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Are all Canberrans this unhelpful?

By 18 June, 2008

Hello, and no, this isn’t the usual political post, nor is it a restaurant review, it’s really just a whinge (if you like), about what happened to me today. I am a single mother of a 2 year old toddler. Not by choice, but by circumstances. I have full care for my child, I work part-time...

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Outrage at poor sports screening decision

By 18 June, 2008

Does anyone know where the Carlton v Essendon game is being shown LIVE on a big screen at a pub or club this Sunday at 2pm? It is a pay per view Foxtel game and it was with serious outrage that I read the reply I received from my usual footy viewing haunt, the Ainslie [...]...

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Holy Grail Fined for Underpaying Staff

By 18 June, 2008

Local ABC radio (666) is reporting that The Holy Grail bars in Kingston and Civic have been fined $30,000 by the Office of the Workplace Ombudsman for underpaying their junior staff. There’s nothing on the WPO website in terms of a press release as yet. It’s kind of poignant really, give...

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You want a good Joinery Company?

By 18 June, 2008

We have just had some custom cabinets designed and fitted by Anthony Le Lievre and his team at Touchstone Joinery, Queanbeyan. The service level, design, fit and price were first rate. His workers who fitted the joinery were polite and cleaned up fully after themselves. We cannot speak highly enough...

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Calling on Giralang Residents Action Group

By 18 June, 2008

Has there been an update on what is happening at the Giralang shops?  Last I heard, Woolworths were looking at it, but the rumour mill is saying IGA – I can’t find any new info on the website and wondered if there were any fellow rioters who had an update. ...

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Former defence chief buried

By 18 June, 2008

Former chief of the Defence Force General Sir Francis Hassett has been farewelled with full military honours at a funeral in Canberra. About 100 mourners and dignitaries gathered at the Duntroon Chapel to farewell General Hassett who headed the Defence Force for two years until he retired in 1977. A...

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GDE Duplication

By 18 June, 2008

I beleive I heard on the news the other day (wasn’t paying complete attention, but belive it was WIN) something about a decision being made to duplicate the GDE (IE, make it two lanes) I haven’t been able to find correlating news links yet, but i’m surprised it hasn’t popped ...

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Breakfast - Sat 28 June, 9.30am

By 18 June, 2008

I flagged the idea of a Riot Act breakfast get-together a few weeks ago, and have had a couple of responses. Although I had originally suggested this weekend this Sat is now out.  So I’m proposing Saturday 28 June at 9.30am at a central location. I am not going to post the venue in this threa...

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Assembly passes Kaine condolence motion

By 18 June, 2008

ABC online is reporting that the Legislative Assembly has passed a condolence motion in recognition of former chief minister Trevor Kaine who died earlier this month. Mr Kaine was elected to the first Legislative Assembly in 1989 as the Liberal Opposition leader. ...

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Canberra man accused of attempted rape during household robbery

By 18 June, 2008

Livenews has this report about a Canberra man who has been charged with attempted sexual intercourse without consent, an act of indecency without consent and burglary. The assault occurred in Belconnen in the early hours of on Monday morning, police say ...

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Womens golf open to be held in canberra?

By 18 June, 2008

Canberra is a step closer towards hosting the Australian Women’s Golf Open in 2013 according to this ABC report. The ACT Government and Golf Australia have reached a preliminary agreement to stage the tournament during the capital’s centenary celebrations. There is no decision yet on whi...

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Stanhope faces no confidence motion

By 17 June, 2008

The ABC online is reporting that the ACT Opposition will move a motion of no confidence in Chief Minister Jon Stanhope over his involvement in the gas-fired power station planned for Tuggeranong in southern Canberra. Opposition Leader Zed Seselja has given notice of his intention to move the no conf...

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