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ACT Emergency Services Do Us Proud

Have no fear, Canberrans! When it comes to state emergency services, you’re in the best hands in Australia. The results from 2016 are in and the ACT emergency services have the fastest average response times in Australia and the best performances in Australia across all services. The ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) has 247 staff whom […]

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Top Three Places to Play Pool in Canberra

Looking for a good place to play pool this weekend? We’ve done the leg work for you by visiting venues all around Canberra, and have come up with this concise list. 3. Transit Bar Transit bar makes the list because of the atmosphere, and not because of the tables. The tables are well taken care of, though […]

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Girls kicking goals

By Libby Kimber As Canberra’s best female AFL players take to the field for the senior women’s grand final, the spotlight is on the national league and the controversy surrounding equal pay. Women’s AFL is kicking off nation-wide, with more and more women taking to the field every year. As the AFL prepares to launch […]

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Community calls for Murrumbateman school

By Blake Danilczak The Murrumbateman Primary School committee has been campaigning for a local school for three years now, to no avail. Murrumbateman is approximately 36 minutes from the fringe of Canberra. It does not have its own school, therefore, nearly 1000 local students commute on the dangerous Barton Highway to attend school in Canberra […]

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High cost of university parking fines

By Isaac Nowroozi More than $500,000 in fines for parking offences were issued at the University of Canberra in the 2015 / 2016 financial year. According to figures from the Australian Capital Territory government, 4674 fines were issued in total, resulting in a grand total of $557,039 worth of tickets. The fines, which cost anywhere […]

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All aboard for the ACT election

By Tom Storey The promise of a $939 million light rail system was the controversial centrepiece for the recent 2016 ACT Election. With ACT Labor holding power in Canberra for the past 15 years, the decision of the Legislative Assembly to implement a costly public transport network divided the community, especially on North-South lines. The […]

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Skin deep regrets

By James Marchet The popularity of body modification trends like tattoos and piercings have skyrocketed in Australia in recent decades. A 2015 survey conducted by Disappear Ink Tattoo Removal Clinic found that at least 15.4% of Australian men and 13.6% of Australian women have at least one tattoo. The tattoo industry has been booming thanks […]

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Life in Bloom – Floriade Festival 2016

By Lewis Haskew It’s Australia’s largest celebration of spring, the annual Floraide Flower Festival. The biggest festival of its kind in the southern hemisphere made its return this year for a month of flowers, performances and family fun at Commonwealth Park in Canberra. Now in its 29th year the festival has been faced with uncertainty […]

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Uniquely Independent: The Go Kimbo 2016 Campaign

By Elliot Williams In the past few weeks you could have been forgiven for confusing Canberra for a different city. There have been reports of crazed clowns roaming the streets, terrorising civilians. Allegations of corruption hang over the government like a bad smell. Amidst all this, one concerned individual has taken it upon himself to […]

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ACT and the ‘Insulation Effect’

  It has been a tumultuous year in Western politics, with many political scientists and journalists struggling to explain exactly how the supposedly inconceivable occurred. The monumental Brexit decision stunned many casual observers of a truly nasty campaign. Simultaneously, the rapid rise of Donald Trump from mediocre businessman to Republican Presidential Nominee horrified many. So, how does one explain […]

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Getting Real About Illicit Drug Use at EDM Festivals

The electronic dance music (EDM) business, propelled by large scale music festivals, has grown to an estimated worth of $4.5 billion, […]

Acting for Change: by a Syrian, for the Syrians

By Laura Clements Evenings in the streets of Amman are especially pleasant during the summer months. A bit less so […]

Risking his life for his health

Fares Yousef Ahmed is a 21-year-old student at Qatar University. He is slight, at 57kg, but he hasn’t always been. […]

Q&A With Rami Sultan

Meet Rami Sultan. His huge smile and positive outlook are the first thing you will notice. Rami grew up in […]

Laith Mofleh, Gaza Refugee Camp Volunteer

To Australian audiences, refugee success stories are usually framed by the generous efforts of Westerners in a foreign country. They travel to the country in […]

Walking the talk: it’s not over for Beki Smith

Beki Smith doing the hard training yards along Lake Burley Griffin Source: Instagram/Beki Smith By Rochelle Riley Beki Smith was ready […]

I Heard It Through The Grape Vine

Wine making, to wine connoisseurs, has always been known as an art form. The wine making industry has evolved from […]