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What’s on this weekend? 7th and 8th March

By 5 March 2015 3

The Night Noodle Markets and Enlighten continue, but it’s the kick off of the Canberra Balloon Spectacular that has us excited for this long weekend. Canberra’s skies wi...

Top historic Canberra sights you’ve never visited

By 5 March 2015 4
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Canberra is well known for the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House and Lake Burley Griffin, but I’ve also recently come across some lesser known sights across the capital s...

NSW man moves to Canberra; actually likes it

By 4 March 2015 13

I grew up in a small coastal town of about 10,000 called Pacific Palms. My days were filled with the beach or the lake. Most of my adult life was spent in Sydney with the bustle ...

Local leaders – Michael McGoogan (UberGlobal)

By 4 March 2015 2
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Canberra technology prodigy Michael McGoogan founded what would become one of Australia’s largest cloud service providers, UberGlobal, in his Rivett bedroom when he was just ...

Cheap eats – Zen Yai (Civic)

By 4 March 2015 5

What do you do after a massive gym workout that's left you shattered? Eat your calories back in Thai food, obviously. I took myself off to Zen Yai in Civic for a lunch time tre...

Dart boards in pubs in Canberra, little help?

By 5 March 2015 1

Hi guys, I have some friends staying with me over the weekend, one of whom is a mad fan of playing darts and has asked me to help him out finding a place to relieve his need...

Work ceased at Giralang shops site?

By 5 March 2015 1

All work has ceased at the Giralang shops site. There is a rumour of a court injunction from Supabarn. Does anyone have information to clarify the situation?...

500 drivers caught speeding last month

By 4 March 2015 6

ACT Policing’s traffic targeting during February saw more than 504 drivers caught speeding across Canberra, with four drivers caught travelling more than 45km/h over the spee...

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Antony Green on the ACT Senate Race

By 21 July 2010 4

The thinking election nerd's election nerd, Antony Green, has cast his expert eye over the race for the ACT Senate seats. There's a lot of history but it comes down to this: For the Greens to win the second ACT seat, either Labor or the Greens have to convince Liberal voters to switch to Labo...

CCTV bandaid for failed waste policies

By 21 July 2010 31

Chief Minister Stanhope is unwittingly identifying another abject policy failure. This time announcing "Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras at 24-hour recycling centres in an effort to curb illegal dumping and the associated clean-up costs". The ACT Government manages six drop-off recycling...

Mike Kelly needs to rethink his slogan ... ?

By 21 July 2010 31

On the telly just then, Mike Kelly's slogan: "Keep Kelly Working". I think it's a shocker - as though the objective of your local member is to stay in work his or herself! Sense of entitlement much? ...

Unfair Dismissal advice?

By 21 July 2010 9

One of my kids has just been sacked by the legal firm where they worked as a part time assistant. No explanation was given for the termination, and only one week paid in lieu of notice. What's the feeling among the Riotacters? Is this something worth taking up to the FairWork Commission?...

A look inside the Liberal Machine

By 21 July 2010

 James Massola, fresh from the Canberra Times, lifts the rock on the internal workings of the Canberra Liberals in a semi-literate piece for The Australian. Interesting that this sort of thing makes it into the National Media at election time, when so many people have known about Zed's effort to...

Blossoms and bees out already

By 20 July 2010 7

The Kelpie of Few Accomplishments and I were a little surprised on our morning constitutional today. Not only were the early blooming daffodils and crocuses out in bloom, but there were bees in the tree blossom! (pictured) Sure it still feels like midwinter, but the signs of life are coming b...

Bad Slam! No Biscuit! - June 2010

By 20 July 2010

For your listening pleasure we're hosting audio highlights of the Phoenix's monthly poetry/theatre mashup of a poetry slam known as Bad Slam! No Biscuit! Here's the June edition. The July installment, live with added beer, is at the Phoenix tonight (and every third Tuesday of the month), ...

Hatfield Dodds comes out against the Commonwealth veto of ACT Laws

By 20 July 2010 11

The Greens energetic senate candidate, Lin Hatfield Dodds, is today banging the drum for an end to Commonwealth powers to override Territory laws: “The ACT has come of age. It has elected stable governments and its parliament should be able to make laws in the same way as the States. “Sena...

Online classifieds and strange behaviour

By 20 July 2010 32

I have a car for sale on When I first posted the ad, and each time I make a change to it, I get a contact from someone (well, apparently five different people) and who claim to be: a) a ship's engineer, b) working on an oil rig (2), c) out of the country due to employment ...

Police Wrap - 20 July 2010

By 20 July 2010 4

1. Perhaps a little old for this work: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in the car park of the DFO shopping centre in Fyshwick which occurred around 11:50am this morning (Monday 19 July). Two males approached the 69-year-old victim, a security officer, shortly after h...

ANU makes anti-viral progress

By 20 July 2010

The Australian National University is very excited by work at the John Curtin School of Medical Research finding new uses for old drugs in the search for better anti-virals. The paper on their findings, Coexistence of two adamantane binding sites in the influenza A M2 ion channel, is published i...

A look at ANU's Hedley Bull Centre

By 20 July 2010 3

Architecture blog "Top Box Design" has cast its eye over the ANU's new Hedley Bull Centre for international relations and comparative politics. Aside from some lovely pictures they also had this to say in part: Its hexagonal plan form references the adjacent Coombs Building, metaphorically con...

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