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Ask RiotACT: Electrician for small job?

By 5 May 2016
Ask RiotACT

I've just converted my garage into an office, and need an electrician to add a new powerpoint and data point. Can anyone recommend a reputable sparky who would do a small job ...

Police seek witnesses to suspicious fires

By 5 May 2016
Suspicious fires

ACT Policing, ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service have identified a suspect in a relation to a series of suspicious fires lit in Canberra late last month and are c...

Founders sell Bus Depot Markets

By 5 May 2016
Old Bus Depot Markets

The Old Bus Depot Markets at Kingston have new owners, effective immediately, after co-founders Diane Hinds and Morna Whiting sold the business to Iconic Markets and Events Pty...

In ACTPLA we trust

By 5 May 2016

With the NCA moving to hand over significant planning powers to the ACT Government, the focus now shifts to how the ACT Government handles such an increase in responsibility fo...

Top six things to do in Canberra this weekend (6-8 May)

By 5 May 2016

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the Mums out there. This weekend is full of activities that will delight everyone in the family. Our top picks are the Mother’s Day Classic fu...

Theyre ripping up parking lots

By 4 May 2016 10

Canberra’s planners in the 1950s and beyond delivered an infrastructure made for cars. There were even major freeways planned (a story for another day). The road infrastru...

Budget 2016 | Fee deregulation scrapped but universities still face big cuts

By 3 May 2016
university generic

The Turnbull Government has abandoned full university fee deregulation but is still banking $2 billion in savings from higher education. Scott Morrison’s maiden budget dit...

Budget 2016 | ACT reaction

By 3 May 2016 6
Budget generic

At a glance - Chief minister says more than 1000 public service jobs will be lost - Business welcomes tax concessions, intern scheme   ACT chief minister Andre...

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Hanson-Gallagher snit

By 4 February 2009 52

The Liberals' Jeremy Hanson is in high dudgeon. Apparently Katy Gallagher has taken criticism of her dual health/treasury role to be driven by sexism rather than her own performance. Colonel Hanson is not very happy about being called sexist and wants to know how he can do his job as shadow mi...

Teneeka Waine Beaudean makes bail

By 4 February 2009 17

Fans of Queanbeyan's Beaudean family will be thrilled by the latest from the ABC: Teneeka Beaudean, 20, charged with being an accessory after the fact in the murder of Danny Ralph, has been granted bail in the Goulburn Local Court. She's not allowed to return to Queanbeyan, but the baby she ha...

Local movie trailer - Dark Souls

By 4 February 2009 4

Here's a trailer for a soon to be released Canberra made movie. Ozhair has posted it on YouTube with the following note: Trailer for Caliburn Productions low-budget supernatural thriller, "Dark Souls", featuring Leah Baulch, Dallas Bland, Clare Martin, Will Huang and Soren Jensen. Directed by...

Caroline Le Couteur gets on the Green Square grass

By 4 February 2009 29

Back in November we had a look at another piece of ACT Government unpleasantness relating to Kingston's Green Square. Now the Green's Caroline Le Couteur is going in to bat for the important piece of community amenity, and she's wise to the ACT Government's wicked ways: “The area is called G...

Can Canberra step up to host the Pony Fair?

By 4 February 2009 35

[First filed: February 04, 2009 @ 08:30] The My Little Pony Trading Post (MLPTP to those in the know) has the exciting news that Canberra is hard in the running (with Sydney and Melbourne) to host the Australian Pony Fair. Following the recent polls on where the Australian Pony Fair should...

"Opera By Candlelight" Sunday afternoon

By 4 February 2009

“Opera by Candlelight” - Don't miss out ! Stage 88 Commonwealth Park On Sunday February 8, 2009 you can enjoy your favourite opera tunes superbly performed in the idyllic setting of Stage 88 in Commonwealth Park.This event is presented in association with our community partners: The Canber...

Simon pre-judging?

By 4 February 2009 9

The Liberals' Vicki Dunne is taking a shot at Simon Corbell for his comments about the alleged attempted escapees from the Belconnen Remand Centre: “During the interview, Mr Corbell said that Corrective Services and the Police were investigating the incident,” said Mrs Dunne. “However, ...

Circus themed O-Week

By 4 February 2009

Despite being promised that voluntary student unionism meant the end of O-Week festivities, the ANU News informs us that the week starting 16 February will see a circus themed celebration. Many events are free but some require tickets. Make sure you’re in Union Court on Monday 16 February ...

Old Canberran’s Old Photos - Part 3 - 2CA and the Canberra Theatre

By 4 February 2009 24

This is the third part of a series of photographs taken by RiotACT reader Old Canberran on his Kodak Box Brownie in 1948. These ones came in with the following note: I have attached pics of the original 2CA office at 4 Mort Street and the Civic Theatre at 6 Mort Street. 2 Mort Street ...

Police Wrap - 4 February

By 4 February 2009 31

1. The Chifley collision report is now online, clarifying where the contentious "Islander" description came from: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident in which a car has collided with a house in Chifley today (February 1). Around 7.20am, a green Holden Commodore sedan collided with...

Adventure Paintball 3 man tournament series

By 4 February 2009 12

G'day all, Adventure Paintball will be holding a 5 round tournament series starting on Sunday 22 Feb. Events will be held every fortnight with the final round held on 19 April. There will be prizes for each round as well as an overall team prize for the series winners (3 electronic markers). ...

Quamby to be the new nuthouse?

By 4 February 2009 44

The ABC reports that the shut down youth detention facility of Quamby is now a political football with world+dog having ideas about what it should be used for. I was particularly struck by this idea: But Greens MLA Amanda Bresnan has suggested the former Quamby site be used as an interim fore...

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