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Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014 2

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 ...

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

By 20 October 2014 10

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...

Larkham to remain with the Brumbies

By 21 October 2014

Stephen Larkham will not tour with the Wallabies on their Spring Tour of Europe, instead choosing to focus on the Brumbies 2015 campaign. Despite speculation Larkham would tour as an Assistant Coach, his prior commitment to both the Brumbies and the ACT community will see him remain in Canberra ...

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

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...

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Missing Cat

By 28 March 2008 27

My dear cat is missing - I am posting here in the hope someone may have seen her. She has been missing since Sunday night. DD and I have spent almost 30 hours in total walking the farm looking for her. I think the most likely scenario is that she has jumped in somebody's car, fallen asleep and is...

Independents to be disadvantaged by ACT Electoral Changes

By 28 March 2008 31

(This was originally posted in full on my ABC website ( but I think it is of most interest to Canberrans.) At the 2004 election, the Stanhope Labor government became the first ACT administration to be elected with a majority, winning nine of the 17 seats in th...

Helping the homeless in the ACT and QBN

By 28 March 2008 13

Does anyone know of any services (either volunteer or otherwise) that help homeless or disadvantaged people in the ACT and QBN? I know about the Vinnies night patrol, home in qbn and anglicare on Northbourne, but are there any others? or any places that provide meals, emergency accommodation, etc...

We kinda saw this coming right?

By 28 March 2008 6

Courtesy of A TIBETAN protester jumped a plastic barrier and ran towards the Chinese embassy in Canberra during a demonstration today against human rights abuses in his homeland. The man ran towards the embassy waving a Tibetan flag and shouting "shame, China, shame". He was ta...

WARNING: Be careful of a crazy rock throwing driver

By 28 March 2008 54

When I was coming to work this morning, I had a crazy lady behind me speeding and yelling abuse, weaving in and out of traffic.  I gave her the finger which I guess just made her a little bit crankier.  She blew her horn all the way down the parkway and would not overtake me.  She followed me of...

RAAF Birthday flypast.

By 28 March 2008 6

For everyone out there who likes noisy military jet aircraft, well this might be just the thing for you! AIR FORCE CANBERRA FLYOVER AND COMMEMMORATION CEREMONY RECOGNISES 87 YEARS WHAT: The Royal Australian Air Force will celebrate its 87th birthday this Monday, 31 March 2008. WHEN:...

Cars torched in civic

By 28 March 2008 8

The Cooma Bombala Express (Yes, it exists and no, I'm not making it up) is reporting that a Cooma woman, here in canberra for the folk festival, had her car torched while in the long-term car park opposite the Canberra Theatre. "It was like a war zone," she said. "My car was completely burnt o...

Free Canberra SMS and Phone Calls

By 28 March 2008 9

I'm in no way affiliated with this website but thought I would let everyone on RA know about this new service. I heard an advertisement on the radio for it and just signed up then - They seem to have a pretty good privacy policy and no real catches.. yet. Free SMS and phon...

Haunted Attics CD Launch

By 28 March 2008

Haunted Attics EP Launch - Transit Bar, Thursday 3 April 2008. Joining us will be Hancock Basement, From the South and Jonny Telafone. Doors open 8.00pm and entry is free! It should be a fantastic night, we'd love it if you could join the party! For more details check out www.hauntedattics...

Car Accident on Isabella Drive

By 28 March 2008 5

Was at home watching telly at approx 9:30 last night and heard what sounded like two (modified) cars racing through the roundabout on Isabella Dr and Ashley Dr. This was followed by a large crash so we went out to investigate and saw there were two cars pulled off the road, the first was just u...

Pimp my Police Car

By 28 March 2008 22

They say that imitation is a form of flattery but I would counter that by saying that only if you choose your targets wisely. ABC online bring us this news that a teenager has been caught impersonating police in Richardson over the weekend. Not content with the normal pimped out ride you see abo...

What's going on in health and disability?

By 28 March 2008 17

No links I'm afraid but it appears that Katy Gallagher has again had her competence called into question, this time by a former Queensland woman suffering from a number of debilitating afflictions. From what I can gather at this stage, the woman moved here with her husband, an AFP officer, late l...

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