The site of Canberra was selected for the location of the nation's capital in 1908 as a compromise between rivals Sydney and Melbourne, Australia's two largest cities. It is unusual among Australian cities, being an entirely planned city outside of any state, similar to Washington, D.C. in the United States or Brasília in Brazil. Following an international contest for the city's design, a blueprint by the Chicago architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin was selected and construction commenced in 1913. The Griffins' plan featured geometric motifs such as circles, hexagons and triangles, and was centred on axes aligned with significant topographical landmarks in the Australian Capital Territory.
Large Martian craters (greater than 60km in diameter) are named after famous scientists and science fiction authors; smaller ones (less than 60km in diameter) get their names from towns on Earth. Craters cannot be named for living people, and small crater names are not intended to be commemorative - that is, a small crater isn't actually named after a specific town on Earth, but rather its name comes at random from a pool of terrestrial place names, with some exceptions made for craters near landing sites. Latitude and longitude are given as planetographic coordinates with west longitude.
Rudd had to battle the global financial crisis before that government lost the plot and wasted the mandate they were given, and another progressive prime minister brought Labor back to government in Canberra after a long period in opposition only to be confronted by spiralling inflation and an oil shock that sent the west into a recession.
Last month, volunteers from the No Pelesitiki (plastic) campaign spent two Saturdays collecting plastic waste from more than 1,500 households, which were compacted, wrapped into plastic bales and loaded on the HMASCanberra for disposal in Australia ... The HMAS Canberra brought with ...
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government announced funding for a new food organics and garden organics (FOGO) facility to process Canberra's waste ... "FOGO is a key part of our plans for Canberra's circular economy — turning things currently considered waste into valuable ...
Berejiklian’s relationship with Scott Morrison is said to be terrible ... Berejiklian may have always been a non-starter, but some Liberals in Canberra certainly wanted the former premier to be a good soldier for the Liberal party ... He tells them everything that happens in Canberra is irrelevant ... Don’t waste your energy trying to understand any of it ... .
Canberra, Oct 19 (IANS) Plastic waste accounts for more tha 80 per cent of all rubbish found across Australian beaches, A study based on one of the largest marine debris databases in the southern hemisphere revealed on Tuesday.