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Subjugation of Women – an Urban Reality

By 31 October 2014 6
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When I was overseas just recently in Barcelona, England and Dubai, I was reminded of a culture I have seen in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Sure, I saw the niquab in Dubai...

Capital Metro Business Case released

By 31 October 2014 1

The long awaited business case for the light rail line from Civic to Gungahlin has been released. At a media only event at the Gallery of Australian Design, the Chief Minister released the Business Case and the EOI simultaneously. Prospective tenderers have until mid December to prepare their bids. ...

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014
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Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants. This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit ...

Where are the mowers?

By 31 October 2014 13

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height.... and not a single mower to be seen! Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frank...

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014
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Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) r...

Charity Christmas Card Shop

By 31 October 2014

The Charity Christmas Card Shop will be opening on Monday 3 November, with lots of beautiful and very inexpensive cards and gifts from local charities. It’s at Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, Civic. It will be open from 10am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday until Thursday 18 December. For...

Whats on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014
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Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum - Fear. DJ's, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia. Heather Lansdowne is att...

Westfield Belconnen Parking

By 31 October 2014 4

Hi Rioters Can anyone give a suggestion for cheaper parking at or very near Belconnen Westfield? A family member works unusual hours in the mall and sometimes doesn't finish until almost midnight.  The option of public transport doesn't work.  To bus it from Gungahlin to the mall is one thin...

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Whats that in the Sky? Is it a Plane? No, its the ISS and NASA

By 25 March 2008 5

For all you sky watching buffs it looks like the ISS will be overhead this week and should be very visible if weather permits. Plus, the Shuttle is attached right now making it an even bigger target to spot. There is also the ATV, the automated transfer vehicle launched by the Europeans earlier th...

National Folk Festival reviews

By 25 March 2008 2

A few days ago i submitted a short little review of the Folk Festival which got bundled with one from Pandy and posted here. Well after that I decided that my review was crap (being bundled with Pandy's whinge didn't improve it) and really didn't express how much fun the folky was so went looking...

Rappers vs. Performance Poets 3

By 24 March 2008 1

Turbo Slam #3 - Rappers vs. Performance Poets Thursday 27 March – 7.30–11.30pm The Front Cafe and Gallery, Lyneham Free for performers / $3 Theme: Carnivale Get ready for a high-octane head off between slammers and rappers, including: • MC Feline – fresh raps and freestylin'...

Fossil Fools Day

By 24 March 2008 51

Take action to stop the Fossil Fools in industry and government from messing with our climate!  _____________________________________________________________________  FOSSIL FOOLS DAY Tuesday 1 April 2008 Meet: 12noon @ Union Court, ANU, or 12.30pm @ Garema Place, Civic Bring yourself, ...

Angry mother demands an end to police pursuits (CT 24 March 2008, p6)

By 24 March 2008 119

[Ed - we have received 3 submissions today regarding this same CT article, obviously a story that has got a few of our readers thinking. Rather than posting all three or just one all three can be found here, with the posters name before each of their take on the story.] Submitted by spoonbill; ...

Raiders defeat Panthers

By 24 March 2008 11

The Canberra Raiders defeated the Penrith Panthers in a rare away win (the first since Round 9, 2007) on Saturday evening. Despite the loss of Zillman (ACL - out for season) and Logan (fractured cheekbone) and blowing an early 12-2 lead, the Raiders scored the only points of the second half and mana...

The slow process of urban renewal

By 24 March 2008 4

Has anyone else noticed the various new signs popping up around Canberra? Great to keep our directional infrastructure up to date, but isn't it just so Canberra to have one contractor put up the signs to have another pull them down some time later? (how long since the preparations were made for the ...

NATIONAL [FOLK] JOKE FESTIVAL

By 23 March 2008 11

[Ed - we believe Pandy is refering to the National Folk Festival although no mention of which festival is made in Pandy's submission, nor an actual review of the festival itself. Joe Canberran has also submitted some brief review of the festival which can be found below Pandy's gripe. We also hav...

An attempted abduction of a 14 year old girl in Canberra

By 23 March 2008 3

This [news.com.au] article reports that there was an attempted abduction of a 14 year old girl in a Canberra suburb. It doesn't state which suburb the incident occured in, just that it was in the north west of Canberra. The abductors are believed to be of Indian descent between the ages of 25...

Pick me - I'm Aboriginal!

By 23 March 2008 16

These were the words (albeit slightly paraphrased) this week from local sprinter Patrick Johnson. After failing to qualify for the Beijing Olympics, he is attempting to secure a place on the team by playing the indigenous Australian card. I'm all for positive descrimination in regards to health care...

Mousetrapreplica, Justin Ashworth + Spartak: The Front, Sunday 23rd March

By 23 March 2008

The Front Cafe & Gallery plays host to 2 Melbourne multi-instrumentalists this Sunday the 23rd of March, with Mousetrapreplica and Justin Ashworth filling the walls of Lyneham's burgeoning art space with luscious soundscapes and relaxed rhythms. Local experimental whirlwind Spartak kick the ...

Restaurant Review - Lanterne Room

By 23 March 2008 13

Went to the new place in Campbell shops tonight. 'Lanterne Room' was open for just its sixth sitting, replacing the venue 'Chill' once occupied, having opened last Saturday night. The service was crisp and friendly, not over-bearing but very competent. The menu was narrow, though very engaging,...

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