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Whats on this weekend? 25th and 26th October 2014

By 24 October 2014

Krystal Sanders is attending the launch of Harry Hartog (the bespoke old school book store) at 6.30pm tonight at Westfield Woden - with special guest Dr Andrew Leigh (Federal M...

Canberra International Film Festival Opening Night – David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars”

By 24 October 2014

“What better celebration of independent world cinema than to tear Hollywood to shreds?”  Canberra International Film Festival director Lex Lindsay is introducing the openi...

Dodgy TV (ABC + 10) Fraser – anyone else?

By 24 October 2014

No signal on those two stations since storm yesterday.  Anyone else in the Fraser area having the same trouble, or it is just us? cheers MS...

Can anyone recommend a bobcat service at reasonable price

By 24 October 2014

Hi All, I am looking for a bobcat service at reasonable price, please advise if you know someone....

ACTs largest drug seizure; man arrested

By 24 October 2014 3

ACT Policing seized approximately 28 kilograms of a substance suspected to be methylamphetamine during the search of a vehicle in Curtin yesterday (October 23). The search w...

Buying a new car – should it have a full tank of petrol?

By 24 October 2014 25

I'm interested on hearing thoughts on this, I recently purchased a new car from a dealer in Phillip that shall remain nameless (although it does rhyme with shommonwealth boaters).  Anyway, I went to pick it up and when the salesperson was handing over the keys and going through some features (its p...

Fitzs Challenge Heroes – Riding for a Reason

By 24 October 2014

With Fitz’s Challenge just a few short days away the excitement of the riders testing their capabilities and pushing themselves to their limits is building. But it is wor...

Canberra Shenzhen intern program connects future innovation leaders

By 23 October 2014

A new StudyCanberra student intern program between Canberra and Shenzhen will attract the best and brightest students from Shenzhen to Canberra and will give local students the opportunity to apply their knowledge in Shenzhen, the home of a major technology company in the world, Chief Minister and M...

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Controlled operations to go

By 7 August 2008 71

One of the livelier debates on this site was sparked by the Crimes (Controlled Operations) Bill 2008. Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, has now announced that it's passed into law. Deb Foskey was up in arms about this on Tuesday saying: "Unlike other jurisdictions w...

John James closes its cancer clinic

By 7 August 2008 2

The Canberra Times is reporting that Calvary John James is closing down its cancer clinic. The rebates that we're receiving from private health funds are not matching the expenses of running and staffing the unit. And I suppose, bearing in mind that the hospital was sold less than two years ago f...

Keep your eyes peeled for Riot Pins

By 7 August 2008 33

We've now taken delivery of some really very spiffy RiotACT pins. Keep an eye out for them around town and say hello to your fellow rioters. They look rather good on lapels, ties, hats, wooly jumpers, and pretty much anything you can push a pin through. They will need minor modification for ...

Canberra Centre springs a leak

By 7 August 2008 15

I was in the Canberra Centre at about lunch today when I discovered it had sprung a little leak. And by little I mean alot, there was water dripping from the top floor, seemingly through the floor and onto the ground level around the david jones entry bit. We spied the firies and a whole ...

State of the Environment - finish your dinner

By 7 August 2008 9

Chief Minister Stanhope has announced the release of the ACT State of the Environment Report 2007/08. Apparently the biggest problem with our local environment is that you're not finishing your dinner: "The report shows that the ACT's most pressing environmental issue is our very high consumpt...

Twilight of the 6th Assembly - The fastest law in the west revs up

By 7 August 2008 3

With the last sitting day of this Assembly hoving into view on 28 August the Government is revving up a legislative agenda just in case it's numbers aren't as comfortable in the new year. So here's an omnibus of things announced in the last 24 hours: 1. Families and carers gain new rights: Att...

Todd Carney - Terminated

By 7 August 2008 51

Word coming through that Todd Carney's contract has been terminated. Lock up your daughters and watch your backs, he's got nothing to lose now. UPDATE: In a press conference Todd has blamed us in the media (that includes all of you lot) and the club for treating him unfairly....

Police Wrap - 7 August

By 7 August 2008 11

1. Stolen, drunk and on the run. A great effort by a 30 year old Spence man. "About 11.25pm, Tuesday, 5 August, police detected a blue coloured Nissan Pulsar travelling at speed on Anthony Rolfe Avenue, Gungahlin. Police followed the vehicle before attempting to conduct a traffic stop. The veh...

Glen Porritt a free man

By 7 August 2008 101

The ABC reports that Chief Justice Higgins has determined that Glen Porritt should serve no more prison time. 22 months is to be the custodial portion of a five year prison sentence for unlawful homicide: "The 24-year-old was found guilty of unlawful homicide earlier this year after admitting ...

The new parking vouchers now with a grey strip

By 7 August 2008 45

Last week we noted that a crack-down was to begin on people making their own parking tickets. The vengeful arm of parking law was to be armed with a holographic strip. This was intended to put fake ticket manufacturing beyond the capacity of the average bubblejet printer. Below are two pictur...

Congratulations to UPRISING for 3rd place in semi-pro division, Rd 3 - 2008 A

By 7 August 2008

Round 3 of the 2008 Australian Super 7s Paintball series was held over the weekend, 2-3 August at Action Paintball in Sydney. 16 teams battled it out from all over Australia, even teams from USA and New Zealand for points in the 2008 series, with a prize pool in excess of $120,000. Uprising, base...

Who wins the trophy for being our laziest MLA?

By 7 August 2008 44

WIN News had this little gem buried in one of its news stories on Tuesday, 5th August 2008. These two charts indicate the total number of representations made by each MLA on behalf of the community / constituents during the current Assembly term (i.e. since the 2004 election). According to WIN ne...

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