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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 1

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 8
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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Police call for info on jail assault

By 20 October 2015

ACT Policing has identified three persons of interest in relations to the assault of a detainee at the Alexander Maconochie Centre in April this year and asks members of the co...

Hospital staff woes 'diabolical': Hanson

By 20 October 2015 6
Nurse job ad

Shadow Minister for Health and Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson has issued a statement describing staffing issues in the Intensive Care Unit at the Canberra Hospital as ...

Ask RiotACT: Alfred Deakin High School?

By 20 October 2015 6
Ask RiotACT

My son is in year 8 and currently attends Marist College, but because of bullying he wants to change schools. He's also developed anxiety and depression because of the bullying...

IKEA in the ACT - the countdown is on

By 20 October 2015 44

In four weeks, on November 16, IKEA will throw open the doors to its much awaited Canberra store. I personally have been excited for this for quite some time and am in despera...

Best of Canberra swing-off: Golf driving ranges

By 20 October 2015 4
Gungahlin Lakes

The thought of a having to play a whole game of golf is absolute agony to me. Attending a driving range is much more appealing. When the call went out last week, a few sugge...

1200 crowd in for Canberra Theatre launch

By 20 October 2015
Canberra Theatre

There’s something wrong with the picture below (taken at the 2016 season launch at the Canberra Theatre tonight). Can you spot the problem? I’ll give you a clue. ...

Two die in Berridale smash

By 19 October 2015

Two people have died in a collision between a 4WD and a semi-trailer at Berridale near Jindabyne. The accident happened before 9am this morning but NSW police have urged motori...

A tale of two videos about Canberra

By 19 October 2015 8
Canberra: The Musical

A few years back the ABC TV program The Beast poked fun at the capital with a cringe-inspiring video, 'Canberra: The Musical', mocking our roundabouts, fake lake and bureaucra...

Ask RiotACT: Shirataki Noodles in Canberra?

By 19 October 2015 1
Ask RiotACT

Does anyone know where to get Shirataki noodles in Canberra, I heard they are great for weight-loss and good for you in general....

Age a key factor in light rail support

By 19 October 2015 31
Light rail

A majority of older Canberrans are anti-light rail but overall capital residents are for the Capital Metro according to new survey results. Only 46% of over-65s are pro-ligh...

School of Music: history and solution

By 19 October 2015 7

The issue of the School of Music being slow poisoned by the ANU has attracted many conversations and opinions, most of which are in favour of a resurrected or valued institutio...

Canberra Op Shop Guide - Halloween Edition for Women

By 19 October 2015 2

Halloween (aka the best day of the year) is fast approaching and you only have two weeks left to plan your outfits! If you’re stuck for ideas, try one of our fool-proof thrif...

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