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Complaint against officer substantiated, investigation complete

By 17 September 2014

AFP Professional Standards (PRS) has completed an investigation into a complaint that an ACT Policing officer deployed Oleoresin Spray (OC) towards a tethered dog in a backyard during the course of a search warrant in May this year. Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers said that the com...

Tuggeranong’s FFA Cup journey ends but won’t soon be forgotten

By 17 September 2014 1

The Tuggeranong United coaching staff and reserve players laughed and smiled as they stood together on the sideline prior to kick-off. Their relaxed mood told the story well, and was befitting of the special occasion they were playing a part in. Tuggeranong, buoyed by its remarkable penalty sh...

EATology: the science of eating

By 17 September 2014

What do humans have in common with soil? How does soil health impact upon human health? Healthy soil grows healthy food, and healthy food makes for healthy people. We know that a vast amount of human health problems are related to diet, yet how often do we trace nutrition back to agricultur...

Nuclear Reprogramming: past, present and prospects – Public Talk, Sir John Gurdon

By 17 September 2014

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction but changing one kind of cell to act like another is nothing new. In fact, in some of the first experiments of their kind, our next public speaker Sir John Gurdon was able to do just that more than fifty years ago. This work with frogs was later used ...

Three national awards in a row for Hotel Realm

By 17 September 2014
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Canberra’s best hotels and venues were honoured with national accolades at the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) National Awards for Excellence last night. Hotel Realm, ...

Trivia Night – Communities@Work

By 17 September 2014

When: Saturday  11 October 2014. 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start Where: The LAKE VIEW Room Tuggeranong Community  Centre 245 Cowlishaw St, GREENWAY ACT Why: To raise much needed funds for the Communities @ Work social programs. How: $20 per person - includes hot and cold snacks, drink, tea and coffe...

Should you quit sugar?

By 17 September 2014
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Agave syrup, Xylitol, Stevia, Sugar, Honey, Maple Syrup, Coconut Sugar? What to choose? Well it depends on your health, weight, risk factors and whether you have food sen...

Stephen Cummings live at Smith’s – double pass to giveaway!

By 17 September 2014 1
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Stephen Cummings is playing at Smith's on Friday night and we've got a double pass to giveaway! 2014 sees Stephen release his first album for three years, ‘Nothing to be f...

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The Cock uber alles

By 24 October 2008 9

Triple J Unearthed have announced that Hancock Basement have won the Trackside Competition. If you're wondering what the fuss is about you can hear them in a long ago Insatiable Banalities podcast or this Saturday night supporting Skipping Girl Vinegar at the ANU Bar....

Election Count - feeling a bit Green about the gills?

By 24 October 2008 39

Last night's distribution sees the second Green, in this instance Elena Kirshbaum, elected to the last spot - a margin of 58 votes at the crucial point where Jones is excluded. Given that we haven't hit the Greens' strongest booths yet and that over half the votes have been counted, things are getti...

Indies show their true colours

By 24 October 2008 43

The Canberra Times reports that the desperately close race for the Molonglo seventh seat now has Elena Kirschbaum, Caroline le Couteur, and Giulia Jones locked ridiculously tight. But with counting running to next week it's all still speculative. Of possibly more interest, and sure to be the s...

Race, Class and Struggle in the US

By 24 October 2008 41

With it looking like Barack Obama will win the US Presidential election, Socialist Alternative is holding a special meeting on Race, Class and Struggle in the US. Come along and discuss whether Obama will make any fundamental difference to the economic crisis and the drive of the US to intervene ...

Newborn Intensive Care Unit Cruise for Charity

By 24 October 2008 5

I found this at my local servo, at the counter, didn't know if anyone else had seen it... When: Sunday 16th November Where: Start at Phillip Ice Skating Rink car park, Irvine Street Phillip. Finish at Cotter for a Snag Sizzle Time: 11.00 am at Phillip, leaving there to cruise to Cotter a...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 24 October

By 23 October 2008 20

[First filed: October 23, 2008 @ 11:11] So much to see and do next week for Halloween, but what's tickling your fancy for events this weekend? Just leave your thoughts in the comments ...

George Smith gets the gong

By 23 October 2008 2

The ABC informs us that despite commentators bagging his performances all season the Brumbies George Smith has won his second John Eales medal. The first was in 2002....

Worse than 'ice' hits the streets?

By 23 October 2008 90

Anyone heard of the latest drug doing the rounds in Canberra that apparently is worse than 'ice' and makes people more aggressive than those using ice? Scary stuff....

The scourge of stolen trees?

By 23 October 2008 11

I have heard quite a few stories about plants being stolen from gardens around the suburbs. One story was artificial grass taken from a front yard ($1500 worth)!  Plants cost a lot of money and for some of us our garden is our pride and joy. A few years back we had 8 conifers stolen from our...

Pork Belly now has Porter on Tap

By 23 October 2008 13

I'll see if I can get away with what could be construed as a bit of shameless advertising... After months of trying to get venues to stock anything other than my German Ale (not that there is anything wrong with that mind you) I am pleased to let you know that the Pork Barrel Cafe next to the L...

Clea Rose killer gets more probation

By 23 October 2008 7

The Clea Rose saga has taken another turn another turn according to the ABC. The young man responsible has been in remand since breaching his bail but is now back out on the streets: "Today in the ACT Supreme Court, Justice Malcolm Gray said he understood that the bail conditions imposed had h...

Canberra Gals twirl their tassles in Lismore

By 23 October 2008 14

Probably not safe for work... TheYas76 posted the following on YouTube with the following text: Backstage shenanigans from Canberra Burlesque Artists Heidi Von Hottentot and Liberte' Belle at the 2008 Lismore Show's Cock and Bull Rodeo Ball Looks slightly painful to my un-tutored eye. ...

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