Amazon’s move to Australia set to Rattle the Retail Sector

According to business information researchers IBISWorld, rumors of Amazon’s imminent Australian launch are mounting, with the company releasing an email to its third-party sellers asking them to be prepared by 2.00 pm Thursday 23 November for a soft launch of Amazon Marketplace. This move supports speculation that the company will start trading on Black Friday…

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Choosing the right plants and Help reducing water

Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury recently announced that Growing healthy plants in Canberra’s climate has just become easier with the launch of new Plant Selector and WaterRight tools on the Actsmart website. “Many of us have bought plants that have struggled or died, but with Actsmart’s updated Plant Selector and WaterRight online…

Shortlist for 2017 ACT Book of the Year

Minister for the Arts and Community Events Gordon Ramsay today announced six authors are in the running to win the $10,000 2017 Book of the Year Award. The Award recognizes excellence in literature and supports writers based in Canberra. “I would like to congratulate Laura Dawes for her book Fighting Fit, Russell Erwin for Maps…

MOU Signed Between Screen Canberra and Screen Wellington

Canberra’s rapidly growing screen industry will benefit from the recent signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Screen Canberra and Screen Wellington. “The MOU will help develop on-screen and post-production talent, enhance working relationships between the creative sectors in the world’s two coolest little capitals and promote Canberra as an ideal location for film and…

Eurovision 2018: Highest Number of Participants

A record high of 43 countries will participate in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R Macedonia) joins the line-up for next May. A date for the first wave of ticket sales for the event has also been revealed as 30th November. Jon Ola Sand, the EBU’s…

Moves to Name ACT Mammal Emblem

The ACT is the only state or territory without a mammal emblem and the ACT Government is seeking community feedback on this omission will be sought as part of a brief and inexpensive community engagement process. “New South Wales is home to the playful platypus, Queensland cuddles up to the koala, South Australians love their…

Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!

Director Jean-Claude Lord Starring Michael Paré, Marina Orsini, Bernie Coulson Rated PG Score 3/6 A Montreal construction worker joins a band and turns out to be a long-lost rock star from 1960s New Jersey – none other than Eddie Wilson, who mysteriously disappeared after a road accident. The concert scenes for the finale and Eddie’s…

An End to ATM Fess Globally for ING Australia

ING Australia will end ATM fees globally and drop its fees for international transactions made overseas or online. The changes apply to ING’s Orange Everyday transaction account and Orange One credit card. To take advantage of the new offer customers simply need to deposit at least $1,000 from an external source (e.g. salary) into their…

Palace Central Opens in Sydney

Palace Cinemas have opened their newest Sydney location – Palace Central – on level 3 of Central Park in Chippendale. The architecturally impressive cinema space, offering unparalleled style and comfort, is the new home to 10 boutique auditoria and 3 platinum cinemas. Palace Cinemas Executive Chairman, Antonio Zeccola said he was looking forward to Sydney-siders…

Empty Investment Properties? Rent, Sell or Pay Tax.

The Andrews Labor Government is urging investors with empty properties in inner Melbourne to sell them or rent them, or face paying more under new laws designed to boost supply and meet growing demand for housing. Premier Daniel Andrews made the call to action while visiting Darebin today – an area where it is estimated…

Nine Community Gardens Share $40,000

Nine projects will share in $40,000 in funding under an expanded community garden grants program, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury announced recently. Mr. Rattenbury said that community gardens play an increasingly important role in bringing people together and enabling people to grow their own healthy food, the gardens also improve our resilience…

Fags In The Fast Lane to Screen at Cinema Nova

Melbourne filmmaker Josh Sinbad Collins’ camp, rock ‘n’ roll feature film, ‘Fags In The Fast Lane’ will be screened over three consecutive nights at Cinema Nova on November 29 & 30 and December 1, after returning from a successful festival run across Europe and the US. Narrated by Tex Perkins, the film is described as…

Remember Remember Your Furniture Safety

The ACCC is co-leading an international safety campaign urging parents and carers to anchor unstable furniture and large TVs to the wall to prevent infant deaths and serious injuries. The consumer watchdog is joining the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and 18 other regulators from around the world in alerting consumers to the…

Geostorm

Director Dean Devlin Starring Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish Rated M Score 2/6 When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate starts to attack Earth, it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide Geostorm wipes out everything and everyone. Even though this was Dean Devlin’s…

S.W.A.T: Under Siege

Director Tony Giglio Starring Sam Jaeger, Adrianne Palicki, Michael Jai White Rated MA Score 1/6 A SWAT compound comes under fire from an international terrorist who relentlessly and violently pursues a mystery man who was apprehended by Seattle SWAT after a raid went horribly wrong. Okay, before we get to far into things there is…

Thor: Ragnarok

Director Taika Waititi Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett Rated M Score 4.5/6 Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization. Did Taika…

The XOVR is Coming to Village Cinemas Knox

Village Entertainment has announced the introduction of ‘The XOVR’ an Australian first virtual reality destination to arrive at Village Cinemas Knox, opening to the public on November 23, 2017. Village Entertainment is proud to have partnered with Intel to launch The XOVR. Anna Torres, Marketing Director, Australia & South-East Asia at Intel said. “Virtual Reality…