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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 1
ACT parking pic

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
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 3
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...

ACT to target 100% renewable power by 2020

By 29 April 2016 16
Simon Corbell

The ACT will target 100% renewable energy use by 2020, five years earlier than previously announced, cementing its position as a world leader in the commitment to renewables. ...

Giralang man, 20, arrested over carjacking attempt, hold-ups at Melba

By 29 April 2016
Police wrap

ACT Policing arrested a 20-year-old man from Giralang yesterday for several offences that occurred in Melba late last year including an attempted car-jacking. About 8am on W...

Man extradited to NSW over alleged murder of partner

By 28 April 2016
ACT Magistrates Court

The man accused of bashing to death his former partner at Bundeena in Sydney’s south on the weekend has been extradited from Canberra to NSW. Stephen James Boyd, 51, appe...

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Canberra's Pinkettes stake out stiletto relay record

By 28 September 2010 3

The SMH informs us that the Canberra based Pinkettes, made up of Brittney McGlone, Laura Juliff, Casey Hodges and Jessica Penny from the AIS have taken out the Venus Embrace Closest Stiletto Race at Sydney's Circular Quay. They're taking the prize money for a holiday in Phuket. UPDATE: Vid...

Police Wrap - 28 September 2010

By 28 September 2010 13

1. Dark Deeds in McKellar: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a home invasion that occurred in Dumas Street, McKellar early this morning (Tuesday September 28). About 5.30am up to four males have forced entry into the residence and assaulted the middle-aged-couple. The offenders were armed w...

On Beauty at the Drill Hall Gallery

By 28 September 2010

The ANU informs us that the Drill Hall Gallery is going to play host to the floral paintings of local artist Elisabeth Kruger: The works display Kruger’s recent focus on the human relationship with plant life: specifically the personal and fragile nature of the garden space and its cycle of lus...

Self-selected agents of outrage doing the business on a facebook emote

By 28 September 2010 35

Anyone who operates at all in the public sphere has to put up single issue nuts, blinkered and monomaniacal looking to do, without conscious thought, great evil in pursuit of some small narrow good of interest to them. On September 23 The Minister for Planning Andrew Barr had a private little...

The observatory cooks off

By 28 September 2010 13

[First filed: Sep 27, 2010 @ 12:14] The dereliction of the beautiful observatory buildings in the old Downer Club has long been a tragedy. This morning it burned as recorded in these postings from the ESA: 5:33am Monday 27 September 2010 - Fire in Dickson The ACT Fire Brigade is responding...

On Greg Jericho, groggate, and the public service.

By 28 September 2010 39

An inordinate amount of media attention has been spent on the outing of Canberra Public Servant Greg Jericho as the blogger behind the Grogs' Gamut blog which had hitherto escaped my attention but was apparently much loved by the narcissists of Twitter. A great problem with many bloggers is that ...

Walking in Canberra

By 28 September 2010 8

A reader has kindly pointed me at the blog of transit consultant Jarrett Walker who discovered the glory of our footpaths trying to make the short walk from his hotel to the ABC. I mean really, what kind of nut tries to walk anywhere in Canberra?...

Life's a Beach in the City

By 27 September 2010 14

Visualise 30 cubic metres of glistening white sand, add two sandologists with some special sticky stuff, throw in a fountain and merry-go-round and you have Canberra's very own SAND IN THE CITY! Steve Machell and Dennis Massoud are two of the world's cleverest sandologists [yes- that is a real wo...

Win tickets to attend the official VIP launch of the ‘new look’ National

By 27 September 2010 43

[First filed: Sep 17, 2010 @ 10:08] [Within Without] You and a friend could be one of the first people to see the biggest transformation of the National Gallery of Australia since its creation in 1982. The spectacular redevelopment will be officially opened by the Governor General Ms Quentin...

Images of Canberra - the golden pond

By 27 September 2010 4

The other day I noticed the reflection of the wattles in the pond known as the O'Connor wetlands and thought I'd share. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com...

The Fall of the Gateway Motel

By 27 September 2010 24

[First filed: Sep 25, 2010 @ 15:59] Owen has sent this in with the following note: Like some bombed out German City, the City Gateway Motel is half demolished to make way for apartments. Just seems like yesterday it was built. It was pricey accommodation out from the city center, guess tha...

Police Wrap - 27 September 2010

By 27 September 2010 3

1. Do you think they'd been to bed? ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an attempted aggravated robbery in Lyons in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday September 26). About 5.10am two male offenders, armed with a knife and a large wrench, entered the Lyons Newsagency and demanded cas...

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