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Ask RiotACT: solicitor recommendation (winding up family trust)

By 6 February 2016
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Hi all, I'm looking for a solicitor who is able to do the work involved in the winding up of a family trust. Does anyone know of one who is reliable and doesn't charge the ...

Planning an Elopement: making the decision

By 6 February 2016 4

On top of my already busy schedule -- full time pencil pusher, part time writer for the RiotACT and new business owner -- I am also currently organising my wedding for June this ...

Ask RiotACT: Road rules & riding to school

By 5 February 2016 5
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Children who walk or ride to school should know the road rules that apply when they cross a road. They should also know to what extent they can trust drivers to act according t...

Garage Sales on this weekend (5-7 February 2016)

By 5 February 2016
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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...

Uniforms a smart move for our schoolchildren

By 5 February 2016 7
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The audible collective sigh has drifted away upon summer’s hot winds as parents return to the normality of having their children back at school. Certainly the bank account...

Teen to face court over hoax call to school in Calwell

By 4 February 2016
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A teenager will face the ACT Children’s Court following a threatening phone call made to Calwell High School yesterday. Around 1pm yesterday, a staff member at Calwell Hig...

Six things to do in Canberra this weekend (5-7 February)

By 4 February 2016 2

With summer rapidly disappearing, it’s best to take the opportunity to be outdoors in the warm sun while you have the chance. This weekend, we recommend the Summerside Festival, ...

‘Legal rape’ advocate targets Canberra

By 4 February 2016 10

Pick-up artist and misogynist Daryush Valizadeh, founder of the organisation/publication Return of Kings has announced a trip to Australia to stage 'tribal meetings' in Sydney,...

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Inner North SEE-Change presents: Creating Urban Wetlands in Canberra's Inner

By 10 July 2009 18

Inner North SEE-Change presents:  Creating Urban Wetlands in Canberra's Inner North  Edwina Richardson from the Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water will discuss a range of wetland initiatives for Canberra’s inner north, including Banksia St, O’Connor Wetlands...

The costs of a green tinged government

By 9 July 2009 13

CityNews is aghast at the costs to the ACT Government of the Labor/Green parliamentary agreement. “The Stanhope Government must tell us how these promises will be paid for,” shadow treasurer Brendan Smyth told “CityNews. “The people of the ACT were not made aware of what these promise...

Beware the bat man!

By 9 July 2009 81

The police are warning of bad pills they came across last year bearing a Batman imprint and a triple cocktail of drugs: ACT Policing is issuing a warning to the public after two separate seizures of ecstasy, which were analysed and found to contain a dangerous mixture of substances. The t...

Be on your way my good man - Higgins CJ to Ian William Kelly

By 9 July 2009 38

Here's an interesting appeal in the Supreme Court. One Ian William Kelly was sentenced to a total of 36 months imprisonment by Magistrate Maria Doogan for the following crimes: 1) … between 6 September 2002 and 9 September 2002 did enter … Building 53 of the Australian National University ...

Robyn Archer to artistically direct the Centenary of Canberra

By 9 July 2009 7

Chief Minister Stanhope has announced that Ms Robyn Archer AO will be calling the shots and creatively directing the Centenary of Canberra. "Ms Archer has unparalleled diversity and expertise as an Artistic Director and artist. She is internationally renowned and brings extensive experience in pl...

Police Wrap - 9 July

By 9 July 2009 7

1. Vikings knocked over: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses in its investigation of an aggravated robbery at the Erindale Vikings Club in Gartside St, Wanniassa early this morning (Monday, July 6). Police believe two male offenders had been in the vicinity of the club from around 1.50am. They ...

Andrew Barr collects two A-League games for Canberra

By 9 July 2009 23

Sports Minister Andrew Barr has proudly announced that Canberra will get two A-League soccer games later in the year: On 4 September the Central Coast Mariners will take on Perth Glory and on 31 October they will take on Adelaide United. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, Andrew Barr...

Intimate eats in the inner north

By 9 July 2009 31

Hi, Wonder if anyone can recommend somewhere nice for dinner……I’m after a cosy restaurant in Civic/Braddon for a meal tonight.  Nothing too intimate, but somewhere really warm and friendly (not clean lines, modern-esque)– and nice place for two people to go to to sit, catch up, eat, drin...

Local history - The Dickson Kisser!

By 9 July 2009 24

In the recent discussion on a vandalised road sign in Downer the subject came up of "The Dickson Kisser". MissPeaches had the following explanation which I thought was worthy of its own space on the front page: hahaha Years ago there used to be this old fella who lived on the corner there and wou...

Extreme cold kills our homeless - Let's call it a win!

By 9 July 2009 33

John Hargreaves is letting the world know that the ACT's 2006 homelessness census is showing some good numbers for the ACT. The 2006 Census showed that the ACT has the equal lowest rate of homelessness in Australia at 42 per 10,000 people and a smaller proportion of homeless people sleeping rough...

The ESA's empty offices

By 9 July 2009 4

The Canberra Times brings word of another egregious stuff up by the ACT Government. It seems that $180,000 is being paid every month to lease seven buildings at Fairbairn for the Emergency Services Agency. Of which one is being used, one is being refurbished, and the other five are doing nothing ...

Signs for the lost!

By 9 July 2009 33

Jon Stanhope would like the aboretum to be his legacy, but I reckon it will be the signs. Signs everywhere. Signs in half-hearted txt speak. Signs reminding you to wipe your nose and put a jumper on (ok I made that last one up to the best of my knowledge). The Chiefly One has this very morning an...

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