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Gallagher picks up three shadow ministries

By 13 October 2015
Katy Gallagher, Bill Shorten and colleagues

Former ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has today leap-frogged colleagues with more Federal parliamentary experience into shadow cabinet. Gallagher is the new Shadow Minist...

Ask RiotACT: Hairdressers

By 13 October 2015 10
Ask RiotACT

It's time for updated hairdresser recommendations. Who are your favourites?...

The great ALP Politics in the Pub-off

By 13 October 2015
Politics in the Pub

Canberra, prepare yourselves for a battle between two universities, two pubs, two uni Labor Clubs and the two most senior members of the Australian Labor Party. It’s a Pol...

Gallery’s cheery email just wrong today

By 13 October 2015 3
Portrait Gallery email

I’m a bit disappointed in the National Portrait Gallery this morning, having received an email from them with the subject “Gardens and other reasons to celebrate” with seco...

It’s time to reclaim our School of Music

By 13 October 2015 5
Peter Tregear

Earlier this year, my business partner and I attempted to produce a small opera in Canberra. Having been buoyed by a successful seasons in Hong Kong, we thought we’d bring it...

Best of Canberra swim-off rivers and lakes

By 12 October 2015 1
Casuarina Sands

I have been in Canberra for four years now and am ashamed to admit that I have not explored the area as much as I should have in that time. Actually, at all. So with the Best o...

Henshaw our tip for ACT Book of the Year

By 12 October 2015
Mark Henshaw

Mark Henshaw is one of four Canberra region writers shortlisted for this year's ACT Book of the Year award. Photo: Andrew Sikorski/Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres ArtsACT ha...

Portrait Gallery visionary Sayers dies

By 12 October 2015 2
Andrew Sayers

Andrew Sayers, 2012 by Mark Mohell. Gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned (53.0 x 36.8 cm). Purchased by the National Portrait Gallery with funds provided by Marilyn Darling A...

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John and Marianne on 2XX - Talking the RiotACT episode 11

By 2 November 2008

For those who missed it live, the downloadable version of 2XX’s RiotACT segment featuring your’s truly and Marianne Mettes is now available. To catch it live tune in at 5pm on Friday afternoons on 2XX, 98.3FM. ...

Cosplay at Impact Comics collides with reclaim the night

By 2 November 2008 38

[First filed: November 02, 2008 @ 01:38] Poptop has been kind enough to send in photos from Friday night in Garema Place. In the course of a weird night the cosplay contest collided with reclaim the night. I leave you, dear reader, to draw your own conclusions. (Slideshow below) ...

RiotACT Bicycle Bar Crawl 2008 - We survived!

By 2 November 2008 32

A big thank you to everyone who dropped in along the way for the 2008 RiotACT Bicycle Bar Crawl. I think a good time was had by everyone. The brave and the strong who completed it from start to finish know who they are. One knee was grazed, one t-shirt was ruined in a pizza incident, and one ...

And the winner is Stanhope!

By 2 November 2008 109

[First filed: October 31, 2008 @ 18:03] The Canberra Times brings word that the Greens are preparing to announce their support for a returned Stanhope Government at 6pm tonight. Apparently they were up until 12.30 last night agonising over their decision. UPDATED: The Greens have published ...

Mind the thoroughbred of sin

By 2 November 2008 16

Fans of Doctor Horrible will be intrigued by today's ABC story warning of a terrible new drug: "Police says the pills are small and are either red with a horseshoe imprint or green with a capital R. The 24-year-old man is still in hospital in a stable condition....

Canberra United get the points

By 2 November 2008 3

Just watched my ABC telecast the live game from brisvegas' suncorp stadium, the girls of canberra united away to one of the new w-league favourites, queensland roar.  A sixteenth minute mix-up between the roar centre back and her 'keeper gifted canberra the goal they were looking likely to get a...

17 year old overdoses on heroin in one of canberra's 'regulated' brothels

By 2 November 2008 132

The Canberra Times has reported that: "Janine Cameron was found dead from a heroin overdose in Fyshwick's Exotic Studio brothel on September 15, just six weeks after her 17th birthday." This leads me to question the level of exploitation that the prositition industry turns a blind eye to.  Is...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 31 October

By 31 October 2008 28

Greetings again Rioters! So what things are worth seeing and doing in the entertaining capital of Australia this weekend? Just leave your suggestions in the comments. ...

Movie Discussion Group verdict: THE WOMEN (Dendy, Manuka, Belconnen, Woden) *

By 31 October 2008

(From The Women tells the story of Mary Haines (Meg Ryan), a clothing designer who seems to have it all – a beautiful country home, a rich financier husband, an adorable 11-year-old daughter and a part-time career creating designs for her father's venerable clothing company. Her...

Wall Collapse in Belconnen?

By 31 October 2008 2

I have heard that there has been another building site accident in Belconnen today. Apparently a brick wall under construction has fallen onto some workers that had to be rushed to hospital. Anyone have more info or pictures? [ED - Also hearing a tree fell on a woman in civic today, more detai...

Building Collapse and OH&S in the ACT

By 31 October 2008 69

Firstly, can I thank all of you who have posted to Riot Act over the past few days on the collapse of formwork at the Leighton's job in civic on Monday.  It is important that the issues surrounding occupational health and safety on construction are discussed in all social and political forums, and ...

Dust over Gungahlin today (and other days)

By 31 October 2008 22

I wondered what Rioters think of todays dust blowing from the impressive new mountain so quickly built just SE of Magnet Mart. It is my observation, here and interstate that the real estate developers and construction industries are cut much slack when it comes to dust emissions from their sites....

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