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State of the Capital – Weekly Political Wrap 2/2/15

By 30 January 2015 2

Life without Katy  Chief Minister Andrew Barr has not enjoyed an entirely perfect kick-off in the top job. After a long and successful innings from the factionally unal...

A Look Around Canberra: Curtin

By 30 January 2015 2

I was keen to head back to the Woden Valley this week for A Look Around Canberra, as it's been several weeks since I'd done one of the suburbs there. I decided to have a look a...

Once a Knight’s enough

By 30 January 2015 13

So everyone in the known universe is criticising the PM for making the Duke of Edinburgh a Knight of the Order of Australia. I might have a go too. Much has been written abo...

Whats on this weekend (31st Jan and 1st Feb)

By 30 January 2015

It’s back to school for Canberra students next week, which means that the city is well and truly out of its quiet January slumber. It also means that there’s plenty to do i...

Two arrested over Uriarra cannabis crop

By 30 January 2015

A 28-year-old Tuggeranong man will face the ACT Magistrates Court on cannabis cultivation offences and a second may also face charges after they were arrested by police in the Ur...

Body corporate costs for new apartments?

By 30 January 2015 5

Hi, just wondering whether anyone could advise on what one might expect to pay in body corporate fees for a two bed, two bath, 80m living apartment off the plan in Canberra at ...

Beware of dodgy roof repairers: Corbell

By 30 January 2015

Canberra households should be on high alert to the activities of a travelling con man who is knocking on doors promising roof painting and roof restoration services, warns Attorn...

Court reforms working: Productivity Commission

By 30 January 2015

Simon Corbell says reforms to the ACT Courts have led to reduced waiting times in the Supreme Court and Coroner's Court, according to the Productivity Commission's Report on Government Services. The report showed changes implemented in the ACT’s courts have resulted in the ACT Supreme Court final...

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Barrel of Monkeys Return - 1 Show Only - 15th November

By 24 October 2008 1

Greetings Canberra's favourite mayhemic, dysfunctional and debaucherous band Barrel of Monkeys, are arising from self imposed exile for one show only on Saturday November 15th! The band will be joined by friends Soma (Syd) Voltera (Melb) Our Last Enemy (Syd) Gasma (Canb) DETAILS Date...

OZ MUSIC SHOW :: Blue King Brown, Pinky Beecroft & Skipping Girl Vinegar!

By 24 October 2008 1

This week is a very exciting week for the Oz Music Show indeed!! First things first, an hour special with BLUE KING BROWN. An in-depth interview with Natalie from the band in between lots of their music and new single "Moment of Truth". Also, performing LIVE in the studio is PINKY BEECROFT &am...

Headhunters @ Southern Cross Club- ABSOLUTELY MIND BLOWING GIG!

By 24 October 2008 3

Hey I dont know if this will get posted before the second gig which is tonight Friday 24/10 but if it does and you like Jazz/ Funk then I can HIGHLY recommend seeing Marc Mittag and the Headhunters at the Souther Cross club. For those of you who dont know this band- they are a conglomerate of Aus...

Don't panic - F/A-18s are having a play over the airport on Sunday.

By 24 October 2008 32

Defence is warning us that fighter jets will be showing off their stuff as part of the Canberra Airport Open Day. The display will run from 11.30am to 11.55am. For those into more sedate pastimes there will also be tethered ballon rides....

Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 96 - Lloyd Allison-Young

By 24 October 2008

Canberra's longest running, and least reliable, podcast returns to grace your speakers. This episode brings you cabaret stylings of God's gift to Daramalan College, Lloyd Allison-Young in podcast number 96. Track List: Emma Jane. 6:38 Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis (Tom Waits). ...

The Cock uber alles

By 24 October 2008 9

Triple J Unearthed have announced that Hancock Basement have won the Trackside Competition. If you're wondering what the fuss is about you can hear them in a long ago Insatiable Banalities podcast or this Saturday night supporting Skipping Girl Vinegar at the ANU Bar....

Election Count - feeling a bit Green about the gills?

By 24 October 2008 39

Last night's distribution sees the second Green, in this instance Elena Kirshbaum, elected to the last spot - a margin of 58 votes at the crucial point where Jones is excluded. Given that we haven't hit the Greens' strongest booths yet and that over half the votes have been counted, things are getti...

Indies show their true colours

By 24 October 2008 43

The Canberra Times reports that the desperately close race for the Molonglo seventh seat now has Elena Kirschbaum, Caroline le Couteur, and Giulia Jones locked ridiculously tight. But with counting running to next week it's all still speculative. Of possibly more interest, and sure to be the s...

Race, Class and Struggle in the US

By 24 October 2008 41

With it looking like Barack Obama will win the US Presidential election, Socialist Alternative is holding a special meeting on Race, Class and Struggle in the US. Come along and discuss whether Obama will make any fundamental difference to the economic crisis and the drive of the US to intervene ...

Newborn Intensive Care Unit Cruise for Charity

By 24 October 2008 5

I found this at my local servo, at the counter, didn't know if anyone else had seen it... When: Sunday 16th November Where: Start at Phillip Ice Skating Rink car park, Irvine Street Phillip. Finish at Cotter for a Snag Sizzle Time: 11.00 am at Phillip, leaving there to cruise to Cotter a...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 24 October

By 23 October 2008 20

[First filed: October 23, 2008 @ 11:11] So much to see and do next week for Halloween, but what's tickling your fancy for events this weekend? Just leave your thoughts in the comments ...

George Smith gets the gong

By 23 October 2008 2

The ABC informs us that despite commentators bagging his performances all season the Brumbies George Smith has won his second John Eales medal. The first was in 2002....

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