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Local politics: Here’s what you missed this fortnight

By 30 July 2015
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The public housing revolution starts Andrew Barr has been pretty busy on the subject of public housing since taking the top job. His main task is to refresh the entire ACT p...

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (1 and 2 August 2015)

By 30 July 2015 2
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This weekend's highlights include a documentary film festival, a winter festival at the National Portrait Gallery and free ice cream at the Canberra Centre. 1. Wildlife art ...

Boo-hoo, Adam

By 30 July 2015 26
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There's plenty in the news cycle this week about AFL star Adam Goodes. Or should that be indigenous star? Or maybe Australian of the Year, AFL legend and Aboriginal rights...

First look – QT Canberra’s new August menu

By 30 July 2015 1
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QT Canberra's Capitol Bar & Grill and Lucky's Speakeasy will next month introduce new menus - the first since they opened their doors. Ryan Johnstone went for a first look.  ...

Suspended prison sentence for Canberra woman convicted of animal cruelty

By 30 July 2015
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RSPCA ACT chief executive Tammy Ven Dange has praised a magistrate's decision to hand down a suspended prison sentence to a Canberra woman convicted of animal cruelty. The 2...

Shooting in McKellar overnight

By 29 July 2015
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ACT Policing is investigating a shooting incident which occurred early this morning in McKellar (Wednesday 29 July). About 9.30am, police received a report that a vehicle ha...

Car park thief nabbed in Gungahlin

By 29 July 2015 4
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ACT Policing arrested a 35-year-old Scullin man in an underground car park in Gungahlin for attempting to break into vehicles last night (28 July). About 11.15pm, police rec...

Innovation Connect grant recipients announced

By 29 July 2015

An online marketplace for health innovations, a mobile adventure game and a car performance monitoring tool are some of the projects that will share in $203,050 in the latest round of Innovation Connect funding. The ACT Government’s Innovation Connect grant program is designed to help Canberra-...

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Why oh why do Labor funds play and rape at the Canberra Times?

By 29 September 2008 11

By way of disclosure I should say I applied to run the Canberra Times website last year, and will confess to being a little surprised to not even get an interview. Because of that I've tried to avoid being seen to have a poke at their site, and have even canned the submissions of others that have...

Tilt Festival

By 29 September 2008

According to Facebook the Tilt Festival is kicking off in Garema Place tonight. Canberra comes alive with some of Australia's best street performers. Every night for two weeks, see street shows in Garema Place under the big screen (followed by a movie). Sounds like fun. So Civic drones, no ...

Canberra Poker Players forum up and running (Finally)!!!

By 29 September 2008 2

So I've been a little busy, but finally got something together for local poker players. It's a free forum site, so there's a few ad's, but hey, what can you do. Check it out at: http://www.canberrapoker.forumsland.com/ Let me know what you think as well as any changes which can be made. We'...

Come out! Come out! Wherever you are... Candidate Expose Thyself

By 28 September 2008 3

I have finally finished (updates, omissions and exclusions excepted) compiling my detailed list of candidates for the CanberraVotes.com documentation website. I started building this list with the announcement of the earliest preselections this year and have slowly but surely built up a fairly co...

Anti-Magpie Swooping Devices

By 28 September 2008 90

I've seen many bike riders using cable ties on their bike helmet as a deterrent to swooping magpies of late and wish to seek opinions as to their effectiveness. I was swooped 3 times yesterday just walking near my place where we feed the buggers but haven't been swooped on the bike this year. A...

Ginninderra Liberal candidates – the worst ever?

By 28 September 2008 63

I live in Charnwood and I’ve always voted for Bill Stefaniak.   He was a good bloke.    I’ve been trying to find a new Lib to vote for out here, and I know with some of the rubbish candidates Labor has run in the past it is a big call to make, but I reckon the new Libs running out here m...

Abuse of the three for free parking

By 28 September 2008 34

After hearing about it for ages I recently witnessed the abuse of the three for free parking in Civic and I must say it looks a little out of control to me. Scenarios: A car pulls up with one guy in it. He parks and then jumps in a car with two others. They do a loop of the block and get a three ...

Election Wrap - 28 September

By 28 September 2008 6

The political webmasters appear to have taken the grand final weekend off, but there's still a bit of news trickling out. --- Democrats: The CT informs us that if elected to the Assembly Darren Churchill would like to do more for playing fields and some sort of motor sport facility. --- ...

ACT Light Rail 2008 ACT Election "Meet the Candidates" Event this Tuesday nig

By 28 September 2008 14

The ACT Light Rail Coalition are holding a 2008 ACT Election "Meet the Candidates" Event on Tuesday 30th September 2008, 19:30 at Havelock House, 85 Northbourne Avenue, Turner ACT 2612 Come and hear what the election candidates and political parties have to say about Light Rail. Find out how they...

Social standing and public sector work

By 28 September 2008 42

Is there some social divide going on here that I'm not aware of? Last week I had 3 separate shop assistants complain to me that the rude person served before me expected special treatment because he/she was in the public service. After one of these, the public service worker started spouting o...

Ainslie Schnitzel Club

By 27 September 2008 12

It's AFL Grand Final Day - not that you'd know from the treatment we received at Ainslie Football Schnitzel Club. The big screen, in thesmall area just apart from the pokies, was crowded when we arrived 20 minutes before ball-up, so we found a seat in the decidedly uncrowded bistro area, near a TV w...

Canberra - aka the Hotel California

By 27 September 2008 34

A friend of mine who grew up in Canberra, but no longer lives here, once told me that this town is like the Hotel California: You can check in any time you like, but you can never leave. It depressed me no end. I think I am over it now, sort of. How many people, including myself, arrived in Ca...

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