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Negative ads drive voters to minor parties

By 28 June 2016 6

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 1
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 2
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 14
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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Kings Highway closed

By 17 January 2011 9

ACTPol_Traffic is tweeting that, following a two vehicle collision on the Kings Highway that road is now closed between Queanbeyan and Bungendore. Alternative routes to and from the coast will need to be found until it opens. Apparently diversions are in place....

Florey motorists reel from Mantis Menace.

By 17 January 2011 1

Owen has braved life and limb to capture this brutal killer in the act of menacing passing traffic in Florey. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to

The future challenges to ACT Prosperity

By 17 January 2011 3

The Canberra Times has a story on CommSec's assessment of the ACT's economy and its prospects: ACT political and business leaders have welcomed the good news in the CommSec report, which puts the territory at the top. But the report also said Canberra was troubled by skilled labour shortages, on...

Looking for the Cable Guy - House re-wiring for faster internet

By 17 January 2011 18

As part of my NY resolution to improve my internet performance, I'm looking at getting my house wiring re-run by a licensed cabler.  (Yes, I know there are 6ooo other possible issues, but I'm looking at this issue first, as house is 35+ years old and I think has original wiring). Can anyone rec...

Cancelled Southside Farmers Market - January 16?

By 16 January 2011 11

Does anyone know why the Southside Farmers Markets were unexpectedly cancelled on January 16? ??...

Hey Dad, can you pick me up from Josh's, otherwise it's like two buses

By 16 January 2011 11

Hey Dad, can you pick me up from Josh’s, otherwise it’s like two buses is an exciting two day mini-festival showcasing 14 of the best up and coming independent bands Canberra has to offer. Performing at the event are triple j unearthed winners Crash the Curb, Party Bus, Assassins 88, The Fig...

A Tale of Two Pools.... Phillip v. Dickson

By 16 January 2011 26

As it was the first sunny day in a while, and the kiddlies have been driving me a bit batty, two invitations to go swimming couldn't be ignored.  I enjoy an outdoor pool (despite the having to slap on the sunscreen on squirming children) than the noisy echo filled and swampy watered indoor pools. ...

AFP Association shows it hand on drug testing.

By 16 January 2011 18

ABC online has a story "Off-duty police could face drug testing". The Australian Federal Police Association has proposed that officers be drugs tested 24/7, 365 days of the year. The Australian Federal Police Association has put forward a proposal that would see officers subjected to random drug ...

Suburb recommendations for a new resident

By 16 January 2011 13

Hi Rioters, I am an inner-north resident of 7 years, but need some advice for a friend moving from Canada to live in Canberra. I fear I am slightly biased towards recommending an inner-north location, and would prefer to have a more balanced view for her to consider before deciding on the best...

'Funniest Man in the UK' - Jeff Green to perform at Civic Pub Jan 18/19

By 16 January 2011

A fantastic opportunity to see one of the very best international comedians here in Canberra for bugger all cash - just $15ea. Award-winning British comedian Jeff Green has become a well known face and voice on Australian TV and radio since arriving for his first Melbourne International Comedy Fe...

Fire at Fyshwick WOW

By 15 January 2011 5

Fyshwick store evacuated Customers and staff were evacuated from a Fyshwick retail outlet this afternoon after the presence of smoke. The ACT Fire Brigade were called to WOW Sight and Sound after receiving an automatic fire alarm at 1:34. Several fire crews arrived a few minutes later. F...

Vent and advice needed re poor service in fashion shop

By 15 January 2011 12

I would like to vent about what I think was poor behaviour by a fashion store I frequent and ask if what they did was illegal and if I should take it any further or if they were within their rights even if it was poor business practice. I hope someone can advise me. I frequent a nice little boutique...

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