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Woman injured at Kambah Pool

ACT Ambulance and ACTSES crews have assisted a 55-year-old woman who was injured after a fall at Kambah Pool. She was approximately 500m from the carpark at Kambah Pool at the time of the fall. The woman was treated at the scene by intensive-care paramedics and taken to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition […]

Woman falls 500m at Kambah Pool

ACT Ambulance and ACTSES crews are currently assisting a 55-year-old woman who has fallen approximately 500m from the carpark at Kambah Pool. The woman is being treated at the scene by intensive-care paramedics for suspected leg injuries. SES crews are preparing to extricate her so she can be transported to The Canberra Hospital.

Dollar burgers at McDonald’s Manuka today

This is a community announcement for those of you who appreciate a burger and a bargain: McDonald’s Manuka is celebrating its reopening today after a revamp with $1 cheeseburgers (limited to four per customer) and a series of giveaways. Raw FM is already on site with a DJ to add to the festivities, and arguably […]

Ask RiotACT: Where is the historic rates info on the ACT Gov website?

I just received my notice and my rates have jumped –  a lot higher (over $75 a week and that’s without the basic water supply charge). I can’t find a page on the ACT Government website with the history of rates increases  – they seem to assiduously delete the historical information exactly so that we won’t reference […]

Libs promise $1.8m for indigenous health centre

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Aboriginal flag flew at half mast as the media gathered today to report on a Canberra Liberals election promise to spend $1.8 million on 10 new social workers for the Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service and to reassign existing funding to begin planning a new facility for the service at their Narrabundah premises. One […]

Two ANU historians in mix for Book of the Year

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two ANU historians feature on the shortlist for the ACT Book of the Year awards announced today: Ann McGrath, whose book Illicit Love examines interracial sex and marriage in the US, and Frank Bongiorno, for The Eighties: The Decade that Changed Australia. Joining them on the list, announced to coincide with the inaugural Canberra Writers […]

Hundreds queue for free chocolate at Lindt

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hundreds of Canberrans have queued for up to an hour and a half to visit Canberra’s first Lindt store at Fyshwick this morning. RiotACT arrived ten minutes before opening and found a queue of cars lined up to enter the carpark at the Canberra Outlet Centre in Fyshwick. Some passengers jumped out of cars in […]

Ask RiotACT: Last mile transport options

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all, Looking into ‘last mile’ options for commuting from my house to the bus stop, and then from the bus stop to work (and in reverse) each day. All up, it’s about 2km per segment (8km per day) in order to keep the bus commute reasonable. Obviously, a bike is a good option, but […]

Sage impresses the foodiest of diners

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Sage Dining Rooms is something of an institution in Canberra fine dining circles. It feels like it has been around forever. However, the chefs have not been resting on their laurels, they have been working hard to maintain their exacting standards. This has been achieved partly by holding regular “Taste and Test” sessions with the […]

Tigerair $59 CBR-MEL sale from 11am, refund for first 200 booked

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Tigerair customers will from 11am today pay just $59 for a one way flight between Canberra and Melbourne during the airline’s opening sale to mark its return to the route on December 8. The first 200 customers to make a booking direct through will receive an automatic refund of the base cost of their […]

No I can’t! The pressure of independent politics

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

‘You’ve got no chance.’, is the advice that politics experts gave me when I told them that I wanted to run for the ACT Legislative Assembly. ‘Don’t do it. You’ll look weak.’, is what my campaign manager and friend said when I proposed writing about exactly how it felt to enter politics as an independent. […]

Dealing with residents is not easy, apparently

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Following weeks (or was that months) of questions over land dealings and major developments, and now audits being announced into departmental processes, the Chief Minister has  gone on the front foot and announced an idea to change his government’s methods of consulting on ‘Urban Redevelopment’. It is all about using quotas and not time based methods. (click here) […]

Seven things to do around Canberra this weekend

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

For the last weekend of winter, Canberrans have a range of arts, festivals and expos to choose from. For book lovers, writers, music-goers and brides-to-be, you won’t be lacking in things to admire this weekend. All weekend Canberra Writers Festival When: 11am Fri to 5pm Sun | Where: Various locations across Canberra The inaugural Canberra […]

Ask RiotACT: Recommendations for window replacements

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Rioters. Looking for help and recommendations for window replacements! The Gone Family mansion is in serious need of new windows as the existing aluminium ones are 30+ years old and sick. We are happy to consider double/triple glazed options as well as single glazed replacements. Appreciate any advice from Rioters!

Libs commit to community sector, carers

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Canberra Liberals have made a series of election commitments in the community sector today, including promising $800,000 in funding for the Communities@Work Reach Home Program which provides families in need with crisis accommodation. Show More Summary

Police seek man over taxi theft in Charnwood

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s help to identify the man pictured in relation to the theft and property damage of a taxi in West Belconnen on July 29. About 1am, the male passenger was picked up from an address in Melba. While in the vicinity of the Charnwood shops, he allegedly forced the taxi […]

Fun police cancel Australia Day Live

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If the argument about potentially dangerous storms raised by the National Australia Day Council in defence of its axing of the Australia Day Live Concert was applied to every outdoor event organised in Australia, most rugby, league, AFL, soccer and cricket matches scheduled to be played in grounds around Australia every weekend should also be […]

Let’s do this, Canberra

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Josh Mulrine’s WhatsApp profile sums the Business Manager of the RiotACT up, really. It reads simply: “Let’s do this ????”, with a rocket emoji punctuating it to give you that sense that things are about to take off. Yes, Josh is the kind of bloke you want around if something needs doing. He’s irrepressible. He’s also entrepreneurial, well-connected […]

Ask RiotACT: Schools with strong inclusion/disability experience

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all, We are considering a move from Sydney to ACT, looking at living on a farm south of Queanbeyan. My main concern are the availability of services and school options for my little man (almost 4) who has a physical disability and requires speech and language therapy (plus OT, Physio etc). Can anyone advise […]

Tuggeranong next up for green bins

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government has made a surprise announcement today that its $1.7 million green bin pilot program for garden waste collection will expand into Tuggeranong before it’s even begun in Weston Creek and Kambah. With more than 5000 Weston Creek and Kambah households having registered since May for the service, which is due to commence […]

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