The Festive and giving season is over and we are into the New Year and its resolutions.
Two happenings now occur. The telephone stops ringing and the post stops delivering appeals from charities. If you listen carefully you can hear 2016 resolutions being broken all over Canberra.
What these two occurrences have in common is that [...]
Two generous Canberrans are collecting, restoring and transporting second-hand bicycles to disadvantaged communities in Africa – and they need your help.
Bikes4Africa is a backyard project created by Michael Skene and Leigh Guilmartin, which this year aims to send 500 restored bicycles to Africa to be distributed by the Bicycling Empowerment Network.
“I’ve been to a few [...]
Does anyone know of local organisations taking food donations for Christmas?
Libraries ACT used to have a food for fines program that ran in the lead up to Christmas, but it looks like that isn’t going ahead this year.
I only started playing Ice hockey last year, having been a field hockey player for most of my life, but immediately I was taken by how close knit the Ice Hockey community is. Myself and my house mate both started playing at the same time, and were both welcomed into the fold by some of [...]
Hi RA, been a while since I’ve posted here but I’ve certainly been lurking from time to time. Great to see very little has changed
I’m hoping I’ve caught some of you in a generous mood as I’m about to do something I’ve never done before… that is, reach out to the internet and [...]
Is anyone aware of any charities/charity giving trees in Canberra that are accepting groceries and non-perishables in the lead up to Christmas?
The Cancer council are seeking donations for the Queanbeyan Relay for Life 2014.
On Saturday the 15th till Sunday the 17th of Feb thousands of people are going to be walking for 24 hours in order to raise money for cancer research.
If you or your business can help by donating a prize/gift voucher/pile of cash you [...]
Elections ACT are now running a more up to date list of political donations and this afternoon a swag of them have turned up (dated 6 August).
We don’t know what Dataflex’s connections are but the rest!
So Hawker Britton are star Labor Party lobbyists. Somewhat in disgrace we gather after founder Bruce Hawker ran the campaign [...]
Elections ACT have released the 2010/11 annual returns. Which tell us where our political parties got their money from.
There’s lots of detail to be gone over but the most striking thing from the headline receipts spreadsheet is the Greens within cooee of the Liberals at around half a million dollars in.
Labor of course sits at [...]
The Chair of the Canberra Multicultural Community Forum, Sam Wong, has urged Canberra residents to get behind the Australian Red Cross appeal for victims of Typhoon Ketsana in the Philippines and Vietnam.
“Australians who have lived in the tropical north will know the fear that even the threat of a cyclone generates,” Mr Wong said.
“In this [...]
Nearly missed it but there was a short news article on Page 5 of today’s Canberra Times (4th June) reporting the resignation of the Canberra Business Club’s (aka the former Liberal Party’s 250 Club) Executive Officer, Russell Parkes.
This must signal a major melt down in Jim Murphy’s bid to become king-maker in the forthcoming [...]
With all the hysteria going in NSW at the moment over political donations leading to direct ALP Govt favours, it is interesting to check out the ACT ALP donors list again:
There are only three, with two being neglible. The point made is the poker machine dollars collected by the Labor Club put over a quarter [...]
Calling all people that like dirty fast V8′s
I manage a Local Rally Car Team and am looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist in the maintenance of the vehicle while at this years events in the Monaro area (If you can use a spanner we can train you). Accomodation (caravan and camping sites, mostly) and [...]