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Dickson beyond the latest ACTPLA approval

By 1 July 2016

What does it take for the ACT Government to have vision for developments in and around my own suburb of Dickson?  I’ll get back to the question. On Thursday the planning ...

Ask RiotACT: Would you pay for this?

By 1 July 2016
Ask RiotACT

Back in 2014 we had some renovation work done on our house.  They ran out of materials and didn't return until 9 months later to finish it off. We knew full well we owed them ...

Two charged after kangaroo dragged through streets

By 30 June 2016
Police wrap

Two men have been charged after a kangaroo was allegedly attached to the back of a vehicle and driven through Goulburn this week. Officers from Hume local area command locat...

Another stuck truck disrupts bridge traffic

By 30 June 2016 1
Commonwealth Avenue Bridge

It seems the Commonwealth Bridge on Parkes Way is becoming a magnet for stuck trucks. In October last year a truck hauling an excavator blocked the Parkes Way tunnel for t...

$1m medical cannabis trial for skin cancer

By 30 June 2016 1

Australia's 50,000 melanoma sufferers could soon find relief through medical-grade cannabis as a result of a joint project involving the University of Canberra and a leading i...

Ask RiotACT: Affordable website and mobile app developers in Canberra

By 30 June 2016 7
Ask RiotACT

Hi Guys, I've been getting a quote from multiple canberra businesses that specializes in creating mobile apps and websites. I found most of them really expensive and the one...

Top six things to do around Canberra this weekend (1-3 July)

By 30 June 2016 2

There are plenty of options for kicking up your heels this election weekend, whether you are part of a hip-hop crew or a fan of ABC Kids favourites, Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band. ...

Two-party crescendo in G-minor

By 30 June 2016 6

Roll up, roll up to the one-party circus: it’s politics for dummies, Turnbull-style. Liberal ringmaster Malcolm Turnbull cracks his whip. Don’t vote for Bill Shorten bec...

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Tuggers Rejoice! Athllon Drive Duplication Complete!

By 19 June 2009 24

Jon Stanhope is proud to announce that the duplication of Athllon Drive through the Tuggeranong Town Centre has now been completed. The rest of the associated works are on target for completion later this month. "This $2 million project sees the completion of the Athllon Drive duplication thro...

Musicians wanted

By 19 June 2009 7

G'day, I require the help of bands/artists and musicians. If you would like free airplay on a new online talkback radio show, please email your tracks to We have not been able to secure our copyright licences in time for the launch, hence we cannot use commercial mu...

The Truffle Festival!

By 19 June 2009 9

The Capital Country Truffle Festival is on this weekend. They've got a hefty schedule of events if you're interested in getting to know local truffle production better. Apparently despite some early concerns the recent frosts have seen the truffles coming up in time....

Canberra on the iPhone

By 19 June 2009 11

RiotACT's all seeing eye fell upon a review for a Canberra based offline mapping application for the iPhone, using the phone's GPS and tower triangulation. At $1.19 it's certainly no bank breaker. So I decided to download it and give it a go. In many ways Google Maps is better, but that de...

Changing the guard at DET and TAMS

By 19 June 2009 4

The Chiefly Jon Stanhope has announced new CEO's for key departments in the ACT Government. Mr Gary Byles takes over as Chief Executive of the Department of Territory and Municipal Services, and Dr Jim Watterston is the new Chief Executive of the Department of Education and Training. Mr Byles...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 19 June

By 19 June 2009 14

[First filed: June 18, 2009 @ 09:21] There's far more going on this weekend that I know what to choose from. But what do you want to be seeing and doing around town this weekend? Just leave your thoughts in the comments....

Police Wrap - 19 June

By 19 June 2009 48

1. 10% of cars defective? ACT Policing has issued 427 Traffic Infringement Notices in past three days during traffic targeting operations in specific locations around Canberra. Police and ACT RTA motor vehicle inspectors today (Thursday, June 18) continued targeting locations which have been t...

I met a traveler from an antique land...

By 19 June 2009 11

Up on the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin, near Scrivener Dam, is some of the nicest walking country man and dog could ask for anywhere. The other day I noticed a strange little structure hidden in the grass. Closer inspection revealed it to be a long abandoned picnic area style garb...

Karabar High School beatings

By 19 June 2009 30

The Canberra Times has a story on beatings in Queanbeyan yesterday: Two teenagers are believed to have been targeted by a pack of up to 10 youths in a series of premeditated attacks across Queanbeyan. It is believed some of those attackers have taken photos and video footage of the incidents ...

ANU's investments go south

By 19 June 2009 1

The ABC has a story about the ANU posting a huge $108 million deficit in its annual report. The problem is the august body's huge investment portfolio has taken a $160 million hit. A bit like your super, everyone is hoping it will recover if/when the markets take off again....

Big Mal to join Laurie Daley in bronze?

By 19 June 2009 5

League Unlimited bring word that the ACT Government's new found love of bronze sculptures has extended to paying for Big Mal Meninga to be immortalised on the western forecourt of Canberra Stadium. Mr Stanhope said, “During my time as Chief Minister, a wide range of public works of art from th...

The slow bus to Bruce

By 19 June 2009 5

Having taken the free and rather convenient bus to Bruce Stadium last Saturday night for the Rugby I had plenty of time as we waited in several kilometres of traffic to ponder ways to improve the service. Anyone who has been to an event at Bruce will know that the buses line up with cars as they ...

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