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State of the Capital Weekly Political Wrap 27/11/14

By 27 November 2014
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Katy Lundy prepares to leave politics Generally, politicians are quiet for a reason. Either they are hiding something or they want to rise through the ranks by avoiding a mi...

Would you trade in stability for free rent?

By 27 November 2014
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With a big question mark over future stable employment for some Canberran’s, it has seen the rise of a new, but old kind of trend. There is no doubt and well documented that ...

Local Leaders Deborah Hill (Canberra Roller Derby League and Skate Nation)

By 26 November 2014
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By day, Deborah Hill is an exhibitions coordinator at the National Gallery. But after hours, she’s better known as Bambi von Smash’er, one of the capital’s top roller der...

Community celebrations this weekend for official opening of The RUC at Turner

By 27 November 2014
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This weekend the Canberra community is invited to celebrate the official ‘birth day’ of The RUC at Turner after the merger of The ACT Rugby Union Club, known as The RUC Bar...

Police investigate fatal collision on Monaro Highway

By 27 November 2014
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ACT Policing Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team will prepare a brief for the ACT Coroner after a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred on the Monaro Highway yesterday...

New visual tool to help make cancer treatment less daunting

By 26 November 2014

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has launched a new Radiation Oncology Patient Information DVD, which provides information to patients about radiation therapy, along with the practical aspects of treatment. “After a diagnosis of cancer, patients and their carers can experience a wide range of emot...

Cotter recreational area and campground temporarily closed

By 26 November 2014

ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the public that Cotter Campground and neighbouring Cotter Bend recreational area are temporarily closed so tree maintenance can be safely undertaken. It is expected that the Cotter Campground will be reopened on Wednesday 3 December 2014 and the...

Big Trouble Ahead for the ACTs Budget ?

By 26 November 2014 7

In June 2014, this years ACT budget was projected to be m$333 in the red without the impact of Mr Fluffy - which could be as high as m$500 over 3 years, according to the ACT Treasurer, Andrew Barr : www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/mr-fluffy-750-million-appropriation-bill-tabled-in-legislative-a...

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Asado! (Argentine BBQ) - only $35, book by 19 September - charity fundraiser

By 1 September 2008 3

 Asado! (Argentine BBQ) - only $35, book by 19 SeptemberIn Canberra, in association with "Tango in the Spring" and Argentine Month Host:Argentine tango dancers in CanberraType:Party - BarbecueNetwork:GlobalDate:Saturday, October 4, 2008Time:12:00pm - 2:00pmLocation:St Johns Church HallStreet:Con...

Adam Verwey in the RiotACT Sim Challenge

By 1 September 2008 10

[First filed: August 29, 2008 @ 22:01] Thursday night saw Adam Verwey front All Bar Nun in O'Connor for the RiotACT Sim Challenge. In the course of the night it became clear that what had raised the hackles of many of you on his website was really an attempt to be himself in writing. He c...

Alistair Coe the replacement for Big Bill?

By 1 September 2008 8

The ABC has word that the former National Young Liberal President Alistair Coe is going to get the nod to take Bill Stefaniak's empty place on the Ginninderra Liberal ticket. I'm picking up ructions on Facebook suggesting this decision is not meeting universal applause. Does anyone know anythi...

Vinnies Ball 2008 - Only 1 Week Left to Book Tickets!

By 31 August 2008

The Annual Vinnies Charity Ball - A Night of Magic  is coming up on the 13th of September and tickets are only on sale for one more week!! Join Master of Ceremonies, WIN News presenter Jessica Good, be amazed by the magic of Majura the Magician, and dance the night away with Canberra’s pre...

A gripe about the Chronicle

By 31 August 2008 56

I have to vent my spleen about an issue that is driving me up the wall. WHEN will someone do something about the stupid free newspaper being thrown around our suburbs? It is covered in plastic and thrown on my lawn. I did not ask for it. Therefore it is litter. By the looks of many other la...

Governor General puff piece by former speechwriter!

By 31 August 2008 10

Why doesn't the Sunday Canberra Times' Andree Stephens (the editor) tell readers today (31/8) in her page 1 splash about the GG, spilling to a double page spread inside, that up until a few months ago, she was the long-serving speech writer for H.E. Governor-General Michael Jeffrey? This is a highl...

Ugly ART

By 31 August 2008 33

Hello all. I'm looking for the artist that made THIS horrendous excuse for a cup. It is inscribed with "JB 1977" and has a saucer to go with it. Did you make it? It was found at Aussie Junk about a year ago. Anyone know who made it? I need to know as I am doing some research and ...

Cyclists of the Night

By 31 August 2008 47

As a Canberra driver and cyclist, I'd like to briefly remind other cyclists to wear bright clothing if they're going to be cycling on the road. On Saturday evening, I was about to drive into Belconnen Way (what the street exactly was I can't remember for the life of me). It was about 6:30PM at th...

Raiders fail on the top 4 hurdle

By 31 August 2008 3

The Age reports that the Raiders have faltered in their top four charge again in Queensland. This time going down 22-10 in Townsville to the Cowboys....

Public artworks - NSW style

By 31 August 2008 11

On the way to the snow on Saturday I noticed this public artwork by the side of the road between Williamsdale and Michelago.  Unlike our own artworks in Canberra this particular installation over the border appears to be privately funded: ...

Megafauna Festival - 15 of the finest rock, metal, hip hop and indie acts fro

By 31 August 2008

MEGAFAUNA FESTIVAL 2008 Saturday 11 October 2008, 2pm–midnight ANU Bar, Canberra MEGAFAUNA FESTIVAL is back in 2008, with 15 of your favourite bands on 2 stages for 10 hours! And all for a good cause, with all proceeds benefiting the Australian Cancer Research Foundation. They HATE can...

Explosions in Belconnen

By 31 August 2008 8

There were a series of loud explosions in Belconnen tonight, between about 8:30 and 9:00pm, followed by a bunch of sirens. Anyone know what's going down?...

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