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Elective surgery ‘blitz’ to address long waits

By 25 November 2015 2
Simon Corbell via Facebook

The ACT Government has announced an elective surgery "blitz” in the first half of 2016 that will see the city’s surgeons perform an extra 1000 procedures in a bid to reduce...

Body is missing Evatt man: police

By 25 November 2015
Andrew Carville

ACT Policing has confirmed that a body found in Majura last Thursday is that of missing Evatt man Mr Andrew Carville, and that his death is being treated is suspicious. Poli...

Ask RiotACT: Recommend a window cleaning service

By 25 November 2015
Ask RiotACT

Editor note: we were looking for cleaner recommendations earlier in the week, now we're looking specifically for window cleaners. Looking for a pro to clean the windows at...

Cheap Eats – Double Drummer (Barton)

By 25 November 2015 4

As mentioned in previous weeks and the call-out for Canberra Cheap Eats last week, I've been keen to branch out of Civic and try some 'unknown' eateries. One suggestion receive...

Canberra Tales: Huts of protest

By 25 November 2015 4

If you happen to be driving past the South African Embassy in Canberra, you may notice a lonely and disused sentry box on the corner near the entrance to the embassy and its re...

Police seek witnesses to Griffith assault

By 25 November 2015

ACT Policing has called for public assistance as it searches for a man involved in an altercation in at the Stuart Flats in Griffith last night. About 5.15pm yesterday, a ma...

Best of Canberra – creative markets

By 25 November 2015 3
Craft markets

A few weeks ago I hunted down the best fresh food markets in Canberra. Now it’s time to find the best creative markets. Arts and crafts, trashes and treasures – you nam...

Redistribution to force Leigh office move

By 24 November 2015 12
Andrew Leigh

Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh will have to move offices at a potential cost to taxpayers of $500,000 after the augmented Electoral Commission ignored ACT Labor’s plea that t...

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Gallery's cheery email just wrong today

By 13 October 2015 11
Portrait Gallery email

I’m a bit disappointed in the National Portrait Gallery this morning, having received an email from them with the subject “Gardens and other reasons to celebrate” with seco...

10th Annual Possible Worlds Film Festival - Canberra

By 13 October 2015

Possible Worlds is dedicated to bringing the best new independent films from the US and Canada to Australia. This November, experience the 10th edition of the Festival with spec...

It's time to reclaim our School of Music

By 13 October 2015 9
Peter Tregear

Earlier this year, my business partner and I attempted to produce a small opera in Canberra. Having been buoyed by a successful seasons in Hong Kong, we thought we’d bring it...

Best of Canberra swim-off – rivers and lakes

By 12 October 2015 4
Casuarina Sands

I have been in Canberra for four years now and am ashamed to admit that I have not explored the area as much as I should have in that time. Actually, at all. So with the Best o...

Henshaw our tip for ACT Book of the Year

By 12 October 2015
Mark Henshaw

Mark Henshaw is one of four Canberra region writers shortlisted for this year's ACT Book of the Year award. Photo: Andrew Sikorski/Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres ArtsACT ha...

Portrait Gallery visionary Sayers dies

By 12 October 2015 2
Andrew Sayers

Andrew Sayers, 2012 by Mark Mohell. Gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned (53.0 x 36.8 cm). Purchased by the National Portrait Gallery with funds provided by Marilyn Darling A...

Books at Breakfast with Jane Caro

By 12 October 2015

Jane Caro has been described as 'a woman who has seen it all, and isn't afraid to talk about it'. Join Jane as she reveals the delicate balancing act performed by women juggling career and family, explored in her memoir, Plain-Speaking Jane. Breakfast includes a selection of mini pancakes, seasonal...

Face to Face: Carmel Bird and Marion Halligan in conversation

By 12 October 2015

Long-time friends Marion and Carmel catch up to discuss life, literature and delve into Carmel’s new collection of short stories, My Hearts Are Your Hearts, and her new memoir, Fair Game. Find out what they are reading and writing, gossip about the world of writing, family life, and maybe even t...

Ask RiotACT: Tailor for ladies clothing

By 12 October 2015
Ask RiotACT

Hi all, I'm looking to have a range of clothes tailored following substantial weight loss. Can anyone recommend a good tailor? I'd prefer southside or Civic but happy to tra...

What will the next 25 years bring for the ACT Assembly?

By 12 October 2015 14
ACT Legislative Assembly

The first sitting day of the ACT Assembly in May 1989 was not smooth. Accusations flew about backstabbing Opposition deals being done for thirty pieces of silver; members mourn...

Radicalisation or Resocialisation?

By 12 October 2015 41

The radicalisation of the young 15-year-old killing an innocent man has shocked the country. The arrest of what seems to be a cabal of radicalised young men of Muslim faith sur...

Ask RiotACT: Moving to Canberra

By 10 October 2015 15
Ask RiotACT

I'm wondering if I can get local advice on where to live in Canberra. We might be settling in Canberra long term and will look to rent first before buying, so ideally want t...

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