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Ask RiotACT: So, the GST is Going to Increase…?

By 26 November 2015 5
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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Brumbies take taxpayers for an extra $720,000

By 26 June 2009 66

[First filed: May 21, 2009 @ 14:31] The ABC brings word that on top of a regular $1 million a year of taxpayer love the Brumbies have hooked in for an extra $720,000 following International Sporting Clothing going titsup. Brumbies chief executive Andrew Fagan says the shortfall would not have...

Want to learn how to bang the drum?

By 26 June 2009

This one's drifted across my desk and I though it sounded like fun. From the blurb: Music For Everyone announces a new program of classical PERCUSSION tuition for youth and adults, beginner to advanced levels. This new program will focus on the percussion instruments played in bands and orch...

Images of Canberra - The Golden Curtain at the Botanic Gardens

By 26 June 2009 16

Red_dog (of Lushpup fame) has sent in this amazing photograph with the following note: I have the misting fog irrigation system at the Australian National Botanic Gardens to thank for this one ... I was in the rainforest gully section when the mist jets came on further up the gully and rolled...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 26 June

By 26 June 2009 8

[First filed: June 25, 2009 @ 08:34] The year might be getting away from us all, but we can can wave to the weeks as they fly by. What's worth seeing and doing around town this weekend as the days slowly start to get longer? Just leave your suggestions in the comments....

In the small hours, the Greens come through for the Government

By 26 June 2009 4

The ABC informs us that at 2am the ACT's 2009/10 budget was passed after the Greens first agreed to help the Government limit the speaking times in the debates, and then voted with the government to get the thing over the top of the Liberals. Liberal MLA Vicki Dunne says the two parties are too c...

Tradies Uber Alles - swallowing the Labor Club

By 26 June 2009 37

Comrades rejoice! The Canberra Times reports that the Labor Club venues are not falling far from the tree. They've been bought up for $20 million by the Canberra Tradesmen's Union Club. While the mighty CFMEU does occasionally strike out on its own, it's still part of the family....

Tuggeranong Dog park - the Happiest Place on Earth (for dogs anyway)

By 26 June 2009 27

For some reason, I hadn't noticed the new dog-off-lead park in Tuggers - probably because it isn't that noticeable unless you are looking for it. Anyway, a neighbor of ours told me about it the other day and we (myself and doggies) ventured forth to see what the fuss was about. It was actually ...

Less sexual assault and burglary, more assault

By 25 June 2009 9

Simon Corbell has announced the tabling of the March 2009 Criminal Justice Statistical Profile. "I am very encouraged to see the reduction in the number of criminal cases in several of the major crime categories," Mr Corbell said. "The most notable of these was a 22% decrease in sexual offence...

More scholarships to CIT

By 25 June 2009 1

Andrew Barr has announced that the ACT Government is going to pay for a thousand extra students to attend CIT next year, up from 300 current scholarship places to 1,300. An extra 1,000 Canberrans will have access to scholarships to help them study at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) fro...

The Perils of wrangling the Rush Hour

By 25 June 2009 38

The self styled auto-vigilantes of the RushHHour Underground are having another track day at Marulan on 18 July between 9am and 4pm. They sent out the following message to their Track Day Group which I personally found enlightening when it comes to the perils of running this kind of event: Hey...

Letting the whole Assembly horn in on the multicultural festival

By 25 June 2009 6

The Greens' Amanda Bresnan, triumphant in State of Origin rivalry, is thrilled that the always controversial Multicultural Festival is to be freed from John Hargreaves idea of fun: ACT Greens Multicultural Affairs Spokesperson, Amanda Bresnan MLA has welcomed the Government’s announcement to de...

LBG free of the BGA! Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are f

By 25 June 2009 5

The National Capital Authority has, at long last, advised that Lake Burley Griffin is once again fit for use after closures began in the long long ago of February. NCA Chief Executive, Gary Rake said the lake is now considered safe for recreational use. ‘Water-quality results received today,...

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