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Pre-election votes in full swing

VOTING in the ACT election is in full swing with over 13,000 votes already issued, says ACT Electoral Commissioner Phil Green. Green says voters who...

Cue ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ a big fly past planned for ADFA’s graduation parade

A ROYAL Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail aircraft, five Royal Australian Navy helicopters and two Blackhawk Australian Army helicopters will conduct a flypast during...

Victor can’t escape the buzz of bees

When Victor Croker ran away from beekeeping about 30 years ago he would have never thought it would take ballet, a good bottle of fortified wine and a garage to get him back into the game. DANIELLE NOHRA reports.

Packard to run writer’s workshop

I SEE Belconnen Arts Centre  has “Underbelly” and “Beyond” writer, Canberra’s  Felicity Packard, holding a public seminar introducing participants to the realities of writing...

Young women complain of bullying and more, says union survey

EXPLOITATION, bullying and harassment, discrimination and wage-theft are widespread and structural, according to the experiences of young women in Canberra reported in a survey...

Wreck Bay in art and story

WRECK Bay is on the Bherriwerri peninsular, the southern arm of Jervis Bay and was acquired by the Commonwealth of Australia to build the...

Shane blasts the ACCC over free range egg labelling

SHANE Rattenbury has rejected comments made by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) claiming there is no need for a national standard for...

Tiny community gardens ‘pop up’

SMALL food gardens popped up at the local shops in Downer and Chifley yesterday as part of an initiative by Canberra City Farm, a...

Vandals throw eggs at childcare centre

GAN Yisroel Jewish Childcare and Community Centre in Giralang was vandalised after a hooded man threw eggs at the front door of the building. The man...

Triathlon cuts through Parkes Way causing closures

TEMPORARY road closures will be in place along Parkes Way this Saturday (March 25) to make space for the Proximity Corporate and Community Triathlon.  For...

Man in hospital after incident at a Canberra reserve

A TWENTY-year-old man was taken to hospital last night (January 21) after it was reported he was "non-responsive" at Casuarina Sands Reserve, Stromlo.  Police are investigating...

Grattan on Friday: With the budget hitting the living so hard, pursuing the dead...

By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra THE government believes it has had a better week with its dog of a budget, but if so, it...

No end to smoke blight in sight, say Emergency Services

THE ACT can expect no break from smoke in the coming days, say Emergency Services.
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Aaron Zorzi, of Evatt Primary’s Year 3, awarded for bravery

SHANE Rattenbury and Constable Kenny Koala have presented Year 3 Evatt Primary School student Aaron Zorzi with a Minister’s Young Bravery Medal for his...

Householder beaten at front door

A MAN was beaten by men with metal poles when he answered his front door in Mawson last night At about 9pm, the man answered...

Over 250,000 attend Multicultural Festival

MORE than 250,000 people braved the heat to attend this year's Multicultural Festival, according to organisers.  Minister for Arts Joy Burch said this year’s festival...

A leading ACT lawyer disagrees with ‘unfair’ CTP changes

  AFTER the Barr government proposed a new "Motor Accident Injuries scheme" today (September 20), president of the ACT Law Society, Sarah Avery, is urging all...

Further limits on bus advertising

SHANE Rattenbury has announced changes to the ACTION buses advertising policy to restrict the promotion of junk food, alcohol, gambling, fossil fuels and weapons....

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...





Classical Italian tenors go pop

What’s happening where… it’s all in HELEN MUSA’s weekly "Arts in the City" column.


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