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Best of Canberra Taste Off – Butcher

By 24 November 2014
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Sunny and 32 degrees on Saturday, I was ready to host an Aussie Summer BBQ. There were so many recommendations for which butcher I should visit, as far as Gungahlin and Wanniassa. ...

Out of Africa

By 24 November 2014
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I have been criticised for drawing attention to the effort mounted in Iraq and Syria to counter ISIS and its call on the lives of our soldiers. My critics drew my attentio...

Strict safety regulations no good for creative businesses, says The Hamlet owner Nik Bulum

By 24 November 2014 1
A photo posted to Facebook last week shows officials at The Hamlet as they prevent the venue from hosting a student exhibition on site.

Entrepreneur and property developer Nik Bulum has called on the ACT Government to relax building safety restrictions, claiming that overly strict regulations are impacting crea...

Canberra Opshoppers Guide – Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale

By 24 November 2014
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The Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale has been and gone for another season, and as a well-seasoned thrifting veteran I thought I’d put together a list of tips for first-timers. ...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 23 November 2014
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The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

New laws to protect privacy

By 24 November 2014

Canberrans will be better protected from unlawful voyeuristic behaviour by new legislation to be introduced into the Legislative Assembly this week, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said today. The Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 will strengthen prohibitions on indecent behaviour using ca...

Write for Rights at the Pub – Sunday 30th November

By 24 November 2014

Write for Rights is an annual campaign for Amnesty International. More than 2 million letters were written last year, and over 140 countries were involved. This year, we will be focusing on six important cases. One case is Daniel, a 21 year old student in Venezuela who was arrested on the way hom...

Banks support ‘Mr Fluffy homeowners

By 24 November 2014
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Five key banks have already offered their support for ‘Mr Fluffy’ homeowners ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announced today. Members Equity Bank, Beyond Bank, Nationa...

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Stanhope on the budget

By 14 May 2008 1

ABC online is reporting that the Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has backed Federal Government claims that Budget cuts will not harm the ACT economy. The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) claims 3,300 public service jobs will go across Australia but it is estimated that only 1,200 positions w...

Dunlop man charged with child sex offences

By 14 May 2008 50

The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that a 57-year-old Canberra man has been charged with child sex offences following a tip-off from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The man, from Dunlop in Canberra's north-west, will face the ACT Magistrates Court on Wednesday on several charges...

Does anyone know whatever happened with that dead lady found in her car in Ng

By 14 May 2008 45

Am curious as i have not heard anymore and Canberra media is great for announcing things and not giving closure....

Medical certificates from chemists

By 14 May 2008 26

Does anyone have any more info on the idea that to ease demand on GPs, pharmacists would be allowed to issue medical certificates? Would love love love this to be a reality in Canberra having tired of the wait in our public clinics (over 3 hours on average and no guarrantee of being seen) and waiti...

Few tidbits from the Federal Budget for Canberra

By 14 May 2008 135

We often think about the larger implications of the Federal Budget when it comes a public service town like ours, but what about the smaller grants specifically for the Canberra community? The answer from a very quick glance seems to be: not much! From http://www.budget.gov.au : $0.5 million ...

Vietnam vets honoured

By 14 May 2008 4

The SMH is reporting that Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson attended a Parliament House reception for the veterans of the battles of Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral in May 1968. 26 Australian soldiers died in action. Both Rudd and Nelson acknowledged that Aus...

The Birds

By 13 May 2008 32

I was walking by the lake recently and took this pic (one of several) of birds.  I am not an ornothologist at all, but can any rioters i/d these birds?  I believe they are black swans but can someone give me a definitive answer? ...

Motorini - a review

By 13 May 2008 25

I recently changed from a 4 wheel ride to a 2 wheeled one, by obtaining a Vespa PX200, and thus encountered Motorini in Phillip, and the proprietor, Nico. To be absolutely fair, I am not aware of any other venues in Canberra where you can get a vespa motorbike serviced, nor have I bothered to loo...

Doctors and GPs in Canberra

By 13 May 2008 36

With many of us travelling to Sydney for specialist treatments due to high waiting lists here in Canberra, what about General Practitioners? I am finding it hard to find a good doctor (preferably who bulk bills) here in Canberra. Are there any directories, or will it just be a matter of trial and e...

Two men arrested over Wagga bashing

By 13 May 2008 9

Two Canberra men have been arrested by NSW police for the bashing of a 19-year-old Wagga man who suffered a fractured skull. Another man, 20, was punched to the ground and kicked after he rushed in to help his stricken mate. Late yesterday, the man with head injuries was flown by air ambulance...

The Fountain of Furzer St

By 13 May 2008 25

At around 1045hrs this morning, one of the construction workers on the old Sirius building site, there was a minor incident involving a heavy roller, some kerbing, and an urban water main. It resulted in the following (images to come) water fountain, which went for a good 15 minutes. I have no...

WOOF! Grrrr, WOOF! (Million Paws Walk - Sunday 18 May)

By 13 May 2008 5

http://www.rspca-act.org.au/pages/page19.asp RSPCA's Million Paws Walk is on this Sunday @ Stage 88, Commonwealth Park from 11am - 'things' start from 9am, I'm told.  Dogs, tell your masters to come along, walk in the sunshine and let you play with 999,996 other paws (excluding three-legged ...

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