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John Thistleton Canberra businessman Eric Koundouris believes Australia would reap more rewards by embracing people from the financially troubled southern Mediterranean countries of Spain, Italy and Greece.
John Thistleton Property developer Jeff Konstantinou says his ''university of life'' education began in his father's shoe repair shop in Canberra in 1963.
John Thistleton Antonio Ciancio's vegie garden looks like a market plot in Italy's Catanzaro province from where he migrated in 1956.
John Thistleton They came from postwar Europe to Canberra with little or nothing, but they've made an indelible mark on the capital.
John Thistleton Migrants lived in barracks, or garages and some took a punt on landing a job in Canberra.
John Thistleton Sotiria Liangis has spent about seven years building the O'Malley mansion and says it will stand for 300 years.
John Thistleton Filippo Aricidiacono was 11 when he shaved his first customer and 15 when he finished his apprenticeship.
John Thistleton The National Capital Authority's new chief executive says Lake Burley Griffin is underused around the edges and on the water's surface.
John Thistleton An urban planner will head the National Capital Authority in Canberra.
John Thistleton Six months after former prime minister Kevin Rudd opened ASIO's new headquarters, the intelligence agency is yet to occupy the $700 million Parkes building.
John Thistleton A new multi-level parking structure proposed for Woden Town Centre workers will feature licence-plate recognition to streamline peak-hour traffic.
John Thistleton Extra Christmas spending in Canberra is tipped to average $1437 per person this year.
John Thistleton Water scientist says network of concrete channels carrying stormwater to the city's lakes are a planning tragedy.
John Thistleton Residents and community groups have warned that a 1000-page ACT government planning document introducing precinct codes covering most of Canberra could undermine existing development controls.
John Thistleton Four partners operating Mr Sushi outlets in Canberra say they chose Cooleman Court because there were no other sushi stores there.
John Thistleton Once the cry rang out in the hills for crack riders with no regard for life or limb to round up brumbies.
John Thistleton An adaptive re-use project will add more hotel rooms to Canberra's south.
John Thistleton Bag snatchers and thieves are not having much luck in Canberra, with a woman in Dickson being the latest to thwart an attempted robbery.
John Thistleton Canberra-owned Demac Property has paid $4.55 million at auction for a large development site on Melrose Drive at Woden Town Centre.
John Thistleton Seeing Machines, the Canberra invention that can read a face, has signed an agreement to make big trucks safer.