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Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014 4
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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 14
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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...

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
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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...

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Pissed pollies

By 11 March 2008 11

The Age Newspaper lists the Holly Grail as the place to find a pissed pollie. So much for national security. Thanks very much the Age. ...

New temp roundabout bowen drive

By 11 March 2008 7

Did anyone else think that the new rounabout at bowen drive off parkes way is worse than the previous intersection.   Prior to the Roundabout you could be in the left lane and turn onto kings ave now all trafic left to russel and right to parkes merges to one lane prior to the roundabout absolute ...

Road Planning, or lack thereof

By 11 March 2008 19

In the spirit of town planning gone haywire WTF is up with Belconnen Way in the morning? A seemingly basic trip from Holt to Civic see's me leaving work almost an hour early because of the super intersection courtesy of the new GDE (Which reminds me, are the governmen gonna release some sort of use...

A Real Canberra Tragedy - Vale the Tradies Schnitty

By 11 March 2008 29

Sunday evening I tootled off to the Tradies Club in Dickson for some good old fashined comfort food in the shape of a Chicken Scnnitzel with pepper sauce. Now the Dickson Tradies Schnitty needs no introduction to Riotacters - as we all know it is a wonderous thing (magnificently unhealthy to be sur...

GDE = Total Failure

By 11 March 2008 45

Now that the southbound side of GDE is open all the way through to the parkway - I used it just like I have on other days I drive, and its now slower than it was with the diversions. It would seem that all the entry ramps from the Barton highway to Parkes-way need to be changed if there is to be ...

Another Marist Brother Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of Students

By 11 March 2008 11

The following article was forwarded to me by the BrokenRites team this morning.  If this is what Kostka can expect when he is sentenced later this month for sexually abusing students at Marist College Canberra, the system really is broken.  Note also the reference in the article to Marist Brothers...

Birthday celebrations fail to impress

By 10 March 2008 97

I went to the Canberra Day celebrations in Commonwealth Park on Monday and I'm wondering why I bothered. It was really quite rank and I was embarrassed to think that this is what we deem appropriate in order to celebrate the national capital's 95th birthday. There were too many security guards, ...

Canberra Roo Cull Protest

By 10 March 2008 13

I hear its on this weekend sometime but im not sure when anyone have the time for it? ...

Cube murder trial verdict?

By 10 March 2008 8

A friend round for a bbq the other night mentioned that she had heard that the Cube nightclub murder trial had finally happened recently. She wasn't sure of the outcome of it, and when I googled for information, this cached news item below was all I came up with - it does say that the verdict was to...

The Herd, Lucie Thorne, Casual Projects, D'Opus & Roshambo

By 9 March 2008

Pictures from the Friday night session at Corinbank have been placed online at Lushpup Images. bands featured include The Herd, Lucie Thorne, Casual Projects, D'Opus & Roshambo Comments welcome and if anyone reading this knows anyone from these bands and could point them to the pics ... that'...

Curfew 4 Canberra group formed

By 9 March 2008 37

The airport now has an organised, co-ordinated group opposing its various plans for growth: Curfew 4 Canberra. http://www.curfew4canberra.org.au It is made up of a number of residents associations in the ACT and NSW, and its stated aims are: - To secure an 11pm-6am curfew; - To oppose Canb...

Create Your Own E-Book

By 9 March 2008 13

Create and Promote Your Own E-Book with Marcus Amann 10 - 5pm Saturday 29 March The workshop will cover: The business of e-books: Why write an e-book?, What sells well and what doesn't, Setting yourself up for success;  How to Make your e-book: Pros and cons of using an e-book publisher, Editi...

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