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Alexander Maconochie Centre a complex challenge

By 30 March 2015

I have written many times on corrective services in relation to rehabilitative and restorative processes, and the lack of them, concerning offenders and victims. Perhaps it ...

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Hot cross buns

By 30 March 2015 2
A. Baker

I have been so excited for the hot cross bun Taste Off that I've been taste testing for breakfast every morning this week. RiotACT readers were right on board the hot cross bun cra...

Ram raid in Kippax; witnesses sought

By 30 March 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following an aggravated burglary involving a stolen vehicle within the Kippax Fair shopping centre early this morning (Monday, 30 March). Aroun...

Canberra Youth Theatre and Trick of the Light present The Bookbinder

By 30 March 2015
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“They say you can get lost in a good book. But it’s worse getting lost in a bad one …” Canberra Youth Theatre are bringing award-winning independent company Tri...

Should I move to Canberra?

By 30 March 2015 4

I own my own villa in Oxley Park suburb of Sydney and currently living there with a 7-year-old and my wife who stays at home. We are on PR right now and I will be getting my ci...

Canberra Symphony Orchestra celebrates Sibelius’ 150th

By 30 March 2015
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The Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to the concert hall for the first Llewellyn Series in 2015 to pay tribute to Finnish composer Sibelius on the occasion of his 150th anni...

Recommendations for wedding cake supplier in Canberra

By 30 March 2015

Can anyone recommend someone to make a wedding cake in the Canberra region for a reasonable price?  Perhaps someone who works from home or a business who doesn’t charge a fo...

Domestic violence – What can we do?

By 30 March 2015 1

There has been a spate of domestic violence-related crimes in the Tuggeranong area recently, including two murders. The brutality and timing of these crimes have left resident...

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Bernie returns to sort out the backs

By 21 July 2010 3

The Brumbies are celebrating the return of Stephen "Bernie" Larkham to the fold, this time around as a much needed "Attack Coach". Plank Harrison is going to coach the pigs, and old stager Marco Caputo is going to doctor the scrum. Will the ex-players be able to bring back the glory days?...

Another swing at heritage listing the bus depot

By 21 July 2010 9

Our Brave Leader has announced that on the second attempt the ACT Heritage Council has agreed to provisionally list the former bus depot in Kingston on the ACT's Heritage Register. Mr Stanhope said the listing acknowledged the historical significance of the site, which dates back to the 1940s... ...

Police Wrap - 21 July 2010

By 21 July 2010 3

1. Sixth time's a charm: A five-time drink-drive offender caught for the sixth time was among the 59 people apprehended by ACT Policing in an intensive Random Breath Testing effort last week (Monday, July 12- Monday, July 19). The 43-year-old Richardson man was driving south on the Monaro Hi...

Readable Graffiti at Groovin the Moo Canberra 2010

By 21 July 2010

[First filed: Jul 20, 2010 @ 9:41] When Readable Graffiti came in to the studio for Insatiable Banalities #124 they were still buzzing from getting up on the big stage at the Groovin the Moo festival held at UC. Now video has surfaced for those who missed it. (Personally I'm thrilled by...

Lies, Love & Hitler needs you

By 21 July 2010 5

Offprompt informs that CADA Studio Productions is looking for actors to star in a new work by local playwright Elizabeth Avery Scott. SYNOPSIS OF LIES, LOVE AND HITLER Dr Paul Langley, age 39, is slightly mad. It’s not that he doesn’t have a good brain – like most academics, he has a ver...

Lamb no longer a cheap eat

By 21 July 2010 74

The Canberra Times is delving into the rising price of lamb across Canberra. Lamb cutlets are approaching $50/kg at butchers in the swankiest ACT suburbs and the shortage of sheep meat may push prices up further. The extra cost is due to a scarcity of sheep Australia-wide, which is good for f...

Tally Room @ EPIC open on 21 August?

By 21 July 2010 5

For the upcoming election, of course, is that I mean. I have a vague recollection of someone telling me that the 2007 election was the last time it was going to be run, but I am hoping that this is a false memory as I have a friend coming up from Melbourne for the election weekend (for the elect...

Liberals to oppose point to point cameras

By 21 July 2010 11

The ABC brings word that the member for motorists, the Liberal Alistair Coe, is positioning his party against point to point speed cameras: Alistair Coe says there are still some unanswered questions about privacy, because unlike normal cameras they do not just record the details of people who s...

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?...

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