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Local leaders – Lachlan Blackhall (Reposit Power)

By 27 May 2015 1
Lachlan Blackhall

Lachlan Blackhall is co-founder of a Canberra technology startup supplying software to one of the world’s most innovative companies, Tesla Motors. Founded in 2012, Reposit...

Cheap eats – Jamie’s Italian (Civic)

By 27 May 2015 11
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Some days you just need a big bowl of carbs to get through the chilly weather. I had a hot tip that Jamie's Italian does a weekday pasta special at lunchtime, so with the days ...

Westside wonder

By 27 May 2015 13
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Last July the ACT Government announced plans to develop a shipping container village by the lake on the west side of Commonwealth Avenue. I missed the original announcement, b...

Malcolm Turnbull opens new Canberra government cloud facility

By 27 May 2015

A new Canberra government cloud facility is expected to inject over $1 billion dollars into the local economy. Joined by Minister Marise Payne and ACT Senator Zed Seselja, Canberra Data Centre's new Fyshwick 1 facility was officially opened by Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The data facilit...

Monash Drive – which route?

By 27 May 2015 7
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Thanks for the views and comments on my previous post, Light rail or Monash Drive. If Monash Drive is to be reconsidered, then the next question is what are the possible route...

Dont worry, animal cruelty will only cost you $123

By 26 May 2015 3
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It took two operations to remove the fishhooks that were ingested by a Staffordshire bull terrier owned by a 26-year-old Canberra woman, who was fined $123, banned from owning...

Bodies in Lake Burley Griffin

By 26 May 2015 14
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Lake Burley Griffin has had its fair share of bodies, acting as a watery grave for several unfortunate souls in the last century. Some met foul play, one woman's body was found...

Best of Canberra – French toast

By 26 May 2015 16
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French toast is one of those decadent weekend breakfast dishes from my childhood. My parents used to make us French toast when we didn’t quite make it through the loaf of bread...

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Taxation in the ACT to get an overhaul?

By 12 August 2010 7

[First filed: Aug 12, 2010 @ 10:06] Treasurer Katy Gallagher is letting us know that she's kicked off "the ACT Taxation Review" which will look at: -- whether the mix of taxes currently levied is appropriate; -- whether the current ACT tax base is equitably and effectively distributed; -- on...

Vision Zero rises from the grave!

By 12 August 2010 32

[First filed: Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:04] The Chiefly Stanhope (having recovered from his original vision zero preceding a road toll not seen in many years) has been chanting over the grave of the previous policy and now announces he's going back to the people with a "discussion paper on how the AC...

Operation Taransay nabs another two over the Hughes shooting

By 12 August 2010

[First filed: Aug 12, 2010 @ 10:01] The AFP have announced two more arrests over the Hughes drug execution: ACT Policing has arrested two males over the shooting murder of Brendan Scott Welsh in Hughes on May 10. At approximately 3.00pm today (August 11), police arrested and later charged ...

Bring on the Heavies

By 12 August 2010 1

Simon Corbell, as Minister for Police and Emergency Services, has been playing with the big toys and turning over the keys to 11 new heavy fire fighting tankers. "These new large fire fighting tankers provide the ACT with improved capability to protect our community from the threat of bushfi...

WWII Galleries re-open at the War Memorial

By 12 August 2010

[First filed: Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:51] [Photograph courtesy of the Australian War Memorial.] The Australian War Memorial has announced that they've re-opened their WWII galleries after a refurbishment: Australian War Memorial Director Steve Gower said the renewed galleries offered visitors an...

The departure of the Zebras

By 12 August 2010 11

The Collector Voice has sent through these pictures of the sad departure of the Lake George Zebras following their being vandalised. ...

Nolan Gallery opens at CMAG

By 12 August 2010 3

Art thief Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has announced that the artworks given to the Lanyon homestead by Sir Sidney Nolan have now gone on display in his pet gallery across Civic Square from the Legislative Assembly: Chief Minister Jon Stanhope said it was good to see the iconic works of the Found...

Discussion topic: Canberra comedy - how can we improve?

By 12 August 2010 12

G'day rioters I'm a local amateur stand-up comedian involved with the good people from Comedy ACT. We run the open-mic comedy night at the Front, the long-running and successful Civic Pub comedy club and the most recent addition the Tuggeranong Arts Centre Comedy Club, which has had a run of s...

New amenity for rough trade

By 12 August 2010 16

As we're getting over 8,000 visits a day it's inevitable that at least one of you likes going to public toilets for anonymous gay sex. To those readers I say rejoice! Jon Stanhope has announced that Black Mountain and Weston Park are getting new toilet blocks with the old "log cabin" designs t...

The Waterfront Restaurant - Gungahlin

By 12 August 2010 20

Took Mr Grumpy out for a birthday dinner last night and have to mention this place.  Sensational food, awesome service.  We discovered they were down on staff due to illness and still they had awesome service.  Cannot recommend highly enough....

Images of Canberra - Snow on the Brindabellas

By 12 August 2010 6

AndyM has sent in this picture of the snow capped Brindabella Mountains to our west. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com...

Support OzHarvest Canberra and you could win a double pass to a great night o

By 12 August 2010 1

Thanks to our fantastic supporters the National Convention Centre Canberra (a member of the International Hotels Group-IHG) we have 2 double passes to an amazing concert to be held in December. Less than a month after being honoured with the award of a Member of the Order of Australia, guit...

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