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The Importance of Being Earnest – Canberra Theatre Centre (Review)

By 22 August 2014
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The Importance of Being Earnest can feel like fairy floss: sweet, yes, but when you start to pull it apart it becomes insubstantial. The play is an outright farce and this prod...

A Canberra Sunday tradition marks 20 years

By 22 August 2014
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Canberra's Old Bus Depot Markets are celebrating 20 very successful years in operation next month. They will mark the occasion on Sunday 14 September. “The Old Bus Depot ...

What’s on this weekend? 23rd and 24th August 2014

By 22 August 2014

As we approach our penultimate Winter weekend, there is plenty going on in the Capital. Suggestions from some of our team: Amy Birchall is indulging her not-so-inner nerd to see astronaut Chris Hadfield speak at Llewellyn Hall for National Science week on Sunday 24th of August Josh Mu...

The Deck at Regatta Point

By 22 August 2014

I am looking to book "The Deck at Regatta Point" for a function. The most recent reviews on RIOTACT are from 2011 and they are pretty woeful (actually, truly woeful). Has anyone been there lately? I have heard that it has changed hands, and seeing that my function will mainly have interstate vis...

Analysing the New ACTION Network – Part 2

By 22 August 2014
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This is the second of my three part series looking at the ACTION network 14. My first post focused on changes north of the lake. This write up focuses of changes Southside. P...

Winners of the Canberra Women in Business Awards

By 21 August 2014
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The winners of the 2014 Canberra Women in Business Awards were announced last night at a gala dinner hosted by Canberra Women in Business (CWB) at the Hotel Realm. The event b...

Studio Underground – A season of secret theatre at the Canberra Youth Theatre

By 21 August 2014 1
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Come and join us in the Underground... The Canberra Youth Theatre Teen and Senior Ensembles have been bringing their considerable talents to bear for STUDIO UNDERGROUND – ...

Real estate’s best and brightest play the long game

By 21 August 2014
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As homeowners demand increasingly high levels of service from their real estate agents, the best in the industry are playing the long game and focusing on building client relat...

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Bronx bombed as Raiders get tough

By 17 October 2008 1

The Age reports that Raiders' management have shown Bronx Goodwin the door. Having enjoyed the fruits of sacking Todd Carney what did they have to lose?...

Some thoughts on voting for the 2008 ACT election.

By 17 October 2008 65

"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal well m...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 17 October

By 17 October 2008 35

[First filed: October 16, 2008 @ 09:45] Election weekend is upon us! But surely there are better things on in this town than politics? Leave your suggestions in the comments Rioters....

RiotACT Sim Challenge - How Luciano Lombardo went

By 17 October 2008 1

The final RiotACT Sim Challenger was Dr Luciano Lombardo (Pangallo Independents, for Molonglo). He sat down to play last night in All Bar Nun. A serious man, Dr. Lombardo approched his task with great seriousness. After a slow start he'd put his foundations in place and let the game spee...

Interesting evidence from the Charnwood murder

By 17 October 2008 9

The ABC reports that Rebecca Anne Massey, charged with the murder of Elizabeth Booshand outside the Charnwood Charcoal Chicken, was allegedly on her neighbour's doorstep, knife in hand, the night of the murder: "The ACT Magistrates Court has heard Massey's neighbour, Lisa Patricia Jones, told pol...

Konrad Lenz and friends rock the Phoenix Wednesday night.

By 17 October 2008 1

Now here's a night of entertainment you won't want to miss. James Nichols, Aaron Peacey and Chris Arnott joining Konrad Lenz in the Phoenix....

Candidate Questionaires for 17 October

By 17 October 2008 13

The following responses in so far today to your questions in the 2008 candidate questionaire: -- Chris Bourke, Labor for Ginninderra -- David Matthews, Labor for Molonglo -- Darren Churchill, Democrat for Ginninderra...

Election Wrap - 17 October

By 17 October 2008 62

Right to Life: Yesterday RiotACT contacted Right to Life offering to run their ad in the Canberra Times for free in order to inform our readers as to which candidates have been judged to have the best anti-abortion credentials. We still await a reply from them. However we found a copy of the a...

Degas comes to Canberra

By 17 October 2008 6

The ABC has a piece on the latest blockbuster at the National Gallery. This time it features the works of Edgar Degas and they hope it will top Turner. NGA director Ron Radford says the Degas: Master of French Art exhibition will be exclusive to Canberra. "Only to Canberra and the first ti...

Phone messages...

By 16 October 2008 65

I was at a friends house in Chisholm about an hour ago and the phone range with a recorded phone message from Zzzzzzz droning on about how he wont build a power plant near your suburb. Geez, talk about desperate!!! He went on about something else like GP's. The Libs in Brindabella have n...

WFA and Giuila Jones.

By 16 October 2008 39

Senator Ian MacDonald did not secure a job for Giulia Jones with Women’s Forum Australia. Women’s Forum Australia does not know Ian MacDonald and has no connection with him. Women’s Forum Australia did employ Giulia Jones for four months last year in an administrative capacity. Women...

Gershon Review made public

By 16 October 2008 30

Mr Rudd's review into ICT spend has been made public at http://www.finance.gov.au/publications/ict-review/index.html. Among the excitement are recommendations to: -- Reduce contractors by 50% and increase number of APS ICT staff -- Agencies spending more than $20m on "business-as-usual" tasks...

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