Canberra Confidential / Man’s second best friend

"THE very first time society tells us that one life is inherently more valuable than another is when we are taught to love our...

Canberra Confidential / Court not in the act

IT'S a miracle! CC can't help but wonder how the unspoiled, white hoarding erected on the Vernon Circle side of the law courts building...

Canberra Confidential / Iron man Hanson

JEREMY Hanson and wife Fleur turned up for an hour of good-humoured domestic interrogation on 2CC's "CityNews Sunday Roast" program during which the amiable...

Canberra Confidential / Afternoon delights

THE National Film and Sound Archive is lifting its skirts and talking dirty  in June for a month of “Let’s Talk About Sex”, exploring...

Canberra Confidential / Addicted to streamliner lovelies

FIRST it’s the spy festival, now go-getting Goulburn has come up with another original reason to visit the town – Streamliners 2016, a long...

Canberra Confidential / Stepping out of the shadows

KAARON Warren is a Canberra star, our most famous writer of “horror fiction” and, despite her calling, a lovely lady to boot. Among her great...

Canberra Confidential / Corbell the comeback kid?

CANBERRA’S former Prince of Outrage, Jorian Gardner, clearly delighted at the news of the ACT’s fast-forwarding to 100 per cent of renewable energy, tweeted...

Canberra Confidential / In for their chop

IN its increasingly effective “education” campaign to remind Canberrans of the value of community clubs (and doubtless keep the casino’s 500 pokie-machine grab at...

Canberra Confidential / Grace’s view about vision loss

TEENAGER Grace West’s congenital eye condition won’t be stopping her from raising funds for her favourite charity and shattering myths about what it means...

Canberra Confidential / When Girls won’t be Girls’

AN inner-south snout tipped CC off about a question of grammar in signage at the grammar school dedicated to girls in Deakin. A photographic...

Canberra Confidential / Chief has a swinging time

ANDREW Barr (pictured) must find himself officiating in all sorts of places, though possibly few as different as the new Barton offices of accounting and...

Canberra Confidential / When mother knows best

“MY hero is Mum. When I got my own police station she knitted me a teddy bear. I was hoping for a coffee mug,”...

Canberra Confidential / When the llama snogged the snapper

HERE’S the ultimate selfie… snogging a male llama! Our llama-sized snapper Andrew Finch found himself eye-to-eye with brunette Zumba’s big, coy eyelashes during an...

Canberra Confidential / Taking action to ACTION

WANT to complain about ACTION? Well, don’t bother with its website. The bus company seems to have carefully moved it and left no signposts...

Review / ‘Hail, Caesar!’ (PG) ***

INITIALLY, Hollywood studios didn’t make movies. They made money. And took themselves very seriously in an industry waxing fat making shadows on a screen...

Canberra Confidential / Storm in a kid’s tent

READER Stephen Henderson lives in a strata townhouse in Deakin and has fallen foul of his strata manager, Joshua Hopper, of Civium Strata People,...

Canberra Confidential / Libs get a taste for winning

IF the ACT election could be decided by a cook-off, then the Liberals would be in power and MLA Nicole Lawder’s sticky date roll...
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Canberra Confidential / Far, far away…

“A LONG time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there was a dream, a dream of a man who had too much time...

Canberra Confidential / Success in any language

“MY theory is that if the teacher is enjoying what they’re doing, then it’s likely the students will.” Says who? Says Canberra Grammar School...

Canberra Confidential / Prizes for wetlands photos

THIS is Deborah Pearse’s gorgeous photo “Survival” that won her first prize in the 2015 Helping Wetlands Flourish category and the People's Choice Prize...

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