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FFA Cup clash to be the spectacle fans have been dreaming of

By 16 September 2014 1

As far as occasions go for Tuggeranong United Football Club, few have been – and will be – as monumental as this evening’s round of 16 FFA Cup match against Melbourne Vic...

North Canberra Community Council meeting 17 September

By 16 September 2014

Our 17 September meeting will also be our Annual General Meeting. It will be held at 7.30 pm at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland St, Hackett. Members and North Canberra residents are invited to attend. The agenda includes: Ainslie and north Canberra traffic issues (Roads ACT) Acceptance of Annual Ge...

Good Lawyers and Accountants for Businesses in the ACT

By 16 September 2014 1

Hi, Does anyone know any good lawyers or accountants in the ACT for small business? A friend of mine is looking to acquire a business she is working at and just needs a nice solicitor to handle the takeover and an accountant to deal with the business going forward. Thanks for your help. H...

Future Transport in Belconnen – BCC September Forum

By 16 September 2014

The September 2014 Belconnen Community Council Public Forum will be held at: 7.30pm, Tuesday 16 September 2014 in the Community Room above the Belconnen Library Chandler Street, Belconnen The meeting will commence with Council business and a brief update on amendments to the BCC Constitution...

Westbourne Woods and the Brickworks- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 7)

By 16 September 2014

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many peo...

Capital Metro endorsed by Cabinet – light rail is a go!

By 15 September 2014 40

I was in the room for the Capital Metro Industry Briefing at the National Convention Centre this morning when Simon Corbell, Capital Metro Agency Minister, announced that the business case for Capital Metro had been endorsed by Cabinet, and the project approved. Total cost - 783 million dollars....

Local Sports Wrap 13th and 14th September

By 15 September 2014

FOOTBALL: National Premier League: Capital Football Belconnen United was crowned National Premier League: Capital Football champions after edging out Canberra FC 3-2 on pena...

Couples Don’t Talk

By 15 September 2014

Smiths Alternative Bookshop is emerging as one of the artistic venues in Canberra - supporting emerging and established local talent. Domenic Mico the owner of Smiths is putting his all into getting unique shows up and running. He has  supported the likes of  'Blokes Don't Talk'  and is now di...

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17 year old overdoses on heroin in one of canberra's 'regulated' brothels

By 2 November 2008 132

The Canberra Times has reported that: "Janine Cameron was found dead from a heroin overdose in Fyshwick's Exotic Studio brothel on September 15, just six weeks after her 17th birthday." This leads me to question the level of exploitation that the prositition industry turns a blind eye to.  Is...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 31 October

By 31 October 2008 28

Greetings again Rioters! So what things are worth seeing and doing in the entertaining capital of Australia this weekend? Just leave your suggestions in the comments. ...

Movie Discussion Group verdict: THE WOMEN (Dendy, Manuka, Belconnen, Woden) *

By 31 October 2008

(From The Women tells the story of Mary Haines (Meg Ryan), a clothing designer who seems to have it all – a beautiful country home, a rich financier husband, an adorable 11-year-old daughter and a part-time career creating designs for her father's venerable clothing company. Her...

Wall Collapse in Belconnen?

By 31 October 2008 2

I have heard that there has been another building site accident in Belconnen today. Apparently a brick wall under construction has fallen onto some workers that had to be rushed to hospital. Anyone have more info or pictures? [ED - Also hearing a tree fell on a woman in civic today, more detai...

Building Collapse and OH&S in the ACT

By 31 October 2008 69

Firstly, can I thank all of you who have posted to Riot Act over the past few days on the collapse of formwork at the Leighton's job in civic on Monday.  It is important that the issues surrounding occupational health and safety on construction are discussed in all social and political forums, and ...

Dust over Gungahlin today (and other days)

By 31 October 2008 22

I wondered what Rioters think of todays dust blowing from the impressive new mountain so quickly built just SE of Magnet Mart. It is my observation, here and interstate that the real estate developers and construction industries are cut much slack when it comes to dust emissions from their sites....

Rival data centre bid

By 31 October 2008 39

Putting the lie to TRE’s accusation that investors would stay away from Canberra in droves, another investment group has revealed advanced plans for a data centre and associated stand-by power station. On 666 this morning, two reps of the proposal explained that they have identified a site, hav...

Police Wrap - 31 October

By 31 October 2008 11

1. Late night bag snatching and assault in Reid: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault on a 32-year-old Reid woman which occurred around 12am today in Reid (October 31). The incident took place as the woman was walking to the Monterey apartments on Boolee Street. The victim was stru...

One isolated incident and the camera rent seekers come out.

By 31 October 2008 58

Little surprises me when it comes to the ability of certain RiotACT commenters to take a discussion self-indulgently off the rails. But I was intrigued yesterday when the burned out buses on Akuna Street degenerated into the great global debate on public surveilance camera networks. (Oddly Lo...

Joel Monaghan stays until 2011

By 31 October 2008 6

The Australian informs us that the Raiders' star winger Joel Monaghan is planning to stay with the club until at least 2011. "I'm looking at extending for a couple of years," Monaghan said. "I think I have played my best footy when I have been in Canberra. Before I left I was playing pretty good...

Found thumb drive, Dickson Shopping Centre: 166 Egypt holiday pics!

By 30 October 2008 39

I found a 1Gb SanDisk Cruzer Micro thumbdrive in Dickson Shopping Centre today. It was lying on the ground under the covered walkway that runs along the National Bank building, near the two outdoor post boxes. It's missing its lid, but is otherwise completely intact. The drive contains a whole ra...

Does Movember take a cut from 'donations' for profit?

By 30 October 2008 40

A friend of mine participated in Movember last year - but was disgusted afterwards, he told me, when he discovered the organisers take quite a cut from the proceeds. He nominated 40 per cent, but I don't know if that's true ... Does anyone know how Movember's finances work? 100 per cent of fu...

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