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Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014 4
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Edward Gough Whitlam was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975, and a genius of humanity. I think that perhaps the only person worthy of delivering Gough’s ...

RiotACT Face Off: Should funded tertiary education be subject selective?

By 20 October 2014 14
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It's time for another RiotACT Face Off. This week, we asked Kate Carnell and Steven Bailey to share their thoughts on government funding of tertiary education. Both were give...

Larkham to remain with the Brumbies

By 21 October 2014

Stephen Larkham will not tour with the Wallabies on their Spring Tour of Europe, instead choosing to focus on the Brumbies 2015 campaign. Despite speculation Larkham would tour as an Assistant Coach, his prior commitment to both the Brumbies and the ACT community will see him remain in Canberra ...

A master plan for the Australian National Botanic Gardens

By 21 October 2014

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is developing a 20-year Master Plan that will provide a blueprint for its future development. “I’m excited to announce that a consortium of architects and landscape architects, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Taylor Cullity Lethlean, have been selected to dev...

Police seek assistance to locate missing woman

By 21 October 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 50-year-old woman, who has not been seen since Friday (October 10). The woman, Margaret Cooper, l...

Treadmill service & repair

By 21 October 2014

Hi, Just wondering if anyone know of anyone that services and repairs treadmills in Canberra? Preferably someone who comes and does it in your home, so I don't have to move it. Thanks in advance....

Chief Minister pays tribute to Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has paid tribute to former Prime Minister and legendary Labor figure Gough Whitlam, who passed away this morning at the age of 98. “Gough Whitlam was a great reformer and an inspiring leader, who leaves a remarkable legacy,” the Chief Minister said. “Go...

Zombies in Canberra: Spread the Infection

By 21 October 2014

If it’s true that zombies eat brains they’ll be spoilt for choice in clever Canberra. With the popularity of the walking dead showing no signs of abating, locals can join in – or just watch – the Canberra Zombie Walk 2014. I wonder if any pollies will take part? The all-ages, free walk ta...

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Bronx fights the power

By 21 October 2008 4

The Herald Sun has a piece on plans by sacked Raider (and convicted assaulter) to fight his sacking: The Goodwin camp remain dismayed how a player with a clean record for five seasons was axed for a first offence. The Sunday Telegraph understands Goodwin's defence will include a list of other...

The real Green leadership battle needs to be finished first

By 21 October 2008 11

The Canberra Times reports what's been rumbling in the Green blogosphere for a few days now. They don't have a leader. A reasonably involved public observer might have thought it was Shane Rattenbury. He seemed to do more media and was put up for the Chief Minister's debate. But it seems ...

Water Week Family Fun Day?

By 21 October 2008 5

Water conservation is a serious business, it's an important business, but is it a fun business? For example on my list of "fun things" I find such items as: Water pistols, wet t-shirts, water slides, dancing under the sprinkler, turning the hose on a friend, and sitting in a wading pool on Austra...

The cold light of morning - Or, where the Liberals went wrong

By 20 October 2008 99

[First filed: October 20, 2008 @ 08:42] Both major parties are trying to tell you that Satruday's election was a ringing endorsement of them. They are both extremely fortunate that there isn't another election next Saturday if they want to keep up this line. The latest figures from the ABC show a...

Drink driving the new black?

By 20 October 2008 53

The AFP have been alarmed by a surge in the numbers of drink drivers they've been picking up with some huge blood alcohol levels: "ACT Policing have received some concerning statistics in the past week with over 48 drunk-drivers detected. Of particular concern, seven of the 2,500 drivers teste...

So what happens next?

By 20 October 2008 64

Jon Stanhope's never been a skilled negotiator. His latest effort as reported by the ABC is to demand the Greens respect his 37.4% of the vote as a right to rule. Meanwhile in the Canberra Times Zed appears to be challenging Shane Rattenbury to be a man. More generally though he's sounding keen t...

Blues guitars going cheap?

By 20 October 2008 13

The Canberra Blues Society has a shout out for anyone who might have seen a large number of guitars stolen from the house of Steve Russell: -- Candy Apple red '62 Fender Telecaster Custom re-issue. Made in Japan. In fabric soft case Monterey brand, black with purple trimming. The scratch plate ha...

Just when you thought it was all over - a look at the campaign trail

By 20 October 2008 7

Jon Reynolds from Canberra Votes has sent in the video above. A pretty good look at life on the campaign trail for election candidates. Well worth the download....

Canberra United sign five more for kickoff this weekend.

By 20 October 2008 3

Four-Four-Two brings word that Canberra's women's soccer/football team has signed five more players, in time for the W-League season opener in Newcastle this weekend. Apparently they still have space in the roster for more. So how much interest is there out there for women's soccer?...

Looking for the best curry in Canberra

By 20 October 2008 70

My wife and I moved to Canberra about 8 months ago, and since then we've been looking for reliably tasty Indian take away.  We've tried a variety of places - some are occasionally good, some are reliably awful. So I thought I'd throw it out to the wisdom of The RiotACT - where is the best place ...

Police Wrap - 20 October

By 20 October 2008 1

1. Downer burglars: "ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a burglary at a residence in Atherton Street, Downer on Saturday (October, 18). About 12.40pm, police received a report of two suspicious males in the area. One male was described as wearing a black cap and the second was described as w...

Raffle etiquette?

By 20 October 2008 9

After voting at the local primary school in Tuggeranong on Saturday, I left the hall to join my partner outside.  As I walked out of the hall, a woman asked me if I wanted to buy some tickets in a raffle with the money going to the school. I was about to answer yes when I noticed my partner...

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