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Building underway for new hospital at Bruce

By 8 February 2016
University of Canberra Public Hospital

Construction officially began today on the $139 million University of Canberra Public Hospital at Bruce. The hospital will be the ACT’s first specialist sub-acute hospital...

Best of Canberra – Bootcamps

By 8 February 2016
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I’m happy to say that I can raise my arms well enough to be able to punch out this article. My arms, core and legs have certainly let me know they are sore after my efforts t...

Four to face court over historic indecent assault allegations

By 8 February 2016
ACT Magistrates Court

Three NSW men and a Kaleen man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this week following reports of historic sexual abuse investigated under ACT Policing’s Operation Attest. ...

Witnesses sought to Waramanga incidents

By 8 February 2016
police wrap

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two disturbances which occurred in Waramanga on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. About 6pm, police received a report that a man walking near N...

Barr joins with premiers in pledge on asylum seekers

By 8 February 2016 1
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 3
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...

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Once more thoughts turn to budget consultation

By 24 July 2009 6

Katy Gallagher has announced that with the budget just passed it's time to get started on next year's. The Treasurer today released the 2010-11 ACT Budget Consultation paper to start the process of engaging the community in a conversation about the most effective use of government revenue an...

NSW dumping its bodies in Canberra

By 24 July 2009 10

Just about the only good argument for self government in the ACT is the spectacle of the NSW government just over the border. The Illawarra Mercury brings word that bodies from Wollongong are being dumped into the Canberra morgue because they're out of space in Sydney. Three bodies have been ...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 24 July

By 24 July 2009 15

[First filed: July 23, 2009 @ 09:12] It's promising to be a wet and wild weekend! What's worth braving the weather for out and about during these days of rest? Just leave your thoughts in the comments....

Gregor Manson walks out the door

By 24 July 2009 12

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, just two days ago announced he was "further strengthening" governance at the Emergency Services Authority. This morning it's man overboard as the Emergency Services Commissioner, Gregor Manson, resigned last night. Simon is thanking ...

Images of Canberra - The Parrots of Downer

By 24 July 2009 14

"headgroggogwog" took pictures of these charmers in his Downer backyard on 21 July. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com ...

Work begins on a sustainable transport plan

By 24 July 2009 22

One might think that with all of Canberra's plans and strategies we'd have already dialled in sustainable transport. But this very morning the Chiefly Stanhope has announced that he's kicking of the process to develop at "new comprehensive sustainable transport plan". Having successfully defus...

Lurid details on the Downer double murder

By 24 July 2009 26

No subject on RiotACT has ever quite brought the nutters out in quite such numbers as last year's double murder in Downer of Struan Bolas, 48, and Julie Franko (aka Tattersall), 35. Yesterday in court the lurid and gory details of the crime scene were trotted out. I don't propose to reproduce ...

Summernats to keep on rocking at EPIC

By 24 July 2009 73

To the joy of some, and the disappointment of others, the ABC informs us that Summernats is going nowhere. The new owners of the Summernats Car Festival say the event will be staged in Canberra for at least the next three years. A company led by Andy Lopez who produces the Australia Day Concer...

Car marques in the ACT?

By 24 July 2009 32

Does anyone know how to find out the number of different car marques (n.b. not Karl Marx) registered in the ACT? The ABS has a series on car registrations but it is not specific enough to include all car marques by state/territory. Would such data be publically listed on an ACT Government web ...

And here's the Chaser's foray outside the parliamentary triangle.

By 24 July 2009 30

[First filed: July 22, 2009 @ 21:26] With the weekend excitement of The Chaser's visit to St John's Church in Reid here's the segment that went to air tonight. Your thoughts dear readers? [poll id="122"]...

Ashleigh Mannix - Big in Japan?

By 24 July 2009 4

The Auspop blogspot brings word that Canberra's Ashleigh Mannix has had some sort of hit in Japan with her song "Pieces of You". Before she heads to Japan to strutt her stuff she's doing an east coast tour. If you haven't heard her lately (she started playing music around town while still in ...

Kristy Giteau makes the squad for the Wallaroos

By 24 July 2009 1

Sport24 brings word that Matt "Brumby" Giteau's sister Kristy has been selected in the national women's rugby team to take on Samoa in a world cup qualifier on 7 August. It seems she's a bit of a polymath: Giteau has previously represented Australia in rugby league and was a member of an Austr...

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