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Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014 4
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Edward Gough Whitlam was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975, and a genius of humanity. I think that perhaps the only person worthy of delivering Gough’s ...

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

By 20 October 2014 14
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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...

Larkham to remain with the Brumbies

By 21 October 2014

Stephen Larkham will not tour with the Wallabies on their Spring Tour of Europe, instead choosing to focus on the Brumbies 2015 campaign. Despite speculation Larkham would tour as an Assistant Coach, his prior commitment to both the Brumbies and the ACT community will see him remain in Canberra ...

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...

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What a sensational day for a walk

By 6 September 2009 18

So, what better way to spend Fathers day, than going for a stroll with the family. We went down to Pinnacle Nature Resrve (Springvale Dve in Hawker), and went for a walk through the hills and bush. And what a magnificent walk it was. Given that we  are living in the bush capital, what are some o...

Canberra thieves follow the money

By 6 September 2009 8

The Canberra Times has the happy news that our criminal classes are smart enough, and mobile enough, to head towards the lush and leafy 2603 postcode. ACT Policing figures show homes in postcode 2603, spanning leafy inner south suburbs, have proportionately been the most preyed upon by burglars ...

Curtain Maker

By 6 September 2009 1

We are looking at upgrading our window furnishings and have even made the effort of buying some DIY Curtains. Does anyone know of any crafty people or part timers in Canberra who could hang them (as I am not the crafty type). This is for our 2 lounge room windows that we would like to get ri...

Giralang Shops - No Oversized commercial developments for you!

By 6 September 2009 13

This morning I noticed ABC Online has brought the news that the proposed Woolworth's development has been knocked off by ACTPLA. The reasoning is that it was too large for the site. Brings me to a question, when can the ACT Government go, "Look you've had 4-5 years of trying for a redevelopment,...

Mountain Bike and Trials World Champs - Saturday

By 5 September 2009

Although many Canberrans, and Australians were a little hungover following Caroline Buchanan and Jared Graves victories in the 4X last night, it was a beautiful Canberra day up on Mt Stromlo - so much that it will be my first sun burn of the summer (doh!) In the elite XC races today, Swiss Nino S...

Carnage in the ACT ALP

By 5 September 2009 7

The Canberra Times brings word of the widespread bloodletting in the ACT branch of the Labor party as the national executive moves to lock up the value of the Labor Club assets. ACT Labor has thrown open all senior party positions, with invitations extended to rank-and-file members to put forward...

Inner North Community Fair

By 5 September 2009

Ginninderra Catchment Group and Inner North SEE-Change invite you to come celebrate Spring and the planned wetland development in Banksia St, O'Connor. There will be a display of the wetland, vibrant entertainers, music, children's activities including art work to be used on the wetland site, l...

Gunghas gets its Bunyip!

By 5 September 2009 12

And it all started here on RiotACT... 'Alexander Bunyip' from the famous children’s book The Monster that ate Canberra will be immortalised in bronze outside the new Gungahlin Library. The Gungahlin Community Council's campaign for a public art piece recognising the popular children's book b...

Mountain Bike and Trials World Champs - Friday

By 4 September 2009 1

What a huge day! First let me say: Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Secondly, let me apologise in advance for any typso as I'm a little pissy following the 4X finals this evening - and the final results. It was Aussie domination, as Canberra lass Caroline Buchanan won the elite womens 4X, and the Aussie Jare...

Home Birth to become Illegal?

By 4 September 2009 65

[First filed: September 04, 2009 @ 12:14] Its not often that we run issues of national interest here on RiotACT but because we love Riot's and this one in particular affects womens choice and I think its worth wider discussion. The Health Legislation Amendment (Midwives and Nurse Practitioner...

Where to buy a vegetarian lasagne?

By 4 September 2009 21

I'm relatively new to Canberra and need to urgently find a shop that sells pre-made vegetarian lasagnes. I've tried Coles and Woolworths, but they only sell beef lasagnes. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks....

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 5 September

By 4 September 2009 15

Spring has sprung, Hayfever season is imminently upon us and despite a bit of rain overnight the skies are clear for a great weekend of fun, frivolity and in my case anyway, spring cleaning! Let us know what's going on around town in the comments ...

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