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Bond Cleaning Checklist — Things To Do To Get Your Bond Back

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People often overlook important spots when preparing the rental property for the inspection. Most of the time, tenants lose their bond money because of lack of cleanliness. This is because they forget to clean windows, carpets and other important areas.. You can either hire a professional t…

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NSW man extradited to ACT, charged in relation to alleged murder of Philip man Glenn Walewicz

A 19-year-old man has faced the ACT Magistrates Court, charged over his alleged role in the murder of a man in Canberra's south last year.

Glenn Walewicz, 48, was shot dead at his front door in Philip in June, 2021. 

Jayden Williams was arrested by police in the New South Wales town of Glen I…

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Greens call on ACT government to end $40 million public funding of horse racing industry

The ACT Greens are calling for an end to the public funding of horse racing in Canberra.
The ACT government is in negotiations to re-sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Canberra Racing Club and the Harness Racing Club worth about $40 million.

Under the deal, the horse racing indust…

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How To Get An Accurate Moving Estimate

Do you know how to get an accurate moving estimate? If you don’t know, then I can help you. I am also moving to a new place after a few months, and that is why I am preparing my budget. Recently I read an article on how to get an accurate moving estimate, and I found the article very helpful. Prepar…

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Go west: Eastern states' energy ministers urged to look to Western Australia for solutions to crisis

For energy consumers in Australia's eastern states, the grim news and warnings of price pain have been flying thick and fast in recent times. 
First, it was a decision by the energy regulator to jack up benchmark electricity tariffs to 18 per cent from July.

Quickly following the announcement w…

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Canberra barristers blame ACT's falling criminal conviction rate on 'cowboy' police who rely on illegal evidence

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has rejected a claim by a senior Canberra barrister that a steep drop in the criminal conviction rate is partially due to shoddy police work and a "cowboy" culture among some officers.

The guilty rate in the ACT Magistrates Court collapsed in recent years, the …

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8 Factors to Consider When Hiring Cleaning Services

People often hire professional cleaners in a hustle, which is a huge mistake. When you spend money to get the service, you deserve the best possible result. When you opt for professionals without any research and planning, you are most like to get unprofessional or inefficient service providers. The…

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Canberra man who breached COVID-19 isolation to threaten neighbour with axe sentenced to four years in jail

A Canberra man who went after his neighbour with an axe while he was in isolation with COVID-19 has been sentenced to nearly four years' jail in the ACT Supreme Court.
Jayke Fleury, 36, pleaded guilty to a raft of charges from several different incidents, including drug trafficking and assaulting a…

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Jetstar expands direct flights to and from Canberra to include Melbourne and Gold Coast

Jetstar is adding two new routes to its Canberra service with direct flights to and from both Melbourne and the Gold Coast.

The budget carrier, owned by Qantas, entered the Canberra market in December with flights to and from Brisbane.

Now Jetstar has announced that daily flights to Melbourne …

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How to Remove Mould and Tough Stains From Tile Floor

I want to get rid of the different types of stains on my white colour tile floor. Thus, I am looking for information that can that me to accomplish my task perfectly. There is some excellent article on this particular topic, and one such article caught my attention. After reading the post, I underst…

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Canberra man charged with manslaughter after woman falls from moving vehicle

A 42-year-old Canberra man has faced court charged with manslaughter, after a woman fell from a moving vehicle during an alleged family violence incident.  

Police allege the 40-year-old woman was critically injured about 4am on Friday morning after she climbed onto the bonnet of a ute during a…

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ACT long-COVID clinic opens as health system prepares for more cases of illness in Canberra

Gloria Gardener spent a week and a half sleeping on her couch after she fell ill with COVID-19 in January.
The 57-year-old now lives with "long-COVID", a condition defined by symptoms such as ongoing exhaustion, fatigue, headaches and loss of smell months after an initial infection.

"I used to d…

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BIGGEST CHALLENGES FACED BY FRANCHISEES AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM?

Hello there,
I have never had any experience in business management so when I started operating my own franchise, it was challenging. I could not find the right people for the job functions, and it became harrowing. The people I found lacked experience and it led to a lot of problems with the franc…

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Man dies after going missing in Murrumbidgee River at Kambah Rock Pool in Canberra's south

A 75-year-old man has been found dead after going missing in the Murrumbidgee River at Kambah Rock Pool in Canberra's south.

ACT Policing were called to the scene about 12.30pm on Saturday following reports the man had disappeared while in the water at the popular swimming spot.

ACT Policing, …

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Committee recommends waiving some speeding fines incurred in Northbourne Avenue 40kph zone

An ACT Legislative Assembly inquiry has recommended waiving speeding fines for some of the many motorists caught out after speed limits were reduced to 40 kilometres per hour in parts of Canberra's city centre last year.
A committee appointed to consider a petition lodged by affected motorists has …

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Moving With Pets: 9 Tips To Minimise Their Stress

Relocation is difficult enough, but adding in the responsibility of your pet in the middle of the confusion makes things even more difficult. Fortunately, there are certain tips that can assist you in keeping your dog or cat happy and safe. I recently relocated to a new suburb in Canberra with my do…

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Canberrans call for changes to 'very frustrating' NBN connections ahead of federal election

For Ruth and George Palavestra, working from home during Canberra's lockdown was near impossible.

The couple lives in Gordon, in the city's south, where the NBN runs fibre to the node.

"George was trying to run meetings and a department from home and I was trying to deliver telehealth from hom…

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Canberra woman charged with hitting man with car at Mount Ainslie lookout

A Canberra woman has appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court charged with hitting a man with a car at a lookout in June.
Mystery surrounded the discovery of the man at the popular Mount Ainslie lookout, after he was found lying on the road with critical injuries on June 3.

He was treated by parame…

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House Cleaning Tips For Seniors

I am 64-year-old, and I find it very difficult to keep my home clean regularly. However, I cannot overlook the task because a dirty house can be a hub of germs and bacteria. Therefore, I was looking for some guidance to clean the home perfectly and found an excellent piece of article. It has some br…

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Australia looks like a climate laggard, as other countries ramp-up efforts

There are calls from all directions for Australia to do more to cut its greenhouse gas emissions.

Australia has now agreed to a target of net zero by 2050, finally joining all our major trading partners and more than 80 other countries.
However, with a near-term commitment to cut emissions by ju…

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