Tag Archives: Canberra

AFFIRM Business Lunch brings you Good Mental Health in the Workplace

By 10 August 2011

[ 6 September 2011 at 12:00 pm; ]

AFFIRM’s Executive Business Luncheon is delighted to have Craig Hamilton as our guest speaker.

Craig Hamilton is a broadcaster with ABC Radio who has worked on National Rugby League games for the last eight seasons.

On the eve of the biggest undertaking of his career – the Sydney Olympics – Craig suffered a mental breakdown which almost [...]

The six best cities to get lost in…. according to the BBC…..

By 29 July 2011

Up there with Venice apparently…
With its systems of circular roads, Australia’s capital city regularly traps its visitors in a hamster-wheel spiral of confusion. But there are better ways to get lost here. Head out of the city centre – yes, into the bush. Keep going. There! See those suburbs? That is where the life of [...]

Business shirts for a fat necked man in Canberra?

By 26 July 2011

I’m calling out to other athletic fat necked men to suggest some brands or stores I can buy some more shirts from without bleeding dry.

The Place to Be – A National Homeless Persons Week Event

By 26 July 2011

This came across my desk and I thought some RiotACT readers might be affected, or know people affected, by homelessness. Homelessness can happy to any of us – all it takes is a run of bad luck like losing your job or getting ill, and suddenly it becomes very hard to pay the rent or [...]

Canberra home to a better class of nerd?


Threepaws has sent in a number plate that will give a chuckle to every true nerd.
Warp speed Mr Sulu!
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What do you want in a museum?

By 19 July 2011

Having read numerous comments on here about how much people dislike the National Museum, I am curious as to what people want the museum to be like?
NB: I DO NOT work at the museum.  I just have an interest in museums in general.
Please post your thoughts on what you would like your National Museum to be [...]

Canberra women talking tax

By 18 July 2011

[ 22 July 2011 at 12:00 pm; ] You’ve all heard the statistics about women’s workforce participation being lower than men’s, lower average weekly pay, and less superannuation on retirement. Some economists have said that tax and transfer systems are contributing to these problems. Canberra women will have an opportunity to tell their story and contribute to discussion of solutions at a consultation [...]

Jake White on the future of the Brumbies


The Brumbies have sent through nine minutes of audio featuring incoming coach Jake White fronting the media on his first day last Friday.
Here at RiotACT we’ve spliced it all together and thrown in the pictures from the last season of woe.
One for the true believers.

{Fashion} Crimes against humanity!

By 8 July 2011

I would like to point out some of the fashion crimes that are being committed every day in Canberra.   I am aware to all Rioters are well dressed, fashion forward (or at least age appropritae) but what is going on with the rest of the population?
Crimes include:

– Leggings/jeggings/tights worn as an item of clothing, without [...]

Transit Bar Website Launch

By 6 July 2011

Pop over to and start getting acquainted.

Canberra, the heart of NSW

By 6 July 2011

The All Seeing Eye has noted the arrival on the internet of the “Australia Canberra Capital” entry in
Rather grandly they declare:
The scene of Canberra has changed over the years. Currently it is the heart of New South Wales. Secondly it is also the main tourist spot for people all over the world.
That will [...]

New age service or a poor excuse? Pre-ordering meals

By 2 July 2011

Recently I tried to book in at the Casino restaurant and was told that if I was booking for more than ten people I would have to pre order my meals for everyone.
Being new to Canberra I need to know – what the hell is with that?

The safest place to have a baby in Canberra.

By 23 June 2011

Canberra obstetrician Dr Andrew Foote is in today’s Canberra Times saying that “public hospital is safe, but private hospital is safer”. He is concerned that since government capped the Medicare Safety Net payments for obstetric services, women with private health insurance are choosing to have their babies in public hospitals because of the gap fees. [...]

Canberra nightlife. The upside


GreyCanberra have posted this beauty to YouTube with the following note:
Grey Canberra’s tongue in cheek response to the AMI Pitch Perfect Gruen Transfer style pitch.
The spot was written and directed by Grey Canberra, shot by Canberra-based cinematographer Roger Price, produced by Silversun Pictures, and stars local actor Paul Murphy.
Back in May we previewed this competition.

Confirmed.. It’s a Woolies for Dunlop


For those who doubted the original blog back in January, and there were plenty the development application is now in for the new Supermarket at Dunlop even though it’s been under construction for months. (how does that work?)
Did they get in before the (former) Chiefly one insisted on getting more IGA etc, or didn’t anyone [...]

Snowy Hydro SouthCare Auto Spectacular

By 23 May 2011

[ 29 May 2011 10:00 am to 30 May 2011 12:30 am. ] The American Car Club of Australia is hosting an Auto Spectacular in aid of Snowy Hydro SouthCare this SUNDAY – May 29 at Exhibition Park (Show ground), Mitchell.

Car lovers are invited to put their car on display from 8am ($10 donation per vehicle).

The public are invited to attend from 10 -2:30pm (gold coin donation entry fee).

There will [...]

The things Canberra is missing?

By 17 May 2011

The normally excellent Mark Dapin has been writing in Saturday’s Good Weekend about the thirteen things Canberra needs to be considered a world class city.
Thoughts dear reader?

Theatresports North vs South – The Battle For Canberra


[ 22 May 2011; 29 May 2011; 5 June 2011; ] Theatresports North vs South is a fast and fun-filled theatre ride which combines wit, comedy, drama and fearless public performance to answer Canberra’s definitive question ‘which side of the lake is best?’

Images of dead Osama! RiotACT exclusive!


Liam has sent in this one from the Albert Hall bus shelter.
Nice to see Canberra’s street artists running highly topical.
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Candle Lighting Ceremony

By 9 April 2011

[ 4 May 2011 at 5:45 pm; ] Candle Lighting Ceremony to remember those who have died as a result of domestic violence, 4th May, 5.45pm Garema Place

Bassoon and Keyboard all over Canberra


It may seem strange that YouTube has a symphony orchestra.
It may seem strange that this lead to sessions of keyboard and bassoon composition all over Canberra.
But there you go. We live in strange times.

Raidercast: Round 3 – Canberra Raiders Preview and review podcast

By 25 March 2011

The Canberra Raiders podcast, Raidercast, round 3 edition 2011.

Raidercast: Canberra Raiders Round 2 Preview and Review Podcast

By 17 March 2011

Raidercast: Round 2 Preview n Review
Click here to download “Raidercast: Round 2 Preview n Review”
In this episode of Raidercast we review the Canberra Raiders V Cronulla Sharks round 1 match from last weekend and we also have an in depth preview of the Canberra Raiders’ clash this Friday’s against the Brisbane Broncos. Join Rick for [...]

Best training in Canberra

By 17 March 2011

Where to go for training?

Raidercast: “The Start of Something Big” – S11 E01 10032011

By 11 March 2011

There is only one sleep to go until the start of the season, and to kick things off here at, I have released the first full Raidercast episode of the year.
Download podcast: Raidercast – “The Start of Something Big”
In The Start of Something Big I (Rick) discuss the Matt Orford signing and if it [...]

Canberra lucky to have some of Australia’s finest

By 10 March 2011

Finally, the answer to the questions on everyone’s lips: ‘Who is Alan Wu?’

BarCamp Canberra returns on 19 March 2011

By 4 March 2011

[ 19 March 2011; ] For the 4th year BarCamp Canberra is on!

BarCamp Canberra is a free one-day volunteer-run ‘unconference’ where the participants are in charge.

As ever, depending the attendees, we’ll have speakers on topics such as: Social Innovation, Gov 2.0, Web, Design, Makers/Hackers, Science Communication, Skeptic/Critical Thinking, Sustainability/Environmental, interdisciplinary topics and more.

Lunch is provided, and we even have a [...]

Canberra height datum?

By 3 March 2011

Can anybody tell me the Canberra height datum for my tech assignment?
[ED - Can anyone tell me what a Canberra height datum is?]

Azz & Nick shred Canberra


“caratgold” has posted this one to YouTube with this note:
Azza and Nick G shreddin around canberra back in the day 2005? or somewhere abouts. Songs are ‘Jack of Spades’ KRS1, Come with Me’ Life MC and a little Beatkonducta track by madlib.
Even if you don’t enjoy the skateboarding there’s plenty of skateboarders hurting themselves and [...]

Just what are the Ukranians angry about?

By 19 February 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

Well done to our Ukranian friends, you can stop traffic in Canberra.
Now… why?

Raidercast – Trial 1 2011 Preview – Canberra Raiders V Melbourne Storm

By 19 February 2011

In a special edition of Raidercast from, I preview the upcoming trial game this arvo between the Canberra Raiders and Melbourne Storm. Get all the latest team and injury news from Raidercast ahead of the Raiders first game of the year.
You can download Raidercast in mp3 format from the Canberra Raiders Forums or [...]

Ultra Micro Indoor Aerobatics in Canberra

By 16 February 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 19 February 2011 at 7:00 pm; ]

Tiny 50gram airframes zooming around inside a basketball stadium while it’s raining outside. Larger 3D aerobatic aircraft hovering up the walls and flying through the rafters. Electric helicopters with 100 parts all vibrating in loose formation together.

Well that’s what’ll be happening this saturday night in the Tuggers basketball stadium from 7:00-9:30pm. Run by the local [...]

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