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AUTHOR and gadfly ROBERT MACKLIN WRITES FOR ‘CITYNEWS’

MICHAEL MOORE DIVIDED LIBERALS, UNITED LIBERALS

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Hidden face of violence By Megan Haggan

“A GENERATION ago, people drank alcohol and drove with impunity. Not so long ago, people smoked in restaurants. We can look back at those behaviours now and say, ‘We achieved that – we changed the culture around that behaviour’. We can do the same with violence against women.” So says Sue Conde, president of the UN Development Fund for Women Australia, who believes that violence against women is an ongoing epidemic throughout Australia and internationally. Ms Conde told “CityNews” that International Women’s Day, on Sunday, March 8, would be an opportunity for UNIFEM to highlight the issue of violence against women and its causes from both a local and international perspective. UNIFEM will hold its International Women’s

Day Lunch on Thursday, March 5 at the National Convention Centre. “UNIFEM Australia seeks to end violence against women – our aim is to change the culture around it,” Ms Conde said. Men are encouraged to help by speaking up against behaviour that denigrates women. Locally, many Australians still believed that violence against women was mainly a problem for people of lower socio-economic demographics. Affluent areas such as Canberra weren’t believed to have a problem – but this was a myth, Ms Conde said. “It’s a hidden problem, and we want people to speak out against it.” Internationally, violence against women can be much more visible. The International Women’s Day Lunch guest speaker will be Fozilitun

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THE unprecedented pressure of responding to the Victorian bushfires has forced Red Cross to abandon its “Red Cross Calling” fundraising appeal next month. “To enable us to continue supporting both the Victorian Bushfire Appeal and our relief work with people devastated by the fires, and to avoid confusing the public with another Red Cross appeal, we feel we have no choice but to stop Red Cross Calling proceeding,” Red Cross CEO, Robert Tickner said.

Cats in Harms way

THE Canberra Cats, the local AFL support group for Geelong, is hosting an evening of footy stories from author, newspaper columnist John Harms, from ABC TV’s “Offsiders”, at the Southern Cross Club, Woden, from 7.30pm on Friday, March 13. Cost is $15 and includes a light snack. Bookings to Bruce on 6258 1360 or David on 0411 818732 before March 10.

FROM 8.30pm on Saturday, March 28, individuals, businesses and governments from around the world will turn their lights out for one hour for Earth Hour 2009. For more information about Earth Hour or to sign up, visit www.earthhour.org.

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CANBERRANS are invited to nominate individuals for the Volunteer of the Year Award. Around 38 per cent of ACT adults donate 10 million hours annually to the community. Nomination forms for the ACT Volunteer of the Year Awards can be obtained from Volunteering ACT’s website, www.volunteeract.org.au.

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New De Facto Legislation Recent amendments to the Family Law Act allow de facto couples to access federal family law Courts for property and maintenance matters when a relationship breaks down. What is the aim of the new law? The main objective is to place de facto couples on an equal footing with married couples when dealing with their financial arrangements on separation. It extends the legal financial regime already available for married couples. The new law applies to both opposite-sex and same-sex de facto couples. Does the new law apply to me? Yes. It starts on 1 March 2009 and applies to all couples separating after that date. Presently, financial matters relating to separated de facto couples are covered by State/Territory de facto laws. Parties separating before 1 March can agree to have financial matters determined under the new regime. What rights do I have under the new Act? The right to have federal family law Courts make property and maintenance orders following your relationship breakdown. For the first time, the superannuation of de facto couples can be split (previously only married couples were allowed to do so). The new law also covers financial agreements, maintenance and matters of parentage. It also provides a new definition of a de facto relationship. What if I’m not separated from my de facto partner? The new law immediately affects those in a de facto relationship as well as couples separating after 1 March 2009 (or those who opt into the new scheme).

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He’s back… the indefatigable ROBERT MACKLIN, author, scriptwriter and biographer, returns to the Canberra media with a fortnightly column for “CityNews”.

Intimate faces of Kevin I THOUGHT Prime Minister Kevin Rudd handled himself very well during the bushfires, apart from that unfortunate outburst about the suspected arsonists being mass murderers. As I found in the many hours we spent together when I wrote his biography, he is a naturally compassionate – even sentimental – man. When he held and hugged the victims it came from the heart. Indeed, I’m told that the most affecting scenes were those that took place away from the cameras… and he wanted it that way. There are always those who will confidently assert that the man is a political animal without scruple. Indeed, I heard exactly the same thing when I was press secretary to a towering figure on the other side of the political fence, John “Blackjack” McEwen. But it’s one thing to work in the cut and thrust of political life for a national figure, quite another to be his biographer. With Kevin Rudd it’s a tripleedged sword – immensely pleasing when he does well, utterly infuriating when he’s unfairly criticised, and deeply discomforting when (in my view) he strikes the wrong note. And that outburst about mass murder, while understandable in the wake

THE GADFLY By Robert Macklin of the horror he’d just witnessed, was a mistake. Murder implies intent and the odds are that while arsonists are sick and twisted, they are not motivated by the desire to kill people. However, by his illchosen words the PM opened the door for the kind of gutter reporting and mob hysteria that followed the arrest of the first alleged arsonist. The relationship between biographer and subject is unusual. When I began the research shortly after he became Opposition Leader I had already written biographies of the great journalist and adventurer, George Ernest Morrison and the quintessential hero of World War I, Albert Jacka VC. In the process I came to like and admire all three men. But I experienced an immediate emotional connection with the young man from Nambour. We had a lot in common – both Queenslanders from relatively humble circumstances who ventured south to further our careers; both studied an Asian language at ANU (he much more success-

fully than me and my Bahasa Indonesia); both fascinated by politics from an early age; and both married southern belles at St John’s Church in Reid. The big difference is that he’s a practising (indeed, devoted) Christian while I long ago abandoned all notions of imaginary friends in the sky. And I think part of his outburst about the human factor in the fires came unbidden; for it excused the “act of God” that had caused such agony and suffering. Indeed, it is this unlikely mixture of his much-vaunted “evidencebased” approach to policy and the contradictory “faith-based” approach to the large questions of human existence that provides the essential conundrum of the Rudd character. But the most frustrating aspect is the way his public persona so rarely reflects the warmth and genuine humour that is so much a part of his make-up. Transcribing the many hours of taped interviews we did for the biography was pure hell – half the time I was laughing so much I had terrible trouble hearing what he was saying. I so wish we saw much more of that on the public stage. Alas, we haven’t had much to laugh about for the last six months… except the Libs, of course.

Just Judith banging on JORIAN GARDNER joins some dots with Judith Lucy… JUDITH Lucy is one of Australia’s most popular comedians and even three minutes after waking her up for an interview, this giant of Australian comedy is at her sparkling best. Her work in radio, television, film and her sellout national tours have made her a household name and her new show, coming to Canberra for one night only, is called “Judith Lucy’s Not Getting any Younger”. I ask her to tell me a little bit more about it. “Well, just look at the title, surely you could join up a couple of dots?” she says sarcastically. “It’s basically me just banging on, obviously, about whatever is on my mind – hitting the old 40 has made me reassess a little bit, which I know is such a cliché. I talk about how I am single again, generation Y, global warming and how Nicole Kidman’s face really does look like a fridge nowadays. If the show has a theme, I guess it’s that we are all going to die!” Lucy first hit the comedy scene in 1989 as a stand-up, but sprang to national prominence in 1993 as part of the cast of ABC TV’s “The Late Show”.  Since her 1996 hit “King of the Road”, Lucy has been a regular fixture on the live scene, selling out big rooms with her sharply observed and honest personal monologues. “This latest show basically came about because I was having a whinge to a friend about being badly treated by a man,” says Lucy. “Oh god, I am sounding like Barbara Streisand talking like this with this husky voice, but anyway, my friend kindly ignored the fact I was whinging and said ‘Judith Lucy is not getting any younger!’ and I thought, wow, that sounds like the title of a new show!” Judith Lucy appears at the Canberra Theatre on Friday, March 6.

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Fans urged to fill the stadium

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MEST Hair is hosting a night of fun and fashion showcasing some of Canberra’s finest fashion boutiques and hairstyles at the Parlour Wine Room from 6.30pm-8.30pm on Wednesday, March 11 in aid of the National Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Clothing will be from T.O.D., W.O.D. and itrip iskip. Hairstyles will be created by the team at Mest Hair, under the artistic guidance of Byron Turnbull. Tickets at $10 can be purchased on the door or presale from Mest hair, itrip iskip, Parlour or T.O.D.

The Socceroos versus Kuwait game is being seen as an audience support test for A-League Football in Canberra, reports JORIAN GARDNER. AN “electric atmosphere and top-class international football” is being promised by organisers for the Socceroos versus Kuwait game on March 5 at Canberra Stadium, in what is being seen as a audience support test for A-League Football in Canberra. A-League4Canberra Bid Leader Ivan Slavich said that getting the numbers to the game would show the national league that Canberrans really did love the round-ball game. “When we next meet the FFA (Football Federation Australia) we want to be able to show our strongest hand, not just investor support, but all additional key elements that a club needs to succeed,” said Slavich. “Club support in Canberra and across Southern NSW is another important element.” Mr Slavich said that he had already received a strong message of support from the Canberra football clubs as well as the general footballing community. He believed that all teams in the Canberra region would come together to support an A-League team from Canberra joining the national league, and that to show the FFA Canberrans were serious they need to vote with their feet.

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“It is imperative that football fans in Canberra show the FFA that there is commitment to the Socceroos, who haven’t played here since 1996,” he said. “There’s still a lot of work to be done to get the bid over the line and everyone can help right now. It’s important the community support the Socceroos, Kuwait game on March 5 and I’d encourage everyone who wants to see top sports played in Canberra to get to the game and fill the stadium.” Slavich said that the A-League bid for Canberra was going full steam ahead and that he and bid leaders had already secured their football infrastructure and received community support in pledges and Foundation Membership sales from as far away as Griffith and Eden. “This team will be a team for Canberra and the whole region. If you want to watch professional football, or your child aspires to play at the highest level we aim to make the A-league4canberra your local club,” said Slavich. Book at Ticketek for the Socceroos v Kuwait on www.ticketek.com. For information on Canberra’s A-League bid visit www.a-league4canberra.com.au.

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Hats off to Harry EIGHT-year-old Harry Fettell, from Amaroo, is officially the best-dressed kid in Canberra, having taken out first prize in the Junior Fashions on the Field competition held at Preview Day, last weekend at Thoroughbred Park. Harry won a trip to Sea World Nara for his family. Also standing out were Abby Jack and Jake Nehmy, winners of the junior girls’ and boys’ categories (ages six to 10), and Cameron Phillips and Brontie Politch, who won their respective senior categories (ages 11 to 17).  Black Opal fashion feature – Pages 16-17

THE Australian Native Plants Society’s autumn native plant sale will be held at the southern car park of the Australian National Botanic Gardens from 8.30am on Saturday, March 21. The society’s member growers and volunteer propagation group grow all the plants, which meet the Society’s stringent quality standards and are suitable for Canberra gardens. The plants for sale are small with a well-developed root system because these will grow much better and faster than large or fully-grown plants. Prices range from $4 to $7. The society is a non-profit, voluntary community organisation dedicated to the growing, conservation, preservation and appreciation of Australian native plants.

Lift those fees, Jon Push up the price of car parking, urges CATHERINE CARTER. LAST month “CityNews” reported that Chief Minister Jon Stanhope would be lobbying his Federal Labor colleagues to help create a level playing field for those Canberrans who use their cars for transport, by introducing paid parking into the Commonwealth-owned areas, including the Barton/Parkes area and at Russell Hill. If his initiative succeeds, it will make the parking situation more equitable all round – after all, commuters have to pay for all-day parking elsewhere in Canberra, such as Civic and areas close to most of the town centres – as well as providing some incentive to look for alternative transport solutions, such as buses or car pooling. I predicted in my column last year that such a move would require courage, saying: “Many Canberrans are likely to be resistant to the introduction of paid parking, particularly in locations where there has to date been no charge.” And Mr Stanhope should be applauded for doing the fair thing. Inevitably, the proposal has attracted criticism, but so have many other aspects of Canberra’s transport system. The bus services have been attracting criticism for years. But this move, while a start, is just a start. The ACT Government should review and adjust car-parking prices as part of the “Sustainable Transport Plan” to attract more private car parks and to encourage people on to transport alternatives. As the “Draft ACT Car Parking Strategy” noted, the private sector needs

daily car parking fees to rise to around $14 a day to be viable. Now they range from $7.50 in Civic down to $3.60 in Manuka, Kingston and Dickson. That’s comparable to the cost of an all-day bus pass and hardly an incentive to use public Jon Stanhope. transport. Currently, people have to pay for commuter parking – except in a few privileged areas. This is inequitable and has been exacerbating an already painful parking problem in Canberra. People working in nearby areas, where free parking isn’t available, will often take spots in the “free” zones, displacing workers and other visitors to those areas. In the absence of a miraculously instant provision of plentiful and reliable public transport to all locations, Canberrans will still largely rely on cars, and still need parking at our destinations. Critics of Mr Stanhope’s approach have also dismissed it as a revenue grab. But it represents far more than that. It creates an equitable situation where the previous situation was inequitable, and it broadens a revenue source that was previously limited to those working outside the Commonwealth-controlled areas. If we can’t immediately fix the transport and parking problems in Canberra, we can at least make the situation more equitable. The ACT Government’s courage in making a start should be applauded. Catherine Carter is executive director of the Property Council of Australia (ACT).


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YOUNG women who believe they live in a “post-feminist” world often get a rude shock when they encounter sexist attitudes, says novelist, essayist and accidental feminist Emily Maguire. Emily, author of “Princesses and Pornstars: Sex + Power + Identity” (the title is a reference to Anne Summers’ “Damned Whores and God’s Police” as well as the two major media stereotypes of young women) will present the 2009 Pamela Denoon Lecture at

ANU on Wednesday, March 4. “A lot of women my age (32) and younger grew up thinking that feminism was in the past and everything was better now,” says Emily. “A lot of things are better – issues like demanding equal pay and reproductive rights are mainstream, not fringe, issues now – but when a lot of young women enter the workplace, a relationship or motherhood thinking everything will be equal, they suddenly encounter obstacles they weren’t expecting.” At work, for example, young women may simply believe they’re being too sensitive about their colleagues’ humour, instead of recognising sexual harassment. When they become mothers, they may be dismayed at the scrutiny applied to motherhood – but not fatherhood.

At the lecture Emily will speak about these “accidental feminists” – women who discover they have embraced feminist values as a result of their experiences. “I didn’t do a course in feminism and set out to start picking at things. Some people are frightened of using the word, but I think if we’re living with feminist values, then the word ‘feminist’ becomes unimportant. “Often people pay lip service to the idea that gender is not a barrier – but girls are still told they have to conduct themselves in a certain way, and look after their bodies in a certain way, and I think they should always question that.” Entry to the lecture is by gold coin donation. For more information email pameladenoonlecture@hotmail.com or call 0404 190975.

Emily Maguire… “When a lot of young women enter the workplace, a relationship or motherhood thinking everything will be equal, they suddenly encounter obstacles they weren’t expecting.”

Divided Liberals, united Liberals Politics By Michael Moore former Prime Minister John Howard was Leader of the Opposition, he once described himself as the most conservative leader the Liberal Party had ever had. He was right”. Pyne went on to argue that the Liberal Party was the custodian of both liberal and conservative ideas and, since being in opposition, the Liberals have been more pragmatic and more in the “political centre”. If only all his colleagues were on the same wavelength! Instead, the Liberals are in a mess with Deputy Leader Julie Bishop’s demotion on the basis of incompetence, Cory Bernardi also being demoted for trying to shaft Pyne, former leader Brendan Nelson supporting Alan Stockdale for president of the party in direct defiance of Mal-

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David takes to Two BILL STEPHENS talks to a talented man driven by passion.

him right out of his comfort zone and he admits that he found it quite a stretch. “Many people thought that my participation in those television series indicated that I was moving away from opera, but not so,” NO one could accuse lyric-tenor David says Hobson. “The television series gave me the opportunity to explore different facets Hobson of not being versatile; he’s one of Australia’s best-known opera singers, and of my talents, and I’m grateful for that.” with fellow opera star Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Hobson describes himself as a passionate is about to undertake a national concert person: “I’m passionate about my singing, tour. and I’m passionate about my composing. I Hobson first shot to national prominence only take on projects I can become passionin Baz Luhmann’s acclaimed 1990 Opera ate about”. Australia production of “La Boheme”. Since His current passion is the forthcoming then, he’s sung leading roles in a succession national tour in which he and baritone TedTeddy Tahu Rhodes (left) and David Hobson. dy Tahu Rhodes will perform a wide-rangof operas including “Don Pasquale”, “Cosi Fan Tutte”, “Don Giovanni” and “The Magic ing mix of opera classics, folk songs, show Flute.” He’s also appeared in musicals such Yet despite all his musical achievements, tunes and even some contemporary songs. it wasn’t until he appeared on national tele- Of course, the duet from “The Pearlfishers” as “Fiddler on the Roof” and “The Student Prince” as well as most of the popular vision as a mentor in the popular television is also included. Hobson reminds me that Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire. series “It Takes Two” that Hobson became a he last sang this duet in Canberra in 1987 household name. “It Takes Two” introduced when he appeared with Opera ACT in their A gifted composer who has received AFI production of “The Pearlfishers”. and APRA Award nominations for his score him to a whole new audience outside the for the film “One Perfect Day”, Hobson opera and concert world. Hobson also apDavid Hobson and Teddy Tahu Rhodes peared in another popular television series, will appear with accompanist Sharolyn composed a chamber opera “Remembering Rosie” which was toured by OzOpera, Kimmorley, at the Canberra Theatre on “Dancing with The Stars”, in which he and and composed music that was used for the his partner, Karina Schembri, also took third Tuesday, March 10. Details www.canbersoundtrack of the recent film “Elizabeth”. place. Called upon to dance, this series took ratheatrecentre.com.au.

Bye, bye, Mia THE Melbourne “Age” wrote: “Then there is Mia Dyson. You can almost hear jaws dropping in the theatre as her ghostly slide guitar and spare, raw voice lift through this town into the stratosphere.” The Melbourne singersongwriter (pictured above) is doing a farewell swing (with Jen Cloher and The Endless Sea) across the nation before she relocates to the US and will be at the Southern Cross Club, Woden, to say goodbye on Saturday, March 7. Tickets $25 (plus booking fee) from the venue on 6283 7288 and at www.miadyson. com. Doors open at 7.45pm.

All’s well that, well, ends well THIS outrageous New York sitcom is a play for Hamlet-lovers, not haters. Director Robert de Fries assembles an over-the-top cast around the two central characters – the celebrated, but now-dead actor John Barrymore (Ian Croker) and the young TV star Andy (Glenn Brown), who comes to live in Barrymore’s Gothic residence while he rehearses for Joe Papp’s Central Park “Hamlet.” Rather like Hamlet’s ghostly father, Barrymore can choose to be seen or not, as he wills, and through him playwright Paul Rudnick pours scorn on the ideals of modern theatre. The dialogue ripples with Shakespearian allusions and the quirky stage-effects are surprising. Small wonder that the supporting performers are all acted off the stage by the two main characters. Croker portrays Barrymore with bright-eyed intensity and perfect timing. Brown enjoys the greater

Theatre “I Hate Hamlet” By Paul Rudnick, directed by Robert de Fries for Canberra Repertory. Theatre 3 until March 14. Reviewed by Helen Musa light and shade, veering from commerciallymotivated opportunism to sheer terror at the prospect of acting THE great role. The supporting actors are a pleasantly motley crew. Carmen King, as Andy’s weird girlfriend Deirdre is almost frightening, Scott Cummings as the producer from LA is the quintessential philistine, Litonya Shallcross plays the real-estate agent and Fay Butcher, as Andy’s German theatrical agent, touches us with her humanity. This is a night of high theatricality. And yes, as Shakespeare says, “all’s well that ends well.”

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Silence sinks Hannah The Reader (MA)  

HOLOCAUST references in Stephen Daldry’s film from Bernhard Schlink’s novel are oblique, recalling it through the words of a low-level camp employee. The principal male character, while not an evil person, struck me as an ethical underperformer. And its ultimate statement about the Holocaust maintains the rage. In 1953, Hannah helps when 15-year-old Michael takes sick in her apartment block’s vestibule. During a full-blooded affair that summer, Hannah asks him to read to her. Law school teaches Michael about the Nazi regime’s rejection of moral values. Observing a trial, he learns that Hannah was one of seven camp guards escorting 600 women killed when allied bombs set fire to the church where they were sheltering en route to Auschwitz. The other defendants swear that Hannah wrote the official report. Michael knows she did not; she is illiterate. But as youth and as adult, he hides that information despite knowing that if revealed it might shorten Hannah’s sentence. David Hare’s screenplay leaves Michael’s silence for us to interpret. Is he reflecting family environments short on emotional comfort?  Has that idyllic teenage summer of joyous sexual initiation embarrassed him? Is he shielding Hannah’s illiteracy from cruel ridicule? Our answers to these and other questions compel re-evaluation of our instinctive responses. Daldry delivers the story’s issues with admirable dramatic economy while chal-

Croker wins top Cat FOR the second time in a 14-year history of the Canberra Area Theatre Awards, the Gold Cat Award (sponsored by Telstra CountryWide) has gone to Canberra’s Ian Croker (pictured) for outstanding achievement simultaneously in many categories. Croker, whose outstanding versatility

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Zack And Miri Make A Porno (R)

A FLOOD of coarse vocabulary diminishes the comedy values in Kevin Smith’s film, maintaining boring repetition long after its ability to shock or offend dries up. Smith’s intention seems to be to satirise the porn-film business. It’s virtually impossible for one porno to differ semiotically from every other porno.  The film’s occasionally comical sexual images, less than explicit, do not stimulate. In a platonic relationship, best buddies since high school, under-achievers Zack and Miri can’t meet the utilities bills for their shared apartment. So they decide to make a porn film to raise funds. is praised in our review of Canberra Repertory’s new production “I Hate Hamlet”, also won a 2008 Critics Circle Award. According to publicist Coralie Wood, who founded the award in 1995 with actress Kate Peters, the judges had unanimously decided on Croker, “because he’s done so much and been in so many different shows.”

As Miri, demonstrating that the dramatic worth of using coarse vocabulary in its correct lexicographical sense outweighs the shock value, Elizabeth Banks is a delight. Apart from that and the boring vocabulary, the film leaves little lasting impression. At Dendy, Hoyts     The International (MA)  

A GERMAN merchant bank is acquiring the debt portfolios of under-developed nationstates to control them politically. In Tom Tykwer’s actioner, Interpol operative Salinger is collaborating with New York Assistant District Attorney Eleanor in developing a case against the bank’s top people. Eric Singer’s debut screenplay sends Salinger along cinematic paths walked by a thousand law-enforcement action heroes. Interpol’s business is intelligence, not enforcement. The film is action passages linked by moments with bankers, inside men, gunmen and bureaucrats. Tykwer had a replica built in Germany of the interior of New York’s Guggenheim Museum to stage the long, noisy, vigorous penultimate shootout, all bullet holes and property damage. Clive Owen is taciturn, tough and unsmiling as Salinger. Naomi Watts, understressed as Eleanor, could have been left out without diminishing the film’s impact or lack thereof. Armin Meuller-Stahl plays an ex-Stasi officer working for the bank who gets attacked by conscience. The gala event at the Canberra Theatre, hosted by Hayden Miller from 2CA, attracted theatre groups from the Canberra region as far as Orange and Merimbula. – Helen Musa

The House of choice THE A-frame sign on the sidewalk outside was clear: “Your body is a temple – worship it here.” I wasn’t sure whether to embrace the idea or not, but in the end I entered the doors of the Glasshouse Café, on the ground floor of Industry House, Binara Street, in the city, to have a bite of lunch. As its name suggests, the café is all glass – both the part that tucks into the building and the expansive area that sits gracefully on Binara Street. It was a smart move to enclose the outdoor eating area, including with an expansive arched, glass roof, through which you can see the sky. It’s a distinctive space and would be super for a function, especially with the added warmth of lush, green plants. You order at the counter from the regular menu or the “daily delights”, which when I visited featured loads of extra choice, including Turkish pizzas, chicken tandoori, a vegetable curry, and a quiche with chicken, avocado, feta and rocket. I spotted the salt and pepper calamari with rocket salad and wasabi, and was assured it was not frozen, but fresh, calamari.

wilted spinach and chunks of tomato relish, to healthy natural muesli with yoghurt DINING and berry compote. Then, for those who really need to fuel their body before work, By Wendy Johnson there’s the big breakfast. Lunch options include what you’d expect It was just before noon, and I sat sipping from café fare – burgers, salads, pasta, and on a quality cappuccino while watching the the like. As I say, lots of choice and efficient place quickly fill with business people. service, including with the “Food in a Flash” I was impressed with the speed of service take away options. – my dish arrived quickly – but although The Glasshouse Café’s web site promnicely presented, the calamari was too chewy ises an “oasis” and “soft music”. The music for my liking and needed more salt and was really pumping when I walked in and pepper to maintain my interest. Also, I wasn’t it didn’t get much calmer. However, the prepared for the rocket salad to come with smart, contemporary décor is pleasing. julienned strips of carrots and other goodies. Licensed, the Glasshouse Café offers The Glasshouse Café opens early for catering and, as I say, is a pretty place to those racing into the day and breakfast hold a function. dishes range from the “good old” bacon Open Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm and egg roll, to a deluxe version with (closed for dinner). Call 6162 1155.


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Situated in the Karabar Mall, Numero Uno focuses on luxury and fashion to suit its youthful clientele. tomers repair hair cut and colour mistakes, and in bringing hair back to condition. This year hair has moved away from short, choppy layers, which make it hard to coax out a owing curl. “We’re seeing a lot of lovely, longer layers, with fuller, as opposed to side swept, fringes.” As for colour, winter warmth is coming into vogue. “There’s a lot of movement toward warmer browns in hair, particularly burnt toffes and candied chestnuts. As we head into winter, we’re

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RACING is becoming much more accessible to young people, says 2008 Black Opal Stakes Fashion on the Field winner Ellen Light. “The social scene around the races has grown – it’s a great place to socialise and be seen: even if you don’t follow horses, you’ll still have a great time,” she told “CityNews”. Ellen was a lucky fashionista last year, having entered the contest on a whim with two friends. “I really didn’t expect to win. There are so many gorgeous dresses and great outfits – it made me feel quite lucky to be selected!” Ellen says that looking good at the races is about enjoying the day responsibly. “Smile and be confident in yourself! The best way to look good is just to be comfortable and to be enjoying yourself,” she says. “Have a great time with your friends or family, and remember: no-one looks good passed out in the grass or carrying their shoes!” The criteria for entering Fashions on the Field for the Black Opal stakes are easy to meet with just a little effort, according to Thoroughbred Park marketing manager Briony Young.

The judges will be looking for style and originality, with attention to detail in terms of accessories. Knee-length skirts and covered shoulders are ideal (and have the added benefit of keeping off the sun!), and a hat, fascinator or “hatinator” is essential. Race Day will be Sunday, March 8, at Thoroughbred Park, and Canberrans can enter the Classic Ladies’, Classic Men’s and Classic Couples’ categories on the day by registering at the fashion stage (or if approached by one of Thoroughbred Park’s eagle-eyed scouts!). The official flower of the AAMI Black Opal Stakes Day will be the white rose. The 2008 AAMI Black Opal Stakes will take place on Sunday, March 8. For more information, visit www.thoroughbredpark.com.au.

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RACE wear is going retro this year, according to Thoroughbred Park marketing manager Briony Young, who says the 1940s look is back. “A-line dresses are coming back, and so is use of colour. One of the biggest colours for autumn 2009 is yellow, for

example – we’re seeing a lot of bright, beautiful dresses.” The ‘40s look is all about glamour: smart, fitted dresses, co-ordinated bags and shoes, smooth curls and classic make-up. Half-sleeves – classic race wear

requires the shoulders be covered – and high waists are also in vogue by the track, Briony says; fabric is all about texture. “This autumn will feature a lot of velvet bags, and matching hats. There’ll be feathery fabrics and metallics.”

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“BLACK and white is classic: you’re always going to look elegant in it, no matter what,” says Annette Selwood, owner of the Black and White Gift Shop in Mawson. As well as a wide range of giftware from musical items to home wares, Black and White offers accessories such as fascinators, hats, gloves, jewellery and parasols suitable for the 2009 AAMI Black Opal Stakes at Thoroughbred Park. Attention to accessories is an important part of race wear, Annette says. “They’re the parts of your outfit that stand out and help you be noticed,” she told “CityNews”. Hats and fascinators need to be chosen carefully to suit hair type, she says. “You need something that will stay

put for at least a couple of hours. Women with short hair could consider fascinators with clips and headbands, which may hold better than a comb, for example; or they could have their hairdresser attach the fascinator in the morning. “Trimmings, like feathers, hold a lot of interest and help you stand out!”

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rather than doing the usual pokerstraight hair with a hat or fascinator plonked on top of your head. A bit of body and curls can do wonders,” she says. “Shoes and handbags are the linchpin to an outfit: look for comfortable shoes that will give you support for the day; and for bags, look for clutches.” Call Mania Shoes on 6239 4345.

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prime time television Underbelly: A Tale Of Two Cities

Highlights Sunday, Prime, 8.30pm

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The tight-knit detective team is even more motivated to catch crims than usual because the victim is one of their own. Duncan Freeman (Aaron Pedersen, above) was beaten senseless and left for dead by two crazy ex-cons with nothing to lose. It’s up to the team to work out how the crims are linked to Freeman by delving into his muddied past.

House

The original US version of this painfully funny hybrid of Gladiators and classic ’80s game show It’s a Knockout was so popular that Channel Nine has created an Australian version at the same extreme obstacle course in Argentina. Each week 20 daring contestants compete in four rounds of gruelling challenges to win a grand prize of $20,000. James Brayshaw and Josh Lawson (above) add hilarious commentary.

It’s no wonder this US medical drama has reached its 100th episode. House is the top-rating US show in Italy and Germany, and frequently comes in third place or higher in Australia. Dr House (Hugh Laurie, above) is an eccentric and complex lead character who, just when you think you’ve worked him out, does something to make you re-assess your diagnosis.

Tuesday, WIN, 7.30pm

Monday, WIN, 8.30pm

City Homicide

Wipeout Australia

We’re two episodes in and although it’s not hitting us as hard as the first series, part two is already providing enough sex, drugs, guns, violence, corruption and great drama to keep Australian eyes glued to the box. The prequel looks at the drug business dealings of narcissistic Kiwi Terry Clark (Matthew Newton) and the deceptively easygoing Bob Trimbole (Roy Billing, above).

RocKwiz Salutes The Bowl

Wednesday, SC Ten, 8.30pm

Saturday, SBS, 9.20pm Melbourne’s legendary live music venue, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, gets a 50th birthday extravaganza when a host of rockers including Hoodoo Gurus and the Galvatrons gather for this 90-minute season finale. All performances are accompanied by the RocKwiz Orkestra, the Wolgramm Sisters’ vocals, Ash Naylor on guitar and Paul Williamson in the horn section. Hosted by Julia Zemiro (above).

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6.00 At The Movies. (R, S) 6.30 The Einstein Factor. (S) 7.00 News. (S) 7.30 Wild Caribbean: Hurricane Hell. (G, S) 8.25 News. (S) 8.30 Cranford. (Final) Dr Harrison is advised to leave town due to his tattered reputation, but Sophy is ill and his modern medicine could help. Lady Ludlow may lose everything for her absent son. (PG, S) 9.25 Compass: 21st Birthday Dinner. (G, S) 10.00 Black Grace: From Cannon’s Creek To Jacob’s Pillow. (M, R, S) 11.15 Order In The House. (S)

6.00 Landline Extra. (R, S) 6.30 Talking Heads. (S) 7.00 News. (S) 7.30 The 7.30 Report. (S) 8.00 Australian Story. Extraordinary Australians tell personal stories with pathos, drama and humour. (S) 8.30 Four Corners. Liz Jackson reports on the prime minister’s plans to tackle climate change. (S) 9.20 Media Watch. Hosted by Jonathan Holmes. (S) 9.35 The Cut. (M, S) 11.10 Lateline Business. (S) 11.35 The Russian Revolution In Colour: Fear And Paranoia. (PG, R, S)

6.05 Time Team: Wickenby-Lincoln. (G, S) 7.00 News. (S) 7.30 The 7.30 Report. (S) 8.00 Lead Balloon. (PG, S) 8.30 Doctor Who. After the TARDIS makes a crash landing on a parallel Earth, Rose discovers her father is alive and rich, Mickey encounters his alternative self and The Doctor meets one of his oldest and deadliest foes. (PG, R, S) 9.15 Doctor Who Confidential: Cut Down: Cybermen. (G, S) 9.30 Foreign Correspondent. (S) 11.10 Lateline Business. (S) 11.35 Four Corners. (R, S)

6.00 The Queen’s Cavalry: Fully Armoured. (G, R, S) 6.30 The Cook And The Chef. (G, S) 7.00 News. (S) 7.30 The 7.30 Report. (S) 8.00 The New Inventors. Hosted by James O’Loghlin. (S) 8.30 Spicks And Specks. (S) 9.00 Chandon Pictures. Tom meets with a potential new backer, game show producer Eddie Connoly. Nick attempts to wow executives at the bank with his film. (M, S) 9.35 Ruddy Hell! It’s Harry & Paul. (M, S) 11.05 Lateline Business. (S) 11.35 Midsomer Murders. (M, R, S)

6.00 News. (S) 6.30 Sunday Night. (S) 7.30 Border Security – Australia’s Front Line. (PG, S) 8.00 Triple Zero Heroes. (PG, S) 8.30 City Homicide. After one of their own falls victim to a brutal assault, it is up to the team to work out who is responsible before the perpetrators strike again. (M, S) 9.30 Bones. While on holiday, Angela finds a skull in the desert. She asks Brennan for help in identifying the skull fearing it could be her missing boyfriend. (M, R, S) 11.30 The First 48. (M)

6.00 News. (S) 6.30 Today Tonight. (S) 7.00 Home And Away. (PG, S) 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG, S) 8.30 Desperate Housewives. Dave persuades Susan to throw Mrs McCluskey a 70th birthday party. Gaby is concerned she might be pregnant again. The truth behind Bree and Katherine’s bond is revealed. (M, S) 9.30 Brothers & Sisters. Rebecca’s trust in her mother is put to the ultimate test after a file on Ryan Lafferty turns up in Holly’s possession. (M, S) 11.30 30 Rock. (PG)

6.00 News. (S) 6.30 Today Tonight. (S) 7.00 Home And Away. (PG, S) 7.30 RSPCA Animal Rescue. (G, S) 8.00 Find My Family. (PG, S) 8.30 Packed To The Rafters. Ben challenges fate to grant him one last chance to redeem himself. Julie reaches some startling conclusions about the state of her health. (PG, S) 9.30 All Saints. Time runs out for the medical response unit after a simple rescue escalates into a horrific tale of despair. (M, S) 11.30 Dirty Sexy Money. (Final) (M)

6.00 News. (S) 6.30 Today Tonight. (S) 7.00 Home And Away. (PG, S) 7.30 Australia’s Got Talent. (G, S) 8.30 Criminal Minds. The unit suspects a member of an affluent community in Atlanta is responsible for the disappearance of a young woman, and suspect that they may have had an accomplice. (M, S) 9.30 Gangs Of Oz: The Gangland Wars – A Tale Of Three Gangs. Narrated by Colin Friels. (M, S) 11.30 Disorderly Conduct Caught On Tape. (M)

6.00 News. (S) 6.30 Domestic Blitz. (PG, S) 7.30 60 Minutes. (S) 8.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The team investigates the death of a woman who was married to a convicted murderer. Nicky and Catherine look into the deaths of two high-school students whose car plowed into a tree. The fate of the miniature killer is decided. (M, S) 9.30 CSI: Miami. The team investigates two murders – a hit-and-run and a shooting. (M, S) 11.30 Body Of Evidence: Killer Hurricane. (M, S)

6.00 News. (S) 6.30 WIN News. (S) 7.00 A Current Affair. (S) 7.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG, R, S) 8.00 Customs. Follows Customs officers as they investigate suspected drug traffickers and people smugglers in a quest to keep the UK safe. Hosted by Vince Colosimo. (PG, S) 8.30 Underbelly: A Tale Of Two Cities. Brian Kane plans an audacious murder to avenge the death of his brother Les. (M, S) 9.30 Crime Investigation Australia: The Night Caller – Eric Edgar Cooke. (M, S) 11.35 Seinfeld. (M, S)

6.00 News. (S) 6.30 WIN News. (S) 7.00 A Current Affair. (S) 7.30 Wipeout Australia. (PG, S) 8.30 Two And A Half Men. Charlie re-examines his wild ways after an old friend dies during a visit. (M, S) 9.00 Two And A Half Men. Alan finds out some surprising information about Judith’s sex life when he decides to go on a date with one of her friends. (M, R, S) 9.30 Aussie Ladette To Lady. The ladettes must prepare a meal for 20 society guests. (M, S) 11.30 Entertainment Tonight. (G, R, S)

6.00 News. (S) 6.30 WIN News. (S) 7.00 A Current Affair. (S) 7.30 The Farmer Wants A Wife. (PG, S) 8.30 The Mentalist. After the body of a promising high-school sports star is found with a pentacle and burning candles next to him, law-enforcement officials suspect a self-proclaimed witch is the killer. (M, S) 9.30 Cold Case. After a homeless man turns in a homemade rocket he found in the park bearing the name of a young murder victim, Rush and the team reopen the investigation. (M, S) 11.30 Entertainment Tonight. (G, R, S)

6.00 The Simpsons. (G, R, S) 6.30 The Biggest Loser. (PG, S) 7.30 So You Think You Can Dance Australia. (PG, S) 9.00 Rove. Celebrity interviews, comedy, music and regular variety segments. Guests include singer Lily Allen, actor Eric Bana, and The Living End who perform their single Raise the Alarm. Hosted by Rove McManus. (M, S)

6.00 The Simpsons. (G, R, S) 6.30 Neighbours. (G, S) 7.00 The Biggest Loser. (PG, S) 7.30 So You Think You Can Dance Australia. (PG, S) 8.40 Good News Week. Two teams comprising comedians, media personalities, politicians and special guests engage in a satirical view of the week’s news. Hosted by Paul McDermott. (M, S) 9.45 Dexter. Dexter continues his charade as a drug addict to keep Rita from finding out his real secret. (AV15+, S) 11.35 The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG)

6.00 The Simpsons. (G, R, S) 6.30 Neighbours. (G, S) 7.00 The Biggest Loser. (PG, S) 8.00 Bondi Rescue. Follows the work of elite lifeguards in charge of safety at one of the world’s busiest beaches. (PG, S) 8.30 NCIS. The team investigates the murder of a seaman, and appear to have an open-and-shut case on their hands when his ex-fiancée is found covered in blood near the scene. (M, S) 9.30 NCIS. (M, R, S) 11.15 The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG)

6.00 The Simpsons. (G, R, S) 6.30 Neighbours. (G, S) 7.00 The Biggest Loser. (PG, S) 8.00 Guerrilla Gardeners. (PG, S) 8.30 House. House takes on the case of a woman who collapsed in the middle of a cooking class. The team soon learns she is a highly renowned cancer researcher who recently gave up her career to pursue her own happiness. (M, S) 9.30 Life. Crews and Reese investigate the suspicious death of a former astronaut. (M, S) 11.15 The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG)

6.00 Thalassa: Mayotte – Island Of Hope. (G, S) 6.30 World News Australia. (S) 7.30 Lost Worlds: The Rise Of Man. (G, S) 8.30 Dateline. Exposes land grabbing on a grand scale by Cambodia’s rich and powerful elite, who are forcibly evicting thousands of poor people from valuable inner-city land they have occupied legally for years. (S) 9.30 Movie: The Chorus. (2004) Gérard Jugnot, François Berléand, Jean-Baptiste Maunier. (M, R) 11.10 True Kindness. (M)

6.00 Living Black. (S) 6.30 World News Australia. (S) 7.30 Top Gear. (PG, S) 8.30 South Park. For five long years, the boys have kept a secret about an incident in pre-school. Now, the kid who took the fall for the group is out of “juvie” and plotting revenge. (M, R, S) 9.30 World News Australia. (S) 9.55 Market Update. 10.00 The Mighty Boosh. Vince persuades two Goth girls that he is a sorcerer and invites them to his house to prove it. (M, R, S) 11.25 Movie: Warriors Of Heaven And Earth. (2003) (M)

6.00 Extra Time. 6.30 World News Australia. (S) 7.30 Insight. (S) 8.30 India Reborn: Mother India. Part 4 of 4. Personal stories of people whose lives have been impacted by India’s troubled agricultural sector. (S) 9.30 World News Australia. (S) 9.55 Market Update. 10.00 Hot Docs: Full Battle Rattle. (M, S) 11.35 Movie: The Yacoubian Building. (2006)

6.00 Global Village: Swamp Horses. (G, S) 6.30 World News Australia. (S) 7.30 Feast India. (G, R, S) 8.00 Tales From The Palaces: The Great Resource. (G, R, S) 8.30 Tribe: Anuta, Polynesia. Bruce Parry sails to the island of Anuta to spend six weeks among the locals who still live a traditional life on the tiny, remote tropical outpost. (G, S) 9.30 World News Australia. (S) 9.55 Market Update. 10.00 Movie: Springtime In A Small Town. (2002) Jun Wu, Jingfan Hu, Bai Qing Xin. (PG)

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MARCH 1-7 Movies Children Of Men

Sunday, SCTen, 10.10pm, This sci-fi thriller from director Alfonso Cuarón (Y tu mamá también), based on a P.D. James novel, presents a chilling vision of 2027. In a world where women are infertile, a one-time activist (Clive Owen) is recruited by his former lover (Julianne Moore) to escort humankind’s sole pregnant woman to safety. One of the most provocative films in a long time.

Springtime In A Small Town

TransTV highlights

Casino Royale

Friday, Prime, 8.30pm

Wednesday, SBS, 10.00pm

A brilliantly crafted, beautiful remake of a 1950s classic that stands as one of the finest examples of recent Chinese cinema. A family's sombre existence is reinvigorated with the arrival of a handsome and charismatic Doctor Zhang Zhichen (Xin Baiqing). The subsequent meditation on desire, denial and rebirth is exquisite. Also starring Hu Jingfan (above).

He’s the Bond naysayers said would never work – too young, too short, too blond! But the gamble producers took in casting Daniel Craig (right) as the iconic secret agent in the spy franchise’s 21st film has certainly paid off. Here, Bond must stop a banker (Mads Mikkelsen) from winning a high-stakes poker tournament and using the prize money to fund terrorist activities. Director Martin Campbell (GoldenEye) helms a thrill ride that will leave you both shaken and stirred.

6.00 News. (S) 6.30 Today Tonight. (S) 7.00 Home And Away. (PG, S) 7.30 Ghost Whisperer. (PG, S) 8.30 Grey’s Anatomy. To help Bailey become the best general surgeon at Seattle Grace, the chief gives her new power, new responsibility, and the challenge of removing a young girl’s inoperable tumour. As the new head of trauma, Owen Hunt challenges both the attending doctor’s methods and the residents’ surgical abilities. (M, S) 9.30 Private Practice. (M, S) 11.30 Beauty And The Geek. (PG)

6.00 News. (S) 6.30 Today Tonight. (S) 7.00 Home And Away. (PG, S) 7.30 Better Homes And Gardens. (G, S) 8.30 Movie: Casino Royale. (2006) Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright. James Bond is assigned to stop an evil banker from winning a highstakes casino tournament and using the prize money to fund terrorist activities. (M, S) 11.30 Movie: Along Came A Spider. (2001) (M, R, S)

6.00 News. (S) 6.30 In The Bush With Malcolm Douglas. (G, S) 7.30 Kath & Kim. (PG, R, S) 8.00 The Vicar Of Dibley. Dibley is hit by a hurricane that blows out the stained-glass window of St Barnabas church. Geraldine is confident that she can raise money for a new window from David’s wealthy contacts. (PG, R, S) 8.40 Movie: Air Force One. (1997) Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close. Russian terrorists hijack a plane carrying the US president. (M, R, S) 11.15 Ripping Yarns. (PG, R)

6.00 News. (S) 6.30 WIN News. (S) 7.00 A Current Affair. (S) 7.30 Getaway. (PG, S) 8.30 Adults Only 20 To 01. Host Bert Newton counts down 20 of the most outrageous celebrity ideas – from those that started out as a good idea at the time to the unbelievably stupid. (M, S) 9.30 CSI: Miami. When the team investigates a death at the bottom of a sink hole, they discover that a tunnel was built leading to a bank vault that was recently robbed of its safe-deposit boxes. (M, S) 11.30 Entertainment Tonight. (G, R, S)

6.00 News. (S) 6.30 WIN News. (S) 7.00 A Current Affair. (S) 7.30 Movie: The Wedding Singer. (1998) (PG, R, S) 9.30 Movie: Old School. (2003) Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn. Three 30-something friends, disenchanted with life try to relive their carefree university days by starting their own off-campus fraternity house. (MA15+, S) 11.30 Entertainment Tonight. (R, S)

6.00 News. (S) 6.30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, S) 7.30 Movie: The Ant Bully. (2006) (G, S) 9.30 Movie: The Longest Yard. (2005) Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Burt Reynolds. When a former football star is sent to prison after a drink-driving accident, the warden coerces him into transforming a group of inmates into a football team to compete against the prison’s guards. (M, R, S) 11.45 Movie: Presumed Innocent. (1990) (M, R, S)

6.00 The Simpsons. (G, R, S) 6.30 Neighbours. (G, S) 7.00 The Biggest Loser. (PG, S) 8.00 Bondi Vet. (PG, S) 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. A taxi driver leaves a five-month-old baby at a fire station, claiming that a woman left the child in his car. The baby is burning with fever, and at the hospital it emerges she has advanced AIDS. (M, S) 9.30 Life On Mars. Racial tensions escalate after claims a Puerto Rican man is responsible for the death of an African-American girl. (M, S) 11.15 The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG)

6.00 The Simpsons. (G, R, S) 6.30 Neighbours. (G, S) 7.00 The Biggest Loser. (PG, S) 7.30 The Simpsons. (PG, R, S) 8.30 Medium. Allison fears she may have killed someone in a hit-and-run accident after waking up underneath a freeway with no recollection of how she got there. (M, S) 9.30 Law & Order. After a man is found murdered in the park, the detectives hope that a mentally challenged patient can help solve the case. (M, S) 11.30 News/Sports Tonight. (S)

6.00 The Simpsons. (G, R, S) 6.30 Movie: Edward Scissorhands. (1990) (S) 8.40 Movie: Hulk. (2003) Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas. A mishandled experiment causes a geneticist to become an angry green giant when put under emotional stress. (M, R, S) 11.30 Good News Week. (R, S)

6.00 Global Village: Sardegna. (G, R, S) 6.30 World News Australia. (S) 7.35 Inspector Rex. (PG, R, S) 8.30 Baby Boom To Bust: Grey Tsunami. Part 2 of 2. A look at the looming social, political, economic and human impact of the world’s rapidly ageing population. (G, S) 9.30 World News Australia. (S) 9.55 Market Update. 10.00 Movie: Sweet Mud. (2006) Tomer Steinhof, Ronit Yudkevitz, Shai Avivi, Pini Tavger. (MA15+, S) 11.45 Queer As Folk. (MA15+, R, S)

6.00 Global Village. (G, R, S) 6.30 World News Australia. (S) 7.30 The Thirties In Colour: Wright Around The World. (PG, S) 8.35 As It Happened: Churchill’s Bodyguard – Winston’s Double. (G, R, S) 9.30 World News Australia. (S) 9.55 Market Update. 10.00 Queer As Old Folk. Explores the present-day lives and relationships of several gay men who came of age when homosexuality was still illegal in England and Wales. (M, R, S)

6.00 Classical Destinations: Moscow (Shostakovich, Prokofiev). (G, S) 6.30 World News Australia. (S) 7.30 Prototype This. (G, S) 8.30 Iron Chef. (G, S) 9.20 RocKwiz Salutes The Bowl. (Final) Julia Zemiro and Brian Nankervis host a special episode of RocKwiz from the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne as part of its 50th birthday celebrations. Includes performances from 17 artists, backed by the RocKwiz Orkestra. (PG, S)

A fast-paced, continual live look at breaking and headline news, business stories, sport, weather and analysis.

Hairspray 6.35PM – MOVIE TWO (412)

John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and Nikki Blonsky star in this Golden Globe-nominated version of the classic musical where a pleasantly plump teenager leads a move for equality on a popular TV dance show.

World Series of Poker ­– Europe 9PM – ESPN (351)

See the players who know “when to hold them and know when to fold them” in the World Series poker action.

MONDAY, MARCH 2 Scooby Doo 6.30PM – BOOMERANG (204)

Scooby impersonates a prize-winning Great Dane to catch a thief who is stealing show dogs.

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saturday, 7 6.00 Totally Frank. (PG, R, S) 6.25 Minuscule: The Bridge On The River. (G) 6.30 Gardening Australia. (G, S) 7.00 News. (S) 7.30 New Tricks. (PG, R, S) 8.25 News. (S) 8.30 The Bill. PCs Ghir and Brown break up an assault on a young couple at the local estate, but not before the young man’s car is stolen. Sgt Stone and PC Taylor investigate a brutal attack on a 15-year-old girl that left her lying unconscious in an alley. (PG, S) 11.00 Rage. (M)

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friday, 6 6.00 Message Stick. (G, R, S) 6.30 Can We Help? (G, S) 7.00 News. (S) 7.30 Stateline. (S) 8.00 Collectors. (S) 8.30 Miniseries: Trial & Retribution XIV: Mirror Image. (2007) Part 1 of 2. DCS Walker’s superiors pressure him for results after the double murder of a police commissioner and his wife triggers a media frenzy and claims that the victims’ identical twin boys were responsible. (M, S) 9.40 Dalziel And Pascoe. (M, R, S) 11.10 triple j tv With The Doctor. (R, S) 11.40 Good Game. (R, S)

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thursday, 5 6.10 Grand Designs. (G, R, S) 7.00 News. (S) 7.30 The 7.30 Report. (S) 8.00 Catalyst. (G, S) 8.30 Bringing Up Baby. Part 3 of 4. Now that the babies are two weeks old, the families deal with a new set of challenges, from how to cope with colic and breast feeding in public to discovering which parents’ child will be the first to sleep through the night. (PG, S) 9.30 Q&A. Hosted by Tony Jones. (S) 11.00 Lateline Business. (S) 11.30 The Rolling Stones: Truth And Lies. (PG, S)

SUNDAY, MARCH 1

7.30PM – NAT GEO ADVENTURE (302)

With more than 24,000 kilometres ahead of them on their three-month trip, Ewan, Charley and the “Long Way Down” team have much to do.

After Thomas 8.30PM – MOVIE ONE (411)

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A moving, true story about a couple struggling to understand the world of their sixyear-old autistic son, Thomas

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general knowledge crossword

your week in the stars

No. 200

ACROSS 3 Which Turkish city was formerly Constantinople? 7 Name the Australian engineer who invented the automatic totalisator, Sir George... 8 Dealing with a disease in order to provide a cure, is what? 9 Which nationality was Georges Bizet? 10 What do we call the driver of a car? 11 Which city was the host of the 2004 Olympic Games? 1 14 Name another term for an account book. 7 17 What are marinated fillets of herring, served as hors d'oeuvres? 18 What is an earlier name for silver? 19 Name another word for a large 9 advertising billboard. 20 Who are amongst the most caring people in hospitals? 21 Name Australia's national health scheme. 11

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What is a small seedless raisin? What do we call a woman engaged to be married? What is a narrow strip of land connecting two larger masses of land? Name a univalve marine mollusc. Which water makes the best cup of tea? Name an unpowered, flat-bottomed barge?

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ARIES Mar 21 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Apr 20 What others call silliness, you call fun. You love the rush of adrenaline and nothing in this world is going to stop you having it. That you have to walk into a few walls and fall into a few ditches here and there means nothing. At least you are living â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not thinking about it.

TAURUS (Apr 21 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; May 20) The temptation is to back off and retire to the far end of the paddock â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if you only could. You are possessed of the very same fire-breathing mood that is driving you nuts in everyone else. You can blame the Moon. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Aries. Accept the fact and dive in boots and all.

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Enthusiasm prevents you from seeing clearly. The Moon has got you feeling emotional and excited, which though entertaining, makes it virtually impossible to see what is right before your eyes. Be a playful pup â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but stay tonguein-cheek enough to keep it light.

LIBRA (Sept 23 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Oct 23) It is with pure astonishment that you lay back and watch what is unfolding before your eyes. There seems to be a penchant for drama in the air, that is causing most of the people around you to jump into scenarios that you can see are fraught with silliness. Just watch.

SCORPIO (Oct 24 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nov 21) To lift off a layer of seriousness and get back to celebration, you will have to rethink your whole approach. The tack you have taken up to now has been useful but is now past itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s use by date. Get back to basics. Keep it really simple. Your body and this world â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are sacred.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dec 21) You are in such a position that you have to be aware of a multitude of peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feelings, not just your own. Normally you would be tempted to get caught up in the adrenaline rush and enter the battle zone. This time round awareness makes you check your step.

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Sudoku medium No. 001

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With Sudhir (M.J.Dean) February 28 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; March 7

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PAGE VIEWS JANUARY 2009

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prestigeproperty Rooms with a view SET in a quiet loop street in Kambah, this double-storey residence has been renovated and extended to capture the backdrop views of the Brindabella Ranges and Mount Taylor. The house includes six bedrooms, segregated master with updated ensuite and walkin-robe; formal lounge; dining room; stylish, updated kitchen overlooking family and meals areas; casual sitting area and double-car accommodation.   The garden is low maintenance. EER: 1.

Address: 29 Sinclair Street, Kambah. Price:$579,000-$599,000. Inspection: Call agent for viewing times. Agent: Maria Selleck, of Maria Selleck Properties, 0417 258803 or 6162 1234.

for more information on DELUXE•HOMES visit our website at www.deluxehomes.com.au or phone 0418 632216

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Bruce | Brand New Residence

By Negotiation

4 bed | 2.5 bath | 2 car

4 bed | 3 bath | 2 car

5 CLEWS PLACE - The epitome of understated elegance, this stunning entertainers’ home is located in what is arguably one of North Canberra’s most desirable residential enclaves, making an instant impression with its family-friendly layout and premier address. Displaying a sophisticated design, this sleek, fully refurbished residence is a showcase of traditional appeal and stylish contemporary finishes. Set amidst beautifully landscaped grounds, the home features 4 bedrooms, master with a large WIR, dressing room with generous ensuite, main bathroom with spa, over-size shower recesses with semi-frameless glass, formal lounge and dining with direct access to large covered timber deck, striking granite kitchen with quality stainlesssteel appliances that opens up to the family, meals rooms and the superb outdoor entertaining area. EER 2. Agent Interest.

111 THYNNE STREET - Designed by award winning architects, “Oztal”, this expansive, brand new residence is a sophisticated statement of innovative design and stylish living, showcasing dramatic natural light in a highly sought after location. Elevated with views, this dual level vibrantly modern and impressively proportioned home features 4 large bedrooms including 2 master bedrooms with ensuites, stunning “Corian” benchtop kitchen opening to formal/informal living areas, enormous rumpus room with kitchen-sized bar, double garage, courtyards, verandahs and approximately 60m2 of secure internal storage space. Designed with flexible interiors to suit a variety of lifestyle choices, this outstanding residence would be ideal for an extended family, family with teenagers, home office or as two rental incomes. EER 5.

Open:

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LICENSED AGENT ‘TIGNE PTY LTD’ TRADING AS ‘MARIA SELLECK PROPERTIES’ | 18.02.09

South Bruce | Blue Ribbon Location By Negotiation


Looking for a relaxing rewarding country lifestyle, hidden away from the hustle & bustle of the City, but still within an easy drive to the CBD than look no further. Sitting majestically on 75 pasture improved acres (30.65 Ha approx) this modern 5 bedroom

homestead

offers

flexible

accommodation with all the comforts of modern living, perfect for the large or extended family. A sun drenched plan features spacious family room & formal living room with spectacular views. Leading off the living area room a large outdoor entertaining area & sparking inground pool provide the perfect place to entertain & cool off. Auction on site 9.30 am Saturday 21st March

Luxurious rural lifestyle on 75 acres Hall Region 94 ANCHOW HILL ROAD

Manuka 6295 2433

Paul Sutton 0407 099 175 or Robyn Sutton 0409 442 484

Bungendore

Yarralumla

39 MOLONGLO STREET

23 LOFTUS STREET

Fully remodelled with absolutely no expense spared this stunning 4 bedroom plus studio residence is set

Situated in a most convenient location opposite reserve and close to local shops, this striking 5 bedroom

on a superb block (2031m2) overlooking picturesque reserve & is conveniently located only a few minutes

residence is complemented by lush & private gardens. Spacious formal & informal living areas & 5 large

walk to Bungendore Village. A sundrenched entrance opens to a spacious formal living area, perfect for

bedrooms will cater for the largest of families. A well appointed kitchen opens to a light filled family room

all formal entertaining occasions. High ceilings, a seamless combination of timber & modern finishes &

which in turn flows to a private rear courtyard. Polished timber floors & rich colours flow throughout the

neutral décor add to the appeal of this as new home. Auction on site 11am Sunday 15th March

home radiating a warm ambiance. EER 2 Auction on site 12pm Saturday 21st March

Manuka 6295 2433

Manuka 6295 2433

Paul Sutton 0407 099 175 or Robyn Sutton 0409 442 484

Paul Sutton 0407 099 175 or Robyn Sutton 0409 442 484

Belconnen 6251 9111

Gungahlin 6241 9444

Inner North 6262 5122

Manuka 6295 2433

Tuggeranong 6296 7077

Woden 6282 4488

11-13 Lawry Pl, Macquarie

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1-5 Woolley St, Dickson

27 Bougainville St, Manuka

51 Comrie St, Erindale

Unit 5, 31–35 Curtin Pl, Curtin

Licensed Agent Canberra North RE Pty Ltd

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Beautifully appointed 4 bedroom residence ideally located opposite tree studded parkland in a quiet loop street. Exuding style & quality it features spacious light filled formal & informal living areas, gourmet timber kitchen, sunken lounge, large rumpus room, ducted gas heating & air conditioning. A large double garage with internal access provides car accommodation. Entertain or relax on the private timber deck & enjoy the special ambience of this leafy setting. Auction on site 6.30pm Thursday 12th March

Manuka 6295 2433

Paul Sutton 0407 099 175 or Robyn Sutton 0409 442 484 Licensed Agent Blackshaw Real Estate Pty Ltd

Philip Kouvelis Real Estate Garran Shopping Centre, Garran, ACT Telephone: 6285 1590

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BATEHAVEN 332 Beach Road

Price $365,000 View 28.2.09 @ 2 pm or by appointment Elise Harrington 0427 950 765 raywhite.com BBY11240

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Rest, Nest Or Invest Just 130 metres to Caseys Beach in one direction or 500 metres to the comprehensive Batehaven shopping centre in the other, and just four kilometres to the Batemans Bay town centre. Set on a flat block of 715sqm and zoned 2G, this low maintenance brick home includes a separate lounge and separate dining room, kitchen with views to Caseys Beach, private rear courtyard and a single lock-up garage. There’s plenty of room in the rear yard to accommodate a boat and more garaging, whilst leaving plenty of space for the children to play. Realistically priced for a quick sale.

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Close To A Delightful Safe Surf Beach

Fully Renovated and Close to Beaches This totally renovated home is very close to Denhams and Surf Beaches. Street level features three bedrooms, en-suite bathroom, dining/living area, bathroom and kitchen with granite bench tops. Downstairs is the fourth bedroom, rumpus room, laundry and another bathroom. Freshly painted inside and out with room to build a townhouse at the rear of this 923m2 block. An ideal home, perfect holiday get-away or investment property.

LILLI PILLI 29 Fairview Drive Set in about the most popular street for beach retreats, this much-loved, roomy family residence is on a level 651sqm block with filtered water views. In a quiet area where the bush meets the sea, it has a sunny aspect with a good deck, polished timber floors upstairs, and a magnificent recreation room, just perfect for ping pong and snooker! Listen to the gentle surf on sand and rocks 24/7, watch the sea hawks patrol and the whales glide by. Great for holidays, or indulge yourself and be one of the lucky permanent residents of the Eurobodalla Nature Coast! Only two hours drive from Canberra, four from Sydney to make this gem yours.

SUNSHINE BAY 5 Caley Place

Price $565,000 View 28.2.09 @ 2 pm or by appointment John Haslem 0418 514 399 raywhite.com BBY11280

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Unbelievable Price!!!!! Price $420,000 View 28.2.09 @ 12 noon or by appointment Elise Harrington 0427 950 765 raywhite.com BBY11268

My vendors are moving on and the only winner here is you! Located in a quiet cul-de-sac in popular Sunshine Bay, be close to beaches, schools and transport in this spacious family residence. The three double bedrooms and two single bedrooms all have built-ins, plus the master bedroom has good-sized ensuite. There’s both a formal lounge and dining area, and the kitchen has a family area as well. Set on a level, fully fenced block of 827sqm, this is a lot of house! At this price you’ll have to be quick, so don’t miss out, book your inspection today.

Price $359,000 View 28.2.09 @ 1 pm or by appointment Elise Harrington 0427 950 765 raywhite.com BBY11208

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DENHAMS BEACH 514 Beach Road

Batemans Bay

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1 Barron Street, Deakin is in a world of its own. Featuring: - Enormous formal lounge and dining - Soaring ceilings to lounge room - Integrated surround sound system - Jarrah timber flooring - Commercial grade kitchen with Miele appliances - Alfresco entertaining area - Ensuite with Grohe tapware - Rumpus room - Low maintenance grounds with irrigation.

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48 COCKLE STREET - New to the market: This will be your sanctuary! On a superb block of 1172 sq.m, this immaculately presented home exudes character, charm and style with its timeless appeal. Sited amidst an easy-care botanical wonderland of mature exotic and native plants, the home’s light filled living areas flow seamlessly to outdoor spaces. Relax on the wrap around deck, entertain in the barbecue area or cool off in the magnificent, sparkling in-ground swimming pool. An added lifestyle benefit is the separate rumpus or potential studio, ideal for guest overflow. EER 0

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Helen Davies

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$399 000

Great Opportunity For the Astute Buyer!!

New to Market! This great 3 bedroom home has so much to offer – including ducted gas heating. It also has so much potential as well. A little TLC together with a little imagination will go a long way toward increasing the property worth. There is a large enclosed rear pergola which could do with a little love and a single attached brick garage with under cover rear access to the home. There is a garden shed together with plenty of space in the back yard for further garaging should you require it. Some Work to do but Well Worth the Effort!! Be Quick!!! EER 3

THARWA

$550 000+

Enjoy Village Lifestyle

Rustic partially renovated 2 bedroom home including a 2 bedroom studio/sleepout on a large 2023 m block overlooking the majestic Murrumbidgee River in the unique peaceful village of Tharwa. Work with the existing home or build your dream home on the best block in the village, take advantage of the northerly aspect with uninterrupted views of the river and historic Tharwa Bridge. Enjoy all that is on offer with parkland, river beach and swimming at your back doorstep. This is a unique opportunity. EER 0.0

Betty Wark 0408 166 833 CHISHOLM

Wayne Kennedy 0414 622 926 $640 000

GORDON (Stage One)

Executive 5 bedroom home with a purpose built office and beautiful grounds

In an elevated location at the end of a cul de sac, this is truly a magnificent home with views to the Tuggeranong Hyperdome. From the back of the home, you get a clear view of the Milky Way at night as there are no city lights to obstruct the view. The large formal loungeroom and dining rooms have solid timber floors; the huge kitchen looks out to the glorious pergola covered deck and overlooks the family room. The office has its own entrance, climate is controlled with ducted heating and evaporative cooling and cars are catered for with a 4 car detached brick garage. EER 1

Less Big than Some - More Big than Most! At almost 170m2, this 3 bedroom home has space to spare. Kitchen with too many cupboards and too much work surface, a family room that will take a pool table (but not a pool), main bedroom ensuite cleverly positioned to double as guests’ powder room, double garage with internal access, intimate formal dining room and ducted gas heating. Located in one of Gordon’s best streets, it’s just an easy walk to the Lanyon Market Place. Great investment property. EER 3.5

Andrew York 0418 624 411

Paula Guy 0418 285 737 GORDON

$520 000

Large Home – Small Price

Large 4 bedroom ensuite home, (217m2 of living area) split level design including family room and rumpus with heaps of space for all, has all the bells and whistles - ducted heating and cooling - ducted vacuum – ensuite spa bath - alarm system – double garage (under roofline) – stencil concrete - under house storage room (with light and power) segregated master formal lounge and dining – covered deck (magnificent views) landscaped yards and much more. This home represents great value for money. EER 1.5

WANNIASSA HILLS

$300 000 - $330 000

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Very Spacious and open plan. Start paying off your mortgage, not that of your Lessor. This charming 3 bedroom townhouse is open plan, A carport, storage & a compact backyard with a pretty fernery at the front door. It is very neat & features gas wall furnace. The location can not be faulted. EER 0

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BANKS

$475 000 - $525 000

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And they don’t come much more different than this. Built of treated pine logs, this home positively yells ‘Character’. With over 170m2 of living space with huge open-plan living area, massive dining or rumpus room, 4 bedrooms, ensuite (naturally), spa, 3 x R/C A/C, central stone open fire and ducted heating, it additionally features timber walls throughout, pitched timber ceilings and beams, metal roof, full length front verandah and private rear pergola-covered outdoor area. The almost 1300m2 block is heavily treed and surprisingly private. Check it out – you know you want to! EER 0

Wayne Kennedy 0414 622 926 CALWELL

$445 000

Andrew York 0418 624 411 $390 000 - $410 000

Owners want it SOLD!!

• 4 Bedrooms – all with Built-in Robes • Renovated, Modern Ensuite • Separate Lounge, Family & Dining areas • Timber Deck with Covered Pergola • Double Carport & power to garden shed EER 2.5 Kate Williams 0408 186 532

BONYTHON

$499 000

Great Size, Great Location!! * Walk to Work or stroll around the lake. * Space to spare - 4 Bedrooms, ensuite, WIR & more * Extra Powder room downstairs * Double Garage with internal access & Remotes * No Body Corporate Fees–Do as you please!! EER 4

Betty Wark 0408 166 833

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$380 000 - $420 000

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Freehold elevated land with Murrumbidgee River frontage, 18ha (44 acres) not far from from Lanyon. Approved building envelope with several house sites all with river views. All this and the privacy of country life just a short drive from the ACT. Build your dream home in paradise!!!!

Wayne Kennedy 0414 622 926

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Bricks & Mortar Real Estate Pty Ltd trading as PRDnationwide Canberra Central 100 Giles Street Kingston ABN 89 521 891 951

ARE YOU THINKING OF SELLING? DUE TO OVERWHELMING HIGH DEMAND - ALL OUR 1ST HOME OWNERS STOCK HAS SOLD OUT! If you are thinking of selling now is the time SOLD

13 McGill Street Evatt

SOLD

Record Price

$612,000

EER 1

SOLD

24 Stacy Street Gowrie

$377,000

EER .5

8/10 Gould Street Turner

$520,000

EER 4.5

SOLD

2/50 Wanganeen Ave Ngunnawal

$325,000

EER 2

SOLD

104/72 Wentworth Ave Kingston

$348,000

EER 6

SOLD

4/64 Jabanugga Ave Ngunnawal

$380,000

EER 4.5

SOLD

11/19 State Circle Forrest

$595,000

EER 5

SOLD

17/9 Howitt St Kingston

$360,000

EER 4

SOLD

623 Bentley Suites Forrest

$460,000

EER 5

SOLD

53/53 Dawes Street Kingston

$489,000

EER 5

SOLD

4 Driver Place Evatt

$480,000

EER 1

SOLD

Canberra's 11 Frankland Street nHolder

SOLD

44 Bungonia Street Narrabundah

$387,500

EER 4

SOLD

SOLD

19 Laptz Close Palmerston

$500,000

EER 3

SOLD

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premium lakeside suburb, sits a home built to $410,000 EER 0 craftsmanship quality. Offering sumptuous formal and informal including a secluded suite 146/56 Eyre Streetentertaining. KingstonAccommodation$585,000 EERmaster 6 downstairs with three additional queen size bedrooms and billards/ rumpus room on the upper level. Security and EER privacy5is assured 114 Christina Stead Street Franklin $655,000 with remote gates and back to base alarm system. Enjoy warm days around the resort style pool/spa and BBQ area, surrounded by private manicured gardens. With many additional

CALL ONE OF OUR PROFESSIONAL SALES AGENTS NOW! - FOR YOUR FREE MARKET APPRAISAL features this residence offers a lifestyle hard to match.

Jeremy Francis Sales Manager 0418 429 470

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Terry & Michelle Cooper Sales Director 0417 710 772

Gay Spooner Senior Sales Consultant 0448 281 395

Justin Ingram Senior Sales Consultant 0431 116 399

Michael Ryan Sales Consultant 0407 999 124

James Burns Sales Consultant 0438 172 911

Matthew Wenman Sales Consultant 0421 350 518


Canberra CityNews February 26-March 4, 2009