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Ask RiotACT: Someone to install used evap aircon & ducted gas system

By 30 July 2016
Ask Riot

Hello. I have a 4 year old ducted gas heater system and an evaporative cooler that I need installing in the floor / roof. The units were removed from the other house due to...

Vernon Circle lanes closed over weekend for courts project

By 29 July 2016
New law courts complex

Two lanes of Commonwealth Avenue and Vernon Circle will be closed temporarily this weekend as part of the refurbishment of the ACT Law Courts precinct. The lanes will be clo...

Airport team to develop carpark into ACT PS mega-office

By 29 July 2016 4
Stephen Byron

The owners of Canberra Airport are set to become the ACT Government's landlords after winning the tender to build and own a major new office complex for Territory public servan...

Gongs and whistles: Nominate a Canberran now for Australian of the Year

By 29 July 2016 1
Current Australian of the Year David Morrison raising the national flag to mark the start of NAIDOC Week in Civic Square earlier this month. Photo: CHARLOTTE HARPER

It may seem a long time until the next Australia Day awards, but the organisational machine that goes through the process of sorting through nominees, finalists, and finally gr...

Dickson development goes to ACAT appeal

By 28 July 2016

 Following the disappointing actions by the ACT Government to approve what remains a very questionable development application for a major mixed use development on the flagship ...

Fire destroys Kambah house

By 28 July 2016
Firefighter generic

Fire on Thursday destroyed a house in Kambah, with the damage bill initially estimated at $350,000. ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the blaze at the Carleton Street prope...

Burch lauded as CIT Tuggeranong opens

By 28 July 2016
Plaque unveiling

You could be forgiven for thinking the opening of CIT’s new Tuggeranong campus was being held to honour of former ACT Education Minister Joy Burch, such was the praise shower...

Libs revive flashing lights in school zones policy

By 28 July 2016 2
Still from school zones on NSW road safety site.

The Canberra Liberals will spend $7.5 million to install flashing signs in ACT school zones if elected to government in October, reviving a policy they took to the last ACT ele...

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New partnerships program proving a success

By 20 July 2016

The ACT's new Innovation Partnerships Program is in full swing, facilitated in large part by former local Senator Kate Lundy, who was appointed the Territory's Local Industry A...

ACTPLA is no more

By 20 July 2016 9

I do not have a positive view of the planning regimes here in Canberra. Surprised? Whenever I write a post about planning there are often responses that defend the planning ...

Ask RiotACT: How long to wait for kitchen repairs before complaining?

By 20 July 2016 3
Ask Riot

We have problems with a kitchen that was installed late last year. We have contacted the installer about the problems and they have promised to attend to them. However th...

Marie-Antoinette's harp coming to town

By 19 July 2016
Tapestry: Manufacture des Gobelins, after Charles Le Brun. The audience with Cardinal Chigi, 28 July 1664 from the series Life of the King. Wool, silk and gold thread.

Had you been around in October 1789, would you have been one of the 7000 women marching on the Chateau de Versailles to demand Louis XVI address the issue of poverty in his n...

Tip-offs lead to arrest of alleged car wash burglar

By 19 July 2016
Police wrap

Community-supplied information has enabled police to arrest a 20-year-old Theodore man in relation to multiple burglary and property damage offences that occurred at three self...

'Nige' Johnson quits Mix106.3 for ESA Media

By 19 July 2016
Nigel Johnson

Nigel Johnson is leaving Mix 106.3 after almost 19 years in Canberra FM radio and only months after he switched from 104.7 to Mix following the controversial axing of his then ...

Fairer Federal representation for the ACT

By 19 July 2016 13
Parliament House

When the original Constitution of Australia was drafted, States were guaranteed an equal number of Senators and a minimum of five members in the House of Representatives. The i...

Ask RiotACT: How much are parking fines in Canberra?

By 19 July 2016 8
Ask RiotACT

I would've thought there'd be a list published somewhere listing the penalties for various infringements but I can't seem to find this. How do they determine how much you ar...

Friday Night Live - Keith Hall & Pat Dow Blues Band

By 19 July 2016
Keith Hall & Pat Dow Band 2

Keith Hall & Pat Dow Band are a national – and international – Blues/Roots Band. Touring their latest album, Pat’s searing electric blues guitar, combined with K...

International Blues Music Day

By 19 July 2016
2016 poster


Canberra pays its respects for the French victims

By 19 July 2016
French embassy tribute

As I pulled up to the car park opposite the French Embassy in Canberra on the weekend, a lone figure was visible huddled on the grass, holding a candle and apparently deep in t...

PM promotes Seselja to junior ministry

By 18 July 2016 13
Zed Seselja

Commentators’ tips that ACT Liberal Senator Zed Seselja would score a junior ministry in progressive Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s post-election reshuffle – a...

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