I am working on a new concept – a game platform that will channel funds to charities.
ClickAid is a Micro-transaction Game System that is designed to provide real world aid, as well as achievements and pretty things to share on Social networks.
Users create a cute personalised avatar to engage in various Aid related activities around [...]
Since the 2001 detention of David Hicks in Afghanistan, increasing attention has been given to the plight of Australian citizens detained overseas and the legal and policy issues that confront the Australian Government in responding to their plight. Successive Australian Foreign Ministers during this period have acknowledged the increasing workload associated with these consular cases, [...]
Weed identification workshop Sat 27th October 9.30-11.30am
Oaks Estate Progress Association, is pleased to support the Molongolo Catchment Group in their ongoing work along the Molongolo River.
For those who want to help with landcare/rivercare in our area, the Molongolo Catchment Group will conduct a Weed Identification Workshop, 9.30-11.30am Saturday October 27th,
Location is at the Oaks Estate Community Hall, [...]
Paul Daley will be in conversation with Chris Hammer on Daley’s new book, Canberra, part of the critically acclaimed City Series.
“Canberra is a city of orphans. People arrive temporarily for work, but stay on because they discover unanticipated promise and opportunity in a city that the rest of the country loathes but can’t really do without,” says [...]
The Holocaust is a water shed event in the history of the 20th century for both Jews and non-Jews. It forces us as human beings to look at ourselves and ask the eternal question: how was this humanly possible? The universal dimensions of this particular story can and do speak to us all. This presentation [...]
I catch a bus from Albert Hall to the Marcus Clarke bus stop every day. I think I caught a 300 yesterday morning.
I left a red enviro bag on the bus, with a not particularly delicious lunch of broccoli, a tomato and tuna in it, along with today’s Canberra Times and some mints.
A Short Introduction to Climate Change by Tony Eggleton
A Short Introduction to Climate Change was written to explain climate change – one of the most important issues of our time – to everyday people with enquiring minds. It covers developments in climate science over the past 250 years and shows that recent climate change is [...]
[ 19 October, 2012 to 10 November, 2012. ] It is three days from the beginning of Canberra’s very own circus festival, Circus for Life! The festival opens this Friday night, at Warehouse Circus HQ in Chifley, with, the productions Around the World (Circus Style) and Mad as a Hatter.
Around the World (Circus Style) is a magical globe-trotting journey around the wonders of the [...]
Australia and Europe in Conversation at the ANU Centre for European Studies 31 October 2012
Canberra Rep launched its 2013 season on Friday night – the plays are:
1) Calendar Girls by Tim Firth, directed by Catherine Hill – auditions 16-18 November 2012, performs 14 Feb-2 March 2013.
Based on the Helen Mirren/Julie Waters film, two friends come up with the idea for a fund-raising calendar with a saucy difference – but [...]
Meet “Australia’s literary microphone mistress”. Times Literary Supplement.
Former presenter of ABC’s Radio National The Book Show, Ramona Koval, will speak about By the Book, a story about reading and living, and of the authors that have written themselves into her life: from Oliver Sacks to Oscar Wilde, Christina Stead to Grace Paley.
In it, Koval discusses her [...]
These are exciting times for an action based community organisation like SEE Change. What can you imagine to engage more people in transitioning Canberra to a new future?
Positions on our executive committee are open to everyone with a desire to be part of our work – no matter what their experience or previous involvement with [...]
Keen eyed readers may have noted a disruption in the usual service over the last week.
Far more important than an ACT election was the marriage in Bali over the weekend of my brother (and good friend to all the RiotACT founders) Samuel “Bo” Griffiths to Ioana Neagu.
So our sincere congratulations to the happy couple.
Bo is [...]
[ 20 October, 2012; 12:00 pm; ] What’s a Community Garage Sale? Click here to find out – http://www.captainsflat.org/Garage%20Sale%202012.htm
It’s a great day out, and a chance to catch probably a couple of dozen garage sales within a short distance of each other.
With thanks to our Corporate Partner Clear Complexions, Lifeline Canberra is calling for nominations for the 2012 Women of Spirit Awards.
The Women of Spirit Award recognises an individual who has overcome adversity and given back to the community or inspires others through her determination and courage.
Now in its sixth year, the successful nominee will [...]
PHOTOWALK Canberra was on Sunday 30th and we had a fabulous turnout (60+).
The next PHOTOWALK is in February and you can access all information about the next walk when it is updated on www.hwp.com.au/photowalk-canberra
To have a look at images from the PHOTOWALK we had on the 30th September at the Australian National Botanic Gardens please [...]
Investors’ concerns about fiscal deficits and public debt sustainability within the Eurozone are shown in the widening of peripheral countries sovereign debt spreads. Doubts about sovereign solvency have an immediate effect on the Eurozone banks through national government debt held on their balance sheets. At the same time, stress in the banking system can affect [...]
When: Thursday 1 November 2012, 6-7pm
Where: Theatre 1, Manning Clark Centre, Union Court, The Australian National University
Free and open to the public
Richard Gill is one of Australia’s best-known – and best-loved – musical figures. His career has taken him from music teacher in Sydney’s western suburbs to Music Director of the Victorian Opera. Along the [...]
When: Thursday 11 October, 6-7pm
Where: The Finkel Lecture Theatre, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Garran Road, The Australian National University
Free and open to the public
We exist in a temporal universe. On a day-to-day basis, time is a concept familiar to us for it affects all aspects of everybody’s life. Despite this, and [...]
The Canberra Ice Dragons Dragon Boat and Outrigger Canoe Club are recruiting new members for the 2012-13 season. Come along to our open day on Sunday 14 October, from 10.00am to 12.00pm at the jetty near the Yacht Club, Lake Burley Griffin, and we’ll show you what everyone is talking about!
Never tried dragon boat racing [...]
I am currently completing my honours year in the Photography & Media Arts department at the ANU School of Art. For my honours project I am exploring what masculinity is to men in 2012. I have chosen to focus on masculinity as I feel that it is an important and ever changing topic, which encompasses [...]
To celebrate World Space Week, the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics and Mars Society Australia proudly presents…
PLANETARY GEOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS
Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Clarke – Australian Centre for Astrobiology & President, Mars Society Australia
Date: Thursday 4 October 2012 at 6:30pm
Location: RSPE Seminar Room, Oliphant Building #60, Research School of Physics & Engineering, Mills Road, The [...]
When: Friday 5 October 2012, 12-1pm
Where: Hedley Bull Lecture Theatre 1, Building 130, corner Liversidge Street and Garran Road, The Australian National University, Canberra
Rapid changes present development challenges in the Himalayan region. The frequency of floods and droughts seems to be on the rise, as is the demand for water, food and energy. In the [...]
My cat has a thyroid problem and we had to get a Methamazole paste to keep it under control.
Early this year, the vet organised it without giving us the option of filling the script ourselves – $212 for 3 months.
It was supplied by an outfit in Sydney and shipped down taking 3 days. [...]
HOLIDAY DRAMA WORKSHOPS @ CANBERRA YOUTH THEATRE
Canberra Youth Theatre runs 2 intensive Holiday Drama Workshops for young actors aged 7 – 9 years & 10 – 12 years. This holidays it will be running in the first week (2 – 5 October) at Gorman House Arts Centre. Actors come to the theatre each day, [...]
I fear West Papua is as lost a cause as they get. But if you’re more into the justice of the thing we have word of a rally at Parliament House on 18 September at 11.30am.
The West Papua community in Australia wishes to highlight the nearby and ongoing state violence in Indonesia’s troubled province of [...]
Lifeline Canberra CEO Mike Zissler has welcomed today’s piece in the Australian newspaper by politicians Chris Bowen and Julie Bishop, highlighting the need for an increase in the awareness for suicide prevention (http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/bring-suicide-to-the-light/story-e6frgd0x-1226471372440).
The article resonates particularly loudly for the ACT office with heightened media awareness this week and a number of recent deaths in our [...]
It’s very clear Canberra drivers don’t know what Shared Zones are. I’ve witnessed more than a few close calls, including very often between the National Library and Questacon where drivers barrel through at speed, failing to give way. Today one driver slammed on the brakes and proceeded to gesture frustration at those crossing the road.
Canberra Ultimate just launched a new website: www.canberraultimate.com and is now registering for new leagues, and we welcome new players, and old veterans alike:
Canberra Mens League 1
Canberra Mens League 2
Find Thirty Lunchtime Comp
North Canberra Spring League – Div 1
North Canberra Spring League – Div 2 & 3
South Canberra Ultimate League
Canberra Ultimate is recognised by ACTSPORT as [...]
Hi fellow Rioters
I’m currently in Fitzroy, Melbourne, but my cricket bag is still in Canberra, and I’m not going to be able to get back to Canberra for a couple of months to get it.
I was wondering if there were any Rioters who would be able to find space for it in the back of [...]
The ACT Assembly elections on 20 October 2012 are now only a few weeks away.
The Inner South Canberra Community Council (ISCCC) is holding a Meet the Candidates night to allow you to put the questions on the issues that matter to you.
Come and tell the political parties what you think about the issues [...]
This just in:
Female genital cosmetic surgery: what do women think about it?
Two researchers from the University of Melbourne and ANU are about to find out.
The project is called Vulvatalk and the researchers are currently recruiting participants through social network giant, Facebook. This is the first major research project to actively seek out Australian women’s opinions [...]