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Local Leaders Jack Taylor (The Jack Taylor Group)

By 22 October 2014
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Canberra entrepreneur Jack Taylor is proof that you don't need an MBA or years of experience to start a successful business (or four). The 22-year-old, who started his first...

Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014 12

Edward Gough Whitlam was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975, and a genius of humanity. I think that perhaps the only person worthy of delivering Gough’s ...

What are the worst traffic lights in Canberra?

By 22 October 2014

By the 'worst', I mean the most frustrating and disruptive, the ones that always seem to be red, no matter from which direction you approach them, and particularly if it's on the more important road of the two at an intersection.  The ones which really get on your wick. My own 'top two' are the ...

Mower repair

By 22 October 2014 3

My daughter needs to have her mower looked at. Her teenage boys have been fiddling with it trying to get it going. It will start but won't keep going. Can anyone recommend someone, maybe a hobbyist, to do a reasonably priced job?...

Elderly man missing; assistance sought

By 22 October 2014

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 80-year-old man, Vernon Pretty. Vernon was last seen this morning about 6.45am when he left his u...

Book Launch: ‘Fire in the Afternoon’ by John Stokes

By 22 October 2014

Celebrated poet John Stokes does not shy from the contentious and the harrowing, his verse evokes the plain truth about love, sex and chaos. In a clear, resonant voice Fire in ...

Concrete slab: Normal vs Waffle Pod recommendations

By 22 October 2014 2

Hi All, I am looking to build a house in Canberra, and I was given the option to either go with a waffle pod slab with single glazed windows or a normal slab with double glazed windows to achieve the 6 star rating. Do any of you out there have any suggestions as to which option would be best suitab...

Big improvement in waiting times despite ED’s busiest year

By 22 October 2014

Canberra’s emergency departments are facing unprecedented demand according to the latest Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report (AIHW) into emergency departments across Australia, Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher said today. In 2013-14 Canberra’s emergency depa...

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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...

Police Wrap - 25 November

By 25 November 2008 10

1. ACT Policing wants you to know they're supporting white ribbon day today. That is the UN designated International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. --- 2. Police are alarmed that Canberra might chronicle a record number of drink driving offences this year. Better pull some ...

Lawson and Crace cop a native title claim?

By 25 November 2008 9

The ABC reports that Shane Mortimer of the Ngambrie has sent the Prime Minister's office a demand that the sensitive flora and fauna of Crace and Lawson be preserved from the growing Gungahlinite sprawl. "We have a responsibility to make sure that the land here is cared for," he said. "This is...

Pop the Pot 2008

By 25 November 2008 1

One of Canberra's longest running, and most claustrophobic, live music festivals is kicking off on Saturday night when "POP THE POT '08" grumbles into gear. Getting there early to get a seat is highly recommended, as are multiple rounds of chicken wings and meat balls to keep you going through th...

RiotACT Birthday Drinkies.

By 25 November 2008 51

This Thursday RiotACT turns 8. 27 November 2000 was the dawn of the RiotERA, a cranky old 486 with 16MB of RAM running PHP Nuke code on a borrowed fixed IP and a address pointing it in. We still have readers arriving on that We'll be having a few quiet drinks at Edgars in Ain...

Where is Canberra's Big Book of Public Art?

By 25 November 2008 14

On Saturday I dropped into the Chisholm shops and noticed this piece of public art.  I am seriously underwhelmed by it.   It did make me ask whether there is a website where you can find out about Canberra's public art.  Five minutes of Googling and as far as I can tell there isn't one, alt...

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