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Ask RiotACT: solicitor recommendation (winding up family trust)

By 6 February 2016
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Hi all, I'm looking for a solicitor who is able to do the work involved in the winding up of a family trust. Does anyone know of one who is reliable and doesn't charge the ...

Planning an Elopement: making the decision

By 6 February 2016 7

On top of my already busy schedule -- full time pencil pusher, part time writer for the RiotACT and new business owner -- I am also currently organising my wedding for June this ...

Ask RiotACT: Road rules & riding to school

By 5 February 2016 8
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Children who walk or ride to school should know the road rules that apply when they cross a road. They should also know to what extent they can trust drivers to act according t...

Garage Sales on this weekend (5-7 February 2016)

By 5 February 2016
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 25 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds websi...

Uniforms a smart move for our schoolchildren

By 5 February 2016 9
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The audible collective sigh has drifted away upon summer’s hot winds as parents return to the normality of having their children back at school. Certainly the bank account...

Teen to face court over hoax call to school in Calwell

By 4 February 2016
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A teenager will face the ACT Children’s Court following a threatening phone call made to Calwell High School yesterday. Around 1pm yesterday, a staff member at Calwell Hig...

Six things to do in Canberra this weekend (5-7 February)

By 4 February 2016 2

With summer rapidly disappearing, it’s best to take the opportunity to be outdoors in the warm sun while you have the chance. This weekend, we recommend the Summerside Festival, ...

‘Legal rape’ advocate targets Canberra

By 4 February 2016 10

Pick-up artist and misogynist Daryush Valizadeh, founder of the organisation/publication Return of Kings has announced a trip to Australia to stage 'tribal meetings' in Sydney,...

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O'Connor Knights get ahead of themselves at the Kanga Cup

By 19 July 2009 8

The Canberra Times is carrying outrage about the victory song of the O'Connor Knights under 18's blokes in the Kanga Cup: The O'Connor Knights under-18 boys team chanted a song containing profanities, references to ill-treating women and drinking beer in celebration of their victory in a match on...

Raiders go down to Panthers 27-14

By 18 July 2009 4

TVNZ brings word that the Penrith Panthers have kicked on from a 18-0 half time break to beat our boys in green 27-14. It's going to be a long year....

Canberra man believed dead in Jakarta bombings

By 18 July 2009 10

The SMH is reporting that Canberra man, and Austrade official, Craig Senger, is believed to have been killed in the Jakarta bombings yesterday in Indonesia. The Austrade official, 36, from Canberra, is believed to have died in the bombing at the Ritz-Carlton and Marriott hotels in Jakarta on Fri...

Mother Nature Tuggeranong - Renovation or RIP?

By 18 July 2009 24

Spotted this morning at the Hyperdome - Mother Nature is swathed in black plastic with black spray-paint advising Closed for Renovations. I think most Tuggeranong regulars have noted that the Mother Nature here has been circling the drain for quite a while - prices went up, quality down, rang...

Time to learn how to actually be a comedian

By 18 July 2009 22

Many RiotACT commenters think they're hilarious. Fortunately Canberra comedian Jay Sullivan is going to help. From the event page: Always wanted to be the next Tom Gibson or Daniel Connell? Well call (02) 6293 1443 and enrol in The Comedy Tutorials at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre! We'l...

ACT otherWISE youth sustainability Workshops

By 18 July 2009 1

Are you a young person, aged (roughly) between 15 and 25 who is passionate about sustainability, or would you like to know more about how to make your life and your community more sustainable, and meet other young people committed to doing the same? Then come along to the ACT otherWISE youth sust...

Mt Ginn speedway

By 18 July 2009 32

I have recently being trying to find info on the Mt Ginn speedway that used to operate in canberra, but have drawn an almost complete blank Does anyone have any info/ memories of this facility that they would like to share?...

Anarchist groups in canberra?

By 18 July 2009 28

Hi I've recently moved to Canberra from Brisbane and can't seem to find any anarchist groups around. Just interested in meeting some like-minded people. Also any environmental activism groups. Thanks for any help...

Police Wrap - 17 July

By 17 July 2009 25

1. Thuggies come to Civic: ACT Legislative Assembly car park Friday, July 17, 2009 in which two males were assaulted and had cash and mobile phones stolen. ACT Policing Beats Team responded to the incident, in which it had been reported that the two males were assaulted by a group of five mal...

Flame Of The Week - Jenjen from the "Elite" suburb of Nicholls

By 17 July 2009 96

It was with a heavy heart that I let through a story by Brianh wanting to "spread the word" of plans by the Canberra Muslim Community (one of many CMCs) to buy a block of land in Nicholls, presumably for the same sorts of purposes as other religious communities buy land for without any great hue and...

Corin Forest

By 17 July 2009 11

Has anyone been up to Corin Forest this season? Is there much snow? Anywhere for small kids to have a bit of a toboggan ride or anything like that? We went up last season, but the hill was roped off and the cafe was pathetic - just wondering if anything has changed/improved?...

Pig sniffles to excuse elective surgery failures?

By 17 July 2009 17

The ABC reports that the eminently predictable flu season has once again taken the ACT health bureaucracy by surprise: More than 9,500 people presented to ACT public hospital emergency departments in June, making it the busiest month on record. Health Minister Katy Gallagher says most of the ...

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