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Grattan / Abbott's $60 billion cost for Labor's renewables goal came from 'back of envelope'

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra TONY Abbott encountered some heavy weather on Monday as he sought to discredit Labor’s goal of having 50% of Australian’s electricity from renewables by 2030, and to conjure up the spectre of a Labor electricity tax. As Abbott and his ministers attacked Labor on various fronts after its national conference, […]

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Canberra’s Hannah Wandel in the running for the Women of the Future competition

HANNAH Wandel has been announced a semi-finalist in the prestigious Australian Women’s Weekly Qantas Women of the Future competition, for her work with youth non-profit organisation Country to Canberra. As Founder and Executive Director, Hannah is urging the local community to get behind the organisation, saying the award will enable Country to Canberra to empower […]

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Canberra’s new fire chief arrives

JOY Burch has welcomed the ACT’s new Fire & Rescue Chief Officer Mark Brown to Canberra with a tour of fire stations. “I welcome Mark Brown to the ACT and look forward to working closely with him,” Joy said. “He brings to ACT Fire & Rescue a wealth of experience working in New South Wales […]

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Capital Estate Developments win the nod to build Denman Prospect

SIMON Corbell says a locally owned and managed company, Capital Estate Developments Pty Ltd, has been selected as the preferred tenderer to develop the first stage of the new Molonglo suburb of Denman Prospect. “Eight entities representing local, interstate and international corporations responded to the Land Development Agency’s invitation to submit expressions of interest for […]

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And the 2015 Hotels Association Awards winners are…

CANBERRA’S best licensed bars, restaurants, nightclubs and accommodation hotels were applauded at the 2015 Australian Hotels Association (AHA) ACT Hospitality Awards last night. Following a record number of entries in the Awards, more than 460 industry, political and hospitality leaders attended the black-tie event to honour the outstanding achievements of ACT hospitality businesses and employees. […]

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Dirty water in Macquarie

ICON Water crews will be conducting works in Macquarie on Wednesday, 29 July 2015, which may lead to some temporary water discolouration in the area. The works are required to accommodate road upgrade works to the intersection of Bowman and Redfern Street. “A change in direction of water flow can cause water discolouration due to […]

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Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund looking for your help

ZED Seselja has launched a campaign sponsored by local bus company Qcity Transit in Queanbeyan. The Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund is intended to assist in creating vital awareness of Paediatric Brain Tumour Research and Funding across the wider Canberra and Queanbeyan regions. “Two buses with their bright ‘Dainere’s Rainbow’ themed advertisements will be […]

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CareersXpo this week, free at EPIC

THIS week over 8,000 years 9 to 12 students from ACT and region schools will be presented with windows of opportunity into valuable career guidance and advice from over 130 local, national and interstate exhibition booth holders from Universities, Colleges, Trade Training and career placement organisations at Canberra CareersXpo July 29 to 30. Presented by […]

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Feral pig menaces Queanbeyan

QUEANBEYAN Council is warning people using Mt Jerrabomberra for recreational purposes, and houses close to the area, be aware of feral pigs in the area. Queanbeyan City Council has been made aware of an incident involving a walker and her dog last week and has engaged a licensed specialist to survey the area and remove […]

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Canberra unloved in Gourmet Traveller’s restaurant of the year awards

GOURMET Traveller have announced their Restaurant of the Year finalists and there is but one Canberra entry, The Farmhouse Restaurant at Pialligo Estate is up for Wine List of the Year. BEST NEW TALENT • Tyson, Blayne, & Chayse Bertoncello, O My, Melbourne, Vic • Lennox Hastie, Firedoor, Sydney, NSW • Federico Zanellato, LuMi Dining, […]

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ACT Libraries campaigning for copyright reform

LIBRARIES ACT has joined a campaign calling for unpublished documents like handwritten recipes, letters and photographs to have the same copyright law as published documents, so the knowledge can be shared. “Currently copyright law in Australia says published documents have a copyright on them for 70 years after the death of the creator, then can […]

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Zappa back at Ilium for Classics Museum

CLASSICAL actor, playwright and director, William Zappa, will be the guest of the ANU Classical Society this Wednesday July 29 with the second instalment of his popular end who introduced a large audience to his work-in-progress: an adaptation of Homer’s “Iliad”. Zappa , born in Britain but know here for roles such as Antony in […]

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John Lomax arrested in relation to CFMEU allegations

FORMER Canberra Raiders star player and CFMEU member John Lomax has been arrested. On inquiry ACT Policing had this to say: This morning the Police Taskforce attached to the Trade Union Royal Commission arrested a 49 year-old Harrison man in relation to the Canberra hearings of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption. […]

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Latham house fire

ACT Fire & Rescue crews are on Mulvany street in Latham, after a house fire. No one was inside when the fire started but there is damage to the kitchen and family room. Fire crews will remain on site for some time. Update to follow. 13:51 ACT Fire & Rescue crews have extinguished the fire. […]

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Doszpot asks what is going on with the child in a cage scandal?

STEVE Doszpot says that months since a cage structure was discovered in a Canberra classroom, and weeks since Minister Joy Burch promised to release information, absolutely nothing has been forthcoming. “All attempts to find out what happened have been met with stonewalling, including the latest blocking of FOI requests,” Steve said. “It is now hard […]