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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 1
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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...

World-class activity centre wins ACT Chief Ministers Challenge 2014

By 27 November 2014
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A world-class activity centre on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin has been announced as the the winner of the Chief Minister’s Challenge. Challenged to develop ideas on in...

Reliability, safety and security of ACT electricity supply at risk following unprecedented AER draft decision

By 27 November 2014

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has today released a draft decision drastically reducing and backdating expenditure allowed on the ACT’s electricity distribution network for the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2019. ActewAGL Chief Executive Officer Michael Costello said, “This decision do...

COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) Annual Summer Concert

By 27 November 2014

Come and enjoy a program of beautiful music played by COZMO and our Learning Group COZYMO! COZMO will present delightful music from Australian composers Stephen Lalor and Rob Kay, and traditional Italian  and light classical tunes. COZYMO will also delight you with a short program that includes t...

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...

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New cookbook the culmination of ten years of Farmers Market history

By 28 October 2014
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As part of its tenth birthday celebrations this year, the Capital Region Farmers Market is launching its very own cookbook on Saturday 1 November 2014. “This past year has...

"Canberra-ism"

By 28 October 2014 25

Hi all, I have a friend moving out from the USA in early Dec and pulling together a pack on info to help her settle in. I'm including a list of "Canberra-isms" that people new to our city wouldn't know (Civic, Parliamentary Triangle etc). Would appreciate any input both on this front, and on anyt...

Police seek man in Greenway assault

By 28 October 2014 1
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ACT Policing is seeking a person of interest in relation to a serious assault in Greenway on Saturday 11 October. About 3am, police were called to PJ O’Reilly’s, Greenwa...

A career kick-starter for Canberra’s young actors

By 28 October 2014
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Aspiring actors will be better equipped for breaking into the industry thanks to The Actor’s Professional Kickstart Conference, hosted by the Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art...

Life-changing kilometres

By 28 October 2014
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Last year over half a million people ran and completed a full marathon. There is something about this race that just attracts people young and old. For one small band of run...

New walk-in centres prove popular in first months

By 28 October 2014 9

Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher has released new figures that show a strong take-up of services at the new Belconnen and Tuggeranong nurse-led Walk-in Centres, with 9310 presentations since their opening in June 2014. This is compared with 5,737 presentations for the same date ...

Pergola fire in Dunlop

By 28 October 2014 1

A pergola has caught alight at a house in Dunlop. Firefighters are working to contain the fire from spreading further. Two ACT Fire & Rescue pumpers are on scene at Thornhill Crescent. The Emergency Triple Zero (000) call was made at 8:41am. (ESA Media Release) ...

Does the ACT need an ICAC?

By 28 October 2014 13
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It’s often said that timing is everything. The ACT Greens are suspicious of the timing of developer donations apparently made “during delicate planning approval processe...

Slow service at cafes - wait or walk?

By 28 October 2014 15
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There seems to be a few unwritten rules about wait time etiquette in cafes and restaurants, rules for both the customers and the staff. Over the weekend I went to a café fo...

Best of Canberra - Milkshake

By 27 October 2014 17
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Whenever I think about milkshakes, my first reaction is to burst out singing “My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard”, Kelis’ 2003 hit, “Milkshake”. The famo...

Canberra Poetry Scare!

By 27 October 2014 6

This Halloween, be scared by the words of Canberra Poets, at the Spooky Front Cafe! Featuring scares by Samuel Townsend, Chris Endrey, plus some of Canberra's best Slam Poets. We will start the night at 8pm with an Open Mike, followed by the Poetry Slam and our feature acts. Check out the deta...

Moore extends time with Brumbies through to 2016

By 27 October 2014
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Stephen Moore will remain with the Brumbies post 2015 Rugby World Cup after announcing a one year contract extension on Monday. Teetering on the edge of 150 Super Rugby gam...

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