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Ask RiotACT: So, the GST is Going to Increase…?

By 26 November 2015 3
Ask RiotACT

Can anyone answer some of these questions in relation to what appears an almost certain increase in the GST from 10% to 15% : 1) If the prices of goods/services rises, will ...

Whats on in Canberra this weekend (28 and 29 November 2015)

By 26 November 2015

The Christmas season is in full swing as of this weekend. The Street Theatre presents Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, an alternate telling of Dickens’ classic tale; Christmas i...

Crowdfunding talk with the Light Clock guys

By 26 November 2015 1
The Light Clock

With only seven days left of their Kickstarter campaign (it seems that we can't stay away from the crowdfunding projects here at RiotACT this week), The Light Clock are one o...

Preparing your wardrobe for Summer

By 26 November 2015

I swear it was only yesterday that I was putting the winter woolies away, and dusting off the shorts, t-shirts and beach wear (well not quite, but I was prepping for summer!). ...

Take a hike: Mt Budawang

By 26 November 2015 1
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After exhausting most of the hikes in the ACT (or at least the ones I can get to in a 2WD vehicle), I set out with my friend Brooke to hike up Mt Budawang. Mt Budawang is th...

Elective surgery ‘blitz’ to address long waits

By 25 November 2015 6
Simon Corbell via Facebook

The ACT Government has announced an elective surgery "blitz” in the first half of 2016 that will see the city’s surgeons perform an extra 1000 procedures in a bid to reduce...

Body is missing Evatt man: police

By 25 November 2015
Andrew Carville

ACT Policing has confirmed that a body found in Majura last Thursday is that of missing Evatt man Mr Andrew Carville, and that his death is being treated is suspicious. Poli...

Ask RiotACT: Recommend a window cleaning service

By 25 November 2015
Ask RiotACT

Editor note: we were looking for cleaner recommendations earlier in the week, now we're looking specifically for window cleaners. Looking for a pro to clean the windows at...

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O'Connor Uniting Church gets back to Sol Invictus

By 4 August 2010 2

The O'Connor Uniting / Cambodian-Vietnamese Alliance Church has recently been swathed in the exciting scaffolding that only an A-frame roof line can generate. But the scaffolding is gone, the solar panels are revealed, and one has to admire the way they've been arranged. And with churches bui...

Asset management fail at Dickson College

By 4 August 2010 6

The ABC has a strange story of Dickson College celebrating what could have been a tragic failure: A rare collection of Aboriginal art has been unearthed in a cupboard at a college in Canberra. The National Gallery and the National Museum have confirmed the paintings are part of an Arnhem Land...

In praise of Canberra Cabs!

By 4 August 2010 15

For many years this website has lead the pitchfork wielding angry mob incensed by the booking system for Canberra Cabs. But something funny happened on Sunday night when I needed a taxi. The voice recognition system actually worked! And then, I could choose to pay 75c to get a text whe...

The Albert Hall returns

By 4 August 2010 9

Mary Porter is celebrating the re-opening of the Albert Hall after years of ACT government neglect required a major refurbishment. "In 1949 Albert Hall also witnessed the first ever Citizenship Ceremony and the new Australians were welcomed to their adopted country by Prime Minister Ben Chifl...

Time to have your say on arts in the ACT.

By 4 August 2010 29

[First filed: Aug 3, 2010 @ 11:09] Jon Stanhope has announced the release of the Loxton review of arts in the ACT (with an intriguingly low-key cover for an arts report). It's a whopper at 189 pages and lacks bullet points to simply summarise, even the Executive Summary and Recommendation...

Election ‘10 Candidate Questionaire – Darren Churchill for the Senate

By 4 August 2010 11

Darren Churchill, the Australian Democrats lead candidate for the Senate answers your questions in this election series. 1) whitelaughter asked: Would you support abolishing self-government in the ACT? Please include a “yes” or “no” in your answer. No. The Australian Democrats work...

The Mully Cup for July 2010 goes to.... Ian Miller

By 4 August 2010 7

It's often said that nurses don't get the recognition they deserve. Here at RiotACT we are determined to address injustice wherever it is found. So it is with some pride we announce that the winner of the July 2010 Mully Cup (awarded for exciting public debate on RiotACT) goes to Ian Miller of th...

Police Wrap - 4 August 2010

By 4 August 2010 4

1. Kambah represent! ACT Policing arrested a 25-year-old Kambah man overnight for multiple offences after the vehicle he was driving allegedly had collided with a garbage skip outside an apartment complex in Aspinall Street, Watson. Police were called to the location around 8.40pm last night ...

Philo presents The Boy From Oz

By 4 August 2010 1

Canberra Philharmonic Society in association with Erindale Theatre presents the musical Boy From Oz from 13th Aug to 4th Sept 2010. For the first time in Canberra - The Boy from Oz!  With original music by Peter Allen, this show is sure to excite audiences and leave everyone wanting to go to Rio...

Life on the streets

By 4 August 2010 69

[First filed: Aug 2, 2010 @ 20:02] [Car in photo not actual car of homeless person] New user "Homeless" left the following as a comment, but I thought it was worth a read in its own right: I have been a regular reader of this soap box for a while, but up until now I’ve never posted. Well...

Parents and Job Changers at the Careers Market

By 4 August 2010

Perhaps it's late, but the Canberra Careers Market is on today and tomorrow (4 and 5 August), and there are three special information sessions happening for parents and career changers tonight. Session 1: 6.00pm – 6.30pm in the Visitors centre theatrette Supporting Young Peoples Career Transit...

Sheryle Moon sold out? Alliance of Australian Retailers (aka Cigarette Spruke

By 4 August 2010 32

Well known Canberra business person Sheryle Moon has jumped the shark well and truly by being the mouthpiece for the Alliance of Australian Retailers - a respectable name for an unrespectable cause. See the Lateline story online. Congratulations Sheryle on helping to perpetuate cigarette smoki...

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