Posts Tagged ‘Canberra’

Everything is Beautiful

Posted: 7:14 am on 16th April 2015

“Parts of the [earth’s] cultural or national heritage are of outstanding interest,” the drafters of the  1972 World Heritage Convention wrote, “and therefore need to be preserved as part of the world heritage of mankind as a whole.” Of course, what they had in mind was Canberra’s venerable old Lobby restaurant. For those of you not familiar with the building, it dates from 1970, an age before iPhones and Justin Bieber, so ancient it…

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Parking madness

Posted: 10:00 am on 22nd July 2014

The federal government’s decision to introduce paid parking for public servants around Canberra has been met with hostility since it was announced. At first, only the public service was upset. In coming months, it might be the rest of the country seeing red. The original installation and maintenance of the parking meters cost the Australian taxpayer over $2 million. Now it turns out the real cost of the project might be much…

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$200k to play with Lego

Posted: 11:11 am on 25th July 2013

Canberra is notable for its excess when it comes to the National Capital Authority, whose job it is to handle everything in the ACT relating to Canberra’s status as the national capital. The commemorative projects for Canberra’s centenary have already given us the Skywhale, which was undoubtedly the cause of drops in public service productivity in the days surrounding its unveiling. But now, the National Capital Exhibition has given the…

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CIS Podcast ep 6 – week ending 31 May 2013

Posted: 5:46 pm on 31st May 2013

Episode 6 – produced for the week ending 31st of May 2013   Topics Misuse of government power and emergency terrorism powers The failure of industry assistance and Ford Australia The CIS goes to Canberra with Jeremy Sammut and Andrew Baker   Subscribe via iTunes                                   Subscribe via RSS    This week the CIS sent a briefing delegation to Canberra to inform politicians from both major parties on the CIS TARGET30 program. We are…

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