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Dannielle Kelly feature

Dannielle Kelly: Barnardos ACT Mother of the Year Finalist

Out of thousands of nominations across the nation, today inspirational mum Dannielle Kelly has been chosen as the ACT State finalist for Barnardos Mother of the Year, and will now go into the running for the national winner. Despite going through her own ordeal of watching her son suffer from leukaemia, Danielle, 35, has shown extreme […]

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Vinnies CEO sleep out feature

CEO’s Sleep Out for Vinnies

An anticipated 150 of the region’s business leaders will roll out their sleeping bags at Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre this June for the 2016 Vinnies CEO Sleepout. The Director of Questacon, Professor Graham Durant, has participated since 2014 and raised over $7,000 for homelessness services and was keen to offer Questacon as […]

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Nine years of Menslink’s Business Breakfasts

Menslink celebrates their ninth business breakfast this year with special guest speaker Lieutenant General David Morrison AO. Lieutenant General Morrison AO, retired Chief of the Australian Army, will speak to over five hundred business leaders about helping young men avoid violence and suicide at a sold out business breakfast this coming Tuesday, 22 September. “Young men […]

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Spirited women recognised with Lifeline Awards

The ninth annual Lifeline Canberra Women of Spirit Awards luncheon presented by Bond Hair Religion was held yesterday at the National Portrait Gallery. Ms Gay Evans taking out the major award and Ms Sarah Mamalai recognised as the Rising Women of Spirit. Nominated by their peers, the two incredible women were assessed on the details of […]

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ACT Government’s world first social media event

And we’re hosting it! Fill up your wine glass and register for Periscope! The ACT Government’s next Twitter cabinet will be broadcast live on the new social media platform Periscope – which, according to Twitter, will be a world first. The ACT Government have previously held Twitter Cabinets where Canberrans can engage with their local […]

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From left to right: Simon Corbell, ACT Minister for Health; Dan Bisa, owner of East Hotel and Director of Bisa Hotels.

East Hotel offers respite for families

In July 2008, after enduring six weeks of bed rest at The Canberra Hospital (TCH), I gave birth to my daughter, Sophia, at 30 weeks gestation. Then began a 10-week journey to get her home, and a year of occasional hospital stays when she inevitably fell ill and needed more than the care I could […]

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tinawb feature

This is Not A ‘Wife Beater’: Say it with a cup

Over 50 Canberra cafes will join in a special campaign to run on International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March, raising awareness of violence against women. The campaign, run by local advocacy organisation This is Not a ‘Wife Beater’ (NAWB) in collaboration with YWCA Canberra, will see cafes serving takeaway coffee in special cups featuring […]

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Battle lines drawn over marriage equality

The battle lines over marriage equality have been drawn in the lead up to the presentation of a private members bill to legalise same sex marriage to Federal Parliament this week. Canberra Airport’s move to light up their terminal in rainbow colours in support of the #WeCanDoThis campaign has coincided with local florists being flooded with a […]

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Floriade Nightfest 2016. Credit: Martin Ollman.

NightFest tickets now on sale!

Tickets for the eight edition of Floriade NightFest are now on sale, as Canberra’s largest event gets set to welcome guests after dark. As the sun sets on Commonwealth Park, Floriade will take visitors on a journey of discovery for five nights only with spectacular lighting designs, roving performers, bustling night markets and a fantastic […]

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