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Top 10 Canberra Experience Gifts

By 19 December 2014
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Instead of buying material presents, why not give the gift of an unforgettable experience this Christmas? There are so many great experiences Canberra has to offer, and the mem...

A Look Around Canberra: Calwell

By 19 December 2014 1
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Heading down the Monaro this week to check out the Tuggeranong suburb of Calwell. Like last week’s visit to McKellar, I’d never been to Calwell before (with the exception o...

Jobs for the Boys – Take that Zedley!

By 19 December 2014 2
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So, let’s get this right? The Labor Party, particularly in NSW, wrote the rulebook around jobs for the boys. For rewarding faithful servants of the cause with sinecures over...

The end of a love affair

By 18 December 2014 2
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Break ups can be tough. They aren’t easy and there’s always the awkward part in the middle, the moving and parting of the things. But I’m afraid it’s time. I swear it's...

Police gearing up for a Safe Summer

By 19 December 2014
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Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch and Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers yesterday launched ACT Policing’s 2014-15 Safe Summer campaign, urging the communit...

Canberra Centre Parking Machines – Out of Order

By 19 December 2014 3

When you consider how much the Canberra Centre must be earning from its paid parking in the city, I find it incredible that they seem incapable of keeping their money spinners in working order. I guarantee that on at least 50% of visits to the centre, one or more machines are not working.  I can...

Katy Gallagher Endorsed for the Senate

By 19 December 2014
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ACT Labor’s Administrative Committee last night endorsed Katy Gallagher to replace Senator Kate Lundy as the Labor Senator for the ACT. “At the close of nominations, our...

Fail to stop leads to drug seizure

By 19 December 2014
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ACT Policing has seized a vehicle and a small amount of illicit drugs after a driver failed to stop the car as directed in Gordon during the early hours of Wednesday morning (D...

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Swing Stars on stage

By 26 May 2010

Canberra's most exciting big band, In Full Swing, is launching their new CD 'Swing Star' at the Top of the Cross, Southern Cross Club, Woden, on Saturday 5 June from 8pm. Enjoy a night of high energy entertainment with a brilliant mix of classic and modern swing and latin jazz favourites includin...

Free quality legal advice? The ACT Government wants naught of this!

By 26 May 2010 9

[First filed: May 25, 2010 @ 14:39] The Greens' Shane Rattenbury is pointing out that it's a crying shame lawyers offering to volunteer their time for community work at the Community Legal Centres are being turned away because the ACT Government will not (and has no plans to) provide enough cheap...

Images of Canberra - morning mist at Melba

By 26 May 2010 3

Wouter has sent in the above for your consideration. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com...

Police Wrap - 25 May 2010

By 25 May 2010 5

1. Belconnen Burglaries: ACT Policing arrested three adult males in the early hours of this morning May 25, 2010 after they allegedly committed two burglaries at commercial premises in two Canberra suburbs. Between the hours of 2:13am and 2:50am this morning, police attended burglaries at a s...

Mobile Hairdresser and Makeup artist required in Canberra

By 25 May 2010 10

Hi all, We are looking for someone to come out and do our hair and makeup (for 2 women) on a Saturday in September.  I have done an internet search but cannot find anyone.  Does anybody know of someone who does this? Any suggestions would be much appreciated....

Canberra houses and where you can stick a garage

By 25 May 2010 11

We have made the move to Canberra from Sydney and bought a house in the South (and generally can't say enough good things about Canberra).  I get the whole keeping buildings back from the street so everything looks nice and having an enormous nature strip out the front (although it does seem to st...

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast – 2010, Episode 16

By 25 May 2010 1

Rob and I mix up the rugby ideas in the back room of All Bar Nun and expound on the week come and gone for your tipping success. The beer for review is James Squire's Malt Runner Limited release (we were on the draught). The music this week is by Changeable Dan. You can download it now. ...

Chifley and Curtin's stroll to be bronzed

By 25 May 2010 16

Jon Stanhope has announced that the leftover money in the public art program is going to go on bronze sculptures of his heroes Ben Chifley and John Curtin: "The sculptures will be life-like reproductions in bronze based on a well-known photograph of then Prime Minister John Curtin and Treasur...

Should we name child-bestiality enthusiasts?

By 25 May 2010 29

[First filed: May 24, 2010 @ 10:09] The Supreme Court has published a judgment from late last week on a child pornography owner. The material found on his seven DVDs was described thusly: 9. In addressing the nature of the material, the approach has been taken to follow the scale of seriousne...

"Giulia with a G" runs for Canberra

By 25 May 2010 52

The Canberra Times informs us that the devout Catholic, Giulia Jones, is going to be the Liberals' candidate for the southern seat of Canberra after missing out to the Greens for the seat of Molonglo in the local government elections. Ms Jones was the only candidate for the seat of Canberra ...

Greens p0wn3d again

By 25 May 2010 2

Oh dear, the Greens' website has been attacked again. Best not to visit it unless you're very confident in your computer's security. UPDATE: They appear to have regained control of their site, but for how long?...

Does anybody know of anywhere showing sporting events in 3D?

By 25 May 2010 8

Too late for monday night's football game [ED - thank god for last minute goals] but I was wondering if anybody knew of club or venue in Canberra that has jumped on the 3D bandwagon? My kids keep pestering for a new 3D tv, but i'd like to check out what the fuss is about before handing over big ...

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