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Inquiry called after death in custody at AMC

By 27 May 2016
Alexander Maconochie Centre

There will be an independent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the care and supervision of an Alexander Maconochie Centre detainee following his death in custody today...

Ask RiotACT: Canberra entrepreneurs?

By 27 May 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

Hi Canberrans. Does anyone know of startups in the ACT, particularly firms that aim to grow beyond the ACT, begun by folks with a vocational education background of any sort...

Pre-made home delivered meals in Canberra – Part 2

By 27 May 2016 3
Gourmet Dinner Service

This is part 2 in a series of posts detailing some of the different options for pre-made meals that can be home delivered in Canberra. This is for all the busy people out th...

First Look – 79&Fine (Civic)

By 27 May 2016
IMG_9702

I heard a few whisperings on social media this week about a new cafe in Civic and the name drew my attention immediately. I initially thought 79&Fine was a reference to may...

ACT Revenue sleuths to hunt tax cheats

By 26 May 2016 5
Tax investigation

The ACT Government will hire specialist investigators to track down tax cheats as part of a 2016-17 Budget initiative that is projected to recoup $27 million for an investmen...

Speaker gets baking for Biggest Morning Tea

By 26 May 2016
Baking madeleines

Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly Vicki Dunne has embraced the spirit of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, cooking up a batch of madeleines in her office kitchen to shar...

LinkedIn warns users after 117m passwords stolen

By 26 May 2016 1
LinkedIn

Days after media reports of a massive data breach at LinkedIn surfaced, the business networking platform has told its members that the breach first occurred in 2012 but that th...

Canberras queuing culture: How do we line up?

By 26 May 2016
Noodle Markets queuing

Canberrans are instinctive queuers. Recently, I have witnessed this at the Westside Shipping Container Village; on the mornings of ALDI’s special deals days; at a bicycle and...

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Pool or Snooker Places in inner south?

By 4 January 2011 11

Anyone know of somewhere where I could take the 15 year old for a quiet game of afternoon pool or snooker in the inner south?   Preferably not a biker hangout, if possible!...

The bone bank joins the donor network

By 4 January 2011 2

Katy Gallagher has the moderately surprising news that the ACT Bone Bank has joined the DonateLife ACT network. (Surprising in that many will be unaware of the existence of an ACT Bone Bank) "Having the ACT Bone Bank join DonateLife ACT has completed another of the Federal Government's nation...

2010 in Rioting

By 4 January 2011 9

Well that was a wild ride of a year. The graph above has some points of note. Gratifyingly my return as full time editor in April brought about both a steady rise, and an ability to maximise our potential as stories broke. Highlights for readership spikes were, in chronological order, -...

Sensing weakness, ACTION drivers move in for the kill

By 4 January 2011 60

The Canberra Times has the dispiriting news that even though the ACT Government has capitulated in its efforts to get some labour flexibility into the bus driving workforce a new claim has arisen: The Government says it is determined to achieve a seven-day roster to go with a seven-day bus servic...

Spider Season?

By 4 January 2011 26

Here's a horror story I feel compelled to share with you fellow rioters. Tonight I got home (in Tuggeranong) from work at 1AM ( I should point out here that is the first time in just under a month that I am sleeping at home as I have been house sitting). I went in to my bedroom where I noticed se...

Any thoughts on restorative justice in the ACT?

By 4 January 2011 17

We had a break-in in our inner north house last year, though the police caught the three 15-16yo boys who did it within a couple of days when they were attempting the same thing in an adjacent suburb.  Our stolen property was returned shortly thereafter (great job AFP!).  Months later, we've now r...

Spooks spooked?

By 4 January 2011 8

As Canberran's watch, jaws agape, the Gestapo HQ go up, up, up in the shadow of Mount Pleasant the SMH brings word that the to date unbridled growth of intelligence services might be coming to an end: Intelligence has been flush with cash over the past decade. For example, the size of ASIO - the...

Images of Canberra - Bird Week

By 4 January 2011 4

On Belles' suggestion we're kicking off another theme week for Images of Canberra. This week your mission is birds in and around Canberra. She's sent in this pic of a perennial favourite in these parts, the crimson rosella. Send your pix in to images@the-riotact.com and have fun snapping....

Where the $#%@ is the captions?

By 4 January 2011 34

Allow me to tell you a little about myself, I am pretty much still a newbie to the-riotact.com however I am deaf. Just wanted to share this frustration to you guys, this may help expand to other deaf and hard of hearing rioters out there, if any. Earlier tonight, I attended a movie session of 'Lo...

Police Wrap - 3 January 2011

By 3 January 2011 16

1. Calwell home invasion: ACT Policing has arrested a 39-year-old Kambah man following an alleged burglary which occurred on Saturday evening (January 1) in Calwell. Around 11.00pm the alleged offender attended a Calwell home where he forced entry to the residence. Once inside, the offender ha...

Outdoor Cinema at the National Film and Sound Archive

By 3 January 2011

The NFSA has a program online for the 2011 outdoor cinema season in their beautiful courtyard. I went along on New Years' Day for a screening and with a couple of beers from the Teatro Fellini cafe had a wonderful time. Cool slingy deck chairs, shooting stars, and fun movies on a really big sc...

Canberra water bills

By 3 January 2011 13

Yesterdays Canberra Times carried articles critical of ACTEW - and questioned the buying of water from Tantangara Dam. This article highlights how cheap water is in the Riverina and central NSW downstream from the ACT....

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