Review: “Bully” (M) *** 1/2

AN important question overhanging Lee Hirsch’s doco about peer-bullying in the US is, should it be shown to children as a school activity?  Unsurprisingly, the film does not examine its potential to push budding bullies beyond just thinking about doing it. In school rooms, offices, playing fields, buses and victims’ homes, Hirsch has filmed bullying […]

ACT residents healthier, wealthier, wiser

ACT residents live longer and have higher education levels and employment rates than the rest of the country, according to a recent report. Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher tabled the 2012 Chief Health Officer’s report in the ACT Legislative Assembly, which provides information on the health and wellbeing of the territory’s population […]

Supabarn backs supermarket cap

THE ACT government’s decision to limit supermarkets at Canberra’s local centres to 1000 square metres has been backed by large supermarket chain Supabarn. On Friday Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development Simon Corbell announced the government would cap the size of future supermarkets in local centres to 1000 square metres to support local businesses […]

Woman escapes Ngunnawal blaze

FIREFIGHTERS say a smoke alarm saved a woman’s life after an unattended cigarette caused fire in her Ngunnawal home on Saturday.  Fire crews responded to an emergency call just after 2am on Carina Street and arrived to find a blaze in the bedroom and a smoke alarm sounding off. The sole occupant, an elderly lady, had safely […]

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