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Negative ads drive voters to minor parties

By 28 June 2016

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
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
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...

Ask RiotACT: Trees on Mr Fluffy blocks?

By 28 June 2016 4
Ask RiotACT

Hi all, I live close to a couple of Mr Fluffy blocks which I believe are due for demolition soon. They both have a few beautiful backyard trees a fair distance from the hous...

Canberrans, how does your garden grow?

By 28 June 2016

In this bush capital there is no shortage of thriving gardens, edible lawns or green-thumbed Canberrans. However, there might be a shortage of inexpensive and accessible short ...

Kangaroo dragged through streets

By 27 June 2016
Police wrap

Police are appealing for information after a kangaroo was allegedly attached to the back of a vehicle and driven through Goulburn. Officers located the animal at the interse...

Bad buffering

By 27 June 2016 10
NBNCo Palmerston 010

I was 11 years old when I bought my first computer. It was 1984, and the machine was a Mattel Aquarius. Rubber keys, cassette tape drive, less than 4 kilobytes of memory, and b...

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Water bottles banned at the University of Canberra

By 20 January 2011 17

The Herald Sun is carrying AAP copy on moves by UC to ban the sale of water bottles on the campus. The ban is being phased in, becoming absolute in late March While I think making a habit of buying bottled water is stupid what else shall we ban on these grounds?...

Puta Madre Brothers at Tranist Bar - TONIGHT

By 20 January 2011

Fresh from explosive shows at Meredith and Falls Festival and a national tour with Those Darlins (USA) and Jeff The Brotherhood (USA), the world’s only surviving triple one-man-band band take to the road to teach the people of new south wales some Spanish expletives and make them s*** their pa...

A try hard hall for non-ressies at ANU

By 20 January 2011 4

The ANU has the slightly bizarre news that non-resident students will now be even more firmly branded as losers with the creation of "Griffin Hall". Griffin Hall will offer academic support and social engagement for all non-residential students at ANU. It will also provide access to a range of s...

Afro Celt Sound System added to enlighten festival

By 20 January 2011

Chief Minister Stanhope has announced he's throwing the Afro Celt Sound System into the somewhat confused pile that is the upcoming "Enlighten Festival" "Direct from WOMADelaide, Afro Celt is sure to impress ENLIGHTEN audiences with its fusion of West African rhythms, Irish traditional music ...

Territory rights bill going down blazing

By 20 January 2011 3

The Greens' Meredith Hunter is blasting away at both Labor and Liberal who are conspiring in the Commonwealth Parliament to retain their veto over territory laws and in effect, to keep a lid on euthanasia. It's not really about euthanasia as much as it is about power, and expecting any politician...

The Two Great Myths of Exercises Busted

By 20 January 2011 8

Overall Canberrens are what I feel a fit city. Every day you see people riding push bikes to work, jogging around the lake or hitting one of the many fitness facility or services available to us. But what I also see are people doing the same thing over and over aging and not changing shape. The myth...

Woof Woof! Monaghan cops it from his new team mates

By 20 January 2011 1

New Zealand's 3 News brings word of hilarity in Warrington as disgraced dog sex act simulator and former long standing Canberra Raider Joel Monaghan fronted the media: Lee Brier, a senior player with Wolves, showed his bark was worse than any bite when he found himself barking regularly as Monagh...

Ob/gyn shock resignation of Anne Sneddon

By 20 January 2011 3

The Canberra Times has a stub on the Canberra Hospital obstetrics and gynaecology clinical chief Anne Sneddon walking away. Her departure comes after a difficult two years for the obstetrics and gynaecology unit, including the resignations of several other staff and investigations into bullying a...

Ellestan Dusting's indigenous art cache unearthed

By 20 January 2011 1

The Australian broke the news on the large numbers of significant indigenous artworks and artefacts found in the Red Hill garage of the former private secretary to Sir Paul Hasluck when he was Governor-General. Ms Dusting, 83, is now being cared for in a nursing home. The administrators of her e...

Dopey Lyneham thief craps in his own nest

By 20 January 2011 12

ACT Policing arrested a man for an attempted aggravated robbery in North Lyneham last night (Wednesday 19 January). Around 7.15pm yesterday a man entered a store in North Lyneham and threatened the owner with a knife. Despite repeated attempts by the owner to open the till she was unable to open ...

Guitar bandit nabbed

By 20 January 2011 2

ACT Policing arrested a Harrison man for receiving stolen property yesterday (Wednesday 19 January). Around 4.30am police were called to a burglary at a music store in Mitchell early Tuesday morning (18 January), where a number of guitars were stolen. Around 11.20am yesterday police executed a...

'Best of Canberra' Social Group

By 20 January 2011

Join a group of fun social people who are out to prove that the myth of Canberra being a boring place is wrong, and get together regularly to mingle, meet new people, and enjoy a range of the ‘what’s on’ activities around town. Activities will include a diverse range of events, including co...

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