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Document ‘drafted by the devil’? Hardly.

By 2 May 2016 3
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I noticed recently how Jeremy Hanson, for the time being the Leader of the Opposition in the ACT likes to talk about the Government/Unions Memorandum of Understanding as though...

Marc Ulrich, 43, pleads not guilty to accessory to murder charges

By 2 May 2016
Andrew Carville

A man who shares the same surname as the man accused of murdering Andrew Carville last November has pleaded not guilty in court this morning to charges he was an accessory to t...

Capital Kitchen: Pumpkin and leek soup with cloves

By 1 May 2016 2
Pumpkin soup

With the 13th Collector Village Pumpkin Festival underway, I thought I’d get into the spirit and share a pumpkin soup recipe with you all. It would make the perfect lunch or ...

Police seek witnesses to ram raid in Calwell

By 29 April 2016
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Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary at the Calwell Shopping Centre early on Friday. Officers attended the Calwell Shopping Centre at about 5.45am after ...

Smart parking trial begins in Manuka

By 29 April 2016 7
Andrew Barr launching smart parking at Manuka.

Smart parking technology has been introduced in the busy retail precinct of Manuka. The 12-month trial is designed to help ease traffic congestion and travel time by using r...

Mariners and Phoenix to clash in Canberra

By 29 April 2016 1
Wellington mayor and Andrew Barr (2)

Canberra will host an A-League match between Central Coast Mariners and Wellington Phoenix later this year. The clash at GIO Stadium is likely to take place in November in...

Police welcome 20 new officers to ranks

By 29 April 2016
ACT police graduates

ACT Policing has welcomed 20 new officers to its ranks following an attestation ceremony at the Australian Federal Police headquarters in Barton on Friday. In the first atte...

#BringThemHere snap protest in Braddon today

By 29 April 2016 13
Gillian Triggs

An unaffiliated group of Canberra citizens has organized a snap action protest at 12.30pm today outside the Department of Immigration & Border Protection in Braddon to call on th...

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A more glorious dawn awaits Katy's new smoking laws

By 8 December 2010 42

The Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, is welcoming you all to "A CLEANER, HEALTHIER, SMOKE-FREE CANBERRA". ACT Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher MLA, announced that as of tomorrow (9 December 2010) all outdoor eating and drinking areas in the ACT will be smoke-free. "This is an important ...

The draft ACT Sustainable Waste Strategy 2010-25

By 8 December 2010 4

Following the abject failure "aspirational success" of NoWaste 2010 Simon Corbell has announced the draft ACT Sustainable Waste Strategy 2010-15 and explanatory material. "The Government is calling for the community's views on the strategy which aims for a decrease in waste to landfill by in...

Filthy Quangers threatens Aussie Rowing Gold Glory

By 8 December 2010 6

The ABC is fretting that Australia's quest for gold in the London 2012 Olympics is being threatened by Queanbeyan's pumping of untreated sewage into Canberra's waterways: Rowing Australia CEO Andrew Dee says it is a major disruption to the elite rowing program at the AIS National Rowing Centre o...

Street art - Cops and robbers of the afterlife on Mort Street

By 8 December 2010 6

Joe Canberran has found this little gem on Mort Street in Braddon. Got an image of Canberra to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com...

Severe Weather warning

By 8 December 2010 7

Looks like more bad weather is on the way - the BOM have issued another severe weather warning to follow last week's fun and games. Also listed on their website is a severe thunderstorm warning for most of the state west of Naranderra - seeing that's the direction most of our storms seem to come fro...

Kayaking Ginninderra Creek

By 8 December 2010 4

Allan has sent this in with the following note: Thought the rest of Canberra might be amused with these pictures of a couple of kayaking enthusiasts making the most of the swollen Ginninderra Creek during our big wet last week. They were heading off down to Dunlop end somewhere - hopefully t...

Drug award winners announced!

By 8 December 2010 6

Katy Gallagher has announced the winners of the ACT Alcohol and Other Drug Awards. The winners are: -- Myra Whitney, Excellence in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Work Award -- Fred Monaghan, Lifetime Achievements Award -- Nicole Wiggins, Outstanding Contributions Award Well done all....

Waterproofing and Apartments in Canberra

By 8 December 2010 7

I understand that this is an issue that has been discussed before, and the ABC published a story on it earlier in the year (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/05/21/2905906.htm). My apartment has developed a leak where water appears to be coming up from somewhere and seriously drenching the ...

Lions turn their noses up at roo dinners

By 8 December 2010 14

The ABC brings word that the National Zoo and Aquarium is not entirely keen to be the receptacle of Canberra's kangaroo culls as less wasteful options are sought rather than just burying the bodies. Mr Russell says the big cats would not be happy to have roo meat as their staple diet. "The big...

A rare chance to ride with the rats, and hear The Cashews

By 8 December 2010 2

You normally need to be extremely well connected to get a chance to cycle with Rat Patrol. But tonight is a rare occasion when the public is being invited along. There's a special guest in town and along the (not particularly taxing) route there's going to be a guerilla gig by The Cashews. ...

Summernats hissy fit over noise regulation

By 8 December 2010 28

The Canberra Times reports that Summernats co-owner Andy Lopez is going the ACT Environment Protection Authority over their daring to enforce noise restrictions on his event: Mr Lopez stopped short of accusing the Government agency of discriminating against his event, but claimed the authority h...

How empty will Canberra be?

By 8 December 2010 40

I've heard quite a bit lately that Canberrans disappear over Christmas/New Year leaving the place a bit of a ghost town. Apart from the obvious attraction to burglars - why would anyone want to be here in a couple of weeks time? Is the migration real or a bit of a myth?...

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