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Fish kill remains mysterious at Yerrabi Pond

THE Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate have explained they can’t explain why there was a major fish kill event in Gungahlin’s Yerrabi Pond. Test samples analysed by experts in Sydney have ruled out a virus as the cause of a significant number of fish deaths in Yerrabi Pond over the past month, Dr Lisa Evans, […]

Party Cadre swap with Shenzhen

CHIEF Minister Gallagher has announced a new StudyCanberra student intern program between Canberra and Shenzhen to attract the best and brightest students from Shenzhen to Canberra and give local students the opportunity to apply their knowledge in Shenzhen. The Canberra-Shenzhen Innovation Intern Exchange Program is the first education outcome of the historic MOU signed between […]

Andrew Barr does away with the EPIC board

ANDREW Barr has announced he’s legislating to abolish the showground board. “Legislation introduced in the Legislative Assembly today will pave the way for the integration of Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) with the management of other Territory venues,” Andrew said. The Exhibition Park Corporation Repeal Bill 2014 will repeal the Exhibition Park Corporation Act 1976 […]

Youth Theatre and other arts in Canberra this weekend

CANBERRA Youth Theatre’s cast of actors from 13 – 24 years has teamed up with director Tamzin Nugent, to close CYT’s 2014 production season with the ACT premiere of “Where in the world is Frank Sparrow.” WRITTEN by Aussie playwright, Angela Betzien for Graffiti Theatre Company in Ireland. It’s billed “Romeo & Juliet Meets Underbelly”. […]

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Zed promises better days for Constitution Avenue

LIBERAL Senator Zed Seselja says construction is about to commence on the $42 million upgrade of Constitution Avenue. Zed says the upgrade is a major Australian Government infrastructure project that will revitalise the road corridor, improve accessibility and create jobs. Funded in celebration of Canberra’s centenary, the project will give Constitution Avenue a new lease […]

Liverpool kiss at O’Connor shops

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault which occurred at O’Connor shops yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, October 22). About 4.40pm, a 25-year-old woman was approached by an unknown male in the car-park at O’Connor shops, on Sargood Street. The man shouted at the woman and then head-butted her in an unprovoked attack, before fleeing down […]

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What Brisbane’s ferries can teach us about funding public transport

By Barbara T.H. Yen, Griffith University Traditional funding sources are becoming inadequate to meet public transport demands in Australian cities, despite the broad economic and social benefits public transport brings, such as cost savings associated with reduced traffic congestion, productivity through improved job creation, competitiveness and livability. In 2013 around two-thirds of Australia’s population resided […]

Brown water warning for Molonglo

ACTEW Water will be undertaking work in Coombs on tomorrow which may result in temporary discolouration of water in the Molonglo area. ACTEW Water advises that any discolouration will clear with normal use. If residents experience ongoing discolouration beyond Friday 23 October 2014 they should contact the ACTEW Water Faults team on 6248 3111. Residents […]

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ACT Policing hunting Sonny Oeti

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate 27-year-old Sonny Oeti, who they believe is responsible for a number of aggravated robberies earlier this year. Police have identified the offender in the aggravated robberies committed at the Waramanga General Store (Thursday, July 10) and Griffith Newsagency (Sunday, July 13) as Sonny Oeti (pictured). A […]

Katy wonders where all the extra Emergency Department patients are coming from

CHIEF Minister Katy Gallagher has expressed some satisfaction at improved statistics from Canberra’s emergency departments while expressing some concern at rising numbers of patients turning up seeking help. “The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report (AIHW) report shows that ACT emergency departments saw the highest percentage increase in presentation numbers with a 5.8% when […]

Arts / Rusanda readies to spark gypsy fire

CANBERRA-bound violinist Rusanda Panfili may be a fun-loving girl in one of the world’s most exciting cities, but she is a serious artist who leads a disciplined private life. “It’s very difficult, I must combine my friendships with my job, but fortunately my dear friends are musicians,” says the 25-year-old Vienna-based performer, where she’s completing […]

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