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The City to Lake spin

By 27 July 2016
lake-burley

There's been a load of positive mainstream press about the wonders of the ACT Government's major project for the centre of Canberra, The City to Lake Project. Till now I h...

Airport named Telstra ACT Business of the Year

By 27 July 2016
Canberra Airport MD Stephen Byron with the airport's head of aviation, Matthew Brown (centre) and project manager for the new international terminal, Richard Phillips (right).

The Capital Airway Group, which operates Canberra Airport, was named the 2016 Telstra ACT Business of the Year at a black tie event in the National Gallery’s Gandel Hall la...

46 arrests in ACT drug operation

By 26 July 2016
ice

A six-week police operation targeting the manufacture, trafficking and sale of illicit drugs in the ACT has resulted in 46 arrest warrants and 10 people appearing in court. Cha...

Bailey testicle safe: Parton to run for Libs

By 26 July 2016 7
Mark Parton

Steven Bailey, your left testicle is safe. As you predicted in December, ex-2CC breakfast presenter Mark Parton was endorsed last night as one of the Liberals' five candidates ...

13yo boy hit by truck at Holt, rushed to hospital

By 26 July 2016
Accident site at Holt

A 13-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being struck by a truck at the corner of Hardwick Crescent and Flack Street near Kingsford Smith School in Holt at around 8....

Mumpreneurs band together for support

By 26 July 2016
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On a cold and rainy Tuesday morning, 15 business owners sit chatting excitedly. But they’re not just any business owners. They’re mumpreneurs – juggling motherhood and...

Woolworths caught out on pricing for shopping bags

By 26 July 2016 18
Woolworths shopping bags

A few days ago, I was at my local Woolworths getting groceries, and was paying at the self checkout. At the checkout next to me, an elderly gentleman from out of state, on h...

Labor rewards star economist Andrew Leigh MP (not)

By 26 July 2016 3
ACT Labor candidate for the Senate David Smith, Labor Senator Katy Gallagher, Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann and Member for Fenner Andrew Leigh.

Canberra's best federal rep Andrew Leigh will  perform his shadow assistant minister duties on a backbencher's salary ... Leigh has been Labor's most articulate performer bes...

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Bonner land ballot opens at Noon

By 25 January 2011

The Land Development Agency is letting the world know that they're opening up a land ballot at noon today for blocks in Bonner. Good luck!...

Does anyone really care if Canberra has no Green Corps? (with poll)

By 25 January 2011

Liberal Senator Gary Humphries is up in arms over a lack of Green Corps projects in Canberra (a sort of environmental Hitler Youth complete with uniforms). Green Corps was an initiative of the previous Howard Government received overwhelming community support helping to repair walking tracks, wee...

Lap pool construction recommendations for Canberra

By 25 January 2011 30

What should one pay for a 12 meter lap pool in canberra? And do you have any tips/tales to help??? ...

Music Video - Still F***ing Up by Jackie Marshall

By 25 January 2011 3

A music video showing the more interesting side of Canberra (gays and witches beating up on fundy christians, freak bikes) by Queensland's Jackie Marshall. Of local interest the video has quite a bit of my bicycle Rodrigo, and George the Kelpie of Few Accomplishments. A pint of beer or ci...

Submissions released for ACT Public Service Review

By 25 January 2011 1

An anonymous tipster has let us know that the submissions for the review into the ACT Public Service are now online. Nice to see the Community Alliance Party still getting involved....

Action MyBus2.0 Site Launch

By 25 January 2011 1

Please refer to http://my-bus.com.au for any future updates or should you have any further comments or queries on the subject of community driven application (app) management for ACTION buses. Thanks, Imagine Team mybus2.0@gmail.com Andrew, Anshul, Swapneel, Zakaria...

Ten years on the run from the law would give anyone anxiety

By 24 January 2011 9

The ABC reports that Justice Gallop has come out of retirement for the sentencing of Peter Clarke, who absconded ten years ago before he could be sentenced for his dole in the Burns Philp fraud. Clarke's defence lawyers sought an adjournment to allow time for legal aid to assign new representati...

Images of Canberra - Lake debris

By 24 January 2011 4

Holden Caulfield has sent in this picture he took down around the Boathouse over the weekend. Looks like nothing's happening real fast. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com...

Drunk kiddie focus at Australia Day Live!

By 24 January 2011 3

The introduction of a temporary fence around the concert area, together with a highly visible police presence, is aimed at ensuring a trouble-free all-ages Australia Day Live concert tomorrow (Tuesday, January 25). This year, as in previous years, ACT Policing will place a particular focus on ide...

Drink drive drop

By 24 January 2011 10

ACT Policing apprehended sixteen (16) drink drivers for the week of Monday January 10 to Sunday January 16. Although this is a decrease from previous weeks (police were averaging over 36 positive tests per week for Nov/Dec 2010), ACT Policing is still concerned that repeat offenders make up abo...

Alleged jaw breaking thug nabbed

By 24 January 2011 8

ACT Policing has arrested a 17-year-old South Canberra juvenile who allegedly attacked and robbed a group of young people at the skate park in Weston in December 2010. Police will also allege that the young man was responsible for a serious assault in Erindale on December 29, 2010 in which he p...

YAR 20B caught dumping illegally in Franklin

By 24 January 2011 12

"ThisIsAName" has had enough of illegal dumping on a vacant block in Franklin. Last September a big tip truck was actually caught and the owner forced to remove the industrial scale mess. But there was no fine. Our source is also pretty sure he's seen the same truck now out and about w...

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