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Three controlled burns scheduled tomorrow

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the public that, weather permitting, three controlled burns will be conducted tomorrow Friday 28 November 2014. The controlled burns will be undertaken on Mount Painter, Simpson Hill and Cooleman Ridge. The burns won’t impact public access to walking trails however trail use is not recommended. These burns will [...]

Diversions to ACTION’s services on section of Constitution Avenue

14 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Commencing Monday 1 December 2014, ACTION will implement diversions to all bus services that use Constitution Avenue in the City between London Circuit and Coranderrk Street. The changes will be in place for weekday and weekend services and for the duration of the Constitution Avenue upgrade works. “Constitution Avenue is a major thoroughfare for buses, with [...]

World-class activity centre wins ACT Chief Minister’s Challenge 2014

17 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A world-class activity centre on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin has been announced as the the winner of the Chief Minister’s Challenge. Challenged to develop ideas on increasing interaction with Lake Burley Griffin in just six weeks, 55 young professionals forming 11 teams from over 30 organisations, entered the competition with the ‘Australian Centre to [...]

Reliability, safety and security of ACT electricity supply at risk following unprecedented AER draft decision

17 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has today released a draft decision drastically reducing and backdating expenditure allowed on the ACT’s electricity distribution network for the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2019. ActewAGL Chief Executive Officer Michael Costello said, “This decision does not make sense. ActewAGL currently has the cheapest and most reliable network in [...]

COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) Annual Summer Concert

17 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 7 December 2014 at 4:00 pm; ] Come and enjoy a program of beautiful music played by COZMO and our Learning Group COZYMO! COZMO will present delightful music from Australian composers Stephen Lalor and Rob Kay, and traditional Italian ...Show More Summary

Community celebrations this weekend for official opening of The RUC at Turner

18 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This weekend the Canberra community is invited to celebrate the official ‘birth day’ of The RUC at Turner after the merger of The ACT Rugby Union Club, known as The RUC Barton, with the Canberra North Bowling Club. The birthday celebrations will take place at the new The RUC at Turner this coming Sunday 30 November. The [...]

State of the Capital – Weekly Political Wrap 27/11/14

18 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Katy Lundy prepares to leave politics Generally, politicians are quiet for a reason. Either they are hiding something or they want to rise through the ranks by avoiding a miscalculation… or there are planning to retire. Only one year into her three-year term, our Lundy has decided to hang up her boots. Having spent most of [...]

Police investigate fatal collision on Monaro Highway

19 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team will prepare a brief for the ACT Coroner after a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred on the Monaro Highway yesterday afternoon. Around 4:50pm, police responded to reports of a collision between a motorcycle and semi-trailer between Royalla and Williamsdale. The male rider of the motorcycle died at the scene. [...]

Would you trade in stability for free rent?

19 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With a big question mark over future stable employment for some Canberran’s, it has seen the rise of a new, but old kind of trend. There is no doubt and well documented that there will be potentially a whole generation that will struggle to ever be able to own their own piece of the world; [...]

New visual tool to help make cancer treatment less daunting

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has launched a new Radiation Oncology Patient Information DVD, which provides information to patients about radiation therapy, along with the practical aspects of treatment. “After a diagnosis of cancer,...Show More Summary

Cotter recreational area and campground temporarily closed

ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the public that Cotter Campground and neighbouring Cotter Bend recreational area are temporarily closed so tree maintenance can be safely undertaken. It is expected that the Cotter Campground will be reopened on Wednesday 3 December 2014 and the Cotter Bend recreational area will be reopened on Tuesday 9 [...]

Big Trouble Ahead for the ACTs Budget ?

In June 2014, this years ACT budget was projected to be m$333 in the red without the impact of Mr Fluffy – which could be as high as m$500 over 3 years, according to the ACT Treasurer, Andrew Barr : On...Show More Summary

Canberra Custom Knife Show

[ 7 December 2014 at 10:00 am; ] It's on again, bigger than ever, at the Tharwa Village Hall. Come and see what the local knifemakers have been up to. See fine handmade knives for sale as well as talk to the makers about their craft. A big focus this year is kitchen knives. There are more than twenty makers coming from all over. We [...]

Local Leaders – Deborah Hill (Canberra Roller Derby League and Skate Nation)

By day, Deborah Hill is an exhibitions coordinator at the National Library of Australia. But after hours, she’s better known as Bambi von Smash’er, one of the capital’s top roller derby skaters and captain of Canberra’s roller derby representative team, the Vice City Rollers, which she has captained since 2010. “Roller derby is so different to [...]

Canberra climbs world’s best student cities rankings

Chief Minister and Minister for Higher Education Katy Gallagher has welcomed news that Canberra has risen 16 places in the QS Best Student Cities 2015, the biggest jump of all six Australian cities represented. Canberra entered the London-based institute’s ranking of the top 50 cities for students last year with a ranking of 37, climbing to [...]

Lonesome Lambie

On Paul Murray Live Sunday night we were discussing the imminent departure of Jacqui Lambie from the Palmer United Party. Janine Perrett was hosting, because the eponymous host was on a study tour in Abu Dhabi where he was examining local hotel architecture and the F 1. Janine said – voicing the complaint of many – that [...]

Introduction of Judicial Council for ACT

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, will this week introduce a Bill to establish a Judicial Council to consider complaints against ACT judges and magistrates. The new council will consist of the Chief Justice, Chief Magistrate and representatives of the legal profession and general community. The council will have powers to receive, report and investigate complaints – and to [...]

Two car accident in Charnwood

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service are on scene at a two car accident at the corner of Ginninderra Drive and Tillyard Drive, Charnwood. Firefighters have used hydraulic rescue tools to remove the roof of a car and extricate one male patient. Intensive Care Paramedics have stabilised the patient and are transporting him to [...]

ABC cuts: a betrayal of local broadcasting and women’s sport

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The announcement earlier this week that the Federal Government would cut $254 million from the budget of our national broadcaster, along with $50m from SBS, will have a detrimental impact on local media coverage and a potentially devastating impact on women’s sport, said ACT Greens MLA, Shane Rattenbury. Mr Rattenbury has tabled a motion for debate [...]

Public help sought in long-running arson investigation

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is releasing dramatic, previously unseen CCTV vision of an arson incident at a café in Weston earlier this year in the hope that public assistance may help identify the offender. Exhaustive enquiries have been undertaken by police since the arson in March, with other lines of investigation so far failing to generate an arrest. [...]

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