We received the following email about a petition from a concerned resident of Reid.
For your information Rioters:
Some publicity on the following would be great!
If you have concerns about urban planning in Canberra, support this petition! Read the comments already made which demonstrate the need for redesign of this development which Minister Corbell appears to be [...]
Fine dining, new people in a warm and cozy place at the top of Red Hill?
Dinner night for singles looking for like-minded friends or a potential partner at one of Canberra’s breathtaking views.
Relaxed conversation and dining to allow a natural environment to meet and get to know other
participants. No online profiles or rushed speed [...]
Shane Rattenbury has announced we now have new blinds to warm the dogs at the shelter:
New blinds to protect abandoned dogs from harsh wind and cold have been installed in the Domestic Animal Services shelter just in time for the first day of winter, announced Minister for Territory and Municipal Services Shane Rattenbury during a [...]
At 7.17am this morning, I was lazing in bed, scrolling at the morning news on my iPhone, enjoying the warmth of my doona – In any case, just doing my thang.
Out of no-where, as is usually the case, comes the sound that pierces my ear drums.
‘Evacuate the building – whooooo woooo’.
The f***in fire alarm is going off [...]
The ANU has announced they’re getting $500,000 in Commonwealth moneys to rebuild the old director’s residence at Mount Stromlo:
Perched on top of Canberra’s Mount Stromlo, keeping watch on the city below, the Director’s Residence was long regarded as one of the finest examples of federation architecture in Canberra.
When the firestorm of January 2003 ravaged [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has announced she’s turning the screw even tighter on smoking:
Playgrounds, public swimming pools, sporting fields and bus interchanges are among the next locations that the ACT Government will seek to restrict smoking, potentially extending the list of places where smoking is banned in the ACT, Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy [...]
A comment in overnight on a story from earlier in the year was worth a wider audience IMHO.
10:20 pm, 30 May 13
As the mother of these two boys I feel compelled to reveal some facts, not as a defense to their actions, but as an imperfect parent.
The house was abandoned and 10 teenagers (including my [...]
Help 3 year old Zac Sliwka learn to walk and talk. Cast your VOTE!
Can you go and cast your vote for local Gowrie boy Zac?
18 months ago, Zac acquired a brain injury from a fall. He was 2 at the time, a happy, walking, talking, energetic little boy, when tragedy struck.
Zac is in the running [...]
The unsavoury practice of pre-announcing budget goodies to massage the media perception continues today with Joy Burch and Andrew Barr doling out $2 million for upgrading community based childcare:
The 2013-14 ACT Budget will deliver an extra $2 million to continue the ACT Government’s successful childcare centre upgrade program, which has supported centres in Government owned [...]
Thumper has directed our attention to this great little documentary about the trains of Canberra:
All Stops to Canberra is a reflective, centenary, look at Canberra’s earliest transport and its legacy: The Canberra Railway Museum.
Hi I’m a Year 12 Student who is doing a school documentary on Canberra witchcraft and was just wondering if any one has any contacts I could interview to help my project?
Whether it is for or against, I’m more just interested in the story of the coven, and looking to find out as much as [...]
The eSmart Libraries program is designed to teach individuals about cyber safety and will be available through Libraries ACT. As one of 21 library services selected to pilot the new initiative, Libraries ACT will attempt to make with governments, schools, industry, community groups and individuals all a bit safer and more confident online.
“Libraries ACT is [...]
The Law Society is letting it be known they’re creating a charitable foundation:
At its Annual General Meeting in the latter half of 2012 the members of the Law Society decided to establish the ACT Law Society Foundation as a Centenary of Canberra project. The Foundation is an endowment or accumulating fund: its corpus will never [...]
Tom Armstrong has put a real beauty of a video onto YouTube:
Canberra’s 100th Birthday. Happy birthday you cold bastard!
What was your favourite line?
Centenary of Canberra are calling for Not-For-Profit organisations to step up and collect the limited edition Centenary number plates, and to use them for fundraising and charity.
Centenary of Canberra Executive Director Jeremy Lasek said that the offer, to organisations that provide services in the ACT and have deductible gift recipient status, is intended to give [...]
This just in from the Rotary Club of Canberra:
A centenary gift of two seats at Nara Park from the Rotary Clubs of Canberra and of Nara (in Japan) was presented today to Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr by the Presidents of the two Rotary Clubs – Natalie Vandepeer-Bradley of Canberra and Keisuke Sawai of Nara [...]
The ABC has the sad news that ANU’s student rag has gotten itself in trouble with the tired trope of cartoons about Islam.
“Woroni Editors” are defending themselves and detailing the university’s efforts to make them stop being pests.
Five years ago this was cutting edge, today… well Voltaire and all that.
This just in from Geoff:
I was a walking in the Autumnal sunshine this afternoon and came across these engraved padlocks on the bridge to Aspen Island (or ‘Carillon Island’ for those who’ve no idea). Some of them are quite recent (as in yesterday) and the oldest dates back to late 2012. I can only [...]
This came in as a comment to the earlier bullying story but I thought it was worth a run:
2013/05/26 at 11:27 pm
I created an account purely to respond to you as your story really got to me. I’m only 19 so high school wasn’t too long ago for me and some of what you [...]
[ 5 October, 2013; ] Just announced!
The Belconnen skatepark is the venue for the 2013 Australian Pro/Am Invitational Championships on Sat 5 October!
ACT Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch helped launch a new circus space for Warehouse Circus in Kaleen today.
Warehouse Circus are a fantastic not-for-profit business that has helped train some of ACT’s best performers and it’s great to see them expanding their business.
“This unique opportunity opens a new stream of in-school circus programs for [...]
National Sorry Day Bridge Walk
Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Shane Rattenbury, will mark the upcoming anniversary of National Sorry Day by joining a bridge walk today.
National Sorry Day isn’t until Sunday, but to mark the day there’s a bridge walk today.
The National Sorry Day Bridge Walk commemorates the first National Sorry [...]
[ 24 May, 2013 to 26 May, 2013. 24 May, 2013 to 26 May, 2013. ]
Symmetries – The Australian Ballet @ Canberra Theatre Centre (until 25 May)
Prime Time @ The Q – Queanbeyan Arts Centre, Queanbeyan (until 1 June)
Luke Chiswell Launches New Collection @ Hippo Bar, Garema Place, 5pm
Digest Curated By Scott Chaseling @ Canberra Glass Words (until 20 June)
Public Education Centenary Dinner @ National Press Club, 7pm-11:30pm
Veteran Women [...]
The CSO has made it known that their board has had a refresh:
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is pleased to announced its new Board for 2013/2014 with Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, AC, AFC (Ret’d) appointed to the role of Chair at this year’s Annual General meeting.
Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, AC, AFC (Ret’d) [...]
The National Archives have put up an interesting story on the rise and fall of King O’Malley’s alcohol prohibition in the ACT.
While there was significant interest from temperance organisations across the country in keeping the nation’s capital dry, the prohibition of alcohol licensing ended in 1928. There were several reasons for the end of the [...]
A competition for Australian designers to create a plan for a new and improved lodge has been running at the University of Canberra, and today they’ve announced the winners.
Here’s the winning entry by Jack Davies, Nicholas Roberts, and Henry Stephens:
Judged from 242 entries the winners are:
· First [...]
Hello fellow rioters. I thought I would throw the question out here to see what knowledge you guys have.
I am not a wordsmith by any means so apologies in advance if this is disjointed and or confusing, I will do my best and apologies for any spelling and or grammar issues.
I have a dilemma on my hands [...]
Canberragirl1234 has uploaded to YouTube more evidence that Canberra is under attack from beyond the stars.
The evidence keeps piling up, remember this?
Oh what fun!
Picture Sideshow, Mysterious Light Orb Worms Over Canberra, ACT, 2012
I Have tons of photos, the originals can be requested at email@example.com
Mayor Rattenbury has the happy news that The Green Shed (formerly Tiny’s) has handed over $10,000 to The Yellow Van:
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, will tomorrow present a cheque for $10,000 to The Yellow Van on behalf of The Green Shed (formerly known as Tiny’s Green Shed).
The $10,000 was raised by The [...]
Support Pegasus at the inaugural gala dinner.
Chief Minister Gallagher has launched a new program today:
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher together with The Governor General, the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO today formally opened the Intentional Community, a new public housing development designed to better support the needs of people with disability in our community.
The Intentional Community in Phillip is a unique development [...]
Liberal Senator Gary Humphries is eulogising the remarkable Lorna Hazel Craig who passed away on Sunday:
Miss Craig was first appointed to the personal staff of Prime Minister J A Lyons in 1937 and then after his death she remained on the personal staff of his successors, R G Menzies, A W Fadden, J Curtin, J [...]