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Safety inspectors to audit electrical goods

By 24 May 2016
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A range of electrical products, including many household items, will be the subject of a safety audit by Access Canberra inspectors in retail shops. The audit is being carr...

New partnership to deliver human services

By 24 May 2016
Yvette Berry

Woden and Belconnen community services will form a partnership to deliver the remodelled Human Services Gateway from 1 July. The ACT government will provide $4.4 million ove...

Minister urges parties to resolve rubbish dispute

By 24 May 2016

Meegan Fitzharris, the minister for municipal services, on Tuesday appealed to rubbish collection workers and contractor SUEZ to resolve their industrial dispute. She said i...

Financing for light rail project finalised

By 24 May 2016
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The ACT government and the Canberra Metro consortium confirmed on Tuesday that financing arrangements for the capital's light rail project had been finalised. Chief minist...

Venture capital scheme for Canberra start-ups

By 24 May 2016

A venture capital scheme launched on Tuesday will enable Canberra entrepreneurs to access funds to build their business. Significant Capital Ventures is a joint venture bet...

$7.3m to promote #CBR to NSW, NZ, Asia

By 24 May 2016
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The ACT Government will in next month’s Budget commit $7.3 million promoting Canberra domestically and internationally as a business and leisure destination, and $1.5 million...

$460K spend on Canberra Theatre Centre security, major show

By 24 May 2016
Canberra Theatre

The ACT Government has announced it will spend $410,000 in next month’s Budget to upgrade security at the Canberra Theatre Centre and commit a further $50,000 to promote the...

Celebrating a darker side of #CBR

By 24 May 2016

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres’ latest art party, CANBERRA OBSCURA, is a celebration of  the ACT’s weirdest sounds and strangest stories. Inspired by the atmosphere a...

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Police Wrap - 3 June

By 3 June 2009 8

1. Emu Ridge drug bust: A 29-year-old woman was arrested by ACT Policing yesterday after she was found with an amount of drugs in her possession. Police from the Territory Investigations Group executed a search warrant on the female’s vehicle in the area of Disney Court in Emu Ridge about 11...

Moving on...

By 3 June 2009 9

Latest word around the traps is Phil Small has announced he's leaving WIN. It's understood he's joining the AFP after 20 years at the local tv network. [ED - best file this under rumour until we hear more] UPDATE: Hammo has also sent in the following: I heard today that Phil Small has an...

So Belconnenites, how are those buses?

By 3 June 2009 38

[First filed: May 25, 2009 @ 15:07] By now some of you have used the new bus arrangements in Belconnen. All working smoothly? Or otherwise? UPDATED: With real rain falling this morning it's been put to the real test. Thoughts now?...

Please fence me in!

By 3 June 2009 34

I am looking to have colourbond fences put up and am keen to get a good deal and a good job done.  Do any Rioters have suggestions as to which companies to approach and which to avoid?  The job involves replacing all the fences around my house, so it's a decent sized task....

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast - 2009, Episode 18

By 2 June 2009

Canberra’s most reliable podcast has skipped a beat and comes to you a day late for the 2009 finale. Jazz, Che and I mix up the rugby ideas in All Bar Nun and say goodbye to the season. The music for this episode is from the Baterz tribute album. You can download it now....

Do you want your bags?

By 2 June 2009 64

This sign has gone up on Cowper Street in Ainslie. If it is indeed a protest against plans to ban disposable plastic bags here in Canberra how do you feel about the issue? The moves they are afoot....

Mardi Gras Fever Hits Canberra HARD - for three nights only.

By 2 June 2009 10

UPDATED: We've got a double pass to this for a lucky premium member. Just send an email to with your userid to go in the running. Entries close 5pm Friday 29 May. Further update: Congratulations to Deezagood who's won the tickets. --- 3 BORN AND BRED CANBERRA ACTORS RET...

Soldiers raining out of the sky, but don't panic.

By 2 June 2009 21

Defense is warning us that they will be entertaining to cognoscenti and terrifying the yokels all week long. Army’s Parachute Display Team, the Red Berets, will conduct a series of practice jumps into venues around the Canberra area from 1 to 5 June 2009. The training is designed to maintai...

Sepia toned YouTube jiggliness down by the lake.

By 2 June 2009 20

We're not going to embed this one as it's a bit on the naughty side. But Rosebud has drawn my attention to a new addition to YouTube. Posted by "velvetcorner" it comes with this note: An Edwardian picnic by the lake takes an unusual turn as the scoundrel artist persuades the ladies to reve...

The roads to chaos

By 2 June 2009 28

Back in 1964 looking south from Theodore Street Curtin were empty sheep paddocks stretching as far as the eye can see. The landscape was a blank canvas devoid of any existing structures and few geographical difficulties. Unlike Sydney there were no engineering problems posed by landscapes as challe...

Places for good breakfast-brunch?

By 2 June 2009 20

We are looking for places within a couple of hours of Canberra for a good cooked breakfast/brunch.  It does need to be little kid friendly.  For example, I've heard Grazings is excellent but not good for small children (this is not meant as a criticism and happy to be contradicted).   It does...

Rowers to leave Canberra?

By 2 June 2009 7

The ABC brings word that foul mouthed coaches swearing from leaky two stroke boats at sweaty young athletes might no longer adorn our lake. The head of Rowing Australia says elite rowers may have to be permanently relocated from Canberra if closures of Lake Burley Griffin continue to disrupt trai...

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