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The case of the wandering preposition

Just as viruses mutate, so does language. Have you noticed how rapidly the use of the preposition is changing in Australian English?

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The good old days

The good old days

It’s said that every generation has misgivings about the next. I know I do. It’s probably a natural part of growing older. Not only do the young seem younger than ever before, but those in charge, those now in their forties and fifties, seem, in ways both

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Who is Christianity for?

Who is Christianity for?

Christianity is for believers, right? This is certainly the message that Christians send to those outside the church. Christians of all denominations project their faith through liturgy, song and prayer. The message, whether stated through the recitation of creedal liturgies or not, is unmistakable: ‘I believe, I

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Home and away

Home and away

  If you are a fan of British comedy, you will no doubt recall that memorable episode of Fawlty Towers, when Basil, the crazed Torquay hotel-keeper played by John Cleese, welcomes some German guests. The more Basil tries not to mention the war, the more obsessed with

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Dickson Supermarket Given Green Light

Dickson Supermarket Given Green Light

The ACT Government have issued the following media release regarding the Dickson Shops re-development. Thius will be discussed at the North Canberra Community Council meeting on 19 July 2016:

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The glittering prizes

The glittering prizes

  The first time I missed out on promotion (a type of prize, I guess), a wise old academic said to me that it was always tempting to reject a system that had rejected you. It’s a fair point. Any committee that selects oneself, shows startling sagacity.

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Finding the spirit

I was talking to some friends the other day about spiritual discipline – not the sort that involves self-mortification – but the kind of practice that enables us to communicate within, and without. Reading William James’s Varieties of Religious Experience has been a great help to me

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Public Housing Renewal August 2015

Public Housing Renewal August 2015

David Collett of the Australian Capital Territory’s Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate addresses the 18 August 2015 meeting of the North Canberra Community Council, on the Public Housing Renewal Program.

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Dickson supermarket update August 2015

Dickson supermarket update August 2015

Update on the process for reconsideration of the rejected Coles_DOMA application for a commercial/residential supermarket development in Dickson, Australian Capital Territory, presented at the 18 August 2015 North Canberra Community Council meeting by George Cilliers of the Environment and Planning Directorate

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LDA grabs land with a sneak attack – Media Release

The North Canberra Community Council (NCCC) has expressed both surprise and disappointment at yesterday’s shock announcement by the ACT Government proposing residential development in Dickson between the Dickson Pool and Dickson Playing Fields. It is known formally as Dickson Section 72 and informally as Dickson Parklands.

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