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ACT Government releases Community Engagement Strategy on Climate Change

By 31 July 2014

The ACT Government’s Community Engagement Strategy on Climate Change, released today by Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, builds on the large amount of work already being done in the territory to tackle the causes and effects of climate change. “Climate projections for the ACT indicat...

Rally for Gaza – Saturday 2nd August

By 31 July 2014

A public protest in solidarity with Palestine has been organised for this Saturday, August 2, at 1pm in Petrie Plaza, Canberra. Over 1000 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli military in the Gaza strip, with over 80 percent of the dead babies and children. The Israeli Defence Forces have no...

Online form speeds up registration process for working with vulnerable people checks

By 31 July 2014 2

A new online form will help speed up the application process for Working with Vulnerable People registrations, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, announced today. More than 55,000 WWVP applications have been received by the ACT Office of Regulatory Services since the program began in November 2012. &#...

Bartleby – The Street Theatre (Review)

By 31 July 2014 2

Bartleby, Julian Hobba’s modern-day adaptation of the parable by Herman Melville, recreates the malaise of the office and shows us the disintegration of a man no longer ab...

Witnesses sought; Rivett aggravated robbery

By 30 July 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Rivett this morning (Wednesday July 30). About 7.45am, a man entered the Rivett Newsagency holding a large kitchen ...

Going for a world record with Christmas light display

By 30 July 2014

Who says it’s too early for talk of Christmas? This Christmas, Canberra’s City centre will transform into a wonderful festival of lights as the Richards family bring the...

Seeking a good reasonably priced range-hood installer

By 30 July 2014

I need someone who can remove a gas oven and replace it with an electric oven. I would also like to install a range-hood (where there hasn’t been one before – it will also need ducting through the roof).  Does anyone have any good experiences preferably on the south side of town? ...

ACTTAB to be sold to Tabcorp

By 30 July 2014 5

The ACTTAB shareholders have announced today that following a competitive tender process Tabcorp has been chosen as the successful purchaser of ACTTAB. The sale of ACTTAB and as...

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World Youth Day responsible for your lurgy?

By 27 September 2008 10

The Canberra Times is running the usual “woe is me” tale from the ACT Chamber of Commerce. This time the Chamber is fretting that a particularly bad flu season will spell doom for their ever at risk membership. Professional fretter Professor Peter Collignon, from the ANU, even goes so fa ...

The Feldons - Down on Love

By 27 September 2008 7

Keen as we are on showing off home grown music videos allow me to present Riot regulars, The Feldons, and their latest bit of YouTube goodness: Down on love. ...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 26 September

By 27 September 2008 26

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 26 September [ 26 September 2008 to 28 September 2008. ] [First filed: September 25, 2008 @ 10:30] Greetings again to the RiotACT hive mind! With the weekend upon us why not share you k ...

Election Wrap - 27 September

By 27 September 2008 3

CAP: James Sizer is going in to bat for the taxi drivers. He also appears to be siding with the taxi industry and using the “situation” to take shots at John Hargreaves. Norvan Vogt is railing against large round numbers being offered as a substitute for policy or process. ...

RiotACT Sim Challenge - How James Higgins went

By 27 September 2008 1

On Thursday night James Higgins, Greens for Ginninderra, took up the daunting RiotACT Sim Challenge, despite having busted his mousing wrist this week falling off a bicycle. Fortunately his pint-drinking wrist was still in good working order and he powered through a frenetic three hours and ten yea ...

Candle Shop alight!

By 27 September 2008 20

[First filed: September 26, 2008 @ 11:31] The Woden Plaza had to be evacuated not to long ago because the Dusk Candle shop caught on fire… Luckily no one was injured… And Emergency Services tells us the fire is now out, and the area is being ventilated.  [ED - my Woden source texted it ...

September Notices

By 27 September 2008

We’re reviving the notices section on RiotACT. Notices will be consolidated through the month and bumped back onto the front page every Saturday. Just use the contact form, or email john@the-riotact.com. Things for sale, events, notifications, warnings, and personals. Knock yourselves out. An ...

Canberra pets - Lizards, anyone?

By 26 September 2008 7

Recently, whilst looking for some info for my wife regarding a discussion about bird eating spiders (they do exist!), I found this website: http://www.exoticpets.com.au/ The owner has broken it up into 2 sites, live animal shows and the shop.  I couldn’t help it, I was curious, and wanted to ...

RiotACT: Its like Gillnetting for Gossip

By 26 September 2008 12

With a Stateline piece going to air tonight comparing what they see as the forums for opinion in Canberra, and nothing yet running on the Riot as a counterpoint to it. I’m not saying it is this the only thing RiotACT is, and that Stateline will be wrong, just that it could be seen as this. Those [ ...

Candidate Questionaires for 26 September

By 26 September 2008 18

1. Bonus points go to Dr Alvin Hopper, CAP for Molonglo, the first candidate to answer your questions and return a completed RiotACT candidate questionaire. Many thanks to him for leading the way. 2. RiotACT regular Mike Crowther, CAP for Ginninderra, is the second cab off the rank. ...

New Tower on Tuggeranong Hill

By 26 September 2008 19

Has anyone else noticed the new tower on top of Tuggeranong Hill? Does anyone know what it is? ...

Election Betting Market update - Liberals still friendless

By 26 September 2008 24

Election Betting Market update - Liberals still friendless After a week of campaigning that’s brought us nothing more substantial than Bartlett-gate, the 3-to-1 return on the Liberals hasn’t been enough to attract them more s ...

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