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ACT Revenue sleuths to hunt tax cheats

By 26 May 2016 1
Tax investigation

The ACT Government will hire specialist investigators to track down tax cheats as part of a 2016-17 Budget initiative that is projected to recoup $27 million for an investmen...

Speaker gets baking for Biggest Morning Tea

By 26 May 2016
Baking madeleines

Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly Vicki Dunne has embraced the spirit of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, cooking up a batch of madeleines in her office kitchen to shar...

LinkedIn warns users after 117m passwords stolen

By 26 May 2016 1
LinkedIn

Days after media reports of a massive data breach at LinkedIn surfaced, the business networking platform has told its members that the breach first occurred in 2012 but that th...

Canberras queuing culture: How do we line up?

By 26 May 2016
Noodle Markets queuing

Canberrans are instinctive queuers. Recently, I have witnessed this at the Westside Shipping Container Village; on the mornings of ALDI’s special deals days; at a bicycle a...

Top seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (27-29 May)

By 26 May 2016
Mt Everest

It is 63 years since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mt Everest and Canberrans can mark the feat this Friday with an Indian feast and a talk about curre...

Why Sunday penalty rates should stay

By 26 May 2016 12
Cafe

Although the majority of people no longer go to church on Sundays, it is still mostly a day of leisure. ABS statistics show that Sunday remains an overwhelmingly non-work day. ...

Police seek witnesses to aggravated robbery in Giralang

By 25 May 2016
Police wrap

Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the 7-Eleven store located on the corner of Canopus Crescent and Atalumba Close in Giralang last Wednesday (18 May). ...

New State Emergency Service station for Calwell

By 25 May 2016
ACTSES

A new State Emergency Service station will be built in Tuggeranong with $2.7 million in this year's ACT budget allocated for the project. The facility will house four-whee...

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Furniture Direct fails to deliver. Newsflash, guys: it's bad business to give

By 2 June 2009 43

We ordered something from Furniture Direct in late April. Before we ordered it, we asked when it would be delivered as we needed it soon. The salesman said it would be a couple of weeks, and when questioned further, he confirmed that we could expect delivery in two weeks' time. Satisfied that we wou...

Kismet Turkish in the City!

By 2 June 2009 11

Just had a fantastic lunch at Kismet in one of the new UniLodge buildings. Have always been a fan of the kebabs and pizzas in Kismet Manuka - so tasty and healthy (at least, they feel healthy) - but I don't live or work around there so would only occasionally visit. I am now happy to see them ...

So when do the legal explosives legally go on sale?

By 2 June 2009 54

I have family arriving from regional NSW on the coming long weekend. We are combining specialist appointments on the Tuesday with a weekend of legal explosives, seafood and poker.  It won't be the same without the fireworks. I haven't seen any advertising yet. Is there some special date that th...

World Environment Day (5 Jun) - Walk for Climate Change

By 2 June 2009 14

FRIDAY 5 JUNE TIME: 7:30 am VENUE: Meet on the North side of the Commonwealth Ave Bridge for a walk to Parliament House WEAR: Red Dare you brave the cold Canberra morning? These walks will occur during the first week of every month until the Copenhagen Conference in December. Growing ...

Canberra too ignorant and un-australian for AFL?

By 2 June 2009 74

Over on The Roar someone called Pippinu has had a lengthy spray on the unworthiness of Canberra, or Sydney for that matter for "the Australian game": One positive for Melburnians is that they get to have a bit of a look at their old MCG scoreboard which will bring back many memories. Apart fr...

Raiders smash Rabbitohs

By 1 June 2009 4

LiveNews bring news of a 34-18 smashing of the South Sydney Rabbitohs by our very own Canberra Raiders in Sydney. How do you like those carrots Russell?...

No PM's XI next cricket season?

By 1 June 2009 21

[First filed: May 27, 2009 @ 15:06] Cricket Australia has this day announced the schedule of international cricket games for 2009-10. Ominously there is no mention of a PM's XI game, or any other game here in Canberra. No day of drinking in the sun? UPDATE: A week later Cricket Austr...

Gazza saves the budget

By 1 June 2009 4

Canberra's own Senator Gary Humphries has proudly announced that he's saved the nation from a typo induced $44 trillion debt. An error in budget papers for the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations has overstated the Department's total operating budget by 1000%. Budget p...

Andrew Barr goes in to bat for cheaper books

By 1 June 2009 43

[First filed: June 01, 2009 @ 10:52] A few months ago I realised that my lifetime habit of buying a book every week could no longer be afforded. With little change from a $50 note for new releases books had moved up beyond discretionary spending for me and into the realm of planned purchases. ...

International Outdoor Knitting Day

By 1 June 2009 16

Outdoor Knitting or Guerilla Knittings' big day is on 13th of June.  You can knit anywhere as long it is outdoors and passersby are encouraged add a few rows... Guerrilla knitters are a form of urban taggers who leave their knitting tags on lamp posts, traffic lights or any public post. ...

Canberra Tweed Ride

By 1 June 2009 7

Canberra Tweed Ride is a short bicycle cruise of about 15km through the Civic and Inner North areas, with stops at numerous cafes and pubs along the way. Expect a leisurely pace. Tweed Ride has no agenda except the rejection of modern cycling "style", to wit: carbon fibre, lycra, goretex and...

Police Wrap - 1 June

By 1 June 2009 33

1. Low speed pursuit: ACT Policing arrested a 35-year-old woman on Friday morning after a low-speed pursuit through the southern suburb of Gordon. The woman fled a random breath testing station on Drakeford Drive in Isabella Plains about 10.40am after handing police a suspended driver’s lice...

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