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Alicia masterfully puts recorders through their paces

"Rarely is the combination of recorder and string quartet heard or seen anywhere, and that’s a pity because it works so well," says reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

The beautiful voices of Christmas

“Anyone in the audience for this concert has already received their best Christmas present for this year.” Reviewer LEN POWER enjoyed a wonderful concert last night.

Missing documents puts school on notice

Brindabella Christian College has been issued six improvement notices by WorkSafe ACT in relation to work health and safety documentation. 

Secret message revealed at the Mint

The Royal Australian Mint has revealed the secret message on its recently-released coin commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoonist Paul Dorin looks at what's naughty and nice...

Christmas shopping could harm or help the planet

About $400 million was spent on unwanted gifts last Christmas, many of which probably went to landfill, writes LOUISE GRIMMER, GARY MORTIMER and MARTIN GRIMMER.

Movie review / ‘The Queen’s Corgi’ (PG)

"Your preference for monarchy or republic may well determine how you view this pastiche of canine inanity." Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD's toes aren't curling at "The Queen's Corgi".

Movie review / ‘The Ideal Palace’ (PG)

"A film can be enjoyable as well as hard to like. 'The Ideal Palace' does both rather nicely." writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Machine’ (M)

Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD rates "Machine" as the hardest film he can remember having had to review. "It says important stuff that I feel people need to see," he says in his cover note to the editor.

Australian War Memorial announces new director

Former army officer and deputy high commissioner to the UK, Matthew Anderson has been announced as the new director of the Australian War Memorial.

Life-changing objects from inspiring Australians

The National Museum of Australia yesterday (December 12) launched one of its most popular and unusual annual exhibition of objects chosen by state and territory nominees for Australian of the Year.

Climate winds blowing on Morrison from Liberal party’s left

The fires are putting pressure on the government by elevating the climate issue and opening new division among Liberals, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Matthew’s ‘Field of Light’ graces Campbell

A sculpture by Queanbeyan glass artist Matthew Curtis was unveiled this morning (December 12) by Chief Minister Andrew Barr in the forecourt of the new Iskia Apartments in Campbell.

House fire closes street in Kaleen

A Kaleen street is closed to traffic while firefighters battle a house fire.

Fire fears close popular bushwalking tracks

The Bimberi Wilderness region of Namadgi National Park has been closed until the end of March due to a significant fire risk in the region. 

Circus experience stays below the stratosphere

No doubt the creatives will take advantage of the Canberra season to tighten and polish the show so that by the time it leaves the Canberra Theatre it will truly be the stratospheric theatre experience promised, writes reviewer BILL STEPHENS.

Dance Council help brings Ausdance back to life

Happier news is now to hand following the disappointing news in August that Ausdance National would close its door after 42 years. 

Prepare for transport changes over the holidays

Public transport users are being warned of a changed timetable with less services over the Christmas and New Year period. 

Early morning mob mugging in Narrabundah

A 27-year-old man was assaulted by several people in Narrabundah, early this morning (December 12).

Smoke haze likely to linger until the weekend

Smoky conditions across the ACT have eased, however intermittent, patchy smoke haze is forecasted to linger until Sunday.





Movie review / ‘The Ideal Palace’ (PG)

"A film can be enjoyable as well as hard to like. 'The Ideal Palace' does both rather nicely." writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.


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