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.
It is Canberra that needs to do some serious soul-searching on its hostile behavior and attitude towards its largest trading partner, as this is coloring its perceptions of trade between the two ...Instead of wasting time on pointing an accusing finger at China, Canberra should do more to repair ties.
Human rights are only ever a concern for member states of the U.S. empire — such as the home country of the WikiLeaks founder — when they can be leveraged against nations outside the power alliance, writes Caitlin Johnstone... (Twitter) ... and U.K ...Canberra saw Australian journalists facing a potential injustice, and they wasted no time leaping to action ... .
CANBERRA. The Australian government introduced legislation on Thursday that would phase out exports of waste plastic, paper, glass and tires beginning January next year ...Waste glass exports would be banned from Jan ... “It’s our waste ... Morrison said waste plastic was a key issue that he ...
Residents in Canberra's inner south have called for a ban on future waste centres in Fyshwick, after the ACT government announced controversial plans for a new recycling centre could progress to the next stage ... .
CANBERRA, March 11 (Xinhua) -- Plastic waste from the ocean is washing up and increasing pollution on Australian beaches, researchers have found ... revealed that plastic waste in the ocean is making its way back to the Australian shore where it is trapped by coastal vegetation.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will require government departments to use more recycled products, Prime MinisterScott Morrison said on Monday, as Canberra looks to repair ties with Pacific island nations despite a refusal to step up efforts on global warming ... this is such a big issue for our part of the world," Morrison said in a speech in Canberra.
Don’t worryTwiggy, my suggestions on how you can stop wasting money are on their way to you posthaste ...Imagine that your only form of income is at the whim and mercy of a few men and women in a room, whose daily accommodation budget for Canberra is more than what you get in a week.