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Tag Archives: DEEWR

Someone doesn’t know how to butt out

By 23 March 2012

DeskMonkey has sent in this picture of a pretty solid bin fire outside of the DEEWR building.
Someone needs a bit more education.
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DEEWR’s own Craig Thompson?

The Canberra Times is running the story of a DEEWR employee who managed to rack up cash advances of $38,600 on his corporate credit card.
Before you cast judgement on him, he has a very good excuse.  According to the article, he told investigators that he was ‘pretty drunk’ during the majority of the transactions and [...]

The Zumba Zone goes under the hammer

By 30 June 2011

The Australian brings word that Lang Walker is looking to sell the DEEWR bouncy castle for $280 million.
Mr Walker, who remains cashed up after selling most of his massive property holdings in 2006 for $1.25bn, told The Australian he was upbeat about the prospects for Canberra and would wade deeper into that market after the [...]

Zumba – bad for buildings?

By 25 February 2011

The SMH has a nice littlefollow up piece to the DEEWR Zumba story from Senate Estimates this week.
Interesting to think such an issue is worthy of investigation by the Senate.
[ED - One wonders if the Zumba instructors' husband putting the lie to claims it was Zumba shaking the building had more to do with [...]

Zumba unwanted at 50 Marcus Clarke St

By 29 October 2010

Following on from the Zumba Quake at DEEWR’s 50 Marcus Clarke St battlestar we’ve had word from our sources.
Apparently while all concerned are satisfied, nay convinced, there are no structural issues with the building Zumba classes have been exiled to other addresses.

Earth moves for DEEWR?

By 14 October 2010

[First filed: Oct 14, 2010 @ 11:07]

This afternoon some people in 50 Marcus Clarke Street have experienced some movement on each floor in the building.
The safety and comfort of staff is paramount and we have moved quickly to respond to the situation. Representatives from Walkers (the building owners) and Leighton Contractors (the company that [...]

Security of tenure comes to contractors

By 2 July 2010

The Canberra Times has a bit on the strange doings at the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations yesterday when IT contractors were given the chop their high contracting salaries compensate for, only to then be offered the same sort of relocation a full time public servant gets:
But the department’s secretary, Lisa Paul, [...]

It’s a long way from the top at 50 Marcus Clarke

By 10 June 2010

[First filed: Jun 9, 2010 @ 9:36]

The new DEEWR building on the corner of Rudd St and Marcus Clarke St is getting the finishing touches and they’ve even given the footpaths back to the public as Civic West’s latest black glass behemoth nears completion.
On Sunday these blokes seemed to be quite enjoying rappelling around the [...]

Rudd St collapse site partially re-opened.

By 7 November 2008

The ABC reports that the QEII site in Civic, host to last week’s spectacular building collapse has been partially re-opened.
It sounds, however, like there’s still a long way to go before they can get back to work:
“The ORS [ACT Office of Regulatory Services] says it is still waiting for engineers to sign-off on the safety [...]

Subcontractors and CFMEU out in the cold on building collapse

By 29 October 2008

The ABC is carrying an epic whinge by the CFMEU in the wake of the Civic building collapse.
“CFMEU national safety expert Martin Kingham has been denied entry to the site by the builder Leighton Contractors.
Mr Kingham says he is concerned for the safety of workers and wants Leighton Contractors to let him on site to [...]

Building collapse in Civic

By 28 October 2008

[First filed: October 27, 2008 @ 14:05
Second filing: October 28, 2008 @ 09:44]

The DEEWR building under construction on the corner of Rudd and Marcus Clarke streets has had a major collapse while concrete was being poured.
Apparently no one was hurt but my there were a lot of appliances out and hard hats milling around.
The ABC [...]

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