Movie review / ‘Gunda’ (G)

"'Gunda' will never break box-office records. Yet it invites attention because of its display of animal life that city-dwellers may never see. For that reason it has merit," says movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘The Unholy’ (MA)

Of his star-and-a-half rating for the new movie, "Unholy", reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD says: "The full star is for the special effects. The half star acknowledges the film’s dramatic merit."

NEWS

Police, government defend need for more patrols, station

ACT police are satisfied that the number of officers on the beat have continued to keep the streets safe and criminal offences to a low.  

OPINION

What’s the risks if Australia opens its international borders?

The long-debated reopening of international borders could be a reality soon after the Trans-Tasman bubble kicked off this week, but what are risks and will it mean a spike in cases? Epidemiologist TONY BLAKELY explains.

Letters / How Rebecca will succumb to the system

Letter writer MARTIN GORDON, of Dunlop, is concerned new Greens minister Rebecca Vassarotti is destined to lose the will to fight and succumb to being an insider. "You may want to change the system from the inside, but usually it ends up changing you!" he warns... 

POLITICS

Dutton takes public aim at defence force chief

As he grasps the reins of a portfolio he has long coveted, Dutton is sending the message that (unlike his predecessor) he wants be an activist minister who is in the public eye, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Another cartoon from the wry eye of PAUL DORIN.

ARTS

Curator Sopghie Jenson within the Kennedy exhibition

Kennedy collection at Museum ‘like Aladdin‘s Cave’

According to National Museum of Australia director Matt Trinca, Trevor Kennedy had been collecting Australiana since he was very young and he was still collecting now – “this is a life’s passion”.

Folk Festival manager moves on

General manager of the National Folk Festival since 2019, Helen Roben, is moving on, having been appointed CEO of Music for Canberra.

LIFESTYLE

QUEANBEYAN

Teachers and students step in to fix eternal flame

Queanbeyan's eternal flame, snuffed out for safety reasons two years ago, has been relit – just in time for Anzac Day. 

Club celebrates a game that’s accessible to all

From international competitors to a 91-year-old who still plays three days a week, the Queanbeyan Croquet Club proudly continues to celebrate the obscure, yet deeply historic game with an event on “World Croquet Day” (May 1).

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A post-Easter concert of songs exploring human compassion — and the lack of it — will be Luminescence Chamber Singers’ next project titled, “The Little Match Girl Passion”. 

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