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RiotACT Face Off: Should funded tertiary education be subject selective?

By 20 October 2014 2

It's time for another RiotACT Face Off. This week, we asked Kate Carnell and Steven Bailey to share their thoughts on government funding of tertiary education. Both were give...

Witnesses sought to disturbance outside Canberra Hospital

By 20 October 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a disturbance that occurred outside the Canberra Hospital this morning (Monday, 20 October). About 11.15am, police responded to reports of ...

Blogonomics Workshop in October with Carly Jacobs from Smaggle

By 20 October 2014

Hello lovely Canberrans! I'm an ex-Canberra gal who's now a professional blogger living in Melbourne. I'm returning to Canberra next week to teach a workshop on how to grow ...

New laws to reduce red-tape for community fundraising and food businesses

By 20 October 2014 3

New laws to be introduced into the Legislative Assembly this week will reduce red-tape for several food businesses and community groups by removing the need for not-for-profit groups to appoint a food safety supervisor when fundraising, Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher announced...

The Shiny Bum Singers reveal all – but only once!

By 20 October 2014

Canberra’s very own public service parody troupe, The Shiny Bum Singers, have momentarily escaped their desks to present a return season of Rampant Bureaucracy. First seen...

A-E reporting for Year 10 Certificates from this year

By 20 October 2014

Year 10 students in the ACT will have their achievements graded from A-E in nationally recognised standards on their Certificate for the first time this year, Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch said today. The change from school-based descriptions of achievements to nationally agreed ...

Police investigating body in creek

By 19 October 2014 5

ACT Policing is responding to a report of a body in a creek in Symonston. About 2.15pm today (Sunday, October 19) four men who were fishing located what appears to be a body. Police were called and are currently at the scene at Jerrabomberra Creek. Enquiries are continuing. (ACT Policing...


By 19 October 2014

This year's Pet Expo has a mountain of things to do and see! Join us on Saturday 1 November for the second RSPCA ACT Pet Expo! 10:00am - 3:00pm - 12 Kirkpatrick Street Westo...

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By 26 November 2008 57

[First filed: November 17, 2008 @ 15:37] Hey guys.  I'm new to Riotact but I really need your help. 8 days ago a ferret named Jules went missing from Sid Barnes Cres in Gordon (right near the shops). The chances of finding her alive are really really slim, I know that - but please if...

The talks go on... economic insulation in the balance

By 26 November 2008 6

Supreme Leader Stanhope has announced that yesterday's grand council of chiefs meeting (he describes them as "The movers and shakers from Canberra's tourism, property, educational and business worlds") was a great success in terms of positivity and enthusiasm. Despite this success more meetings a...

Zeff's rises from the ashes

By 26 November 2008 32

After months lying derelict since it caught fire in June Zeffirelli's in Dickson is showing signs of life. The interior looks ready for business and men in overalls were hard at work removing the graffiti yesterday. Most importantly they're hiring. Student who like going to restaurants,...

'Ere we go, 'Ere we go, 'Ere we go! Petrol to drop under $1 a litre.

By 26 November 2008 33

If this is recession I say give me more! The ABC informs us that Canberra petrol prices are going to go under $1 a litre this week despite the gloomy prognostication of the peak oil doom-mongers who bravely said it would never happen. Interest rates plumetting, petrol prices down by more than ...

Canberra Goss - The suspense is killing me

By 26 November 2008 184

[First filed: 11:21 21 November 2008] It looks like our friends who have been thinking about asking "them" for a better website for Canberra might finally be getting what they want. The Canberra Goss website proclaims that it is going to do something more useful than run a hideous flash an...

The property council infrastructure wishlist

By 26 November 2008 59

[First filed: November 25, 2008 @ 13:03] The ACT division of the Property Council has announced their wishlist of the top ten boondoggles pump priming money could be hosed at in the ACT. They are: Very Fast Train (VFT) The Property Council proposes that the Commonwealth, State and Ter...

Gungahlin gets more public art

By 26 November 2008 21

We've had some horrified comments in the last couple of days about the artwork being constructed in Gungahlin. Now Jon Stanhope has announced what it is: ‘The Gungahlin' is a cluster of 12 flat-topped stones, some suitable for sitting, and a larger centrally placed stone for public speaking...

Any Waiter/Waitress Experiences Lately?

By 26 November 2008 74

What is going on? Seriously our Waiters/Waitresses service here in Canberra is somewhat losing there touch. If you have visited Melbourne lately you will know what I mean, the staff in Melbourne are brilliant. I wont say which cafe in Manuka I am referring to, But if you eat in Manuka you will s...

A darker side of Christmas

By 25 November 2008 14

John Hargreaves has announced the start of the 2008 Domestic Violence Christmas Program. Sadly over the festive period there's also a need for additional crisis accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence. To this end 10 Housing ACT properties are being set aside as additio...

Trackside Festival, Thoroughbred Park, Canberra, 22/11/08 - A review

By 25 November 2008 15

[First filed: November 24, 2008 @ 15:54] "Oh my god, bogans in fluros - how cute!", a girl in pink tights next to me yells, at the wet Trackside Festival on Saturday. Cold and wet were most, as mother nature decided to take part in the all-ages festivities. The rain and soft storms brought...

Canberra A-League Bid Gathers Pace

By 25 November 2008 19

SBS's The World Game is reporting that Canberra's A-League Bid is continuing to gather pace. Ivan Slavich, the bid leader, "claims the Australian Capital Territory is fertile ground for league expansion and his bid should "tick every box" for entry requirement." There was also a piece in the SMH ove...

Deficit budget on the cards?

By 25 November 2008 15

The Canberra Times has a piece on our brave leader, Jon Stanhope, publicly mulling the possibility of the ACT budget going into deficit as the global economy implodes. For mine there's nothing wrong with a bit of deficit spending in the down times of an economic cycle. But in the past budget d...

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