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ACT Government releases Community Engagement Strategy on Climate Change

By 31 July 2014

The ACT Government’s Community Engagement Strategy on Climate Change, released today by Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, builds on the large amount of work already being done in the territory to tackle the causes and effects of climate change. “Climate projections for the ACT indicat...

Rally for Gaza – Saturday 2nd August

By 31 July 2014

A public protest in solidarity with Palestine has been organised for this Saturday, August 2, at 1pm in Petrie Plaza, Canberra. Over 1000 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli military in the Gaza strip, with over 80 percent of the dead babies and children. The Israeli Defence Forces have no...

Online form speeds up registration process for working with vulnerable people checks

By 31 July 2014 2

A new online form will help speed up the application process for Working with Vulnerable People registrations, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, announced today. More than 55,000 WWVP applications have been received by the ACT Office of Regulatory Services since the program began in November 2012. &#...

Bartleby – The Street Theatre (Review)

By 31 July 2014 2

Bartleby, Julian Hobba’s modern-day adaptation of the parable by Herman Melville, recreates the malaise of the office and shows us the disintegration of a man no longer ab...

Witnesses sought; Rivett aggravated robbery

By 30 July 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Rivett this morning (Wednesday July 30). About 7.45am, a man entered the Rivett Newsagency holding a large kitchen ...

Non suspicious house fire reveals cannabis cultivation

By 30 July 2014

ACT Policing seized 32 cannabis plants yesterday (Tuesday, July 29) from a house in Ainslie after emergency services responded to reports of a fire at the location. About 7am ye...

Going for a world record with Christmas light display

By 30 July 2014

Who says it’s too early for talk of Christmas? This Christmas, Canberra’s City centre will transform into a wonderful festival of lights as the Richards family bring the...

Seeking a good reasonably priced range-hood installer

By 30 July 2014

I need someone who can remove a gas oven and replace it with an electric oven. I would also like to install a range-hood (where there hasn’t been one before – it will also need ducting through the roof).  Does anyone have any good experiences preferably on the south side of town? ...

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Sports bars? Where can I watch the NBA playoffs? Fox/ESPN?

By 23 April 2008 9

Hey Canberrans, I’m new to Canberra and a fan of the obscure foreign sport of “basketball”, you may know it. Anyway, it’s playoffs time in the US and I don’t have ESPN or Fox. Does anyone know a bar or similar where I could catch the odd game over the coming weeks? Sorr ...

Stabbed 57 times, but no intent to kill

By 23 April 2008 66

From the SMH article… Glen Porrit has been found not guilty for murder (and instead found guilty of the lesser manslaughter charge) as Justice Higgins told the court that “he was not satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that Porritt inflicted any of the injuries with an intention to kill hi ...

Rudd gets tough on Tibetans, goes easy on mates

By 22 April 2008 23

The SMH is reporting that Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has stated that “If any protesters, irrespective of their political point of view, engage in unruly, disorderly or violent behaviour, then the police will come down on them like a ton of bricks,” ACT Chief Apologist Jon Stanhope also c ...

ANZAC Day March in Canberra

By 22 April 2008 13

Following on from news in NSW today that the RSL in NSW will ask family members to not march with the Diggers this year buit behind them, I was wondering if anyone had heard if the ACT march will adopt the same approach? I have marched here in Canberra before wearing my Dad’s medals and was [. ...

Raiders lose to Storm+Ref

By 22 April 2008 18

I do try and keep these a little bit objective when I post them, but this time, I can’t help myself. After a brilliant first half performance the Raiders were overcome by a better 2nd half performance by the Storm combined with the most disgraceful decision making I have seen from NRL official ...

Torch relay to cost in excess of $2 million

By 22 April 2008 23

The SMH has this piece on the torch relay and states that the cost for holding this event is now over $2 million. Previous discussion on Riotact has tended towards the torch relay being cancelled, however, Mr Stanhope has stubbornly continued on with his pro chinese rhetoric. How does the reader fee ...

ADSL2/2+ in Dunlop area?

By 22 April 2008 25

Hi, has anyone in the Dunlop area been able to get an ADSL2/2+ connection? I’ve been told that it runs off a RIM from the Melba Exchange. ...

Inflatable Ingrids Last Show

By 21 April 2008 5

Inflatable Ingrid's Last Show In what is set to be their last public performance, Canberra’s very own punk troubadours Inflatable Ingrid grace the Phoenix boards for a final bout of rock mayhem, after ...

Wasabi Teppankyaki Manuka

By 21 April 2008 9

Wasabi Teppankyaki Manuka. As regulars of Wasabi Teppanyaki in Dickson, We were was keen to discover if the recently opened Wasabi #2 in Manuka was any good. We went on a Saturday evening and by the time we got there at around 6.30 the place was half full and filling fast so I am glad we [...] ...

The joys of townhouse/unit life

By 21 April 2008 81

I live in Beechwood in Florey, a hive of 130 or so little units all jumbled in together and feel the need to have a fuddy duddy rant and ask other Canberra unit dwellers: What is it with visitors parking anywhere, nay everywhere so you can’t get into or out of your garage?  I am not [...] ...

Mobile phones and head health

By 21 April 2008 13

After a report in the Canberra Times a few weeks ago on local research by Canberra neurosurgeon Vini Khurana on the health effects of mobile phones, the following two comments were posted on the CT website: Posted By: BT Survivor Friday, 11 April 2008 6 years since the 1st brain tumour op. and 6 mon ...

NSW Bans Laser Pointers

By 21 April 2008 25

ABC News Story Other randomly googled news site It appears that in response to people shining lasers at aircraft, the state is banning laser pointers.  Does anyone know if there is a minimum strength of pointer, of if this is a blanket ban?  If it is a blanket ban, then be very careful driving to ...

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