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Ask RiotACT: Asbestos removal companies in Canberra

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi All. There’s an old thread from 2007 – I’m looking for recommendations these days for removal of bonded asbestos? Primarily concerned about safety. Cheers.

Patterns that lead to domestic violence

22 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government has released three reports upon domestic and family violence. They are comprehensive complex documents which highlight the need for much greater cooperation between the many agencies addressing this serious social problem. Please note there is nothing new about this violence. People, mainly women, have been walking into doors for years and [...]

First frost reminds us winter is coming … tomorrow

23 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Happy winter’s eve, everyone. It’s time to pull out the jug of warm water and the ice scraper, the first frost is here – the first in our suburb, anyway. Canberra temperatures fell to below zero at 4.41am, and were back up to 2 degrees by 8am. The skies are clear with not a hint [...]

Union says health care and jobs are key fears for voters

Cuts to health-care funding and public service jobs, the privatisation of Medicare and threats to weekend penalty rates are the key concerns for swinging voters in Eden Monaro, according to UnionsACT. Union members conducted a weekend doorknock throughout the electorate, where the victory margin at the last federal election was 1085 votes, as part of the national union [...]

Public help identify drink driver

Police will summons a 32-year-old Palmerston woman after she was caught drink-driving on Sunday. A number of reports were received about a silver Mazda sedan being driven erratically in both Higgins and Palmerston. Police located the vehicle at about 1.15pm on Redcliffe Street in Palmerston, where the driver returned a positive breath test. The woman was taken into [...]

More doctors, nurses for TCH emergency department

The emergency department at The Canberra Hospital will gain an extra 39 staff in 2016-17 and a further 15 workers by the end of the 2019-20 financial year as part of a $29 million commitment in next week’s ACT Budget. A spend of $3.8 million in the 2016-17 financial year will fund four new doctors, 24 [...]

Exhibition tours: Faith Fashion Fusion

[ 11 June 2016 at 2:00 pm; 18 June 2016 at 2:00 pm; 25 June 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Explore the emerging modest fashion market with a Gallery Host who will guide you through a new generation of designers creating beautiful modest clothing. When:...Show More Summary

Ngunnawal woman dies in driveway accident, police investigating

A police investigation is underway into the death of a 44-year-old woman on Saturday after she was struck by her own vehicle in the driveway of her Ngunnawal home. ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team is investigating the circumstances surrounding her death and will prepare a report for the coroner. Police and ACT Ambulance service attended [...]

Croquet – come and try it

[ 5 June 2016 at 1:00 pm; ] Want to try a new sport? Croquet is a combination of physical skill and tactics. Come and try it for yourself on Sunday 5 June at 1pm on the lawns on the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Coronation Drive Yarralumla, next to the Hyatt hotel. For further information visit:

Baby, it’s cold outside

The forecast was for an overnight minimum of 4 degrees, but the mercury dipped to -1.8 at around 11.30pm and it’s still 0 out there now as families head off for school and work at 8am this morning. The city is shrouded in fog, too. We’d love to see your fog photos on our Facebook page [...]

Ask RiotACT: ACT-wide shortage of plastic cat tray liner bags

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

So recently I started using these new nifty bag liners that stretch around the cat litter tray and when you are done just fold up and in the bin, so much less mess and so much easier to handle than using newspaper or similar. Anyway I went to get some this week, and to my surprise [...]

Dutton offensive on asylum-seekers

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When I came to Australia in 1952, I couldn’t speak English, I couldn’t count to 10 and I came by boat. If Minister Dutton had been on the wharf, would he have turned my boat back? I know heaps of people who run restaurants, market stalls, who are builders and taxi drivers. I know many hard-working people [...]

Ask RiotACT: Seeking outdoor dance floor

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all, I’m looking for somewhere that will hire out a dance floor that can be set up outside (6x6metres) in Canberra. The only place I’ve found so far is YesEvents in Bowral NSW. Does anyone know of anywhere else? Barlens and Canberra Spits and Party hire only have indoor ones. Thanks.

Signs of life and wonder

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Apparently the residents of Gungahlin have had enough of being a lower priority to other areas of Canberra. According to the road signs off the new Majura Parkway, Gungahlin has gone it alone as a city. It is now separate to the rest of Canberra. Have a look at the sign above; Canberra is to the left and [...]

At home with Sophia: egg yolk ravioli (almost)

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I normally only ever post recipes that are successful because most of the time the recipes I make do work out. They might not always be as amazing as I had hoped but they normally have some resemblance to the picture attached to the recipe. There is nothing worse than finding a recipe you want to try, [...]

Green bins on way, starting in Weston Creek, Kambah

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government will roll out green bins for garden waste across Canberra in coming years starting with a pilot program in Weston Creek and Kambah to be funded in the 2016/17 ACT Budget and commence first quarter of 2017. The cost of the pilot and rollout across the two regions will be $1.715 million over [...]

Ask RiotACT: What is the longest Street in Canberra?

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I got asked a question by my 9 year old daughter last night that I could not answer. Does anyone know what the longest Street (not Avenue etc) in Canberra is? Thanks.

Inquiry called after death in custody at AMC

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There will be an independent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the care and supervision of an Alexander Maconochie Centre detainee following his death in custody today. ACT Policing Criminal Investigations are investigatingShow More Summary

Ask RiotACT: Canberra entrepreneurs?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Canberrans. Does anyone know of startups in the ACT, particularly firms that aim to grow beyond the ACT, begun by folks with a vocational education background of any sort? Or are they all by university and research types.

Pre-made home delivered meals in Canberra – Part 2

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This is part 2 in a series of posts detailing some of the different options for pre-made meals that can be home delivered in Canberra. This is for all the busy people out there, the singles who don’t like cooking alone, the people who hate cooking or are really bad at it and find it frustrating [...]

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