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Drugs and weapons seized in Griffith

A 24-year-old Griffith man will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court after officers from Taskforce Nemesis executed multiple search warrants across the ACT last Friday (August 29). About 9.30am, police executed a warrant at the man’s Griffith home. At the completion of the warrant, Taskforce Nemesis officers executed further warrants on a house in Phillip […]

Icehouse showcases platinum quality

IVA Davies will be in town tomorrow, Wednesday, September 3 at Southern Cross Club, with the Icehouse Platinum Concert. In recent interviews, Davies has attributed Icehouse’s Platinum sales status and the steady sales of the “WHITE HEAT: 30 HITS” compilation to the selective shows they’ve have performed over the past three years, reinforcing the band’s […]


Woolworths eggs go cage free in Canberra

WOOLWORTHS says the ACT is the first state or territory to sell 100 per cent cage-free eggs as part of the supermarket’s ongoing commitment to remove cage eggs from all outlets by December 2018. As of this month, none of the 19 stores within the ACT will stock cage eggs, instead offering consumers a choice […]

Derelict asbestos riddled Macgregor scout hall the bane of local cafe owners’ existence

MACGREGOR’S Tommy & Me Cafe is struggling with a derelict scout hall across the road playing host to asbestos and unsavoury youth. When leasing the property at Chalmers Place Macgregor Michelle & Gabriel Musiello had been assured that the old derelict, asbestos filled, scout hall across from their café would be pulled down. “Trying to […]

Isaacs garage fire

ACT Fire & Rescue firefighters are responding to reports of a garage fire at Kaeppel Place, Isaacs. Update to follow. 2:03 PM Firefighters have extinguished the fire from an electrical meter box adjacent to the double garage. Crews have stopped any fire extension into the two storey Kaeppel Place home at Isaacs. Crews are currently […]

Canberra Business Council wins Austrade contract for the region

THE Canberra Business Council will deliver services for Austrade to help local businesses achieve international success for the next four years. “Canberra Business Council is very pleased that it has been appointed as the ACT and surrounding region arm of Austrade’s TradeStart network,” said CBC CEO Chris Faulks said. “We are also delighted that Larry […]

Calling all Piano lovers

THE Australian National Eisteddfod Piano Competition is up and running from today until September 7 at the Austral Asia Church in Isaacs and the Wesley Music Centre in Forrest. This year the recently formed ACT Keyboard Association has come on board and introduced a number of new sections in the competition syllabus. In particular, entrants will […]

Alleged bicycle thief collared

A 40-year-old Higgins man will face the ACT Magistrates Court next month over the thefts of a number of bicycles. Police will allege the man stole three bicycles on separate occasions since May this year. One of the bikes was stolen from outside Westfield Belconnen, and the other two from Acton. Following on information received, […]

Natural disaster grants for Canberra organisations

Commonwealth Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan, and ACT Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, have announced 20 projects that will share in $5.2 million to help communities withstand the effects of disasters and emergencies in the ACT. Mr Keenan said the funding partnership between the Commonwealth and the ACT Government strengthens the territory’s […]

Barlens Event Hire found guilty over Canberra Times Art Show collapse

WORK Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe has announced that WorkSafe ACT’s investigation into an incident at the 2012 Canberra Times Art Show has resulted in a successful conviction. “On 23 July, Mashera Pty Ltd trading as Barlens Event Hire entered a plea of guilty in relation to a charge under section 33 of the Work Health […]

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Sharing work is easier with an Open Document Format

By Eric C. McCreath, Australian National University and Robert Edwards, Australian National University WE often wish to share electronic documents with friends, colleagues, business or government, and the software application we use to prepare these documents will save them in a particular format. Any application that later loads the document will also need to be […]


Open Gardens Australia pulling up stumps

THE Open Gardens Australia Board of Directors has decided to make the 2014-2015 season the not-for-profit organisation’s last. The decision was made in light of developments in the economy and technology that have seen Open Gardens Australia experience increasing financial pressures over a number of years, leading to uncertainty for its long-term viability. CEO, Liz […]


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