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Elective surgery ‘blitz’ to address long waits

By 25 November 2015
Simon Corbell via Facebook

The ACT Government has announced an elective surgery "blitz” in the first half of 2016 that will see the city’s surgeons perform an extra 1000 procedures in a bid to reduce...

Body is missing Evatt man: police

By 25 November 2015
Andrew Carville

ACT Policing has confirmed that a body found in Majura last Thursday is that of missing Evatt man Mr Andrew Carville, and that his death is being treated is suspicious. Poli...

Ask RiotACT: Recommend a window cleaning service

By 25 November 2015
Ask RiotACT

Editor note: we were looking for cleaner recommendations earlier in the week, now we're looking specifically for window cleaners. Looking for a pro to clean the windows at...

Cheap Eats – Double Drummer (Barton)

By 25 November 2015 4

As mentioned in previous weeks and the call-out for Canberra Cheap Eats last week, I've been keen to branch out of Civic and try some 'unknown' eateries. One suggestion receive...

Canberra Tales: Huts of protest

By 25 November 2015 2

If you happen to be driving past the South African Embassy in Canberra, you may notice a lonely and disused sentry box on the corner near the entrance to the embassy and its re...

Police seek witnesses to Griffith assault

By 25 November 2015

ACT Policing has called for public assistance as it searches for a man involved in an altercation in at the Stuart Flats in Griffith last night. About 5.15pm yesterday, a ma...

Best of Canberra – creative markets

By 25 November 2015 3
Craft markets

A few weeks ago I hunted down the best fresh food markets in Canberra. Now it’s time to find the best creative markets. Arts and crafts, trashes and treasures – you nam...

Redistribution to force Leigh office move

By 24 November 2015 11
Andrew Leigh

Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh will have to move offices at a potential cost to taxpayers of $500,000 after the augmented Electoral Commission ignored ACT Labor’s plea that t...

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Space invaders: australian . street . stencils . posters . paste-ups . zines

By 27 October 2010 24

[First filed: Oct 20, 2010 @ 13:12] 30 October 2010 – 27 February 2011 | Project Gallery FREE Street art is not graffiti. Street art may have had its origins in graffiti, but graffiti is a different, more rudimentary, animal altogether. Street art i...

Inspecting the Inspectors

By 27 October 2010 53

Whilst I do not have a problem with our Transport Authority conducting vehcile inspections to keep our roads safe, I do have a problem when it is done illegally. I work in the Russell Offices area and today noticed and photographed a transport inspection vehicle parked illegally (in a "No Par...

Pelicans over Canberra

By 27 October 2010 2

While building the Mully Cup on Saturday to the mellow strains of Che's workout tape we saw these Pelicans circling macquarie on their return from the winter migration....

Work in the Assembly Program

By 27 October 2010 4

Are you an ACT Public Servant? If so the Assembly Secretariat Wants You! The Work in the Assembly program (WITA) offers placements of between three and six months to of?cers in the ACT Public Service as a professional development opportunity. The fully-funded program is intended to give ACT p...

Red Light Cameras and failing to turn right

By 27 October 2010 24

Hi all, I tried a search, but no luck. I got flashed by a red light camera yesterday. Lights are green to go forward, but red to turn right. I was in the right hand turning lane, changed my mind, turned on my indicator, and went straight ahead. Several flashes. So is going straight...

The Magic ATM of Jamison

By 27 October 2010 19

Owen was in the Jamison CSCC (aka Wests) the other day and wondered just what this ATM was meant to do? Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to

Canberra cattery recommendations?

By 27 October 2010 45

Christmas holidays will soon be upon us, so it’s time to consider what to do with the kitty-cat whilst away. Although he’s black and white so would fit in quite nicely with the drain cats, I’m thinking of placing him in a cattery over the Christmas period. Any suggestions of good catteri...

Police Wrap - 27 October 2010

By 27 October 2010 1

1. Trouble in Togo Place: ACT Policing has arrested two South Australia men for an aggravated burglary in Gordon last night (Tuesday 26th October). Around midnight last night police received a call about two men acting suspiciously in Togo Place. When they arrived police found two men carryin...

What's with the shoes?

By 27 October 2010 16

Over the past few days I've seen a single high heeled sandal on Streeton Drive, a pair of canvas men shoes on Sulwood Drive, a single trainer on Athlon Drive and a rather fetching single pump on Sternberg Cresent. Is there some secret shoe society going on that I don't know about? Is it a co...

Community radio broadcasting schmozzle

By 27 October 2010 10

The Canberra Times is struggling valiantly to make sense of the mess surrounding community radio broadcasting and their listener. It seems they're all meant to be broadcasting from an ancient antenna on Black Mountain Tower which should have been replaced four years ago. Contracts with Broadc...

Canberra Business & Employment Details.....Please.

By 27 October 2010 9

Hi Fellow  Rioters!! I am working on a presentation at work and am needing some information that I just cannot find anywhere!!!!! I have looked and searched and researched but to no avail. I require stats/numbers/figures/business demographics for the difference in the amount of people ...

Fire at Brand Depot

By 27 October 2010 13

The following in from the ESA: 5:55pm Tuesday 26 October 2010 - Fire reported at Majura ACT Fire Brigade responding to reports of a fire at Brand Depot Majura. Update to follow. --- 6:15pm Tuesday 26 October 2010 - Update - Fire quickly extinguished Fire quickly extinguished by firefig...

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