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LinkedIn warns users after 117m passwords stolen

By 26 May 2016
LinkedIn

Days after media reports of a massive data breach at LinkedIn surfaced, the business networking platform has told its members that the breach first occurred in 2012 but that th...

Canberras queuing culture: How do we line up?

By 26 May 2016
Noodle Markets queuing

Canberrans are instinctive queuers. Recently, I have witnessed this at the Westside Shipping Container Village; on the mornings of ALDI’s special deals days; at a bicycle a...

Top seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (27-29 May)

By 26 May 2016
Mt Everest

It is 63 years since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mt Everest and Canberrans can mark the feat this Friday with an Indian feast and a talk about curre...

Why Sunday penalty rates should stay

By 26 May 2016 6
Cafe

Although the majority of people no longer go to church on Sundays, it is still mostly a day of leisure. ABS statistics show that Sunday remains an overwhelmingly non-work day. ...

Police seek witnesses to aggravated robbery in Giralang

By 25 May 2016
Police wrap

Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the 7-Eleven store located on the corner of Canopus Crescent and Atalumba Close in Giralang last Wednesday (18 May). ...

New State Emergency Service station for Calwell

By 25 May 2016
ACTSES

A new State Emergency Service station will be built in Tuggeranong with $2.7 million in this year's ACT budget allocated for the project. The facility will house four-whee...

Bins to be collected on Friday after strike cancelled

By 25 May 2016
Bins

Bin collection industrial action previously notified for this Friday has been cancelled following a meeting of drivers employed by household waste and recycling bin collection ...

Best of Canberra callout: Small galleries

By 25 May 2016 2
CCAS-P1180217

Canberra and art go hand in hand, largely because of the city’s status as the Australian capital. The ACT is home to institutions showcasing art and artefacts for the nation,...

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No bridge to nowhere?

By 24 December 2010 7

The ABC reports that the the contentious Immigration Bridge has secured an un-named site in the parliamentary triangle for a non-bridge construction. The Beatles should have written a song about it....

Gary Humphries comes out swinging for his Post Office

By 24 December 2010 14

[First filed: Dec 23, 2010 @ 10:18] Liberal Senator Gary Humphries is a few days late on the story but is using fighting talk in defence of his post office at Parliament House (and also the one in Belconnen). "This is totally unacceptable. There has been next to no consultation with the commu...

Numbers to call if the fetid despair of the season threatens to overcome

By 24 December 2010 11

Katy Gallagher has very usefully put up advice for those not filled by seasonal cheer over the next few days: "If you are feeling unable to cope over Christmas and New Year talk to someone you trust about the way you are feeling. This can be a friend or family member, a doctor or health professio...

Capsicum foam victims take their claims to court

By 24 December 2010 75

The Age is running hard with the case Ken Cush & Associates have brought in the Supreme Court seeking compensation for the criminal use of capsicum foam by ACT police in the city watch-house. The lawyer leading the class action said some people who watched footage of the incidents dubbed the cit...

Palliative Care in Canberra - other people's experiences

By 24 December 2010 25

We lost someone very, very dear to us on Tuesday.  I have to confess that I was pretty underwhelmed by the quality of the palliative care received.  My understanding was that palliative care is supposed to be medical care or treatment that concentrates on reducing the severity of disease symptoms ...

New Year's Eve Nightrider

By 23 December 2010 5

Transport For Canberra has posted the special NightRider bus timetable for New Year's Eve. For anyone who's ever had to try and get a taxi on New Year's this will be very welcome. Worth printing and sticking in your wallet just in case. ...

Canberra Marathon to form part of new running festival in April 2011

By 23 December 2010

Word has arrived that Fairfax is backing the Canberra Marathon which will form the centrepiece of a suite of running events in April next year including a half marathon, 10K and a 5K distance. The events will be held as part of the Australian Running Festival - a new event sponsored by the AC...

Particularly stupid muggers

By 23 December 2010 22

This in from ACT Policing: ACT Policing is investigating an attempted aggravated robbery which occurred on Von Guerard Crescent, North Lyneham around 6.20pm last night (Wednesday, December 22). The victim, a 19-year-old male was walking along Von Guerard Crescent with his German Shepherd when ...

E-christmas cards 2010

By 23 December 2010 3

Well my e-christmas cards this year have been from the Brumbies and the Greens. The Brumbies being a standout. Have you had an e-card from a local outfit this year you want to share? Email it to images@the-riotact.com (Slideshow below) ...

West Belconnen Leagues Club rolled

By 23 December 2010

This in from Crime Stoppers: ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery which occurred in Kippax early this morning (Thursday, December 23). Around 3.20am a man entered the West Belconnen Leagues Club and threatened three staff members at gunpoint. The offender tied the victims up an...

Peter Clarke behind bars after 10 years on the run

By 23 December 2010

The ABC reports that accused Burns Philp fraudster (from way back in the day), Peter Daniels Clarke, has finally been returned to face the ACT courts having skipped bail in June 2000. Peter Daniels Clarke disappeared while on bail in June 2000 after pleading guilty of defrauding Canberra's Burns...

More dishes for Tidbinbilla

By 23 December 2010 10

[Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech] NASA has announced two new 34 metre dishes for their Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex at Tindbinbilla. The 34-meter beam waveguide antennas are essential to keep communications flowing smoothly as NASA's fleet of spacecraft continues to expand. In ad...

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