Wade reveals Canberra’s newest ‘secrets’

CANBERRA writer and broadcast and tour guide Marg Wade has written two sellout editions of “Canberra’s Secrets” in 1999 and 2003 and the third...

The Greens on drugs

THE ACT Greens have announced their plan to trial pill testing at festivals and host a drug law reform summit in the ACT. "The...

Gavel / Beware, the Brumbies are under attack

"Why the Brumbies are even in the same sentence as the Western Force and the Melbourne Rebels is beyond comprehension," writes sport columnist TIM GAVEL

Opinion / Unmasking Mr Laughlin’s link to Mr Lawrence

In some whimsical research, STEPHEN HOLT unmasks his gruff, old headmaster as a cousin of a man who got to look after the great writer  DH Lawrence (and his beard) in Thirroul

Do you want to clean without using chemicals?

THE Canberra Environment Centre is holding a chemical free cleaning workshop on Tuesday the 26th of August, where they will teach you how to...

Esports takes over the AIS Arena this weekend

ESPORT organisation, Reload Esports, are hosting a League of Legends tournament with a prize pool of $10,000, the biggest for a community tournament to...

Arts / Cavs join Kulture Break in music venture

CANBERRA Cavalry and Kulture Break have formed a partnership which will see singers and musicians from the Canberra-based youth charity services provider perform on...

Gold-medal oldies off to battle in Norway

By Freyla Ferguson

The IGA East Row House Program launched at Calvary Hospital

THE IGA East Row House (IGAERH) Project has started at Calvary Hospital. The program is intended to minimise ?nancial hardship by providing quality and affordable...

Casino owners to sponsor the Brumbies

WORD is breaking that the new owners of the Canberra Casino, Aquis, have signed a six year deal to sponsor the Brumbies. This no doubt...

Angela likes breaking the rules

WHEN it comes to dressing for the races, serial fashions-on-the-field entrant Angela Menz, of Kingston, is not interested in rules. “I know there are a...
the international

As eSports overtake their traditional rivals Canberra’s Reload Bar offers a chance to watch...

THIS weekend the world of competitive online gaming known as "eSports" sees a prize pool of nearly $18 million for the "Dota 2" ‘International...

Canberra Confidential: In the stars?

COULD the Vinnies CEO Sleepout fundraising tallies of our local MLAs be a harbinger of the upcoming election result? For those looking for signs –...

Yikes, the call of God!

IT is a bit of a worry how, in the general cacophony of daily family life, sometimes really quite big issues can get overlooked. The...

Canberra Confidential: Watch your step in Civic

THE pack-up after an event the size of the Multicultural Festival is a gigantic job and it's accomplished with impressive speed, but CC wonders...

Canberrans keen on the casino, according to casino research

AQUIS Entertainment CEO Jessica Mellor says only one in five Canberrans oppose the proposed new integrated city entertainment precinct despite a vicious fear campaign...

Attention! Memories of the wilds of Weston

"As a teacher with the NSW Education Department, I was posted to the Weston school for the last couple months of 1972 (NSW ran education in Canberra back then)," reminices PAUL COSTIGAN

Canberra Confidential

Throwing in the Towell “CANBERRA Times” reporter Noel Towell got an uncomfortable mention in a Federal Estimates hearing last week when Labor Senator Kim Carr...

Scary berries: how food gets contaminated and what to do

By Martyn Kirk, Australian National University FOOD distributor Patties Foods has recalled two brands of frozen mixed berries — Nanna’s and Creative Gourmet — due...

Frog reaches for the stars

FREYLA FERGUSON discovers that when you want to know anything about music, there’s only one man to go to.





Dr Smith calls for gambling subsidies to go to Sleepbus

Animal Justice Party candidate for Kurrajong Dr Julie Smith is calling on whoever forms ACT government on Saturday (October 17) to reallocate the $6 million of funds given to the Canberra horse racing industry to local initiatives such as the pink Sleepbus. 


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