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ACT Government releases Community Engagement Strategy on Climate Change

By 31 July 2014

The ACT Government’s Community Engagement Strategy on Climate Change, released today by Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, builds on the large amount of work already being done in the territory to tackle the causes and effects of climate change. “Climate projections for the ACT indicat... Read More

Rally for Gaza – Saturday 2nd August

By 31 July 2014

A public protest in solidarity with Palestine has been organised for this Saturday, August 2, at 1pm in Petrie Plaza, Canberra. Over 1000 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli military in the Gaza strip, with over 80 percent of the dead babies and children. The Israeli Defence Forces have no... Read More

Online form speeds up registration process for working with vulnerable people checks

By 31 July 2014 2

A new online form will help speed up the application process for Working with Vulnerable People registrations, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, announced today. More than 55,000 WWVP applications have been received by the ACT Office of Regulatory Services since the program began in November 2012. &#... Read More

Bartleby – The Street Theatre (Review)

By 31 July 2014 2

Bartleby, Julian Hobba’s modern-day adaptation of the parable by Herman Melville, recreates the malaise of the office and shows us the disintegration of a man no longer ab... Read More

Witnesses sought; Rivett aggravated robbery

By 30 July 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Rivett this morning (Wednesday July 30). About 7.45am, a man entered the Rivett Newsagency holding a large kitchen ... Read More

Non suspicious house fire reveals cannabis cultivation

By 30 July 2014

ACT Policing seized 32 cannabis plants yesterday (Tuesday, July 29) from a house in Ainslie after emergency services responded to reports of a fire at the location. About 7am ye... Read More

Going for a world record with Christmas light display

By 30 July 2014

Who says it’s too early for talk of Christmas? This Christmas, Canberra’s City centre will transform into a wonderful festival of lights as the Richards family bring the... Read More

Seeking a good reasonably priced range-hood installer

By 30 July 2014

I need someone who can remove a gas oven and replace it with an electric oven. I would also like to install a range-hood (where there hasn’t been one before – it will also need ducting through the roof).  Does anyone have any good experiences preferably on the south side of town? ... Read More

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Beer Festival hailed a great success

By 22 September 2008

The booze industry rag “The Shout” is very impressed by the Beer Festival held at Olims over the weekend. The ACT’s first-ever craft beer festival has been deemed a huge success after more than 1500 people turned up ... Read More

Big storm on the way. Dont park under gum trees.

By 22 September 2008 37

From the BOM site, Warning Summary Severe Weather Warning for Damaging Winds. Small Boat Alert for Canberra Lakes. Sheep Graziers Warning. Current Weather Situation and Future Developments An intense cold front will bring windy conditions today with some rain and a possible thunderstorm developing ... Read More

Overheard ... any clues?

By 22 September 2008 31

Overheard at the counter at Tilleys today: ” … if it goes into double digits, Mount Ainslie will be cleared and then …” (then the background noise got too loud to hear any more) The speaker was a man about 5’9″, fairly thin, swarthy, curly greying dark hair cropp ... Read More

Public service cuts?

By 22 September 2008 11

Has anybody had much experience relating to the APS budget cuts the Federal Government pushed through with the last budget? Just curious as to how the cuts have affected the lives of ACT residents over the last several months… ... Read More

INANNARAMA CONCERT

By 22 September 2008 4

[ 24 September 2008; 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. ] When: 24th September @ 7.30pm Where: St Benedict's Catholic Church, Narrabundah Coordinator: Merrilyn Inannarama will be performing in concert at St Benedict's Catholic Church, Narrabundah and this will be a live recording and made into a CD which will ... Read More

Install Fest for Software Freedom Day

By 22 September 2008 7

[ 27 September 2008; ] Further to my earlier post about Software Freedom Day, I would  just like to remind you all that the Install Fest is happening this Saturday at the ANU (CSIT building - Room N101). Bring your computer and any peripherals you want set up. We’ll provide the software and get y ... Read More

Not with those finger-prints mate - Sultans IDs its customers

By 22 September 2008 83

[September 21, 2008 @ 11:39] The Canberra Times brings word of the security measures at Sultan’s Nightclub (122 Alinga St, Civic) which have been in place for the last couple of weeks. “The system involves patrons having their IDs scanned on entry, a digital photo taken and a finger pin ... Read More

Election Wrap - 22 September

By 22 September 2008 40

Greens: The Canberra Times reports that the Greens’ Amanda Bresnan is going to push for more ethical investment of the millions of our dollars the Government currently invests on our behalf in tobacco and cluster bombs. Amanda’s statement has now gone online — Labor: Andrew Barr i ... Read More

Too much tucker in Canberra restaurants?

By 22 September 2008 25

The Herald Sun’s Chris Wallace has found an un-named restaurant critic to slag off Canberra restaurants in comparison with the glories of Melbourne: A national restaurant critic has just marked Canberra restaurants down for not quite meeting Melbourne’s pre-eminent standard. Serving size ... Read More

Police Wrap - 22 September

By 22 September 2008 9

1. The ABC reports that the Cooma tip has been rummaged through in the search for evidence relating to the Charnwood murder. The AFP media release on this is now online. — 2. Want a big TV? It turns out you can’t just walk out the door of the store with one. “ACT Policing is seekin ... Read More

Musical madness at Filthys

By 22 September 2008 51

[ 23 September 2008; 7:00 pm; ] Okay, Filthy's is not the greatest venue for live music, but what the hell! Musical madness at Filthy's this Tuesday features; 8.30 DJ and the Karisma Katz 9.30 The Feldons 10.45 Alice Cottee [ED - try to not to get gutted like a hog] ... Read More

ACT Election Polling Ethics?

By 22 September 2008 12

I recieved a call from a market research company on Friday night asking if I would answer some questions about ACT political parties and the upcoming election. “Sure, happy to participate in the process….” I said. 10 minutes later the poll concluded and I asked “Can you tell ... Read More

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