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Libs revive flashing lights in school zones policy

By 28 July 2016
Still from school zones on NSW road safety site.

The Canberra Liberals will spend $7.5 million to install flashing signs in ACT school zones if elected to government in October, reviving a policy they took to the last ACT ele...

Seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (29-31 July)

By 28 July 2016

Footy and flicks, classical and country sounds, and old school vinyl – there is plenty of variety to keep you amused this winter weekend in the capital. FRIDAY Nati...

Why I will never watch the Tour de France again

By 28 July 2016
Col de Manse, France- July 16, 2013: The peloton pedaling on a plain road after the ascension to Col de Manse in The Alps during the stage 16 of 100th edition of Le Tour de France 2013.

Despite being an eager cyclist, I’ve never really watched the Tour de France until this year. And unless something radically changes, I’m unlikely to ever do so again. W...

Botched arson attempt may be gang-related: police

By 27 July 2016 2
Arson attempt

ACT Policing has released CCTV footage of two men dousing a building in Newcastle Street, Fyshwick with petrol and attempting to ignite it in an incident detectives believe to ...

Have you seen missing man Kiet Ho?

By 27 July 2016 2
Missing man Kiet Ho

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing 26-year-old man, Kiet Ho. Mr Ho was last seen by one of his friends at 10.30pm yesterday, after he drop...

Keep Canberra Open campaigners remain wary

By 27 July 2016 3
Keep Canberra Open

Keep Canberra Open, a campaign to “save Canberra’s nightlife”, has been successful in its bid to prevent the ACT Government from introducing legislation that would enforc...

The City to Lake smoke and mirrors

By 27 July 2016 6

There's been a load of positive mainstream press about the wonders of the ACT Government's major project for the centre of Canberra, The City to Lake Project. Till now I h...

Airport named Telstra ACT Business of the Year

By 27 July 2016
Canberra Airport MD Stephen Byron with the airport's head of aviation, Matthew Brown (centre) and project manager for the new international terminal, Richard Phillips (right).

The Capital Airway Group, which operates Canberra Airport, was named the 2016 Telstra ACT Business of the Year at a black tie event in the National Gallery’s Gandel Hall last...

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Civic parking fees go up up up

By 1 July 2009 76

The ABC is warning that a lot of parking fees in Canberra are set to nearly double from Monday: An all-day ticket at a City West car park, between Marcus Clarke Street and Gordon Street, will rise from $5 to $9. Meanwhile, drivers parking at either of the two carparks near Phillip Oval in Wode...

The future arrives at UC Village?

By 1 July 2009 1

Andrew Barr is very excited by the opening of a vast student accomodation complex at the University of Canberra: Minister for Education and Training Andrew Barr today officially opened the University of Canberra Village, a $38 million, 507 bed student accommodation complex on campus. “Wi...

TAMS kicks off skippy slaughter

By 1 July 2009 13

The Department of Territory and Municipal Services has announced that roo culling is commencing this Friday in the Canberra Nature Park. The ACT Government wishes to advise that areas within the Canberra Nature Park will be closed from Friday 3 July until Friday 31 July to allow for the controlle...

Bullying at Kingsford Smith?

By 1 July 2009 77

When the ACT Government began rolling out plans for "Super Schools" many were apalled at the idea of cramming overly disparate age groups into the same facility. The Liberals' Steve Dozspot is claiming that out at the newish West Belconnen Kingsford Smith School all is not well: “Systemic bu...

Looking for Martial Arts class for child

By 1 July 2009 15

Hi, Just looking for a martial arts class for my 4 year old that is on a Saturday.  Ideally I would love a class that the whole family could join in as well (Mum, Dad and little guy). I love Kung Fu/Wing Chun but I have a feeling 4 year olds aren't catered for with that particular style. Any ...

Tagger with a sense of whimsy?

By 1 July 2009 10

Normally I'd be the first to condemn taggers as the lowest of the low. The human equivalent of dogs weeing on lamp posts, only without the house training, uglier, and harder to clean up after. But this one on City Walk took my fancy. For a start the bloon is rather well done. Also I'm a bit o...

Canberra romance blossoms for Indian all-rounder

By 1 July 2009 7

The Hindustan Times is quite excited that Indian cricket star Irfan Pathan is has popped the question to one Shivangi Dev, a Canberra based accountant: Irfan, 24, met Shivangi, 22, in Canberra in 2003 when the Indian team was touring Australia and proposed to her when she was on a visit here thre...

Police Wrap - 1 July

By 1 July 2009 15

1. Canberra Centre assault: ACT Policing is seeking public assistance to identify a male offender after an assault earlier this year that left one young man with a broken nose and fractured eye socket and a second with a cut lip. The incident occurred about 5.35pm on Saturday February ...

The SAD Sessions - A Review

By 1 July 2009 3

[First filed: June 29, 2009 @ 12:37] Sam King (of Mr Fibby and Ellis Collective fame) is running an unusual series of concerts on Saturday nights at the Corroboree Park hall in Ainslie. As much a recording session as a concert the SAD Sessions (SAD standing for Seasonally Affected Disorder...

Lanyon redevelopment leaves Nolan Gallery to rot

By 1 July 2009 9

Vicki Dunne is taking a swing at plans to do up the Lanyon homestead which neglect to do anything about the Nolan Gallery. “While I support the enhancing of Lanyon’s value as a heritage tourism destination, this Stanhope-Gallagher government is creating the classic donut effect,” said Ms Du...

Making electricity more expensive to, er, make electricity more expensive

By 1 July 2009 17

The Canberra Times reports on concerns by the ACT Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission that the feed-in tariff system (whereby you get paid for electricity your home generates in surplus to what it consumes) could come at a hefty price: Consumers will be forced to pay ''premium price...

Impro hits The Street all weekend long.

By 30 June 2009 2

If you like your theatre competitive it looks like this weekend at the Street Theatre is a good one for you: Heats on Friday and Saturday, the grand final is on Sunday. Substantial group discounts available for groups of 10 or more on the Friday and Saturday....

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