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Local Leaders Jack Taylor (The Jack Taylor Group)

By 22 October 2014
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Canberra entrepreneur Jack Taylor is proof that you don't need an MBA or years of experience to start a successful business (or four). The 22-year-old, who started his first...

Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014 9
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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 ...

Book Launch: ‘Fire in the Afternoon’ by John Stokes

By 22 October 2014
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Celebrated poet John Stokes does not shy from the contentious and the harrowing, his verse evokes the plain truth about love, sex and chaos. In a clear, resonant voice Fire in ...

Concrete slab: Normal vs Waffle Pod recommendations

By 22 October 2014

Hi All, I am looking to build a house in Canberra, and I was given the option to either go with a waffle pod slab with single glazed windows or a normal slab with double glazed windows to achieve the 6 star rating. Do any of you out there have any suggestions as to which option would be best suitab...

Big improvement in waiting times despite ED’s busiest year

By 22 October 2014

Canberra’s emergency departments are facing unprecedented demand according to the latest Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report (AIHW) into emergency departments across Australia, Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher said today. In 2013-14 Canberra’s emergency depa...

CBRfree public Wi-Fi in full bloom

By 22 October 2014

Canberra’s new public Wi-Fi, CBRfree has proved popular at this year’s Floriade with more than 48,000 sessions and nearly 13,000 unique users connecting to the network over the duration of the festival, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and Minister for Tourism and Events Andrew Barr announced yeste...

Free organic gardening workshop and Community Garden Open Day at Crace

By 22 October 2014
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The Crace Community Garden is throwing open the gates. Gardening enthusiasts can take part in a free organic gardening workshop, or just come along to check out this fantastic ...

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 ...

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Real estate predictions, anyone?

By 7 November 2008 34

We are in the position of having bought a new house before starting to sell our old one. We were happy to do things this way - we waited a very long time before finding precisely the property we wanted, and did not want to take the chance of losing it while waiting for our house to sell. Unf...

Comrades! The plastic bag reduction target is -80%

By 7 November 2008 51

Simon Corbell has celebrated his return to power by announcing he wants to see a reduction of plastic bag use of 80% in the next year. To achieve this Simon is planning "a range of measures", the only one of which he names is a 10c levy on plastic bags. Now here's a question, will this include...

The Allstars Acoustic Festival

By 7 November 2008 16

[First filed: November 03, 2008 @ 10:48] [As a Foundation Sponsor of the Canberra Musicians Club, The Riot Act has two single pass tickets to give away to Riot Act Premium members. Email here to go in the draw to win, entries close 5pm, Friday 31 October] November marks the start of the A...

Santa's Pub Crawl

By 7 November 2008 10

My Fellow Santas, The Christmas season has come around again and as is customary in Canberra thoughts turn to THE SANTA CLAUS PUB CRAWL! It's HERE the FIFTEENTH Annual Santa Claus Pub Crawl (for the year 2008) Friday 12th December: 1800 - Wig & Pen (spill over to PJs if you can't get in...

The new cabinet unveiled!

By 7 November 2008 33

The Chief Minister has published details of his new cabinet. Katy Gallagher's the big winner, picking up Treasury on the way, presumably, to the big job. Full ministry list below: Mr Jon Stanhope MLA Chief Minister Minister for Transport Minister for Territory and Municipal Servic...

Changes to water restrictions - you can even wash your car!

By 7 November 2008 50

ACTEW have announced that, Kalloo Kallay, you'll finally be able to wash your car! ACTEW Managing Director Mark Sullivan has announced short-term relief from water restrictions through Canberra’s BIG spring clean, which will run from Saturday 15 – Sunday 30 November. For this two-week peri...

More public art at the ACT Public Health intersection

By 7 November 2008 73

[First filed: November 07, 2008 @ 10:16] What are your thoughts/feelings about the latest installation of public art at the ACT Public Health (west row/alinga st) intersection? It appears to be a series of 44-gallon drums in different colours... makes me think of shipping containers for so...

A-League bid finds a white knight - Who the hell is Melissa Fischer-Massa?

By 7 November 2008 8

The Age informs us that "Millisa Fischer" has ponied up the cash to make a go of Canberra's A-League football team bid. We strongly suspect they're referring to one Melissa Fischer-Massa. Cursory googling indicates she has a colourful history with a variety of soccer teams across this wide brown ...

Rudd St collapse site partially re-opened.

By 7 November 2008 3

The ABC reports that the QEII site in Civic, host to last week's spectacular building collapse has been partially re-opened. It sounds, however, like there's still a long way to go before they can get back to work: "The ORS [ACT Office of Regulatory Services] says it is still waiting for e...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 7 November

By 7 November 2008 10

[First filed: November 06, 2008 @ 09:05] Greetings once more to the hive-mind. It might feel like we haven't had much of a week, but the weekend is again upon us. Share in the comments below what events can be enjoyed this weekend! ...

Waistcoats, Whiskers and Whiskey

By 7 November 2008 8

[First filed: October 23, 2008 @ 14:56] The Canberra Musicians Club has announced its next big deal, Waistcoats, Whiskers and Whiskey @ Corroboree Park Hall, Ainslie. Don your waistcoat, eschew your razor, decanter your favourite hard licker and mosey, saunter, sashay or stroll down to Cor...

How long's too long?

By 7 November 2008 28

Ok, so I'm not really the patient type anyway, so am interested in opinions on whether this is the norm in Canberra, or if it is a bit excessive. After hunting around for some time for a recliner for my partner that wasn't too big and wasn't too small we eventually found one at Cusacks/Furnitur...

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