The call that shattered Gai’s life

IN April 1996, barely three months into a three-year posting in India for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Gai Brodtmann received a...

Nothing if not cruel: The 2013 Bald Archys

BILLED as the only art competition in the world judged by a sulphur-crested cockatoo, (Maude from Coolac) the Bald Archy Prize is celebrating its...

Grattan / Tony Abbott says he’ll stay around – because he’s needed

THE tensions in the Liberal Party are deepening, with Tony Abbott launching a new broadside on Tuesday and Malcolm Turnbull slamming the door on...

Glenn Theakston to replace Peter Dingwall as a Magistrate

SIMON Corbell has announced the appointment of a new magistrate of the ACT Magistrates Court. "Glenn Theakston will begin at the ACT Magistrates Court on...
abortion protest in canberra

Abortion protestors to face the law from tomorrow

SIMON Corbell says women accessing legal medical treatment such as abortions and other health services at the ACT Health facility at 1 Moore Street...

Carbon slug: why you’ll pay more in Canberra

CANBERRA is bearing the brunt of the carbon tax, with typical households paying an extra $540 a year, new research shows. The research, conducted by Ben Phillips,...

Review: Surrounded in legends: Mozart’s Requiem

Mozart “Requiem” – Concert 14 Canberra International Music Festival Albert Hall, May 14 Reviewed by Clinton White

Multicultural Festival is good to go

The Barlens trucks are moving off, the sound techs are making checks, and a thick charcoal smoke is wafting the smell of grilling meats...

Last call for road safety trust grants

THE NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust is making its final call for applications for grants to support road safety projects for its 2015 grants program...

Hospital statistics terrible according to Hanson

LIBERAL Leader Jeremy Hanson has been scathing of the ACT's performance in the latest AIHW Hospital statistics. “The AIHW report states that the percentage of...

Fighting breaks out over light rail cancellation costs

SIMON Corbell says the Canberra Liberals’ threats to cancel the Capital Metro project if elected will cost ACT taxpayers potentially hundreds of millions of...

Homeless at 60: ‘Only things keeping me alive are my dogs’

Occasional 'CityNews' pets columnist HEIKE HAHNER finds herself suddenly homeless, alone and despairing for her future.

Knife wielding man restrained in Belconnen

ACT Policing has charged a 32-year-old Belconnen man following a disturbance in Belconnen last night (Thursday, 12 November). Around 11.35pm, police responded to multiple reports...

Smell of smoke at Sound Archive

FIREFIGHTERS are currently on scene at the National Film and Sound Archive investigating a strong smell of smoke in an area of the building. So...

George and the golden days of radio

Canberra’s first radio station 2CA celebrates its 80th birthday next month. George Barlin reminisces with FREYLA FERGUSON about his teenage years as a “broadcasting...

Mental Health Unit sets new benchmark

CHIEF Minister Katy Gallagher says Canberra's new Adult Mental Health Unit, that opened today,  has set a new benchmark in  mental health care. "Today's official...

Even renters need to be ready for ActewAGL’s Vegetation Inspectors

ACTEWAGL are warning that if you own or rent your home, it’s your responsibility to keep trees and other vegetation on the property clear...

Canberra brothers dream up a community-owned club

TWO Canberra brothers have plans to bring a community-owned nightclub to Canberra.  The co-founders of The Dance Co-op, Rohan and Dallas Proctor, want to create a...

Access Canberra takes aim at unlicensed tradies

ACCESS Canberra’s Chief Operating Officer David Snowden has announced that, as part of an upcoming compliance program, Access Canberra officers will be reviewing advertising...

Man seriously injured after head on crash

A MAN has been seriously injured after a head-on collision in Kambah. Police say the man had to be cut from the wreckage on the...





Socials / At the ‘West Side Story’ opening night

Socials snapper KATE MATTHEWS files from the 'West Side Story' opening night at the Canberra Theatre.


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