Both the ABC and the Canberra Times have recently regurgitated Nick Tsoulias’ rubbish about how he is a small businessman who has been effected by the Calwell doctors move and how Calwell desperately needs a doctor, rather that the truth that he is the greedy landlord whose unacceptably high rents drove the Medical Centre to [...]
Young Anthony has posted a comment on the Elton John show in Commonwealth Park and seeks your help in meeting up with a young lady he met at the concert.
I went to elton on fri nite- it was my first elton experience- it was fantastic, however i was very dissapointed that he started early, as [...]
An ABC News article says the latest ABS snapshot shows that we Canberrans are on average smarter, richer, and healthier than the average Australian.
We’re also more abusive to our children.
But what it fails to mention is how we compared to last ABS report, so we don’t know if we’re better\worse off, or just treading water. [...]
The SMH is reporting that a 16 year old has been shot in the hip by a 63 year old man in Downer at 2.30 yesterday.
Officers searched the older man’s home last night and allegedly found two unauthorised firearms and a large amount of ammunition and the man is due to face the ACT Magistrates [...]
Has anyone heard any news about anyone dying in an ambulance on the way to hospital last Saturday/Sunday.. I’m hearing alot of stories but i haven’t heard anything on the news…???
It appears that Canberra Airport is preparing to go 24/7 as a regional freight hub based on an article in the Canberra Times and copies of the CIA Masterplan.
According to the CT article: “Australia’s largest airport and primary freight destination, Sydney Airport, is constrained by an overnight curfew and is reaching capacity, prompting Canberra Airport [...]
Article Number One (ABC News)
Lake Tugerranong is closed (again), swimming in it may cause poisoning. Consider yourself warned.
Question 1: Can anyone remember a Summer in the last decade when this hasn’t happened?
Question 2: Is Lake Tuggeranong is a water quality control catchment before it hits the Murrumbidgee, and is this downstream (Red Rocks, Cotter, etc) [...]
It also needs professional medical help.
Link to ABC News article
Movember is almost over, but before we get the razors out it’s time for a mo-down, where we will crown RiotACT’s king of Movember. Here are the candidates and their sponsor numbers (so throw some $$$ under their name if you like what you see).
Vote for your favourite mo via the comments!
Big handlebars up (and [...]
Media Release here
All the usual hubub.
Mandatory Emergency Services Agency page link
The proposed new bus routes are up here.
Giralang, successful in keeping its Primary School however is to be punished.
No longer will Giralang residents have a direct bus to Civic, nor will there be a direct bus route to the nearest shops – Kaleen Plaza.
The proposed frequencies if they follow the current patterns will mean [...]
What’s all the fuss about with the Chaser boys? It was interesting to see in your article the comments made by Seven Network boss David Leckie (“Seven boss curses The Chaser”, November 16, Canberra Times, p3.) about The Chaser’s visit to the Today Tonight studio. Everyone knows their brand of humour which is to shock, [...]
Although this news was out Monday, I’ve only just found out about it and thought others might have missed it. According to the ABC visitors will again be paying an entrance fee to the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. No date is given as to when this will start.
The prices themselves don’t seem too onerous at [...]
The ACT Brumbies (I know they don’t have the ACT in their name any more but removing it is like calling Bruce stadium Canberra Stadium) will be track side at Thoroughbred Park tomorrow afternoon (Thursday 22 Nov 07) for a 8 card race day with free entry but with gold coin donations to go towards [...]
Santa + Anarchy
Santanarchy 2007 Canberra Pub Crawl
Help support the Make A Wish Foundation by participating in the ‘Santanarchy 2007 Canberra Pub Crawl’. This event is practiced all over the world and this year it is coming to Canberra!! You and your Santa dressed kin will be able to participate in the pub crawl, all the [...]
Movember is rapidly drawing to a hairy conclusion. So if you haven’t already sent me a photo of your mo, and you are keen to be in the running for $100 sponsorship from RiotACT, then send your photo to me ASAP (kramer[AT]the-riotact.com).
Congrats to all participating, and helping raise money for prostate cancer and male depression. [...]
Is the Australian Technical College in Gungahlin a duplication of what already exists in the ACT? On Wednesday 14th November Gary Humphries unveiled his proposal to build a technical college on a vacant site in Gungahlin. He says that the ACT is in need of more institutions like these due to the skill shortage [...]
Does any one know if the tally room has a public viewing/bar area for the upcoming federal election?
If not, where should a group of adults go to ring in the new government?
Coming up to summer i think its time to share your favourite swimming locations…
personally I have not found that many.
Andrew Barr has announced that by 2010 all public primary schools in the ACT will offer a language other than English. The ABC has it here, and the press release is here.
I’m all for language learning. As Barr says, it allows students to be “internationally engaged and sensitive to cultural diversity, with the skills to [...]
The team (well, me) at Just Bands have finally found some time to work on a new version of the site & it’s now available. The new site features a much improved gig guide, better formatting & will be updated more regularly with local music news & reviews. Check it out.. Just Bands
ABC online is reporting that the Federal Liberal party has committed a re-elected Coalition Government to releasing 32 hectares of Commonwealth land in north-west Canberra, to help combat the housing affordability crisis.
The Defence Department land, at the old Naval Tracking Station site at Lawson off Ginninderra Drive, would be released for housing development in 2009.
Canberrans are urged to show their support for the SES by wearing something orange to work tomorrow (Wednesday).
“ACT SES volunteers have been involved in numerous activities including 15 days of continuous interstate deployment. Nine days searching for a missing person in the Namadgi National Park. 21 days assisting TAMS during the horse flu influenza [...]
The SMH is reporting that Sydneysiders are being encouraged to ditch the rat race and move to a better lifestyle, free of road tolls and traffic jams, in the national capital.
Three Live in Canberra seminars began on Monday highlighting the city’s employment and lifestyle advantages.
Acting ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher said the campaign aimed [...]
When I bought a house in Perth in 2005, I was sent by my local council a letter to advise me of the days for rubbish collection, a card for my fridge to advise of my watering days and a voucher for free mulch from the local tip amongst other things of interest and as a [...]
ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has launched a stinging attack towards NSW authorities over the leaking of 1.5 million litres of raw sewage in Lake Burley Griffin, according to the SMH.
Mr Stanhope said, ‘People (were) continuing to use that (lake) for recreation for five days without notification of what was potentially a major health hazard [...]
In what appears to be a bit of bacon giving, Senator Kate Lundy has revealed that Federal Labor has committed $500,000 towards the restoration of the Albert Hall, according to the ABC online.
Senator Kate Lundy says Labor is recognising the importance of the Albert Hall to Canberra and said, “Once upon a time it was [...]
Apparently the Queanbeyan folk have decided to show Canberra what they really think of us – by leaking their sewerage into the Molonglo River – and thus into Lake Burley Griffin.
The NCA says there are unacceptable levels of “faecal coliform bacteria” in the lake, apparently the result of said leak, and all use of the [...]
The heading says it all really.
This Saturday the 10th of November sees the holding of the 2007 RiotACT Bicycle Bar Crawl.
Kick off time is 10am @ Edgars in Ainslie.
All you need is a bicycle and willingness to meet and share a drink (it doesn’t even have to be alcoholic) with some fellow Rioters. Past BBC’s [...]
Saturday 10th November
Music Industry Centre
Building J, Southside Campus
Canberra Institute of Technology
MICfest is a student driven music festival that is planned and implemented by a collaborative team of 1st and 2nd year communication, media and music students and their tutors.
View the MICfest promo (MP4 – 1MB).
Video from the Gungahlin meet the Candidates Event is now online (via YouTube) at the Gungahlin Community Council Website.
There is an initial introduction by Alan Kerlin (president of the GCC) then presentations by the candidates in attendance (in the order in which they spoke):
* Meredith Hunter – Greens,
* Bob McMullan – ALP,
* Farida Iqbal – [...]
I’ve commented before that childhood obesity is a fashionable cause to which Andrew Barr is partial. He’s now announced even more funding for specialist PE teachers in primary schools to enable “primary school teachers to deliver quality PE for students over the next three years”.
First of all, primary teachers are already qualified to deliver quality [...]