Canberra is flourishing with free fitness activities

April 19, 2016
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Exercise is vital for people of all ages, but particularly as we get older. Studies show that people who are lifelong exercisers remain independent longer, are less …

Hipster Lane: A place for everyone, not everyone in their place

March 15, 2016
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Hipsters. Hippies. Punks. Goths. Beatniks. Nerds. Subcultures are a comparatively modern thing, becoming more common as cities have grown larger. They are both made possible …

Canberra is truly a liveable city

March 2, 2016
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No matter which way you look at it, Canberra has had a coming of age in the past decade. Shortly before his retirement in 2011, …

The power of language

February 16, 2016
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Canberra schools and community groups will be celebrating International Mother Tongue Language Day next week. The United Nations-sponsored event has promoted “linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism” …

Which school model works best?

February 3, 2016
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With the kids heading back to school, I found myself wondering about the history of schooling in Australia and how we ended up with our …

What women want – when returning to work

January 22, 2016
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I have found that there is no more personally or professionally challenging period than the switch to becoming a mother. Almost all women I know …

Play it cool this summer

January 7, 2016
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Heat stress and heat stroke are no joke. A 2014 study found that since 1900, they have been responsible for more natural, non-disease related deaths than any …

Spare a thought for those working this Christmas

December 24, 2015
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Christmas is more commercial than ever. It seems that shops are more and more desperate to get us to spend big on presents, but there …

Sign o’ the Times

December 17, 2015
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Every day we are surrounded by symbols. Some symbols are nearly universally recognised, like the marriage ring, the Jewish star and the peace sign. The …

Mix it up: Why mixed-use developments are key to Canberra’s future

November 23, 2015
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The draft Kippax Town Centre master plan continues the ACT government’s work in modernising our group and town centres in line with contemporary planning principles. …