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Canberra Hospital Ranked 15th Busiest Australian Public Hospital

By 5 July, 2008

Driving to work this morning I heard the whiney one (aka Katy) telling me that Canberra Hospital raked 15th busiest of Australian Public Hospitals…. And that this was a good thing? Ok, is it just me, or is Canberra small (population wise) in comparison with other major cities in Australia – woul...


Government Making Sense - World Soon to End

By 4 July, 2008

In a rare display of inspired common sense, the Stanhope Utopian Committee is apparently considering the notion of allowing Canberrans to ride the bus for free. The ABC, as always, has more. Fingers crossed. ...


ACT Firearms Legislation - Paintball change update!

By 4 July, 2008

G’day ….this is another paintball update, so as always, if not interested please feel free to look elsewhere The ACT Firearms amendments passed last night, including three paintball specific provisions: 1. The approval of personal ownership of markers in the ACT. 2. The recognition of ...


Twice the Labor, one low low price

By 4 July, 2008

Psephologist, Flacco look-alike and man-about-town Antony Green has an interesting post up: Labor running Two Tickets for ACT Election. It seems voters in Ginninderra and Brindabella will get twice the Labor for their money, with two columns of Labor candidates appearing on the ballot this October....


ACT National Trust Issues List of Most at Risk Heritage Places

By 4 July, 2008

The ACT National Trust has nominated 18 places they believe possess heritage values and that are at risk from a range of potential impacts incliuding neglect, demolition, drougy, vandalism and poor planning decisions. The Trusts top three places include: The Dickson-Lyneham Flats on Northbourne Ave...


Changes to justice system may reduce transparency

By 4 July, 2008

This story from the ABC a few days ago is a bit of a worry. “A bill tabled in the Legislative Assembly yesterday would allow police to send people charged with minor offences straight to court. Police would be able to hand out court attendance notices to offenders on-the-spot rather than spend...


DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 5 July 2008

By 4 July, 2008

[ 5 July, 2008 to 6 July, 2008. ] Since Jazz has been so busy having to moderate so many comments and threads I thought i would give him a hand and post the DIY wotz on guide. Not much planned personally but I know that the infamous IVOJ NOB show is on at the Green Room on friday and saturday nig...


Dog Olympics Come to Canberra

By 4 July, 2008

[ 3 August, 2008; 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. ] Got a 4 legged friend who you think is gold medal material. Good at hurdles, catching, Rhythmic Gymnastics or licking their balls. Then give them a run at the RSPCA Dog Olympics. To be held at RSPCA Weston Creek dog training fields on Sunday 3 Aug from 1.3...


Any good Snowplay this year?

By 4 July, 2008

Hi Gang I have friends visiting from Perth who want some snowplay. Not skiing, just playing around with the kids. I’ve heard Corin is closed due to insufficient snow, but wondering whether anyone knows of anywhere we can go without having to go all the way to Perisher. Help! ...


New cemetery on the cards

By 4 July, 2008

This story from the ABC “The ACT Government is considering a new cemetery for Canberra and is expected to make a decision within months. …a fourth cemetery in Canberra’s south is being discussed as a possibility” Maybe they could roll this project in with the search for the ...


Ben Fordham from ACA on Canberra radio

By 4 July, 2008

Ben Fordham from A Current Affair called in to the drive show on 2CC about bailing up Belinda Neal in the carpark. It’s a bit hypocritical trying to expose someone as a bully by being a bully. Why would he go to the effort of ringing Canberra talkback if he has nothing to hide? ...


Playing Pool/Snooker in ACT

By 3 July, 2008

Hey Guys, Just wondering if you can recommend some venues to play pool in the Belconnen area. ...


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