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Theyre ripping up parking lots

By 4 May 2016 1
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Canberra’s planners in the 1950s and beyond delivered an infrastructure made for cars. There were even major freeways planned (a story for another day). The road infrastru...

Budget 2016 | Fee deregulation scrapped but universities still face big cuts

By 3 May 2016
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The Turnbull Government has abandoned full university fee deregulation but is still banking $2 billion in savings from higher education. Scott Morrison’s maiden budget dit...

Budget 2016 | ACT reaction

By 3 May 2016 1
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At a glance - Chief minister says more than 1000 public service jobs will be lost - Business welcomes tax concessions, intern scheme   ACT chief minister Andre...

Budget 2016 | Little joy for Canberrans

By 3 May 2016 1
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At a glance - $2 billion cut from departmental budgets over four years - No jobs growth for public sector - No new infrastructure money for ACT   Scott Morr...

Budget 2016 | Morrison refuses to splash the cash

By 3 May 2016
Parliament House

The Turnbull Government resisted an election-eve pork barrel, opting instead for a modest suite of budget measures geared to avoid antagonising voters ahead of the July 2 poll...

Inmates are in prison for a reason

By 3 May 2016 2
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Prison reform has returned to Canberra and we are advised indigenous detainees at the Alexander Maconochie Centre has risen to 27 percent of our prison population – up from a...

Document ‘drafted by the devil’? Hardly.

By 2 May 2016 11
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I noticed recently how Jeremy Hanson, for the time being the Leader of the Opposition in the ACT likes to talk about the Government/Unions Memorandum of Understanding as though...

Marc Urlich, 43, pleads not guilty to accessory to murder charges

By 2 May 2016
Andrew Carville

A man who shares the same surname as the man accused of murdering Andrew Carville last November has pleaded not guilty in court this morning to charges he was an accessory to t...

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non-covert Kingston surveillance?

By 20 September 2010 16

Has anyone else noticed there is always a (usually unmarked) AFP car sitting in the middle of Wentworth Avenue in Kingston near the intersection of Burke Cres facing the apartments on the western side of Wentworth? What is with that? [ED - Images to images@the-riotact.com ]...

Wonder in Aliceland

By 20 September 2010

Fun family musicals directed by Nina Stevenson have become a school holiday tradition for families and audiences young and young at heart in Canberra. In this age when many young people do not go to the theatre or read the classic novels, Wonder in Aliceland is a unique opportunity for them to ex...

Wheelchair taxis top the agenda

By 20 September 2010 2

With Canberra Cabs booking system finally reaching usability levels one would hope for (and the blessed SMS alert on approach!) Chief Minister Stanhope is talking to them today about wheelchair accessible taxis (WATs). Mr Stanhope said the Government would consult further with WAT users as part o...

Day time UFO above Canberra?

By 20 September 2010 26

Yesterday I spotted something odd in the day time sky above Franklin. At about 2 pm, I happened to be lying down in a playground in Franklin (where I was playing with my son) and I spotted what appeared to be a silver or shiny light very high up in the sky, as I was looking almost straight up abo...

Michael Picker does a Carney?

By 20 September 2010 15

ABC Grandstand is reporting that the Raiders' Michael Picker has had a lucky escape. Police said in a statement Pickers vehicle overturned on Gunderoo Road on Saturday night. The 21-year-old later attended Crookwell Police station where Police allege he returned a reading of .209. The club ...

Police Wrap - 20 September 2010

By 20 September 2010

1. Bad girls of Woden: ACT Policing has charged two young females, one aged 16 and the other 17, following an aggravated robbery in Woden overnight. Police will allege about 5.40pm yesterday (Sunday, September 19), two teenage females were at the Woden Bus Interchange when they were approached...

I'm in Canberra Kent

By 20 September 2010 3

We know not why, but who can say no to a mullet like that or a massive typo in the supers? (Posted to YouTube by the RealMatthewGray)...

Gardener wanted?

By 20 September 2010 17

Over the last two years my Mr Cholet and I have become woeful at keeping our garden tidy, partlydue to throwing a small child into the mix, but mainly because we are probably just too pooped to fit in a good days gardening at the weekend. In the last few weeks because of the rain our yard become a j...

Euthanasia again

By 20 September 2010 15

It's a happy day in the London Circuit Soviet as Our Chiefly Leader Jon Stanhope once again struts the national stage being all progressive. A vast array of media is covering Bob Brown's efforts to overturn the Commonwealth's ability to overturn Territory legislation. This in turn allows the T...

Cats in the drain

By 20 September 2010 97

While going for a wander to catch some fresh air at lunch time, (and with a camera in my pocket wondering what new stencil art may have appeared), I came across these little fellows sunning themselves. Now, this isn't the first time I have seen these guys. I couple of weeks ago, I was wa...

Ron Cahill was trying to defend "public figure"?

By 20 September 2010 11

The Ron Cahill affair takes another strange turn today with his successor as Chief Magistrate, John Burns, explaining his reasons for blowing the whistle on the trial of the "public figure" who can't be named but has been in the words of the Canberra Times: "charged with assaulting his child". Th...

Have you seen this painting?

By 20 September 2010 8

Queanbeyan artist Matthias Nolte is appealing to the Canberra public for information on a painting of his which was recently stolen. The painting was stolen from the Rotary Charity Art Show some time between Saturday (evening) 18 September to Sunday (morning) 19 September. Rotary Charity Art...

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