UC vice-chancellor resigns for Canada

University of Canberra's vice-chancellor, Dr Deep Saini, announced he will be leaving at the end of the year after being appointed the vice-chancellor and president of Dalhousie University in Canada.

‘Radical’ bill turns animal-lovers into criminals

Deputy Opposition Leader Nicole Lawder says a bill introduced by the ACT government in the Legislative Assembly today (May 16) will turn animal-loving pet owners into criminals. 

NEWS

Shadow of the tower in burn-off smoke

As smoke drifted across Canberra from a hazard reduction burn atop Black Mountain yesterday (May 17), Canberra photographer Andrew Campbell caught these amazing images of what he calls the "cool shadow of the tower in its own smoke".

OPINION

Woden is being transformed, but into what?

"What the Woden Valley community needs is a champion to work with the residents' groups to stop the central Woden precinct becoming a high-rise and very unfriendly jungle," writes PAUL COSTIGAN

The challenge of keeping children safe at home

“Children don’t come with an instruction manual. Raising children can be very tough, especially without support,” says Barnados CEO Deirdre Cheers.

POLITICS

Hawke, the cartoonist’s dream

Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke died yesterday. He was 89. "CityNews" cartoonist PAUL DORIN remembers a man he could draw with his eyes closed.

Bob Hawke, a giant of political and industrial history

If Bob Hawke had never become prime minister, he would still be recalled as a major figure in Australian political and industrial history, writes FRANK BONGIORNO.

ARTS

Whodunit captivates appreciative audience

Agatha Christie's novel "Towards Zero" is a very clever whodunit and arguably one of her best. Tempo Theatre’s production of the play is one of its, too, says theatre reviewer LEN POWER.

Tribute to a ‘titan’ of music

"This gala opera presentation, staged in memory of the late Richard Gill, was a cut above the usual run of 'great hits from opera", and no wonder – it had been entirely programmed by Gill himself before his death in October," writes reviewer HELEN MUSA.

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‘Possum pressure’ puts Dame Edna back on tour

“Canberra audiences didn’t really think Dame Edna Everage was going to retire after she last appeared at the Canberra Theatre, did they?” Asks arts editor HELEN MUSA.

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