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RiotACT Face Off: Should funded tertiary education be subject selective?

By 20 October 2014 6
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It's time for another RiotACT Face Off. This week, we asked Kate Carnell and Steven Bailey to share their thoughts on government funding of tertiary education. Both were give...

A master plan for the Australian National Botanic Gardens

By 21 October 2014

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is developing a 20-year Master Plan that will provide a blueprint for its future development. “I’m excited to announce that a consortium of architects and landscape architects, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Taylor Cullity Lethlean, have been selected to dev...

Police seek assistance to locate missing woman

By 21 October 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 50-year-old woman, who has not been seen since Friday (October 10). The woman, Margaret Cooper, l...

Treadmill service & repair

By 21 October 2014

Hi, Just wondering if anyone know of anyone that services and repairs treadmills in Canberra? Preferably someone who comes and does it in your home, so I don't have to move it. Thanks in advance....

Chief Minister pays tribute to Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has paid tribute to former Prime Minister and legendary Labor figure Gough Whitlam, who passed away this morning at the age of 98. “Gough Whitlam was a great reformer and an inspiring leader, who leaves a remarkable legacy,” the Chief Minister said. “Go...

Zombies in Canberra: Spread the Infection

By 21 October 2014

If it’s true that zombies eat brains they’ll be spoilt for choice in clever Canberra. With the popularity of the walking dead showing no signs of abating, locals can join in – or just watch – the Canberra Zombie Walk 2014. I wonder if any pollies will take part? The all-ages, free walk ta...

Autumn Storm (April 1999) – Extract from Meditations in Orange

By 21 October 2014

In the meantime the clear skies have darkened and the wind is getting up. After extricating myself from the angry house owner I find myself tasked to roof repairs on a two storey pseudo gothic house. After putting on a harness and checking the belay lines, I climb up a ladder and onto the roof. The ...

Recommendations for a Removalist?

By 21 October 2014 2

We are moving house soon and are looking for recommendations for a reliable furniture removalist?...

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Nature Conservation Bill 2014 is a commitment to a sustainable future

By 18 September 2014

A new Nature Conservation Bill introduced into the Legislative Assembly today forms a key part of the ACT Government’s commitment to a sustainable future for Canberra, Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, said today. The Bill is a result of a review of the Nature Conservation Act 1980....

Best of Canberra Taste Off - Vietnamese

By 18 September 2014 11
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For the Best of Canberra Taste off this week I was forced to sample some local Vietnamese food. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – my life is pretty tough sometimes...

Forde Community Association

By 18 September 2014 2

Hi Rioters, We are trying to launch a Residents/Community Association in the suburb of Forde in Gungahlin - the Forde Community Association. Communities@Work are hosting a 'Community Conversation' at the Forde Community Centre this Saturday at 3pm as part of a continuing series to engage the c...

Motiv8MeFootball Academy Training for players who are wanting to improve thei

By 18 September 2014

Motiv8MeFootball Academy Canberra is a low cost academy that helps any football player of ages 7 up to adults improve their football skills with training sessions designed to help the player develop their dribbling, ball control, fitness, agility and stamina. We train in various locations to suit th...

Flowers with a Purpose

By 18 September 2014
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GGs Flowers is not your ordinary florist. Yes, they create beautiful arrangements and can even deliver to your door, but they’re also a socially sustainable florist – one o...

My Grandpa and Voluntary Euthanasia

By 18 September 2014 5
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On my desk there is a photograph of my Grandfather and me at the age of one. He is holding me in his arms and smiling down at me with that unique union of love and joy that onl...

Complaint against officer substantiated, investigation complete

By 17 September 2014 16

AFP Professional Standards (PRS) has completed an investigation into a complaint that an ACT Policing officer deployed Oleoresin Spray (OC) towards a tethered dog in a backyard during the course of a search warrant in May this year. Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers said that the com...

New user-friendly website for rego

By 17 September 2014 1

A new rego.act website has been launched to make it easier for users to access important information. Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said the new website would provide a more efficient service for the ACT community. “New features include a search function, user-friendly menus, regularly ...

Tuggeranong's FFA Cup journey ends but won't soon be forgotten

By 17 September 2014 2

The Tuggeranong United coaching staff and reserve players laughed and smiled as they stood together on the sideline prior to kick-off. Their relaxed mood told the story well, and was befitting of the special occasion they were playing a part in. Tuggeranong, buoyed by its remarkable penalty sh...

EATology: the science of eating

By 17 September 2014

What do humans have in common with soil? How does soil health impact upon human health? Healthy soil grows healthy food, and healthy food makes for healthy people. We know that a vast amount of human health problems are related to diet, yet how often do we trace nutrition back to agricultur...

Nuclear Reprogramming: past, present and prospects - Public Talk, Sir John Gu

By 17 September 2014

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction but changing one kind of cell to act like another is nothing new. In fact, in some of the first experiments of their kind, our next public speaker Sir John Gurdon was able to do just that more than fifty years ago. This work with frogs was later used ...

Three national awards in a row for Hotel Realm

By 17 September 2014
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Canberra’s best hotels and venues were honoured with national accolades at the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) National Awards for Excellence last night. Hotel Realm, ...

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