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Parks and desperation

WHILE aspects of the article ''A cheapskate's guide to parking'' (April 13, p7) are reasonable - using an app to find relatively cheap parking, car pooling, buses and cycling - some suggestions are irresponsible and serve only to encourage some to save ... [Published Canberra Times - 4 hours ago]
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China's high-flyers grounded by red tape

In the United States, public reaction to the corporate use of business jets can be scathing when instances of obvious excess become publicised, such as the day in 2008 when the top executives of Detroit's big three automakers each used a private jet to ... [Published Canberra Times - 8 hours ago]
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Recycling issue brewing in George Clooney's Nespresso campaign

In marketing terms it's a match made in moneymaking heaven - but George Clooney, king of cool turned emperor of the coffee-pod people, may be serving up a less-than-perfect brew as a caffeine pitchman. Clooney promotes a product whose invasion of our ... [Published Canberra Times - 6 hours ago]
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Ignorance and stupidity have no honour

ENOUGH is enough. The so-called civilised world needs to stop celebrating ignorance. Starting now.A gunman killed three innocent people last week at two Jewish centres in Kansas City, Missouri.The accused killer reportedly shouted the Nazi salute while ... [Published Canberra Times - 7 hours ago]
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Canberra needs to create a grand entry

FOR AS long as I can remember there has been talk about the need for a proper gateway to Canberra.Coming up over the rise as you cross the border on the Federal Highway most Canberrans see Telstra Tower and the Brindabellas and feel a sense of coming ... [Published Canberra Times - 7 hours ago]
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Lake Burley Griffin needs to be true heart of Canberra

THIS WEEK Tony Trobe, of TT Architecture, talks to architect Rob Henry about his vision for realising the centrepiece of the Griffin Plan as the ''heart of our city'' over the next century.TT: Rob, you make some interesting observations about the Griffin ... [Published Canberra Times - 7 hours ago]
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Belgium: Committed to memory

The past is never forgotten in Belgium but its present has plenty to offer, writes .Heads are bowed, arms are crossed and tears are slowly trickling down cheeks as the four silver-haired buglers run through the mournful sounds of The Last Post.This happens ... [Published Canberra Times - 7 hours ago]
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Commuters say it's high time they moved to the city

An apartment boom is taking shape in Sydney's inner city.According to the City of Sydney, just 254 dwellings were built in the CBD between 2007-2012.But developer group Urban Taskforce chief executive Chris Johnson estimates about 3000 will be built in ... [Published Canberra Times - 8 hours ago]
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Fears Premier Mike Baird looking for a younger cabinet team

"A good part of any leadership style is bringing people with you and empowering them in their roles": Premier Mike Baird. Photo: Britta Campion The NSW Liberal party is being divided by an attempt to push its most senior female minister out of cabinet ... [Published Canberra Times - 8 hours ago]
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ALP looks for weak link in the new Premier Mike Baird's chain

"Mike Baird is wrong to suggest that being gay is anything other than an expression of one's true self": Deputy Opposition Leader Linda Burney. Photo: Kate Geraghty Labor has been quick to attack the Premier Mike Baird over his conservative Christian ... [Published Canberra Times - 8 hours ago]
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Changes to age pension indexation hit women hardest

Women on the full age pension will be hit hardest if the Abbott government changes the way the payment is indexed.The Coalition is considering pegging the age pension to the rise in prices rather than to the faster-growing male earnings.If the government ... [Published Canberra Times - 8 hours ago]
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Disability pension attack

Thousands of disability pensioners would be examined by independent doctors to see whether they are still entitled to their pensions, under dramatic changes being considered by Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews. Mr Andrews, who is overhauling the ... [Published Canberra Times - 8 hours ago]

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...And we patients and visitors will continue to run the gauntlet of smokers as we enter and leave. THE KICKER above John Collett's article was, "The problem with dodgy financial planners is that they keep coming back because no one is tracking them" , (''Chuck out the bad apples'', April 13, p19)
As for George Clooney, he is unlikely to disappear as the richly rewarded face of Nespresso any time soon. "His charm and his humour have been really essential to people's understanding of Nespresso as a brand" Ms Parker said
Brewer Koen Hugelier says there is another subtle nod in the brewing process. "We wanted to make reference to the dates of the war, so there are 14 grams of sugar per 100ml in the blond beer and 18 in the darker beer."
...up by owner-occupiers ''The shift [to vertical living] has already occurred, what's happening now is more people are adopting it,'' he said. "In the 2011 census 25.8 per cent of people in metro Sydney were living in apartments."

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