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In the wake of the Lindt Cafe atrocity: questions which demand answers

By 18 December 2014 9

A woman I know called me yesterday morning in great distress. Even on the phone it was obvious she was shaking and near to tears. She had known Tori Johnson since he was ...

The end of a love affair

By 18 December 2014 1

Break ups can be tough. They aren’t easy and there’s always the awkward part in the middle, the moving and parting of the things. But I’m afraid it’s time. I swear it's...

Local Leaders Nip Wijewickrema (GGs Flowers)

By 17 December 2014 3
Nip GG's Flowers

Since founding socially sustainable florist GG’s Flowers with stepmum Geetha and sister Gayana earlier this year, Nip Wijewickrema has made it her mission to promote local bu...

Jon Stanhope appointed as new Legal Aid president

By 18 December 2014 1

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today announced the appointment of Jon Stanhope AO as the president of the Legal Aid Commission for the next five years. “As a former ACT Chief Minister, Attorney-General and administrator of Christmas and Cocos islands, Jon Stanhope is well qualified to be the...

New Summer Music Camp for Kids

By 18 December 2014

Hi All, I am running a Summer workshop for children ages 10 - 15. From Monday January 12th - Thursday January 15th 2015. It will be a small workshop. 5 Spots ONLY. It will be 4 half days of singing, guitar playing and song writing.  We’ll do lots of group work, writing lyrics, learning ...

Good quality veggie garden plants in Canberra?

By 18 December 2014 4

I have had mixed success with Bunnings and Rodneys in terms of range and quality of veggie seedlings/plants. Can anyone recommend a favourite nursery or gardening supplier i...

City Walk comes alive with Christmas Markets both day and night

By 18 December 2014

With 10 market stalls starting at 9am today (Thursday 18 December), this festive hustle and bustle of activity on City Walk near Garema Place is another reason to be in Canberra’s CBD this December. Everybody loves a good market, especially at Christmas. During the day come and support five of...

$21 million to boost ACT workforce skills

By 18 December 2014
Minister Burch and Australian Training Award winners

Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch yesterday launched Skilled Capital, a new $21 million training initiative that will respond to industry identified skills needs. ...

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Commerical Lab company in Civic (Sydney Building - Northbourne Side)

By 19 December 2008 8

At the risk of monopolizing 30 seconds of someone's time for my own selfish gains: a few weeks back I was stumbling, er walking home through Civic when I walked past one of the shopfronts on the Northbourne side of the Sydney building. It appeared to be some kind of commercial lab (involving "chem...

Best Stories for 2008?

By 18 December 2008 48

[First filed: December 17, 2008 @ 12:05] The silly season is well upon us, even 666 is broadcasting some lonely soul in Newcastle rather than bothering to run a local show this morning. So we turn to retrospectives. On Jan 1 we'll run a State Of The Riot for 2008 including the most read sto...

Police Wrap - 18 December

By 18 December 2008 12

1. More trouble over the guns than the drugs: ACT Policing has charged a 34-year-old man with drug and weapons offences following the execution of a search warrant in McKellar yesterday (17 December 2008). About 9.30am yesterday, investigators from the Territory Investigations Group searched a...

I can only assume the aim of the exercise is to be pulled over?

By 18 December 2008 30

As seen in the Belconnen Mall this afternoon. Chances are one of you is friends with the owner. Care to explain the look?...

The possum torturers of Hughes

By 18 December 2008 37

The RSPCA has broadcast its horror after a live scalped possum was found in Kitchener Street, Hughes and brought into them. The little fellow had to be euthanised. Shame Hughes, Shame!...

Katy seeks the best of the best of the best

By 18 December 2008 117

Please send queries on the status of International Men's Day and associated awards to the MLA of your choice The Minster for Women, Katy Gallagher recently opened nominations for 2009 ACT International Women’s Day Awards. The ACT International Women’s Day Awards recognise the outstanding a...

Indigenous protest mooted for 2009.

By 18 December 2008 100

Green Left is reporting an Indigenous protest at Parly House for the first sitting day - 3 February 2009. Calls to stop the NT intervention, maintain bilingual education and fulfill the election promise of ratifying the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People have not been resolved....

National Museum out of space

By 18 December 2008 71

The Canberra Times has the astonishing news that the National Museum has run out of space for its collection. This despite having an enormous building and nothing at all that anyone wants to see. Flog some crap on Ebay is my advice....

Volunteers needed for National Multicultural Festival

By 18 December 2008 6

Another spur of the moment invitation that arrived this afternoon. No one should have prior engagments at this time of year, would they? The National Multicultural Festival, Australia’s premier celebration of cultural diversity and one of the most significant events on Canberra’s community ...

E.L.K- Seeking expressions of interest

By 18 December 2008 55

Hi all,  I'm putting together an independent warehouse artspace in Fyshwick. If any arty types out there who are looking for accommodation/studio space might be interested, please contact me at Thanks, Luke ...

Police Wrap - 17 December

By 17 December 2008 40

1. The kids are getting bolder: ACT Policing is investigating an assault at the Woden Bus Interchange about 12.45pm yesterday (December 16). The 31-year-old victim was attacked by four men who restrained him and punched him in the face and head. The offenders are described as between 18-19 yea...

Does anyone care if burlesque performances clash?

By 17 December 2008 29

CityNew is in a tizz about clashing burlesque performances next February while Canberra's opaquely named festival season plays out. The article carries no byline but does have this disclaimer: "Festival Fringe director Jorian Gardner is also the “CityNews” arts editor and had no part in th...

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