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Pialligo Estate: The Butcher, The Baker & The Merrymaker

By 29 June 2016
Butcher Baker Merrymaker

Canberra is cold in winter.  Sometimes it even snows.  This is something often wielded by non-Canberrans as an excuse not to visit, an example of what is wrong about Canberra. ...

Best of Canberra callout: Polling booth sausage sizzles

By 29 June 2016
sausage sizzle

I love election day. Every three years, I collect my mum and head to Telopea Park School so we can engage in some banter with the how-to-vote-card spruikers, pick up a bargain ...

The curious case of the Chief Minister and the CSIRO development

By 29 June 2016

Sometimes the words of local politicians are a thing of wonder. Here’s a very curious story. Last week there were two articles in the Canberra Times about statements by th...

Ask RiotACT: Winter heating – oil heaters or central heating?

By 29 June 2016
Ask RiotACT

Greetings Rioters. I'm in a 4 bed house. What do you think is cheaper and by how much: A) having gas run central heating - set to a lowish temp (like 15 degrees) or ...

Negative ads drive voters to minor parties

By 28 June 2016 9

As we head into the final days of an election campaign, new research from the ANU has found negative political advertising is driving people to vote for minor parties and inde...

Alleged burglar caught in Forde backyard

By 28 June 2016
ACT Magistrates Court

A 19-year-old woman will face court today for property, burglary and assault offences after a resident caught her in his Forde back garden yesterday afternoon. About 3pm...

Best of Canberra: Café strips

By 28 June 2016 3
Bunda St

This week for Best of Canberra we have explored some of the city’s favourite café/restaurant/bar strips. Our hunt was for the best all-in-one spot to grab a bite to eat, a c...

Predictions for July 2 and beyond

By 28 June 2016 2
election vote

Next week it will all be over – temporarily. The 2016 Federal election has been a mild affair in the ACT and we can confidently predict all four sitting members will be re...

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Friday bin collection moved to weekend

By 21 June 2016

Friday’s household rubbish collection and recycling services will be disrupted due to planned industrial action by Transport Workers Union drivers employed by contractor SUEZ...

Police training exercise in Bruce

By 21 June 2016
Police wrap

Police will conduct a training exercise at the Canberra Institute of Technology in Bruce on Wednesday and Thursday. The exercise will involve uniformed police members and di...

Do you whistle while you work?

By 21 June 2016
fun workplace 2

Are you like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs? Happy in your work? Do you burst into song to help you set the pace? Given that adults spend about half their waking hours at t...

Greens snub Christian Lobby election forum

By 21 June 2016 35
ACL election document

Greens ACT Senate candidate Christina Hobbs told the RiotACT this afternoon that neither she nor any Federal Greens candidate would attend an Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) M...

Let's extend 100m rule to booths at Federal poll

By 21 June 2016 1
Voting illustration

One third of voters will pre-poll for the July 2 Federal election, we are told. Not all of this high number will be out of town on the day. Many are doing so for convenience. ...

Ask RiotACT: Canberra's most walkable suburbs?

By 21 June 2016 13
Ask RiotACT

My husband and I are looking to buy in Canberra. We are hoping to find a >1000 sq meter block that offers views. We would either buy a house or build one on an empty lot. ...

Free screening of 'Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine' tomorrow night

By 20 June 2016
Matt Shepard is a friend of mine

I know this is late notice but maybe some will see it in time. A MESSAGE FROM THE US EMBASSY For Pride Month (increasingly meaningful with the horror of last week), the U...

Best of Canberra Callout: Café strips

By 20 June 2016 5
Lonsdale Street

I love the way that Canberra has distinct neighbourhood business districts—there’s a sense that everyone has a little section of shops nearby and their own local cafés and...

Uber pick-ups from Canberra Airport back on track

By 20 June 2016 7
Uber at Canberra Airport

After three months of difficulties booking Uber pick-ups at Canberra Airport, the ride-sharing service has announced the issue is resolved and passengers can now open the app, ...

Evacuated staff return to Greenway building

By 20 June 2016
smoke site

Workers have returned to a Greenway office building evacuated earlier this morning after an emergency services staff investigation into the cause of a smoke smell found nothing...

When ex-military politicians use the uniform to campaign

By 20 June 2016 22
Rising Sun Bdge

There was a good article in The Canberra Times from John Warhurst late last week on the use of defence uniforms as part of political campaigns. It's worth a read. I’m at a...

One number still valid on Senate ballot paper

By 20 June 2016 57
Senate ballot paper sample

Given the advertising starting this weekend on the new rules for voting for the Senate, the Australian Electoral Commission is keeping very quiet on the fact you can still just...

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