There was only one nomination following our Best of Canberra – Autumn views call out, perhaps because it was for a contender that was such a shoe-in it wasn’t worth nominating any other site in the city.
The ornamental pears that line the Lake Burley Griffin promenade at Queen Elizabeth Terrace, starting in line with the [...]
I’m about to relocate to Canberra, and am trying to decide which suburb to move to. As the headline suggests, it’s between Braddon and Kingston. I’m a 30 year old professional, married, no kids, looking to buy an apartment and really want a convenient lifestyle with easy access to public transport and things to [...]
Last week I wrote of the ACT injustice of publicly naming people subsequently found not guilty of serious crimes such as rape.
The inconsistency of our law was apparent in the failure to name a stall at the recent night noodle markets from which 27 people allegedly developed food poisoning. The source was not named [...]
I’m wondering if anyone has any suggestions on pet doors suitable for a rental property? (i.e. that don’t leave screw holes/require modifying existing windows/doors)
We have vertical sliding windows which open from the ground up, so I was thinking it might be possible to get something custom-made, or a handy-man to adapt a store-bought pet door, [...]
Over coffee last week, I wandered through the Canberra Times and stopped to look at the insert “The Public Sector Informant”. Now, as a 30 year veteran of both the Commonwealth and ACT Public Services, I don’t usually skim through this stuff. When I said goodbye to the Circus, I didn’t mourn the parting of [...]
The ACT Government this week issued a white paper proposing dramatic changes to liquor licensing laws for nightclubs and bars in a bid to curb late night alcohol-fuelled violence. Under one proposal, venues would have call last drinks at 3am. Alternatively, the Government would reduce the maximum licensed time to 4am and increase the fee [...]
Canberra in autumn is like a jewelry box, with branches covered in foliage of ruby, topaz, champagne diamond and gold everywhere you look.
April is the perfect month to make like a tourist and head out to explore the city’s leafy streets, to climb its hills and to run around any of its lakes. We should [...]
Almost every day I walk by a set of new apartments here in Dickson. These are now part of the history of the push by residents not to have rubbish developments plonked in the area.
It is sad to watch yet another community, namely Red Hill, now being put through the mill. They are not objecting [...]
Last month a domestic violence charge against footballer El Masri was dismissed as was a similar less recent charge against another footballer. However in New South Wales, unlike the ACT, the women who bought the actions were named.
Here in Canberra we have a long and sorry history of publicly destroying reputations by publishing the names [...]
Help make safety improvements to the Barton Highway an election issue!
The next Federal election is due very soon. The Barton Highway is now in a marginal seat.We need to print posters, bumper stickers, voting leaflets and other promotional stuff to raise political awareness of the safety issues. I need you to donate $2 (or more) and [...]
A cut to penalty rates is a reduction in wages that working Canberrans can’t afford and don’t deserve.
I hope you enjoyed your break over the expanded Easter public holiday. Please spare a thought for the nurses, paramedics, firefighters, engineers, retail and hospitality workers who kept Canberra going.
These working Canberrans spent time away from their loved [...]
I am new to buying cars and I have read some articles from RiotACT dating back to 2011 about not buying new cars in Canberra due to:
The overpricing issue compare to Sydney.
The attitudes of the salesman being, I would say not hungry enough for the sales, to try to accommodate a reasonable offer, or – in [...]
Process. A way of thinking is the core that underpins great innovation, but the active part of that process is just as important. The way any idea travels from conception to realisation is what will make it great, or not so great.
Good innovation is about taking an idea to do more than is being done, [...]
A couple of friends of mine featured in a Canberra Times article on Tuesday last week, about the bombings in Lahore on Sunday evening. Mohammed Ali is a Pakistani ex-pat who’s lived here for years and runs Forum Australia which is an interfaith discussion forum for all manner of issues and Diana Abdel-Rahman is an [...]
This is a letter of grave concern to the long term ecology and quality of the Murrumbidgee River by the proposed changed to development and building codes within the Murrumbidgee River corridor along Section 46 Greenway, also known as the area west of the Tuggeranong Town Centre.
It is not a protest against sensible planning and [...]
Some say that if you play your cards right in the United States, there are so many public holidays across the land of the free, religious, patriotic, union etc, that you never need work.
No doubt that would be impossible, but the issue has arisen here in Australia and thus the ACT through the question of [...]
Can anyone recommend a Canberra vet specialising in cats. I have a 15 year old diabetic cat that is on the verge of remission.
The vet practice that I’ve been going to for the last ten+ years has been recently taken over by new management. My cat has been going downhill over the last six months [...]
Years ago, before I went in to politics and indeed before I took any real interest in the subject, I wondered how this theory of making large corporations more profitable would automatically mean better conditions for the workforce which supported it. The so-called “trickle down effect”.
Instinctively, I thought this was nonsense. I reckon I was [...]
Yesterday, three separate food deliveries arrived at our place. It felt like Christmas (not least because our fridge is now overflowing), but was really all about choosing the Best of Canberra grocery delivery services for RiotACT.
The first box to arrive was a supermarket delivery, the second two big boxes full of fruit and vegetables plus [...]
It will come as no surprise to regular RiotACT readers that I will be lodging comments on the revised Dickson Development Application: 201426717. I have posted my current draft below to see what others think.
Ultimately of course, the final submission will reflect my views. So I do urge others to make their views known to [...]