Publication: Canberra Times

First reported 49 mins ago - Updated 49 mins ago - 1 reports

Rat tales on the rise in Brisbane

Is Brisbane being plagued by rats?In what could bring a whole new meaning to the term "rat running", it has emerged there has been a 30 per cent increase in rodent complaints to Brisbane City Council in just four years.At Tuesday's meeting at City Hall, ... [Published Canberra Times - 49 mins ago]
First reported 49 mins ago - Updated 49 mins ago - 1 reports

Toowong wine glass towers hit snag in council

Three controversial "champagne flute" residential towers planned for Toowong's former ABC site may not even get off the ground.Toowong's neighbourhood plan, developed by Brisbane City Council following extensive consultation with the suburb's residents, ... [Published Canberra Times - 49 mins ago]
First reported 49 mins ago - Updated 49 mins ago - 1 reports

Camp Quality opens its doors to children dealing with parental cancer

When Chris Trzcinski told his children he was sick, he was not prepared for the heart-wrenching question that would follow."What have I done to make you sick Daddy?"That question was perhaps harder to hear for the father-of-two than his diagnosis of Stage ... [Published Canberra Times - 49 mins ago]
First reported 49 mins ago - Updated 49 mins ago - 1 reports

Port confirms salt farm being checked as possible dredge site

The company that operates Abbot Point coal terminal near Bowen confirmed it is investigating a 300 hectare salt farm near Bowen as a potential site to store dredge spoil.The owner of the site believes it can store six million cubic metres of dredge spoil ... [Published Canberra Times - 49 mins ago]
First reported 50 mins ago - Updated 50 mins ago - 1 reports

Gang Gang history for Wednesday, September 3

Because history is usually painted with a very broad brush the following item that appeared in The Army News of September 1, 1944, contains information that may still come as news to some Canberrans."Wing Commander Fairbairn, commanding officer of the ... [Published Canberra Times - 50 mins ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Precinct plan needed

Ross Peake (''Dickson residents unite'', Forum, August 30, p3) reported on the proposed developments for Section 72 in Dickson. The most important issue has not changed from the time when the Dickson Residents Group stopped a silly infill proposal and ... [Published Canberra Times - 1 hour ago]
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Super funds and REITs fight for $8.4b in assets

Superannuation funds and real estate investment trusts are locked in a battle for up to $8.4 billion in assets across the retail, office and industrial sectors, with a number of sales expected to be finalised in the near term.Cashed-up super funds such ... [Published Canberra Times - 1 hour ago]
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Counsel & coach: 'Mr Perky is sleeping with my boss'

My branch head just brought in an EL1 (let's call him Kevin) from a central agency to temporarily fill an EL2 role. We work in a small statutory agency and I had put in an EOI for an at-level transfer into the role that Kevin just took up. He has a lot ... [Published Canberra Times - 1 hour ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Best of the world - September 3, 2014

A resident launches a paper boat during celebrations for the 69th anniversary of the end of World War Two in the far eastern city of Vladivostok. Photo: Reuters The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe. ... [Published Canberra Times - 3 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Planners say cars not answer to Civic's problems

Planners and pundits have responded to a , with some saying his proposal for traffic through City Walk and Gamera Place would "kill" Civic.In an opinion piece in The Canberra Times, Mr Coe proposed pedestrian malls in Civic such as Garema Place and City ... [Published Canberra Times - 5 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Man bought girl vibrator, ACT court told

A Canberra man who allegedly bought his de facto partner's 10-year-old daughter a gold vibrator as a gift has gone on trial in the ACT Supreme Court.The man, 54, pleaded not guilty to 16 offences, ranging from acts of indecency to rape, all of which related ... [Published Canberra Times - 5 hours ago]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 2 reports

Mr Fluffy homeowners raise money to help families demolish houses

Hundreds of Mr Fluffy homeowners met on the lawns in front of Old Parliament House on Sunday to launch a fundraiser to help families in Canberra and Queanbeyan.Head of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Peter Tighe told the gathering that asbestos ... [Published Canberra Times - Aug 31 2014]

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Rat tales on the rise in Brisbane [Published Canberra Times - 49 mins ago]
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Counsel & coach: 'Mr Perky is sleeping with my ... [Published Canberra Times - 1 hour ago]
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