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A Look Around Canberra: Turner

By 28 November 2014

This is the first instalment of RiotACT's newest weekly series: A Look Around Canberra (unless I think of a better name...). Each week I'll take a look at a different suburb an...

Could these be the best vegan and paleo cupcakes in Canberra?

By 28 November 2014
A&E Cupcake Mixed box

Who doesn’t love a good cupcake? Even if you’re vegan, paleo or gluten free (and these days, who isn’t?), there’s a lot to like about a freshly-baked cupcake with lashi...

Cowards at the Keyboard

By 28 November 2014 1

Before the anonymity of the internet, if a person had a view and wanted it expressed, they had to write to a newspaper, call into a radio station or stand on a soap box. But th...

Canberras Indie Game Developers Celebrated this Saturday at iFEST

By 28 November 2014

iFEST indie games festival is happening in Canberra this Saturday, November 29th . The free festival is now in its fourth year and is set to showcase the work of Canberra’s most promising independent game developers. iFEST provides the opportunity to game developers working without major stud...

7.30 ACT what to expect from tonight’s program

By 28 November 2014 1
Lyndal Curtis

7.30 ACT on the ABC Friday November 28th The penultimate program. ThroughCare - a program for prisoners both during incarceration and after – cutting recidivism rates....

Ambos reunite with baby that couldnt wait

By 28 November 2014

The ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) has today reunited with a family in less stressful circumstances following the birth of a baby girl on the roadside in Gungahlin. “It is not uncommon for the ACTAS to be called to pre-hospital baby deliveries and I am pleased to say that dad has managed the sit...

Do you know this man?

By 28 November 2014

ACT Policing is investigating an incident of a stolen credit card that was used around the Duffy and Curtin area on Friday 31 October. ACT Policing were notified of the sto...

Justice Crew headlines 2015 National Multicultural Festival

By 28 November 2014

Chart-smashing Australian group Justice Crew and exciting new British funk and soul sensation Z-Star are among the headline acts for the 2015 National Multicultural Festival, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch announced today. “One of the great things about our National Multicultural...

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Watch-house assaulter gets 500 hours community service.

By 11 November 2008 18

The ABC reports that John Arthur Birch has had his three month suspended sentence upgraded to 500 hours of community service on appeal. "John Arthur Birch pleaded guilty to nine offences, which occurred over a seven month period in 2006 while he was the city watch-house sergeant... Justice Ste...

Canberra Film: The Young & The Wrestlers - coming to Dendy

By 11 November 2008 22

[First filed: October 28, 2008 @ 09:44 Second filing: October 29, 2008 @ 13:56] Local film maker Dave Farrell's latest project is a look at the strange underground world of wrestling in Canberra. This from his website: “The Young & The Wrestlers” is a Documentary following a group ...

Wear orange to work day - 12 November

By 11 November 2008 28

Simon Corbell has announced that you should all be wearing orange tomorrow. Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, today called on Canberrans to show their support for the ACT State Emergency Service (ACT SES) tomorrow (12 November) by taking part in the annual ‘Wear Orange...

Illegal Dumping in Bruce – Asbestos Cover-Up?

By 11 November 2008 44

[First filed: 6 November 2008] Some Rioters may have come across this dumping ground in Bruce near the stadium and some of the newer residences in the suburb: The dump has been there for some time. When I first noticed the dump, there was merely a sign or two saying words to the effect of...

Inaction Buses.

By 11 November 2008 113

As I said goodbye to Canberra and stepped off the bus into a new life in Melbourne, I noticed something...working public transport! I still can't believe how good it is! The buses actually come, for one... This came after a good few-week stretch of disappointment after disappointment with ACTION....

Casual Projects return to the ANU THIS FRIDAY for the premiere of their new z

By 11 November 2008 1

Setting the bench-mark high, Casual Projects' first single ‘Move Along’ earned the band a position as one of the winners of the International Songwriting Competition in the top 15 songs of the pop category ahead of 15,000 others. It then went on to be selected as a Rage ‘Indie Clip of the Week...

Who will be the artist of the year?

By 11 November 2008 16

Chief Minister Stanhope is calling for entries for the "CityNews Canberra Artist of the Year Award": "I encourage all Canberrans who value and treasure the role artists play in our city's life to nominate a local arts practitioner for CityNews Canberra Artist of the Year," Mr Stanhope said. "N...

Allstars Acoustic Festival - The morning after

By 11 November 2008 24

[First filed: November 09, 2008 @ 15:54] In a big weekend double header for live original and local music in Canberra the Allstars Acoustic Festival quietly rocked Gorman House's DNA Theatre last night. The difficulty of getting un-amplified singers to a crowd of 100 was cunningly solved b...

In The Can

By 11 November 2008 14

The week before last I had the privilege of being invited to the opening of an exhibition at the Canberra Museum titled "In The Can".  The exhibition covers the bygone era of independent cinema in Canberra.  There are artifacts, film and photo's from the Starlight Drive-in, to the much missed ...

Walking Dead Attack: Selling the Capital

By 11 November 2008 7

A funny spoof on the new "Australia" flick on ABC Stateline.[skip to 9min:17sec] I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks the pollies in Canberra are like the Living Dead... " After Canberra placed last in a survey of popular holiday destinations, Stateline asked two local product...

The Liberal Shadow Cabinet unveiled.

By 10 November 2008 25

[First filed: November 10, 2008 @ 14:47] Since election day an eery silence has descended on the Liberals' website with only Senator Humphries making occasional efforts to fly the flag. Today the long silence has been broken with news of the new shadow cabinet! "“Unlike the Labor party’...

A disturbance in the Force - Matthew Cossey moves on

By 10 November 2008 13

Jon Stanhope has just announced that the Secretary of ACT Labor, Matthew Cossey, is seeking greener pastures in the private sector. He's always been a pleasure to deal with from our point of view, but it will be interesting to see what happens within the party after such a long-standing presence ...

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