Canberra Confidential / Life, death and climate change

"OTHER than life and death, climate change will be one of the only collective experiences in our lifetime to touch every human on the...

Crazy times, but cooking with Clem is ‘pas de problème’

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON finishes cooking a three-course meal at home from fine-dining restaurant Les Bistronomes, with the help of the chef online.

Labor unveils a community health plan

ANDREW Barr says Labor’s community health plan includes a new centre to provide health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Canberrans, two new...
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Clubs rally the faithful and the Casino rips straight back into them

ON FRIDAY over 500 people united together on Raiders Belconnen oval to show support for Canberra’s community clubs. President of ClubsACT Max Mercer said...

Wham, bam, the gridiron ma’am

LINEBACKER and manager of the new Canberra Mustangs gridiron team, Lauren Ashleigh, can’t wait to “go out there and smash it”! And she won’t have...

Canberra Confidential / How does this work?

HOLIDAYS for teachers are inclusive of any public holidays that might fall over a school break. So, no days in lieu for, say, Easter,...

Oh, what a light!

SINCE I first came to Canberra in the late 1980s and for much of the 25 years since, any proposal to put light towers...

Fashfest 2014: Opening night socials


Gavel / Laconic Lyall takes a bow

"Horse trainers are lauded for their efforts more than coaches of athletes in individual sports," bemoans sport columnist TIM GAVEL

Muffin takes a bite

ROBERT MACKLIN thinks prices at Australia’s airports are a scandal RECENTLY, I flew to Brisbane for a reunion, returning the next day to find that...

A big expansion of dialysis services in Canberra

SIMON Corbell says access to renal dialysis in the ACT is being increased by more than 50% and will include the first publicly provided...

Showing the ugly face of modern cricket

Have we taken the pursuit of sporting success too far? There is plenty of evidence that the “win at all costs” attitude has overtaken commonsense, says TIM GAVEL

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Climate change has caught the wry eye of cartoonist PAUL DORIN.

Cheap lunches. Transit Bar on Akuna Street

TRANSIT Bar (underneath the Youth Hostel) is no longer a dingy hole in the ground with some good music. They have transformed themselves into a...

Gavel / Cash call to catapult top kids

“In this era of crowdfunding, I’m suggesting that the ACT government doesn’t go it alone with funding, but that the community contributes to a fund to assist young athletes," writes sports columnist TIM GAVEL

Cheap lunches. Asian Noodle Cafe on Garema Place

IT'S not every day I walk into "CityNews" palatial offices after lunch and exclaim "God Damn That Was A Good Lunch!" But today's $10 laksa...

Politics amid the fun as Queanbeyan’s Crawford Street re-opens

Members of the Queanbeyan public could be forgiven for thinking that there were council elections coming up during the festivities held yesterday to open...

Expansion works finally come for the hospital’s emergency department

CHIEF Minister Gallagher has announced major expansion works for Canberra Hospital emergency department to deliver more beds while improving emergency services. “Investment in health infrastructure...

Space travel’s future is all about plasma power

Christine Charles, the head of the Space Plasma, Power and Propulsion laboratory at ANU, is working on one of the biggest problems when it comes to going back to the moon – fuel, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.

Get the looks for less

LOOKING to update your look this holiday season without busting the budget? From bronzers to blow waves, we’ve got you covered – top to toe – with the city’s best beauty deals this summer. Research by LAURA EDWARDS





Letters / 30 years on, the waterfront plan’s an ‘old lemon’

Letter writer JACK KERSHAW calls for the tram to Woden to be re-routed.


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