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

By 26 November 2015 5
Ask RiotACT

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 1

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 1
The Light Clock

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...

Preparing your wardrobe for Summer

By 26 November 2015

I swear it was only yesterday that I was putting the winter woolies away, and dusting off the shorts, t-shirts and beach wear (well not quite, but I was prepping for summer!). ...

Take a hike: Mt Budawang

By 26 November 2015 1
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After exhausting most of the hikes in the ACT (or at least the ones I can get to in a 2WD vehicle), I set out with my friend Brooke to hike up Mt Budawang. Mt Budawang is th...

Elective surgery ‘blitz’ to address long waits

By 25 November 2015 8
Simon Corbell via Facebook

The ACT Government has announced an elective surgery "blitz” in the first half of 2016 that will see the city’s surgeons perform an extra 1000 procedures in a bid to reduce...

Body is missing Evatt man: police

By 25 November 2015
Andrew Carville

ACT Policing has confirmed that a body found in Majura last Thursday is that of missing Evatt man Mr Andrew Carville, and that his death is being treated is suspicious. Poli...

Ask RiotACT: Recommend a window cleaning service

By 25 November 2015
Ask RiotACT

Editor note: we were looking for cleaner recommendations earlier in the week, now we're looking specifically for window cleaners. Looking for a pro to clean the windows at...

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Love in a time of Victorians

By 4 June 2009 13

So apparently Victoria is a seething hotbed of pig sniffles. And some in the community are afeared of all the school groups of Victorians bringing this affliction to the National Capital. So if you are a moronic bedwetter then definitely be worried about it....


By 4 June 2009 23

Does anyone have an update on the status of Netspeed? I tried to get my mail and also check their web site this morning but to no avail. We had a thread earlier about Brian Morris and his financial problems so I'm thinking maybe they have shut down?...

Rain! The dirty water flows!

By 3 June 2009 36

With the first decent rain in ages I was down to the drains to take in the majesty of flowing stormwater. The Bureau reports the weather will improve towards the end of the week before getting wet again late in the long weekend. (Slideshow below) ...

State of the Riot - May 2009

By 3 June 2009 24

[First filed: June 02, 2009 @ 13:36] So that was May. A pretty good month really. Here's our monthly look at where the site is going, where it's been and what brings people here. Key Stats: (Note: These statistics are prepared by Google Analytics and compare the 31 days of May to the...

Wintermusic coming up this weekend

By 3 June 2009 12

Ticketek have still got some tickets going for this year's Warehouse Winter Music Festival at the AIS arena. It kicks off at noon on Sunday. If being indoors with a huge crowd listening to electronic music is your thing then it's not to be missed. Here's the lineup: -- Armand Van Helden...

Rocky signs with the Brumbies

By 3 June 2009 9

ABC radio news is reporting that Rocky Elsom (The Best Player In The World unless you think it's Pierre Spies) has put pen to paper with the Brumbies after intense speculation. If they also get James O'Connor anything less than a home final next year will be an intense disappointment. UPDATE: ...

Want your power lines underground? It'll cost you...

By 3 June 2009 42

The ABC reports that ActewAGL are toying with getting homeowners to pay for the privelige of having their powerlines run underground. ActewAGL says putting in an underground network in Canberra's older suburbs would cost several thousand dollars per house. But the move would increase the valu...

Movie Discussion Group verdict - KATYN (Dendy): ****

By 3 June 2009

(from A story of Polish officers murdered by the NKVD in Katyn during WWII. A picture of women unaware of the crime, who were waiting for their husbands, fathers,sons and brothers. An uncompromising reckoning with the lie of the communist powers, that was to order Poland to forget...

Consultation kicks off for mental health facilities

By 3 June 2009 3

Katy Gallagher is throwing herself on a grenade and kicking off consultation for the location of new mental health facilities. Everyone wants more mental health facilities. Almost no-one wants them in the neighbourhood. Of particular interest will be this one: The ACT Government had identif...

Nothing to do with us guv!

By 3 June 2009 4

Poptop has sent in this one taken in Woden Plaza. Sadly it's not an expansion of RiotACT's bourgeoning business empire, but something entirely unrelated. Next time maybe....

The sod, turned! in Casey!

By 3 June 2009 34

With Cleverclogs sending in a photo I felt inspired to pass on the Chiefly One's enthusiasm for the new suburb of Casey. He can be seen here starting work for it with his shiny shovel. The great enthusiasm for Casey is that 22% of the blocks are considered to be "affordable" as opposed to the...

Tagging churches?

By 3 June 2009 37

I turned up at the Russian Church in Narrabundah two weeks ago and a large graffiti tag had appeared on the front entrance.  Clearly this artist was looking for somewhere to express him/herself, but it would've been nice if he/she had've found somewhere else. I must admit I'm a fan of calli...

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