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FFA Cup clash to be the spectacle fans have been dreaming of

By 16 September 2014 1

As far as occasions go for Tuggeranong United Football Club, few have been – and will be – as monumental as this evening’s round of 16 FFA Cup match against Melbourne Vic...

North Canberra Community Council meeting 17 September

By 16 September 2014

Our 17 September meeting will also be our Annual General Meeting. It will be held at 7.30 pm at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland St, Hackett. Members and North Canberra residents are invited to attend. The agenda includes: Ainslie and north Canberra traffic issues (Roads ACT) Acceptance of Annual Ge...

Good Lawyers and Accountants for Businesses in the ACT

By 16 September 2014 1

Hi, Does anyone know any good lawyers or accountants in the ACT for small business? A friend of mine is looking to acquire a business she is working at and just needs a nice solicitor to handle the takeover and an accountant to deal with the business going forward. Thanks for your help. H...

Future Transport in Belconnen – BCC September Forum

By 16 September 2014

The September 2014 Belconnen Community Council Public Forum will be held at: 7.30pm, Tuesday 16 September 2014 in the Community Room above the Belconnen Library Chandler Street, Belconnen The meeting will commence with Council business and a brief update on amendments to the BCC Constitution...

Westbourne Woods and the Brickworks- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 7)

By 16 September 2014

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many peo...

Capital Metro endorsed by Cabinet – light rail is a go!

By 15 September 2014 40

I was in the room for the Capital Metro Industry Briefing at the National Convention Centre this morning when Simon Corbell, Capital Metro Agency Minister, announced that the business case for Capital Metro had been endorsed by Cabinet, and the project approved. Total cost - 783 million dollars....

Local Sports Wrap 13th and 14th September

By 15 September 2014

FOOTBALL: National Premier League: Capital Football Belconnen United was crowned National Premier League: Capital Football champions after edging out Canberra FC 3-2 on pena...

Couples Don’t Talk

By 15 September 2014

Smiths Alternative Bookshop is emerging as one of the artistic venues in Canberra - supporting emerging and established local talent. Domenic Mico the owner of Smiths is putting his all into getting unique shows up and running. He has  supported the likes of  'Blokes Don't Talk'  and is now di...

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Do we want a right to companion animals?

By 3 August 2008 85

It's a subject dear to my own heart at the moment, and something that's increasingly coming up in stories posted by other users. Body corporates and lazy property managers are imposing blanket bans on companion animals (aka pets). It's a problem that, for once, actually can be dealt with by le...

ACT Court goes easy on dangeous Internet Sex Predator

By 3 August 2008 15

The Canberra Times of Saturday 2 August reported the sentencing of 44 year old Johnny Oshana of Queanbeyan. Mr Oshana was arrested in June 2007 on multiple charges of using the internet to stalk, harass and groom teenage Canberra girls for sex. Police searches of his computers found he had used onli...

Todd Carney's open letter

By 3 August 2008 53

Todd Carney has chosen to speak directly to you. This is the original of his open letter. The text reads: "The purpose of this letter is to clarify some things to fans of the Canberra Raiders, Rugby League fans and the public in general. I feel I need to tell my side of the story rega...

Sister cities?

By 3 August 2008 12

Recently, large and attractive new signs have been erected at the entrances to Canberra welcoming people to Ngunnawal country, and listing Canberra's sister cities (Beijing and Nara) and friendship city (Dili). I am wondering, however, what happened to our two other sister cities, which I though...

Low energy globes roll out through streetlights

By 3 August 2008 3

Last Friday, on Chief Minister's talkback, Jon Stanhope let himself be monstered by a crank who thought street lighting was a waste of greenhouse emissions. One suspects that could be the motivation for an announcement of progress in converting the city's street lighting over to energy efficient ...

Unconsidered issues with the new prison?

By 3 August 2008

A comment from Miz that I felt deserved a wider audience on the subject of the new prison: One thing the ACT corrective services clearly haven’t thought of, is how many prisoners, either Territory or federal, who did their crime in the ACT but are currently in a NSW prison, actually want to com...

Another Me-Too Election

By 3 August 2008 2

Hot on the heels of the GDE "me too" farce, Jon Stanhope is showing great dexterity with another "me too". Here's his media release from Friday. [ED - Infrastructure Plan to build on Labor's billion-dollar first instalment] And here is the Liberal release from three months ago. [ED - "Infrastr...

Canberra rates a mention on Passive Aggressive Notes

By 2 August 2008 1

We've made the big time now folks. Passive Aggressive has a Canberra entry. Nice to see every stereotype about halfway houses and their management confirmed....

Who wants to be a Tim Tam consultant?

By 2 August 2008 4

Here's a headhunter looking for a Tim Tam Consultant in Canberra! Sadly it appears to be more about Tivoli Identity Manager and Tivoli Access Manager than chocolate biscuits....

History Lesson - The Patent Office

By 2 August 2008 7

Construction began on the Patent Office on the corner of National Circuit and King's Avenue in 1939 and was completed in 1941. It is classified by the National Trust of Australia as 'a significant public building for its time which contributes strongly to the King's Avenue streetscape and forms an i...

Cats in apartments

By 2 August 2008 56

Hi, I wanted to add a comment to the 'Cats in Apartments' discussion. I have been contacted today by my real estate agent for the apartment I rent and they have received a letter about my cat from someone, presumably in consultation with the body corporate. Having read the discussion here it i...

A Theft - but Stupid?

By 1 August 2008 47

Discovered today that someone has overnight managed to empty one of my bank accounts to the tune of $1500+. Bank (ANZ) and Police advised. In the absence of any other explanation, it would appear that access details were probably garnered by tapping into our home wireless network. The transact...

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