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Ask RiotACT: So, the GST is Going to Increase…?

By 26 November 2015
Ask RiotACT

Can anyone answer some of these questions in relation to what appears an almost certain increase in the GST from 10% to 15% : 1) If the prices of goods/services rises, will ...

Whats on in Canberra this weekend (28 and 29 November 2015)

By 26 November 2015

The Christmas season is in full swing as of this weekend. The Street Theatre presents Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, an alternate telling of Dickens’ classic tale; Christmas i...

Crowdfunding talk with the Light Clock guys

By 26 November 2015
The Light Clock

With only seven days left of their Kickstarter campaign (it seems that we can't stay away from the crowdfunding projects here at RiotACT this week), The Light Clock are one o...

Take a hike: Mt Budawang

By 26 November 2015
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After exhausting most of the hikes in the ACT (or at least the ones I can get to in a 2WD vehicle), I set out with my friend Brooke to hike up Mt Budawang. Mt Budawang is th...

Elective surgery ‘blitz’ to address long waits

By 25 November 2015 2
Simon Corbell via Facebook

The ACT Government has announced an elective surgery "blitz” in the first half of 2016 that will see the city’s surgeons perform an extra 1000 procedures in a bid to reduce...

Body is missing Evatt man: police

By 25 November 2015
Andrew Carville

ACT Policing has confirmed that a body found in Majura last Thursday is that of missing Evatt man Mr Andrew Carville, and that his death is being treated is suspicious. Poli...

Ask RiotACT: Recommend a window cleaning service

By 25 November 2015
Ask RiotACT

Editor note: we were looking for cleaner recommendations earlier in the week, now we're looking specifically for window cleaners. Looking for a pro to clean the windows at...

Cheap Eats – Double Drummer (Barton)

By 25 November 2015 4

As mentioned in previous weeks and the call-out for Canberra Cheap Eats last week, I've been keen to branch out of Civic and try some 'unknown' eateries. One suggestion receive...

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Violent Scum VS The Kambah Kid

By 9 May 2009 9

The ABC reports a case of common assault against an "antagonistic" boy in Kambah.  Obviously, the report contains minimal information on which to form an opinion but I thought I'd form one anyway and see what others think. If anyone came hurtling up my driveway (emphasis on "my") after a good da...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 8 May

By 8 May 2009 24

[First filed: May 07, 2009 @ 09:05] The weekend's coming down on us like a runaway train. What do you recommend people get out to see and do? Just leave your thoughts in the comments....

Police Wrap - 8 May

By 8 May 2009 11

1. Thursday night party drinkers find out about breath testing: ACT Policing this morning (Friday, May 8) arrested four motorists for drink-driving offences in the city area, with two of the offenders being P-plate drivers with passengers in their cars. Patrolling the city between the hours of...


By 8 May 2009

ACOUSTIC FOLK HAPPY MUSIC NIGHT!! This Monday! 7 - 10PM donation entry Your 2XX riot-act host will be performing with her brother Jonathan at the Front this monday for a spontaneous performance with promises of new songs, since being in hiatus for 6 months. Marianne & Jonathan will be sha...

Bureaucratic accounting methods shaft live music.

By 8 May 2009 9

An interesting rant in this week's Culturazi email: Corroboree Park Kerflunkt as Live Venue Time for more 'typical sour grapes' from the 'Johnny comes lately' Culturazi, this time on the issue of noise. Some of you may be aware the ACT Assembly is currently inquiring into live community event...

On back to base fire alarms

By 8 May 2009 18

My parents recently had a fire in their home. As near as all the investigators, insurance companies, forensics, and fire fighters, can figure out it was an electrical fault. Apparently this can "just happen". It occurred during working hours, so no-one was home. In the normal course ...

Brumbies keep George Smith forever!

By 8 May 2009 6

Brumbies media have announced that arguably the world's best flanker, George Smith, is staying with the side rather than taking the big bucks in Europe. Smith, who is second on the CA Brumbies’ all-time caps with 118 matches, has missed just one Super Rugby game in the CA Brumbies’ last 118 m...

Drug prohibition when the stuff just boils out of the ground

By 8 May 2009 42

The fungii are definitely on the move at the moment in all their weird and wonderful variety. While walking the Kelpie Of Few Accomplishments yesterday I came across a large outcropping of these magnificent buggers. (No, I'm not going to tell you where.) Personally I take this sort of c...

Questions answered... Who are Escape The Muff?

By 8 May 2009 8

So there I was buying a kebab at the Lyneham Pide House (the best kebab in the Inner North) when my attention was grabbed (as no doubt was their intent) by this poster. You'd think visiting the website would have solved the conundrum. But no... it was astonishingly free of any content to e...

Katy Gallagher to pursue fake Facebook profiler to the ends of the earth

By 8 May 2009 58

ACT Deputy Chief Minister Katy Gallagher is in a fighting mood. The Canberra Times reports that she's made some progress in the fake Facebook profile imbroglio. Facebook have finally taken the profile offline. In a move of some interest to us here at RiotACT she's off to court to get a subp...

Shipping containers parked on the road

By 8 May 2009 10

I can understand when people park their cars in narrow streets or cul-de-sacs that they may obstruct the road a little, meaning anyone driving past has to take a little more care. Although, if it's a narrow street, most responsible drivers would be driving slower than on a main thoroughfare to make ...

Belconnen Community Council - May 2009 Community Forum

By 8 May 2009

The May 2009 Belconnen Community Council - Community Forum will be held at: 7.30pm, Tuesday 19 May 2009 Community Room above the Chandler Street Belconnen Library The Belconnen Community Council invites Belconnen residents and interested citizens to a public meeting with the Department of Dis...

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