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Barr joins with premiers in pledge on asylum seekers

By 8 February 2016
Barr pledge

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has joined premiers of Victoria, NSW, Queensland and South Australia in pledging support for refugee children and their families threatened with ...

Ask RiotACT: Concerns about chemicals used at shoe repair

By 8 February 2016
Ask RiotACT

Recently, I had some black leather shoes repaired. In addition to rebuilding the heel they also dyed parts of the leather that had worn away (eg the back of the shoe). Soon ...

Motorcyclist stable after Parkes Way crash

By 8 February 2016
Parkes Way

A man in his 20s has been taken to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition after a single motorcycle crash on the western side of the Acton Tunnel on Parkes Way during peak...

Opposition should respect convention and cease attacks on Burch

By 8 February 2016
ACT Legislative Assembly

Conventions are regarded in Westminster parliaments as almost as sacrosanct as formal parliamentary procedures set out in such illustrious handbooks as that produced by Odger...

First Look: The Flower Bar

By 8 February 2016
2016-02-05 11.32.36

Let’s go to the bar and grab a bouquet. In a previous life, I was the editor of a Sydney-based craft magazine. So it is no surprise that I was enamoured with the Canberra-...

Creative Cookery for Kids: Chicken, Carrot and Basil Fingers with Roasted Pumpkin

By 8 February 2016

I created this simple and delicious recipe when my son was much younger and it has stayed with us into his school years. Like all my food, this is gluten-free and uses fresh, beau...

Ask RiotACT: solicitor recommendation (winding up family trust)

By 6 February 2016
Ask RiotACT

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 7

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 ...

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Speed Cameras don't work according to Alistair Coe

By 23 August 2010 25

The Liberals' Alistair Coe has announced findings from his research into speed cameras: Through answers to questions on notice, the Opposition has obtained information about the number of accidents taking place at the sites of mid-block speed cameras [fixed cameras not featuring red light camera...

GOLF DAY for Snowy Hydro SouthCare coming soon...

By 23 August 2010 1

The annual Golf Day is one of Snowy Hydro SouthCare’s biggest fundraising events of the year.  Funds raised on the day go directly towards keeping the rescue helicopter in the air saving lives.  As well as enjoying a day on the green, there are additional features you can purchase on course....

Musical Masterpieces at the National Gallery

By 23 August 2010

Carl Rafferty presents…  Musical Masterpieces at the National Gallery Saturday and Sunday, August 28 and 29, at 3pm Dear Music Lover, You’re invited to spend a very pleasant weekend afternoon at the National Gallery. You can wander the collections, try the café and then enjoy a con...

Police Wrap - 23 August 2010

By 23 August 2010 58

1. Brawling in Civic: ACT Policing took seven men into custody in the early hours of Sunday morning (August 22) after a disturbance outside a nightclub in Civic involving around 40 people. Around 4.20am, City Beats Teams conducting routine patrols observed a large number of males punching eac...

The FELDONS @ the bootlegs sessions Monday 23 Aug

By 23 August 2010

Got those post election blues? Winter dragging on and getting you down? Bored of the caretaker period? Maybe your dog has the flu. Get down to the Phoenix tonight and consume copious amounts of alcohol whilst listening to original Canberra based music at the Bootleg Sessions. This Week: John ...

Three Canberra scientists win 2010 Eureka Prizes

By 23 August 2010 2

The Eureka Prize is Australia’s highest science award, and this year the awards for two categories have gone to Canberra scientists working out of ANU and one working out of UC (quotes below from the respective uni media releases). David Lindemayer won the prize for Environmental Research: “r...

Tiler Reccomendations

By 23 August 2010 9

Hey Rioters, Just wondering if anyone can reccomend who to go with/avoid in regards to getting a tiler for bathroom work and potentially flooring?...

Fire at Canberra College

By 23 August 2010

This following in from the ESA: 9:25am Monday 23 August 2010 - Small electrical fire extinguished ACT Fire Brigade on scene of a small electrical fire at Canberra College, Weston Campus, Fremantle Drive, Stirling. Approx 40-50 people evacuated. Everyone is safe. Fire has been extinguished...

Farmers' Markets Forum

By 23 August 2010 2

Farmers' Markets are hot. The legendary website "Stuff White People Like" put them fifth. So if you're one of the faithful who schedule their week around getting to the Farmers' Markets before all the good stuff is gone at 8.01am on a Saturday then it might be worth checking out the public forum ...

Monday in Wattle Week!

By 23 August 2010 6

It's Wattle Week for Images of Canberra. We want your photos from the most humble phone cam to the highest end SLRs and rangefinders. (personal bug marks for promotional purposes are fine) So send them in to For our opening entries the above entry is by Timur while b...

The Woroni Wipeout

By 23 August 2010 32

On Friday night I overheard the following at a party: You know that c*** at Uni who you couldn't stand? That's the kind of guy who's controlling the parties and through them the country. The Canberra Times yesterday had a piece on infighting amongst the next generation of factional warriors at...

The Clever Country by Bruce Hoogendoorn

By 23 August 2010

The Minister for Science is furious! Enrolments in university science courses have dropped by three-thousand in five years. So he hires Andrew Dean, an incredibly good-looking researcher, to promote science so young people will begin to think of it as cool and start enrolling. Andrew Dean is ...

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