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Local politics: Here’s what you missed this fortnight

By 30 July 2015
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The public housing revolution starts Andrew Barr has been pretty busy on the subject of public housing since taking the top job. His main task is to refresh the entire ACT p...

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (1 and 2 August 2015)

By 30 July 2015 2
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This weekend's highlights include a documentary film festival, a winter festival at the National Portrait Gallery and free ice cream at the Canberra Centre. 1. Wildlife art ...

Boo-hoo, Adam

By 30 July 2015 26
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There's plenty in the news cycle this week about AFL star Adam Goodes. Or should that be indigenous star? Or maybe Australian of the Year, AFL legend and Aboriginal rights...

First look – QT Canberra’s new August menu

By 30 July 2015 1
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QT Canberra's Capitol Bar & Grill and Lucky's Speakeasy will next month introduce new menus - the first since they opened their doors. Ryan Johnstone went for a first look.  ...

Suspended prison sentence for Canberra woman convicted of animal cruelty

By 30 July 2015
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RSPCA ACT chief executive Tammy Ven Dange has praised a magistrate's decision to hand down a suspended prison sentence to a Canberra woman convicted of animal cruelty. The 2...

Shooting in McKellar overnight

By 29 July 2015
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ACT Policing is investigating a shooting incident which occurred early this morning in McKellar (Wednesday 29 July). About 9.30am, police received a report that a vehicle ha...

Car park thief nabbed in Gungahlin

By 29 July 2015 4
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ACT Policing arrested a 35-year-old Scullin man in an underground car park in Gungahlin for attempting to break into vehicles last night (28 July). About 11.15pm, police rec...

Innovation Connect grant recipients announced

By 29 July 2015

An online marketplace for health innovations, a mobile adventure game and a car performance monitoring tool are some of the projects that will share in $203,050 in the latest round of Innovation Connect funding. The ACT Government’s Innovation Connect grant program is designed to help Canberra-...

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How to get into snow business

By 28 April 2009 40

[First filed: April 28, 2009 @ 08:30] Having seen the weather report over the weekend and wanting to offer a new experience to my two-year-old daughter, I had been musing whether to head to the Brindabellas for some fun in the snow yesterday. Then I happened upon this post in which comment...

Avoid the Bonair Prorox B521i?

By 28 April 2009 8

Once again my awesome ducted heating failed  (I am talking about the Bonair Prorox B521i model, for those that aren't familiar with this piece of crap) on the very first day it needed to be used again.  FC:01 code on the controller again.  I was assured last time that this problem would n...

I wonder what they're trying to catch with bait like that?

By 28 April 2009 15

We've already established that the good people of Ainslie won't pick up beers that are left lying around. But sighted here on Ebden Street we appear to have some kind of trap baited with a copy of the Canberra Times. What on earth could they be trying to catch?...

Police Wrap - 28 April

By 28 April 2009 10

1. Spot Tobacconist knocked over: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a burglary at The Spot Tobacconist in Bunda Street, Canberra City over the weekend. Between 4pm Saturday (April 25) and 9am Monday (April 27) unknown offenders forcibly gained access to the premises. It is believed they use...

$12 mil for Civic as budget leaking gets serious

By 28 April 2009 6

The ACT Government is drip feeding quite a lot of its budget in advance. One way to dominate the local news cycle we suppose and it's not as if the financial markets care much. The latest is Chief Minister Stanhope promising to spend $12 million sprucing up the paving and street furniture around ...

Brumbies blackout explained - Lights going out in New Zealand

By 28 April 2009 1

Many of us were surprised, and then relieved, that Fox couldn't manage to show the first 33 minutes of the Brumbies' horrible loss in Wellington. Haka explains that the "technical difficulties" which delayed the start of the preceding Red vs Blues game were in fact a power outage at the North Har...

The end of the Belconnen Remand Centre

By 28 April 2009 9

John Hargreaves has proudly announced the closure of the Black Hole of Belconnen, aka the Belconnen Remand Centre. Minister for Corrections John Hargreaves MLA today announced that all prisoners from Belconnen Remand Centre (BRC) have been moved to the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC). This mea...

Water, water everywhere and not a drop anywhere useful...

By 28 April 2009 7

Whilst enjoying an afternoon stroll with my dear Stafford, I noticed the Chisholm firepeeps up on a crane hosing... something.  Or nothing.  I am not sure if they were training as I couldn't see any sign of fire or chemical spill where they were hosing.  Does anyone know if this is a ...

Every Base Covered - An Anthology of Short Plays

By 28 April 2009

Sam Floyd is best known to many of us for his penchant for juggling in public places wearing fishnets, a tutu, and a smile. But he's actually winning a lot of awards for his play writing. From 20 May to 30 May Freshly Ground Theatre is putting on an anthology of his short plays at Gorman ...

Civic Mcdonalds - On it's way to being worse than Erindale?

By 28 April 2009 52

There is nothing more satisfying than medium cheeseburger meal at the end of a hard day. But I'm sorry to say that Civic Mcdonald's just fails me every time. First of all - I know you work in a hell hole and it's probably not the most satisfying job in the world, but a smile goes a long way. The cus...

On staffers and the internet

By 28 April 2009 10

So Saturday's Canberra Times dragged RiotACT into the issue of staffers and public comment. This morning Mark Parton had me on 2CC to talk about it. We didn't really tackle the bigger issues and in a lot of ways I was just a curtain raiser for Jorian Gardner to cavort on air. Anyway, I have no...

Canberra's Housing Glut?

By 28 April 2009 19

I have heard too many times that Canberra has a housing shortage and that this is why house prices are so absurdly high.  So I did some digging and looked at median house price growth vs. population growth vs. new dwelling commencements.  The figures (limited by data availability) are as follows: ...

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