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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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Tasers - alternative to death by cop

By 1 October 2014 28
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When I was in the Assembly, as a minister for these sorts of things, I wanted to do a trial to see if TASERs were an effective alternative to firearms. The Liberal Oppositio...

Police seek witnesses from city brawl

By 30 September 2014 8
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying offenders involved in a large disturbance involving up to 20 people in Civic in the early hours of Sunday, Septembe...

Anyone know what happened to Scope?

By 30 September 2014 8

Hi Rioters. Went for a drive up Mount Stromlo over the weekend, thinking I would stop and have a coffee at Scope -- but it appears to be closed. Anyone know what happened there? ...

National Museum of Australia (1/2)- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts’ (Par

By 30 September 2014

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many peo...

Witnesses sought to suspicious fires

By 30 September 2014 1
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to six separate fires which occurred last night and early this morning (Tuesday, September 30). Overnight, police were notified of a number of ...

The sanctity of Sunday surcharges

By 30 September 2014 19
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Over the weekend I had Sunday brunch with my partner at a lovely new-ish establishment in Canberra. The food was delicious and reasonably priced, the service lovely and we didn...

Local Sports Wrap - 27th and 28th September

By 30 September 2014
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FUTSAL: Futsal Premier League The men’s Futsal Premier League season began Friday week ago, and Monaro Panthers Green and Untouchables began their respective campaigns wit...

Best of Canberra - Pies

By 30 September 2014 25
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There have been two occasions when I have truly missed the greatness of the Aussie pie. On one of my first dates with my husband, we went along to a Chelsea match and he bough...

State of the Capital - Weekly Political Wrap 30/09/14

By 30 September 2014 6
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Brianna Heseltine and the ALP It has been revealed that Brianna Heseltine from the Fluffy Owner’s and Residents’ Action Group has joined the ALP. In an interview with Ma...

Flip Out these school holidays

By 30 September 2014 3
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As school holidays kick off this week, there’s plenty for parents and children to love about Hume indoor trampoline arena Flip Out. With giant trampolines, foam pits and n...

What's the background video on ABC news?

By 29 September 2014 3

It looks like it's been taken from an impossible vantage point.  Like a crane or a drone....

Drink driver caught after collision with fence

By 29 September 2014

ACT Policing has charged a 28-year-old Charnwood man with drink driving and reckless driving offences after a collision in Macgregor on Saturday morning (September 27). About 4.50am, Belconnen Patrol members attended a residence in Marcus Faunce Street, Macgregor, following a report of a male tre...

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