Chris Mac

Beware the wicked ways of free Wi-Fi

At a local shopping centre CHRIS MAC's mobile phone picked up the free Wi-Fi and his digital life hasn't been the same since...

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Positive or negative, it's all about staying positive until you know, says cartoonist PAUL DORIN.

Old-school ways to challenge the fussy first-born

"With more time at home, we instigated eating dinner together rather than two sittings and two different menus. Now family meal time has improved how much risk my son takes with trying new food," writes "Mummy" columnist KATE MEIKLE. 

Dormitory suburbs wake with a roar

"I know many Canberrans feel the ACT government focuses too much on Gungahlin. In a lot of respects, though, Gungahlin is still playing catch up to the rest of Canberra when it comes to infrastructure and community facilities," says EDDIE WILLIAMS. 

Memorial is about people not war machines

"The debate about the future of the Australian War Memorial needs to focus on the fact that this institution is a memorial. It is about people. It is about remembering those who served, those who suffered and those who survived," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN. 

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

It's hard work looking for job, says cartoonist PAUL DORIN.

The government spin that’s going to sink West Basin

"It remains a mystery just how easy it's been for the ACT government and the NCA to deny the facts, the science, the heritage and the potential of West Basin in favour of seeing this foreshore parkland concreted over for apartments," writes PAUL COSTIGAN. 

Exploring the aisles for the gems of diversity 

"Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN loves to explore supermarket aisles for the gems of diversity.

Grants let artists liven Canberra’s streets with colour

Canberra will soon burst into colour with the of funding for street art projects, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Oh, look, it’s the ‘naked house’ family!

"We have tried to name all body parts correctly and seriously with the children but my daughter still thinks that 'willies' are hilarious," writes "Mummy" columnist KATE MEIKLE. 

Erections, signs and poster wars, locals battle Geocon

WHEN the spin doctors for Geocon published the proposal for an eight-storey tower in the middle of Kingston (where two is the norm and three/four nearby), the locals were not happy.

Making plans to remember the resourceful Rats

Vivid memories of the siege of Tobruk have stayed with World War II veteran and ACT Rat of Tobruk John Fleming, 101.

When the television set doesn’t go off…

WENDY MACKLIN gets a taste of technological triumph when she masters the off switch of a new hi-tech television set!

‘Beautiful’ image of reconciliation

LOCAL landscape photographer FLYNN HOPKINS shot this awesome photo of the National Carillon, beside Lake Burley Griffin, during the Projections for Reconciliation Week and the recognition of 20 years since the Sydney Harbour Bridge reconciliation walk.

Playbook help to get the ‘messy’ mum through

MUMS need to look after themselves, even if that means spending longer in the bathroom to have some space away from their families, says author and life coach, Angela Bullock. 

The mother of all air balloons floats back

THE controversial star of the Canberra Centenary in 2013, the Skywhale air balloon is home and taking centre stage again at the annual autumn Canberra Balloon Spectacular on the lawns of Old Parliament House, beside lake Burley Griffin.

Roaring start to the Balloon Spectacular

An occasional contributor to, SABINE FRIEDRICH absolutely surpassed her earlier pieces with this striking image from today's opening morning of the annual autumn Canberra Balloon Spectacular on the lawns of Old Parliament House, beside lake Burley Griffin.

Dawn’s silhouettes across the lake

We're wondering if master snapper ANDREW CAMPBELL ever sleeps. The usually nocturnal photographer has popped up with a dramatically beautiful photo he's titled "Sunrise Rowers"

Hard work on the hamster wheel!

"The first week of school felt like the longest of my life! I know I’m not alone in feeling the huge change to our family, all my mum friends have been checking in on how we are each managing the change as mothers," writes "Mummy" columnist KATE MEIKLE.  

Peter sees a danger of forgetting the Griffins

Peter Graves, ACT chapter chair if the Walter Burley Griffin Society fears we are at risk of forgetting where Canberra came from and who designed it, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.





Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoonist PAUL DORIN thinks Zoom calls are taking their toll.


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