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Local politics: Here’s what you missed this fortnight

By 30 July 2015
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The public housing revolution starts Andrew Barr has been pretty busy on the subject of public housing since taking the top job. His main task is to refresh the entire ACT p...

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (1 and 2 August 2015)

By 30 July 2015 2
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This weekend's highlights include a documentary film festival, a winter festival at the National Portrait Gallery and free ice cream at the Canberra Centre. 1. Wildlife art ...

Boo-hoo, Adam

By 30 July 2015 35
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There's plenty in the news cycle this week about AFL star Adam Goodes. Or should that be indigenous star? Or maybe Australian of the Year, AFL legend and Aboriginal rights...

First look – QT Canberra’s new August menu

By 30 July 2015 1
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QT Canberra's Capitol Bar & Grill and Lucky's Speakeasy will next month introduce new menus - the first since they opened their doors. Ryan Johnstone went for a first look.  ...

Suspended prison sentence for Canberra woman convicted of animal cruelty

By 30 July 2015
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RSPCA ACT chief executive Tammy Ven Dange has praised a magistrate's decision to hand down a suspended prison sentence to a Canberra woman convicted of animal cruelty. The 2...

Shooting in McKellar overnight

By 29 July 2015
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ACT Policing is investigating a shooting incident which occurred early this morning in McKellar (Wednesday 29 July). About 9.30am, police received a report that a vehicle ha...

Car park thief nabbed in Gungahlin

By 29 July 2015 4
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ACT Policing arrested a 35-year-old Scullin man in an underground car park in Gungahlin for attempting to break into vehicles last night (28 July). About 11.15pm, police rec...

Innovation Connect grant recipients announced

By 29 July 2015

An online marketplace for health innovations, a mobile adventure game and a car performance monitoring tool are some of the projects that will share in $203,050 in the latest round of Innovation Connect funding. The ACT Government’s Innovation Connect grant program is designed to help Canberra-...

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Panel forum and book launch: Die in battle, Do not despair: the Indians on Ga

By 30 July 2015
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Join us at UNSW Canberra at ADFA on the 5th of August for a panel forum and launch of Professor Peter Stanley's book: Die in battle, Do not Despair: the Indians on Gallipoli, ...

Latin American Film Festival in Australia

By 30 July 2015
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The Latin American Embassies in Canberra are proud to present the Latin American Film Festival in Australia. This event will be held at the National Gallery of Australia in...

LAST CHANCE! Twilight exhibition viewing - Revealing the Rothschild Prayerboo

By 29 July 2015
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This is your last chance to see a truly unique exhibition featuring 'the most expensive book in the world' which closes on Sunday 9 August 2015. After a busy week, relax with a ...

Cirque du Soleil's Quidam coming to Canberra

By 29 July 2015 2
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Cirque du Soleil is coming to Canberra with a spectacular entertainment event this summer. Since premiering under the big top in Montreal in 1996, Quidam has captivated m...

Rooftop solar - recent experiences in Canberra?

By 29 July 2015 27
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Thinking of installing solar power to our house. Orientation is ideal, and whilst not looking to make money, I would love to escape the clutches of ACTEW (or whatever they're ...

Local leaders - Anna Petridis (Patissez)

By 29 July 2015 23
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Patissez in Manuka is probably the most famous café in Canberra, and maybe even one of the most famous in Australia, after receiving international media coverage in the last ...

Cheap eats - The Blue Olive (Civic)

By 29 July 2015 5
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A couple of weeks ago RiotACT contributor Bec Cuzzillo put the call out for Canberra’s best sandwiches and rolls. Café D’Lish and Autolyse were the two most popular conten...

Empathy from bureaucrats a rare thing

By 29 July 2015 13
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It was during a recent North Canberra Community Council meeting that I realised I was hearing something very rare. The presenter was talking about fairly matter-of-fact issues ...

Pills, kids and the big hush up!

By 28 July 2015 10
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I've known about this incident for a few days now. At first mention it left a sickly feeling inside. Three children were apparently hospitalised after ingesting adult medicatio...

National Library of Australia lecture: Buk bilong Pikinini

By 28 July 2015
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Buk bilong Pikinini, meaning ‘books for children’, is an independent not-for-profit organisation based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, which aims to establish children...

And the AHA winners for 2015 are...

By 28 July 2015

Canberra’s newest and most popular licensed bars, restaurants, nightclubs and accommodation hotels were applauded at the 2015 Australian Hotels Association (AHA) ACT Hospitality Awards last night. Following a record number of entries, more than 460 industry, political and hospitality leaders atte...

Fact checking statements about Dickson Parklands

By 28 July 2015 17
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There have been inaccurate media statements and comments online by the bureaucracy and others about the actions of residents to save the Dickson Parklands. Here are some key p...

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