Tag Archives: Canberra

Petition ACTION and the ACT Government for a Mobile Application!

By 13 January 2011

Hey all,
We are a group of ANU university students, and as a born and bred Canberran, I’ve always had trouble with the Action Bus system. I have a hard time finding out where the stops are, the bus website is really hard to use on the go, and judging from the posts already made regarding [...]

Grieving the loss of time in Canberra

By 13 January 2011

Over the Christmas period I was lucky enough to get a stop over in Canberra. I lived there for about eight years from when I was 14 until 24.
I never really wanted to leave but I was not going to be able to stay and be happy. Our family went through an intense period [...]

What’s the Quangers bit??

By 2 January 2011

I know it goes both ways…
Geesh most of people in Quangers in court on Mondays are from Oaks Estate (ACT) Majority of them came from ACT (still in ACT) just offended in Quangers.
Civic wanted them out,,,,give them Govvy housing in Oaks Estate and send them in Qbn for thier Methadone and free meals…Still ACT’s issue [...]

Police happy with New Years’ crowds

By 1 January 2011

This in from ACT Policing:
A large number of people gathered in Civic welcoming 2011 in a responsible and considered manner. Police noted the vast majority of revellers were well behaved and considerate of others, reflected in the low number of arrests.
New Year’s Eve Police Commander Superintendent Mark Antill said the 4 arrests related to [...]

Boxing Day rituals in Canberra

By 26 December 2010 FEATURED ARTICLE

I nominate:
- watching the Boxing Day Test
- watching the start of the Sydney/Hobart race
- consuming your favourite hangover recipes, whether in solid or liquid form (tips welcome!)
- having a nana nap in the afternoon.
Of course, some people may go jogging.  But I’m guessing they are in the minority.
What are other Rioters doing today?

Ute Santa’s itinerary?

By 17 December 2010

Santa in the Ute has visited Monash this arvo (sorry, not quick enough to get the camera out). 
Any other sightings this year?

Your Canberra postcode reveals your income

By 16 December 2010

Hi rioters.
This is in response to the recent post Follow the money – Canberra postcodes mapped for wealth.
In the thread the question was asked
Are there other maps which illustrate other aspects of “wealth” apart from “investment habits” such as income, assets, etc.?
Actually, I was also curious as there are perceptions in Canberrans’ mind of which [...]

ACT Residents, Getting Older and Working Longer

By 7 December 2010

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released its latest expose on the characteristics of the ACT.
In the 12 months ending August 2010, there were an estimated 75,700 ACT residents aged 55 years and over, making up 26% of the ACT civilian population. Just over 40% of them (or 30,500 people) were participating in the labour [...]

Skydiving over Canberra

By 6 December 2010

[First filed: Dec 4, 2010 @ 14:31]

“paddy217125″ has posted to YouTube an excellent video of tandem skydiving over Canberra.
For those who haven’t tried it yet, trust me, this really captures the experience well.

Canberra vs Sydney Roller Derby 11 Dec 2010

By 5 December 2010 FEATURED ARTICLE

Do you want to be apart of what will be the largest roller derby event Canberra Roller Derby League  has ever hosted?
Well your in luck because there are still tickets available through Ticketek.
This bout will see Canberra Roller Derby League’s representative team the Vice City Rollers play against Sydney Roller Derby League’s representative team the [...]

Raidercast – “Pilot” – The Canberra Raiders’ Podcast from

By 2 December 2010

Raidercast’s first show (pilot) has now been fully released and is available for download from Mediafire here.
Raidercast is the Canberra Raiders’ podcast produced by the team at
In our pilot we talk a little bit about the 2010 season, Terry Campese’s injury, possible replacements for Campo, 4 nations, club news and more.
We would love [...]

Twitter: Follow @TrafficCanberra

By 30 November 2010

Hello fellow Canberran drivers,
Do you want to follow what’s up with traffic related updates across the capital? Then follow @TrafficCanberra on twitter!
Myself and JohnnyCharisma (member of riotACT) manage this twitter account to retweet traffic related tweets across the capital community to keep you safe and aware. We retweet traffic related tweets from the police too.
TrafficCanberra [...]

Tuggeranong Arts Centre Comedy Club 2010 FINALE!

By 30 November 2010

[ 7 November 2010 at 8:00 pm; ] A bumper year for the Tuggeranong Arts Centre (TAC) Comedy Club is set to finish with a bang on Tuesday, December 7.

The consummate and clean-working Michael Connell, in his exclusive Canberra show, will head up a killer line-up of comedians that includes Toby Halligan, Johnno Davies, Jay Sullivan and much more. 

Michael is a talented musician, [...]

Abandonment in Lawson?

By 22 November 2010

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Anyone have an idea as to what happened to this area in Lawson?
There seems to be an abandoned tennis court, driveways, streets, footpaths and vacant lots.

Worst shared zone on the planet?

By 20 November 2010

Childers Street, City West, has recently been modified. The road’s pinch points have been removed, the speed limit has been dropped from 30km/h to a 10km/h shared zone… (makes sense to speed a road up then tell pedestrians they may legally meander across whenever they like…)
There are still centre lines painted on the road, [...]

The expat pom’s view of Canberra

By 19 November 2010

The Shelter Offshore website has a pretty well balanced guide to Canberra for the emigre pom who doesn’t need to settle on the beach.
It finishes with this:
If you’re a family thinking of emigrating to Australia and you’re considering Canberra, a good rule of thumb to follow is don’t send your children to a school in [...]

Yamaha cruiser owners canberra

By 19 November 2010

I recently Purchased a Yamaha xvs650 classic, and  It seems there is no owners club in canberra .
If you or someone you know rides a Yamaha cruiser and is interested in starting a club or just the occasional ride then id love to hear from you .

Fall in love with Canberra again – courtesy of Bollywood!

By 17 November 2010

[First filed: Nov 16, 2010 @ 8:53]

Are you falling out of love with Canberra? Does your romance with the national capital need a little boost?
I promise you, if you watch this excerpt from a Bollywood movie, filmed recently in Canberra, you will find your mojo for Canberra all over again!
This is Canberra, but perhaps as [...]

Canberra deserves an A-League team?

By 16 November 2010

The Roar is carrying a heartfelt plea for an A-League team in Canberra.
Interestingly it seeks to rebut the notion that the GWS AFL tie in has nailed shut the coffin of the A-League bid.

Behold Canberra – Beacon of Driver-Cyclist harmony to all the world

By 15 November 2010

Steve’s Cycling Blog has an interesting review of Canberra as a cycling destination through American eyes.
Unlike Robert Fisk Steve seemed to like our cycling culture and the easy tempered harmony of cyclists and motorists:
It was great to see a place where cyclists are woven into the traffic environment, with wide streets, bicycle lanes, drivers who [...]

We’ve been Fisked!

By 13 November 2010

Tiresome, dishonest, and frequently downright wrong British pundit Robert Fisk (beloved of the Canberra Times for syndication purposes) has taken a swipe at us in an article gracing The Independent opining on why the world can’t be arranged exactly to suit his own prejudices.
(Intriguingly he thinks Istanbul/Constantinople was a Crusader city)
While complaining bitterly that his [...]

Blackhawks over Parliament House

By 12 November 2010

[Photo by MJay]
As foreshadowed this lunchtime saw Blackhawk assault helicopters playing around over Parliament House for an exercise.
Readers have been sending the pix in (slideshow below) if you got one please send it in to .

Top Gear’s Hilux Arctic Challenger On Display @ CCMF10

By 11 November 2010

The Canberra Country Music Festival announced that Top Gear’s “Artic Challenge Race To The North Pole” Toyota Hilux will to be on display at the Toyota Country Pavillion- Oh what a feeling!
Numerous motoring journalists will be present and will add a new dimension to the Festival being held at Exhibition Park during 12-14 November.  [...]

City Walk Expo Markets

By 6 November 2010

Well the City Walk Expo markets did indeed materialise. We can expect to see them every weekend.
It was raining when I walked past, how did other people find them?

Wanted: Information on the Keren Ellen Rowland murder

By 4 November 2010

Hi all,
My friend and I are after any information related to Canberra Times newspaper reports (or any reports from any media for that matter), related to the disappearance/murder of 20 year old girl Keren Ellen Rowland; who went missing on Friday 28th February, 1971 on Parkes Way, Canberra.
We have checked out the National Library’s microfilm [...] – New Unofficial Canberra Raiders Website and Podcast

By 4 November 2010

Hello all
Just letting you know about the new unofficial Canberra Raiders website,
We have just released our first podcast – Raidercast – which can be downloaded from our forums ( in which we discuss the end of the 2010 NRL season, Terry Campese’s injury and possible replacements, 4 nations news, club news and [...]

ACT women too smart to get knocked up?

By 3 November 2010

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has announced the release of national fertility statistics:
Tasmania had the highest fertility rate, with 2.18 babies per woman, while the Australian Capital Territory had the lowest at 1.74.
But remember, if we don’t make our own babies we have to put up with other peoples.

Canberra unicycle style – Uninats 2010

By 3 November 2010

[First filed: Nov 2, 2010 @ 13:44]

We don’t know how we missed the “Uninats” being held for unicycles in Canberra this year.
Fortunately YouTube brings the highlights of the one-wheeled outrages to public decency. Fortunately it doesn’t look like they’ll be breeding.

Canberra Movie Goers

By 3 November 2010

Attention movie buffs?
Interested in expanding you social network, meeting new people and enjoying a film on the ‘Big Screen’ with other local movie fans?
The ‘Canberra Movie Goers’ is a new meet up group for individuals keen to enjoy movies on a regular basis with others at locations such as Dendy in Civic, or Greater Union [...]

Canberra Bashing from a Long Time Canberran

By 28 October 2010

Norm Abjorensen has made a life and career in Canberra.  But he doesn’t like it.  I mean, really doesn’t.  vut he’s been here ages.  Was it something we said?  A mate sent me this link to an article in the UK’s Spectator.
Nice of him to bash Canberra in an overseas publication.  Why not in [...]

Canberra Business & Employment Details…..Please.

By 27 October 2010

Hi Fellow  Rioters!!
I am working on a presentation at work and am needing some information that I just cannot find anywhere!!!!!
I have looked and searched and researched but to no avail.
I require stats/numbers/figures/business demographics for the difference in the amount of people who work for the Gov as opposed to private industry in the ACT.
Breakdowns of that nature etc.
I am not [...]

Are shadows an OH&S risk now?

By 25 October 2010

These signs have sprung up around the entrances to the new building at 121 Marcus Clarke St lately, and they’ve got me a little confused. 
All I can think is that either the building throws special shadows with enough mass to cause people to trip over, or there’s been a spate of people being followed very [...]

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