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Best of Canberra taste off – Chinese

By 31 August 2015 2
Sammys 1

It seems RiotACT readers love Chinese food just as much as I do. There were more than 35 different Chinese restaurants that got a mention after this week's call out for Canberra's ...

To go or not to go, that is the question

By 31 August 2015 5

Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon will today reveal whether he will continue as head of the trade union royal commission after he was embroiled in a conflict of interest scanda...

RSPCA ACT celebrates 60 years of animal welfare work

By 31 August 2015
Vintage RSPCA

The year was 1955. The polio vaccine passed its first large scale test, Elvis Presley made his TV debut, the Vietnam War began and Robert Menzies was Prime Minister. It was als...

Uber is coming to Canberra. Will you use it?

By 31 August 2015 7

If you are a regular taxi user, there’s a good chance you've heard of Uber, the upstart company that is threatening taxi industries all over the world. Already operating i...

Time to learn from planning overreach

By 31 August 2015

Two planning announcements have raised a few eyebrows in Canberra recently.  The first was that the government had taken back the running of the infamous Westside container...

More speed cameras for the ACT – effective or waste of money?

By 31 August 2015 7

The ACT Government has announced it will expand the territory’s speed camera network from today, with at least 30 new locations for mobile speed vans being trialled by the en...

Man and teen to face court over Scullin burglary

By 31 August 2015

ACT Policing apprehended a 27-year-old man from Queanbeyan and 14-year old teen from Florey, for burglary on a house in Scullin on Saturday (29 August). About 2pm, the two all...

New Canberra Brickworks plan a win for the community

By 31 August 2015 2
artists impression yarralumla brickworks

The Yarralumla Residents Association welcomes the government’s scaled down development plans near the Canberra Brickworks and looks forward to further discussion about the d...

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Police Wrap - 2 May

By 2 May 2009 10

1. Abduction in Kaleen? ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a possible abduction attempt at Kaleen Primary School this afternoon. Just after 3.00pm a six-year-old boy walking between the primary school and pre-school was approached by a man who attempted to pull him in to some nearby bushes. ...

Secret Salaries in the ACT?

By 2 May 2009 18

[First filed: May 01, 2009 @ 09:14] Here's something interesting from Zed Seselja's office: “When the Treasurer was asked in the Public Accounts Committee about the salary packages of senior ACTEW employees, Ms Gallagher’s answer was that salaries were a ‘private matter for the individua...

Lost Cat - Woden Area

By 2 May 2009 18

My much loved cat has been missing since 28th April 2009 from the Phillip flats (across from Woden Plaza - behind the new development site). She is a female grey tabby answering to the name 'Bree'. She was last seen wearing a red collar (although she has been known to get out of it before so may not...

Stupid Assembly games pt 157: Libs register

By 2 May 2009 15

The ABC is reporting that the ACT Liberals have been sprung as having registered the website domain Given use of a person's actual name is *supposed* to be fairly closely controlled, it isn't surprising then to find that the domain name overlords have launched an "immediate in...

Mike Jeffreys speaks his mind on leaving 2CC

By 1 May 2009 21

Former 2CC morning host Mike Jeffreys is dropping a bucket on his former employers following his abrupt parting of the ways at the station. It was my choice to leave. Not true. I was called in to the manager's office last Friday, told I was sacked and asked to return my door key then and there. ...

Open Day At The Former Belconnen Remand Centre

By 1 May 2009 13

A special Open Day will be held at the former Belconnen Remand Centre from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday 9 May 2009. The facility has been decommissioned following the recent movement of prisoners to the ACT’s new prison, the Alexander Maconochie Centre. Corrections officers will be on hand to answ...

Canberra Sustainable Careers Expo

By 1 May 2009

Here's something for younger readers trying to figure out what to do with their lives. This from the email that came in: We are a small group of youth working to organize Canberra's first Sustainable Careers Expo, seeking skills and energy from passionate people. We are looking to promote ...

Protect the Public Servants = Protect Yourself??

By 1 May 2009 11

The CPSU spin on plans to cut staffing levels at the Immigration Department (as reported by the ABC) shows no original thinking.   How long will people keep throwing out the "protecting our borders" crap to try and scare the public into thinking we somehow need to staff up on bureaucrats?  A s...

Auditor-General not pleased with road safety progress

By 1 May 2009 3

The Auditor-General has announced a new report: Follow-up Audit: Implementation of Audit Recommendations on Road Safety. The auditor does not seem very pleased with progress: Overall, TAMS made mixed progress in implementing recommendations from Performance Audit Report No. 4 of 2006, Road Saf...

Stop shaking

By 1 May 2009 25

We should stop shaking hands, says the Chief Minister. Or to be fair (as he explained on CM Talkback on 666 this morning) the Prime Minister and his health experts asked those present at COAG yesterday to go forth and promulgate the message - stop shaking hands and "engage correct coughing etique...

Police Wrap - 1 May

By 1 May 2009

1. House-breaking Narrabundah Rapist? ACT Policing is investigating a sexual assault that occurred in Narrabundah yesterday morning (April 30). Police attended a residence in the suburb shortly before noon after a woman was sexually assaulted in her Bungonia Street home by a male unknown to h...

ACTEW keep their friends close and their enemies closer out at the Cotter

By 1 May 2009 3

ACTEW have announced that they'd like Canberrans with an interest in the Cotter precinct (and I know there are quite a lot of you who are) to sign up and join the "Friends of the Cotter". Who should join the Friends of the Cotter? The group is made up of interested members of the public who ch...

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