Opinion (1227 Stories)

Rattenbury talks to Belco residents: BCC September public meeting

By 10 September 2013

The Belconnen Community Council September 2013 Community Forum will be held at:
7.30pm, Tuesday 17 September 2013
Community Room above the Chandler Street Belconnen Library
Shane Rattenbury, Minister for Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Housing, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and Minister for Ageing, will answer questions about areas [...]

Keep left on Gininderra Drive

By 10 September 2013

On Gininderra Drive there are keep left unless over taking signs west bound going up the hill just before the intersection with Gungahlin Drive and east bound just past the intersection with Kingsford Smith Drive.
Under the road rules keep left unless overtaking applies on roads with a speed limit greater than 80km/h or where signs [...]

Looking for a good Beauty Therapist in Canberra?

By 9 September 2013

Hi Rioters,
Looking for a good beauty therapist for waxing, facials etc.  The last girl I had left her work and my new one (which will remain unnamed) ripped the skin off of my arm :(.  Would love to here all of your experiences and advice.
I live south side so anywhere there would be preferable.

CIT School Stars Band Competition. Call for Entries

By 9 September 2013

The 8th annual ‘School Stars Band Competition’ hosted by the CIT Music Industry Centre is now calling for entries from school and college students in the ACT region.

Camping Gungahlin Style?

By 9 September 2013

Anyone know what the deal is with the guy in Gungahlin who’s parked his van up on Kate Crace Street and set up a tent?
Has been there since Friday?

Cameras on Parkes Way?

By 9 September 2013

Driving east on Parkes Way this morning, I noticed (at least) two poles in the median, each with two cameras on them.
They look like fixed speed cameras, but there’s no signs and no talk of such.
Any ideas, hivemind?

Lost wedding rings in Woden

By 9 September 2013

Hi everyone, I incredibly stupidly managed to lose my wedding rings at Woden on the weekend and I hoped the Rioters could keep an eye out for me?
Either in the carpark between the Hellenic Club and the bus interchange, closest to the bus interchange side; Fernwood gym, Muffin Break or Big W; sometime between [...]

Question re roof repair in Canberra?

By 9 September 2013

I need to have some work done on my roof.  I checked all comments on RiotACT about various roof and gutter businesses in Canberra but none are recent.  
Any recent experiences with any such businesses?  Thank you very much in advance for any recent feedback I can get.
[ED - let's limit the discussion to positive [...]

Robyn Williams presents: Promise of miracles? The popularity, politics and future of science

By 8 September 2013

In episode one of Radio National’s The Science Show, hosted by Robyn Williams AM, the publisher of Scientific American said there was a stampede away from science. Was there? On 31 August 2013, almost two thousand episodes later, The Science Show celebrated its 38th birthday, and is still going strong.
Robyn has witnessed firsthand how [...]

Tales from the polling booths

By 7 September 2013

So, what’s the goss about polling booths today?

Good tax accountant in Canberra?

By 6 September 2013

I’m looking for a good taxation accountant who’s a registered tax agent. Does anyone have any recommendations?
My tax is not very complicated, but I prefer someone who is personable & knowledgeable, and can advise on issues such as investment properties and work-related deductions.

Newspaper Recommendation Sought

By 5 September 2013

I am planning a major window cleaning episode at chez troll and am seeking fellow rioters’ recommendations as to the best newspaper to get my glazing sparkling in this glorious spring sunshine.  The problem is, the newspapers I have tested this week are pretty woeful, and my limited testing has revealed the following traits:
All the [...]

Is spending time with his newborn more important than campaigning for Zed? [With Poll]

By 4 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Canberra Times is asking where’s Zed?
The Canberra Liberals have been accused of avoiding public scrutiny during the election campaign by skipping out on at least seven multi-candidate forums in the ACT.
But a senior Liberals campaign spokeswoman rejected the suggestion by Greens Senate candidate Simon Sheikh that the party was hiding its candidates.
Mr Sheikh’s Liberal [...]

Paving contractors. Recommendations?

By 4 September 2013

I require someone to do some paving work in my backyard.
It would be a small job (5-8 sq m) involving curved edging and paving around a drain.  
I’m in the inner north. 
Can anyone recommend a reliable paver who charges reasonable rates?

Barton Hwy Speed Cameras?

By 4 September 2013

Does anybody know if both directions are monitored between Gungahlin Dr and Ellenborough St?
You have what appears to be the flash unit and the radar box pointing in one direction (sure it’s Eastbound) however just the smaller flash unit is pointing westbound.
Is this a dummy set up similar to Lanyon Dr southbound?

FREE Learn to skateboard StreetWise at Belco this Saturday

By 4 September 2013

Learn to skateboard for FREE this Saturday 7 September 10am – 12pm at Belconnen Skatepark.
Skateboards and safety equipment is provided with qualified coaches sharing the stoke in a relaxed environment.
Kids and adults alike are all welcome.
If you’re under 18 and it’s your first time you just need a parent/guardian to complete the [...]

Canberra Centre Below completion time?

By 3 September 2013

Have any Rioters (staff, guest or otherwise) heard anything about when the Canberra Centre’s reconstruction of their Food Court/lower level is due for completion other than ‘late 2013′? (Though that’s a broad window, so they’re still on track.)
Anything? Investigative journalism, low-level publicity or some other source?

Geoscience Australia’s Top GeoShot: Australian earth science photography competition

By 3 September 2013

Geoscience Australia’s Top GeoShot photography competition is now open.
Geoscience Australia is looking for a collection of photographs that capture the essence of Earth science. The image can be anything from an unusual land formation, a link to our dynamic planet or even your favourite landscape. We are encouraging entrants to be as creative as possible [...]

Do interstate driving offences also reduce points on your ACT licence?

By 3 September 2013

I was in Victoria last month and managed to not see the lower speed signs around a level crossing on a country road.  
I was clocked doing 100km/h in a 80 km/h zone.  
I was wondering if the road authorities are organised enough for me to lose points on my ACT drivers licence as a [...]

Old school driving techniques

By 2 September 2013

I am just back from a weekend down at the far South Coast of NSW. As with many coastal towns, there is a large population of elderly drivers down that way. Not once, but twice did I end up in an intersection ‘stalemate’ with this genre of driver.
On both occasions I was at a four-way [...]

Explosion and Power Failure in Giralang?

By 2 September 2013

About 10:30 pm last night (Sun 1-Sep) I was heading for bed when I heard a loud explosion and we lost power for about 30 seconds. The bang was loud enough to wake up my kids, who all normally sleep like logs.
I called the Belco cops, and they said they’d had a brief power outage [...]

Gwen Shirlow vet?

By 31 August 2013

I just read that Gwen Shirlow, who took over the vet practice in Braddon from Peter Burgess, has left there.
Does anyone know where she moved to?
I urgently need a reliable vet for a complex medical problem my cat is suffering from.

Walk and Play for Boundless

By 29 August 2013

Hey the weather is getting nicer, so maybe you should go talk a walk in it?
Maybe help raise money for a totally awesome playground while you’re at it?
Possibly at this walk to raise money so Boundless can build an awesome inclusive playground event.
Here’s the details:
The Boundless Canberra team would like to invite all Canberrans to [...]

Camera repairs in Canberra?

By 29 August 2013

Does anyone know of a decent camera repair place in  Canberra?
I’m having all sorts of problems with mine!!

Believe Achieve Fundraiser

By 27 August 2013

An auction for a good cause, get to it Rioters:
Auctions, Raffles, food, beer, wine, soft drink and all proceeds coming directly back to Zac to assist in his rehabilitation.
19.30 Friday, 6 September 2013, Olympus Room, Hellenic Club Woden.

Beyond Bank Australia and Volunteering Australia join forces to build better communities

By 27 August 2013

The $14.6 billion contribution that volunteers make to Australian society will receive a substantial boost from the nation’s newest customer-owned bank, Beyond Bank Australia, under a new three-year partnership with Volunteering Australia.
The 100 per cent customer-owned bank has become the major national partner of Volunteering Australia, which represents the nation’s six million volunteers and many [...]

Animal Justice Party ACT

By 27 August 2013

The Animal Justice Party is preferencing liberals Zed Seselja over the Greens Simon Sheikh in the Senate. They are also top of the ballot paper, which means they will get the donkey vote. If you’re voting for the libs anyway, obviously it won’t matter.
If you think you’re voting for animal welfare however, you’re actually sending [...]

Embarrassed putting hand out!

By 26 August 2013

Raiders players must be embarrassed  putting their hands out for payment particularly over the last 3 weeks – if they are then they should be!
Against Manly I switched off as I usually do these day’s when it reached 24 nil .
Manly were keeping time with the clock the white flag had been raised [...]

Letter to ACTION Buses. After two near misses in the space of one hour.

By 24 August 2013

GPO BOX 158,
Canberra City ACT 2601

I don’t normally make a big fuss of things as I am quite a tolerant person, however the other day I had a couple run ins with ACTION BUS drivers.  Both incidents occurred at the same intersection within 1 hour of each other.  One face value they may [...]

Acoustic band/singer and mc for wedding in Canberra?

By 23 August 2013

Hi fellow rioters my fiancé and I are looking for an acoustic guitarist/band and mc for our wedding this year, does anyone have any recommendations?
Look forward to hearing everyone’s opinions!

A Salute to our Rangers

By 23 August 2013

I was riding home along Bindubi St bike path, Thursday night, dark, cold and raining.
Suddenly, along the roadside, I hear a loud gunshot. I look over to see a man pointing a gun towards the ground where someone was lying.
It took a second or two to make sense of the scene. It was an [...]

Introducing A Gender Agenda and Rethinking Man Woman

By 23 August 2013

A Gender Agenda is a support and advocacy group for Gender Diverse people in Canberra. While we primarily aim to support Trans and Intersex people, A Gender Agenda is also for friends and family of those people.
AGA is for every woman who put on a pair of trousers or a male shirt and thought [...]

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