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A Look Around Canberra: Turner

By 28 November 2014

This is the first instalment of RiotACT's newest weekly series: A Look Around Canberra (unless I think of a better name...). Each week I'll take a look at a different suburb an...

Could these be the best vegan and paleo cupcakes in Canberra?

By 28 November 2014
A&E Cupcake Mixed box

Who doesn’t love a good cupcake? Even if you’re vegan, paleo or gluten free (and these days, who isn’t?), there’s a lot to like about a freshly-baked cupcake with lashi...

Cowards at the Keyboard

By 28 November 2014 1

Before the anonymity of the internet, if a person had a view and wanted it expressed, they had to write to a newspaper, call into a radio station or stand on a soap box. But th...

Canberras Indie Game Developers Celebrated this Saturday at iFEST

By 28 November 2014

iFEST indie games festival is happening in Canberra this Saturday, November 29th . The free festival is now in its fourth year and is set to showcase the work of Canberra’s most promising independent game developers. iFEST provides the opportunity to game developers working without major stud...

7.30 ACT what to expect from tonight’s program

By 28 November 2014
Lyndal Curtis

7.30 ACT on the ABC Friday November 28th The penultimate program. ThroughCare - a program for prisoners both during incarceration and after – cutting recidivism rates....

Ambos reunite with baby that couldnt wait

By 28 November 2014

The ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) has today reunited with a family in less stressful circumstances following the birth of a baby girl on the roadside in Gungahlin. “It is not uncommon for the ACTAS to be called to pre-hospital baby deliveries and I am pleased to say that dad has managed the sit...

Do you know this man?

By 28 November 2014

ACT Policing is investigating an incident of a stolen credit card that was used around the Duffy and Curtin area on Friday 31 October. ACT Policing were notified of the sto...

Justice Crew headlines 2015 National Multicultural Festival

By 28 November 2014

Chart-smashing Australian group Justice Crew and exciting new British funk and soul sensation Z-Star are among the headline acts for the 2015 National Multicultural Festival, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch announced today. “One of the great things about our National Multicultural...

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More high-rise for Campbell on Constitution ave

By 7 May 2010 25

Campbellites, get ready for more high-rise on your doorstep. I stumbled across the following documents that apparently show approved buildings due for 2011 completion on the Campbell side of Consitution ave (ie backing on to residential streets).

It's time for a College Cake Sale (Again)

By 7 May 2010 11

Well kiddies, here we are in Term 2, 2010. I have received information from one of my insiders, that again the various Technology faculties in ACT Colleges are running out of money, because parents still are not paying the Voluntary Contributions. Gosh Darn. So what should they do...... ...

Mad Charlie, Sunset Riot, Flat Earth Confederacy

By 7 May 2010

9:00 - Flat Earth Confederacy - 10:00 - Sunset Riot - 11:00 - Mad Charlie -

No farewell for the Christmas Ham

By 7 May 2010 2

The Brumbies have just announced that their stalwart Stirling Mortlock has been ruled out of Saturday night's final home game of the season. Apparently there will be George Smith and Stirling Mortlock masks at the game to farewell the two giants of Brumbieland, no doubt to adorn many refrigerator...

Revolving door at JACS keeps spinning

By 7 May 2010 9

The Canberra Times informs us that the Director of ACT Corrective Services, James Ryan, has announced he's departing, with no plans for his future. Simon Corbell's Department of Justice and Community Safety seems to be turning over mighty fast at the moment. Simon says it's all going to plan....

Movements to the West

By 7 May 2010 1

A couple of things are happening out in the ACT's western preserves. Firstly the Chief Minister has announced changes to the management plan for the Namadgi National Park. "The Government has agreed to adopt several of the Committee's recommendations, which we believe complement our efforts t...

Zed's Budget reply - Where's the money going?

By 7 May 2010 3

Liberal leader Zed Seselja gave his budget reply in the Assembly yesterday and Gallery connoisseurs were generally impressed by his theatrics. Here in the wilds of the internet we have to make do with the media release. Zed notes that there's actually a lot of money being spend and wonders whe...

Telstrayama Everywhere!

By 7 May 2010 20

Wouter sent through this image with the following text: E-ve-ry-where, I go in the Canberra area I can always see the Telstra-tower. One would think having a needle like this pointing out at the horizon would help you orientate; navigate. Nothing is further from the truth. I think there's...

Change of Use Charges - what it's about

By 7 May 2010 9

The Property Council's sock puppets (otherwise known as the Canberra Liberals) have been wailing and gnashing their teeth about "Change of Use" and the calamity this represents to decent society. So it's worth taking a look at the discussion paper that lead us to the changes. It explains the s...

But is it art?

By 7 May 2010 9

[First filed: May 6, 2010 @ 8:06] s-s-a has sent in the above with the following question: At first I thought a crane had broken down in the new construction zone at the corner of Cotter Rd and Streeton Drive. But since it's been there for several days (or longer?) with the same load hang...

ANU Political Turmoil

By 7 May 2010 9

It would seem in the past two years that the ANU Student elections have become more personal and bitter than ever. Surely something is to be read into the publishing of a full page notice announcing, or perhaps celebrating, the censure of ANUSA President Tully Fletcher this week. Given that so ma...

Australia First (ACT) Party meeting this Sunday 9th May

By 7 May 2010 23

To all who might be interested Australia First is launching its inaugural ACT branch meeting this Sunday 9th May at the Queanbeyan Kangaroo Rugby League Football Club, Cnr of Stuart St and Richard Avenue, Queanbeyan. This party was founded by Graeme Campbell, former Member for Kalgoorlie. The mee...

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