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Behold the 2015 ACT Arts Policy

JOY Burch has released the 2015 ACT Arts Policy, following extensive consultation with the local arts sector and broader Canberra community. “artsACT received feedback from over 300 individuals and representative organisations as part of the consultation process and as a result we are confident that the final policy document is a strong reflection of the […]

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147 animals seized from the one Banks home

LAST week RSPCA ACT Inspectors conducting a routine follow up visit on an existing client in Banks found a large number of animals living in single family home. A total of 147 animals including birds, quails, cats, dogs and poultry were removed from the premises. Thirteen of these animals required immediate euthanasia due to disease […]

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Plans unveiled for The Australia Forum

THE Canberra Business Chamber has unveiled the reference design for the the new convention centre, to be known as “The Australia Forum” which they hope will draw visitors to the ACT. “The design unveiled today by internationally-renowned architects Fuksas and Guida Moseley Brown is futuristic and classic at the same time,” Canberra Business Chamber CEO […]


A chance for the inner child to run amok as the ‘Big Boys Toys Expo’ comes to Canberra

CANBERRA is set to host the first ever Big Boys Toys Expo on August 22-23. “Big Boys Toys Expo is a two day highly interactive event which will be the ultimate playground for big boys (and girls of course) to see, touch, experience and buy all the toys, tools, gizmos, gadgets, sports and hobbies they’ve […]

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Canberra Convention Bureau hooks Michael Matthews to be new CEO

THE Canberra Convention Bureau says Michael Matthews will be its new Chief Executive Officer, from 1 October 2015. Mr Matthews is currently the Executive Director of Meetings and Conventions PEI, which is responsible for marketing, sales and product development for the province of Prince Edward Island in Canada. “After a comprehensive recruitment process, the Canberra […]

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Simon says light rail is ace for cities like Canberra

SIMON Corbell says the Canberra Urban Regional Futures (CURF) paper released by UC shows light rail increases public transport patronage, delivers benefits to landowners and creates flow-on effects in diversifying the economy, improving liveability and increasing sustainability in cities of similar size and density to Canberra. “Findings in the CURF paper show that the introduction […]

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Review / ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ (M) *** and a half

IN 1967, John Schlesinger directed Julie Christie as Bathsheba Everdene and Terence Stamp as Sgt Troy in a 157-minute adaptation of perhaps the least gloomy of Thomas Hardy’s Wessex novels. The dramatic emphasis in Thomas Vinterberg’s 118-minute, 2015 version focuses more on the relationship between Bathsheba and stolid, reliable Dorset sheep-farmer Gabriel Oak, whose function […]

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Review / ‘Ted 2′ (MA) ** and a half

COARSE humour has been around for millennia and only prudes would gainsay it. Satire of public institutions, human frailties and cultural habits has nourished literary invention throughout written history. Consequences of a mating of these styles can be fun, not necessarily with high aesthetic or moral values but confirmation that laughter is indeed a good […]