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46 arrests in ACT drug operation

By 26 July 2016

A six-week police operation targeting the manufacture, trafficking and sale of illicit drugs in the ACT has resulted in 46 arrest warrants and 10 people appearing in court. Cha...

Bailey testicle safe: Parton to run for Libs

By 26 July 2016 6
Mark Parton

Steven Bailey, your left testicle is safe. As you predicted in December, ex-2CC breakfast presenter Mark Parton was endorsed last night as one of the Liberals' five candidates ...

13yo boy hit by truck at Holt, rushed to hospital

By 26 July 2016
Accident site at Holt

A 13-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being struck by a truck at the corner of Hardwick Crescent and Flack Street near Kingsford Smith School in Holt at around 8....

Mumpreneurs band together for support

By 26 July 2016
CBM Image

On a cold and rainy Tuesday morning, 15 business owners sit chatting excitedly. But they’re not just any business owners. They’re mumpreneurs – juggling motherhood and...

Woolworths caught out on pricing for shopping bags

By 26 July 2016 16
Woolworths shopping bags

A few days ago, I was at my local Woolworths getting groceries, and was paying at the self checkout. At the checkout next to me, an elderly gentleman from out of state, on h...

Labor rewards star economist Andrew Leigh MP (not)

By 26 July 2016 3
ACT Labor candidate for the Senate David Smith, Labor Senator Katy Gallagher, Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann and Member for Fenner Andrew Leigh.

Canberra's best federal rep Andrew Leigh will  perform his shadow assistant minister duties on a backbencher's salary ... Leigh has been Labor's most articulate performer bes...

Out-of-touch politicians should listen and act

By 26 July 2016 1
Legislative Assembly

The Brexit result in the UK and Donald Trump’s ascendancy in the US have been a warning for Australian politicians, already facing disillusionment from voters in the Federal ...

Pair hold up Wanniassa Red Rooster, leave with small sum of cash

By 25 July 2016 4
Police wrap

Two men held up Red Rooster takeaway/restaurant at Wanniassa last night, threatening a store attendant with assault before leaving with a small amount of cash. ACT Policing ...

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White Ribbon Ambassadors event

By 22 June 2016 1
white ribbon

Mick Gentleman will tonight (Wednesday) host the White Ribbon ambassador event at the ACT Legislative Assembly. The member for Brindabella said: “I have been working with...

Federal agency for Gungahlin if we win: Seselja

By 22 June 2016 15

A yet-to-be named Federal Government agency will move to the Gungahlin Town Centre if the Turnbull Coalition Government is re-elected, ACT Liberal Senator Zed Seselja has annou...

Reid man caught with knife, steel post in Dickson after tip-off

By 22 June 2016 11
ACT Magistrates Court

A 25-year-old Reid man who was found with a knife and a steel bar in Dickson will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning on six charges after a member of the public tipped...

Ask RiotACT: Call for mortgage payments to become tax deductible?

By 22 June 2016 32
Ask RiotACT

What do you think would be the impact of a system that allowed personal tax deductions for people who are paying off an owner-occupier mortgage? This idea would: benefit...

Taikoz performs Chi Udaka: A feast for senses

By 22 June 2016

Following its critically acclaimed world premiere at the 2014 Sydney Festival, Taikoz will be touring their cross-cultural masterpiece Chi Udaka nationally, including the Canberra Theatre Centre on July 15th.   A collaboration between Taikoz and the Lingalayam Dance Company, Chi Udaka is ...

Dickson trees declared worth saving

By 22 June 2016 4

Any tree is worth saving. Any group of trees is always worth fighting for. But I also acknowledge that when absolutely necessary any tree can be replaced. Decisions about ou...

Friday bin collection moved to weekend

By 21 June 2016 9

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 2
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. ...

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