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46 arrests in ACT drug operation

By 26 July 2016

A six-week police operation targeting the manufacture, trafficking and sale of illicit drugs in the ACT has resulted in 46 arrest warrants and 10 people appearing in court. Cha...

Bailey testicle safe: Parton to run for Libs

By 26 July 2016 6
Mark Parton

Steven Bailey, your left testicle is safe. As you predicted in December, ex-2CC breakfast presenter Mark Parton was endorsed last night as one of the Liberals' five candidates ...

13yo boy hit by truck at Holt, rushed to hospital

By 26 July 2016
Accident site at Holt

A 13-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being struck by a truck at the corner of Hardwick Crescent and Flack Street near Kingsford Smith School in Holt at around 8....

Mumpreneurs band together for support

By 26 July 2016
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On a cold and rainy Tuesday morning, 15 business owners sit chatting excitedly. But they’re not just any business owners. They’re mumpreneurs – juggling motherhood and...

Woolworths caught out on pricing for shopping bags

By 26 July 2016 14
Woolworths shopping bags

A few days ago, I was at my local Woolworths getting groceries, and was paying at the self checkout. At the checkout next to me, an elderly gentleman from out of state, on h...

Labor rewards star economist Andrew Leigh MP (not)

By 26 July 2016 3
ACT Labor candidate for the Senate David Smith, Labor Senator Katy Gallagher, Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann and Member for Fenner Andrew Leigh.

Canberra's best federal rep Andrew Leigh will  perform his shadow assistant minister duties on a backbencher's salary ... Leigh has been Labor's most articulate performer bes...

Out-of-touch politicians should listen and act

By 26 July 2016 1
Legislative Assembly

The Brexit result in the UK and Donald Trump’s ascendancy in the US have been a warning for Australian politicians, already facing disillusionment from voters in the Federal ...

Pair hold up Wanniassa Red Rooster, leave with small sum of cash

By 25 July 2016 4
Police wrap

Two men held up Red Rooster takeaway/restaurant at Wanniassa last night, threatening a store attendant with assault before leaving with a small amount of cash. ACT Policing ...

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Damien Dempsey is appearing this Saturday the 28th March at the Ca

By 24 March 2009

DON'T MISS THIS FANTASTIC OPORTUNITY Damien Dempsey is from Donaghmede on Dublin's Northside.   His earliest musical influences were the post-pub singsongs that his parents used to have at their home when he was a toddler. Good, bad or indifferent, everyone had to sing. Today his unique sound...

Water consumption off the hook as inflows hit record lows

By 24 March 2009 126

The thing the surprises me most about Canberra's water use is that it's taken so very long for the public to become totally fatigued by the perpetual emergency. It has to be a little disappointing to our Power and Water overlords to see their decree of 1 March, that we collectively lower wate...

The Incident At Fugue Bay - now open

By 24 March 2009 12

[First filed: March 23, 2009 @ 10:07] Canberra Dramatics is currently performing "The Incident At Fugue Bay" at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre. The play is written and directed by Canberra local, and frequent RiotACT commenter, Trevar Alan Chilver. From the blurb: “He was meant to be ...

Magistrate Madden walks into the sunset

By 24 March 2009 5

Simon Corbell has announced the retirement of Magistrate Shane Madden. ""Magistrate Madden will be admired for his many years of ongoing service to the ACT Court system, but he will be particularly remembered for his services to the youth and the indigenous community," Mr Corbell said. Some of...

Margaret Spalding passes away

By 24 March 2009 45

The ABC's 666 is reporting that Margaret Spalding, the litigious CEO of Koomarri and architect of the Narrabundah Longstay Caravan Park debacle, was recalled to the almighty yesterday. Cause of death is unknown, described as sudden. Condolences go to her family and friends. John Mackay on ...

Police Wrap - 24 March

By 24 March 2009 9

1. Conder toilet rampage: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a burglary and property damage at the St Clare of Assisi Primary School in Conder on Friday night March 20. Police believe that sometime between 9pm and midnight on Friday, access was gained to a toilet block at the school where o...

Mad hoax bomber found to be mad

By 24 March 2009 40

The ABC brings news that Tamara Batterham, 35, from Holt, has been found not guilty of her string of bomb hoaxes (to Government House, Parliament House, Virgin Blue, the White House in Washington DC, and the Lodge). Batterham told police she had voices in her head and had given up fighting an ima...

John Gorton to be commemorated at last

By 24 March 2009 10

While browsing ACTPLA (sad, I know) I found this intriguing development application.  It is for a temporary cyclepath through the grassland between Cotter Rd and Dixon Drive, routing cyclists off Cotter Rd while they build the new Molonglo arterial road.  Due to start in October, the road shows up...

The impact of the Wanniassa death

By 23 March 2009 185

[First filed: March 22, 2009 @ 10:33 Second filing: March 23, 2009 @ 09:25] This morning on my way to baseball my family and i were blocked off from the end of the street. Up to 100 metres distance was blocked off with police there and a black car. For my age i had no idea what was going...

Copulation in public places, your thoughts?

By 23 March 2009 67

Following on from JoyceStanton's outrage at a couple getting wild in the Dickson Woolies car park late on Friday night (complete with dogging), what do you think about al fresco loving in Canberra? And should the police do more about it? [poll id="85"]...

Doszpot says visit the Tharwa ghost town

By 23 March 2009 22

Steve Doszpot IS urging you to spend money in Tharwa. “In the space of a few years the Tharwa community has endured Bushfire threats, the debacle that surrounded the closure of their bridge - literally cutting them off from the rest of the ACT for far too long. “They have even lost their ...

Police Wrap - 23 March

By 23 March 2009 11

1. Skyfire brawling: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault in Civic on Saturday night (March 21) that left one male unconscious and two other males with minor injuries. About 9.30pm, a group of four 18-year-old men were returning from Skyfire to their vehicle, which was parked in th...

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