Opinion (1168 Stories)

Police Operation on the Federal Highway

By 23 March 2013

I drove into Canberra on the Federal Highway on Saturday arvo about 4pm. Just before the big roundabout at Antill Street there was a major police gig happening. The left lane was blocked by a police car with flashing lights, and in a clearing on the side of the road there were maybe half a [...]

Looking for new members for our Book Club

By 23 March 2013

We run a fantastically enlightening and friendly monthly book club that is looking for new members, due to some members no longer able to attend.
We love to read and discuss literature and contemporary fiction.
We meet once a month at each others houses and it’s a good excuse to have a few nibbles and a glass [...]

Venture into Physics at the CSIRO

By 22 March 2013

CSIRO is making it known they’re bringing physics to the masses:
An exhibition exploring the physics of the universe in sculpture and on the canvas by south coast artist Bob Baker opens Monday night at CSIRO Discovery Centre.
Bodalla artist Bob Baker explores and expresses some of the deepest physical structures in our universe, not through the [...]

Golden Retriever Found – Wanniassa 22 March

By 22 March 2013

A golden retriever was found this morning around 7:30 at the roundabout on Erindale Drive between Wanniassa and Monash.  She’s about 6 years old and microchipped however, it doesn’t seem that the chip information has been updated and there is no collar.
Hoping that we can find the owners so she doesn’t have to spend the [...]

Robert Macklin misses a simpler time when everybody listened to him

By 21 March 2013

Professionally opinionated man Robert Macklin is raging against the modern era where everyone gets to have an opinion, and misses when he was in the privileged position of everyone having to listen to what he thought.
For example, after I joined “The Canberra Times” in 1990 and became arts editor and a columnist, it was [...]

OUTBIZ invites you for canapes and drinks at Dickson Tradies

By 21 March 2013

A new LGBTI community group aimed at connecting business and individuals with the LGBTI community is having an inaugural gathering on the 3rd of April.
OUTBIZ — Canberra’s LGBTI Business Network.
A special invitation to the inaugural gathering of OUTBIZ — Canberra’s LGBTI Business Network.
Please join us for Networking, Canapes & Drinks.
Wednesday 3 April 2013 — 7pm [...]

Involved in a forced adoption? The National Archives want your story

By 21 March 2013

The National Archives are following up today’s Prime Ministerial apology to people affected by forced adoption practices.
They want those affected to tell them their stories for the purposes of an exhibition and website.
‘We recognise the sensitivities and responsibilities around the issue of forced adoption and feel very privileged to have been tasked with a project [...]

Adding to the cyclist debate [With poll]


Loxmyf has sent us in this video of a cyclist turning around a corner at a dubious time.
Have a cyclist going through a red light. Coulter Drive and Southern Cross drive Monday 18 March 2013.
Time for another poll Rioters!

Is this cyclist doing the wrong thing?
Yes, all these anarchist scallywag cyclists need to be taught [...]

Scotty and Nige v. Jorian? [With Poll]

By 19 March 2013

For reasons best known to himself Canberra’s nomadic newsman Joran Gardner has blogged at length about his short little twitter war with Canberra’s third most popular thing, FM104′s Scotty and Nige.
I’ll leave it as an exercise for the readers as to who got the better of it.

The Twit War Winner Was…
Scotty and Nige

Anyone know what this is?

By 19 March 2013

Anyone have any idea where this foam is from Rioters?
James Fahy discovered this foam on Dickson playing fields and is understandably confused. He would like answers and has turned to us.
Let’s help James Fahy.

Psychiatrist that will prescribe ADHD medication in north canberra?

By 19 March 2013

I am looking to get prescribed adhd medication and I don’t want to have to go round to 5 different psychiatrist’s and waste my time finding one that will presribe medication to me.
Does anyone know a psychiatrist that will easily prescribe this kind of medication? Prefferably north canberra.

Selection criteria writers in Canberra?

By 19 March 2013

Hi rioters, I am looking at applying for a promotion and have to do a selection criteria up. I’m awesome but I’m not good at selling myself.
Has anyone used one of the many companies that write the criteria for you? If so any good ones to speak of?

Good Northside Doctors in Canberra?

By 19 March 2013

I’m looking for recommendations for a good doctor on the North-side. Like the recent question I’m more comfortable with a female doctor, but my main criteria is that I’d like a doctor who keeps up with the latest research and who is pro-active in getting to the bottom of things.
Any suggestions would be welcome.

Bakeries at the local shops in Canberra?

By 18 March 2013

where are canberra’s bakery-produced pies and sausage rolls?

5 Misconceptions about novated lease


Having recently looked at novated leasing options for RiotACT staff members, we quickly discovered the amount of misinformation that is running rampant throughout the industry. We turned to Phil Harvey, General Manager at Autovate
Novated Lease, for some advice and to dispel the common myths associated with leasing a vehicle.
“Novated lease doesn’t work anymore,” says Phil. [...]

Looking for a wedding venue – suggestions?

By 18 March 2013

Dearly beloved Rioters,
She and I are looking for a wedding venue in Canberra that is cheap, large (100+ guests), and allows own choice of caterer. Nice view, tasteful decor, grand piano, hired muscle not necessary.
Any suggestions? If a marquee is the only option, any ideas where to pitch it?

Public Workshop: Indonesia in the Asian Century: Roadmap of a Culture @ Realm

By 15 March 2013

[ 10 April 2013 at 9:30 am; ]

We’ve just had this notice sent in, along with a flyer.

I am working with an Indonesian NGO that is running a workshop in Canberra on April 10 entitled, “Indonesia in the Asian Century: Roadmap of a Culture” for people interested in business, trade or just better relations with one of Asia’s fastest growing economies.

Recommendations for Southside hairdresser?

By 15 March 2013

I realise that there has recently been a similar post for Northside hairdressers however I am ideally looking for someone based either in the Mawson/Fadden area (or if need be, the city).
I’m hoping to find someone who will do a half head of foils with a cut and style for under $200 – [...]

Realistic wedding photography in Canberra?

By 15 March 2013

It seems as soon as one mentions the ‘W’ word – wedding – photographers add a zero to their fee. So here’s the deal – my son and fiance need a photograher for a mid-week wedding later this year. Whilst its easy to talk up and over-sophisticate wedding photography, they simply want  someone to do [...]

Lost dogs in West Macgregor

By 14 March 2013

This in overnight:
Missing in West Macgregor
Both are very friendly and microchipped.
Boxer is called Bender, the malamute is called Malakai.
Contact myself or Jo if you see them

Akram Azimi speaking tonight at the Griffin Centre

By 14 March 2013

Canberra Rotoract are giving notice that the 2013 Young Australian of the Year is speaking tonight at the Griffin Centre:
Born in Afghanistan, Akram arrived in Australia 13 years ago and since then has gone from being a self-described ‘ostracised refugee kid with no prospects’ to a talented young leader dedicated to making a positive difference [...]

Blue Illusion in Manuka

By 14 March 2013

[ 22 March 2013 at 6:00 pm; ] Blue Illusion in Manuka are hosting a fundraising night of French inspired fashion & homewares with free sparkling wine & canapés, with profits from the evening going to the AIDS Action Council of the ACT

Friday 22nd March 2013
6pm – 9 pm

Blue Illusion, Manuka
Shop 4/1-7 Bougainville St Manuka Centre Manuka ACT

or call 02 6257 [...]

Canberra Wineries?

By 13 March 2013

We have friends from out of town coming to visit and we thought we would take them to a local winery? 
Any suggestions on which ones and when they are open?

Bootmaker recommendations in Canberra?

By 13 March 2013

I am looking to have a pair of boots resoled and heeled. Expensive boots (not fashion, not high heeled, just boots) and I would like to find a decent quality bootmaker.
I have used some of the franchise type on other boots and found them expensive and lacking in quality to say the very least (aka: [...]

Lost dog in Campbell


This just in to us:
My name is Sam (or Sammy) and I am a Staffy X. I have been missing from Campbell since 9:00pm on the 11th March 2013.
I got scared by the Canberra Day Fireworks and ran away!
I’m 2 years old and not wearing a collar but i am micro [...]

Lost set of keys with black Jack Daniels lanyard

By 12 March 2013

Gday Canberra,
I have lost a set of keys over the weekend. There is a black Toyota key attached as well as a couple of work bi-lock keys and a couple of miscellaneous house keys. The most obvious indicator would be a black jack daniels lanyard it is all attached to.
If anyone finds these I would be [...]

Pizza in Spence or nearby?

By 12 March 2013

Hey Guys,
I am moving to Spence in a couple of weeks, and I am wondering of the brains trust could recommend a non-chain pizza shop in the area.
Am also interested to know if the Indian place in Charny is still there and any good.
Thanks in advance!

Why didn’t they use Stage 88 last night?

By 12 March 2013

Here’s a thought: If Stage 88 was used last night instead of paying for a massive stage to be built next to the lake, they could of used the money on:

having more than 3 toilets at Regatta point
providing more food options for the event
providing better food options for the event
having alcohol options for everyone (not [...]

Given a chance will cyclists do the right thing?


…Sadly, the answer is an unsurprising ‘no’.
Walking down the celebrations along the lake on the NLA side, I came across this sign:

But I was perplexed by what I saw, surely that would mean that people would be dismounting due to an event where there are crowds of people and small children around? Surely cyclists would [...]

Easter dining options in Canberra?

By 12 March 2013

Hi all,
Got some family visiting over the Easter break and looking to show them some of Canberra’s better cuisine – and by that I don’t mean Kingsley’s. Am only fairly new to town, so not too sure where to find what I’m looking for!
Easter Monday is my mother’s birthday, so I was hoping to find [...]

Telstra/Bigpond in Canberra?

By 12 March 2013

Wonder if any ‘Acters can help/advise …
I have BigPond internet, which gives me a download speed of around 3.3 Mbps … on ADSL2+. It hasn’t bothered me too much until recently, as I’m definitely a light user, but when I decided a bit of catch-up TV might be nice it didn’t handle that too well [...]

Lesson of the day. Nick off if you have a minor accident

By 12 March 2013

Unless someone is injured or if an insurance company gets involved it seems that there is absolutely no point in stopping to report an accident.
I’ve seen a related thread on RA a while ago and now we have experienced something similar. We were hit by another car and the driver stopped, looked at our [...]

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