When the Penises for Peace came a cropper…

From the Homosexual Law Reform Society, Women Against Rape in War to Penises for Peace, Canberra has a rich history of protest. ROWAN HENDERSON previews a new exhibition of local activism that’s just opened at the Canberra Museum and Gallery.

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.

Boo hoo, here comes the jab to fight the flu

"I want my kids to understand that we are a 'no-nonsense' family – that when it comes to unpleasant but important experiences such as vaccination we just get on with it. Yes, it will hurt, but it will be quick and, yes, we get a treat afterwards," writes Mummy columnist KATE MEIKLE.

Coins keep indigenous languages alive

The International Year of Indigenous Languages has been commemorated with Australia’s newest circulating 50 cent coin.

Coins celebrate 60 years of ‘Mr Squiggle’

THE Royal Australian Mint is commemorating 60 years of "Mr Squiggle" with the release of limited edition coins in Woolworths supermarkets from today (February...

ANU unveils its new ‘meeting place’

“YOU ain’t see nothin’ yet,” ANU Chancellor Gareth Evans proclaimed this morning (February 11) at the official unveiling of the new $260 million "Kambri"...

Gallery puts ACT flag under the spotlight

“THERE’S a lot more going on behind-the-scenes that you would imagine,” social history curator at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, Sharon Bulkeley, told “CityNews”...

Arts / New coins feature extinct Aussie animals

THE Royal Australian Mint has launched new black nickel and selective gold plated coins featuring native Australian animals, which will preview at this year's...

Anu and Firebrace headline Multicultural Festival

HIGH-profile Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performers Christine Anu and Isaiah Firebrace will headline the National Multicultural Festival, announced Multicultural Affairs Minister Chris Steel...

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...

Summit set to save Australia’s memories

A NATIONAL summit meeting at Canberra Museum and Gallery today (December 4) has been convened by the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Program. The...

Howard Library opens in Canberra

FORMER Prime Minister John Howard and members of his family are in town today (December 4) for the opening of the new "Howard Library"...

Arts / MoAD goes mad with cartoon show

THERE were exceedingly strange things going on at the Museum of Australian Democracy at old Parliament House this morning (November 16) with the launch...

Art exhibition shows a tonne of hope

TUGGERANONG Arts Centre’s hugely successful "Messengers" program is turning 18 and it'll be celebrating with a collection of student work today (November 15). Messengers...

Canberra architects build their way to national awards

THE revamped Monaro Mall at the Canberra Centre was one of only three Canberra buildings awarded at the Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards...

Arts / ‘Streetwise’ program gets older artists painting

THE humble bus has become the subject of a new community art work at Woden Bus Interchange. On hand today when “CityNews” arrived was Canberra...

Arts / Sculpture festival livens up the lake

ALL eyes were on Lake Burley Griffin today (August 29) as long-time Canberra art collector, patron and landscape architect Neil Hobbs stepped up to...

Arts / Hundreds of students tell stories through dance

THE annual Wakakirri performance season began last week with 235 schools and hundreds of primary and secondary students taking to the stage at professional...

Arts / Indonesian adventure celebrates its independence

THE Australia Indonesia Association’s annual winter dinner is coming up to celebrate Hari Kemerdekaan, Indonesia’s Independence Day, which falls late this week. There’ll be live...

Arts / Brown’s paintings support good cause

“CITYNEWS” has been reporting on visual artist Sarah Brown since at least 2013 and now she’s in town again with a new suite of...





Parkinson’s charity event walks towards more services

Parkinson's ACT is calling on the community to get behind its biennial fundraising event, Parkinson's ACT Walk in the Park, this Sunday, October 20, to raise funds and support Canberrans living with Parkinson’s disease. 


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