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Ask RiotACT: Loud music reaching Deakin, Yarralumla

By 26 June 2016
Ask RiotACT

Does anyone know the source of the continuous loud techno rock music possibly coming from the direction of Lake Burley Griffin on Saturday night? It lasted until 2am. Also hear...

Ask RiotACT: Watering system / irrigation setup

By 25 June 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I purchased a house about 6 months ago. It has large established gardens. There was an existing watering system and a large underwater tank. I had a plumber com...

Coward punch puts victim in hospital

By 24 June 2016
Police wrap

Police are seeking to identify three men over a ‘coward punch’ assault that occurred in Civic in the early hours of Sunday 12 June. At about 3.55am, a male was assaulted...

Update | Rural road closures in ACT

By 24 June 2016
road closed detour

Motorists and other road users are advised of the following rural road closures due to the recent wet weather and snow. Roads and crossings closed: Sunshine Crossing A...

More to do on affordable housing

By 24 June 2016 10

Housing affordability remains a hot topic with most Australians. And rightly so, given the fundamental human right for safe and secure housing. I have previously written abo...

Ask RiotACT: School disco DJ

By 24 June 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

Hi all. I'm trying to find a DJ for my sons 12th Birthday. There is one that has been recommended to me but nobody knows how to contact him. He is "DJ CLIFF". He plays at some ...

Take your dog to work day

By 24 June 2016 9
dog in the office

Today is International Take Your Dog to Work Day when employers are asked to open their doors to pet dogs to promote the benefits of pet ownership and encourage animal adoption...

ANU welcomes collaborative cyber facilty

By 23 June 2016 4

The Australian National University will collaborate with the Australian government on a new facility to help grow Australia’s cyber-security workforce and the so-called STEM...

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Caps to sell out The Palace?

By 11 March 2009 35

According to a Canberra radio station the Canberra Capitals have just a few hundred tickets left for their Grand Final clash with the Bulleen Boomers at the AIS Arena on Friday night (just before the rugby). When those tickets go their will be a limited release of standing room tickets. First ...

Inside baseball - 2CC producer heads to the Liberals' media team

By 11 March 2009 3

The Canberra Liberals have just announced that Adam Duke, "previously Mike Welsh's producer at 2CC", is their new media adviser. The wages of spin remain much better than real media....

Parking spots the new walls for graffiti?

By 11 March 2009 5

When the cars clear out of O'Connor shops late at night something new reveals itself... It seems a spectacularly stupid thing to be (apparently) using real names, and with the car park usually full when people are around not many people will see it. Are all the available walls full? Or ...

Old Canberran’s Old Photos - Part 8 - Civic of long ago

By 11 March 2009 29

[First filed: March 10, 2009 @ 08:58] This is the eighth 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: The interesting thing about the attached pic is that you can see the War Memorial. T...

Goulburn tossing their Dead Cat in someone else's back yard.

By 11 March 2009 28

The ABC is reporting that Todd Carney has been exiled from his home town on account of being a tool.  I'm not sure I recall such a ruling as that for anyone else. Carney appeared in the Goulburn Local Court yesterday and received a 12-month suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to d...

New Catholic school in Harrison?

By 11 March 2009 14

Has anyone heard of the plans to build a new Catholic primary school in Harrison? I believe it is slated to open in time for the 2010 school year, and that it will be adjacent to the ACT Government's Harrison School. Does anyone have any more information about this development? Certainly, anot...

Police Wrap - 10 March

By 10 March 2009

1. Lyneham sex offender sought: ACT Policing is investigating the sexual assault of a 47-year-old woman in Lyneham in the early hours of Saturday (March 7). The offender tackled the woman to the ground, breaking her arm in the process, before sexually assaulting her. The offender is describ...

Does Anybody Care? (About spelling)

By 10 March 2009 83

Does anybody care if a sign is spelt incorrectly? The agents for the units have responded to this, saying the sign will not be changed. [ED - this sort of attention to detail really inspires confidence in the builders eh?]...

Anzac Parade changes direction again

By 10 March 2009 11

The National Capital Authority is trumpeting the home stretch in their massively disruptive complete re-surfacing of Anzac Parade. Southbound lanes of Anzac Parade will reopen by midday tomorrow as the final phase of current roadwork begins. Work will continue along the verge and the median is...

John and Marianne on 2XX - Talking the RiotACT episode 25

By 10 March 2009

For those who missed it live, the latest downloadable version of 2XX’s RiotACT segment featuring your’s truly and Marianne Mettes is now available. It's our return to air after a Corinbank shaped hiatus and is a bit delayed going online due to a change in our recording procedure. To catch ...

ACTPLA greenlights new power station site

By 10 March 2009 5

The ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) have announced that the new power station (and data centre) location in Hume has passed the first hurdle with conditional approval. “Conditions are attached to the approval such as the requirement for approvals from government entities including the ...

The Community Protection Medal winners are...

By 10 March 2009 23

Simon Corbell has announced five winners of the ACT Community Protection Medal. The medal was established in 2002, and rewards members for sustained distinguished or outstanding service to the community in ACT Policing, ACT Fire Brigade, ACT Rural Fire Service, ACT Ambulance Service or the ACT St...

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