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Canberra Roller Derby League presents Skate of the ANZAC

14 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 25 April, 2014 to 26 April, 2014. ] Canberra Roller Derby League presents Skate of the ANZAC: a two-day, three-tier skate extravaganza. Whether you want to catch a few heats on Friday 25 April for the mere cost of a gold coin donation, or show up for the thrilling finals on Saturday evening, 26 April, this tournament will have your Anzac entertainment covered. A [...]

Where to see the Royals (assuming your that way inclined)

Next week we will be sharing our fair city with real life Royalty.  As ‘Wils and Kate’ or ‘the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’ (depending on how familiar you feel, or how formal you may or may not be) prepare to visit, and my house goes into some form of light excitement over this, it [...]

2014 ACT Asthma Consumer Survey

We would like to invite you to participate in the 2014 ACT Asthma Support Network (ASN) Survey being conducted by TNS on behalf of the ASN. The purpose of the research is to gain detailed information regarding peoples’ experiences of asthma and linked conditions in the ACT. Results of the survey will help the ASN in developing [...]

Fire at University of Canberra

Firefighters have extinguished a fire discovered burning on the ground floor of Building Three at University of Canberra in Bruce this afternoon. The fire was quickly contained to the room it started in and extinguished at around 2:45pm. ACT Fire & Rescue crews are now ventilating smoke from the Science Building and will continue to investigate the [...]

Government calls for wind energy proposals

Following the announcement of a 90% renewable energy consumption target for the ACT (although with renewable energy production needing to come from outside the ACT), The ACT Government has called for wind energy proposals. Minister Simon...Show More Summary

Police road safety team doubled

ACT police have doubled their road safety team, with the addition of eight new officers and three vehicles, focused on targeting dangerous driving and random breath testing. Police Minister Simon Corbell has denied any set targets on roadside arrests, making it clear that high risk drivers are not welcome on Canberra roads. “The expansion of [...]

Mysterious closure (and re-opening) of Outback Jacks

Just wondering if anyone knows what the mysterious closure of Outback Jack’s in Belconnen was all about. Figure it’s not just due to their bad reviews. Sign on the door Wednesday evening said, ‘Sorry for the inconvenience, closed until further notice.’ Sign this evening said, ‘Re-opening Saturday, 19 April.’ This was all very strange, given [...]

ACT & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. SALES Highest Sale: $2,200,000 Lowest Price: $200,000 Average Sale Price: $583,078 51 sales properties hadShow More Summary

YouthCARE Canberra connects with homeless youth

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

YouthCARE Canberra have announced the release of their new website, appealing directly to young people in the capital who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The site illustrates the prevalence of youth homelessness in one of Australia’s wealthiest cities. On any given night in our nation’s capital, there are estimated to be around 100 young [...]

New drivers put under the microscope

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Attorney-General Simon Corbell is asking the Canberra community to participate in the ACT Driver Survey and have a say on how to improve road safety for Learner and Provisional licence holders. The survey is being conducted as part of the ACT Graduated Driver Licensing Scheme review. “The review is looking into a range of options to improve [...]

Garbage Strike after Easter, you little ripper

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

So it seems that the garbage guys will strike again next week. Again over loss of pay, it would really be great if the TWU could understand that overtime is not considered part of your pay, it is extra and if your lucky enough to get it, you beauty if not, welcome to the real world. Regardless, [...]

War Correspondent Memorial for Canberra

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A new memorial has been proposed for the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, honouring War Correspondents who made the ultimate sacrifice to report on conflict. According to Australian War Memorial director Brendan Nelson, war correspondents...Show More Summary

Collapsed Canberra IT company saved by purchaser

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Local IT service provider and reseller Dataflex has been purchased by VTS IT Group, with the transaction including the trading name, customer list and some staff. The company was placed into voluntary administration earlier this year. Dataflex has a substantial history of contracts with government departments and reportedly made around $35 million in sales in the 2012-13 [...]

The O’Farrell 2014 vintage

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Sorry, can’t help myself… got to have a bit of a p$ss take with what is happening across the border!

The Rolling Stones are not coming to Canberra… I repeat – The Rolling Stones are NOT coming to Canberra!

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I have young children and seemingly very little time outside of work, study, kids etc. to do anything if any great excitement – like see the Rolling Stones.  A friend of mine however was very disappointed when they had to delay their concert after she had secured tickets to the Adelaide show and arranged her [...]

Motorcycle vs police car

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 21-year-old Chisholm motorcycle rider has collided with a stationary police car early this morning (Wednesday, 16 April). At about 4.15am, members from Tuggeranong Police Station were conducting laser speed detection in north bound lanes of the Monaro Highway in Hume, about 100 metres south of the Mugga Way turn off. Around this time a motorcycle rider [...]

School holiday activities

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I can’t seem to find much online about school holiday activities for this break.  My 5 year old is testing my patience and I’m only 2 days in! The Botanic Gardens are doing bilby mask making over Easter 9.30-4.30pm so we might check that out as craft is usually a winner around our house. Has anyone got [...]

Resturants / Cafes open on Good Friday?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It’s my birthday on Good Friday this year and I was hoping to catch a movie and go out for lunch with friends to celebrate. I know that the cinemas will be open, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a good restaurant or café in either Civic or Woden that will be open [...]

Weapons and drugs seized during warrant

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has seized a number of weapons, ammunition, and a small amount of drugs during a search warrant overnight (Monday 14 April) in Gordon. Members from ACT Policing’s Tuggeranong Crime team seized a.12 gauge pump action shot gun and rounds, an air rifle with pellets, a double edged sword, a conducted energy weapon, extendable [...]

RiotACT announcement follow-up

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Thank you to all of you who completed the RiotACT User Survey. With nearly 1000 responses and some great comments and suggestions, there are now some great leads for discussion. One primary area of concern is moderation (removing snarky comments and keeping people on track), so comments will be monitored closely. As listed [...]

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