Headline Articles

Ask RiotACT: So, the GST is Going to Increase…?

By 26 November 2015 3
Ask RiotACT

Can anyone answer some of these questions in relation to what appears an almost certain increase in the GST from 10% to 15% : 1) If the prices of goods/services rises, will ...

Whats on in Canberra this weekend (28 and 29 November 2015)

By 26 November 2015 1

The Christmas season is in full swing as of this weekend. The Street Theatre presents Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, an alternate telling of Dickens’ classic tale; Christmas i...

Crowdfunding talk with the Light Clock guys

By 26 November 2015 1
The Light Clock

With only seven days left of their Kickstarter campaign (it seems that we can't stay away from the crowdfunding projects here at RiotACT this week), The Light Clock are one o...

Preparing your wardrobe for Summer

By 26 November 2015

I swear it was only yesterday that I was putting the winter woolies away, and dusting off the shorts, t-shirts and beach wear (well not quite, but I was prepping for summer!). ...

Take a hike: Mt Budawang

By 26 November 2015 1
image2 (4)

After exhausting most of the hikes in the ACT (or at least the ones I can get to in a 2WD vehicle), I set out with my friend Brooke to hike up Mt Budawang. Mt Budawang is th...

Elective surgery ‘blitz’ to address long waits

By 25 November 2015 8
Simon Corbell via Facebook

The ACT Government has announced an elective surgery "blitz” in the first half of 2016 that will see the city’s surgeons perform an extra 1000 procedures in a bid to reduce...

Body is missing Evatt man: police

By 25 November 2015
Andrew Carville

ACT Policing has confirmed that a body found in Majura last Thursday is that of missing Evatt man Mr Andrew Carville, and that his death is being treated is suspicious. Poli...

Ask RiotACT: Recommend a window cleaning service

By 25 November 2015
Ask RiotACT

Editor note: we were looking for cleaner recommendations earlier in the week, now we're looking specifically for window cleaners. Looking for a pro to clean the windows at...

Other Articles View all articles Today Yesterday Last 7 days

SouthCare Helicopter hits 4,000 missions

By 2 November 2010 11

[Photo taken yesterday by Devil_n_Disquiz] Simon Corbell is congratulating the team at the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Helicopter on completing their 4,000th mission since the service started operating on 1 October 1988. The 4000th mission was completed over the weekend with the retrieval of a man...

Where to watch the cup?

By 2 November 2010 7

[Photo by Kerces] So based on past experience where's the place to be for cup watching today for those without office parties? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments and your experiences this year....

There are Tradies and Then There are Tradies

By 2 November 2010 15

I love the RiotACT and often use it as reference point for recomendations of services in Canberra. So here I go...  I have had the need, in recent weeks to employ three different tradesmen for three different jobs. The first, a plumber, was at my house for a total of four minutes - $209.00! ...

Opening Night in Canberra for CIFF! (And your chance to win a double pass)

By 2 November 2010 11

[First filed: Oct 28, 2010 @ 11:30] Last night the 14th Canberra International Film Festival (CIFF) was officially opened with the highly anticipated political thriller from the USA "Fair Game", starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts. CIFF President Virginia Haussegger and CIFF Director Simon ...

Mully Icon cast down from on high

By 2 November 2010 37

[First filed: Nov 1, 2010 @ 8:44] [ED - newcomers will need to familiarise themsselves with the Mully Williams back story to get this one.] I walked the dogs  at Shepard's lookout today, and came across the most sacrilegious act of vandalism I have ever seen. For ages now the sign ther...

Sunday night incident?

By 2 November 2010 8

I was coming back to Canberra from Murrumbatman at about 10.15 on Sunday night. Around half way back I passed 5 police cars with their lights flashing, travelling at high speed in convoy heading away from Canberra. I figured it'd have to be something significant but I haven't seen anything i...


By 2 November 2010 2

Help! Can anyone recommend a great coffee shop that is open before 7am on the Northside? My favourite, Spill the Beans in Dickson has closed and the new owners look like they will not be opening till later. All suggestions welcome, particularly useful ones....

Wanna be a firie?

By 1 November 2010 3

If the life of a calendar model appeals you'll be thrilled to know Simon Corbell has announced he's looking for 36 new fire fighters. More information is on the ESA website and applications close on 14 November 2010 at 11pm....

Phillip and Janet Graney the first shared equity tenants

By 1 November 2010 8

The ACT's Minister for Housing, Joy Burch, has announced the good fortune of the Graney family as the first Housing ACT tenants to use the ACT Government's Shared Equity Scheme to buy their Kambah home of 14 years. Under the Shared Equity Scheme, tenants who cannot afford to buy the full value o...

Returned Stanhope signs us up to the International Charter for Walking

By 1 November 2010 12

Chief Minister Stanhope was back at work yesterday after his lengthy holiday. He put out a media release on Canberra being included in yet another feasability study into high speed rail. But today he's returning to planet earth gradually, announcing we're now signed up to "the International Char...

Florey dumpers not even making an effort

By 1 November 2010 17

Owen is outraged that illegal dumpers aren't really trying: There is probably 20 acres of parkland and powerlines next to Ginnenderra Dr at Florey, but some inconsiderate cretin manages to dump his garden waste right slap bang in the middle of the foot track. The end of the world is nigh ...

Drummers wanted for the Belconnen Community Festival

By 1 November 2010

The following's in from Jim Sharrock who is looking for drummers to bang things up in Belconnen. I would like to invite all drummers to participate in a drumming parade, which will take place at the Belconnen Festival on Saturday the 13th of November. This will be another spectacular producti...

Follow The RiotACT
Get Premium Membership
Advertisement Newsletter Sign Up

Images of Canberra

RiotACT Proudly Supports
Copyright © 2014 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.