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Ask RiotACT: Electrician for small job?

By 5 May 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

I've just converted my garage into an office, and need an electrician to add a new powerpoint and data point. Can anyone recommend a reputable sparky who would do a small job ...

Police seek witnesses to suspicious fires

By 5 May 2016
Suspicious fires

ACT Policing, ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service have identified a suspect in a relation to a series of suspicious fires lit in Canberra late last month and are c...

Founders sell Bus Depot Markets

By 5 May 2016
Old Bus Depot Markets

The Old Bus Depot Markets at Kingston have new owners, effective immediately, after co-founders Diane Hinds and Morna Whiting sold the business to Iconic Markets and Events Pty...

In ACTPLA we trust

By 5 May 2016 1

With the NCA moving to hand over significant planning powers to the ACT Government, the focus now shifts to how the ACT Government handles such an increase in responsibility fo...

Top six things to do in Canberra this weekend (6-8 May)

By 5 May 2016 1

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the Mums out there. This weekend is full of activities that will delight everyone in the family. Our top picks are the Mother’s Day Classic fu...

Theyre ripping up parking lots

By 4 May 2016 18

Canberra’s planners in the 1950s and beyond delivered an infrastructure made for cars. There were even major freeways planned (a story for another day). The road infrastru...

Budget 2016 | Fee deregulation scrapped but universities still face big cuts

By 3 May 2016
university generic

The Turnbull Government has abandoned full university fee deregulation but is still banking $2 billion in savings from higher education. Scott Morrison’s maiden budget dit...

Budget 2016 | ACT reaction

By 3 May 2016 7
Budget generic

At a glance - Chief minister says more than 1000 public service jobs will be lost - Business welcomes tax concessions, intern scheme   ACT chief minister Andre...

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Stumbling over Westlake

By 3 August 2009 48

[First filed: July 31, 2009 @ 10:49] When looking at old photographs of Canberra I'll confess to wondering in the past "Where did the workers live?" Yesterday I stumbled over the answer. Nestled between the two ridges of Stirling Park, where they would never intrude on the sight lines o...

John and Marianne on 2XX - Talking the RiotACT episode 36

By 3 August 2009

For those who missed it live, the latest downloadable version of 2XX’s RiotACT segment featuring your’s truly and Marianne Mettes is now available. To catch it live tune in at 5pm on Friday afternoons on 2XX, 98.3FM....

ACT Health passes its exams

By 3 August 2009 2

One imagines it is with some relief that Katy Gallagher has announced her health system has passed the accreditation process of the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards (ACHS) and is clear to keep on truckin' for another four years: "These are excellent results and I am especially pleased t...

Canberra's Global Poverty Project launch

By 3 August 2009 3

Former Young Australian of the Year, Hugh Evans, will be in Canberra on 11 August to launch the Global Poverty Project’s ‘1.4 Billion Reasons’.   Hugh and his team are visiting 40 cities as part of an Australia wide tour and their presentation is winning minds and hearts across the countr...

Recommendations for counsellor/psychologist?

By 3 August 2009 21

Any really good empathetic counsellors/psychologists anyone can recommend in Canberra? A colleague I care about has just been through hassles with a big govt agency including Tribunal proceedings, has a version of PTSD I suspect, and could do with a debrief. She would probably qualify for th...

ANU goes to the dogs

By 3 August 2009 22

The ANU reporter has an intriguing story on work being done by their Research School of Chemistry and Dr Mal Mcleod on figuring out how to test greyhounds for drugs. Yet despite the increasing success of catching sports drug cheats of the human and equine varieties, the same testing methods do n...

Albert Hall behind the wire for renovations

By 3 August 2009 6

Have you seen the fence around Albert hall? I have, I was invited to come and check it out as I had the hall booked for the next Handmade [markets] in 5 weeks. This is what I found...... A very big fence, surrounding the entire outdoor area. I was told this would house all the building and pac...

The Dirty Love (Tas), 19th September, w/Penguin, The Chuffs, Paulie The Water

By 3 August 2009 2

The Dirty Love are returning to Canberra They're playing The Basement, supported by Penguin, The Chuffs, and Paulie The Water Tiger. ...

Police Wrap - 2 August

By 2 August 2009 28

1. 47, on the grog and on P's: A 47-year-old Kambah woman with a provisional licence will be summonsed to court to face a drink-driving charge after she was apprehended by police driving in Greenway last night (Saturday, August 1). Around 10.50pm, General Duties police on patrol in Tuggeranong...

Barr says he doesn't want to be leader yet. And Caesar three times refused th

By 2 August 2009 14

The Canberra Times has a leak from the Legislative Assembly Labor caucus on Andrew Barr's declarations of love for Jon Stanhope and Katy Gallagher. The Sunday Canberra Times has obtained a confidential caucus document distributed on Friday afternoon in which Mr Barr says if the role of chief mini...

Why dont they have a drop point for chemicals at Mitchell tranfer station the

By 2 August 2009 5

I went to the Mitchell dump today to get rid of some old timber and household waste and a lot of old chemicals from my grandfathers shed. The weigh bridge operator said take it to the transfer station. Does anyone pick up all of these chemicals? Where does all this rubbish go to be sorted out ?...

Raiders, thy name is unpredictable - Canberra 56, Brisbane 0

By 1 August 2009 9

The Brisbane Times is in mourning after Canberra, on a lovely sunny afternoon in Bruce, smashed the Broncos 10 tries to zip, 56-0. A much needed bright spot for the green-eyed!...

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