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Safety inspectors to audit electrical goods

By 24 May 2016
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A range of electrical products, including many household items, will be the subject of a safety audit by Access Canberra inspectors in retail shops. The audit is being carr...

New partnership to deliver human services

By 24 May 2016
Yvette Berry

Woden and Belconnen community services will form a partnership to deliver the remodelled Human Services Gateway from 1 July. The ACT government will provide $4.4 million ove...

Minister urges parties to resolve rubbish dispute

By 24 May 2016

Meegan Fitzharris, the minister for municipal services, on Tuesday appealed to rubbish collection workers and contractor SUEZ to resolve their industrial dispute. She said i...

Financing for light rail project finalised

By 24 May 2016
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The ACT government and the Canberra Metro consortium confirmed on Tuesday that financing arrangements for the capital's light rail project had been finalised. Chief minist...

Venture capital scheme for Canberra start-ups

By 24 May 2016

A venture capital scheme launched on Tuesday will enable Canberra entrepreneurs to access funds to build their business. Significant Capital Ventures is a joint venture bet...

$7.3m to promote #CBR to NSW, NZ, Asia

By 24 May 2016
Singapore A330

The ACT Government will in next month’s Budget commit $7.3 million promoting Canberra domestically and internationally as a business and leisure destination, and $1.5 million...

$460K spend on Canberra Theatre Centre security, major show

By 24 May 2016
Canberra Theatre

The ACT Government has announced it will spend $410,000 in next month’s Budget to upgrade security at the Canberra Theatre Centre and commit a further $50,000 to promote the...

Celebrating a darker side of #CBR

By 24 May 2016

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres’ latest art party, CANBERRA OBSCURA, is a celebration of  the ACT’s weirdest sounds and strangest stories. Inspired by the atmosphere a...

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Call for fair reporting on recent bombings

By 4 April 2016 75

A couple of friends of mine featured in a Canberra Times article on Tuesday last week, about the bombings in Lahore on Sunday evening. Mohammed Ali is a Pakistani ex-pat who’...

Queanbeyan motorcyclist dies in coast crash

By 4 April 2016

A 48-year-old Queanbeyan man died in a single vehicle motorcycle accident on the Kings Highway, 5km west of Batemans Bay yesterday afternoon. Witnesses told police the motor...

Ask RiotACT: Feijoas in Canberra?

By 3 April 2016 14
Ask RiotACT

For those of you who know what this delicious and tangy yet sweet fruit is all about, do you know if they're easy to come by in Canberra? If anyone had the foresight to pla...

At Home with Sophia: Chocolate Maltesers bunny tarts

By 2 April 2016 1
Easter tarts

I've mentioned so many times before how much I love social media platforms for finding inspiration, they're just so great. Just before Easter, Coles had a Facebook advertisement fo...

The Brunch Run - ONA Coffee (Fyshwick)

By 2 April 2016 9

Sometimes in life you wake up on a Saturday morning and you don't feel like that muesli and yoghurt for breakfast or the idea of a poached egg and wilted baby spinach is totall...

Why we all need to rethink ageing

By 1 April 2016 4

These days we hear of Canberrans in their 80s and older, who compete in major sports events. And many who are still working into their 70s, 80s and 90s, their occupations varyi...

Monash house fire suspicious: police

By 1 April 2016
Police wrap

ACT Policing is treating a house fire at a residence in Monash yesterday as suspicious. About 2.10pm police attended a residence in Kneeshaw Street, Monash after reports of a ...

Man stable in hospital after Braddon crash

By 1 April 2016
Accident site

ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue have responded to an crash involving a car and motorcycle in Braddon. Crews were alerted to the incident on the corner of Northb...

Ask RiotACT: Yoga classes specifically for back issues

By 1 April 2016 4
Ask RiotACT

Does anyone know of a yoga or Pilates beginners class in Canberra that specialises in bad back problems, more specifically mild scheuermann's kyphosis. I'm worried about ge...

Australia VS Canada at the AIS

By 1 April 2016

Australia's Theo Christakos (4-1) is up against formidable opponent when he faces former Canadian Wrestling Champion Kevin "The Mongoose" Manderson as the Main event at BRACE 39. The Canadian Manderson, a 35 fight veteran will be looking to showcase all his skills and silence the local crowed whe...

Photography: Wei Leng Tay—The Other Shore

By 1 April 2016

An exhibition now at the ANU's China In The World gallery. Using the words from the pamphlet - the exhibition is about young Mainland Chinese who are moving to Hong Kong fr...

Urban Redevelopment Awards for Canberra

By 1 April 2016 13

Sometimes you do have to wonder about things that come your way. Today I have to report on a media release that was sent around on a new set of federal awards. As I looked t...

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