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Theyre ripping up parking lots

By 4 May 2016 1

Canberra’s planners in the 1950s and beyond delivered an infrastructure made for cars. There were even major freeways planned (a story for another day). The road infrastru...

Budget 2016 | Fee deregulation scrapped but universities still face big cuts

By 3 May 2016
university generic

The Turnbull Government has abandoned full university fee deregulation but is still banking $2 billion in savings from higher education. Scott Morrison’s maiden budget dit...

Budget 2016 | ACT reaction

By 3 May 2016 1
Budget generic

At a glance - Chief minister says more than 1000 public service jobs will be lost - Business welcomes tax concessions, intern scheme   ACT chief minister Andre...

Budget 2016 | Little joy for Canberrans

By 3 May 2016 1

At a glance - $2 billion cut from departmental budgets over four years - No jobs growth for public sector - No new infrastructure money for ACT   Scott Morr...

Budget 2016 | Morrison refuses to splash the cash

By 3 May 2016
Parliament House

The Turnbull Government resisted an election-eve pork barrel, opting instead for a modest suite of budget measures geared to avoid antagonising voters ahead of the July 2 poll...

Inmates are in prison for a reason

By 3 May 2016 2
Alexander Maconochie Centre

Prison reform has returned to Canberra and we are advised indigenous detainees at the Alexander Maconochie Centre has risen to 27 percent of our prison population – up from a...

Document ‘drafted by the devil’? Hardly.

By 2 May 2016 11

I noticed recently how Jeremy Hanson, for the time being the Leader of the Opposition in the ACT likes to talk about the Government/Unions Memorandum of Understanding as though...

Marc Urlich, 43, pleads not guilty to accessory to murder charges

By 2 May 2016
Andrew Carville

A man who shares the same surname as the man accused of murdering Andrew Carville last November has pleaded not guilty in court this morning to charges he was an accessory to t...

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Pay up to see doc

By 25 August 2009 34

As sepi has alerted us, Ginnindera and Phillip medical centres are 'rolling back' thier bulk billing services. Children and pensioners will still be bulk billed, but everyone else will pay $30 - $40 for a consultation. Jon, Katy, Kevin, Nicola, anyone - please fix our health system! Doctors - ple...

Hargreaves kills fireworks now

By 24 August 2009 161

[First filed: August 24, 2009 @ 11:49] John Hargreaves has announced that, having last week murdered the Fringe Festival, he's killing off Queen's Birthday fireworks. Some days it seems as if the man gets up in the morning devoted to making Canberra a worse place to live. He is offerin...

Police Wrap - 24 August

By 24 August 2009 7

1. Road spikes catch teeny car thieves: ACT Policing officers were required to deploy road spikes in order to apprehend four juveniles in a stolen car on Saturday night (August 22). Around 10.40pm, Tuggeranong General Duties police on patrol in Barraclough Crescent, Monash, attempted a traff...

Working with Vulnerable People Checks

By 24 August 2009 12

The ACT Government is seeking community comment on a proposed system of background checking of people working with vulnerable people in the ACT. The ACT Minister for Community Services, Katy Gallagher MLA, released a discussion paper on A Working with Vulnerable People Checking System for the ACT i...

Half Price Gym Membership anyone?

By 24 August 2009 13

Ok, it may seem like I'm getting a little desperate here, but I just wanted to make a call-out to anyone out there that might be interested in getting some cheap(ish) gym membership. CISAC's Club Lime is offering a promotion at the moment of 2 for 1 Platinum membership. That is, instead of the...

Driving schools in Canberra? Any better than the others?

By 24 August 2009 20

Can anyone suggest a good driving school in Canberra?  A Google search just brings up a series of rather ugly websites that all claim to be the best or at least the most popular.  Should we just play it safe and go with the NRMA driving school?  Also, as the person learning is in his ...

Reptiles of Canberra

By 24 August 2009 1

[First filed: August 22, 2009 @ 10:52] It seems that herpetology is the new black. The above video was posted by Lamington321 with the following note: Here is a humble collection of pieces collected on wildlife-seeking outings around Canberra with my good friend, Pamela. For some rea...

Save our schools doesn't want some schools?

By 24 August 2009 15

The Canberra Times notes an interesting change of direction for the "Save Our Schools" group. The Government is talking about turning the Weston campus of the Canberra Institute of Technology over for use as an Islamic school. Strangely when the government hands over unwanted facilities for Ch...

I'm anthologised and not ashamed to admit it!

By 24 August 2009 7

Last year, I won an ACT Writers Centre award - which was an unexpected and bl**dy marvellous experience, thank you very much! It recently got better because my story was picked up for publication in an anthology. I know some of you are readers, and so if you are interested in an eclectic mix...

Raiders go down to the Warriors in Auckland

By 23 August 2009 2

Fox Sports reports that the Raiders have been beaten by the Warriors in Auckland this afternoon, losing 34-20. Tries to Josh McCrone and Joel Thompson, as well as a double to the exciting Jarrod Croker, weren't enough to compensate for some poor handling and bad decision-making at key stages of t...

Nasty rape case gets nastier

By 23 August 2009 21

The Canberra Times brings word of Tuggeranong mayhem and intimidation of an alleged rape victim. The ACT Magistrates Court heard yesterday that the boyfriend of the 16-year-old girl at the centre of the case was attacked, his car was torched and her mother received abusive phone calls. A bail...

DPP's had enough of soft drink driving sentences

By 23 August 2009 39

The ABC brings word that the Director of Public Prosecutions has had enough of soft sentencing for drink drivers in the Magistrate's Court and is asking the Supremes to have a look at it. Last year 38-year-old Peter Waugh from Kambah recorded a blood-alcohol level of 0.185. He appeared in cou...

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