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Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014 4
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Edward Gough Whitlam was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975, and a genius of humanity. I think that perhaps the only person worthy of delivering Gough’s ...

RiotACT Face Off: Should funded tertiary education be subject selective?

By 20 October 2014 14
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It's time for another RiotACT Face Off. This week, we asked Kate Carnell and Steven Bailey to share their thoughts on government funding of tertiary education. Both were give...

Larkham to remain with the Brumbies

By 21 October 2014

Stephen Larkham will not tour with the Wallabies on their Spring Tour of Europe, instead choosing to focus on the Brumbies 2015 campaign. Despite speculation Larkham would tour as an Assistant Coach, his prior commitment to both the Brumbies and the ACT community will see him remain in Canberra ...

A master plan for the Australian National Botanic Gardens

By 21 October 2014

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is developing a 20-year Master Plan that will provide a blueprint for its future development. “I’m excited to announce that a consortium of architects and landscape architects, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Taylor Cullity Lethlean, have been selected to dev...

Police seek assistance to locate missing woman

By 21 October 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 50-year-old woman, who has not been seen since Friday (October 10). The woman, Margaret Cooper, l...

Treadmill service & repair

By 21 October 2014

Hi, Just wondering if anyone know of anyone that services and repairs treadmills in Canberra? Preferably someone who comes and does it in your home, so I don't have to move it. Thanks in advance....

Chief Minister pays tribute to Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has paid tribute to former Prime Minister and legendary Labor figure Gough Whitlam, who passed away this morning at the age of 98. “Gough Whitlam was a great reformer and an inspiring leader, who leaves a remarkable legacy,” the Chief Minister said. “Go...

Zombies in Canberra: Spread the Infection

By 21 October 2014

If it’s true that zombies eat brains they’ll be spoilt for choice in clever Canberra. With the popularity of the walking dead showing no signs of abating, locals can join in – or just watch – the Canberra Zombie Walk 2014. I wonder if any pollies will take part? The all-ages, free walk ta...

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Westfield FFA Cup live in Canberra tomorrow night

By 15 September 2014
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Tickets are selling fast for the big Westfield FFA Cup clash tomorrow night. Tickets are available at Ticketek. We recommend to pre-purchase and to arrive early (Gates open at...

Trying something new with Bloody Lips

By 15 September 2014
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Bloody Lips (words of passion spoken and sung) was my first experience of Performance Poetry. Held at the Monster Kitchen and Bar at NewActon on Sunday afternoon, I’m not sur...

Local Sports Wrap 13th and 14th September

By 15 September 2014
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FOOTBALL: National Premier League: Capital Football Belconnen United was crowned National Premier League: Capital Football champions after edging out Canberra FC 3-2 on pena...

Couples Don't Talk

By 15 September 2014

Smiths Alternative Bookshop is emerging as one of the artistic venues in Canberra - supporting emerging and established local talent. Domenic Mico the owner of Smiths is putting his all into getting unique shows up and running. He has  supported the likes of  'Blokes Don't Talk'  and is now di...

Looking to replace my toilet suites

By 15 September 2014 10

Hello. Just wondering whether anyone has used Female Choice Plumbing for plumbing work and installing toilet suites? I need to replace my toilets (3 of them) and would like  someone who can replace these at a good price. Any other suggestions of companies to  do this?...

The Fashion and the Flowers

By 15 September 2014
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It's the first week of Floriade, and although the tulips are not yet in full bloom, the fashions on the field more than make up for that. It was great to see so many locals and vis...

Renting and Residual Current Devices

By 15 September 2014 7

I rent a property in NSW. My land lord has not fitted a Residual Current Device to the power board. I have read lots of information online about how they are compulsory in work places, how they are compulsory under the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Residual Current Devices) Regulations 2...

Local Leaders - Bobby Graham (BG Publishers)

By 15 September 2014
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Bobby Graham, principal of Canberra-based digital publishing consultancy BG Publishers, has always had an eye for innovative technologies. Long before Amazon released the first...

Facing the flaws in our democratic model

By 15 September 2014 10
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Winston Churchill's "finest hour" came in the 1940s, as he stood defiantly for the democratic order in opposition to Hitler's totalitarianism, but Churchill later described dem...

Vikings Cycling Club Novice Program

By 14 September 2014

The Vikings Cycling Club Spring 2014 Novice Program Registrations open now! The Novice Program is aimed at bringing new riders into the world of road cycling and racing. The program has been running under John Armstrong and Simon Dwyer  for the past 8 years and has proved its ability to prepa...

Canberra Blues Society Monthly Blues Jam

By 14 September 2014

Our host band this month is Judi Pearce & The Arrangement (JPA); a 6 piece ensemble featuring strong rhythmic interpretations of jazz, blues & contemporary songs laced with powerful vocal & sax melodies. Lead vocalist, Judi Pearce has won multiple awards including the 2006 Chain Award...

Riot Weekly Top 5 (13th September 2014)

By 14 September 2014
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Another week gone and in case you missed anything, here are the Top 5 stories for readership, followed by the Top 5 for discussion. Our most widely read post this week was: ...

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