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ACT Government releases Community Engagement Strategy on Climate Change

By 31 July 2014

The ACT Government’s Community Engagement Strategy on Climate Change, released today by Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, builds on the large amount of work already being done in the territory to tackle the causes and effects of climate change. “Climate projections for the ACT indicat...

Rally for Gaza – Saturday 2nd August

By 31 July 2014

A public protest in solidarity with Palestine has been organised for this Saturday, August 2, at 1pm in Petrie Plaza, Canberra. Over 1000 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli military in the Gaza strip, with over 80 percent of the dead babies and children. The Israeli Defence Forces have no...

Online form speeds up registration process for working with vulnerable people checks

By 31 July 2014 2

A new online form will help speed up the application process for Working with Vulnerable People registrations, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, announced today. More than 55,000 WWVP applications have been received by the ACT Office of Regulatory Services since the program began in November 2012. &#...

Bartleby – The Street Theatre (Review)

By 31 July 2014 2

Bartleby, Julian Hobba’s modern-day adaptation of the parable by Herman Melville, recreates the malaise of the office and shows us the disintegration of a man no longer ab...

Witnesses sought; Rivett aggravated robbery

By 30 July 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Rivett this morning (Wednesday July 30). About 7.45am, a man entered the Rivett Newsagency holding a large kitchen ...

Going for a world record with Christmas light display

By 30 July 2014

Who says it’s too early for talk of Christmas? This Christmas, Canberra’s City centre will transform into a wonderful festival of lights as the Richards family bring the...

Seeking a good reasonably priced range-hood installer

By 30 July 2014

I need someone who can remove a gas oven and replace it with an electric oven. I would also like to install a range-hood (where there hasn’t been one before – it will also need ducting through the roof).  Does anyone have any good experiences preferably on the south side of town? ...

ACTTAB to be sold to Tabcorp

By 30 July 2014 5

The ACTTAB shareholders have announced today that following a competitive tender process Tabcorp has been chosen as the successful purchaser of ACTTAB. The sale of ACTTAB and as...

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Cafe Concern?

By 14 November 2009 10

Today I was enjoying a coffee in a well known Canberra Cafe. While the service was slow, it was the behaviour of the waiter that really upset me. A young lady was trying to sell “The Big Issue” magazine on the pavement in the neutral area between Gus’s and Academy, close to the pe ...

Miss Saigon raises standard of local theatre to ‘helicoptic proportions

By 13 November 2009 1

I had the pleasure of attending the Canberra Premiere of Miss Saigon last night at the ANU Arts Centre.  Miss Saigon has for a long time been on my wish list of musical productions to see and I must say it was worth the wait.   The cast and orchestra were outstanding.  Jacinta Le, who plays Kim, ...

Running Tracks Around Dunlop

By 13 November 2009 12

Running Tracks Around Dunlop Good afternoon enwisened Riot-ACT readers… I recently moved house, and was wondering if anyone would knew of any running tracks in the ‘open fields’ around the ...

speedway in canberra sunday 22nd nov from 10 am

By 13 November 2009 2

[ 22 November 2009; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Divisions running this meeting will be; Series, Super production, Juniors, Speedway Karts, Formula 500's & Compact Speedcars for further info visit the club's website http://www.actspeedway.com.au/ ...

Groovin in the City: DJ and the Karismakatz

By 12 November 2009 1

The ACT Government is running its Groovin’ in the City series around the city environs over lunch-times and Friday evenings. This week has been Blues and Roots week, and next week is hmmmmm,  not sure, but the lineup is all here: http://www.events.act.gov.au/?/event/view/23 Today I zipped in ...

Liberals get desperate in Queanbeyan

By 12 November 2009 23

Liberals get desperate in Queanbeyan Spotted this afternoon on the main street of Queanbeyan, the federal Liberals out campaigning hard on behalf of their embattled leader, Malcolm Turnbull. The big man himself wasn ...

National Arab Film Festival comes to Canberra!

By 12 November 2009

National Arab Film Festival comes to Canberra! [ 13 November 2009; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 14 November 2009; 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Arab Films Touring Australia 1-29 November This November, the Arab Film Festival is travelling ...

Chifley Choofers?

By 12 November 2009 21

I’ve recently moved to Chifley and every night around 8pm there is a strong smell of cigarette/marijuana smoke that fills our house. It’s quite bizarre. We can close the windows but the smell is still really overpowering. It could be the neighbours but my partner thinks it’s to ...

Rally for Refugees

By 12 November 2009 79

[ 13 November 2009; 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ] I know that many people have different opinions on this issue but I thought I'd pass this on anyway: Instead of bringing refugees picked up by an Australian Customs ship to Australia, the Government has tried for four weeks to force them to get off in Ind ...

Pssst... wanna buy a used carpark?

By 12 November 2009 5

Well, somebody has done just that, at some nondescript patch of dirt on Canberra Avenue in Griffith for a cool $7.6 million, according to ABC online: Griffith carpark sells for $7.6mil It’s zoned commerical and residential (that would be ‘mixed use’), so I guess we’ll see som ...

Join Oz, New Zealand - its for the best

By 12 November 2009 14

ED – The below extract has been ‘Sourced’ form the this story in the SMH and brought to our attention by Chop71. Although not massively Canberra focused and we don’t encourage wholesale cut and pasting of other media’s content (link to it people!) it does include an int ...

Australian Catholic University

By 12 November 2009 31

Having worked for The Australian Catholic University in Watson for 4 years, I regularly encounter individuals who have never heard of it, and are astounded to learn that there is indeed, a third university in Canberra. (Not counting CIT) Yes, it’s a real university, offering several varied cou ...

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