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Gallagher picks up three shadow ministries

By 13 October 2015
Katy Gallagher, Bill Shorten and colleagues

Former ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has today leap-frogged colleagues with more Federal parliamentary experience into shadow cabinet. Gallagher is the new Shadow Minist...

Ask RiotACT: Hairdressers

By 13 October 2015 11
Ask RiotACT

It's time for updated hairdresser recommendations. Who are your favourites?...

The great ALP Politics in the Pub-off

By 13 October 2015
Politics in the Pub

Canberra, prepare yourselves for a battle between two universities, two pubs, two uni Labor Clubs and the two most senior members of the Australian Labor Party. It’s a Pol...

Gallery’s cheery email just wrong today

By 13 October 2015 3
Portrait Gallery email

I’m a bit disappointed in the National Portrait Gallery this morning, having received an email from them with the subject “Gardens and other reasons to celebrate” with seco...

It’s time to reclaim our School of Music

By 13 October 2015 6
Peter Tregear

Earlier this year, my business partner and I attempted to produce a small opera in Canberra. Having been buoyed by a successful seasons in Hong Kong, we thought we’d bring it...

Best of Canberra swim-off rivers and lakes

By 12 October 2015 1
Casuarina Sands

I have been in Canberra for four years now and am ashamed to admit that I have not explored the area as much as I should have in that time. Actually, at all. So with the Best o...

Henshaw our tip for ACT Book of the Year

By 12 October 2015
Mark Henshaw

Mark Henshaw is one of four Canberra region writers shortlisted for this year's ACT Book of the Year award. Photo: Andrew Sikorski/Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres ArtsACT ha...

Portrait Gallery visionary Sayers dies

By 12 October 2015 2
Andrew Sayers

Andrew Sayers, 2012 by Mark Mohell. Gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned (53.0 x 36.8 cm). Purchased by the National Portrait Gallery with funds provided by Marilyn Darling A...

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A Frockin' Good Fundraiser: Eat, Pray, Love

By 14 October 2010 2

A perfect evening for girlfriends, sisters, mothers, daughters, granddaughters to enjoy a film and support a great cause. Frocktober is a festive charitable initiative that raises funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF). Frocktober is all about increasing awareness of ovarian canc...

If you build a CNG filling station they will come

By 14 October 2010 9

ActewAGL have announced they've build a compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station for anyone who wants to bring a CNG fuelled vehicle to Canberra: The CNG refuelling station, an investment of over one million dollars, is the first of its kind in Canberra and offers the local transport industry...

Images of Canberra - The City from Stromlo

By 14 October 2010 11

[First filed: Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:06] Br1anL sent in this photo he took from Mt Stromlo during the 24 hour race. You can see more of them online. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to

Petanque at the English Gardens

By 14 October 2010 3

Boule Dogs, one of Canberra’s oldest petanque clubs, have been playing in the beautiful old English Gardens in Yarralumla for about 10 years. Located behind the Oaks Brasserie and Yarralumla Gallery, right next door to the Yarralumla Nursery, a small group of veteran players meets every Sunday at ...

Murder linkup!

By 14 October 2010 8

The ABC has a grab bag of gory details from the Downer Murders trial underway now in the Supreme Court. Of particular interest is this murder meetup: McDougall said on the night of the incident, he told Ms Franco he thought she was a police informant. He said he was disappointed because it ...

Dance Classes in Canberra?

By 14 October 2010 4

I'm looking for good 'jive' or 'boogie woogie' classes in Canberra. Has anyone got any ideas on this? I have been through the books and online, but no go! Thanks....

MegaFauna 2010 lineup!

By 13 October 2010

This just in for a great night out: After three successful shows in 2006, 2008 and 2009, and with over $13,000 raised for Cancer Research, Megafauna music festival is back in 2010. On Saturday November 6th from 6pm we’ll be taking over the Basement in Belconnen with a diverse selection of p...

Another one bites the dust at WIN

By 13 October 2010 21

Reports are that Lachlan Kennedy is leaving WIN News. Over the past few months he has been in the role of Acting Chief Of Staff here in Canberra but has suddenly decided to move on....

Cutter - local short film

By 13 October 2010 1

Do you like your incidental music heavy, your dialogue light, and your camera work shaky and monochomatic? If so this shortish locally made film by JaarGil0n is for you. The shorter Part 2 is also available....

Civic Cycle Loop "Tops Government Priority List"

By 13 October 2010 23

Simon Corbell has announced that the Government's top priority is a might cycle path to encircle Civic. (Note that the efforts to re-name Civic appear to have fallen by the wayside) "The Civic Cycle Loop, which tops the priority list and the list of priorities for Civic, is proposed to be made up...

The High Court opens up

By 13 October 2010

I've had the following in from the High Court which may interest some of you: 'String Theory' and Peace The High Court's public hall is a spacious light filled venue which is open to visitors for a free Sunday afternoon concert and AusAID exhibition on Sunday (17 October 2010), noon to 4pm. ...

Op shopping in Canberra?

By 13 October 2010 12

This weekend seems as good a time as any to go op shopping. I've never been op shopping in Canberra before, so can regulars give me a few tips on where to find treasure? I've heard that there are some Salvos stores in Mitchell and Phillip - are they any good? Cheers!...

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