Canberra Confidential / Curtins for someone?

IN announcing an eminently worthy fellowship for gender equity in science, Labor Chief Minister Katy Gallagher’s otherwise word-perfect press release finished with this howler: “The Fellowship is named in honour of Emeritus Professor Judith Whitworth AC, who was director of The John Curtain School of Medical Research from August 1999 until July 2009”. Widely regarded […]

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The Snow Foundation opens its wallet for Good360 Australia

THE Snow Foundation has pledged $100,000 to kick start the drive to fund an innovative software platform, the Good360 GivingPlace that will underpin Good360’s operations in Australia. The Foundation has also committed $25,000 to Good360 for operational funding. Good360 connects businesses who have excess goods with charities who need them. It has been operating successfully […]

Letters / Love your trees, or else…

I AM writing as a visitor to Canberra, who finds great charm and a feeling of “soul” in the tree’d feel of our “Bush Capital”. I recently heard a comment on your local radio that temperatures can vary as much as 7C between new suburban areas and the older suburbs with shaded streets. Something for […]

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Bindi Irwin coming to Floriade

BINDI Irwin is set to bring her bubbly personality to Floriade this October as part of Family Fun week. Bindi, who celebrated her 16th birthday last week, will present six workshops in Floriade’s Inspiration Hub on the October long weekend (Saturday 4 October – Sunday 5 October). Bindi’s enthusiasm and dedication to the animal world […]

ACTTAB sold to Tabcorp

KATY Gallagher and Andrew Barr in their roles as the ACTTAB shareholders have announced that Victoria’s Tabcorp has been chosen as the successful purchaser of ACTTAB. The sale of ACTTAB and associated issue of licences has achieved a sale price of $105.5 million. Tabcorp has an extensive history operating as a successful wagering operator. Tabcorp […]

CIT to be reined in by a Governing Board

MINISTER for Education and Training Joy Burch today announced a major change to the Canberra Institute of Technology’s governance and advisory council designed to enhance CIT’s flexibility and responsiveness. “Today I announce that the ACT Government will bring forward legislation in October to amend the CIT Act to provide for a governing board and to […]

Old warrants coming home to roost

ACT Policing and the New South Wales Police Force are currently executing Operation Azine, aimed at reducing the number of outstanding arrest warrants across the ACT and surrounding New South Wales region. Operation Azine began on 19 May 2014, targeting those people with outstanding arrests warrants for a range of offences including theft, driving while […]

Calwell Pool opening this September

THE Liberals Andrew Wall is gushingly congratulating himself for his part in pushing the completion of the Calwell Swimming Pool, due to open in September. “This project has not been an easy one to pursue for the proprietors of Kingswim, as numerous hurdles were placed in their way by the ACT Labor Government,” Andrew said. […]

Brown water for Tuggeranong

ACTEW Water is undertaking necessary work in the Tuggeranong area today which may result in temporary discolouration of water during the day. The work will be undertaken in Greenway, and ACTEW’s modeling indicates that the work may result in a temporary risk of discolouration in Reed Street, Anketell Street, Athlon Drive, Pitman Street and Cowlishaw […]

Afghan cricketers coming to Manuka!

EVENTS ACT have announced warm up matches for the one day Cricket World Cup and we’re getting the eclectic mix of Afghanistan and Ireland! Our lot are: Friday 26-Sep-14 Afghanistan v Comets / NSW 2nd XI Canberra Manuka Oval, Canberra Sunday 28-Sep-14 Afghanistan v Comets / NSW 2nd XI Canberra Manuka Oval, Canberra Tuesday 7-Oct-14 […]

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