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Save Gaby's: campaign to find iconic eatery a new home

Phillip Thomson and Ben Westcott The National Capital Authority has offered to act as a broker to find another location for the longstanding Barton burger joint Gaby's Takeaway.

First Brodburger now Gaby's: NCA gives more marching orders

Gabriel Wilk at his takeaway shop (Gaby's Takeaway) in a Barton Carpark. After 27 years, the National Capital Authority is trying to kick them out to make more space for car parking.
Filed: Thursday, 27 March 2014 11:06:39 am 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Phillip Thomson Not only will public servants be paying for parking in the Parliamentary Triangle but they will soon lose a longstanding lunching joint.

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Costs add up as more cyclists take to public roads and suffer tumbles

Falling off your bike in Canberra can earn you as much as a year sitting at your desk, it shows.

Phillip Thomson Cyclists claiming money from the ACT Insurance Authority after coming off their bikes have been paid as much as $100,000 each.

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Debate over male teacher shortage

Phillip Thomson JUST 24 per cent of teachers in Canberra's public schools are men but, one academic says, the focus should be on having good teachers and not on their gender.

Jobs offer high-paying opportunity to Mingle

Phillip Thomson The ACT public service has two jobs paying $100,000-plus a year for bureaucrats who want to mingle - with a capital M.

Young Fraser sings on grandfather's old stomping ground, tweet-less

Phillip Thomson At age 23 she is out-tweeted by her grandfather, former PM Malcolm Fraser, but that does not worry the woman who last night entertained a Canberra crowd with her voice.

Home-made dishes off menu at school events

The ACT government's food safety bureaucrats have turned their attention to school fetes, telling parents they cannot sell their homemade quiches any more.

Phillip Thomson ACT food safety bureaucrats have turned their attention to school fetes, telling parents they can no longer sell their homemade quiches.

Charity barbies under fire

Beef sausages barbecue cambray snags single use only apelgren

Phillip Thomson Charities and sporting clubs in the ACT are being forced to turn volunteers into food safety supervisors at barbecues.

ACT's crash course in road trauma

Tarran Backhus was involved in a serious car crash in 2009.

Phillip Thomson Tarran Backhus saw the other car crossing the double white lines but she cannot remember the moment of impact.

John Papalii charged with robbery

John Papalii.

Phillip Thomson John Papalii, brother of Australian Kangaroos and Raiders rugby league player Josh, has been charged with robbery and assault.

Zimbabwe embassy: Diplomatically speaking, it's quite a 'poky place'

The Zimbabwe Embassy at 7 Timbarra Crescent in O'Malley.

Meredith Clisby and Phillip Thomson Zimbabwe's rented embassy building in O'Malley hardly compares with the palatial mansions enjoyed by other envoys in the suburb.

Asylum seeking Zimbabwe diplomat called 'treasonous'

Phillip Thomson THE ZIMBABWEAN ambassador Jacqueline Zwambila has been labelled treasonous in her home country after her decision to seek asylum in Australia made headlines around the world.

Speeders run free as police issue cautions in school zones

Phillip Thomson Police let off hundreds of drivers caught speeding through Canberra's school zones last year, new figures show.

ACT laws put passive solar homes in the shade

Construction in the suburb of Wright in the Molonglo Valley.

Phillip Thomson Designs for blocks of land are being drawn up in new Canberra suburbs with little exposure to winter sunlight.

Third GP in regulator's sights

Phillip Thomson AUSTRALIA'S medical watchdog has clamped down on half the doctors at one general practice in Canberra, records show.

Notorious stretch to get lights upgrade

Dr Andrew Leigh.

Phillip Thomson Belconnen Way has a dark history of drivers who have been killed and injured along its stretch.

Diplomat to sing music's praises

Phillip Thomson Canberra singer-songwriter and diplomat has been named one of the country's live music ambassadors.

Woman's death a mystery as courts stall

Hue Le.

Phillip Thomson CANBERRA woman Hue Le was bloodied and bruised after she was bashed at a playground in Kaleen in 2005, but she was not expected to die.

Trans sex workers: Hankering to cross the divide

Canberra has a thriving transgender sex trade.

Phillip Thomson At least two types of people can earn $6500 a week in Canberra: senior public service executives and transgender sex workers.

Lib's lobbyist wins seat of power

Former chief of staff to John Howard and now Federal Director of Barton Deakin Government Relations Grahame Morris,watches his twin daughters Genevieve Morris and Hayley Morris play in their school netball grand final.

Phillip Thomson He has been criticised for quips about kicking Julia Gillard to death and calling Leigh Sales a cow.