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Top 10 Canberra Experience Gifts

By 19 December 2014

Instead of buying material presents, why not give the gift of an unforgettable experience this Christmas? There are so many great experiences Canberra has to offer, and the mem...

A Look Around Canberra: Calwell

By 19 December 2014 1

Heading down the Monaro this week to check out the Tuggeranong suburb of Calwell. Like last week’s visit to McKellar, I’d never been to Calwell before (with the exception o...

Jobs for the Boys – Take that Zedley!

By 19 December 2014 2

So, let’s get this right? The Labor Party, particularly in NSW, wrote the rulebook around jobs for the boys. For rewarding faithful servants of the cause with sinecures over...

The end of a love affair

By 18 December 2014 2

Break ups can be tough. They aren’t easy and there’s always the awkward part in the middle, the moving and parting of the things. But I’m afraid it’s time. I swear it's...

Police gearing up for a Safe Summer

By 19 December 2014
Rudi Lammers, Joy Burch and Brad Watts

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch and Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers yesterday launched ACT Policing’s 2014-15 Safe Summer campaign, urging the communit...

Canberra Centre Parking Machines – Out of Order

By 19 December 2014 3

When you consider how much the Canberra Centre must be earning from its paid parking in the city, I find it incredible that they seem incapable of keeping their money spinners in working order. I guarantee that on at least 50% of visits to the centre, one or more machines are not working.  I can...

Katy Gallagher Endorsed for the Senate

By 19 December 2014

ACT Labor’s Administrative Committee last night endorsed Katy Gallagher to replace Senator Kate Lundy as the Labor Senator for the ACT. “At the close of nominations, our...

Fail to stop leads to drug seizure

By 19 December 2014

ACT Policing has seized a vehicle and a small amount of illicit drugs after a driver failed to stop the car as directed in Gordon during the early hours of Wednesday morning (D...

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Former defence chief buried

By 18 June 2008

Former chief of the Defence Force General Sir Francis Hassett has been farewelled with full military honours at a funeral in Canberra. About 100 mourners and dignitaries gathered at the Duntroon Chapel to farewell General Hassett who headed the Defence Force for two years until he retired in 1977...

GDE Duplication

By 18 June 2008 49

I beleive I heard on the news the other day (wasn't paying complete attention, but belive it was WIN) something about a decision being made to duplicate the GDE (IE, make it two lanes) I haven't been able to find correlating news links yet, but i'm surprised it hasn't popped up here yet. This ...

Breakfast - Sat 28 June, 9.30am

By 18 June 2008 18

I flagged the idea of a Riot Act breakfast get-together a few weeks ago, and have had a couple of responses. Although I had originally suggested this weekend this Sat is now out.  So I'm proposing Saturday 28 June at 9.30am at a central location. I am not going to post the venue in this thread b...

Assembly passes Kaine condolence motion

By 18 June 2008

ABC online is reporting that the Legislative Assembly has passed a condolence motion in recognition of former chief minister Trevor Kaine who died earlier this month. Mr Kaine was elected to the first Legislative Assembly in 1989 as the Liberal Opposition leader. ...

Canberra man accused of attempted rape during household robbery

By 18 June 2008 13

Livenews has this report about a Canberra man who has been charged with attempted sexual intercourse without consent, an act of indecency without consent and burglary. The assault occurred in Belconnen in the early hours of on Monday morning, police say...

Women's golf open to be held in canberra?

By 18 June 2008 3

Canberra is a step closer towards hosting the Australian Women's Golf Open in 2013 according to this ABC report. The ACT Government and Golf Australia have reached a preliminary agreement to stage the tournament during the capital's centenary celebrations. There is no decision yet on which course...

Stanhope faces no confidence motion

By 17 June 2008 70

The ABC online is reporting that the ACT Opposition will move a motion of no confidence in Chief Minister Jon Stanhope over his involvement in the gas-fired power station planned for Tuggeranong in southern Canberra. Opposition Leader Zed Seselja has given notice of his intention to move the no c...

Public School spending ahead of recommendations

By 17 June 2008 39

It may surprise some but apparently the ACT has a higher ratio of investment public school facilities than private, bucking a national trend, and in theory making public education in the ACT a far better proposition than it might be in other states. Andrew Barr has claimed that the $350 Million i...

ORGANised walk

By 17 June 2008 2

On Sunday 22nd June, students from Girls Grammar have organised a walk to raise Organ Donor awareness in support of 14 month old Cordelia Whatman who requires a liver transplant and to raise some money for Westmead Childrens Hospital. The students have designed T-shirts which will be available for s...

Liz Frencham and Robbie Long plus Hey Lester, Merry Muse, Friday 20 June

By 17 June 2008

(Getting in early on this one because it's going to be a huuuuuuuge night.) Liz Frencham is an ornament to music. The complete package: a superb song-writer, sings like an angel, and when Liz is on stage with one of her double-basses, it's like two parts of the one whole. (Sounds naff, but check...


By 16 June 2008 12

Trying to get between Civic and Woden this afternoon at about 4.00pm I rounded Vernon circuit heading south only to be directed back north again by the boys in blue. Nothing on the ABC news website to indicate why. Any ideas?...

Surprising new charges at restaurants - and some oldies as well

By 16 June 2008 135

Talking to a mate today, he told me that he got slugged at a restaurant at a birthday party for the following charges: Corkage - an oldie but still around Cakeage - What the?? it is a cake, you get a knife, you cut it. Not really haute cuisine... Service Charge - apparently similar to an am...

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