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Best of Canberra taste off – Chinese

By 31 August 2015 2
Sammys 1

It seems RiotACT readers love Chinese food just as much as I do. There were more than 35 different Chinese restaurants that got a mention after this week's call out for Canberra's ...

To go or not to go, that is the question

By 31 August 2015 5

Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon will today reveal whether he will continue as head of the trade union royal commission after he was embroiled in a conflict of interest scanda...

RSPCA ACT celebrates 60 years of animal welfare work

By 31 August 2015
Vintage RSPCA

The year was 1955. The polio vaccine passed its first large scale test, Elvis Presley made his TV debut, the Vietnam War began and Robert Menzies was Prime Minister. It was als...

Uber is coming to Canberra. Will you use it?

By 31 August 2015 7

If you are a regular taxi user, there’s a good chance you've heard of Uber, the upstart company that is threatening taxi industries all over the world. Already operating i...

Time to learn from planning overreach

By 31 August 2015

Two planning announcements have raised a few eyebrows in Canberra recently.  The first was that the government had taken back the running of the infamous Westside container...

More speed cameras for the ACT – effective or waste of money?

By 31 August 2015 7

The ACT Government has announced it will expand the territory’s speed camera network from today, with at least 30 new locations for mobile speed vans being trialled by the en...

Man and teen to face court over Scullin burglary

By 31 August 2015

ACT Policing apprehended a 27-year-old man from Queanbeyan and 14-year old teen from Florey, for burglary on a house in Scullin on Saturday (29 August). About 2pm, the two all...

New Canberra Brickworks plan a win for the community

By 31 August 2015 2
artists impression yarralumla brickworks

The Yarralumla Residents Association welcomes the government’s scaled down development plans near the Canberra Brickworks and looks forward to further discussion about the d...

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How soft are our bikies?

By 26 March 2009 147

There's a lot of talk about the bikie threat at the moment. Media, Government, and the Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs all have their own interests in talking up the menace. Which seems to miss the point that in Tuesday's excitement it was the bikies who wound up dead. (Bear in mind in the Downer...

Extreme stupidity at the Department of Defence?

By 26 March 2009 80

The SMH reports that the Defence bureaucracy, not content with thieving from the frontline soldiery, has now leaked the contents of their security checking into their own Minister. Even if they do manage to move him on (unlikely when the relationship in question is no secret) what sort of relatio...

APS agencies planning to compensate executives while squeezing the lower eche

By 26 March 2009 44

Far from inflicting low pay rises on the middle management level, several APS agencies coming up to the end of the certified agreements have plans to give massive rises to EL1s - while telling the rank & file that they can't have even a 2 per cent pay rise without "efficiency dividends". This is...

No, not that bank.

By 26 March 2009 29

This afternoon right outside the front door of the Salvo's store at Mitchell, a well-presented blonde woman representing Citibank was approaching customers entering and exiting the Salvo's offering credit cards and debt consolidation together with the offer of a loan with 6.something% interest. I...

Thirsdy on Thursdy (Zierholz opening)

By 26 March 2009 11

Just a quick announcement that as part of launching Zierholz in its first Belconnen venue at the Canberra Labor Club on Chandler Street I'll be doing a meet and greet the brewer promo tomorrow (Thursday 26th March) between 17:30 and 18:30 so why not come along and try some of Canberra's finest? B...

Chisholm Double Murder

By 26 March 2009 250

[First filed: March 24, 2009 @ 17:38] Word is coming in that there's been a major incident in Chisholm, possibly a shooting. (One source reckon's it's a square up for the death of James Peisley over the weekend. CORRECTION: Now hearing that the link is limited to Peisley buying speed from one...

Playgroups Games

By 25 March 2009 1

Today saw the Playgroups Assoc Games held at the Cook school. Looked from my side of things to be a great success with kids all over the place enjoying the activities. Things to be done were mazes, jumping castle, parachute games, balancing games, hitting, catching, a babies play area insid...

iSpin pole dancers spin into action for charity

By 25 March 2009 3

The staff and students of iSpin, Canberra’s newest Pole Dancing Studio, will showcase their individual and doubles pole dancing routines to raise money for the Balfour Family Trust and the Queensland Premier's Flood Relief Appeal, this Sunday night.  Like most people, staff and students at...

Taking out the trash day? No Functional Review for you

By 25 March 2009 22

[First filed: March 25, 2009 @ 08:03] One hopes that a bikie-related double murder and the sudden death of a prominent member of the community was not what prompted Jon Stanhope's office to push out this media release at 7.30pm last night. Because if that was the reason it's a hell of a way to...

Free theatre double bill - For Youth Week

By 25 March 2009

The Belconnen Theatre is playing host to a Youth Week presentation of a theatrical double bill with plays by local authors. From the media release: Featuring a cast of young theatre makers, the two one-act plays have been devised and developed specifically for Youth Week. Written and d...

Dermal Anchor Piercings

By 25 March 2009 10

Hey guys, just wondernig if anyone has gotten and dermal anchor piercings in the ACT, or knows what processes people use (puncher or needles) and if they did a good job... Let me know where you went please!!...

The Crooked Fiddle Band & Mr Fibby

By 25 March 2009

BATTON DOWN THE HATCHES! NAIL LARGE PIECES OF WOOD AT ODD ANGLES ACROSS THE WINDOWS PAINT YOURSELF ORANGE People of Canberra we are at panic stations as THE CROOKED FIDDLE BAND elbow their way back into our sweet, innocent capital to seduce and emotionally damage us with their searing chain...

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