Tag Archives: Canberra

Review of the National Capital Open Space System

By 14 October 2011

The NCA is doing yet another review, this time into Canberra’s open space system. If you like walking/riding/etc around the Canberra nature parks, or going further afield to Namadgi, you may want to provide a submission.
Details are online:
“The National Capital Authority has begun a discussion about the National Capital Open Space System.
What do you like [...]

GDE 80 km/h speed limit – not compliant with AS 1742.4

By 11 October 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

I’ve written up an article on the GDE, and why the 80 km/h speed limit along much of the road from Mitchell to the Glenloch Interchange arguably does not comply with AS 1742.4 2.1.2(b). Read on below if interested.
“The extension to Gungahlin Drive (The Gungahlin Drive Extension, or GDE) has recently been completed. [...]

A New Horizon: Contemporary Chinese Art – a review of sorts

By 7 October 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 30 September 2011 to 29 January 2012. ]

Once again, the good burghers of Canberra are being treated to a spectacle of fine art from China. My first memory of Chinese art was when the Terracotta Warriors visited the National Gallery of Australia in about 1984. The NGA once again got the scoop with Inside Out: New Chinese Art in 2000 (the most [...]

Looking for an architect/designer who listens around Canberra

By 2 October 2011

We would like an architect or designer who has experience with solar passive, is interested in recycling and who can listen to our needs and ideas and present options that meet these needs

Canberra the “craic” centre. Australia’s biggest annual Irish set dancing event

By 28 September 2011

[ 7 October 2011 to 9 October 2011. ] We’re letting you in on Canberra’s best kept secret: Canberra is the location for Australia’s biggest annual Irish set dancing event on 7-9th October at the Cook Neighbourhood Hall.

SET dancing is Irish social dancing with reel rhythm – it’s not Riverdance! Set dancing is couples dancing in a group of eight to great Irish [...]

Fizzling Convoy wrap-up. Music video.

By 22 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

We’ve taken some of the photos from today and mixed them in with Rafe Morris’ song “Cummon Austraya”.
(Note: people on bicycles were not in favour of the Convoy of No Confidence)
Good times.
Also if you’d like a giggle check out Alan Jones increasing detachment from reality over why no-one turned up.

[Photo by Lachlan]

Canberra Camping Advice?

By 18 August 2011

I was looking for any tips regarding camping in and around the ACT. I’m a novice camper and really was just interested in 2 nights relaxing by a campfire. However, things don’t appear this simple. I understand a lot of sites don’t allow open fires (even in winter) and some require a 4WD (which I [...]

What drugs are the best business in Canberra?

By 16 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

I’m putting together a business plan for my crime gang and still have some unanswered questions. A brief read of “The Illicit Drug Data Report (IDDR) 2009–10” has forced me to change my plans.
Originally I thought Pot was a good choice as it didn’t require a gun and the minion’s might be pleasantly useful. [...]

I Need A Hero. What do we deserve?

By 15 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

Every night in America over 200 men and women, dressed in capes, masks, and bullet-proof body armour, walk the streets looking to fight crime and enforce vigilante justice. They confront drug dealers, break up brawls, and occasionally pose for photos with grateful citizens.
Their super powers? Excessive bravery (verging on stupidity) and [...]

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 [...]

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