The ACT already has the highest TPI in Australia, and it is blindingly obvious that this system has the interests of the NRMA and the local legal fraternity as it’s primary beneficiaries.
The wretched Smyth has ensured that the local ambulance chasing legal creatures have free reign in screwing the absolute maximum premium from unfortunate third [...]
I had a bulldoze – rebuild exercise on our house about 8 years ago. Love the result – brilliant design, works magic.
However, it has become apparent that the quality of the cement render is appalling. Rust showing through, cracks everywhere, a couple of spots where we are waiting for it to arrive on the ground.
Can the Hive point me in the direction of a local course/individual who might be amendable to providing instruction on the casting of metal in Canberra?
Bit off the wall, but I have a strong interest.
I’m sure I’m not imagining that these things have virtually disappeared from our roads.
Havn’t seen one for at least a week or 2.
Any hot goss on why they may have been pulled?
We are well into the electoral campaign, and, as expected, parties are rolling out their policies.
But I am becoming a bit unerved by the almost constant financial commitments for a wide variety of causes by Katie and crowd.
Is anyone tallying these promises up, and just what does the dollar amount sit at currently? [...]
For the hive mind.
Over a period of months, a series of shipping containers have been re-arranged and added to on a site at the southern end of Jerrabomberra Avenus, beside the Monaro Highway.
Turning into a fairly professional build, and, if I’m not mistaken, a full septic system in the grounds.
Interestingly, from Nearmap, a couple of [...]
The CT has an article describing the problems that Govco are having establishing a fair price for TPI for the forthcoming year. Seems NRMA (sole provider) has demanded a price Govco find excessive.
Mention is made of the opposition our local legal thieves put up to derail the attempt to widen the insurer field by limiting [...]
Spurred by a related thread, it is apparent that little thought (or even malevolent thought) has been applied to the phasing of these devices. There is no doubt these lights are linked, as the results are always the same.
I have a couple of favourites. Traffic turning right from Yamba Drive heading north into Hindmarsh heading [...]
My trusty steed has a wiring issue which causes the high beam to randomly activate when using the indicators with the headlights on.
I really annoyed a lady this morning when following her when the high beam flicking on and off was enough for her to change lanes and be obviously annoyed at the flashing lights [...]
An astonishingly large number of media items proclaim Government support for male health programmes.
However, Google searches indicate that unless you (as a male) are at high risk of AIDS, the pox, suicide or family disintegration, ordinary male specific medical services seem non existant.
Personally, I am less than impressed with my local GP. I would like [...]
Family member (first home buyer) has spotted a very des res at exhibition. Asking price is affordable.
It is obvious that there is considerable interest from a number of potential buyers.
An offer at full asking price is made.
Family member is advised that at that offer, they are fourth in line, a number of higher offers having [...]
I’m told by an employee that an accident occurred outside the school, within the 40K zone, yesterday afternoon.
A nine year old was hit by a car, resulting in very severe head injuries. So severe, I’m told, that the boy has been placed in an induced coma. His condition is apparently critical.
There have been no reports [...]
Given that road safety related topics are so appreciated by RiotAct readers, I submit the following.
But first up, my condolences to anyone related to the following.
A (rough) breakdown of fatalities on ACT roads for 2010 shows:
Pushbikes – 2. Both were 60+ year old males.
Motorcycles – 4. The official stats have 5, but I am unable [...]
Getting older, and the knees are not painless. Fed up with the GP giving me a script for Panadol Something and telling me to get used to it.
Asking for recommendations for a physio, preferably Southside, who may specialise (?) in knee muscles. I know zilch about the trade, so be kind to me.
Pretty sure [...]
Saturday’s CT front page main item has the local ‘racing’ industry, (apparently consisting of thoroughbred, harness and greyhound afficiendos) up in arms that they are not being paid millions more from the ACT Treasury to pursue their interests.
I would cross the road to see a horse race to save my life, but for no other [...]
As a (very) occassional supplier of goods to the Independent Living Centre, I have received a letter from the management detailing a number of Government decisions impacting on the service.
The Independent Living Centre supplies a wide variety of impliments, appliances and advice to mobility reduced clients to allow them to lead as normal a life [...]
Growing old has brought gradual decrepitude to the sight department, for Mrs Cranky more than moi. Both of us have specs, but mine have remained fairly well unused for the last 10 years.
Not so for the child bride. Hers appear to be a magnifying type, rather than a correcting type lens. I cannot remember being [...]
Renovated Chateau Cranky a couple of years ago, incorporating insulation (batts) in all walls and roof areas. The certifier was fullsome in his praise of the installers work.
The place has always since seemed to require more heating and cooling than I would have expected from the insulation installed.
We do have some uncurtained glass, so in [...]
Having some rilly, rilly good junk to get rid of, I need guidance as to the more worthy of the two contenders.
I would appreciate the opinions of the assembled multitude.
[ED (Kramer) - For those of you a bit behind on your Canberra recycling history, check these previous stories about Revolve and Aussie Junk...
Drama at Aussie [...]
Todays CT has a notice in the classifieds that a company listed as Digital Internet Wizards P.L. has applied in the NSW Supreme Court to have Bytecard Pty Ltd (T/a Netspeed Internet Communications), wound up.
The ACN for Netspeed given is the same as that listed on my Netspeed homepage.
Does anyone have any more info? Sounds [...]
Todays CT had a couple of items re the fires of 6 years ago, including an item on the memorial.
It described the location as near the Cotter Rd. / Eucumbene Drive intersection, so jumped in the toy and went for a drive.
Whether by design or otherwise, it is not easy to find. There is no [...]
The ACT is punching well above its weight in the F1 in Schools competition.
Students are tasked to design balsa wood ‘Formula 1′ cars, which are powered by the discharge of a CO2 cylinder (think soda siphon), and the cars race over a straight course, guided by a guy wire.
The ACT schools are able to call [...]
The SMH is reporting that the NRMA has slipped $225,000 into NSW Labor coffers over the past year or so, unfortunately without notifying the relevant interested parties.
“In 2006 Mr Evans told the annual general meeting that the group believed that “we have an obligation to be involved in the political process in order to advance [...]
A letter to the editor in today’s CT has detailed the ACT Gov deciding that a block of land for sale was worth $204K, just above the value that stamp duty kicks in for first home buyers.
The buyers bank subsequently valued the land at $190K, well below the stamp duty threshold.
By valuing this land above [...]
Discovered today that someone has overnight managed to empty one of my bank accounts to the tune of $1500+. Bank (ANZ) and Police advised.
In the absence of any other explanation, it would appear that access details were probably garnered by tapping into our home wireless network.
The transaction popped up as an Internet bank transfer, so [...]
I need some advice.
A niece is counting down to her marriage ceremony (6 months).
Problem: Unfortunately, there is no other discription than that the lass is obese.
Probably inclined to help herself, but no real improvement from current efforts.
Parents, though concerned and applying pressure, have little effect.
Can any of the wonderous readership of this site point to [...]
In a move which will only raise the temperature in the ongoing Data Centre debate, the ACT Gov are auctioning one of the more suitable alternate blocks that have been identified.
Block 20, Section 23, Hume, a 12 hectare block opposite Gull but towards Mugga Lane, is listed for auction on the 8th of August.
This will [...]
Local ACT government has always had a miniscule revenue base to finance the running of the Territory. We don’t have the industry,mining or agriculture bases of the states, and are unable to levy payroll tax on the Federal Government.
As a result, property is taxed to the hilt, with a range of innovative taxes and levy’s [...]
That bastion of local news and opinion, the Chronicle, has an article reporting that the sworn (real) Police numbers in the ACT are being fudged by Sonic and Co.
Smyth has uncovered figures showing our numbers of sworn Police per 100,00 is around the 180 mark. This number has stayed fairly constant for the last few [...]
The CT has a report on ACTION requiring 50 additional drivers to service the new, revised timetables to be introduced when the stars align with Venus.
It’s all our fault of course. Comrade Hargreaves slashed services and staff over an eight month period as soon as he took up responsibility for ACTION. When his brilliant plan [...]
A recent report (of which I am unable to find any mention of in the local media links), detailed the inability of the passenger in a motor vehicle accident to claim recompense for injuries sustained, as a result of the accident being “without charges able to be laid”, or words to this effect.
The lady passenger [...]
The ABC Stateline program has tonight highlighted the paucity of cabs at the airport, particularly mornings.
Scenes of queues 200 people long, and travellers pretty cross at the lack of cabs. One interviewee reckoned he will take his business to Newcastle next time.
The arogant inebriate reckons another heap of cab licenses will do the trick, the [...]