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Patterns that lead to domestic violence

By 31 May 2016 1
The Jacka residence in which the boy was killed in February.

The ACT Government has released three reports upon domestic and family violence. They are comprehensive complex documents which highlight the need for much greater cooperation...

First frost reminds us winter is coming … tomorrow

By 31 May 2016 3
Frosty windscreen

Happy winter’s eve, everyone. It’s time to pull out the jug of warm water and the ice scraper, the first frost is here – the first in our suburb, anyway. Canberra tem...

Public help identify drink driver

By 30 May 2016
Police wrap

Police will summons a 32-year-old Palmerston woman after she was caught drink-driving on Sunday. A number of reports were received about a silver Mazda sedan being driven er...

More doctors, nurses for TCH emergency department

By 30 May 2016 6
The Canberra Hospital

The emergency department at The Canberra Hospital will gain an extra 39 staff in 2016-17 and a further 15 workers by the end of the 2019-20 financial year as part of a $29 mill...

Ngunnawal woman dies in driveway accident, police investigating

By 30 May 2016
Police wrap

A police investigation is underway into the death of a 44-year-old woman on Saturday after she was struck by her own vehicle in the driveway of her Ngunnawal home. ACT Polic...

Baby, it’s cold outside

By 30 May 2016 13
fog

The forecast was for an overnight minimum of 4 degrees, but the mercury dipped to -1.8 at around 11.30pm and it’s still 0 out there now as families head off for school and ...

Ask RiotACT: ACT-wide shortage of plastic cat tray liner bags

By 30 May 2016 4
Ask RiotACT

So recently I started using these new nifty bag liners that stretch around the cat litter tray and when you are done just fold up and in the bin, so much less mess and so much ...

Dutton offensive on asylum-seekers

By 30 May 2016 46
ss new australia

When I came to Australia in 1952, I couldn’t speak English, I couldn’t count to 10 and I came by boat. If Minister Dutton had been on the wharf, would he have turned my bo...

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Triple J Digs Local Lads - Hoodlum Shouts

By 29 July 2009 3

Lovers of local music will be proud as punch to know that Canberra's own Hoodlum Shouts are Triple J's Unearthed Feature Artist all this week! For those who need to catch up a little, the four piece has been generating quite a buzz surrounding their live shows in the eighteen months since t...

Rolling down the sides of Parliament House

By 29 July 2009 12

What does a grown women rolling down the grassy slopes of Parliament House look like? Now we know....

Careers careers careers - Canberra Careers Market at the AIS

By 29 July 2009 3

For some of us it might be a little late in the day. But for younger readers considering their education options, and the parents of younger readers, it's worth noting that the Canberra Careers Market is on again in early August. From their blurb: The Canberra Careers Market is an annual ev...

Jerrabomberra wetlands neglected?

By 29 July 2009 8

The Liberals' Vicki Dunne appears to be passing the time by going back through old Stanhope government initiatives and checking to see how they've worked out. As useful a pastime as any for an opposition one supposes. Today the subject of complaint is the Jerrbomberra Wetlands. Where the Molonglo...

Fibbiness, WooHoo, and Polish beer

By 29 July 2009

Facebook has alerted me to the following madness: SWEET CLOWNS A-FIRE! CAN IT BE SO, PAPA, CAN IT BE SO? Can it be that Melbourne gypsy jazz juggernauts WOOHOO REVUE will be fly-by-nighting through the Canberra on Friday July 31st, seeki ng to cause further damages to the floor boards o...

Never to see the office again - AFP get in-car computers

By 29 July 2009 61

The ABC brings word that ACT Policing is installing networked computers in its patrol cars. ACT Police Minister Simon Corbell says the computers will mean more police on the road, more often. "It means less time back at the station, it means less time dealing with paperwork at the end of the ...

OK for early teen girls to be drunk in clubs at 2am as long as they're with a

By 29 July 2009 62

[First filed: July 28, 2009 @ 11:37] View Larger Map The Canberra Times brings the amazing news that the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal has dramatically expanded the possible scope of operations for Canberra's night clubs. Late in May we all thrilled to the outrage of a 13 year old g...

Brumbies beaten in Bayonne

By 29 July 2009 1

View Larger Map When the Brumbies headed off on this development tour it was hoped it would toughen them up on the road. It's certainly turning into a tough tour. The Brumbies' media unit informs us that they've gone down to Aviron Bayonnais at Stade Jean Dauger 37-21. The scoreline masking...

Looking for a good podiatrist

By 29 July 2009 12

My big toe has been niggling me for a while and has prevented me from jogging.   Don't know if it's an old sporting injury or what, but the doctor couldn't see anything in the x-ray so now I think it's time to see someone who knows big toes.   Can anyone recommend a specialist in Canberra to...

They got them Bob.

By 28 July 2009 15

News.com.au reports that suspects have been arrested in the shooting of Bob Knight: TWO teenagers have been charged in connection with a Sydney car park shoot-out that killed truck driver Bob Knight from Canberra. The boys, aged 16 and 17, were arrested and charged today after being questione...

National Trust ACT not happy

By 28 July 2009 9

The ABC brings word that the ACT Branch of the National Trust is concerned about our heritage and has released a list of grievances (not that they've put it on their website). Of concern, according to the ABC, are: -- Yarralumla Brickworks, -- Other historic sites somewhere in the Molonglo Vall...

More Parkour!

By 28 July 2009 23

Young people jumping all over landmarks? Check! Pirate metal? Check! Ninjas? Check! If only there was a skateboard this one would be made of solid gold win! It's been posted by "jumpninja001" with the following note: I'm going to Finland, these guys aren't. We jammed to celebrate. Sha...

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