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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: A.BAKER, NewActon Pavillion

By 20 December 2014

My day job sees me frequenting A.BAKER ... once ... more like twice a day. I am always experiencing food envy at 9am when I am waiting for my extra hot skinny latte. Eye-catching b...

A Look Around Canberra: Calwell

By 19 December 2014 2

Heading down the Monaro this week to check out the Tuggeranong suburb of Calwell. Like last week’s visit to McKellar, I’d never been to Calwell before (with the exception o...

Jobs for the Boys – Take that Zedley!

By 19 December 2014 3

So, let’s get this right? The Labor Party, particularly in NSW, wrote the rulebook around jobs for the boys. For rewarding faithful servants of the cause with sinecures over...

Police gearing up for a Safe Summer

By 19 December 2014
Rudi Lammers, Joy Burch and Brad Watts

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch and Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers yesterday launched ACT Policing’s 2014-15 Safe Summer campaign, urging the communit...

Canberra Centre Parking Machines – Out of Order

By 19 December 2014 4

When you consider how much the Canberra Centre must be earning from its paid parking in the city, I find it incredible that they seem incapable of keeping their money spinners in working order. I guarantee that on at least 50% of visits to the centre, one or more machines are not working.  I can...

Katy Gallagher Endorsed for the Senate

By 19 December 2014

ACT Labor’s Administrative Committee last night endorsed Katy Gallagher to replace Senator Kate Lundy as the Labor Senator for the ACT. “At the close of nominations, our...

Fail to stop leads to drug seizure

By 19 December 2014

ACT Policing has seized a vehicle and a small amount of illicit drugs after a driver failed to stop the car as directed in Gordon during the early hours of Wednesday morning (D...

Jon Stanhope appointed as new Legal Aid president

By 18 December 2014 3

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...

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Canberra Goss - The suspense is killing me

By 26 November 2008 184

[First filed: 11:21 21 November 2008] It looks like our friends who have been thinking about asking "them" for a better website for Canberra might finally be getting what they want. The Canberra Goss website proclaims that it is going to do something more useful than run a hideous flash an...

The property council infrastructure wishlist

By 26 November 2008 59

[First filed: November 25, 2008 @ 13:03] The ACT division of the Property Council has announced their wishlist of the top ten boondoggles pump priming money could be hosed at in the ACT. They are: Very Fast Train (VFT) The Property Council proposes that the Commonwealth, State and Ter...

Gungahlin gets more public art

By 26 November 2008 21

We've had some horrified comments in the last couple of days about the artwork being constructed in Gungahlin. Now Jon Stanhope has announced what it is: ‘The Gungahlin' is a cluster of 12 flat-topped stones, some suitable for sitting, and a larger centrally placed stone for public speaking...

Any Waiter/Waitress Experiences Lately?

By 26 November 2008 74

What is going on? Seriously our Waiters/Waitresses service here in Canberra is somewhat losing there touch. If you have visited Melbourne lately you will know what I mean, the staff in Melbourne are brilliant. I wont say which cafe in Manuka I am referring to, But if you eat in Manuka you will s...

A darker side of Christmas

By 25 November 2008 14

John Hargreaves has announced the start of the 2008 Domestic Violence Christmas Program. Sadly over the festive period there's also a need for additional crisis accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence. To this end 10 Housing ACT properties are being set aside as additio...

Trackside Festival, Thoroughbred Park, Canberra, 22/11/08 - A review

By 25 November 2008 15

[First filed: November 24, 2008 @ 15:54] "Oh my god, bogans in fluros - how cute!", a girl in pink tights next to me yells, at the wet Trackside Festival on Saturday. Cold and wet were most, as mother nature decided to take part in the all-ages festivities. The rain and soft storms brought...

Canberra A-League Bid Gathers Pace

By 25 November 2008 19

SBS's The World Game is reporting that Canberra's A-League Bid is continuing to gather pace. Ivan Slavich, the bid leader, "claims the Australian Capital Territory is fertile ground for league expansion and his bid should "tick every box" for entry requirement." There was also a piece in the SMH ove...

Deficit budget on the cards?

By 25 November 2008 15

The Canberra Times has a piece on our brave leader, Jon Stanhope, publicly mulling the possibility of the ACT budget going into deficit as the global economy implodes. For mine there's nothing wrong with a bit of deficit spending in the down times of an economic cycle. But in the past budget d...

Police Wrap - 25 November

By 25 November 2008 10

1. ACT Policing wants you to know they're supporting white ribbon day today. That is the UN designated International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. --- 2. Police are alarmed that Canberra might chronicle a record number of drink driving offences this year. Better pull some ...

Lawson and Crace cop a native title claim?

By 25 November 2008 9

The ABC reports that Shane Mortimer of the Ngambrie has sent the Prime Minister's office a demand that the sensitive flora and fauna of Crace and Lawson be preserved from the growing Gungahlinite sprawl. "We have a responsibility to make sure that the land here is cared for," he said. "This is...

Pop the Pot 2008

By 25 November 2008 1

One of Canberra's longest running, and most claustrophobic, live music festivals is kicking off on Saturday night when "POP THE POT '08" grumbles into gear. Getting there early to get a seat is highly recommended, as are multiple rounds of chicken wings and meat balls to keep you going through th...

RiotACT Birthday Drinkies.

By 25 November 2008 51

This Thursday RiotACT turns 8. 27 November 2000 was the dawn of the RiotERA, a cranky old 486 with 16MB of RAM running PHP Nuke code on a borrowed fixed IP and a address pointing it in. We still have readers arriving on that We'll be having a few quiet drinks at Edgars in Ain...

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