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Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014 3

Edward Gough Whitlam was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975, and a genius of humanity. I think that perhaps the only person worthy of delivering Gough’s ...

RiotACT Face Off: Should funded tertiary education be subject selective?

By 20 October 2014 11

It's time for another RiotACT Face Off. This week, we asked Kate Carnell and Steven Bailey to share their thoughts on government funding of tertiary education. Both were give...

Larkham to remain with the Brumbies

By 21 October 2014

Stephen Larkham will not tour with the Wallabies on their Spring Tour of Europe, instead choosing to focus on the Brumbies 2015 campaign. Despite speculation Larkham would tour as an Assistant Coach, his prior commitment to both the Brumbies and the ACT community will see him remain in Canberra ...

A master plan for the Australian National Botanic Gardens

By 21 October 2014

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is developing a 20-year Master Plan that will provide a blueprint for its future development. “I’m excited to announce that a consortium of architects and landscape architects, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Taylor Cullity Lethlean, have been selected to dev...

Police seek assistance to locate missing woman

By 21 October 2014

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 50-year-old woman, who has not been seen since Friday (October 10). The woman, Margaret Cooper, l...

Treadmill service & repair

By 21 October 2014

Hi, Just wondering if anyone know of anyone that services and repairs treadmills in Canberra? Preferably someone who comes and does it in your home, so I don't have to move it. Thanks in advance....

Chief Minister pays tribute to Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has paid tribute to former Prime Minister and legendary Labor figure Gough Whitlam, who passed away this morning at the age of 98. “Gough Whitlam was a great reformer and an inspiring leader, who leaves a remarkable legacy,” the Chief Minister said. “Go...

Zombies in Canberra: Spread the Infection

By 21 October 2014

If it’s true that zombies eat brains they’ll be spoilt for choice in clever Canberra. With the popularity of the walking dead showing no signs of abating, locals can join in – or just watch – the Canberra Zombie Walk 2014. I wonder if any pollies will take part? The all-ages, free walk ta...

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Join ACTION, see the world!

By 18 November 2008 25

Are you aged 20 or over? Have a hankering to travel to such exotic locales as DFO Canberra? Would you like to join the Secret Cabal that apparently sabotages worthy attempts to build a Light Rail? Yes, you too could be an ACTION bus driver! Applications opened at on the 13th of No...

LUX MUNDI - Sacred Choral Music of Today

By 18 November 2008 1

Great Hall, University House, ANU Saturday 29th November 7.30pm, Sunday 30th November 3.00pm   Wayfarers Australia, directed by Judith Clingan AM, will be presenting the Australian premiere of New Zealand composer David Hamilton’s A CHILD COMES FORTH, together with Benjamin Britten’s A C...

Tree Surgery...And Parity Between Canberra Tradies

By 18 November 2008 37

As a new home owner, I'm going through the quite expected challenging experience of having to maintain my property, and all the in's and out's that come with it. After only being there for around 3 months, various pieces of work have been completed from plumbing, electrics, roof mainentance...and...

Are we getting our fair share of local government largesse?

By 18 November 2008 15

So, according to the Canberra Times, local governments are getting some money to spend on themselves. Great; so where's ours? Yet again, those of us who live in the territories are being ignored (actually I don't know whether the NT has local councils or not) by these state-based ministers. Not only...

Police Wrap - 18 November

By 18 November 2008 7

1. The compliance targeting team have been busy finding suspended drivers too long used to an absence of traffic policing: ACT Policing has warned suspended drivers of the consequences of their actions when driving unlicensed on ACT roads. Since ACT Policing’s Compliance Targeting Team (CTT...

DFO gets its own bus service

By 18 November 2008 15

Chief Minister Stanhope has announced that the favoured DFO retailing ghetto is going to get a special bus service to make sure all Canberrans can partake of the low, low prices. A weekend bus service to the new DFO shopping complex at Fyshwick will be in operation by early December, and a w...

Hangin' out for more Trivia

By 18 November 2008 23

Hey Guys. I was hoping somebody might be able to help my partner and I find some more trivia nights in Canberra? We already go to the fabulous Trivia in the Trams at the Dickson Tradies on Monday nights and would like to find a few more regular nights to attend. Go easy on me, I'm a newbie...

Rubberneck? Or help?

By 18 November 2008 18

[First filed: November 17, 2008 @ 18:13] This little snippet has gone up on YouTube, published by "mjguitarhero". It comes with the following info: saw this when me nd ma boss were delivering furniture...adelaide avenue overpass in canberra Understandable to drive by and video? Or other...

Data centre health impact assessment now public

By 18 November 2008

Here's one for the doubters: the shelved HIA was released late yesterday. You can download it from the ACT Health website Or directly. Be careful before clicking that last link: it is a 23MB pdf file. So much for ACT Government web accessibility guidelines. ...

A bike rack / free ride scam?

By 18 November 2008 35

In the recent discussion about bike racks on buses Miz outlined an interesting scam surrounding the current system of free bus rides for people using the bike racks on the front of ACTION buses. I’ve heard of people getting a free ride by walking their dusty, spiderwebby (ie obviously unused an...

Canberra is the best place to be!

By 18 November 2008 42

When one goes to Youtube and types "canberra" in the search field, this is the first clip that comes up:  Marianne, be careful, you have some competition! :-)  [ED - I'm astonished that the Live In Canberra campaign hasn't taken up the chorus "Canberra - A great place to squiz"]...

Windmills for all - cut us off the grid.

By 18 November 2008 52

Can the people of the ACT reduce their CO2 contributions?  Yes, and here's a plan. Firstly, what are the sources of CO2?  They are: 1. Electricity generated for us, for our goods, for our services, and for our jobs.  That's about 80%.  2. In winter, another chunk comes from our heater...

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