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Building underway for new hospital at Bruce

By 8 February 2016
University of Canberra Public Hospital

Construction officially began today on the $139 million University of Canberra Public Hospital at Bruce. The hospital will be the ACT’s first specialist sub-acute hospital...

Best of Canberra – Bootcamps

By 8 February 2016

I’m happy to say that I can raise my arms well enough to be able to punch out this article. My arms, core and legs have certainly let me know they are sore after my efforts t...

Four to face court over historic indecent assault allegations

By 8 February 2016
ACT Magistrates Court

Three NSW men and a Kaleen man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this week following reports of historic sexual abuse investigated under ACT Policing’s Operation Attest. ...

Witnesses sought to Waramanga incidents

By 8 February 2016
police wrap

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two disturbances which occurred in Waramanga on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. About 6pm, police received a report that a man walking near N...

Barr joins with premiers in pledge on asylum seekers

By 8 February 2016 1
Barr pledge

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has joined premiers of Victoria, NSW, Queensland and South Australia in pledging support for refugee children and their families threatened with ...

Ask RiotACT: Concerns about chemicals used at shoe repair

By 8 February 2016 3
Ask RiotACT

Recently, I had some black leather shoes repaired. In addition to rebuilding the heel they also dyed parts of the leather that had worn away (eg the back of the shoe). Soon ...

Motorcyclist stable after Parkes Way crash

By 8 February 2016
Parkes Way

A man in his 20s has been taken to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition after a single motorcycle crash on the western side of the Acton Tunnel on Parkes Way during peak...

Opposition should respect convention and cease attacks on Burch

By 8 February 2016
ACT Legislative Assembly

Conventions are regarded in Westminster parliaments as almost as sacrosanct as formal parliamentary procedures set out in such illustrious handbooks as that produced by Odger...

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All the crims came home

By 4 June 2009 6

The ABC brings word that Canberra's prisoners have been very rapidly thrown back by the interstate penal systems that were housing them. All the prisoners are now back here. 143 men and 17 lucky women are now staying at the Hume Hilton....

Police Wrap - 4 June

By 4 June 2009 1

1. Suede coat and beanie - never a good look: ACT Policing is investigating two robberies which occurred this afternoon (June 3) which may be linked. Just after 2.30pm a man carrying a knife entered a Doctors surgery on Anembo Street in Narrabundah and demanded money, making off with a sum of ...

Firework menace completely un-policed

By 4 June 2009 69

The Canberra Times has been digging for records on the numbers of firework miscreants getting punished for misusing black powder fun. And it turns out there aren't any. "The Office of Regulatory Services says its records, which aren't exhaustive, show no fines were issued last year or over the...

Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 111 - The Wedded Bliss

By 4 June 2009

[First filed: June 03, 2009 @ 14:44] Canberra’s longest running and least reliable podcast has re-imagined itself as a monthly affair and is therefore roughly on schedule thanks to diminished expectations. Which means that in podcast number 111 you can enjoy the original contemporary cou...

Love in a time of Victorians

By 4 June 2009 13

So apparently Victoria is a seething hotbed of pig sniffles. And some in the community are afeared of all the school groups of Victorians bringing this affliction to the National Capital. So if you are a moronic bedwetter then definitely be worried about it....


By 4 June 2009 23

Does anyone have an update on the status of Netspeed? I tried to get my mail and also check their web site this morning but to no avail. We had a thread earlier about Brian Morris and his financial problems so I'm thinking maybe they have shut down?...

Rain! The dirty water flows!

By 3 June 2009 36

With the first decent rain in ages I was down to the drains to take in the majesty of flowing stormwater. The Bureau reports the weather will improve towards the end of the week before getting wet again late in the long weekend. (Slideshow below) ...

State of the Riot - May 2009

By 3 June 2009 24

[First filed: June 02, 2009 @ 13:36] So that was May. A pretty good month really. Here's our monthly look at where the site is going, where it's been and what brings people here. Key Stats: (Note: These statistics are prepared by Google Analytics and compare the 31 days of May to the...

Wintermusic coming up this weekend

By 3 June 2009 12

Ticketek have still got some tickets going for this year's Warehouse Winter Music Festival at the AIS arena. It kicks off at noon on Sunday. If being indoors with a huge crowd listening to electronic music is your thing then it's not to be missed. Here's the lineup: -- Armand Van Helden...

Rocky signs with the Brumbies

By 3 June 2009 9

ABC radio news is reporting that Rocky Elsom (The Best Player In The World unless you think it's Pierre Spies) has put pen to paper with the Brumbies after intense speculation. If they also get James O'Connor anything less than a home final next year will be an intense disappointment. UPDATE: ...

Want your power lines underground? It'll cost you...

By 3 June 2009 42

The ABC reports that ActewAGL are toying with getting homeowners to pay for the privelige of having their powerlines run underground. ActewAGL says putting in an underground network in Canberra's older suburbs would cost several thousand dollars per house. But the move would increase the valu...

Movie Discussion Group verdict - KATYN (Dendy): ****

By 3 June 2009

(from A story of Polish officers murdered by the NKVD in Katyn during WWII. A picture of women unaware of the crime, who were waiting for their husbands, fathers,sons and brothers. An uncompromising reckoning with the lie of the communist powers, that was to order Poland to forget...

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