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Colourful personality Bill Mandle dies at 80

THE life of one of Canberra’s most colourful personalities will be celebrated in a wake next week King O’Malleys Irish Pub. Professor William Frederick “Bill” Mandle, long time professor of history and liberal studies at the Canberra College of Advanced Education and its successor, the University of Canberra, died peacefully at his home in Moruya […]

Wildlife science and art under the spotlight

COCKROACHES, if the director of the CSIRO Discovery Centre Cris Kennedy is to be heeded, have long suffered from an undeservedly bad reputation. Small matter that they have inspired seminal works of world literature and theatre, these ancient creatures have been sorely neglected by visual artists. But that may all be about to change, with […]

Simon says his liquor reforms are a success, but plans to do more

SIMON Corbell has released a report into the effects of his changes to the Liquor Act which he says shows great safety improvements. “The report confirms stakeholders believe the ACT Government’s reforms have made a positive contribution to community safety with alcohol related assaults across the ACT down by 11% since the new laws came […]

Fashfest 2014: Night 4 reviewed

It was a sold-out, red-carpet affair. Fashfest 2014 released standing room only tickets to cope with demand and guests lapped up the experience, the fashion, the lighting, the music and ‘being seen’. Fashfest designed each night around a theme and closing night was ‘the visionary’ who sees what others cannot see. Each of the four […]

Alicia Coutts takes to the catwalk at Fashfest

PHOTOGRAPHER Andrew Campbell has filed stunning pictures from last night’s Fashfest featuring Anneliese Seubert and former Olympic swimmer Alicia Coutts. Pre-show the teams of organisers, designers and models also got together to rev each other up for the big night. Alicia will stride the catwalk again tonight and Saturday night.