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Ask RiotACT: solicitor recommendation (winding up family trust)

By 6 February 2016
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Hi all, I'm looking for a solicitor who is able to do the work involved in the winding up of a family trust. Does anyone know of one who is reliable and doesn't charge the ...

Planning an Elopement: making the decision

By 6 February 2016

On top of my already busy schedule -- full time pencil pusher, part time writer for the RiotACT and new business owner -- I am also currently organising my wedding for June this ...

Ask RiotACT: Road rules & riding to school

By 5 February 2016 2
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Children who walk or ride to school should know the road rules that apply when they cross a road. They should also know to what extent they can trust drivers to act according t...

Garage Sales on this weekend (5-7 February 2016)

By 5 February 2016
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 25 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds websi...

Uniforms a smart move for our schoolchildren

By 5 February 2016 2
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The audible collective sigh has drifted away upon summer’s hot winds as parents return to the normality of having their children back at school. Certainly the bank account...

Teen to face court over hoax call to school in Calwell

By 4 February 2016
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A teenager will face the ACT Children’s Court following a threatening phone call made to Calwell High School yesterday. Around 1pm yesterday, a staff member at Calwell Hig...

Six things to do in Canberra this weekend (5-7 February)

By 4 February 2016 2

With summer rapidly disappearing, it’s best to take the opportunity to be outdoors in the warm sun while you have the chance. This weekend, we recommend the Summerside Festival, ...

‘Legal rape’ advocate targets Canberra

By 4 February 2016 10

Pick-up artist and misogynist Daryush Valizadeh, founder of the organisation/publication Return of Kings has announced a trip to Australia to stage 'tribal meetings' in Sydney,...

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Time to get gazza off the forklift and give it a service

By 30 August 2010

ACT Work Safety is letting Canberra businesses know that they're coming to have a look at forklifts. The ACT is taking part in a national campaign to assess and improve forklift safety in the grocery wholesale/retail and fruit and vegetable wholesale /retail industries. The campaign, which wil...

Kids running wild at Bimberi?

By 30 August 2010 17

The Canberra Times brings word of three assaults on staff in the last week at the Bimberi youth detention centre. The incidents come as the Government struggles to adequately staff the facility, with private security guards commissioned to fill the gaps for at least the past four months. The ...

A-League 4 Canberra - What is happening?

By 30 August 2010 11

[First filed: Aug 26, 2010 @ 10:50] Does anyone have any recent information on Canberra's attempts to get an A-League team? I am one of the "foundation members" who payed $200 and I assume some of you are also? The bid page no longer seems to work, is there...

Back to the drawing board on 301 and 303

By 30 August 2010 2

Earlier in the month Andrew Barr was asking you to get your submissions in on proposed changes to the Territory Plan to improve solar access to new single occupancy developments (rendering them more expensive) while at the same time making it easier to infill multi-occupancy developments. Yesterd...

Mynahs and Starlings in the Roof Space?

By 30 August 2010 4

Hello all, I have Mynahs and Starlings nesting in the roof space. Colo(u)rbond roof on the upper storey. I am too old to be crawling over roofs. Can anyone recommend a good roof plumber or bird-proofer in Canberra that can fix the problem?  Does anyone have any success stories? Backg...

Live Music and Events Report Tabled

By 30 August 2010 1

Late last week the report by the Standing Committee on Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services on its Inquiry into Live Community Events (the real report is tacked on to the back of the interim report). Greens committee member Caroline Le Couteur put out a media release....

Schedule 8 drugs prescribing? Dexamphetamines

By 30 August 2010 18

Dear Rioters,  Does anybody have any information about the prescribing of schedule 8 drugs in the ACT? i.e. can a GP doctor prescribe under any circumstances - including if one's specialist is not available to prescribe etc.  Is there any other doctor who is authorised to prescribe sched...

Amelia Jane Hunter at Comedy Club this week

By 30 August 2010

Comedy Club at Civic Pub is on this Wednesday night 1st September with a headline slot from Sydney comic Amelia Jane Hunter. Hunter’s unique brand of energy filled character comedy provides hilarious insights into the wicked and wily workings of a well bred, lateral thinking mind. Her humou...

National Campus Band Competition 2010 - The ACT Final

By 30 August 2010 2

[First filed: Aug 28, 2010 @ 12:30] Thursday night saw a strange scene in Civic's Transit Bar. A smallish low room dominated by pool tables was crowded in with hip young things some distance from any campus for the 2010 National Campus Band Competition. (One supposes it is at least neut...

Wouldn't it be nice if Roads ACT were responsible?

By 29 August 2010 18

The Canberra Times informs us that, failure being an orphan, Reynders Constructions are shouting loud and long that they built the collapsed bridge formwork over the GDE exactly the way it was on the plans. As the spider's web of contractors and consultants point fingers the culpability of Ro...

ACT road planning

By 29 August 2010 14

Hi all I'm wondering who do we contact to have a gripe about specific areas that are locally known to be 'black spots'? I'd like to think that we, the general public can contact someone to have an assessment and possible upgrade. The intersection of Hibberson Street and Hinder Street in Gungah...

Raiders thrash the lowly Cowboys 48-4

By 28 August 2010 5

Foxsports informs us that the Raiders no longer have a for and against problem after blitzing the North Queensland Cowboys in the cold of the Bruce night. Four tries to the ingenue Reece Robinson didn't hurt either....

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