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Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014 4

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 14

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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Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 97 - Cathy Petocz

By 10 November 2008 1

Canberra's longest running, and least reliable, podcast returns to grace your speakers, it promises a month of podcasting overload looking forward. This episode brings you the Tori Amos hating, Sylvia Plath loving, unearthed winning, Magaret Helen King leaving, Kathy Petocz (pronouced Paterz) in ...

Free Screening of the Australian Conservation Foundation's new film "Telling

By 10 November 2008 22

In 2006 and 2007 Al Gore came to Australia to train 250 everyday people to go out and present his climate change slide show made famous in the movie "An Inconvenient Truth". "Telling The Truth" follows seven of the Climate Project presenters as they take their message out into the community. V...

Does anyone know of any good Christmas Lunch venues in Canberra?

By 10 November 2008 23

Does anyone know of any good Christmas Lunch venues in Canberra? This year, with a trail of various family illnesses, frail aging perents etc etc we're looking at a change in the usual process of a big family gathering at parents place where we bring different courses etc, to possibly eating out...

Canberra cemeteries now online.

By 10 November 2008 4

The ABC is reporting that a new computer system set to be introduced at Canberra's cemeteries will make it easier for people to trace their family histories. The system will integrate the existing database of names, dates and inscriptions with more detailed maps of gravesites. So, if you have fo...

National football back in the capital - Canberra United in the Women's League

By 10 November 2008 1

It was so good to be able to see a Canberra team playing here, in a national football competition yesterday afternoon at McKellar.  There were nearly 2000 in attendance to see Canberra United take on the Central Coast Mariners in the W-League but it seemed like much more.  Certainly the Grandstand...

Local kids going the knuckle

By 10 November 2008 62

YouTube's MooMooACAC has posted a highlight reel of youthful biffo from Canberra's parks, schools, buses, and bus interchanges. It bears this description: "Some of the fights that happen around in Canberra that are caught on camera" Looks like pretty standard schoolyard violence to me, ...

Tic Tac Tile?

By 10 November 2008 20

At the risk of this being a "the best coffee in Canberra" post, I'll give it a shot anyway, because my options seem to be narrowing quickly. Where the hell does anyone find a wide selection of used roof tiles in Canberra?  I've tried Aussie Junk...both of them - no dice!  I've tried a few roof ...

Is it legal for a truck with Tank Water on the side to fill up from the mains

By 9 November 2008 58

[First filed: November 07, 2008 @ 11:10 Second filing: November 08, 2008 @ 14:35] This photo was taken this morning in Gungahlin. Whilst we all attempt keep within the water restrictions why should a big truck like this who claims to use tank water be allowed to fill up from the mains wat...

The Hive bows out

By 9 November 2008 4

The Hive Variety Club staged it's last show at Gorman House on Friday night. 100 lucky people got to experience various acts of Opera, Aerial acrobatics, Juggling, Spoken word and Dance. For those who missed it you'll have to make do with the slideshow below and other photos from the night...

Mark Parton to take over from Mike Jeffrey on 2CC?

By 9 November 2008 13

A hot anonymous tip has come in that the high profile failed independent candidate for Ginninderra, and FM breakfast host, Mark Parton will be replacing the venerable Mike Jeffreys on 2CC. Apparently this will come as some surprise to Jeffreys. We'll see what transpires....

The Forde dog park

By 9 November 2008 14

Having ventured to darkest Gungahlin this afternoon we thought we might as well do something useful. So we took George (The Kelpie Of Few Accomplishments) to the Forde Dog Park to see what it had to offer. As I previously mentioned on the subject of dog parks; all a dog really wants is green ...

Hoskins St, Franklin

By 9 November 2008 59

In a recent discussion on Canberra real estate "Affordable" suggested driving down Hoskins Street in Franklin: if you want to see how the market is going, drive down Hoskins street Franklin, looks like the sub prime streets you see in America, every house is for sale. So this afternoon I d...

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