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Coward punch puts victim in hospital

By 24 June 2016
Police wrap

Police are seeking to identify three men over a ‘coward punch’ assault that occurred in Civic in the early hours of Sunday 12 June. At about 3.55am, a male was assaulted...

Update | Rural road closures in ACT

By 24 June 2016
road closed detour

Motorists and other road users are advised of the following rural road closures due to the recent wet weather and snow. Roads and crossings closed: Sunshine Crossing A...

More to do on affordable housing

By 24 June 2016 6

Housing affordability remains a hot topic with most Australians. And rightly so, given the fundamental human right for safe and secure housing. I have previously written abo...

Ask RiotACT: School disco DJ

By 24 June 2016
Ask RiotACT

Hi all. I'm trying to find a DJ for my sons 12th Birthday. There is one that has been recommended to me but nobody knows how to contact him. He is "DJ CLIFF". He plays at some ...

Take your dog to work day

By 24 June 2016 4
dog in the office

Today is International Take Your Dog to Work Day when employers are asked to open their doors to pet dogs to promote the benefits of pet ownership and encourage animal adoption...

ANU welcomes collaborative cyber facilty

By 23 June 2016 4

The Australian National University will collaborate with the Australian government on a new facility to help grow Australia’s cyber-security workforce and the so-called STEM...

No monopolies on bigotry in election lead-up

By 23 June 2016 19
Christina Hobbs

“I believe human life begins at conception,” the Liberal Senator said quietly. Zed Seselja’s response was the last in a line of ACT Federal election candidate answers ...

Can the Greens push beyond Zed?

By 23 June 2016 10
Greens Federal candidates for the ACT with Greens leader Richard di Natale.

Election fever is on a soporific snail trail to double disillusion. Despite all the whingeing or apathy, most voters stick with the two-party trick. The Lib-Nats bore us sil...

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Rats at the Mountain Bike World Championship

By 7 September 2009 2

[First filed: September 06, 2009 @ 12:34] On a sunny saturday the three of us blasted into the world championships on a train-bike loaded down with angel wings, mexican sombreros, and cases of whisky and cola. With some glee we waved our wrist bands at the security as we whizzed past. It w...

Canberra Times - classy...

By 7 September 2009 21

Nice work Canberra Times. Reporting on the brawl in the St Edmund's vs Marist rugby match is one thing...this is another: "Were you at the game? Do you have pictures? Contact the Canberra Times sports department on 6280 2231 or email us here" Classy. Touting for pics of a schoolboy brawl. [...

Independent Living Centre Stifled.

By 7 September 2009 1

As a (very) occassional supplier of goods to the Independent Living Centre, I have received a letter from the management detailing a number of Government decisions impacting on the service. The Independent Living Centre supplies a wide variety of impliments, appliances and advice to mobility redu...

Seven Brumbies home games and road trip to Sydney in 2010!

By 7 September 2009 7

WooHoo! The Brumbies have announced their draw for next season: 1. Friday, 12 February - Western Force v CA Brumbies at Members Equity Stadium, Perth 2. Saturday, 20 February - Bulls v CA Brumbies at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 3. Friday, 26 February - Stormers v CA Brumbies at Newlands, Cape ...

Police Wrap - 7 September

By 7 September 2009 18

1. If you're interested in this stuff the new AFP Commissioner's first speech is online. --- 2. Drink driving menace ongoing: ACT Policing yesterday (Sunday, September 6) arrested a 20-year-old male provisional driver for drink-driving after the Hyundai sedan he was driving veered off the r...

The Fig and Olive@Chisholm Shops - A Very Welcome Addition

By 7 September 2009 13

For years my husband and I have have bemoaned the lack of dining choices at our local shops (Chisholm). While the newly renovated take-away is fine if you just want a burger, and Chinese is pretty good too (although customers are forced to walk past the cat-calling drunken bogans at the Chisholm ho...

Illegal fishing in the ACT!

By 7 September 2009 29

The ABC reports that we have an illegal fishing problem in the ACT, and that rangers are heading out to try and do something about it. Apparently the problem is people leaving set lines out, which is illegal here (this was news to me) and also the use of yabby traps. "The penalties are quite s...

Gungahlin Community Council Meeting - roads, schools, public transport

By 7 September 2009 5

A very full agenda for this month's Gungahlin Community Council meeting: Update on the EIS and design of the Clarrie Hermes Drive Extension to Barton Hwy by consultants SMEC (much wanted by nearby residents who are already copping a lot of traffic from the developing Casey). ACT Education will...

ACT Customers of NuEnergy - ActewAGL and ACTPLA Guidelines for Solar Panel In

By 7 September 2009

For ACT Nu Energy customers, waiting for installation of solar photovoltaic systems – I have contacted the ACT planning authority and ActeAGL to check on their requirements. Only two minor points to watch out for. Generally solar panels are exempt from the need for planning approval, but there a...

Fixing arts funding?

By 7 September 2009 6

Late last week Mr Stanhope announced that he's getting the former Head of ABC Radio, Peter Loxton, to review arts funding in the ACT. The reviewwill include research into best-practice arts policy from around Australia and overseas, as well as working with the local ACT arts community to review ...

Recycled Pavers

By 7 September 2009 5

Can anyone tell me where I may be able to get recycled pavers and any other recycled landscaping supplies here in the ACT?  These kind of places are all over the place in Perth and Sydney, but I am unable to locate any here... Cheers...

Canberra Raiders fall to Broncos 22-10

By 7 September 2009 3

Fox Sports reports that the Canberra Raiders have gone down to the Brisbane Broncos 22-10 at Lang Park, in front of over 35,000 fans. Canberra went into half time down only 8-6, but were unable to contain the Broncos, who scored three more tries after half time to the Raiders' one extra. Rookie h...

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