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Dickson development goes to ACAT appeal

By 28 July 2016

 Following the disappointing actions by the ACT Government to approve what remains a very questionable development application for a major mixed use development on the flagship ...

Fire destroys Kambah house

By 28 July 2016
Firefighter generic

Fire on Thursday destroyed a house in Kambah, with the damage bill initially estimated at $350,000. ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the blaze at the Carleton Street prope...

Burch lauded as CIT Tuggeranong opens

By 28 July 2016
Plaque unveiling

You could be forgiven for thinking the opening of CIT’s new Tuggeranong campus was being held to honour of former ACT Education Minister Joy Burch, such was the praise show...

Libs revive flashing lights in school zones policy

By 28 July 2016 2
Still from school zones on NSW road safety site.

The Canberra Liberals will spend $7.5 million to install flashing signs in ACT school zones if elected to government in October, reviving a policy they took to the last ACT ele...

Seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (29-31 July)

By 28 July 2016 1

Footy and flicks, classical and country sounds, and old school vinyl – there is plenty of variety to keep you amused this winter weekend in the capital. FRIDAY Nati...

Why I will never watch the Tour de France again

By 28 July 2016 11
Col de Manse, France- July 16, 2013: The peloton pedaling on a plain road after the ascension to Col de Manse in The Alps during the stage 16 of 100th edition of Le Tour de France 2013.

Despite being an eager cyclist, I’ve never really watched the Tour de France until this year. And unless something radically changes, I’m unlikely to ever do so again. W...

Botched arson attempt may be gang-related: police

By 27 July 2016 4
Arson attempt

ACT Policing has released CCTV footage of two men dousing a building in Newcastle Street, Fyshwick with petrol and attempting to ignite it in an incident detectives believe to ...

Have you seen missing man Kiet Ho?

By 27 July 2016 2
Missing man Kiet Ho

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing 26-year-old man, Kiet Ho. Mr Ho was last seen by one of his friends at 10.30pm yesterday, after he drop...

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Capitals prepared for war against Bulleen Boomers

By 27 January 2011 3

Canberra TransACT Capitals Coach Carrie Graf has said her team will be ready for war as they take on the Bulleen Boomers in Saturday’s top of the table WNBL clash at AIS Arena. The two teams have squared off in the last two WNBL finals, with the Capitals winning both times by a margin of t...

Police pleased with your Australia Day behaviour

By 27 January 2011 5

ACT Policing is pleased with behaviour at Australia Day events yesterday (Wednesday, 26 January) at Commonwealth Place. During the course of the day ACT Policing apprehended six juveniles for alcohol-related incidents, and a further five children were taken into protective custody due lack of app...

ANU defines bad jobs - And advises against them

By 27 January 2011

ANU has announced their Centre for Mental Health Research has successfully quantified what makes a job bad: What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Was it one where you felt you had little job security, and that the rug could be pulled out from beneath you at any point? Perhaps it was abou...

The return of the Thuggees

By 27 January 2011 4

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery in Kambah early yesterday morning (Wednesday 26 January). About 2am a 21-year-old man was walking alone in the vicinity of Boddington Cres, Kambah when he was approached from behind by a silver vehicle. The man saw a person wearing a white hooded ...

Canberra bucket list?

By 27 January 2011 12

Our mates moved to Melbourne so we are making a list of "must do's" in Canberra. We can prove the Nation's Capital has just as much to offer... not somewhere where we ride kangaroos to work on a dirt road. So far we have a list of bars, restaurants and sites to see/do... Suggestions...???...

The Grand INXS Arrival Photo Tour

By 27 January 2011 9

So as reported from the field, INXS flew into Canberra today to shake Andrew Barr's hand and announced INXS are going to play at the upcoming Englighten festival come tourism marketing exercise. Below is a photo essay of the circus. Andrew's blonde tips were stunning. UPDATE: Andrew Barr's...


By 27 January 2011 42

A subscriber to THE-RIOTACT.COM website has made some very unfavourable comments about Redsun and Blacksun Rehearsal Studios. Other people using this forum had asked this user to explain why they should "stay away" from our business. He did not follow this thread up with any response. It might help ...


By 27 January 2011 11

A Canberra Skeptics Lecture Speaker: Ken McLeod Date: Friday, 11th of March 2011 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Place: Lecture theatre, Innovations Building, Eggleston Rd, ANU Recent newspaper articles were most disturbing: "Polio emergency in the Congo."  Once again Polio breaks out just when it...

And the Enlighten headline act is... INXS

By 27 January 2011 2

We don't fall for cheap media stunts around here. But an expensive media stunt? And so a small media scrum waits in reconciliation place for the headline act of the Enlighten festival to arrive by Helicopter. UPDATE 1: 10:50... still waiting. A nut is advertising his skateboard shop. A...

Bringing Home the Bacon

By 27 January 2011 17

My lifelong quest for the perfect Bacon Lettuce and Tomato (BLT) sandwich just got a little closer. This week I discovered a meat purveyor who will slice bacon to any thickness I choose (the Melba Shops butcher). Now all I need is a really tasty, sun ripened warm tomato, although I find s...

Pregnancy Massage in Canberra?

By 27 January 2011 13

Hi all, I'm pregnant and desperately in need of a massage! Can anyone recommend anywhere on the Northside that does a good pregnancy massage? I know this has already been discussed, but given that post is over two years old I thought I'd ask again. Thanks for your help!...

Australia Day 11 Fireworks Slideshow

By 27 January 2011 3

Kakosi has sent in these pictures she took of last night's spectacular fireworks over the lake for Australia Day. It was one hell of a show. If you've got more good'uns send them in to ...

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