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Hargreaves shows contempt to Vietnam Vets

By 22 June, 2007

Apparently our highly esteemed and well mannered MLA John Hargreaves has compared his Grassby statue with that of a Vietnam Veterans memorial statue and has suggested that both are as important as each other. Sadly hansard is not on line yet so i can’t post the actual words. Of course, he has ...

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Ocean Moses @ The Phoenix, Sat night

By 22 June, 2007

Ocean Moses @ The Phoenix, Sat night Ocean Moses have apparently become The Phoenix’ emergency band and can be seen there this Saturday in place of Fire on the Hill with support from Cuddlefish who are really just Jim Boots and Astro Girl playing the songs the other guys haven’t learned yet. ...

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Something is up in OConnor

By 22 June, 2007

Anybody know anything about the six to twelve police cars (some unmarked) patroling O’Connor? Is it happening elsewhere too? I saw two police cars in the area around 2:30pm.. [ED - and thanks to swissbignose for the link to the AFP media release.] ...

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Westin jailed for 7 months.

By 22 June, 2007

Well, after much delay we finally have a result. ABC NEWS is reporting that Chief Magistrate Ron Cahill said he had no option but to Jail the Scullin woman for 7 months. Magistrate Cahill said he felt very sad, but that if the court was to be taken seriously on sentencing, he had no other option. An...

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Mt Stromlo Downhill Bridge

By 22 June, 2007

Mt Stromlo Downhill Bridge The Mt Stromlo downhill mountain bike track is nearly ready to be reopened for public use, following the installation of a new bridge this week. Shortly after opening, the track was closed due to concerns from the local horse riding community (I didn’t realise there was one before now) about b...

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Two Canberras for the price of three

By 21 June, 2007

Yes, at long last the winner of the Canberra Class Large Amphibious Ship project has been announced with Spanish company Navantia in conjunction with Australian company Tenix getting the go ahead to build two of the ships. The bad news, they are costing 50% more than initially planned at “A$3...

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Valeri to Singapore

By 21 June, 2007

Name doesn’t mean much to you? Then it’s a fair guess you don’t follow the soccer. AsianCup.blogspot.com brings the news that Canberra’s own Carl Valeri departed his home town today to join the rest of the Socceroos in Singapore for the upcoming Asian Cup to be held from Jul...

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Petition against changing Canberra Airport flightpaths

By 21 June, 2007

I got this email the other day from Canberra Airport. If you live in one of the suburbs which will be effected by changes to flightpaths, I urge you to register your outrage. Good afternoon Thank you for your feedback in relation to the proposed development of homes under flight paths at Tralee. Ca...

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Juice is Bad

By 21 June, 2007

In a cautionary tale both the Brisbane Times and the SBS World News service carry the story about a 60 year old woman getting burns to her throat by drinking a expired bottle of juice at her workplace in Fyshwick. Just goes to show that if you leave apple juice long enough it doesn’t turn into...

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AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT ACTIVITY OVER CANBERRA

By 21 June, 2007

From a Defence Media release: WHAT: A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) PC-9 aircraft will be flying over Canberra for air-to-air photos of other Air Force aircraft: the Boeing 737 Business Jet (BBJ) and the CL-604 Challenger. WHERE: Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra. WHEN: Thursday, 21 June 2007 from...

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The Museum with the Golden Gun

By 21 June, 2007

The Museum with the Golden Gun Not quite 007 but the Australian War Memorial has had donated to it Saddam Hussein’s gold plated assault rifle. [picture care of Fairfax] ABC Online has an interesting piece on the item and the debate surrounding it. ...

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DIY - Weekend of 23 June. Whats happening?

By 21 June, 2007

Okay all you little Rioters out there. The weekend is nigh. So give us the lowdown on what’s happening in this fair city. Bands, boozers, plays, markets, parties, riots, demonstrations, tree plantings, flower arrangings, aardvark baitings, bird watching, pizza tastings… Whatever. ...

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