The ABC has the happy news that Canberra’s Dr Sarah Macneil is to be consecrated as Australia’s first Anglican female bishop:
Dr Macneil was unanimously chosen by a nomination board appointed by diocesan synod, and will leave her post as senior associate priest at Canberra’s Holy Covenant Anglican Church.
She is a former dean of Adelaide [...]
At first glance it’s disappointing to see ANU has been working on making lasers smaller. We want great big honking lasers thankyou very much.
But when you read a bit more it’s very exciting:
Faster, smaller electronics are one step closer with researchers from The Australian National University successfully making the first room temperature lasers from [...]
It seems simple enough. If someone is getting a windfall from the public kindly letting them build apartments on a chunk of land that was not zoned for it when they bought it then they owe the public back a slice of the action.
The Liberals’ Brendan Smyth, however, is still raging against this imposition on [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after a teenager was robbed of his bicycle yesterday (November 15) afternoon.
Around 4.15pm the 15-year-old male teenager lent his bicycle to a man while at the Yerrabi Ponds Skate Park in Gungahlin.
When the teenager requested the return of his bicycle, the man showed the teenager a knife which was [...]
ACT Policing Criminal Investigations officers seized two firearms, ammunition and a quantity of drugs after executing a search warrant at a house in Hughes yesterday evening (Friday, 15 November).
Around 7pm, police gained access to the house with the assistance of the AFP’s Specialist Response Group.
Due to safety concerns, police blocked a number of streets [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after a man was robbed by two men last night in Belconnen.
Around 10pm the victim was walking along the cycle path which runs behind Ranken Place when he was approached by two men of African appearance.
As the men approached the victim, one of them produced a knife and made threats. [...]
I am aware this will become a bike vs car thread. So be it.
This past week, during my usual bicycle commutes to and from work, I had three separate but related incidents with cars.
1. Riding along Dudley St, Yarralumla, car swings wide to overtake me with a blind crest ahead, gets surprised when oncoming traffic [...]
Perth Now is taking an interest in new Raiders’ Coach Ricky Stuart’s move into Kevin Rudd’s old Yarralumla house:
RICKY Stuart loves a celebrity mansion. When he started coaching at the Cronulla Sharks he bought Ian Thorpe’s waterfront home on Burraneer Bay in the shire.
Now he has moved to Canberra and is living in former prime [...]
It can’t be a Sunday if the Liberals aren’t worrying about sports it seems.
Today’s offering is from Steve Doszpot who prefers white paint for marking fields, rather than the black lines of diesel death:
“The practice of using diesel to mark out grounds is causing dangerous furrows onscores of local fields across the ACT, and it’s [...]
Some Canberra taxis have new meters installed.
Yesterday, in the second time in as many weeks, I got into a cab around 6pm, and noticed the rate was set on the more expensive option (Rate 2, which starts at 9pm). Both times on notifying the driver that the rate was incorrect, I got the same response [...]
The Guardian is joining in the interest in Namadgi National Park’s albino kangaroo:
A rare albino kangaroo, its startlingly white coat standing out in sharp contrast to its grey-coloured companions, has been spotted near Canberra.
The snow-white marsupial was seen by a shocked ranger in the vast Namadgi national park, before being tracked down by colleagues who [...]
We’re not entirely sure how legit it may be, but there’s a lot of internet buzz going on around claims of maggots in the chicken from the Dickson KFC.
Putting Dickson on the map!
As cheap cameras proliferate we get more and more of a look at each other. And thanks to YouTube all can see.
John Smith sent this into us:
Check this guy out, what a jerk!
Joy Burch has announced the 2013 Young Canberran award has gone to a tear jerker:
Siblings Dainere Anthoney and Jarret Anthoney are joint recipients of the 2013 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Award in recognition for their leadership, courage and determination to raise awareness of paediatric brain tumours.
Ms Anthoney lost her battle with Medulloblastoma [...]
A terrifying case from the Supreme Court of one Thomas William Johnston who had a pattern of knocking out a young girl and making his own child abuse images.
To make matters worse he found his victims through his friends.
His non-parole period will end on 20 December 2019.
ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service is currently working to extinguish a grass fire burning at William Slim Drive and the Barton Hwy, Giralang.
The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.
ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service have six units on scene.
Hi fellow Rioters,
Could someone please recommend a good accessible psychologist in Canberra that specializes in psychopathology? To elaborate I am after a Psychologist that specializes in abnormal psychology like Mental illness, specifically on the anxiety spectrum – like OCD.
I have been attempting to book an appointment with the Psychologist I used to see for about [...]
This in from our friends at the ABC:
1. BALL’S VIEW – Australia is losing the capacity to defend itself, massive military conflict in Asia is threatening and our intelligence service is a waste of money, according to Professor Desmond Ball.
2. THE GARRAN WAY – Four generations of the Garran family [...]
This just in from Nancy Porker:
Head on down to Rennie St, Downer from 6pm tonight for the first ever Sculpture in the Street exhibition.
Residents have made their front yards available for 32 artists to populate with installations for the weekend long event.
Organiser and Rennie St local, Stephen Harrison’s sculpture of a sea [...]
Simon Corbell has made known his happiness with ACT Policing:
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, is pleased to report on the strong performance by ACT Policing in their delivery of policing services to the ACT Community.
“ACT Policing’s 2012-13 Annual Purchase Agreement report shows an increase in operational policing numbers, rising from 948.7 in [...]
One single super awesome and presumably amazingly good looking donor just donated $1 million to the ANU to improve language studies there.
So is our donor a believer in shared language breaking down the barriers between race and has given this money as part of a goal to bring people together and end all war, or [...]
Why can’t every press release I get sent be this cheery and upbeat?
Do you have anything you have no idea how to recycle? Let’s try and stump them with something really tricky.
Also when I first read the word sphygmomanometer I thought that they were making it up to be funny.
Here, I’m just gonna give you [...]
Joy Burch has announced the release of the A Picture of Women in the ACT 2013 report:
– Women and girls formed a slight majority of the ACT population in 2011 at 50.5%.
– The median age of ACT women in 2011 was 35.4 years, compared to the national median age of 38.1 years. [...]
The ABC has word on the new Chief Justice’s efforts to clean out the Augean Stables we call the ACT Supreme Court.
Short of diverting a river, and with the odds of a second Mullocalypse remote, it’s going to be a big ask.
She’s planning a blitz, but wants the work done by the existing judges which [...]
IT News has a blood curdling story on doomed-to-fail government plans have some sort of public wifi around town with no actual business plan and ignoring that phone companies are already building solid mobile data networks around town that are sustainable.
While the territory is prepared to front up an initial grant to set up the [...]
The AFP have the disturbing news that there’s a Canberran amongst the 65 Australians arrested for child abuse images in a global sting out of Canada:
Sixty-five Australians have been arrested and 399 charges laid as part of a global investigation into a child exploitation website operating out of Canada.
A total of 339 suspects have [...]
Personally I find tires always seem to cost too much so I would like to post now that I have found somewhere that is both cheap and has great service. Northwest tyres.
I got all four tires changed on my porsche boxster for $550! This is after bob j and costco both quoted me around $1000. [...]
Just wondering if it’s the uni students’ schoolies time of the year? Yesterday afternoon approximately 6 pm as I had the pleasure of strolling over the western side of Commonwealth Bridge there was a group of young lads sans clothes (apart from runners) that decided to do a nudie run across the bridge. [...]
Emma Thomas, the new Project Director for Capital Metro, attended the Gungahlin Community Council meeting on Wednesday 12 November to talk to the public about the project. She handled her introduction to the community on such an important project very competently. She stood up and talked about what she saw as the benefits and challenges [...]
The Australian has a piece of some good use being had from the ACT’s dalliance with the TransACT fibre network as iiNet flips that part of its recent purchase to NBN Co:
THE competition regulator has given the green light to a $14 million deal that will see the NBN Co buy iiNet’s Canberra-based fibre-to-the-premises network.
The Canberra Times reports that run away outlaw Jorian Gardner has faced the court over his unlicensed low range drink driving, the arrest warrant un-used.
For his troubles $1000 in fines, $200 in costs, and a three month suspension of his licence.
Your move ANU.
Puppies are helping University of Canberra students to unwind ahead of exams as part of Stress Less Week.