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Nicole Lawder whips them out for charity

By 24 January, 2014

The Liberals’ Nicole Lawder is raising awareness of breast cancer screening:
Today, Member for Brindabella Nicole Lawder will undergo a mammogram to encourage more Canberra women over the age of 40 to get their breasts checked and provide early detection of breast cancer.
Ms Lawder will take advantage of the free mammograms for women over the [...]

Police opposing bail for traffic offences

By 24 January, 2014

A 28-year-old Gunning man will face ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Friday, 24 January) after fleeing from police yesterday (Thursday, 23 January) afternoon.
About 2.55pm, police attempted to stop the green Holden Commodore on Antill Street in Dickson. The vehicle was in extremely poor condition and had what appeared to be home-made number plates attached.
The driver [...]

Police investigating Greenway grass fire

By 24 January, 2014

ACT Policing is investigating a grass fire which occurred in Tuggeranong yesterday (Thursday January, 23).
At about 2.10pm, ACT Emergency Services Agency responded to reports of a fire in a grassed area next to the Lake Tuggeranong Bridge on Athllon Drive.
ACT Fire and Rescue extinguished the fire and police established a crime scene.
A number of witnesses [...]

Parkes Way Widening?

By 24 January, 2014

Surprised it hasn’t been mentioned on here, but the other day there was a media release saying that the west bound work on the Parkes Way widening will be finished before the end of the month.
When I first heard it I thought they must have been mistaken as quite clearly the bridge over Sullivans Creek [...]

Change your Medicare address for a chance to win!

By 24 January, 2014

Chief Minister Gallagher is offering a sniff of gold (but just a sniff mind you) in the hope it will motivate you to update your medicare address:
Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, has called on new Canberrans to update their residential details with Medicare between now and March 2, for a chance to win $10,000.
“These figures [...]

Killjoys put an end to bike path signage excitement

By 23 January, 2014

Following on from yesterday’s excitement regarding bike lane signage in Braddon Jarrod has noted and documented that the offending sign has now been removed.
A pity they left their gaffer tape behind.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Tony Jackson calls it quits at Basketball ACT

By 23 January, 2014

a BOARD COMMUNIQUE has reached us from Basketball ACT:
The board of Basketball ACT wishes to advise the resignation of Tony Jackson as the Chief Executive Officer.
Best of luck to him.

Tree kangaroo joey at the Zoo

By 23 January, 2014

The ABC informs us that the National Zoo and Aquarium’s Goodfellow’s tree kangaroos have been getting jiggy and produced a rare yet super-cute joey:
A pair of rare tree kangaroos has started a family at the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra, with the arrival of little Mani.
Goodfellow’s tree kangaroos are rarely bred in captivity [...]

Greenway grassfire

By 23 January, 2014

The ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire & Rescue are currently responding to a grass fire burning at Athllon Drive, Greenway.
The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.
Seven units are at the scene.
The fire is located near the Lake Tuggeranong dam wall and is burning in a westerly [...]

Design advice for courses online from Canberra?

By 23 January, 2014

Hi all I’m after a quick cost effective certified design course or just creative suite training on a program like Adobe.  I’m a bit of a novice regarding the design programmes but know my way around a computer.
This will be purely for recreational/personal purposes I’m not looking to make a career out of it.

Chief Minister Gallagher opens 300 more student rooms at UC named after Patricia Cooper

By 23 January, 2014

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has announced she’s worked her magic at UC’s new Cooper Lodge:
The latest addition to student accommodation at the University of Canberra which will provide almost 300 more spaces for students to live and learn has been officially opened today by Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.
Named after a celebrated ACT teacher, Patricia [...]

Zed Seselja and Shia LaBeouf

By 23 January, 2014

Those folk leading worthwhile lives may not have realised Hollywood star Shia LaBeouf has been in some trouble lately for plagiarism.
Somehow this has lead to Grantland’s Hollywood Prospectus dragging Canberra’s Liberal Senator Zed Seselja into the mix.
Zed is pleased enough to have retweeted it:

Good to see the erudite @ZedSeselja's maiden speech getting worldwide attention through [...]

Double demerits this weekend

By 23 January, 2014

Joy Burch is reminding us that double demerits are in force over the weekend to celebrate the birth of our nation:
Acting Attorney-General Joy Burch has appealed for Canberrans to slow down, wear seatbelts and drive safely this Australia Day holiday weekend with double demerit points to be in force.
“Double demerit points will apply to [...]

Greenway Vinnies burgled

By 23 January, 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a burglary at a St Vincent de Paul store in Greenway yesterday (Wednesday January 22).
Police believe the offender/s gained access to the store through the front doors sometime between 6.30pm Tuesday night (January, 21) and 8.30am yesterday morning (Wednesday January 22).
Police were called to the store after an employee [...]

Kambah flasher gets handsy

By 23 January, 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an indecent assault which occurred on Sunday (January 19) in Kambah.
About 6.00pm, a female was riding a bicycle through the underpass at O’Halloran Circuit in Kambah. A male was standing in the underpass with his genitals exposed. The male grabbed the female off her bike and placed his genitals [...]

Man and dog attack at Old Parliament House

By 23 January, 2014

A 40-year-old Parkes man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a 71-year-old man on the front lawns of Old Parliament house yesterday (Wednesday 22 January).
Around 10.40am, police were called to the location after receiving reports of two men fighting, with one man striking the other with a large stick.
Police arrived at the scene to find [...]

What do you mean it won’t fit? Images of Canberra.

By 23 January, 2014

Steve has sent in this interesting scene from the corner of Northbourne and Barry Drive.
Someone obviously didn’t spend enough time playing tetris.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it through to images@the-riotact.com .

Bitcoin MyWay Recharge?

By 23 January, 2014

Hey everyone,
We’re super excited to announce we’ve crossed the 50,000 active user mark for our MyBus 2.0 app.
We wanted to do something special to thank everyone for their support, and we got tired of waiting for the real-time feeds to become available (the launch date has been a roving target…), so we decided to [...]

King hit outcome lets Canberra down again

By 23 January, 2014

3 months weekend detention is disgraceful. [Canberra Times story]
Hopefully the offender doesn’t go and he ends up serving his time out in full at the AMC

UN Women Australia Color Run (TM) Team, “National Committee for UN Women (Rothnie-Jones)” Wants You to Run/Walk w Their Team 16/2/14, Sun

By 23 January, 2014

Consider this your invitation to UN Women Australia Team, men and women, alike:
Sunday, 16 Feb at 8AM. Commonwealth Park.
 “National Committee for UN Women (Rothnie-Jones)” is the name of the team and it will be fun, inclusive, and there will be a range of fitness so you will have team mates to run/walk with….we promise. [...]

Zine Emporium!

By 22 January, 2014

[ 23 March, 2014; ]

This just in!

howdy riot folks….

2014 may very well be the ‘year of the horse’ but for the collective at the canberra zine emporium we’re calling it the ‘year of the zine’!

would be super ace if you could mention our zine fair on riotact. you’ve been fabulous supporters in the past year, and were kicking of [...]

Police want to speak to this handsome face about an alleged sexual assault

By 22 January, 2014

ACT Policing has released the facefit image of a suspect from an alleged historical sexual assault in December 2012.
Between 1.30 and 2am on Friday 21 December, the victim was in the City interchange waiting for a taxi when she was approached and propositioned by the alleged offender. The victim refused, and entered a yellow ‘maxi-cab’ [...]

Exciting new bike lane signage in Braddon

By 22 January, 2014

Tim has sent this little corker in.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Chic Henry transitions from Liberal Stooge to Liberal

By 22 January, 2014

The Canberra Times has the interesting news that Mr Summernats Chic Henry is now a paid up member of the Liberal Party:
Summernats legend Chic Henry has joined the ACT Liberal Party and has his sights set on a seat in the ACT Legislative Assembly in 2016.
The former Australian Motorist Party candidate has signed up to [...]

TAMS want you out fishing

By 22 January, 2014

Territory and Municipal Services are actively encouraging you to get out fishing on our lakes and rivers:
ACT residents are encouraged to make use of the many great fishing spots in the region, including Uriarra Loop Track, Black Mountain Peninsula, Dairy Flat, the trout waters below Bendora Dam and in Googong Reservoir.

Red light runner video at Monaro and Lanyon.

By 21 January, 2014

The intersection of Lanyon drive and southbound Monaro highway has seen a LOT of accidents over the years.
Thankfully non fatal but I’ve seen some shockers that have made me wonder how people survived.
The other week I saw this P plate driver drive right through a red light.
It is not the first time [...]

Police now on the trail of the golfing vandals of Gungahlin

By 21 January, 2014

ACT Policing is investigating reports of vehicles and residences being damaged across several Gungahlin suburbs Sunday (19 January) night.
At least ten Harrison, Bonner, Palmerston, Forde and Amaroo residents were targeted, in what are believed to be related incidents. Windows and lights of parked vehicles were targeted. In the majority of cases golf balls were located [...]

David St Geyser

By 21 January, 2014

Around 6.30am this morning. A burst water main? It would have been a refreshing spray during the hot days.

Toll Roads for Canberra?

By 21 January, 2014

According to the recent Crimes article on the State of the State, Action buses are bleeding between $93 and $100 million a year. I’m wondering if the time has come for the ACT Government to consider toll roads across Canberra in an effort to stop the bleeding.
With an extensive and ever growing road [...]

Paperwork moves ahead for the UC Hospital

By 21 January, 2014

Chief Minister Gallagher and the University of Canberra have announced a deed signing today:
Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canberra, Professor Stephen Parker have today signed a deed to allow for work on the University of Canberra Public Hospital (UCPH) to move into the design phase.
“Our [...]

Stamp Duty refunds for the North

By 21 January, 2014

If you bought a house and land package before 2011 in the north part of Canberra, and paid stamp duty on both, you might have a major windfall coming your way as the ACT government declines to go the High Court and appeal the decision by the ACT Court of Appeal.
The Court of Appeal upheld [...]

Anyone want to do the admin for the Australian Christian Lobby?

By 21 January, 2014

The Australian Christian Lobby is looking for Canberra staff:
ACL is seeking a highly motivated person to fill the full-time role of Administration Assistant/Receptionist in its national office, Canberra.

The appointment will primarily involve front desk duties such as answering phones, greeting visitors and managing the national office email account. Administrative duties will include significant support [...]

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