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Capital Metro Business Case released

14 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The long awaited business case for the light rail line from Civic to Gungahlin has been released. At a media only event at the Gallery of Australian Design, the Chief Minister released the Business Case and the EOI simultaneously. Prospective tenderers have until mid December to prepare their bids. The Capital Metro project has tremendous [...]

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

14 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 1 November 2014 at 8:30 am; 2 November 2014 at 8:30 am; ] Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants. This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. VisitShow More Summary

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

14 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 1 November 2014 at 8:30 am; 2 November 2014 at 8:30 am; ] Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants. This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. VisitShow More Summary

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

15 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

7.30 ACT on the ABC Friday October 31st Mr Fluffy – the latest and what it means for asbestos affected home-owners as well as ACT rate payers Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher – on asbestos and light rail business plan Abby Bishop, Canberra Capitals captain – talks to Tim Gavel about balancing life, basketball and an adopted baby The ANU supercomputer [...]

Where are the mowers?

18 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height…. and not a single mower to be seen! Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frankly this is a poor effort [...]

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

19 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 1 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; 2 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan)Show More Summary

Charity Christmas Card Shop

19 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Charity Christmas Card Shop will be opening on Monday 3 November, with lots of beautiful and very inexpensive cards and gifts from local charities.

What’s on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

20 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum – Fear. DJ’s, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia. Heather Lansdowne is attending The little shop of Horrors at the Chop Shop in Braddon tonight. Starts at 8pm. David O’Brian is going to watch the UC Caps V Dandenong [...]

Westfield Belconnen Parking

21 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters Can anyone give a suggestion for cheaper parking at or very near Belconnen Westfield? A family member works unusual hours in the mall and sometimes doesn’t finish until almost midnight.  The option of public transport doesn’t work.  To bus it from Gungahlin to the mall is one thing but there are no buses late at [...]

Drinks on the Terrace & Melbourne Cup Champagne lunch at Parlour Wine Room

21 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We want to make Parlour’s terrace the place to drink for Friday after-work drinks! We will be launching ‘Drinks on the Terrace’ today Friday 31st October which will also be our 1st Birthday. To celebrate we are joining up with Eden Road winery to create a pop-up bar which will stay with us throughout the [...]

So… Are we exclusive?

22 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

That sentence seems so American doesn’t it? 7 years ago when I started dating it was something that was never really questioned. The chances of someone seeing two people at once seemed very slim; it was a question that never needed asking. Now with the rise of online dating it’s become a very important and necessary [...]

Subjugation of Women – an Urban Reality

22 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When I was overseas just recently in Barcelona, England and Dubai, I was reminded of a culture I have seen in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Sure, I saw the niquab in Dubai and in England. Sure I saw this as the expression of not only freedom of religion but also the freedom to suppress women [...]

CBRfree public Wi-Fi goes live in Civic

23 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher launched CBRfree public Wi-Fi in Civic East yesterday – the first area of the city to go permanently live with Canberra’s new free public Wi-Fi network. At the launch, the Chief Minster also announced that service provider iiNet will increase the download limit of CBRfree from 100 megabytes per day (3 [...]

Many voices for One Canberra multicultural symposium

A new reference group to oversee actions promoting cultural harmony was announced today at a major community forum. Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch and Attorney-General Simon Corbell made the...Show More Summary

“Ivory Tower” – university fee deregulation (Canberra International Film Festival)

With deregulation of uni fees going before the Senate soon this is the ideal time for a conversation about what we want higher education in this country to be.  The Canberra International Film Festival is contributing to this public debate with the documentary Ivory Tower, about the experience of the United States with a competitive [...]

Red tape cut for community clubs

New legislation introduced to the Legislative Assembly today will significantly cut red tape for community clubs, Minister for Racing and Gaming Joy Burch said. The Gaming Machine (Red Tape Reduction) Amendment Bill 2014 implements the first tranche of the Gaming Machine Reform Package announced earlier this month. The package will lead to the biggest reduction in [...]

No more Mickey Mouse: Close UC Kaleen High and expand Melba Copland

I have previously raised the question that perhaps it’s time to close UC Kaleen High School on the grounds that it is costly, under-utilised and increasingly redundant. Despite initial outbursts against my proposal it seems now there is some growing community support and political consideration to redirect the operational funds for the school into far [...]

Beer Day Out – Saturday 8 November

With more than 28 Australian Craft Breweries along with many International Breweries from New Zealand, South Africa, United States, Belgium and Germany… it’s going to be a mighty ‘BEER DAY OUT’. Canberra’s top restaurants will be providing street food stalls. There will be loads of entertainment from comedians and musicians. ‘BEER DAY OUT’… IT’S AN 18 [...]

Poor planning shows Canberra cyclists in a selfish light

Go for a drive any Saturday or Sunday through Uriarra crossing to the wonderful natural bush areas of the Brindabella Mountains (that I believe help give Canberra it’s iconic bush status), and you will quickly realise you need to look out for not only wildlife but road cyclists who are also out enjoying this scenic [...]

ESA Bushfire Survival Plan goes mobile

Canberrans can now do their bushfire survival plans on their portable devices with the launch of a new mobile app by Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell. “The single most important thing Canberra households can do to get ready for bushfires this summer is to complete a bushfire survival plan,” Mr Corbell said. “Experience from [...]

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