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Top 10 Canberra Experience Gifts

By 19 December 2014
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Instead of buying material presents, why not give the gift of an unforgettable experience this Christmas? There are so many great experiences Canberra has to offer, and the mem...

A Look Around Canberra: Calwell

By 19 December 2014 1
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Heading down the Monaro this week to check out the Tuggeranong suburb of Calwell. Like last week’s visit to McKellar, I’d never been to Calwell before (with the exception o...

Jobs for the Boys – Take that Zedley!

By 19 December 2014 2
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So, let’s get this right? The Labor Party, particularly in NSW, wrote the rulebook around jobs for the boys. For rewarding faithful servants of the cause with sinecures over...

The end of a love affair

By 18 December 2014 2
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Break ups can be tough. They aren’t easy and there’s always the awkward part in the middle, the moving and parting of the things. But I’m afraid it’s time. I swear it's...

Police gearing up for a Safe Summer

By 19 December 2014
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Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch and Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers yesterday launched ACT Policing’s 2014-15 Safe Summer campaign, urging the communit...

Canberra Centre Parking Machines – Out of Order

By 19 December 2014 3

When you consider how much the Canberra Centre must be earning from its paid parking in the city, I find it incredible that they seem incapable of keeping their money spinners in working order. I guarantee that on at least 50% of visits to the centre, one or more machines are not working.  I can...

Katy Gallagher Endorsed for the Senate

By 19 December 2014
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ACT Labor’s Administrative Committee last night endorsed Katy Gallagher to replace Senator Kate Lundy as the Labor Senator for the ACT. “At the close of nominations, our...

Fail to stop leads to drug seizure

By 19 December 2014
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ACT Policing has seized a vehicle and a small amount of illicit drugs after a driver failed to stop the car as directed in Gordon during the early hours of Wednesday morning (D...

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Volunteer at the National Multicultural Festival

By 13 November 2014 22

Applications are now open for volunteer roles at the 2015 National Multicultural Festival, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch said today. “The National Multicultural Festival is our biggest, loudest and most fun celebration of Canberra’s amazingly diverse communities,” Ms Burch s...

Police investigate suspicious package in Holder

By 13 November 2014 3

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious package located at the front gate of a child care centre in Holder this morning (Thursday, November 13). About 7.55am, ACT Policing received the report of the suspicious package at the YMCA Early Learning Centre (ELC) on Dixon Drive. ACT Policing prov...

Recommendations for an international removalist?

By 13 November 2014

Hi Rioters, I am looking for a reliable removalist company that can move my things (3 bedroom house) to the UK. As long as the company does a good job (timely, efficiently and with no damage), I am happy to pay for their services even if the price they quote is on the higher side. I have used Che...

Public Talk: Building the world's biggest telescope

By 13 November 2014

The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) is one of the biggest and most ambitious global scientific projects ever conceived. Once completed, it will enable us to delve further into the Universe than we ever have before. In this talk, CSIRO astronomer Dr. Lisa Harvey-Smith will kick off our Frontiers of S...

State of the Capital – Weekly Political Wrap 13/11/14

By 13 November 2014 9
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Pork barrelling: the Feds hit Canberra again 250 public service jobs will be pork barrelled off to Victoria to help Premier Denis Napthine maintain his first-term government...

Man extradited from WA on sexual assault offences

By 13 November 2014

ACT Policing has extradited a 28-year-old man from Perth last night (Wednesday, November 12) in relation to sexual assault offences which occurred in August this year. On Monday (November 10) Western Australian Police arrested the man on an ACT First Instant warrant. The man appeared in the Pert...

Around the world in a couple of hours

By 13 November 2014
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How does one get around the world in just a couple of hours on a lazy Sunday afternoon? I got to see Croatia, Turkey, England, and even Israel! Alas, no I didn’t find a reall...

Pedestrian being treated following collision

By 12 November 2014

ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) intensive care paramedics are currently on scene on West Row, City treating a 27-year-old male following a pedestrian collision. The patient is conscious and alert and is being treated for hip pain. The ACTAS will shortly take the patient to The Canberra Hospital ...

Philanthropic trust to improve natural environment

By 12 November 2014

A new trust, established with the assistance of Greening Australia Capital Region, that will encourage private investment and donations to improve the natural environment of the ACT and region will be launched today by Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell. “It is fantastic to see our loc...

Melba/Spence Neighbourhood Watch AGM

By 12 November 2014

All residents of the Melba/Spence Neighbourhood Watch area are invited to attend the AGM on Tuesday 18th November at 6.30pm at the Belconnen Soccer Club, Cnr Springvale Street and Belconnen Way, Hawker. When: Tuesday 19th November Time: 6.30 p.m. Where: Belconnen Soccer Club, Cnr Springvale S...

Lyneham oval land grab: Private Sport on Public land?

By 12 November 2014 22

Leasing of public land for development without community consultation? Removing Public land so a Private School can build a “Community Facility” the community will have to pay to use? www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/new-sports-facilities-for-private-college-set-for-lyneham-oval-20141109-...

Breakfast and sport in Civic

By 12 November 2014 3

Hi Rioters, I'm looking for a breakfast venue in civic where myself and a few others can watch English Premier League matches. The requirements: Open in time for a 7am kick off (weekday) TV with Foxtel and Fox Sports Simple enough on the face of it, but I'm struggling. Any suggestions ...

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