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Corbell appointed adjunct professor at UC

The University of Canberra has appointed Deputy Chief Minister Simon Corbell as an adjunct professor. As part of the university’s extended community, adjunct professors make a contribution to education and research at the University of Canberra, through sharing their skills and experience. Show More Summary

Apartment glut to dampen unit prices further

The price of units in Canberra will drop 4 per cent in the next three years – representing a 12 per cent decline in real terms – after falling 4 per cent last financial year due to an oversupply, according to industry analyst and economic forecaster BIS Shrapnel. “There is still a significant pipeline of apartment [...]

International engagement commissioner to coordinate ACT’s global push

The ACT Government will appoint a Commissioner for International Engagement with support staff as the city prepares for direct international flights to Singapore and Wellington in September. ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr led a delegation to Wellington last week and finalised a sister city relationship with the New Zealand capital while there. Canberra already had sister [...]

Is this is the only full contact sport men and women play as equals?

[ 16 July 2016 at 7:00 pm; ] Roller derby is the only full contact sport that adult men and women (or any gender) play together as equals, with no rule changes.  And you can see it this Saturday 16 July when Varsity Derby League's Smackademics take on 'The World', a special one-off team for this event. Fresh from a win in Perth against Swan [...]

Why Canberra needs transit lanes – part one

Well planned transit lanes are the quickest and most cost-effective way to reduce congestion and support the Governments commitment to “increasing the public transport share of all work trips to 10.5% by 2016 and 16% by 2026.” An Australian Study “found that the number of carpoolers … increased approximately 23.4 per cent since the introduction [...]

Appeal dismissed in WorkSafe prosecution

The ACT Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by a local electrical company that was fined after an electrical apprentice fell while installing solar panels on a roof. The company had appealed against the severity of the fine imposed following a successful work safety prosecution. A WorkSafe ACT investigation found that the apprentice, who fell more than three metres, was [...]

17 proposals in battery storage auction

A total of 17 proposals have been received in the Next Generation energy storage auction that will lead to up to $2 million being allocated to five companies to install solar storage in Canberra. The deadline for proposals closed last Wednesday and the successful companies will be announced after proponent capability, product and delivery risks and local investment [...]

ANU celebrates EuroScience with Questacon

Scientific collaboration between Australia and Europe will be highlighted during the EuroScience Questacon festival this week. The third edition of the annual event stemmed from an Australian National University (ANU) idea to help promote...Show More Summary

Thorrold Town, [Wooloowin], 1882 (Map of the Week)

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online. This Brisbane real estate map from 1882 is advertising 743 allotments of land for sale at Thorrold Town (now Wooloowin). The allotments for sale were situated along George Street (later renamed... Read more

Search on for man lost near Captains Flat after 4WD breaks down

Police, SES and RFS volunteers are trawling the Tallaganda State Forest near Captains Flat for a 25-year-old man believed to have spent the night in his 4WD. The man contacted Monaro Local Area Command police at 6pm yesterday to report that he was lost in his broken down vehicle. The man is believed to still be with [...]

Traffic disruption on Mouat Street in Lyneham

Work to repair a burst water main at the intersection of Mouat Street and Goodwin Street in Lyneham is likely to cause driver delays today. Traffic marshals will be in attendance with motorists warned to expect delays in the area between 9.30am and mid-afternoon. A section of road may be fully closed for short periods, with a [...]

Recalcitrant drivers plague Gundagai police

Gundagai police had to contend firstly with a Learner driver leading them on a chase on the Hume Highway on Friday then on Saturday with a man who they caught twice driving an unregistered car while disqualified – he was later caught a third time at Goulburn and arrested. About 6.35pm on Saturday, police from [...]

Over whistling Bill

Having been aligned with the traditional Labor values for much of my life, I am at my wits end when I hear Bill Shorten still on his dog whistling path post election.  The campaign is over Bill – you lost – give your negative carping a rest.  Work on yourself and your colleagues in trying to [...]

Determined Brindabelters defence to meet fast Black Hearts

[ 6 August 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Canberra Roller Derby League is back on 6 August. The Red Bellied Black Hearts will take on the Brindabelters in game 4 of the 2016 CRDL home season. The Hearts opened their home season with a win over the Surly Griffins in Game 2. The experienced Bambi von Smash’er teamed up with the Hearts’ new blood [...]

Special Event – Corey Harris

[ 24 August 2016 at 8:00 pm; 24 August 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] On his first Australian tour in 16 years, and fresh from a US co-headline tour with Aussie favourite Eric Bibb, Corey Harris returns to our shores for a series of solo shows. Corey...Show More Summary

Elections – a look at the numbers

I’ve had a look at some numbers from the Australian Electoral Commission since 1996 and it is very revealing to see how our democratic process played out. Here’s some of the numbers for your consideration. John Howard won the 1996 election for the Liberal Party in his own right. The Libs got 75 seats and when he [...]

dinner at Tulum in Balaclava

In conversations with a Turkish friend we have wondered, when so many cuisines have been given a modern makeover in smart restaurants in recent years (such as Sicilian, Armenian and Lebanese), why no one had opened a modern Turkish restaurant.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

brunch at Mina No Ie in Collingwood

I’ve been to Mina No Ie on Peel St in Collingwood more times than I can remember, but it’s been a while. It became the destination for an impromptu brunch recently, and is as good as I remember it. My companion had the tonkatsu sandwich,...Show More Summary

dinner at Pintoh on Burke St

After an evening of heavy rain and existential torment seeing the new Juliette Binoche film The Wait at the Kino, my friend and I needed sustenance and warmth. We found it at Pintoh, which is a new Lao / Thai restaurant on Bourke St between Exhibition and Russell streets (near Da Rin Korean restaurant).… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Mal trashed his party and we got hangover

THERE’S nothing worse than having a throbbing hangover after a party no one really ­enjoyed.

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