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Serina Bird Huang (aka Ms Frugal Ears)

Tea lover, mindful frugalitista, lover of good food, conscious living, saving money, investing and enjoying the good life in Canberra. Blogs at
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Tara Cheyne MLA

Tara is the member for Ginninderra (covering most of Belconnen) in the ACT Legislative Assembly and Government Whip....
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Guest Contributor

The RiotACT occasionally publishes work from guest contributors who are not regular contributors, and thus do not have profiles. This profile and all content published under this profile has been approved and uploaded by The RiotACT editorial team....
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Greg Cornwell

Greg Cornwell, Canberra resident since 1966, has worked in shipping and public relations. He was a Liberal member of the advisory ACT Assembly 1974-86 and of the self-governing Assembly 1992-2004 (Speaker 1995-2001). An obsessive traveller who has vi...
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Paul Costigan

I am an independent writer, commentator, researcher and consultant on all things visual arts, photography, music, urban design, development and planning, and a host of related climate change issues. I also have an interest in and experience on arts a...
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Emma Davidson

Deputy CEO at Women's Centre for Health Matters in Canberra. Emma has spoken at TEDxCanberra and TEDxAdelaide about the importance of listening to marginalised women, and at the Now Hear This storytelling night about the diversity of the Canberra com...
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Elias Hallaj (aka CBRFoodie)

In 2014 Elias Hallaj (aka CBRfoodie) started a food blog and twitter account to share tips about cheap eats in Canberra. The blog was basically a list designed mainly to practice taking photos and share his recommendations with friends and visitors. ...
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John Hargreaves

John is a former MLA and minister in the ACT Government. He had many portfolios and brought passion for Tuggeranong and commitment to Canberra with him into the Cabinet Room. He enjoys AFL (Collingwood), food and wine, travel and playing in a rock an...
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Charlotte Harper

Charlotte is editor-at-large of the RiotACT, having been editor from September 2015 till March 2017. No longer responsible for the day to day running of the site, she is now focused on reporting and commenting on the big news stories that affect Canb...
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Kim Huynh

Kim Huynh lectures international relations at the ANU. His RiotACT column and ABC 666 Breakfast radio segment explore sports, arts, politics and all things Canberra. Kim's collection of novellas, Vietnam as if… Tales of youth, love and destiny, is ...
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Suzanne Kiraly

Suzanne Kiraly is a Canberra writer, digital publishing consultant, and book coach. She is the author of Canberra Business Success Stories and writes on an eclectic range of subjects. She is interested in storytelling (people's business stories), as ...
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Heather Lansdowne

Heather Lansdowne is a marketing professional and fashion blogger at She spends her time exploring op shops, eating pizza and working on her life goal of "reading the whole internet"....
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Ariel Larkey

CBR - Canberra Born and Raised. Lived in big-city Spain: Madrid. Lived in small-town France: Annonay. I love languages, literature, music and movies. Foodie. Traveller. Dogs are the best people. Rugby League. Soccer. Tennis. Parkour....
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Elizabeth Lee MLA

Assistant Speaker | Shadow Minister for Disability | Shadow Minister for the Environment | Liberal for Kurrajong | ACT Legislative Assembly...
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Andrew Leigh MP

Andrew Leigh is the Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Federal Member for Fenner in the ACT. Prior to being elected in 2010, Andrew was a professor of economics at the Australian National University. He holds a PhD in public policy from Harvard, having g...
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Rachel Moore

Communications & branding specialist, social justice advocate, Friday 2XXFM LocalNLive presenter, mental health, alcohol and other drugs trainer & assessor - Twitter @Froche_Moore...
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Maryann Mussared

Maryann is a writer, photographer and visual artist. She worked in a number of industries before she decided she needed to go to art school. A mature graduate of the College of Fine Arts, UNSW, she enjoyed employing her skills in both the public, pri...
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Mark Parton MLA

Liberal Member for Brindabella in the ACT Legislative Assembly. Shadow Minister for Housing and Gaming and Racing. Keen cyclist. West Coast Eagles AFL fan and kitchen man....
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Zoe Pleasants

Zoe is local writer who moved to Canberra in 2003. Once she got here she set about uncovering what this town has to offer, and found that a great way to do this is by writing about it. Over the years Zoe has developed a keen interest in Canberra’s ...
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Glynis Quinlan

Glynis Quinlan is a journalist, public relations practitioner and trainer in writing skills who loves travel, photography and movies. Glynis hails from the small country town of Kempsey on the mid North Coast of NSW and has lived in Canberra for the ...
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Shane Rattenbury MLA

ACT Greens Minister for Climate Change, Justice, Corrections, Consumer Affairs, Mental Health and Road Safety. Triathlete, photographer, gardener....
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Jane Speechley

Jane Speechley is an experienced freelance writer whose natural curiosity and interest in cars mean she knows enough to hold a decent conversation. While happily admitting her Toyota 86 makes promises her street driving can’t quite keep, she’s re...
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Chris Steel MLA

Member for Murrumbidgee, ACT Legislative Assembly. Chris also serves as Chair of the ACT Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Health, Ageing and Community Services, is the Australian Labor Party's Caucus Secretary, and Assistant Speaker in the ...
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Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA

Member for Kurrajong and Minister in the ACT Government. Interests include life in #HeartofCBR, community, progressive politics, planning, design. Also horses....
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John Thistleton

John Thistleton’s 30-plus years in the print media began at Cowra, and includes stints in Young, Wellington, Leeton, Crookwell, Queanbeyan, Goulburn, and, over 12 years, the Canberra Times. As a reporter and managing editor John has watched the med...
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Anne Treasure

Anne Treasure is the Communications Manager for Pedal Power ACT. She writes on bike riding in the ACT from the perspective of a lapsed bicycle rider who should be cycling more....
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David Tuckwell

Ph.D. candidate at the ANU, formerly worked in financial services. Loves Tetris and dogs....
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Rebecca Vassarotti

Rebecca Vassarotti is an independent consultant who works with the local and national community sector. She is currently interim CEO at Alzheimer's Australia ACT, and is a board member of Community Housing Canberra and the Early Morning Centre. She s...
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Rachel Ziv

Rachel is a freelance copywriter with a passion for business and life in Canberra. As an experienced and qualified writer, she spends her time crafting copy for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Find her at
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