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A Look Around Canberra: Turner

By 28 November 2014

This is the first instalment of RiotACT's newest weekly series: A Look Around Canberra (unless I think of a better name...). Each week I'll take a look at a different suburb an...

Could these be the best vegan and paleo cupcakes in Canberra?

By 28 November 2014
A&E Cupcake Mixed box

Who doesn’t love a good cupcake? Even if you’re vegan, paleo or gluten free (and these days, who isn’t?), there’s a lot to like about a freshly-baked cupcake with lashi...

Cowards at the Keyboard

By 28 November 2014 1

Before the anonymity of the internet, if a person had a view and wanted it expressed, they had to write to a newspaper, call into a radio station or stand on a soap box. But th...

Canberras Indie Game Developers Celebrated this Saturday at iFEST

By 28 November 2014

iFEST indie games festival is happening in Canberra this Saturday, November 29th . The free festival is now in its fourth year and is set to showcase the work of Canberra’s most promising independent game developers. iFEST provides the opportunity to game developers working without major stud...

7.30 ACT what to expect from tonight’s program

By 28 November 2014 1
Lyndal Curtis

7.30 ACT on the ABC Friday November 28th The penultimate program. ThroughCare - a program for prisoners both during incarceration and after – cutting recidivism rates....

Ambos reunite with baby that couldnt wait

By 28 November 2014

The ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) has today reunited with a family in less stressful circumstances following the birth of a baby girl on the roadside in Gungahlin. “It is not uncommon for the ACTAS to be called to pre-hospital baby deliveries and I am pleased to say that dad has managed the sit...

Do you know this man?

By 28 November 2014

ACT Policing is investigating an incident of a stolen credit card that was used around the Duffy and Curtin area on Friday 31 October. ACT Policing were notified of the sto...

Justice Crew headlines 2015 National Multicultural Festival

By 28 November 2014

Chart-smashing Australian group Justice Crew and exciting new British funk and soul sensation Z-Star are among the headline acts for the 2015 National Multicultural Festival, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch announced today. “One of the great things about our National Multicultural...

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ACT Libs idea - no Stamp Duty for new home buyers on dwellings up to $500k

By 23 May 2008 38

I'm a recent first home buyer and I admire the notion of trying to help first home buyers but I am not sure Zed Seselja's idea will be very effective.  Why? Well in NSW (which uses the same threshold) the no-SD for 1st home buyers seems to simply have caused prices to move closer to the $500,00...

Cuts to PS

By 22 May 2008 27

As expected, there was going to be some fall out from the federal budget. The ABC is reporting that 300 jobs in the Dept of Immigration and citizenship are to go, however, I am intrigued that staff at DIAC's Belconnen offices have been offered voluntary redundancies or the chance of a job elsewhe...

Door-To-Door Oil Paintings

By 22 May 2008 48

I just had a visit from a gentleman claiming he was from overseas and was here selling oil paintings from fellow university students. "Art For All" was the name of the scheme If I remember correctly. He was selling the paintings from about $150. I purchased one (Silly maybe) for $175, mind you it...

Cattle ticks found near Canberra

By 22 May 2008 7

Stock and Land is reporting that a property at Sutton has been quarantined after cattle ticks were detected on a horse. This is the most southerly outbreak ever of the mites which have the potential to spread the deadly tick fever. Article here...

Young Libs take control

By 22 May 2008 29

I hear around the uni that Duncan McDonald and the ANU young Libs have told the ACT Lib Party executive (read faceless power hungry anti Kent people) that they don’t want to be part of them, and want to separate. Why? My sources tell me this comes from the executive (read Vice President, party...

ACT recognises same sex couples

By 22 May 2008 157

Ironically, the lifestyle section of the SMH is reporting that a number of same-sex couples in Canberra have applied to have their partnership legally recognised after new laws came into effect in the ACT. ACT Attorney-General Simon Corbell said civil partnership registrations were now possible f...

New Cop shop to open

By 22 May 2008 20

After refurbishing Anzac PArk West, and then realising that it was to small, the AFP will move into the Harry Seidler designed Edmund Barton Building. The heritage-listed building in Canberra's Parliamentary Zone will house the new national headquarters of the Australian Federal Police (AFP). ...

Kangaroo Protesters - Their opinions in their own words

By 22 May 2008 204

I went out to the Lawson Naval Base this afternoon to have a chat with and video the protesters that have set up a vigil outside the main gate.I allowed the people I spoke with to express their opinions in their own words without the usual editing that occurs when a media grab is taken for either TV...

Restaurant Review - Flint Dining Room and Bar

By 22 May 2008 9

Flint Dining Room and Bar 15 Edinburgh Street Acton Ph 02 6162 3350 Menus For Download - Dinner, Functions, Beverages A new dining room opened in the heritage listed former Acton Hotel. The old Acton Hotel was first occupied in May 1927 and was used to house public servants sent to Canber...

The amazing jumping kangaroo

By 21 May 2008 24

Check out this photo from the Gulf Times off a kangaroo jumping for escape Personally I've never seen a roo jump that high. Maybe the dodgy Belconnen Naval Site did some weird experiments on the roos which is the real reason as to why they have to be killed...?...

Pangallo to bat for other side?

By 21 May 2008 24

Can anyone confirm the strong rumour that Queanbeyan Mayor Frank Pangallo will annouce tomorrow that he is running in Molonglo as an Independent? Perhaps a scoop for RiotACT!...

Land Rent Scheme

By 21 May 2008 17

The Comrade as put out this media release blasting the Libs for not wanting to back his Land Rent Scheme. From what I can gather his Land Rent Scheme means that you pay for the house but only rent the land, presumably from the government but I bet it will end up being from developers. And whil...

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