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Building underway for new hospital at Bruce

By 8 February 2016
University of Canberra Public Hospital

Construction officially began today on the $139 million University of Canberra Public Hospital at Bruce. The hospital will be the ACT’s first specialist sub-acute hospital...

Best of Canberra – Bootcamps

By 8 February 2016

I’m happy to say that I can raise my arms well enough to be able to punch out this article. My arms, core and legs have certainly let me know they are sore after my efforts t...

Four to face court over historic indecent assault allegations

By 8 February 2016
ACT Magistrates Court

Three NSW men and a Kaleen man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this week following reports of historic sexual abuse investigated under ACT Policing’s Operation Attest. ...

Witnesses sought to Waramanga incidents

By 8 February 2016
police wrap

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two disturbances which occurred in Waramanga on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. About 6pm, police received a report that a man walking near N...

Barr joins with premiers in pledge on asylum seekers

By 8 February 2016 1
Barr pledge

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has joined premiers of Victoria, NSW, Queensland and South Australia in pledging support for refugee children and their families threatened with ...

Ask RiotACT: Concerns about chemicals used at shoe repair

By 8 February 2016 3
Ask RiotACT

Recently, I had some black leather shoes repaired. In addition to rebuilding the heel they also dyed parts of the leather that had worn away (eg the back of the shoe). Soon ...

Motorcyclist stable after Parkes Way crash

By 8 February 2016
Parkes Way

A man in his 20s has been taken to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition after a single motorcycle crash on the western side of the Acton Tunnel on Parkes Way during peak...

Opposition should respect convention and cease attacks on Burch

By 8 February 2016
ACT Legislative Assembly

Conventions are regarded in Westminster parliaments as almost as sacrosanct as formal parliamentary procedures set out in such illustrious handbooks as that produced by Odger...

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The Bill Poster laws hit a snag

By 11 February 2009 7

It was with a great degree of disappointment that I learned from the Canberra Times that the Make RiotACT Rich Bill 2008 (also known as the Crimes (Bill Posting) Amendment Bill 2008) has hit a snag with objections raised by the Greens, Liberals, and the Human Rights Commissioner. We discussed the...

Terry Connolly ORGANised Walk

By 11 February 2009 1

Details are now up for the Terry Connolly ORGANised Walk. The annual Terry Connolly ORGANised Walk around Lake Burley Griffin will be held on Wednesday 25 February. As the day dawns over Lake Burley Griffin, the walk commences at Regatta Point, heads clockwise around the lake crossing Kin...

Mars in your backyard

By 11 February 2009 1

You've gotta love this town...Details of the latest event from the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, which promises to give an insight into how some local geological features may help us understand the geology and formation of Mars, for those interested in learning something that...

Parkway closures

By 11 February 2009 8

The Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) is warning that they're shutting down parts of the Tuggeranong Parkway this Sunday 15 February and the following Sunday 22 February between 5.30am and 10.30am. Specifically affected is the Parkway northbound from the Lady Denman Drive exi...

Old Canberran’s Old Photos - Part 4 - Mystery building and Black Mountain

By 11 February 2009 52

[First filed: February 10, 2009 @ 10:30] This is the fourth part of a series of photographs taken by RiotACT reader Old Canberran on his Kodak Box Brownie in 1948. This one came in with the following note: It's a 1952 vintage and the background is Black Mountain. It will be interesting ...

Brumbies starting lineup announced.

By 11 February 2009 3

The Brumbies have announced their starting lineup for this Friday afternoon's clash with the Otago Highlanders in Dunedin. There's 11 Wallabies in the starting lineup. Ben Alexander has been benched in favour of Guy Shepherdson. Of some interest is the retention of Stirling Mortlock at insi...

Rugged computers looking for a home

By 11 February 2009 60

Morning Ladies and Gentlemen I am a computer.  Pretty observant of me I know, but I am a very special computer.   I was destined to go into the remote parts of Australia and work for 5 years without a problem. Sites where there is 50 degree heat and rolling dust in the middle of summe...

Images of Canberra - That's mean you're idiot

By 11 February 2009 9

I enjoyed this piece of passive-aggressive notery outside the Lyneham newsagency immensely. So much so that I've decided to share it with you. Got an interesting/ quirky/ funny image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to

Last night's fireworks effort in Gordon

By 11 February 2009 18

If the person who let off fireworks last night in Gordon around 3am happens to be a RiotACT reader, F*** you,  you inconsiderate a***hole. You are a childish, low IQ piece of s***. considering we have had major bushfires, you had to go and do something like this. You D***head!...

NCA forcing car clubs off the grass?

By 11 February 2009 17

The Canberra Times has an interesting snippet on moves by the National Capital Authority (NCA) to stop Canberra's vintage car clubs doing their show and shines on the grassed parts of the Parliamentary Triangle. The car clubs are unfortunately dragging the tent embassy into the debate: Coordi...

Honesty in Media?

By 11 February 2009 39

I am a retired academic and an illustrious member of Canberra’s eclectic and colourful homosexual community. My grievance is this: I had believed the days of homosexual vilification had long been consigned to the dustbins of history, but was made acutely aware of the unpalatable truth during a ...

Airport Master Plan Out - proposes residential development

By 10 February 2009 15

The ABC informs us that the darkness on the edge of town, aka Canberra Airport, has released it's latest master plan (the last one having been rejected) which now includes turning the whole area into a new city. The plan, which covers the next 20 years, provides the first insight into how the air...

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