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State of the Capital Weekly Political Wrap 30/10/14

By 30 October 2014
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The Fluffy fiasco The announcement on Tuesday that the ACT will receive a concessional billion-dollar loan may come as a relief to many ACT households but for others, the ni...

Many voices for One Canberra multicultural symposium

By 30 October 2014

A new reference group to oversee actions promoting cultural harmony was announced today at a major community forum. Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch and Attorney-General Simon Corbell made the announcement at the One Canberra symposium. The symposium fe...

“Ivory Tower” – university fee deregulation (Canberra International Film Festival)

By 30 October 2014
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With deregulation of uni fees going before the Senate soon this is the ideal time for a conversation about what we want higher education in this country to be.  The Canberra I...

No more Mickey Mouse: Close UC Kaleen High and expand Melba Copland

By 30 October 2014 1

I have previously raised the question that perhaps it’s time to close UC Kaleen High School on the grounds that it is costly, under-utilised and increasingly redundant. Despite initial outbursts against my proposal it seems now there is some growing community support and political consideration to...

Beer Day Out – Saturday 8 November

By 30 October 2014 1
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With more than 28 Australian Craft Breweries along with many International Breweries from New Zealand, South Africa, United States, Belgium and Germany... it's going to be a mi...

Poor planning shows Canberra cyclists in a selfish light

By 30 October 2014 10

Go for a drive any Saturday or Sunday through Uriarra crossing to the wonderful natural bush areas of the Brindabella Mountains (that I believe help give Canberra it's iconic bush status), and you will quickly realise you need to look out for not only wildlife but road cyclists who are also out enjo...

ESA Bushfire Survival Plan goes mobile

By 30 October 2014
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Canberrans can now do their bushfire survival plans on their portable devices with the launch of a new mobile app by Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell. ...

First sod turned on Canberra IKEA store

By 29 October 2014 7
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Chief Minister Katy Gallagher today joined IKEA Australian Country Manager David Hood to turn the first sod on the IKEA Canberra store. The turning of the sod marks the star...

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Parking on Marcus Clarke St

By 9 April 2010 10

Is it just me or are the workers at 121 Marcus Clarke St the cheapest guys around? The Black Falcon Ute has been parked on the road for about the last month with a note saying "Don't book me. Here's what happened last time."  Given he's there at 8am in the morning  and there's still plenty of p...

Inaugural Canberra Tweed Walk this weekend

By 9 April 2010

You might have heard about the Tweed Rides that have been popping up across the world, provding lovers of cycling and of elegant tweed sportswear the opportunity to combine these interests and meet others while enjoying the great outdoors. Canberra has its own Tweed Ride, which is really a lot of...

Brod pushing his luck?

By 9 April 2010 39

[poll id="163"] Here at RiotACT we played no small part in the rise to public prominence of Sascha Brodbeck's Brodburger van in Kingston's Bowen Park. (Not that we've ever had so much as a free burger out of it and now that the late-coming big media's gushing over him I won't hold my breat...

A better way to house those needing assistance?

By 9 April 2010 35

In the recent train wreck on public housing GregW conducted an interesting thought exercise: #39 GregW (Anarchist) 11:55, 09 Apr 10 All this talk of social housings inefficiencies got me curious, so I went and took a look at the latest annual report from Housing NSW (Housing ACT is integrat...

Can Fraser get a Williams v. Williams, Baldie v. Baldie battle?

By 9 April 2010 22

When I saw the ABC headline "Williams nominates for Fraser" I thought to myself "I wonder how long it will take for all the stickers on road signs to finally dissolve this time". Imagine my surprise to discover they weren't talking about the Liberals' Troy Williams but rather the ABC's go to ...

Gold Coast United folding - implications for a Canberra A-league side?

By 9 April 2010 10

News today has robbie fowler heading to the champions next season, but the fury surviving; however the gold coast franchise looks dead after the owner has pulled his funding.  the ffa seem certain to retain a ten team competition with the new melbourne heart franchise simply replacing the big-talki...

More pivots than you can poke a stick at as far as the eye can see

By 9 April 2010 3

The Brumbies are very happy to announce that with Stirling Mortlock committed to spend three years gathering rust in the Melbourne Rebels midfield the young backline stars Christian Lealiifano and Matt Toomua have decided they want to stay in Canberra despite the world class Matt Giteau's presence i...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 9 April

By 9 April 2010 5

So boys and girls, now's your time to shine. Let the rest of Canberra know what's worth seeing and doing this weekend around town. Just let rip in the comments....

Ich Bin Faust at the Courtyard Theatre

By 9 April 2010

[First filed: Apr 7, 2010 @ 11:22] [Photo by 'Pling Plex] When attending the opening night of locally written and produced theatre there is always a sense of slight, well, unease. Will this be a conceptual train wreck (with the music up too loud) that seemed like a good idea to the cast a...

Prime Weatherman

By 9 April 2010 28

So does anyone else think the weatherman on Prime at about 11:30 or so is a bit of a tool? I  mean are they jokes? Does this guy actually get paid or is it more of a thing they just let him do? Lets just say this guy gets paid. Is it a wage he can live on? As in does he have a second job or is h...

Government Housing in Canberra

By 8 April 2010 78

I am still fairly new to Canberra having moved from NSW and am curious about the public housing system. Is this an ACT only thing where housing commission rentals are placed among normal full price paying individuals? It certainly makes it hard when trying to move, there is no suburb to stay a...

usurping the 'no billboards' rule for canberra?

By 8 April 2010 24

so, canberra is famous for not allowing bilboard advertising, right? so why is there a large inflatable animal spruiking an entertainment event (shan't give them the pleasure of naming and so advertising) erected in the yard of the house at the corner of limestone and chisholm, ainslie? it is ...

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