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RiotACT Face Off: Should funded tertiary education be subject selective?

By 20 October 2014 6
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It's time for another RiotACT Face Off. This week, we asked Kate Carnell and Steven Bailey to share their thoughts on government funding of tertiary education. Both were give...

A master plan for the Australian National Botanic Gardens

By 21 October 2014

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is developing a 20-year Master Plan that will provide a blueprint for its future development. “I’m excited to announce that a consortium of architects and landscape architects, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Taylor Cullity Lethlean, have been selected to dev...

Police seek assistance to locate missing woman

By 21 October 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 50-year-old woman, who has not been seen since Friday (October 10). The woman, Margaret Cooper, l...

Treadmill service & repair

By 21 October 2014

Hi, Just wondering if anyone know of anyone that services and repairs treadmills in Canberra? Preferably someone who comes and does it in your home, so I don't have to move it. Thanks in advance....

Chief Minister pays tribute to Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has paid tribute to former Prime Minister and legendary Labor figure Gough Whitlam, who passed away this morning at the age of 98. “Gough Whitlam was a great reformer and an inspiring leader, who leaves a remarkable legacy,” the Chief Minister said. “Go...

Zombies in Canberra: Spread the Infection

By 21 October 2014

If it’s true that zombies eat brains they’ll be spoilt for choice in clever Canberra. With the popularity of the walking dead showing no signs of abating, locals can join in – or just watch – the Canberra Zombie Walk 2014. I wonder if any pollies will take part? The all-ages, free walk ta...

Autumn Storm (April 1999) – Extract from Meditations in Orange

By 21 October 2014

In the meantime the clear skies have darkened and the wind is getting up. After extricating myself from the angry house owner I find myself tasked to roof repairs on a two storey pseudo gothic house. After putting on a harness and checking the belay lines, I climb up a ladder and onto the roof. The ...

Recommendations for a Removalist?

By 21 October 2014 2

We are moving house soon and are looking for recommendations for a reliable furniture removalist?...

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Recommend a babysitter?

By 21 January 2010 6

I own my own business and I'm required to meet clients at different times/days each week.  I'm returning to work in a couple of months, when I'll need a babysitter for my one year old boy.  The hours will be irregular and occasionally on weekends, but probably for a maximum of three hours at a tim...

Canberra Philharmonic Society proudly presents - JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECH

By 21 January 2010

The second musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, audiences will find themselves tapping their feet to the disco, western, 1920's Charleston, Caribbean and Elvis-inspired songs. The show is based on the 'Coat of Many Colours' story of the Book of Genesis and tells the story of Joseph w...

'Alice in Wonderland' at Theatre 3 - Review

By 21 January 2010 3

Alice in Wonderland opened today at Theatre 3 in Acton (near the Art School). The show is open to all ages, and the cast ranges from young to old as well. For an amateur show with loads of kids in it, this one is very good. The two adult cast members are excellent (Queen of Hearts and Mad ...

Oz Day at Adventure Paintball

By 20 January 2010 8

If you have nothing better to do on Australia Day, Adventure Paintball is having a come and try day. No minimum group size. Just rock on down between 8:30 and 10am on the 26th and we will kit you up and send you on your way. Play for as long or as little as you like. Of course if you have you...

Cheap accommodation in Canberra

By 20 January 2010 33

Well here am I in Wollongong & contemplating a few days in Canberra. I am solo, kids have now grown up! As a single dad, we used to visit Canberra at least twice a year as they were growing up. Just got over major illness so $ are at a premium. Wondering where are the value places for accommo...

Land Rent scheme picks up pace

By 19 January 2010 8

Community CPS is reporting that it has now approved more than 25 home loans on 'rented' land under the ACT Government Land Rent Scheme according to CT today (not online).  This is out of 120 enquiries leading to 37 applications. The Land Development Agency reports that 21 blocks have been settle...

FREE GIG: METAL AT THE MARAM

By 19 January 2010

3 metal bands putting on a free show at the Maram bar in Gartside St. Erindale. Come along to support IMMORIUM, TORTURED and FORGERY bringing metal back to the southside. Date: 30th January 2010 Time: 8pm Where: The Maram Bar. Gartside St. Erindale Cost. FREE...

Pickles' scandal asbestos removalist back in business

By 19 January 2010 2

The asbestos removalist responsible for the scandal at the Pickles auction warehouse in Fyshwick is back in business, albeit with much increased licence conditions, according to Canberra Times. Australasian Technical Services had been removing asbestos-based roofing and wall sheeting without protect...

Defence cancer cluster at Kent Street?

By 19 January 2010 15

[Ed First Filed Jan14, 2010] Looks like someone else read this post, as WIN News ran a piece on the news last night 18 January 2010 about it. Supposedly Defence sent out a notice reminding people that the report into the Cancer Cluster found nothing. Can anyone tell me anything about the cancer ...

Super Best Friends Video!

By 19 January 2010 2

Never mind the serious stuff, let's rock and/or roll! The irrepressible Super Best Friends have got a new video out and want you to see it (and more bravely comment on it). If you like comics you'll probably like this. Let's take a look: For more check out their channel....

Bob McMullan retires

By 19 January 2010 28

Bob McMullan has announced that he's retiring. (The Chiefly Stanhope has written a powerful eulogy for a man who did much for Labor.) This will come as a surprise to many Canberrans who had assumed he had retired many years ago. Some of you in the North of the city will know him as the bloke w...

Can ACT prisoners read The-RiotACT.com?

By 18 January 2010 71

According to this ABC Article, the Alexander Maconochie Cuddleprison has been having trouble with their internet. Specifically, despite internet access being one of the privilege afforded to prisoners, their chosen filtering solution was still allowing prisoners to send untraceable and anonymous me...

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