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Best of Canberra Taste Off – Butcher

By 24 November 2014
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Sunny and 32 degrees on Saturday, I was ready to host an Aussie Summer BBQ. There were so many recommendations for which butcher I should visit, as far as Gungahlin and Wanniassa. ...

Out of Africa

By 24 November 2014
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I have been criticised for drawing attention to the effort mounted in Iraq and Syria to counter ISIS and its call on the lives of our soldiers. My critics drew my attentio...

Strict safety regulations no good for creative businesses, says The Hamlet owner Nik Bulum

By 24 November 2014 1
A photo posted to Facebook last week shows officials at The Hamlet as they prevent the venue from hosting a student exhibition on site.

Entrepreneur and property developer Nik Bulum has called on the ACT Government to relax building safety restrictions, claiming that overly strict regulations are impacting crea...

Canberra Opshoppers Guide – Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale

By 24 November 2014
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The Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale has been and gone for another season, and as a well-seasoned thrifting veteran I thought I’d put together a list of tips for first-timers. ...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 23 November 2014
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The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

New laws to protect privacy

By 24 November 2014

Canberrans will be better protected from unlawful voyeuristic behaviour by new legislation to be introduced into the Legislative Assembly this week, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said today. The Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 will strengthen prohibitions on indecent behaviour using ca...

Write for Rights at the Pub – Sunday 30th November

By 24 November 2014

Write for Rights is an annual campaign for Amnesty International. More than 2 million letters were written last year, and over 140 countries were involved. This year, we will be focusing on six important cases. One case is Daniel, a 21 year old student in Venezuela who was arrested on the way hom...

Banks support ‘Mr Fluffy homeowners

By 24 November 2014
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Five key banks have already offered their support for ‘Mr Fluffy’ homeowners ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announced today. Members Equity Bank, Beyond Bank, Nationa...

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Two green ministers, sitting on the wall?

By 29 October 2008 70

As predicted by your's truly the Canberra Times is reporting that the Liberals have found it in their hearts to offer two ministries to the Greens in exchange for the keys to the kingdom. The Greens seem to be holding out for ministerial levels of resources (read that as well paid jobs for suppor...

Comets battling to save match against SA

By 29 October 2008

The ACT are currently in battle with the Croweaters at the Adelaide oval in the Cricket Australia Cup, the second tier state level competition in Australia (basically a state seconds) Aftyer a horrendous first innings which saw the ACT bundled out for a paltry 111 on what seems a good hard deck w...

Free to air sports channel for Canberra?

By 29 October 2008 9

The Australian reports that Ten has announced a free to air sports only channel to be operational in April next year. Given the poor digital service our three regional commercial TV stations currently provide us - any chance that SC Ten will step up and give us this service at the same time?...

What was that noise in Belco????

By 28 October 2008 27

For about 3 hours last night a siren was going off in the Scullin/Florey area.  The cops said it was a school and that they couldn't do anything because it was a security problem??!?!?! It is likely a couple of hundred people were kept awake because of this noise. Does anyone know what happen...

Building collapse in Civic

By 28 October 2008 51

[First filed: October 27, 2008 @ 14:05 Second filing: October 28, 2008 @ 09:44] The DEEWR building under construction on the corner of Rudd and Marcus Clarke streets has had a major collapse while concrete was being poured. Apparently no one was hurt but my there were a lot of appliances ...

Nurses memorial to be repaired again

By 28 October 2008 16

[First filed: September 15, 2008 @ 09:37] The NCA informs us that they're going to have another go at repairing the glass panels in the Nurses Memorial on Anzac Parade (the one which looks like an art-deco public convenience). It's the third time one of the panels has broken (previous incident...

The Electric Car drives by Canberra

By 28 October 2008 58

As reported in News Limited and The Register, a consortium of Mac Bank, AGL and the naff-named Israeli group "Better Place" is planning on raising $1 billion to create a network of supporting infrastructure (charging stations and the like) for electric vehicles, like the Chevy Volt. The Federal...

Suspended sentence for Jessica Bartlett

By 28 October 2008 72

The ABC informs us that Jessica Bartlett, 26, has walked away with a suspended sentence for concealing evidence relevant to Rebecca Anne Massey's Charnwood murder trial. "Today in the ACT Magistrates Court, Magistrate Karen Fryar said Bartlett's actions forced police and SES to spend three days s...

Flatmate dead? Dump the drugs.

By 28 October 2008 11

The Canberra Times has a bit on the Queanbeyan travails of Garth Waring after his flatmate Danny Ralph was killed walking home from the Royal Hotel on 29 March. Having 38g of marijuana in the house when the police came to ask questions turned out to be a bad move. The people's hero, Magistrate...

Gungahlin stabbing

By 28 October 2008 37

Nothing from the Police yet but the ABC reports a nasty stabbing in Gungahlin last night. Police were called to a disturbance at a house in Gungahlin and found a man with multiple stab wounds. He is undergoing surgery today. A 21-year-old man is helping police with their inquiries. UPDA...

Unspoken by Rebecca Clarke - With Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens

By 28 October 2008 1

Here's something a bit different that's come across my desk. From the blurb: Unspoken - "Let go and listen to your heart." Engage your heart in this beautifully poetic work as it explores that deepest of life forces, LOVE. Join us on a voyage of discovery as we plunge and soar through th...

Good places to learn to swim?

By 28 October 2008 32

Hello dear all, I would like my son (he is 7 years old) to learn how to swim, could you please help me find a clean pool with good teachers? Thank you in advance....

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