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Patterns that lead to domestic violence

By 31 May 2016 6
The Jacka residence in which the boy was killed in February.

The ACT Government has released three reports upon domestic and family violence. They are comprehensive complex documents which highlight the need for much greater cooperation...

First frost reminds us winter is coming … tomorrow

By 31 May 2016 5
Frosty windscreen

Happy winter’s eve, everyone. It’s time to pull out the jug of warm water and the ice scraper, the first frost is here – the first in our suburb, anyway. Canberra tem...

Public help identify drink driver

By 30 May 2016
Police wrap

Police will summons a 32-year-old Palmerston woman after she was caught drink-driving on Sunday. A number of reports were received about a silver Mazda sedan being driven er...

More doctors, nurses for TCH emergency department

By 30 May 2016 7
The Canberra Hospital

The emergency department at The Canberra Hospital will gain an extra 39 staff in 2016-17 and a further 15 workers by the end of the 2019-20 financial year as part of a $29 mill...

Ngunnawal woman dies in driveway accident, police investigating

By 30 May 2016
Police wrap

A police investigation is underway into the death of a 44-year-old woman on Saturday after she was struck by her own vehicle in the driveway of her Ngunnawal home. ACT Polic...

Baby, it’s cold outside

By 30 May 2016 17
fog

The forecast was for an overnight minimum of 4 degrees, but the mercury dipped to -1.8 at around 11.30pm and it’s still 0 out there now as families head off for school and ...

Ask RiotACT: ACT-wide shortage of plastic cat tray liner bags

By 30 May 2016 7
Ask RiotACT

So recently I started using these new nifty bag liners that stretch around the cat litter tray and when you are done just fold up and in the bin, so much less mess and so much ...

Dutton offensive on asylum-seekers

By 30 May 2016 55
ss new australia

When I came to Australia in 1952, I couldn’t speak English, I couldn’t count to 10 and I came by boat. If Minister Dutton had been on the wharf, would he have turned my bo...

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Gavin Massey: "there was simply nothing to suggest that the appellant was unl

By 20 October 2010 13

Gavin Massey has made a life out of bringing misery to others, as have so much of his family. With 67 offences already dealt with, in 2009 he came before the Magistrates Court on charges literally as long as your arm. (print out the charges, lay them down, measure against arm). Many of the charge...

Farmers Markets want your feedback

By 20 October 2010 26

The Capital Region Farmers Market is looking to hear from you: So if you haven’t heard by now, The Capital Region Farmers Market in EPIC have become a Saturday morning tradition in Canberra. After 6 years out in the shed in EPIC, they have grown to over 110 stallholders each week and attr...

How many Canberrans should we have?

By 20 October 2010 7

The ACT is a tricky thing to measure in terms of its overall ecological impact. The Commonwealth taxes the whole of Australia and then spends a lot of money here in Canberra on intellectual capital generated by the Australian Public Service. That money then buys food and power (with some very...

Narrabundah safe?

By 20 October 2010 20

Following up on the Evatt question, does anyone have any experience of living in Narrabundah (the shops side) and is it a good place to raise kids etc? Is there a lot of crime? It doesn't seem to be any better or worse than most suburbs based on the Police Stats but people are cautioning us ...

Don't you worry about that say Canberra Builders

By 20 October 2010 5

Construction in the ACT has reached the point where Phillipino visitors to the city make "Tsk Tsk" noises when they walk past our construction sites. My own unscientific, but reasonably widespread, walking past suggests the eskies are open and the booze is flowing (mostly bacardi breezers) on man...

ACT Unemployment Progress

By 20 October 2010 4

The ACT's answer to the People's Daily, "Measuring Our Progress" is thrilled to report that unemployment is down from late 2009. It's up from where we were in 2007/8, but it's definite progress since 2009. Having said that unemployment in this town hasn't been over 4% since 2003 and our pa...

The end of teaching libraries

By 20 October 2010 9

The Canberra Times has a piece on moves to close "The Education Centre" at the University of Canberra and the ACT Government's "Centre for Teaching and Learning" at Stirling. It seems the operators of both facilities feel the internet has superseded them. Do we need specialist libraries for te...

Frocktober Finale Party

By 20 October 2010

Join us for the most exclusive party of Frocktober! Presented by Flint Dining Room. Celebrate the success of Canberra’s first ever Frocktober with a Sunday afternoon party in the sun. Wear your most fabulous frock (prizes for best dressed) and be prepared to bid on some amazing auction item...

To buy a car in Canberra or not to buy..... Definitely not to buy!

By 20 October 2010

What is it with car sales in Canberra being so exorbitantly expensive? A simple search of carsales.com displays how much we are getting ripped off, and yet the ACT dealers continue to tell us that they are offering great deals. To the extent where a recent attempt to purchase a car ended up in 8 ...

Couch and soft buffalo judged the best Canberra Grasses

By 20 October 2010 8

[First filed: Oct 19, 2010 @ 15:10] ACTEW have announced the results of their "Grass Roots" project at Watson's Rosary Primary School to find the best ways to grow grass here in Canberra. “With the turf varieties, we found that Couch and Soft Leaf Buffalo performed exceptionally well, wi...

Andrew Leigh's maiden speech

By 19 October 2010 12

For those of us residing north of the Molonglo, our new Federal representative Andrew Leigh made his maiden speech to Parliament on Monday. Pollytics has the full transcript - here's how it starts off: It is hard to imagine a greater honour than to represent your friends and neighbours in our na...

Anyone living in Evatt? Is it a safe suburb?

By 19 October 2010 14

We may be moving from the city centre to Evatt, anyone living there or have lived there that can tell me a bit about it? Is is safe? Child friendly? etc. Sad to be moving further out of the city but it's only a 10 minute drive and much cheaper! Thanks for your help :)...

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