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ACT Revenue sleuths to hunt tax cheats

By 26 May 2016 1
Tax investigation

The ACT Government will hire specialist investigators to track down tax cheats as part of a 2016-17 Budget initiative that is projected to recoup $27 million for an investmen...

Speaker gets baking for Biggest Morning Tea

By 26 May 2016
Baking madeleines

Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly Vicki Dunne has embraced the spirit of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, cooking up a batch of madeleines in her office kitchen to shar...

LinkedIn warns users after 117m passwords stolen

By 26 May 2016 1
LinkedIn

Days after media reports of a massive data breach at LinkedIn surfaced, the business networking platform has told its members that the breach first occurred in 2012 but that th...

Canberras queuing culture: How do we line up?

By 26 May 2016
Noodle Markets queuing

Canberrans are instinctive queuers. Recently, I have witnessed this at the Westside Shipping Container Village; on the mornings of ALDI’s special deals days; at a bicycle a...

Top seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (27-29 May)

By 26 May 2016
Mt Everest

It is 63 years since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mt Everest and Canberrans can mark the feat this Friday with an Indian feast and a talk about curre...

Why Sunday penalty rates should stay

By 26 May 2016 12
Cafe

Although the majority of people no longer go to church on Sundays, it is still mostly a day of leisure. ABS statistics show that Sunday remains an overwhelmingly non-work day. ...

Police seek witnesses to aggravated robbery in Giralang

By 25 May 2016
Police wrap

Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the 7-Eleven store located on the corner of Canopus Crescent and Atalumba Close in Giralang last Wednesday (18 May). ...

New State Emergency Service station for Calwell

By 25 May 2016
ACTSES

A new State Emergency Service station will be built in Tuggeranong with $2.7 million in this year's ACT budget allocated for the project. The facility will house four-whee...

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It's the scooter time

By 13 February 2009 10

Will we ever get sick of seeing kids fall over? This time it's with scooters. Coreykransky has posted this gem onto YouTube, shot in Tuggeranong. The music is Zebrahead - Falling apart. ...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 13 February

By 13 February 2009 23

[First filed: February 12, 2009 @ 09:02] It doesn't matter what sort of week you're having, it always comes to an end. So what's worth getting out for the seeing and doing this weekend? Leave your thoughts in the comments....

Simon trying to backdate his appointments?

By 13 February 2009 13

Another day, another cock-up by Simon Corbell? The Liberals' Vicki Dunne is up in arms that the Assembly is having to make laws to legitimise invalid appointments by our beleaguered Attorney-General: “The Attorney made three appointments to ACT Tribunals the day before the election, in contr...

House to go on Macarthur Avenue?

By 13 February 2009 10

Northsiders were treated yesterday to the sight of half a house parked on Macarthur Avenue. Holden Caulfield had the presence of mind to snap it on his way home. Apparently there's a bit of a boom business in cutting up country houses and then putting them back together in new suburbs (often ...

The most interesting job title in Canberra?

By 13 February 2009 70

Poptop has emailled in the following job title which was affixed to an email she received: Kellie White Life Enhancer to Winsome Willow, Manager of Inanna Inc Crisis Service for Women & Families in Distress For those who don't dabble in the mystic Inanna is the Sumerian "goddess of life an...

The Great Bribe to the Canberra Times commences

By 13 February 2009 14

Jon Stanhope has proudly announced the launch of a "Community Noticeboard" to be published in the Canberra Times. "Mr Stanhope said the noticeboard aims to improve access to public information and strengthen the community's ability to engage with the government. "The ACT Government's new commu...

Images of Canberra - Stormy Skies over Telstrayama

By 13 February 2009 22

With our skies once again cloudy, grey and cold, BenMac has sent in this picture he took a couple of months ago before another storm. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com...

NCA stuff for 13 February

By 13 February 2009 2

1. The blue green algae now completely rules the lake: The National Capital Authority has today closed the whole of Lake Burley Griffin to all primary and secondary water contact due to high concentrations of toxic blue green algae. Last week several areas of the lake were closed, however wate...

"THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA" Comes to Canberra

By 12 February 2009

The frequently astonishing Naomi Milthorpe of the Bluffhearts (as heard in Insatiable Banalities #104) is directing an upcoming production of Federico Garcia Lorca's "THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA" From the media release: The play is the story of a desperate and tyrannical widow, Bernarda, wh...

ACTEW and ANU teaming up with scholarships

By 12 February 2009 2

An interesting announcement out of ANU on their new $2 million scholarship program with our lords of power and water: The partnership will see undergraduate scholarships offered from the first semester 2009 across a range of disciplines including engineering, IT, finance and economics. In semeste...

The return of the IVF compo case

By 12 February 2009 109

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the IVF clinic the hated "Melbourne Lesbian Couple" are hitting back with an appeal according to the ABC. For those who came in late... the couple want all the costs paid to them of a second child they had after IVF treatment. To get this they're pu...

Milk Crate Man looks out over Garema Place

By 12 February 2009 32

Mad Kiwi has spotted this fellow dominating the skyline of the Civic. How did he get there? Where is he from? How long will he be there? Anyone got any answers? UPDATED: Apparently the Canberra Times' Today column (now adorned by the exiled WIN'ner Geraldine Nordfeldt) had this a co...

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