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AFP to get 500 more officers

By 16 May, 2008

It may come as a surprise to some, but every so often Johnboy still keeps an eye on the going’s on in canberra from his beachside retreat. This time he’s noted this Attorney General’s media release covering details about the governments promise to bolster AFP numbers to the tune of...

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Pointless redevelopment

By 16 May, 2008

It never ceases to amaze me when i see fences go up around sections of perfectly serviceable footpath, or sections of road have teams of workmen descend upon them and moments later are ripped up and replaced. My office building has had fences around it as workmen replace the entire footpath and i&#...

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The best burger in Canberra - an unlikely review

By 16 May, 2008

Questacon – yes thats right… Taste (Flavour) = 10 Size = 10 Ingredients = 10 Decor/Cutlery = 10 Waiting Staff = 10 Cost = 10 Details: Questacon in the Parliamentary Triangle does not immediately appear on peoples radars when thinking of a lunchtime burger, but I rate it as the best I’ve ha...

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DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 17 May 2008

By 15 May, 2008

[ 17 May, 2008 to 18 May, 2008. ] Yes, the moment you've been waiting for with baited breath all week. The one post that blows away all others. The RIOTACT DIY weekend guide. Only problem i can forsee this week is that i will be working :( For those more fortunate to be able to go to gigs, partie...

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Corinbank 2009

By 15 May, 2008

Just Bands are reporting that Corinbank is go for next year (2009). Great news, fantastic to have a festival like this continue in the area. The longer it runs, the better it will get & from all reports Corinbank was a great festival this year (its first year). Corinbank site ...

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Raiders sign Roosters prop

By 15 May, 2008

I don’t know if this is good news or not, but the Sydney Morning Herald seems to think so. Canberra have secured an NRL recruitment coup by signing Sydney Roosters prop David Shillington to a four-year deal starting next season. Shillington, 24, was a priority signing for the Raiders following...

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ME/CFS Awareness Week

By 15 May, 2008

Possibly a little late but this week is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Week in NSW. “Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) as it is more commonly known, is a chronic and disabling illness affecting the immune and central nervous systems...

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Accident on the Clyde

By 15 May, 2008

Motorists should be advised that a truck incident has closed the Kings Highway in the area of the Clyde Mountain. Traffic is affected in both directions and delays can be expected. ...

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ACTPLA planning mistake in Kingston

By 15 May, 2008

ABC online is reporting that the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) has botched a commercial building approval in the southern Canberra suburb of Kingston admitting that it made a mistake approving a five-storey development on Wentworth Avenue, when only four floors are allowed under the Terri...

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David Ives

By 15 May, 2008

I was advised today that David Ives, the IT writer extraordinaire, passed away last saturday. I know that it is not great news, but I am sure that there are people on this forum that knew David, and would want to pay their respects to him. The funeral will be held at the chapel at the [...]...

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Phased implementation of the new ACTION buses

By 15 May, 2008

Following from a previous RiotACT story, I’ve been a little surprised not to see any commentary on the new plan for a staged implementation of the new network due to “the need to recruit more bus drivers to accommodate the requirements of [...]...

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Luxury aged care facilities opened

By 14 May, 2008

Australia Aging Agenda online is reporting that Canberra’s first ‘luxury’ aged care home has been officially opened by the Minister for Ageing, Justine Elliot and the ACT Chief Minister, Jon Stanhope. The $29 million Goodwin House was developed by Goodwin Aged Care Services to provide a new st...

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