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Subjugation of Women – an Urban Reality

By 31 October 2014 6
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When I was overseas just recently in Barcelona, England and Dubai, I was reminded of a culture I have seen in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Sure, I saw the niquab in Dubai...

Capital Metro Business Case released

By 31 October 2014 1

The long awaited business case for the light rail line from Civic to Gungahlin has been released. At a media only event at the Gallery of Australian Design, the Chief Minister released the Business Case and the EOI simultaneously. Prospective tenderers have until mid December to prepare their bids. ...

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014
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Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants. This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit ...

Where are the mowers?

By 31 October 2014 13

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height.... and not a single mower to be seen! Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frank...

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014
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Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) r...

Charity Christmas Card Shop

By 31 October 2014

The Charity Christmas Card Shop will be opening on Monday 3 November, with lots of beautiful and very inexpensive cards and gifts from local charities. It’s at Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, Civic. It will be open from 10am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday until Thursday 18 December. For...

Whats on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014
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Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum - Fear. DJ's, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia. Heather Lansdowne is att...

Westfield Belconnen Parking

By 31 October 2014 4

Hi Rioters Can anyone give a suggestion for cheaper parking at or very near Belconnen Westfield? A family member works unusual hours in the mall and sometimes doesn't finish until almost midnight.  The option of public transport doesn't work.  To bus it from Gungahlin to the mall is one thin...

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Dog's day out this Sunday

By 15 November 2008

One for the woofers. The Chief Minister is frantically coming to grips with Territory and Municipal Services and seems determined to play the part of Mayor for the next four years. As part of the catch up he is this morning letting us know that tomorrow is the "Dog's Day Out" on the shores of ...

So Mr accused armed robber... you want to work as a security guard?

By 15 November 2008 20

Here's a breathtaking one from the ABC about one Roland Chauveau, 24, from Queanbeyan. Roland is on bail after allegedly storming the Weston Creek Labor Club in February wearing a balaclava and brandishing a gun, tieing up the staff, and making off with $124,000. And here's the interesting new...

The Green portfolio responsibilities released

By 14 November 2008 10

The Greens have now released their allocations of portfolio responsibilities: Meredith Hunter MLA – Parliamentary Convenor -- Treasury -- Education & Training -- Community Services -- Women -- Children & Young People Shane Rattenbury MLA - Speaker -- Attorney General -- Environment, ...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 14 November

By 14 November 2008 31

[First filed: November 13, 2008 @ 08:38] So dear Rioters, once again it comes to this. Share with us all (via the comments) your insights into entertainment options over the coming weekend. It's your time to shine. ...

Storm this afternoon? - Armchair meteorologist verdict

By 14 November 2008 25

The Bureau of Meteorology estimates a 40% chance of rainfall today. Predicts isolated showers and thunderstorms. http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDN10035.shtml Its now 2:30pm, 30 degrees, windy and I think the chances of rain and storms are about 95%. Get your horses undercover and enjoy the...

Another Canberra icon disappears - vale Allens

By 14 November 2008 20

Alas, fellow RiotACTers, another Canberra icon is following the Dickson Tradies Schnitzel into oblivion. Allens, purveyers of all sorts of third tier brands has been taken over by Harris Scarfe and all its stores are in the process of being re-branded. Depite its inherent dagginess, it's always hel...

Zed finds a solution on the power station?

By 14 November 2008 11

Opposition Leader Zed Seselja has announced a solution to the impasse on siting the proposed data centre/power station. After early discussions with both Technical Real Estate and the ACT Greens, Opposition Leader Zed Seselja has indicated that there may yet be a positive outcome to the Tuggerano...

Car Wash Day! We want your pictures

By 14 November 2008 24

For the first time in many a year tomorrow it will be legal to wash your car. So if you are giving your pride a joy a loving sponging why not get a photo of it and send it in to us? ( images@the-riotact.com ) While bikinis are welcome it'd be nice to get some prime Riot beefcake in for Sepi to...

Police Wrap - 14 November

By 14 November 2008 1

1. There was an arson attack on Radford College on Tuesday night. Disgruntled former student finally getting something off his chest? ACT Policing has arrested a 29-year-old Belconnen man after the alleged burglary and lighting of fires at Radford College, Bruce, on Tuesday (November 11). Arou...

Why Canberra is not like Wollongong

By 14 November 2008 34

The Chief Minister is on the air on ABC radio as I write. He is once again pushing the line that Assembly interference in the planning process of his precious power station will put us on the path to Wollongong Council. Having spent the last year living in the Illawarra, and having met a few of t...

The ACT Australians of the Year

By 14 November 2008 40

Last night the ACT Australians of the Year were announced at the National Museum. The winningest Canberrans in 2009 were: The ACT Australian of the Year 2008 is Indigenous leader Professor Michael Dodson AM. Professor Michael Dodson is widely recognised as a proud, courageous and humble Aborigin...

Something big at Lyneham flats

By 14 November 2008 78

[First filed: November 13, 2008 @ 17:02] A huge chunk of Northbourne Avenue opposite the Dickson Shops is covered in blue tape at the moment and a very large number of police vehicles are in attendance with the constabulary taking copious notes and talking to a lot of people. Local residen...

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