Animal defenders finally condemn vandalism

AFTER a long period sitting on the fence the Coalition of Animal Defenders (CAD) says they wish to notify the ACT public that they unequivocally condemn and disown the vandalism that has occurred at the ACT government depots of Farrer and Holder. “It is hard to imagine what possible motive people think our volunteers might […]


A new book on walks to take in Canberra

CANBERRA writer Graeme Barrow has published his 17th guidebook on walking in Canberra and the region. Titled “Walking Canberra: 101 Ways to See Australia’s National Capital on Foot” it is set mainly in the metropolitan area of the city. Walks along rivers, creeks, wetlands and around lakes are described together with descriptions of public art […]

Guinness World Record for Longest Marathon Drawing Caricatures [individual] to be attempted at Canberra Hospital

An attempt at the Guinness World Record for Longest Marathon Drawing Caricatures [individual] will be held at the Canberra Hospital foyer starting on August 19th at 8am. The current record of 48 hours is held by Gary Javier from Puerto Rico. The 50 hour attempt by Chris Wilson is intended to raise money for the […]

Andrew Leigh has a book out

CANBERRA’S Member for Fraser, Andrew Leigh, has a new book out, “The Economics of Just About Everything, The hidden reasons for our curious choices and surprising successes”. Allen & Unwin are selling the hardcopy for $26.99, or Amazon have it for Kindle e-readers for a mere $9.99. No less august a personage than Annabel Crabb […]

Zed’s heroes? Abbott, Thatcher, and Reagan?

Walking down Bunda Street one can’t help but admire Liberal Senator Zed Seselja’s enormous head covering the exterior of his electoral office. But glancing through the door one is struck by the little shrine of photographs of great conservative leaders. Tony Abbott, a black and white of Margaret Thatcher, and resplendent afore the stars and […]

Grattan / Both sides are finding party reform a challenging process

By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra BILL Shorten’s reference to party reform was once-over-lightly when he addressed the NSW ALP conference on Sunday. Shorten said Labor had to “rebuild as a party of members, not factions”. Members had to be entitled to participate “in the choice of our leaders, our candidates, our policies”; Labor must […]

Macquarie house fire started by heater

Firefighters are working to extinguish a fire in a house on Fulton Street, Macquarie. Fire has been knocked down and has significantly damaged the house. Update to follow. 6:57 AM Fire has been extinguished. No damage to neighbouring property. ACT Fire & Rescue are currently ventilating the property. Three fire pumpers on scene, the Breathing […]

Ainslie grow house busted

ACT Policing has seized 23 cannabis plants following the execution of a warrant on a home in Ainslie yesterday (Friday July 25). About 5.10pm yesterday, police attended the location after receiving a report of a possible grow house inside the home. The owner of the home had gone to inspect his rental property when he […]

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Mt Rogers to remain off-leash

THE Labor members for Ginninderra are celebrating the retention of the Mount Rogers as an off-leash dog area. “This is a good decision by the Minister, TAMS have clearly heard the views of the community and we are very pleased for this result” Mary Porter said. The MLAs (Chris Bourke, Yvette Berry and Mary Porter) […]

Lina Blair reaps the rewards of trolley tracking

LINA Blair of Nicholls has collected a $1,000 prize for reporting a wayward shopping trolley from Woolworths Gungahlin through Trolley Tracker. Since Trolley Tracker began it has taken over 1.3 million reports from people like Lina, helping to return over two million lost trolleys to their home stores and protecting the local environment. Information on […]


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