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Alexander Maconochie Centre a complex challenge

By 30 March 2015 3

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...

Wig, dog treats stolen in string of Fyshwick burglaries

By 30 March 2015

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to five burglaries in Fyshwick on Friday morning (March 27), believed to be related. Between 5.30am and 6am on Friday (March 27), an offender g...

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
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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 13

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...

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"Double Field: Shaun Gladwell – Afghanistan" at the War Memorial

By 9 July 2010

[Photo courtesy of the Australian War Memorial] The War Memorial has announced an interesting new exhibition as we wonder what we're doing in Afghanistan: A new video and photographic art installation was launched at the Australian War Memorial today as a part of the Memorial’s Official War...

Angry mother should, perhaps, not have let husband sleep with 15 yr old daugh

By 9 July 2010 14

The Queen of Canberra court reporting, Jenna Hand, brings us another sordid tale in the Canberra Times from the Supreme Court: A mother has told a Canberra court that she felt ''angry'' and ''traded in'' when her husband said he had feelings for her 15-year-old daughter. The 47-year-old man, ...

NCA trumps Arboretum with Giant Rock Garden

By 9 July 2010 26

The National Capital Authority has unveiled astonishing plans and detailed design drawings for a giant celebration of Australia's rocks to be known as the Australian Geological Heritage Gardens on the best dog walking country in the world on the northern shore of Yarramundi Reach: An agreeme...

Apartment fire in Griffith

By 9 July 2010 1

This in from the ESA: 8:15pm Thursday 8 July 2010 - Final update on apartment fire at Griffith Numerous Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls received from 7.23pm. Extensive heat, water and smoke damage to unit. Fire has been deemed suspicious and ACT Policing will carry out investigations in...

Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 127 - Lady Grey

By 9 July 2010

Canberra's (possibly the world's) least reliable podcast is settling back into something like an even keel and returns with the glory that is Lady Grey. So without further ado get clicking on the Insatiable Banalities podcast number 127, which we now present for your enjoyment. Track list:...

Mayhem in Manuka

By 9 July 2010 43

[First filed: Jul 8, 2010 @ 13:22] It looks to be a car chase in Manuka, street sectioned off… 8 police cars ? anyone know more? ED - Rikstr also posted the following: I missed it but does anyone know what happend in Mankua at Lunch today? Looked like an unmarked VW GOLF R32 chase...

Beggary in Civic

By 9 July 2010 79

I'd vote for anyone who offers to do something about public begging. A driver behind the privatisation of our public spaces is that in the Canberra Centre, strangers aren't going to approach you and ask for money. Jesus - what are you doing here in Civic, if you are so short of cash that you...

RiotACT creates Greens' Policy

By 9 July 2010 3

On a recent RiotACT thread about Green's candidate Lyn Hatfield Dodds, I suggested that she commits to full indexation of ComSuper pensions.  In this government town, that may get her over the line at the looming election. Lo and behold, today the Crimes reports...

A question for the Legal Eagles

By 9 July 2010 3

I was asked by an interested foreign friend where the authority to create Federal Government Departments lies. I can find a reference in Sect 64 of the Constitution to the G-G's authority to "appoint officers to administer such departments of Satae of the Commonwealth as the Governor-General in C...

Hey, what did I miss? Sign up for the Newsletter

By 8 July 2010 6

Some of you are checking this site every five minutes, and commenting every ten. We love you for that. But there are others who're a bit shy, and just like to browse the site every now and then. The good news for you is that we're now doing a monthly roundup of the site's highlights. ...

Tijuana Cartel at McGregor Hall!

By 8 July 2010

We don't normally plug gigs for out of town acts. But for the festival favourites Tijuana Cartel we make an exception. It's a good time like few others....

Gungahlin to get early NBN roll-out

By 8 July 2010 19

We are hearing that Senator Stephen Controy is making an announcement at 1.30 today of the first 20 sites to receive the National Broadband network rollout, and that Gungahlin is on that list. Construction looks due to commence in the second quarter of 2011, so not immediately but it'll come arou...

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