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Expanded trauma service at Canberra Hospital

By 1 June 2016
The Canberra Hospital

The expansion of Canberra Hospital’s trauma service will include an additional six doctors and one new nurse, with an extra $5.3 million in funding to be provided over the next f...

Stepping Out artwork stolen

By 1 June 2016
large-Stepping-Out

Police are seeking information on the theft of bronze artwork Stepping Out at the Hughes Shopping Centre over the weekend. The artwork was commissioned by the ACT government...

Belconnen woman, 19, to face court over car and petrol theft

By 1 June 2016
ACT Magistrates Court

ACT Policing has arrested a 19-year-old woman from Belconnen who will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning following four incidents of theft. It is alleged the woma...

Arsonists, vandals strike parks adding to $120K bill

By 1 June 2016 2
John Knight Park playground equipment

Vandals and arsonists have wreaked a trail of havoc in Tuggeranong, Gungahlin and Belconnen playgrounds and public toilets in recent weeks, contributing to the ACT’s annual v...

Ask RiotACT: Asbestos removal companies in Canberra

By 1 June 2016
Ask RiotACT

Hi All. There's an old thread from 2007 - I'm looking for recommendations these days for removal of bonded asbestos? Primarily concerned about safety. Cheers....

Patterns that lead to domestic violence

By 31 May 2016 10
The Jacka residence in which the boy was killed in February.

The ACT Government has released three reports upon domestic and family violence. They are comprehensive complex documents which highlight the need for much greater cooperation...

First frost reminds us winter is coming … tomorrow

By 31 May 2016 7
Frosty windscreen

Happy winter’s eve, everyone. It’s time to pull out the jug of warm water and the ice scraper, the first frost is here – the first in our suburb, anyway. Canberra tem...

Public help identify drink driver

By 30 May 2016
Police wrap

Police will summons a 32-year-old Palmerston woman after she was caught drink-driving on Sunday. A number of reports were received about a silver Mazda sedan being driven er...

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Mariko Kitakubo poetry reading at the Asia Bookroom

By 25 February 2009

Here's an interesting event. The Japanese writer and performance poet, Mariko Kitakubo, is going to be appearing at Jamison's Asia Bookroom next month for a reading of her 'tanka' poetry from a new anthology, translated into English by Amelia Fielden (translating poetry often being more taxin...

Facing off the members

By 25 February 2009 21

I’d like to meet a local politician, one on one, in an office - even though I'm just your average citizen and I'm not part of any advocacy or lobby group.  If Stanhope and company are supposed to represent me, it would be nice of them to hear what I have to say.  It would be nice to ha...

Who to go to for minor repairs?

By 25 February 2009 19

George may be a kelpie of few achievements, but one thing he can do is have a gentle gnaw on delicate things and leave them still mostly working. In this case She Who Must Be Obeyed's dictaphone. Other than the cap for the USB port the only damage is to the USB plug. It's a standard compon...

Northside Represent! We can thug too!

By 25 February 2009 23

With the thugs of Tuggeranong bogarting all the media attention I was thrilled to see this in Dickson last night on Cape Street. And with bonus postcode pride! I'm sure the Northside thugs are better mannered and less prone to beating up strangers though....

Old Canberran’s Old Photos - Part 6 - Bellona, Canberra's itinerant Goddess

By 25 February 2009 11

[First filed: February 24, 2009 @ 08:55] This is the sixth 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: Attached is a pic of Bellona the Roman Goddess of war. She's been in a few spots o...

Brumbies unchanged for the third week in a row

By 25 February 2009 2

It's time to shine for the Brumbies after two important, but unconvincing victories in the last two weeks. Today they've announced that the starting 15 remains unchanged for the third week in a row. Patrick Phibbs should consider himself very, very lucky. So will you cheer or boo when Matt ...

Trouble at Kambah High?

By 25 February 2009 7

Does anyone know what was going on at Kambah High School on Friday night? Rumour has it there was about 200 kids throwing bottles and causing trouble and a whole heap of Police trying to get it under control?...

Bring on the point to point speed cameras

By 25 February 2009 60

Yet again we have another contributor moaning about receiving a speeding fine for, well....speeding.  With the usual back and forth about who was right and who was wrong.  I've only moved to Canberra 3 months ago and from day one it was clear to me that some of you lot are the worst drivers in ...

Midnight Oil first comeback gigs here in Canberra

By 25 February 2009 87

The Midnight Oil official site is adorned by the following notice: MIDNIGHT OIL TO PERFORM TWO SHOWS AT CANBERRA THEATRE! 24.02.09 On Thursday 12 and Friday 13th March, Midnight Oil will perform two shows only "Up Close In The Capital" at Canberra Theatre before their show on Saturday at Soun...

Police Wrap - 25 February

By 25 February 2009 15

1. Alleged large scale window smashing in Hughes: Three males are assisting police with their inquiries in relation to an incident at Hughes overnight where approximately 150 windows were damaged on a construction site. About 1.40am police were called to Claire Hermes Park on Webster and Coxe...

Is recession inevitable in Canberra?

By 25 February 2009 47

Australia is not and will not be immune from the economic crisis. Canberra won't be either. For a start Canberra is dependent on the Commonwealth Public Service for much of its employment. In the May Budget it is possible the Rudd Government will take a meat axe to the public service - either dir...

I've got a lender for my land rents! - Stanhope

By 25 February 2009 17

The Canberra Times informs us that Comrade Stanhope's beloved land rent scheme is not yet singing with the choir eternal. He says he's found a bank, a secret bank, willing to lend people money to build a house on rented land. Mr Stanhope defended the scheme as a ''fantastic, successful, st...

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