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Local Leaders Jack Taylor (The Jack Taylor Group)

By 22 October 2014
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Canberra entrepreneur Jack Taylor is proof that you don't need an MBA or years of experience to start a successful business (or four). The 22-year-old, who started his first...

Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014 12

Edward Gough Whitlam was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975, and a genius of humanity. I think that perhaps the only person worthy of delivering Gough’s ...

Man wanted by police; warrant for arrest

By 22 October 2014

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate 27-year-old Sonny Oeti, who they believe is responsible for a number of aggravated robberies earlier this year. ...

What are the worst traffic lights in Canberra?

By 22 October 2014 2

By the 'worst', I mean the most frustrating and disruptive, the ones that always seem to be red, no matter from which direction you approach them, and particularly if it's on the more important road of the two at an intersection.  The ones which really get on your wick. My own 'top two' are the ...

Mower repair

By 22 October 2014 4

My daughter needs to have her mower looked at. Her teenage boys have been fiddling with it trying to get it going. It will start but won't keep going. Can anyone recommend someone, maybe a hobbyist, to do a reasonably priced job?...

Elderly man missing; assistance sought

By 22 October 2014

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 80-year-old man, Vernon Pretty. Vernon was last seen this morning about 6.45am when he left his u...

Book Launch: ‘Fire in the Afternoon’ by John Stokes

By 22 October 2014

Celebrated poet John Stokes does not shy from the contentious and the harrowing, his verse evokes the plain truth about love, sex and chaos. In a clear, resonant voice Fire in ...

Concrete slab: Normal vs Waffle Pod recommendations

By 22 October 2014 3

Hi All, I am looking to build a house in Canberra, and I was given the option to either go with a waffle pod slab with single glazed windows or a normal slab with double glazed windows to achieve the 6 star rating. Do any of you out there have any suggestions as to which option would be best suitab...

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Where to watch the Olympics?

By 6 August 2008 18

Which venue will be best for Olympic opening watching on Friday night? Even if the whole event strikes you as a revolting farce the opening is still the most expensive spectacle ever staged, so probably worth a gander. If I stay home I'll end up wandering off to watch the comments pour in here...

Grocery pricing in the ACT on the new Government site.

By 6 August 2008 27

Woolies seem to pip Coles in dairy, but otherwise Coles in the ACT conforms with the national trend. That said, there are Aldi stores in canberra, so why not reflect them in the list?  What do canberrans reckon about this grocery-watch thi...

New Canberra Scene - Shuffling!

By 6 August 2008 11

I've discovered this gem of a video of one of a series of 'happenings' in Garema Place. It seems there is a new dance style, 'The Shuffle'. You do it to industrial style techno, and you wear out your sneakers pretty quickly. And before anyone starts having a go at these guys, their (although s...

A peek at the $1 million major Centenary artwork shortlist.

By 6 August 2008 23

The Chief Minister and Minister for the Arts, Jon Stanhope, has announced the shortlist of designs for the 'major centenary artwork' (pricetag $1 million) to grace the intersection of London Circuit and Northbourne Avenue. This is an extremely important investment in the heart of our city an...

Canberra's favourite mother has bail revoked

By 6 August 2008 95

The ABC reports that the infamous "Ainslie Mother" has tested positive for methamphetamine, and on her second appearance for breaching bail, been remanded in custody. She certainly had her chances....

No Free Range Canberra in Election08 ='(

By 6 August 2008 7

RiotACT was always a huge fan of Free Range Canberra's quixotic quest for seats in the Legislative Assembly. We were particularly looking forward to seeing how their beliefs would have worked out in our Sim Challenge Canberra. Sadly we had the following reply to our invitation to participate ...

Data centre to go to EIS

By 6 August 2008 39

You'd think a data centre would be the sort of thing any sane town would want. Nice clean jobs, encourages better data connections, sits on the edge of town behind barbed wire minding its own business. But this is Canberra, where nothing is ever so simple. To that end Andrew Barr has announ...

Canberra dragging the chain on pop-punk?

By 6 August 2008 23

PostOp is having a lengthy whinge about a lack of quality in Canberras pop-punk scene. They do have some kind words for Transmission Nowhere, and Bedford Decision. Unkind or fair cop?...

Gay parental leave

By 6 August 2008 71

We should have elections more often. Yesterday Andrew Barr announced the passage of the Parental Leave Legislation Amendment Bill 2008. “The Parental Leave Legislation Amendment ACT 2008 removes yet another form of discrimination against same-sex couples and their children in the ACT and bui...

The Turks fill up the arboretum

By 6 August 2008 11

The Chief Minister has gleefully announced that Turkey is giving us 17 seedlings (that rolls off the tongue rather pleasingly), from the stock of the infamous "Lone Pine" of Gallipoli, for his arboretum. It's a little odd because they've been grown from the pine that's next to, er, the War Memori...

Assembly much too busy to look at water use until after the election

By 6 August 2008 2

It's a funny thing. Popular causes (ie building something, anything in Gungahlin) can apparently be announced without any effort or planning. And yet the ABC is reporting that the Planning and Environment Committee has been forced to shelve its inquiry into water use in Canberra so that it ca...

Wanniassa Medical Centre closure - we are being steamrolled

By 5 August 2008 43

My husband, children and myself have been seeing a doctor at the WMC for the past 10 years on the repeated advice that the best family health care is found by building a solid relationship with one trusted GP. If all Australia GPs were polled today (including those contracted to factories such as th...

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