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Subjugation of Women – an Urban Reality

By 31 October 2014 6

When I was overseas just recently in Barcelona, England and Dubai, I was reminded of a culture I have seen in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Sure, I saw the niquab in Dubai...

Capital Metro Business Case released

By 31 October 2014 1

The long awaited business case for the light rail line from Civic to Gungahlin has been released. At a media only event at the Gallery of Australian Design, the Chief Minister released the Business Case and the EOI simultaneously. Prospective tenderers have until mid December to prepare their bids. ...

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014

Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants. This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit ...

Where are the mowers?

By 31 October 2014 13

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height.... and not a single mower to be seen! Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frank...

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014

Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) r...

Charity Christmas Card Shop

By 31 October 2014

The Charity Christmas Card Shop will be opening on Monday 3 November, with lots of beautiful and very inexpensive cards and gifts from local charities. It’s at Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, Civic. It will be open from 10am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday until Thursday 18 December. For...

Whats on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014

Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum - Fear. DJ's, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia. Heather Lansdowne is att...

Westfield Belconnen Parking

By 31 October 2014 4

Hi Rioters Can anyone give a suggestion for cheaper parking at or very near Belconnen Westfield? A family member works unusual hours in the mall and sometimes doesn't finish until almost midnight.  The option of public transport doesn't work.  To bus it from Gungahlin to the mall is one thin...

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Human Rights Prison??

By 4 December 2008 27

With the imminent opening of Australia's first prison based on human rights philosophy, it makes me wonder how they can implement a blanket rule that prisoner's cannot smoke! Doesn't this breach their human rights by taking away their choice to smoke or not. Cigarettes in prison have also b...

Summernats feeling the pressure of Global Economic Crisis?

By 4 December 2008 98

The ABC have a story that the Summernats are feeling the pressure of a slowing economy.  The part of the story the caught my specific interest was at the end, "I don't want to end up in a situation where I'm really, really squeezed and I have to consider either, worse scenario, moving the event ...

Good Luck Haddles!

By 3 December 2008 7

RiotACT Troublemaker Hadley is off to the 2008 Australian Poetry Slam as one of 18 finalists from across the entirety of the country fronting up at the Sydney Opera House tomorrow. As he's no stranger to performing next to cellists in bunny suits we wish Hadley the best of luck and hope that ...

Police Wrap - 3 December

By 3 December 2008

1. Police would like some help with a fire in Holt: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a suspicious fire in an apartment block in Holt which occurred yesterday (December 2). Around 5.45pm police were called to the Parkview Apartments on Hardwick Crescent following reports of a fire. When po...

Krazy Kanberra Kartwheels - WARNING NSFW

By 3 December 2008 12

Over on YouTube lukecarberry has posted the above video with the following note: "Danny does an awesome set of cartwheels" It's tagged as Canberra and while not safe for those at work, or of a sensitive disposition, it's definitely one for the ladies who've been demanding some beefcake squ...

New Legislative Assembly - Who will be the first to rat

By 3 December 2008 12

Any thoughts on which of our new overlords will follow in the footsteps of  Trevor Kaine, Helen Cross and Richard Mulchay by ratting on their party and declaring themselves independents? Past form would have to suggest it will be one of the Liberals but my money is one of the Greens - probably ...

Man sets himself on fire

By 3 December 2008 61

The Herald Sun is reporting that a man has self immolated like a Buddhist monk outside Parliament House. He is believed to be part of a group seeking permanent residency....

Images of Canberra - Fairlight Road

By 3 December 2008 49

Pommy Bastard has continued his landscape series with this one he's sent in with the following note: "Hi mate, took this shot along "Fairlight road" at the end of Sunday's showers." To forestall the outcry; clicking on the image will give you a larger version. Got an image of Canberra y...


By 3 December 2008 3

...dead hot rockers, that is!!!! Rock music heavyweights, though quite slim to look at, Cell Block 69, have not hit Australian shores since their last visit here.  So it's with cautiously anticipatory joy that they return for just two shows.  That's right kids, Cell Block 69 are bring...

The new National Portrait Gallery

By 3 December 2008 28

[First filed: December 01, 2008 @ 14:20] The new National Portrait Gallery opens soon. There's a preview for members tonight and a media day on Wednesday. I don't fall into either of those groups but have been driving past the site pretty much every weekday during its construction. I ...

Canberra Goss gives up on Canberra? Things to do for New Years.

By 3 December 2008 78

Four days later and we're still waiting for Canberra Goss's Foreshore reportage. Even so we were astonished to read the girls have written off Canberra for New Years' completely! There’s no better reason to party than the birth of a brand new year. So pull out your party gear and head to one...

Canberra Liberals the laziest opposition in Australia?

By 3 December 2008 61

As far as I can tell this is the last media release out of the Canberra Liberals. It's dated 14 November. So in the last two weeks they've come across no issues worthy of wider exposure? The Government has been so flawless as to be beyond any reproach? No constituents have brought any issues to t...

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