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Alexander Maconochie Centre a complex challenge

By 30 March 2015 1

I have written many times on corrective services in relation to rehabilitative and restorative processes, and the lack of them, concerning offenders and victims. Perhaps it ...

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Hot cross buns

By 30 March 2015 3
A. Baker

I have been so excited for the hot cross bun Taste Off that I've been taste testing for breakfast every morning this week. RiotACT readers were right on board the hot cross bun cra...

Free outdoor community fitness sessions in April

By 30 March 2015

Take your workout outdoors this Wednesday, 1 April 2015, and come along to a free outdoor lunchtime fitness session at the Deakin fitness station from 1 pm (adjacent to the intersection of Denison Street and Thesiger Court). Local fitness trainer Lee Campbell will show you how to get a full body ...

Ram raid in Kippax; witnesses sought

By 30 March 2015
ram raid kippax

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following an aggravated burglary involving a stolen vehicle within the Kippax Fair shopping centre early this morning (Monday, 30 March). Aroun...

Should I move to Canberra?

By 30 March 2015 4

I own my own villa in Oxley Park suburb of Sydney and currently living there with a 7-year-old and my wife who stays at home. We are on PR right now and I will be getting my ci...

Canberra Symphony Orchestra celebrates Sibelius’ 150th

By 30 March 2015
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The Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to the concert hall for the first Llewellyn Series in 2015 to pay tribute to Finnish composer Sibelius on the occasion of his 150th anni...

Recommendations for wedding cake supplier in Canberra

By 30 March 2015 2

Can anyone recommend someone to make a wedding cake in the Canberra region for a reasonable price?  Perhaps someone who works from home or a business who doesn’t charge a fo...

Domestic violence – What can we do?

By 30 March 2015 4

There has been a spate of domestic violence-related crimes in the Tuggeranong area recently, including two murders. The brutality and timing of these crimes have left resident...

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Capitals change the guard

By 13 July 2010 2

The Canberra Times brings word on major changes at the Canberra Capitals as the old guard tire of winning championship after championship: The Canberra Capitals are without a captain for the 2010/11 WNBL season following Kellie Abrams's decision to retire. Abrams has led the Capitals to back-...

Images of Canberra - Bridge and Museum

By 13 July 2010 3

Alex Tewes has sent in the above image with the following note: I had to drop my wife off at the airport at some ungodly hour, so I thought it would be nice to do some long exposure shots around town. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact...

Where is Ross Solley?

By 13 July 2010 29

I really enjoy Ross Solley on 666 breakfast? Where is he?   I am going to have to go back to cd music and only turn the radio on the for the news unless he or another interesting presenter comes on.   And while I am talking about the breakfast show, any reduction on Rugby news would be great...

Crackdown on naughty lawyers

By 12 July 2010 17

The ABC brings word that the Law Society is getting tough and actually refusing to re-issue practicing certificates to Canberra's worst lawyers. Five more Canberra lawyers are facing allegations of misbehaviour. The ACT Law Society has already refused to reissue practising certificates to two...


By 12 July 2010

We have had a great response to this year's festival.  Nonetheless, we are still keen to receive entries for all categories and most especially from the Canberra Region. Films must be 1 - 20 mins in length.  Entries are made by going to Withoutabox:

Canberrang 2010: A Swing Odyssey

By 12 July 2010

Canberra’s biggest swing dancing event is running from 5-8 August 2010 – Canberräng 2010: A Swing Odyssey. This annual event staged by Jumptown Swing has a space theme this year and will draw together swing dancers and music lovers from across Australia and around the world for 10 separate danc...

How to deal with threats of [unfair] dismissal at work?

By 12 July 2010 26

Urgently need some advice! The background: I have worked for a not for profit organisation for a number of years. They only employ me part time, so when my second employer closed down and due to some other financial issues, the work I do for this student organisation is only enough to either pay ...

Take that Ninjas! Pirate Hunt 2

By 12 July 2010 3

Facebook brings word of a bit of good old fasioned silliness this weekend for those of you who like to have fun: Starting Glebe Park, Civic, Canberra The Pirate Hunt (the second) hits Canberra after an almost two year wait! Planning a series of Pirate Hunts this year, Hunt organiser and Pi...

Police Wrap - 12 July 2010

By 12 July 2010 21

1. Blast bandits in Erindale: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary in Erindale yesterday in which an improvised explosive device was used to force entry to a liquor shop. Police were patrolling in the Erindale area around 4am on Sunday (July 11) when two loud noises wer...

Theft in Mawson: Plants and Bird Tile

By 12 July 2010 11

I need your help please. Last Friday 9 July 2010, between the hours of about 10am and 4.30pm, three items were stolen from the front entrance area of my house in Mawson. They were: TWO PLANTS - not sure what they are called, but they have a long stem, with a large sphere of leaves at the...

Images of Canberra - Lone tree at Uriarra

By 12 July 2010 5

Owen has sent in the above image from 2007 "Coming up from the crossing towards Uriarra Rd." So that's what summer looks like! (I'd nearly forgotten) Got an image of Canberra to share with the world? Email it to

All hail our megapub masters!

By 12 July 2010 10

The Canberra Times has a piece on how the new ever more onerous regulation of drinking establishments will make things increasingly hard on smaller bars. The law of unintended consquences is the one that always gets passed. Experience suggests more violence and anti-social behaviour comes from th...

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