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Budget 2016 | Fee deregulation scrapped but universities still face big cuts

By 3 May 2016
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The Turnbull Government has abandoned full university fee deregulation but is still banking $2 billion in savings from higher education. Scott Morrison’s maiden budget dit...

Budget 2016 | ACT reaction

By 3 May 2016
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At a glance - Chief minister says more than 1000 public service jobs will be lost - Business welcomes tax concessions, intern scheme   ACT chief minister Andre...

Budget 2016 | Little joy for Canberrans

By 3 May 2016
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At a glance - $2 billion cut from departmental budgets over four years - No jobs growth for public sector - No new infrastructure money for ACT   Scott Morr...

Budget 2016 | No big splash from Morrison

By 3 May 2016
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The Turnbull Government resisted an election-eve pork barrel, opting instead for a modest suite of budget measures that seeks to avoid antagonising voters ahead of the July 2 ...

Inmates are in prison for a reason

By 3 May 2016
Alexander Maconochie Centre

Prison reform has returned to Canberra and we are advised indigenous detainees at the Alexander Maconochie Centre has risen to 27 percent of our prison population – up from a...

Document ‘drafted by the devil’? Hardly.

By 2 May 2016 10
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I noticed recently how Jeremy Hanson, for the time being the Leader of the Opposition in the ACT likes to talk about the Government/Unions Memorandum of Understanding as though...

Marc Urlich, 43, pleads not guilty to accessory to murder charges

By 2 May 2016
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A man who shares the same surname as the man accused of murdering Andrew Carville last November has pleaded not guilty in court this morning to charges he was an accessory to t...

Capital Kitchen: Pumpkin and leek soup with cloves

By 1 May 2016 3
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With the 13th Collector Village Pumpkin Festival underway, I thought I’d get into the spirit and share a pumpkin soup recipe with you all. It would make the perfect lunch or ...

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But have you tried the buses?

By 15 December 2010 12

This in from ACT Policing: A 25-year-old Florey man, who had received a three year disqualification from driving after appearing in the ACT Magistrate’s Court yesterday (Tuesday December 14), was seen leaving the courts carpark minutes later driving a green Ford Falcon. The man, who has neve...

Alleged Kaleen firebugs nabbed

By 15 December 2010 11

This in from ACT Policing: Detectives from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations team have arrested two juvenile males over the fire at the Kaleen Scout Hall which occurred on Wednesday November 24. Around 2.15am ACT Fire Brigade and police were called to a report of a fire at the Scout Hal...

Mind the brown water in Tuggers

By 15 December 2010

ActewAGL have warned that they're messing with maintaining pipes and discoloured water may be encountered in: -- Isabella Plains, -- Greenway, -- Bonython, -- Calwell, -- Monash. If you can still see it on Thursday morning (tomorrow) call them on 13 11 93....

Progress! Canberrans Living longer!

By 15 December 2010 6

The Measuring Our Progress website is reporting a big green up arrow for life expectancy in the ACT: the decade to 2009 the life expectancy at birth of both males and females has increased. The life expectancy at birth for males rose by 3.5 per cent (2.7 years) over the last ten years, ...

And the PM's XI is...

By 15 December 2010 7

Cricket Australia's announced the line-up of the Prime Minister's XI to take on the rampaging poms at Manuka Oval on 10 January. -- Tim Paine (TAS - Captain), -- Callum Ferguson (SA - Vice captain), -- Dan Christian (SA), -- Xavier Doherty (TAS), -- Josh Hazlewood (NSW), -- Alex Keath (...

Dog sex equated to homosexuality by Rugby League

By 15 December 2010 16

The Sydney Morning Herald has the intriguing news that Canberra's most famous export Joel Monaghan is going to be protected from bestiality taunts, when he plays in the English Super League, under provisions made to protect homosexual players from homophobic abuse. Smith acknowledges that opposi...

Jacqueline Zwambila returns to Canberra

By 15 December 2010

Zimbabwe's NewsDay brings the happy news that their allegedly stripping ambassador, Jacqueline Zwambila, has returned to her duties here in Canberra. The Robert Mugabe aligned staffers who had complained about her behaviour (possibly because she was shutting down the use of diplomatic bags to smu...

The Pretenders & Blondie Concert - Over Zealous Security

By 15 December 2010 20

Just back from a sensational Pretenders & Blondie show at the Royal Theatre, however the atmosphere of the evening was spoilt by the anally retentive behaviour of the hired security company. Observations this evening included: 1) People in the upper section using their mobile phones to ei...

Things I love about Canberrans!

By 15 December 2010 23

-- Love the fact that you flash your car lights when a cop car is up ahead, -- love it when you leave your parking voucher back in the machine when it still has time on it, -- love it when you let me go ahead of you in the '15 items of less' aisle when I only have a loaf of bread, -- lov...

Images of Canberra - Butterfly Wednesday

By 15 December 2010

It's butterfly week here on the Images of Canberra desk. So no matter your equipment or proficiency we want you out there chasing the flitters, you'll be surprised how anything so infuriating can be so much fun. This pic in from "Kazza The Blank One", send yours to images@the-riotact.com (...

Follow the money - Canberra postcodes mapped for wealth

By 15 December 2010 20

Aue-emaps.com have mapped out the ATO investment data of Canberrans by postcode. At a glance it's easy to see where the money wants to be in this town. But here are the findings: -- The highest proportions of sophisticated investors (ie. with cash, highly geared investment properties as we...

How to avoid a claim in the ACT Supreme Court

By 15 December 2010 7

Its easy if you know how. All you have to be is a prominent senior counsel of the ACT Supreme Court and a past President of the ACT Bar Association. Then when the process server appears, stay (hide?) in your chambers and get the receptionist to tell the process server that you are refusing to...

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