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Elective surgery ‘blitz’ to address long waits

By 25 November 2015
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...

Canberra Tales: Huts of protest

By 25 November 2015 2

If you happen to be driving past the South African Embassy in Canberra, you may notice a lonely and disused sentry box on the corner near the entrance to the embassy and its re...

Police seek witnesses to Griffith assault

By 25 November 2015

ACT Policing has called for public assistance as it searches for a man involved in an altercation in at the Stuart Flats in Griffith last night. About 5.15pm yesterday, a ma...

Best of Canberra – creative markets

By 25 November 2015 3
Craft markets

A few weeks ago I hunted down the best fresh food markets in Canberra. Now it’s time to find the best creative markets. Arts and crafts, trashes and treasures – you nam...

Redistribution to force Leigh office move

By 24 November 2015 11
Andrew Leigh

Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh will have to move offices at a potential cost to taxpayers of $500,000 after the augmented Electoral Commission ignored ACT Labor’s plea that t...

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New blocks at the AIS

By 1 May 2009 5

Hanson Media Group has a story on the new swimming blocks at the AIS here in Canberra: "Australian swimmers can now adapt to the new technology which will become the status quo for all international swimming events in the future," Professor Fricker said. The most significant development in the...

Assembly Inquiry into Live Community Events

By 1 May 2009 1

Hello everyone,I just wanted to make sure that you all knew about an inquiry currently being conducted by the Legislative Assembly into Live Community Events. The inquiry is being conducted by the Standing Committee on Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services, whose membership in...

How goes the investigation Zed?

By 1 May 2009 17

Katy Gallagher is stoking the facebook fire and unkindly asking Zed Seselja how his investigation into the grotty fake facebook profile affair is going. Deputy Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher MLA, said today that the Opposition Leader Zed Seselja either hasn't tried hard enough or doesn't really w...

How drunk can you get while driving a bus?

By 30 April 2009 49

One really wonders what sort of lifestyle choices lead to the behaviour described today by the police: A 54-year-old ACTION bus driver will be summonsed to court after he was identified allegedly driving a bus whilst twelve times over the legal limit this afternoon (April 30). ACT Policing off...

Mind the Death Caps

By 30 April 2009 15

The National Capital Authority has been moved to warn of the horrible menace of Death Cap mushrooms which have made themselves at home in these parts: ‘While the death cap is a large mushroom, with a cap ranging from light olive green to greenish yellow, the immature button can be difficult...

The most pointless whinge in history?

By 30 April 2009 223

Here at RiotACT we consider ourselves connoisseurs of the fine art of complaining. But we doff our lids to Steve Doszpot's latest effort: Shadow Minister for Education and Disability, Steve Doszpot, has today condemned the Stanhope-Gallagher Government for failing to acknowledge the rights of ...

Huxley to return?

By 30 April 2009 7

According to Foxsports, Julian Huxley is seriously considering a return to The Brumbies ranks one year after brain surgery. He certainly has some spirit. Would be quite handy to have him back playing, considering the departure at the end of the season of Mark Gerrard. I hope he makes it.....

Aspirational network announced for waste reduction

By 30 April 2009 2

With "NoWaste 2010" abandoned in the face of impending reality a new purpose has been found for the promotional material (which will at least reduce waste). Simon Corbell has announced an "ACT NOWaste Network", sometimes referred to in the same media release as the "ACTNow Waste Network". The ...

Another week, another Brumbies backline

By 30 April 2009 3

The Brumbies have unveiled the line-up to play Queensland this Saturday. 1. Ben Alexander 2. Stephen Moore 3. Salesi Ma’afu 4. Ben Hand 5. Peter Kimlin 6. Mitchell Chapman 7. George Smith 8. Stephen Hoiles (c) 9. Patrick Phibbs 10. Matt Toomua 11. Adam Ashley-Cooper 12. Gene Fairbank...

Kevin John Jones faces seven years of isolation

By 30 April 2009 35

The Canberra Times reports that the prison rapist Kevin John Jones, 50, has been sentenced to another seven years of imprisonment after being convicted of raping his young cellmate in the Belconnen Remand Centre. The 50-year-old Jones, who has spent nearly a quarter of his life behind bars, was ...

Worst Meal in Canberra?

By 30 April 2009 124

I wanted to post this in the 2006 long-running "worst Canberra restaurants" topic, but it's so full it won't play with MS internet explorer. So maybe it's time for a new topic about meals you are sorry you ate (and paid for). Tonight we tested the Twisted Fork at the Dickson Tradies, and it was t...

Less cranes on the horizon

By 30 April 2009 11

The ABC has the unsurprising news that there's been a falling off in rate of construction in Canberra. A new report from Access Economic shows that the number of new investment projects under construction in Canberra is 40 per cent lower than 12 months ago. While the ACT remains more protected...

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