the One Canberra symposium. The symposium fe...

“Ivory Tower” – university fee deregulation (Canberra International Film Festival)

By 30 October 2014
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With deregulation of uni fees going before the Senate soon this is the ideal time for a conversation about what we want higher education in this country to be.  The Canberra I...

No more Mickey Mouse: Close UC Kaleen High and expand Melba Copland

By 30 October 2014 1

I have previously raised the question that perhaps it’s time to close UC Kaleen High School on the grounds that it is costly, under-utilised and increasingly redundant. Despite initial outbursts against my proposal it seems now there is some growing community support and political consideration to...

Beer Day Out – Saturday 8 November

By 30 October 2014 1
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With more than 28 Australian Craft Breweries along with many International Breweries from New Zealand, South Africa, United States, Belgium and Germany... it's going to be a mi...

Poor planning shows Canberra cyclists in a selfish light

By 30 October 2014 10

Go for a drive any Saturday or Sunday through Uriarra crossing to the wonderful natural bush areas of the Brindabella Mountains (that I believe help give Canberra it's iconic bush status), and you will quickly realise you need to look out for not only wildlife but road cyclists who are also out enjo...

ESA Bushfire Survival Plan goes mobile

By 30 October 2014
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Canberrans can now do their bushfire survival plans on their portable devices with the launch of a new mobile app by Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell. ...

First sod turned on Canberra IKEA store

By 29 October 2014 7
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Chief Minister Katy Gallagher today joined IKEA Australian Country Manager David Hood to turn the first sod on the IKEA Canberra store. The turning of the sod marks the star...

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CANBERRA COMMUNITY FIGHTS FIREWORKS BAN

By 3 September 2009 60

The Canberra community is uniting to fight Minister for Justice, John Hargraves’ ban on private fireworks displays on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. A group that started on Facebook just a week ago now has over 5,200 members and is growing rapidly. Spokesperson for the group, Clare Ho...

Do mushrooms poison dogs in Canberra ?

By 3 September 2009 14

Our 5 year old dog had his first epileptic like fit a month ago. Yesterday he had 3 seizures. The Vet is doing blood tests but so far hasn't found any cause, if they continue it might be off to Sydney for a cat-scan. She says it's unusual for a dog to manifest epilepsy this late, usually it appea...

The Power of the Lollypop

By 3 September 2009 20

What is the power of a lolly-pop man or lady?  Well this morning in the Bus Interchange in Civic on the corner of East Row and Alinga Street, heaps, apparently.  A lollypop lady took it upon herself to go beyond the normal "Stop/Slow" functions and considered it her role to use the lollypop ...

Canberra Mountaineer to attempt final 8000m peak

By 3 September 2009 4

Canberra based mountaineer Andrew Lock is heading off to Tibet this week to attempt to conquer Mt Shishapangma, the world's 14th highest peak. Andrew is attempting to become the first Australian to climb all 14 of the world's 8000 metre plus mountains. He works full time as a Commonwealth public ser...

Another Free E-Waste Day, this time from Lioncom

By 2 September 2009 11

Lioncom are having another Free E-Waste day for the General public and also businesses, where you can drop of old computing equipment for FREE. Simply drop off surplus computer equipment at the Fyshwick Collection Centre, located at 8 Pirie St, Fyshwick.For Businesses and Government Departments:...

Lanyon Valley Woes

By 2 September 2009 27

The old Lanyon Valley connundrum persists.  Hopefully Minister Hargreaves can give the contractors building our bigger better Tharwa Drive a bit of a heave-ho.   6 months of road works... actually, I think the work started November 2008, is taking its toll on the community.   We have to leave f...

Good Recommendation for Car Door Fixing

By 2 September 2009 8

Hi, All I 've got a liberty my07, the front doors rattle on rough surface, took it to the dealer several times didn't fix, one even broke my door handle, this car is still under new car warranty but the dealer can't be trusted after several attempts, could anyone recommend a better place (north ...

Habla español?

By 2 September 2009 5

Is 'hasta la vista, baby' the extent of your Spanish? Does Arnie, the Governator, embody your concept of latin America? Me too! I'm trying to rectify those terrible misconceptions and am seeking a tutor to suppliment a beginner CIT course in Spanish. If you've had a good and relatively inexpensive e...

Local Company grabs world attention with new innovation - The Datapod

By 2 September 2009 15

There is a small company in Canberra called Datapod. They have been making inroads into the ICT market here in Canberra by selling only one brand, APC, which specialises in Power and Cooling solutions for datacentres and all manner of power options for everyone else. The guys at Datapod had an i...

Opals coming to Canberra!

By 2 September 2009 4

[First Filed - July 15, 2009 @ 12:39] [ED] Just a reminder that the Opals play the second of their Canberra games tonight at the AIS Arena against the New Zealand Tall Ferns. Andrew Barr has let us know that Canberra's love affair with women's basketball is set to continue with the Australian ...

Justice denied, expect further delays

By 2 September 2009 15

The idea that "Justice delayed is justice denied" is something of a keystone of modern legal practice. In fact, it goes back to the very foundations of the modern legal system, being part of the Magna Carta. To no one ...will we refuse, or delay, right nor justice. Clause 40, The Magna Carta ...

Police Wrap - 31 August

By 2 September 2009 10

1. Canberra's answer to the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald? [Update - September 01 2009] The AFP have released further information including the name of the missing surf skiier - 30 year old Peter Morrison, of Jerrabomberra, NSW. The ABC has more about his disapearance into Lake Burley Griff...

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