Tag Archives: ACT

Event Coverage: ACT Permaculture Festival – 40 Years!

The ACT Permaculture Festival has celebrated its 40-year anniversary at Canberra City Farm in Fyshwick. Despite the cruel wind and the slight drops of rain throughout the day, it did not put a damper on fellow Permaculture festivalgoers from attending the events special day. The main idea of the festival is to provide people with food, energy, […]

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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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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, […]

Q&A with PhD Student Stirling Sharpe

Meet Stirling Sharpe, a third-year PhD student at the University of Canberra. After completing his Bachelor of Sports Management in […]

Q&A with Field Hockey Umpire Nathan Cornish

In sport, we often consider the pressure that players and coaches are under. But rarely do we contemplate the pressure […]

Q&A with Betty Kitchener AM

Betty Kitchener was one of the original founders of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) organisation that teaches community leaders […]

The Autumn Forage Festival 2018

If you love helping local businesses, and great-tasting food is your cup of tea, then you would have been sure […]

Q&A with Co-Creator of StickIt Body Glue

Wardrobe malfunctions… whether it’s a colleague telling you your shirt’s inside out, falling victim to a lazy zipper, or accidentally […]

Isle of Dogs – Movie Review

Stop motion films are something that everyone can enjoy, and the team at Indian Paintbrush and American Empirical Pictures have […]