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Document ‘drafted by the devil’? Hardly.

By 2 May 2016 4

I noticed recently how Jeremy Hanson, for the time being the Leader of the Opposition in the ACT likes to talk about the Government/Unions Memorandum of Understanding as though...

Marc Ulrich, 43, pleads not guilty to accessory to murder charges

By 2 May 2016
Andrew Carville

A man who shares the same surname as the man accused of murdering Andrew Carville last November has pleaded not guilty in court this morning to charges he was an accessory to t...

Capital Kitchen: Pumpkin and leek soup with cloves

By 1 May 2016 2
Pumpkin soup

With the 13th Collector Village Pumpkin Festival underway, I thought I’d get into the spirit and share a pumpkin soup recipe with you all. It would make the perfect lunch or ...

Police seek witnesses to ram raid in Calwell

By 29 April 2016

Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary at the Calwell Shopping Centre early on Friday. Officers attended the Calwell Shopping Centre at about 5.45am after ...

Smart parking trial begins in Manuka

By 29 April 2016 7
Andrew Barr launching smart parking at Manuka.

Smart parking technology has been introduced in the busy retail precinct of Manuka. The 12-month trial is designed to help ease traffic congestion and travel time by using r...

Mariners and Phoenix to clash in Canberra

By 29 April 2016 1
Wellington mayor and Andrew Barr (2)

Canberra will host an A-League match between Central Coast Mariners and Wellington Phoenix later this year. The clash at GIO Stadium is likely to take place in November in...

Police welcome 20 new officers to ranks

By 29 April 2016
ACT police graduates

ACT Policing has welcomed 20 new officers to its ranks following an attestation ceremony at the Australian Federal Police headquarters in Barton on Friday. In the first atte...

#BringThemHere snap protest in Braddon today

By 29 April 2016 13
Gillian Triggs

An unaffiliated group of Canberra citizens has organized a snap action protest at 12.30pm today outside the Department of Immigration & Border Protection in Braddon to call on th...

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Local boys launch NGO - come and celebrate!

By 7 July 2009

The BIG (STAR) BANGS invite you to a fantastic evening of great company, extraordinary cocktails, funky and smooth music spun by our in-house, live DJs, in order to celebrate the official launch of the BIG BANG BALLERS. The BIG BANGS is an international NGO, using the game of basketball to ta...

Australian Ethical Investment buys Canberra property from a Shonk

By 6 July 2009

Colliers International have put out a rather dry announcement on selling the five star green rated 64 Allara Street (in Civic) to Australian Ethical Investment for incorporation into their upcoming Australian Ethical Property Trust (launching to investors September 2009. I dip my lid to their sal...

Hazy Moon Bookshop Auction

By 6 July 2009 6

Dear Subscribers, Lawsons Auctioneers are selling the contents of 'Hazy Moon' Bookshop of Ainslie this Friday. We are having problems contacting Mr Lyall Benjamin (the owner of the collection) and I was hoping someone out there might have his contact details. I can be contacted on mfarrah@lawsons...

A funny little short term re-appointment for the Paul Francis Baxter at the I

By 6 July 2009 3

Simon Corbell has announced that he's extending the tenure of the Senior Commissioner of the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ICRC) by just one year out into 2010. Mr Paul Baxter has been the senior commissioner since the establishment of the body in 2000, with his last re-appoi...

Supercross coming to Canberra

By 6 July 2009 12

Andrew Barr is throwing a bone to Canberra's motorsport enthusiasts with the announcement that a leg of the first ever Australasian Supercross Championships will be held at Canberra Stadium on Saturday 7 November. The Australasian Supercross Championships will not only provide great entertainmen...


By 6 July 2009 2

Deathtrap by Ira Levin Directed by Corille Fraser Deathtrap is a good old-fashioned comedy / murder mystery / thriller - take your pick. Lovers of all three genres will be entertained in this production - it’s filled with startling revelations. A complicated game of murderous, musical ...

Stonefest 2009 lineup!

By 6 July 2009 12

Stonefest is back for 2009! The festival that celebrated it's 40th anniversary last year is back again on October 31st 2009. The lineup has been revealed, but can't actually see it on the official website yet. Triple J News has the lineup here. All local [National] acts so far: Th...

Raiders hold out Titans - 34-28

By 6 July 2009 12

[First filed: July 06, 2009 @ 09:00] The Australian reports on how the Raiders came within an ace of losing to the Titans at home after leading 28-6 at halftime. And it's not as if the weather was being kind to visitors from Queensland yesterday. UPDATE: Also of note from the game, Justin C...

Tania Tominac not guilty

By 6 July 2009 86

666 Radio is reporting that the Former St Francis Xavier College science teacher Tania Tominac has been found not guilty of having sex with a 14 year old student. More on this as it comes to hand. UPDATE: Make of this what you will. The accompanying photograph is the current profile photograph...

Alistair Coe and the The Ballad of the Working Family

By 6 July 2009 7

Alistair Coe is taking up cudgels on behalf of everyone's favourite families, the "ordinary working families". Alistair's been hard at work with a calculator (possibly a spreadsheet) and calculates that this beloved species is paying an extra $1169 per year after the Government increases to p...

Big Hairy Men bring obscure covers to the Phoenix on Wednesday

By 6 July 2009

There's a very strange event coming to the Phoenix on Wednesday night. This from the Facebook blurb: Original Artists Offering a Range of Obscure Covers with: RANDALL-BLAIR ANDY WALKER SANJI DE SILVA MATTY ELLIS Featuring the music of: Olivia Newton-John, Robert Johnson, Martha...

The Preacher lashes out in Ainslie? - Police demand RiotACT Editor destroy ev

By 6 July 2009 182

[First filed: July 04, 2009 @ 19:00] For a couple of weeks now Ainslie residents have been surprised that their shops had a preacher in residence. With long wild black hair and dressed all in black he would stand there addressing no-one in particular making no real sense at all. The big bl...

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