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Energy efficiency scheme delivers significant savings to households

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A review of the Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme has found that the program saves participating households about $1,600 each, Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, announced today. Mr Corbell tabled a review of the scheme in the Legislative Assembly today that showed greenhouse gas reductions as a result of the program between 1 January 2013 and [...]

2015 University of Canberra Brumbies Home games announced

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

An Anzac weekend clash, a Saturday afternoon showdown with the Crusaders and Friday night footy against the Waratahs highlight the University of Canberra Brumbies 2015, Canberra-based fixtures, as announced by SANZAR on Thursday. The revelation of the 2015 Super Rugby draw comes at the same time the UC Brumbies officially launched their 2015 Membership campaign, with [...]

Home security revisited

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It’s been a few years since the matter of home security systems was discussed and, since I am currently poised to jump ship with the company I’ve been with for more than 10yrs (ADT) and switch to one about which I know very little (Chubb), it seemed a perfect time to ask what people’s experience has [...]

$6.3m to support the disability sector under NDIS

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra’s disability sector is set to receive a further injection of $6.3 million in funding to continue to help the ACT adapt to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Minister for Disability Joy Burch said the funding would go to initiatives and activities that help organisations to support families and carers to prepare for the NDIS, [...]

Tigers set for monumental clash

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 20 September 2014 at 2:30 pm; ] It’s probably the biggest match in the history of the Cooma Tigers. This weekend the National Premier Leagues: Capital Football League Champions lock horns with their New South Wales counterparts in a huge National Premier Leagues Finals match. The first National Premier Leagues Finals match to be played in Canberra is shaping up to be [...]

Nature Conservation Bill 2014 is a commitment to a sustainable future

6 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A new Nature Conservation Bill introduced into the Legislative Assembly today forms a key part of the ACT Government’s commitment to a sustainable future for Canberra, Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, said today. The Bill is a result of a review of the Nature Conservation Act 1980. The review has benefitted from several years’ [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Vietnamese

7 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

For the Best of Canberra Taste off this week I was forced to sample some local Vietnamese food. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – my life is pretty tough sometimes. The main contender in this battle was undoubtedly Griffith Vietnamese Restaurant with Tu Do Vietnamese in O’Connor as the opposition. Both were [...]

Forde Community Association

7 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters, We are trying to launch a Residents/Community Association in the suburb of Forde in Gungahlin – the Forde Community Association. Communities@Work are hosting a ‘Community Conversation’ at the Forde Community Centre this Saturday at 3pm as part of a continuing series to engage the community. I wanted to encourage any Forde residents who frequent riotact [...]

Motiv8MeFootball Academy Training for players who are wanting to improve their football skills and fitness

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Motiv8MeFootball Academy Canberra is a low cost academy that helps any football player of ages 7 up to adults improve their football skills with training sessions designed to help the player develop their dribbling, ball control, fitness, agility and stamina. We train in various locations to suit the player and have commenced training for preseason [...]

Flowers with a Purpose

9 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

GGs Flowers is not your ordinary florist. Yes, they create beautiful arrangements and can even deliver to your door, but they’re also a socially sustainable florist – one of its kind in the ACT. Geetha Wijewickrema was concerned about what employment opportunities her youngest daughter would have when she finishes school. 15-year-old Gayana is a fun, bubbly young [...]

My Grandpa and Voluntary Euthanasia

9 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

On my desk there is a photograph of my Grandfather and me at the age of one. He is holding me in his arms and smiling down at me with that unique union of love and joy that only the innocence of young life can inspire. My Grandfather, John Bailey, had three daughters yet in [...]

Complaint against officer substantiated, investigation complete

AFP Professional Standards (PRS) has completed an investigation into a complaint that an ACT Policing officer deployed Oleoresin Spray (OC) towards a tethered dog in a backyard during the course of a search warrant in May this year. Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers said that the complaint was the subject of an extensive [...]

New user-friendly website for rego

A new rego.act website has been launched to make it easier for users to access important information. Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said the new website would provide a more efficient service for the ACT community. “New features include...Show More Summary

Tuggeranong’s FFA Cup journey ends but won’t soon be forgotten

The Tuggeranong United coaching staff and reserve players laughed and smiled as they stood together on the sideline prior to kick-off. Their relaxed mood told the story well, and was befitting of the special occasion they were playing a part in. Tuggeranong, buoyed by its remarkable penalty shoot-out victory over South Hobart FC in the round of [...]

EATology: the science of eating

What do humans have in common with soil? How does soil health impact upon human health? Healthy soil grows healthy food, and healthy food makes for healthy people. We know that a vast amount of human health problems are related to diet, yet how often do we trace nutrition back to agriculture? Join us for a Q&A style [...]

Nuclear Reprogramming: past, present and prospects – Public Talk, Sir John Gurdon

[ 27 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] It sounds like the stuff of science fiction but changing one kind of cell to act like another is nothing new. In fact, in some of the first experiments of their kind, our next public speaker Sir John Gurdon was able to do just that more than fifty years ago. This work with frogs was later [...]

Three national awards in a row for Hotel Realm

Canberra’s best hotels and venues were honoured with national accolades at the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) National Awards for Excellence last night. Hotel Realm, East Hotel and Lucky’s at QT Canberra beat their interstate counterparts to win National AHA Awards – with Hotel Realm winning Australia’s Best Meetings and Events Venue for the third year in [...]

Trivia Night – Communities@Work

When – Saturday  11 October 2014. 6.30pm for a 700pm start Where -The  LAKE VIEW Room Tuggeranong Community  Centre 245 Cowlishaw St, GREENWAY ACT Why – To raise much needed funds for the Communities @ Work social programs. How – $20 per person – includes hot and cold snacks, drink, tea and coffee. You can even purchase a variety [...]

Should you quit sugar?

Agave syrup, Xylitol, Stevia, Sugar, Honey, Maple Syrup, Coconut Sugar? What to choose? Well it depends on your health, weight, risk factors and whether you have food sensitivities. Some of you may have read ‘I Quit Sugar’ and have been using Brown Rice syrup, also known as rice malt syrup instead of sugar.  This is not a health food! [...]

Bill Gammage – The Future Makers

[ 14 October 2014 at 6:00 pm; ] This talk sketches how Aboriginal people managed land at the time Europeans arrived (“1788”).

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