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Ask RiotACT: solicitor recommendation (winding up family trust)

By 6 February 2016
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Hi all, I'm looking for a solicitor who is able to do the work involved in the winding up of a family trust. Does anyone know of one who is reliable and doesn't charge the ...

Planning an Elopement: making the decision

By 6 February 2016 7

On top of my already busy schedule -- full time pencil pusher, part time writer for the RiotACT and new business owner -- I am also currently organising my wedding for June this ...

Ask RiotACT: Road rules & riding to school

By 5 February 2016 8
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Children who walk or ride to school should know the road rules that apply when they cross a road. They should also know to what extent they can trust drivers to act according t...

Garage Sales on this weekend (5-7 February 2016)

By 5 February 2016
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 25 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds websi...

Uniforms a smart move for our schoolchildren

By 5 February 2016 9
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The audible collective sigh has drifted away upon summer’s hot winds as parents return to the normality of having their children back at school. Certainly the bank account...

Teen to face court over hoax call to school in Calwell

By 4 February 2016
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A teenager will face the ACT Children’s Court following a threatening phone call made to Calwell High School yesterday. Around 1pm yesterday, a staff member at Calwell Hig...

Six things to do in Canberra this weekend (5-7 February)

By 4 February 2016 2

With summer rapidly disappearing, it’s best to take the opportunity to be outdoors in the warm sun while you have the chance. This weekend, we recommend the Summerside Festival, ...

‘Legal rape’ advocate targets Canberra

By 4 February 2016 10

Pick-up artist and misogynist Daryush Valizadeh, founder of the organisation/publication Return of Kings has announced a trip to Australia to stage 'tribal meetings' in Sydney,...

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DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 27 March

By 26 March 2009 23

[First filed: March 26, 2009 @ 08:28] So, for those who remain alive, Friday is coming up. What's worth seeing or doing around town this weekend? Just leave your suggestions in the comments....

Getting tough on abandoned vehicles

By 26 March 2009 25

Jon Stanhope has proudly announced the introduction of his Roads and Public Places Amendment Bill 2009 into the Assembly. "This Bill will allow a City Ranger, after assessing and finding that a vehicle is likely to be abandoned, to affix a warning notice similar to a ‘defective vehicle notice' ...

Got bamboo?

By 26 March 2009 3

The in2CHANGE project (a celebration of the life and death of Belconnen Interchange with a spectacular finale planned in the structure) needs your help: Some lovely artists who work in bamboo are contributing to the in2CHANGE project which will be going ahead in the Belconnen bus interchange...

The dummy motion trap

By 26 March 2009 1

The ABC reports that Andrew Barr has tried to scuttle his school planning over-ride just to force the Greens and Liberals to support it. The motion has been voted down unanimously Well that's one way to get certainty... UPDATE: Andrew's victory celebrations are online....

Andrew Barr to light the Fuse

By 26 March 2009 11

Canberra's new GLBTQ publication (that's Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender and Queer to the unitiated) is having a big launch at Hush on Friday week, with after party at Cube to cover their bases, and Andrew Barr is going to launch it. From the launch announcement: The evening will start at...

AFL on TV in Canberra - a sign of things to come this year?

By 26 March 2009 30

It's the start of the footy season and I am excited, so I just checked out to see what time the first game of the season would be on tonight.  Keep in mind it is a sell-out at the MCG (90k plus people). Result?  11.15pm on Ten. Hmmm, well it is a Thursday, maybe they thought...

ANU Liberal Club up to old games

By 26 March 2009 47

Insiders tell me the ANU Liberal Club is up to its old tricks and its going to get nasty. Who would have thought it from a bunch of future lawyers. Bending their constitution to suit themselves. Holding meetings without timely notice. etc etc (Ho Hum) They apparantly are no longer associated ...

Remember when it used to rain?

By 26 March 2009 83

Apologies all - the water use thread has sparked some thoughts. I have many fond memories of growing up in Canberra. One of my favourites was walking in the rain when I was delivering junk mail. I used to get sopping wet walking around O'Connor and Lyneham - but I was a kid and didn't really care...

One HD delayed....

By 26 March 2009 47

Southern Cross Ten have advised that they will attempt to transmit the new One HD sports channel mid-year. I think this is a huge joke that Canberra (the nations capital) is being classified as regional and thus we have to put up with Southern Cross Broadcasting and missing out on the new ONE spor...

Todd to be a Rooster in 2010

By 26 March 2009 35

New bring word that Goulburn exile Todd Carney has signed with the Roosters to play in the NRL in 2010. The Daily Telegraph has learned Carney and Roosters officials reached an agreement several weeks ago for the ex-Raiders ball-player to resume his NRL career with the tricolours. So as predi...

Mortlokkies declared fit for Shark attack

By 26 March 2009 4

The Brumbies have announced the lineup to face the rampaging Sharks in Durban sometime in the small hours of the morning this weekend. Speedbump Rathbone returns to the side, he has at least got more practice playing at ABSA stadium, not that the wings have seen the ball all season. Of some su...

How soft are our bikies?

By 26 March 2009 147

There's a lot of talk about the bikie threat at the moment. Media, Government, and the Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs all have their own interests in talking up the menace. Which seems to miss the point that in Tuesday's excitement it was the bikies who wound up dead. (Bear in mind in the Downer...

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