Author: Brent Ford

Searching for CBR’s soul and finding ‘The Beast’

When Canberra was given the status as the capital city of Australia, it was both the greatest blessing and curse bestowed upon the city. Our beloved Nation’s Capital continues to cop criticism as being “boring” and Independent MP Bob Katter once described Canberra as “a very soulless place, everything is franchised and corporatised”. It’s quite clear that Mr Katter doesn’t understand Canberra, but I ain’t spending any more time on it. In fact, rather than dwell on it, I went on the hunt, searching for the ‘Soul of Canberra’. The journey led me to the suburb of Isaacs, a suburb I’d never...

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Beers & Skittles: What boys really do when the Mrs leaves town

Man finds himself with too much time on his hands after his wife travels to Europe with her best friend. Contrary to common conceptions about what men get up to when the Mrs leaves town, our Beers and Skittles columnist was forced into a bachelor weekend and well…he used his time wisely. It’s the start of an article you would expect to find in the Betoota Advocate, but it’s a situation I’m in heading into Canberra’s winter. Amongst the last words, my wife said to me before boarding a plane to Doha en route to Paris were “live your...

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