Barry Humphries ‘unmasked’ in Canberra


Duels, death and dark forces

    AS Sydney turns steamy, Opera Australia’s collective thoughts turn to fun. Well, fun opera-style, with a few duels, the death of a consumptive heroine and...

Lake gets cod boost

MORE than 37,000 Murray Cod fingerlings were today released into Lake Burley Griffin. The fish, from the Uarah Fish Hatchery in Wagga Wagga, cost $20,000...

Seselja questions Gallagher over office decision

ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja has said today's announcement that the Government will scrap the plan for $432 million office block, is a blow...

The political pain a smacking ban can bring

NICK JENSEN says its worth having a discussion about the idea of ACT becoming the first jurisdiction to ban the smacking of children.

Fieldhouse wins top gong for indigenous ceramic arts

JANET Fieldhouse has won the $20,000 main prize at the 2011 Indigenous Ceramic Art Awards. Fieldhouse, a Canberra-based Torres Strait artist and a CIT cultural...

Review: “Hugo” (PG) ****

BRAVO, director Martin Scorsese and co-producer Johnny Depp, for this charming film in which Hugo, after his clock-maker father dies, lives in the attic...

Sneaky Sound System to play at Australia Day concert

AUSTRALIAN duo Sneaky Sound System are the first act announced for the 2012 Australia Celebrates Live concert. The concert, formerly known as Australia Day Live...

Taking ACTION on Hawaiian Shirt Day

By Vanessa Lam ACTION bus drivers will be driving up their fashion sense tomorrow, to help celebrate and raise awareness of the ACT Eden Monaro...

Canberra Confidential: Success lives on in Portia’s place

THE news that Portia was selling Portia’s Place after 25 years came as a shock with rumours rife the famous Chinese restaurant in Kingston...

Faking it

AS much as we love pure porcelain-toned skin, there are times when a girl just looks better with a tan. A beautiful bronze glow is...

A treat not to be missed

THEATRE “Out of Order”  By Ray Cooney, directed by Walter Learning, for Canberra Repertory, at Theatre 3, until December 3. Reviewed by Helen Musa ENGLISH playwright Ray Cooney is an expert at winding up ridiculous plots; Canadian director...

Review: The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn, Part 1 ?

CINEMAS go to the expense of midnight screenings to tempt a franchise’s dyed-in-the-wool fanatics to see the film’s first local screening. I have it on...

Computer seized in bar bust

SEVERAL items, including computer equipment were seized from The London Burger and Beers yesterday after detectives spent several hours searching the bar and restaurant. The...

Blaze destroys apartment

THE top level of a two storey apartment in Banks was destroyed by fire today. ACT Fire Brigade received phone calls at about 3.40pm of...

Jon calls for arts champ

EVEN the sudden downpour couldn’t dampen the spirits at Strathnairn Homestead’s refurbished woolshed on Friday when the president of Strathnairn Arts Association, Anita McIntyre,...

When the journalistic right to write is wrong!

MANY journalists love to think that a carte blanche freedom to write what they want is as fundamental to democracy as the right to...

One access point for health

A NEW online tool launched today will provide one access point to all healthcare service information for the Canberra region. The information will be provided...

McCabe warns on asbestos

ACT Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe says he is "extremely concerned" with the cavalier attitude to the handling of asbestos by a small number of...

Yikes, the call of God!

IT is a bit of a worry how, in the general cacophony of daily family life, sometimes really quite big issues can get overlooked. The...





Katie’s tuned in to the sound of stories

“Folk – it’s a big, beautiful word and for me, it’s the sound of the stories of the room,” Katie Noonan, new artistic director of the National Folk Festival, tells arts editor HELEN MUSA. 


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