Actew Water turns on a new name

ACTEW Water is changing its name to Icon Water. John Knox, Managing Director of ACTEW Water said that the new brand draws on the contributions that their organisation has made to the lives of Canberrans and the region over the last nearly 100 years. “There are aren’t too many Canberrans that would not agree that […]

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NSW stumps up $20,000 for Canberra’s theatre awards

MEMBER for Monaro John Barilaro was joined yesterday by Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant to announce a $20,000 grant to help fund the Canberra Area Theatre (CAT) Awards. Following the ACT Government’s decision to withdraw funding support for the CAT Awards, Mr Barilaro said the NSW Government was keen to ensure […]

Light rail business case and the light of day

It’s all hosannas and hallelujahs for the glories of light rail today. The long awaited business case has been released. And the ACT Government has pushed out a video on how great it will be. Tweets have been tweeted. Business case released today, @KatyGMLA addressing the media — Capital Metro ACT (@CapitalMetroACT) October 31, […]

Gun seized in Theodore

About 6.30am this morning (October 31), members of Tuggeranong Patrol executed a search warrant on a residence on Lawrence Wackett Crescent, Theodore, and seized an unregistered firearm. South District Superintendent Justine Gough said the firearm seized was targeted because it was unregistered. “While many firearm owners are responsible about the storage and licensing of all […]

Stanhope rides forth to savage Labor over refugee policy

FORMER ACT chief minister Jon Stanhope has strongly criticised Labor’s recent hard line on asylum seekers and refugees, saying the party’s policies on mandatory detention and offshore processing are inconsistent with Labor values. Mr Stanhope, who has just finished a two-year stint as Administrator of the Indian Ocean territories of Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) […]

Grattan on Friday / Abbott government gets some wins – and gives the odd hostage to the future

By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra IN a move that channels John Howard, Tony Abbott has put changing the GST on the political agenda, just over a year after assuring the public it would not be altered, “full stop, end of story”. In the run-up to the 1996 election, Howard said there would “never ever” […]

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24 hour study at the Chifley Library

THE ANU’s Woroni is reporting that students who have left the study late can cram in a library rather than at their own desks until their bloodshot eyeballs drip out of their skulls. Chifley Library will be open 24×7 during the exam period to meet your study needs. The Library will be open from 8am […]


Ian Watt departs Prime Minister and Cabinet. Michael Thawley steps in

THE Public Service has been shocked by the resignation of Dr Ian Watt and the announcement by the Prime Minister of his replacement by Michael Thawley from 1 December. In addition to over three decades of experience in the Australian Public Service, Mr Thawley was the senior adviser on international relations to former Prime Minister, […]

The Skywhale in timelapse

“OHYEAHWELL” has uploaded this multi-breasted gem to YouTube to remind us all of what once lurked in the skies over Canberra. Centenary balloon rides at Reconciliation Place on Sunday morning 19th May 20123Music – William Orbit. H – Pieces in a Modern Style, Ludwig van Beethoven – “Opus 132″Photography – Martin Ollman

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Queer culture festival this Saturday at Acton

THE Canberra Pride Committee has announced the program for the 15th SpringOUT, Canberra’s Queer Cultural Festival. The 2104 SpringOUT opens on 1 November, with Fairday between 12noon and 5pm, hosted by the AIDS Action Council at Westlund House, Acton. “2014 marks our 15th year as Canberra’s Queer Festival and the first time that SpringOUT has […]


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