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An important DECADE of local political history drew to a close at a packed press conference in a chilly courtyard at the Legislative Assembly this week when Jon Stanhope, with almost perfect political timing, put […]

GREG CORNWELL is locked up and let loose on the daunting ACT Budget; DON AITKIN muses about the Royal Wedding; MARK PARTON grieves the loss of the Canberra Services Club; CEDRIC BRYANT warns that Jack […]

BY all accounts, especially her own, Treasurer Katy Gallagher has had a tough time pulling together this year’s ACT Budget. Good or bad, she won’t tell, only that she is resolute about having the Budget […]

LILY Pearson’s battle to play the game she loves has taken her all the way to the top; to the hallowed corridors of the Dublin-based International Rugby Board. All Lily wanted to do was continue […]

WHAT strange (and wonderful) city we live in: ELERI HARRIS reports that the jackhammers are ringing out on London Circuit again and are likely to be back there by year’s end as two development plans […]

“CITYNEWS” has two photos of senior Liberal Vicki Dunne using her laptop during Question Time to look at Swedish, flat-packed furniture on the net. Why? We don’t know; the Liberal media managers have spent the […]

FASHION editor MEGAN HAGGAN says the eclectic looks of the early ‘70s are back with a vengeance this autumn/winter, and they’re ideal for keeping warm in a Canberra winter. She makes her point this week […]

Canberra’s favourite gardening writer CEDRIC ‘O’BRYANT’ gets in the spirit of St Patrick’s Day with some craic about this being the time, so it is, to be planting sweet peas. His Welsh ancestors will be […]

PROF DON AITKIN once sat through a bewildering four-hour-fifteen-minute speech by Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, followed by a military parade in Tripoli’s central square that lasted for another two hours. He shares his bizarre experience […]

NOW, here’s an interesting thing: Thunderstorms and other changing weather patterns can have asthma suffers reaching for their puffers. According to Dr Andrew Tai, of the ACT Asthma Foundation, changeable weather can be a major […]

THERE’S a lot of happiness in this edition of “CityNews”: Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON rarely gets as excited about a restaurant as the one she writes about this week; Open Garden correspondent KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK trills […]

IT’S Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and the message is: Investigate symptoms early, particularly symptoms easily mistaken for something else – and that there’s no early test. Women often put themselves last when it comes to […]

CIVIC’S vacant shopfronts are set to come alive next month with a series of music, theatre and visual art exhibitions when the Centenary of Canberra launches a surprise festival for the city’s 98th birthday. Landlords […]

THIS week we look at the disgrace that is the sickening dumping of garbage, dead animals and human waste in and around Canberra’s charity bins. What kind of people burden local charities and their workers […]

Our chipper cartoonist PAUL DORIN found himself flood-bound while visiting the in-laws in Brisbane. In this week’s edition he tells ELERI HARRIS how it felt to be trapped by the water and we showcase some […]

“I FELT like I had to be a well-groomed, calm and in-control mother… but I was frustrated, unsure and uncomfortable with my role as a mum.” That’s mum-of-two Megan O’Hehir, who talks frankly to MEGAN […]

IT’S summer in Canberra and in this edition “CityNews” celebrates the city’s many New Year attractions and activities from theatre, art, books and movies to fashion and holiday fun. Our next edition will be in […]

OVERSEAS travel is a bit like childbirth, says ROBERT MACKLIN – you look forward to it for months, it’s absolute agony at the time but afterwards – while you bore friends and relations witless – […]

A brothel, a drunken driver and bus full of Grammar girls… welcome to Gail Ford’s first taste of touring in Russia. In this week’s edition, ELERI HARRIS meets the Canberra author whose love for the […]