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Police investigate fatal collision in Royalla

By 28 November 2015

ACT Policing are investigating a three-vehicle collision in Royalla this afternoon (Saturday 28 November) in which a motorcyclist has died. About 5.20pm, police received a r...

Pick of the Markets: Serendipity Soaps

By 28 November 2015

I'm back! But I'm no longer reviewing weekend hot spots. The team thought it would be fun and something a little different, to review local Canberra markets and the stalls that fre...

Getting the most out of your real Christmas tree

By 27 November 2015
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Editor note: Next week, we'll be starting our Christmas gift-maker interview series. Watch this space. Do you get a real Christmas tree? Curious about giving one a go in pl...

This weekend’s top picks for the DESIGN Canberra festival

By 27 November 2015
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DESIGN Canberra raced out of the gate proving that the capital is very much en vogue. The festival—now in its second year—is putting on more than 70 events and activities, ...

Garage Sales on this weekend (28 and 29 November 2015)

By 27 November 2015
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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...

Ask RiotACT: So, the GST is Going to Increase…?

By 26 November 2015 14
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Can anyone answer some of these questions in relation to what appears an almost certain increase in the GST from 10% to 15% : 1) If the prices of goods/services rises, will ...

Whats on in Canberra this weekend (28 and 29 November 2015)

By 26 November 2015 5

The Christmas season is in full swing as of this weekend. The Street Theatre presents Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, an alternate telling of Dickens’ classic tale; Christmas i...

Crowdfunding talk with the Light Clock guys

By 26 November 2015 2
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With only seven days left of their Kickstarter campaign (it seems that we can't stay away from the crowdfunding projects here at RiotACT this week), The Light Clock are one o...

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Belconnen Way gets narrower for cars

By 18 June 2009 25

Of all the very many complaints one hears about ACTION the time it takes to get from Belconnen to Civic is one that never comes up. And yet it remains a fascination for the Stanhope Government. Long term followers of the Legislative Assembly still giggle at plans for the magical time travel bu...

Do People Even Notice, Let Alone Help????

By 18 June 2009 56

As many Rioters may know, I have a vision impairment and as such from time to time encounter obstacles etc in my day to day activities. Yesterday morning I dropped my youngest at his Day Care and proceeded to the Cohen St. Action Bus Station. I entered from the side off Josephson St and approached...

Electric hot water systems defended

By 18 June 2009 22

Andrew Barr had his wrist slapped yesterday for not fronting estimates committees when asked to (the ABC has details). But he's certainly revelling in seeing off Green plans to get electric hot water systems banned in the ACT: The main problems with the Greens Party’s original ill-conceived ...

Assembly fails to show unity on Commonwealth veto.

By 18 June 2009 17

The Canberra Times reports on an epic fail in the Legislative Assembly's efforts to present a united front in their efforts to convince the Federales we're grown up enough to not need a precautionary hair trigger veto kept in the top shelf. It started with the Greens wanting to include a bitch an...

Images of Canberra - Sunrise in Cook

By 18 June 2009 19

[First filed: June 17, 2009 @ 09:11] Pommy Bastard has sent in this lovely shot of a gold and foggy sunrise on the Cook playing fields. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to

Transact upping their Charges

By 18 June 2009 44

I received a letter for Transact yesterday telling me they were upping their monthly rates on the Web and phone deal I have with them to $59.95 per month. They said its due to rising costs to provide the service and even mentioned how nice they have been in absorbing those on my behalf until now. T...

A Hidden Canberra Gem - The National Public Service Memorial

By 17 June 2009 45

The National Public Service Memorial, commissioned as a Bicentennial project, is an acknowledgement of the contribution made by Australia's public servants to the good governance of Australia. It sits just to one side of Federation Mall near the East Block building now housing the National Archi...

Works to improve York Park begin

By 17 June 2009 9

View Larger Map Back in 2005 we noted that York Park had been saved from conversion into a car park thanks to the lobbying of the Liberal's Senator Gary Humphries. While it looks like just a scraggly copse of oaks planted too close together the historical significance is pretty huge. They were...

Police Wrap - 17 June

By 17 June 2009 14

1. To catch a thief in Red Hill: ACT Policing has arrested a 32-year-old man after a report was received by police of a burglary at a Red Hill residential address around 9.09am today (June 17). The victim returned home around 9am to find an unknown male in his house. The surprised home owner c...

Support Freedom in Iran

By 17 June 2009 26

Since Friday's election millions of Iranians have risked their lives to fight for democracy and freedom. Let's show them that they are not alone. Come and show your support for human rights and freedom of expression in Iran. Gather on the lawns of Parliament house this Thursday June 18 at 5pm for...

Andrew Barr takes an axe to the EPIC

By 17 June 2009 14

Facing a censure motion for failing to front the Estimates Committee Andrew Barr has announced that, having failed to abolish the Exhibition Park board, he's getting a new one. The Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation Andrew Barr today announced the Government will seek new members for the ...

Cheap eats in Civic

By 17 June 2009 55

We've done similar posts to this before, but as a City office worker I'm wondering where the biggest, cheapest, bestest lunch is to be found in Civic. The criteria is................tasty, under $10 and big enough that i'm not feeling hungry again by 3pm.  Bonus points if you can squeeze a can ...

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