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Second pill-testing trial

BY MICHAEL HITCH Canberra paves the way once again after rolling out the second successful pill-testing medical service pilot at the Groovin The Moo music festival. The pill-testing trial, designed to reduce harm by “providing health advice to young people,” was organised and conducted on Sunday 28 April by Pill Testing Australia (PTA), Take Control […]

War Memorial’s grand design

BY KYLIE WINKWORTH There wasn’t much bipartisanship in the last Parliament, but both the LNP and the Labor agreed to fund the Australian War Memorial’s (AWM) grandiose $500m redevelopment. Barring late announcements, it seems likely this will be the major cultural infrastructure project for the next federal government. The plan involves the controversial demolition of […]

THE NAKED CITY – BRING ON THE SPAG POLITIK!

Part Shakespearian, part soap opera and part Dan Brown, the drama that played out in Canberra last week has left just about everybody gasping for fresh air. With a Federal election looming large it’s surely time to abandon conventional politics and look to a new paradigm free of dogma, 2GB talk back and the ranting […]

Lark Hill Winery Restaurant

"My father is now 99 and we were in his biodynamic garden picking for the restaurant this morning," explains winemaker Sue Carpenter. She’s just taken me through arguably the best tasting I’ve had in the Canberra Wine District, and has moved on to selling the restaurant.

QT Canberra

It’s high time someone was brave enough to have some fun with politicians. From Tony Abbott quotes about election campaigns being “budgie smuggler free zones” in the in-room guide; to crazy past'n'present Prime Minister wallpaper; to press pack paparazzi bursting from the lifts; this hotel takes a youthful, pop-art approach to reflecting its location in our nation’s capital.

Farmhouse

Lured in by their award-winning artisan bacon, I came to be at Canberra’s latest dining destination, Farmhouse, a mere week after they opened. Youthful Chef Brendan Walsh has produced a mature menu that reflects his time with Alain Ducasse at London’s Dorchester and at Melbourne’s Vue de Monde.

Same-sex marriage on Sydney soil

This week, Peter Fraser and his partner Gordon Stevenson will become the first same-sex couple to get married here in Sydney. As of Friday, June 27, same-sex couples living in Australia will be able to marry in British consulates in Sydney and Canberra as long as one partner holds British citizenship. Following the British High […]