Does anyone know of any amateur musician jam sessions at Canberra’s pubs that anyone can rock up to? Used to be a very good one at Filthy McFaddens on a Sunday afternoon many years ago now. I would love to go along and get involved once again, so any suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks
And for [...]
It started with the Canberra Liberals having a mumble to the Canberra Times about wanting to see the review of the plastic bag ban before the election.
But then the seething fury of all Canberra’s angry old men lifted them up like a raging tide and we now have a media release promising a complete overturn [...]
The ABC brings word that Alistair Coe’s complaints about Greens brochures have been dismissed:
Liberals MLA Alistair Coe had complained to Legislative Assembly Speaker Shane Rattenbury about six Greens flyers which he claimed breached guidelines because they mentioned the party’s parliamentary agreement with ACT Labor.
Mr Coe and fellow frontbencher Vicki Dunne were recently ordered to [...]
I’m looking to build/buy my family home around 2016 and am interested in what land releases might be available in that timeframe (2016-2018). I’ve been to the LDA website http://www.lda.act.gov.au but it really seems to be only focused on two years out. Does anyone know there is information on what long term planning there is for [...]
Over the last few weeks there’s been little more depressing than an Australian Government Minister cheerleading failure at the Olympics.
But ACT Senator and Minister for Sport Kate Lundy has been moved to put out a media release explaining why her half billion dollar elite sports program is really really good despite not winning the [...]
So we are contemplating buying a house, that may need a fair bit of work. Whilst the seller’s Building Inspection report details a bit with the “what is wrong”, we would like to engage a builder to inspect the place – representing us – and advise how feasible, and costly the repairs are likely to [...]
Does anyone know where I can get some paintings professionally cleaned and/or repaired?
I have inherited some artwork from an artist great aunty; she was a heavy smoker so the oil paintings are in need for a good clean. The watercolours, which are in glass frames, seem to have some some water damage underneath.
I’d love to [...]
We spotted this galah in the backyard yesterday, wearing “badges” on its wings marked “EX”. Is this an ex-galah, one half of a failed relationship, an express courier galah or what?
It was flying with other galahs and seemed quite normal in its behaviour.
Just wondering what’s going on here – maybe this is some sicko [...]
I just notice Fyshwick Bridge Stone service station is offering a full car service for $89. I am not sure if I could trust them.
Some of this kind of deal comes with hidden surcharges. I called them to confirm but they told me no surcharge at all.
I want to ask if someone got experience [...]
Driving inbound along Parkes Way last night I was pleased to see a big RBT operation set up testing outbound traffic about 600-700 metres past the Bindubi Street exit. Judging by the number of cars left on the side of the road it looked like the police has successfully removed quite a few drink drivers [...]
So, these things pictured; they’re verminous throughout inner Canberra.
And yet what are they for?
Surely not just as a canvas for street art?
Whatever they were built for in the long long ago seems to have passed from fashion.
And yet they remain.
Your thoughts, dear readers, are as ever appreciated.
Last Saturday I was greeted at my front door by an ABS employee asking me for a few minutes of my time. She asked a few general questions before asking me to participate in a Personal Safety Survey. I was busy at the time so we organised for her to come back the next day. [...]
Just out of interest, what would an average quarterly winter gas bill (eg. May-June-July) be like if you heat with gas (+ a gas stove in my case)?
Mine totaled $740 and I had people tell me to check for gas leaks. I live in a pretty badly insulated 2 bedroom rental and have ducted gas [...]
So given that store-bought LARP weapons (soft foam swords for role-playing games) tend to be quite expensive (mainly because of shipping costs) I have been trying to make my own. However finding materials in Canberra is almost as difficult. The first thing I need is fiberglass rods (the rules of the LARP requires fiberglass cores), [...]
We are looking for a caravan park or alike that could accommodate 6-10 families in separate cabins, but that has a communal area (ideally in the middle).
I am just starting the process of moving my elderly parents into a retirement village.
I found an organisation on the web called “Aged Care Connect” that says they can help you negotiate the aged care system, help with the paperwork etc.
Have any rioters had any experience with this business?
I was driving over Commonwealth bridge yesterday at around 2pm and noticed a massive plane (possibly a jumbo?) flying northbound over the lake.
It was all grey, does anyone know what it was?
Have had a poke around the site but didn’t see any threads on where I could find information on joining a Book Club or a Knitting/Craft Club in Canberra.
Does anyone have any ideas where I can find this information? I’m probably looking for something Northside just to narrow down the scope.
Thank you in [...]
Looking for a some extra cash? Are you a keen iPhone developer who wants to get out of a job/freelance work and into business/entrepreneurship? Looking to make Canberra a better place? You’re in luck, Imagine Team is looking to hire!
We’ve been helped a lot by the community at The RiotACT in the past, so [...]
Can anyone recommend a watchmaker in Canberra who has expertise in antique watch restorations and repairs?
I have recently come into possession of a pocket watch which belonged to my great-great grandmother so I estimate it was manufactured late 19th or early 20th century.
I am looking to have it cleaned and lubricated but want [...]
One of my pet peeves is this concept of Real Estate Agents putting in a “vendor bid” during an auction.
What is a “Vendor bid” ? From my understanding, it is right up there with other fairy tales where the agent invents a bid, on behalf of the seller to stimulate interest in [...]
Anyone know of a good place in Canberra/Qbn, where I can get an alarm installed?
I don’t mind paying a bit extra, just as long as they do a good job.
Thanks in advance.
Canberra overall, is a lovely place… with its sparkling clean roads, and thick gravy like lake that reminds me of roast dinners; however, sometimes I get a bit frustrated with it.
I work a great job, which I enjoy, and is mentally stimulating, but the pay (as one could argue for most government jobs), is not [...]
My room-mate just disturbed some cretins attempting to break into her car which was parked on the street in Wanniassa.
Under the full glow of a street light as well.
They had a car waiting down the road for the get away.
She has reported it to the police but I’d guess they will be moving on [...]
Just checking with the Rioters out there – has anyone had any dealings with the Golden Key International Honour Society? They have a charter at ANU and UC and searches of the web show that Katy Gallagher is an honourary member.
I would be interested if anyone had any insights into this group/society/organisation…
Driving onto William Hovell drive around 6pm tonight coming off the tuggeranong parkway. I noticed that traffic was banked up a little more than usual for that time. I thought, that the traffic lights must have gone off. Driving further up its just green lights but the traffic is starting to break up. I go [...]
Is there a shop in Canberra area that will stock a copy of Windows Home Server 2011?
So One Big Switch have organised a 17% discount for ACT residents who switch to Truenergy. The deal is 3% off the bill then another 14% off when you pay on time. I rang ActewAGL to see if then would do a better deal for me and was told they only discounts they [...]
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 [...]
I’ve been trying to find the bit of legislation that states that ACT mental health workers may not engage in sexual relations with people under their care. The bit that states that the person under care can not be considered to give consent. Googling “mental health worker sexual consent” or similar keeps coming up with [...]
Anyone have any recommendations for windscreen repairers in Canberra/Qbyn region?
Thanks in advance!
Over the last few weeks I have noticed that reception on WIN Canberra has been real dodgy. Pixelated and jerky most of the time. Watching the NRL is a nightmare. I am looking forward to the Olympics but watching the Games will be hopeless with the current reception. GEM and GO are similar but not [...]