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Steven Bailey

Steven Bailey is the First Officer and Election Team Leader of The Australian Sex Party - Canberra. Through the arts, education and politics, Steven believes we can make stronger communities and a better world....
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Serina Huang

Tea lover, mindful frugalitista, lover of good food, conscious living, saving money, investing and enjoying the good life in Canberra. Blogs at
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Guest Contributor

The RiotACT occasionally publishes work from guest contributors who are not regular contributors, and thus do not have profiles. This profile and all content published under this profile has been approved and uploaded by The RiotACT editorial team....
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Greg Cornwell

Greg Cornwell, Canberra resident since 1966, has worked in shipping and public relations. He was a Liberal member of the advisory ACT Assembly 1974-86 and of the self-governing Assembly 1992-2004 (Speaker 1995-2001). An obsessive traveller who has vi...
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Paul Costigan

I am an independent writer, commentator, researcher and consultant on all things visual arts, photography, music, urban design, development and planning, and a host of related climate change issues. I also have an interest in and experience on arts a...
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Fiona Grimmer

Fiona was born and grew up in Canberra, firstly in Canberra’s south and then on a farm about 20kms east of Queanbeyan. She spent close to five years living in the UK training and then working as a professional ballerina before returning to Australi...
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Elias Hallaj (aka CBRFoodie)

In 2014 Elias Hallaj (aka CBRfoodie) started a food blog and twitter account to share tips about cheap eats in Canberra. The blog was basically a list designed mainly to practice taking photos and share his recommendations with friends and visitors. ...
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John Hargreaves

John is a former MLA and minister in the ACT Government. He had many portfolios and brought passion for Tuggeranong and commitment to Canberra with him into the Cabinet Room. He enjoys AFL (Collingwood), food and wine, travel and playing in a rock an...
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Charlotte Harper

Charlotte is editor of the RiotACT and is excited about helping to build on its reputation as the site with the inside running on the news in the capital region. She was born in Canberra and went to school and uni here while working as a waitress in ...
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Kim Huynh

Kim Huynh lectures international relations at the ANU. His RiotACT column and ABC 666 Breakfast radio segment explore sports, arts, politics and all things Canberra. Kim's collection of novellas, Vietnam as if… Tales of youth, love and destiny, is ...
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Suzanne Kiraly

Suzanne Kiraly is a Canberra writer, digital publishing consultant, and book coach. She is the author of Canberra Business Success Stories and writes on an eclectic range of subjects. She is interested in storytelling (people's business stories), as ...
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Heather Lansdowne

Heather Lansdowne is a marketing professional and fashion blogger at She spends her time exploring op shops, eating pizza and working on her life goal of "reading the whole internet"....
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Rachel Moore

Communications & branding specialist, social justice advocate, Friday 2XXFM LocalNLive presenter, mental health, alcohol and other drugs trainer & assessor - Twitter @Froche_Moore...
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Maryann Mussared

Maryann is an independent artist, writer and photographer. She worked in a number of industries including finance, travel and the community sector, and then decided she needed to go to art school. A graduate of the College of Fine Arts,UNSW, she was ...
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Zoe Pleasants

Zoe is local writer who moved to Canberra in 2003. Once she got here she set about uncovering what this town has to offer, and found that a great way to do this is by writing about it. Over the years Zoe has developed a keen interest in Canberra’s ...
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Jane Speechley

Jane Speechley is an experienced freelance writer whose natural curiosity and interest in cars mean she knows enough to hold a decent conversation. While happily admitting her Toyota 86 makes promises her street driving can’t quite keep, she’s re...
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John Thistleton

John Thistleton’s 30-plus years in the print media began at Cowra, and includes stints in Young, Wellington, Leeton, Crookwell, Queanbeyan, Goulburn, and, over 12 years, the Canberra Times. As a reporter and managing editor John has watched the med...
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Anne Treasure

Anne Treasure is the Communications Manager for Pedal Power ACT. She writes on bike riding in the ACT from the perspective of a lapsed bicycle rider who should be cycling more....
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Rebecca Vassarotti

Rebecca Vassarotti is an independent consultant who works with the local and national community sector. Rebecca is a board member of Community Housing Canberra and the ACT Racing and Gambling Commission, where she has a specific role around expertise...
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Rachel Ziv

Rachel is a freelance copywriter with a passion for business and life in Canberra. As an experienced and qualified writer, she spends her time crafting copy for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Find her at
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