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Four die in horrific ride accident at Dreamworld

3 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Four people have died in an accident on a ride at the Dreamworld amusement park on the Gold Coast this afternoon. Queensland police say two women aged 32 and 42 along with two men, aged 35 and 38, were killed on the “Thunder River Rapids” ride. Queensland Ambulance Service’s Gavin Fuller said two adults were […]

Reports Canberrans involved in tragedy at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast

5 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Tragic news this afternoon as it’s confirmed four people have been killed in an accident on the Thunder River Rapids ride at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast. The victims are described as two men and two women, aged in their early 30’s to early 40’s. While few further details are available, several media outlets are now […]

New plan to help pink-tailed worm lizard

10 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government has today revealed an action plan to help protect the vulnerable pink-tailed worm lizard that lives in the Territory. The lizard was officially declared vulnerable back in 2008. It was once widespread in south-eastern Australia, but now can only be found in a few scattered places between Victoria and the ACT. Environment […]

Coe to lead Libs with Lawder as deputy

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

As predicted in the RiotACT on Saturday, the Canberra Liberals have voted in a new leadership team consisting of conservative former deputy leader Alistair Coe and his moderate Member for Brindabella colleague Nicole Lawder. The pair were elected unopposed, with former Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson choosing not to run for either position. Mr Coe said […]

Owl sculpture vandal clearly lacking in #BelcoPride

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Some vandal thinks they’re a bit of a comedian and has spray-painted a lewd image on the base of the owl sculpture at the intersection of Belconnen Way and Benjamin Way. Former chief minister Jon Stanhope launched the Bruce Armstrong sculpture on the site in May 2011, and it has been contentious ever since. It […]

State handouts lead to sense of entitlement

15 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Elections always result in a bidding war between political parties to attract votes by granting gifts or concessions. Bidding wars are not confined to elections however they are the greatest manifestation and deny the community its responsibilities at the expense of the public purse. Governments cannot take back these freebies and each of these taxpayer-funded […]

Bucking the trends in business #2: Janet Salisbury

15 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Sometimes people start businesses after successful careers in other fields and when you think of research scientists, you would not normally associate such a background with entrepreneurship. Although admittedly, in a world where we reward creativity and innovation, it shouldn’t be surprising! Janet Salisbury of Biotext completed her PhD in England, where she began her […]

Ask RiotACT: What Canberra venues will be showing the World Series?

15 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Good guys Cleveland Indians qualify for the World Series! OK… Trying to stay calm… what Canberra venues will be showing the World Series? So why am I so interested? A few years back the Make A Wish Foundation granted my daughter a trip to Ohio’s Cedar Point Amusement park and part of the package included watching the […]

Ask RiotACT: Have plans and ready for builders to quote: any recommendations?

We have architect plans and are ready to seek a builder quote for a renovation in Kaleen. Any recommendations?

Burch for Speaker; Ramsay, Stephen-Smith to join ministry

Labor caucus has voted unanimously that former Education Minister Joy Burch (top) will be their pick for Speaker in the new Legislative Assembly, that Yvette Berry will serve as Deputy Labor Leader under Chief Minister Andrew Barr and that new MLAs Gordon Ramsay and Rachel Stephen-Smith will join cabinet. Meegan Fitzharris and Mick Gentleman will […]

How will Greens, ALP power-sharing work this time?

So the outcome is a 12/11/2 split. This is a bad result for the Liberals, but note it is only bad, not a disaster.  It shows yet again that locally, this is essentially a two horse town with a left bias.  In 2012, the Libs and Labor got 50% of the seats with the balance going […]

The fate of the independents at last week’s election

David Pollard and Kim Huynh examine what happened to independents in the ACT election and whether there’s any hope for them. Former Canberra Times editor Jack Waterford had estimated we may approach the historic lows of around 65% of the primary vote going to the major parties.  Clearly that didn’t happen. The three major parties received around […]

Man, 40, dies in hospital after colliding with tree near Yass

A 40-year-old man who was critically injured in a car accident on the Hume Highway near Yass on Saturday morning died at Canberra Hospital yesterday. At about 7.30am on Saturday, the man was driving a white Mitsubishi Lancer north along the Hume Highway near Bowning (about 15km north west of Yass) when the vehicle left […]

The case of an ATM, a trolley and a station wagon at East Hotel

From RiotACT reader Johanna this week comes a story that reinforces that old belief; that if you look confident enough and act like you know what you’re doing, you can get away with just about anything. At around 8.30am last Thursday morning, a Caucasian man believed to be in his late 40s/early 50s walked into […]

Why Lawder should be deputy if Coe leads Libs

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Having survived a week of waiting to learn whether she will be re-elected, moderate Canberra Liberals MLA Nicole Lawder is shaping up as a contender for the party’s deputy leadership. ‘What?!’ I hear you asking. ‘Wasn’t it on the RiotACT that we read recently that Giulia Jones should be the Liberals’ deputy?’ Yes, and you […]

Election count over: Bourke out; Le Couteur, Lawder in

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Elections ACT has this afternoon completed the distribution of preferences for the ACT Legislative Assembly election, confirming that the Liberals’ Nicole Lawder is returned in Brindabella, that former Labor minister Chris Bourke’s political career is over and that Shane Rattenbury will have a Greens colleague in the chamber with him this Assembly in Caroline Le […]

Fertility specialist wins ACT Business Woman of the Year

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Gynaecologist and fertility management specialist Nicole Sides used to wonder what success would look like. She knew it would mean she no longer had to shop at Franklins, but wasn’t sure at what point in her career after that she would be considered a success. After pondering this for some time, Dr Sides says she […]

Garage sale in Winchester St, Casey on Saturday

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We are selling new/used clothes, DVD’s, books and magazines, tools, high pressure washer, compressor, tools, Xbox including games and Kincent for $175, HTC mobile and for the kids a lucky dip for all ages with fun prizes. 6 Winchester Street, Casey, 2913 from 8am-2p on Saturday the 22nd of October.

Technical issue with comments (now resolved)

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Some of you have come up against technical problems with the RiotACT website over the past 24 hours, particularly in relation to submitting comments. The problems occurred during the data transfer process as part of a move from one hosting service provider to another. We apologise sincerely to those of you who were unable to […]

Best Of Canberra – Banh Mi (Vietnamese pork roll)

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Banh Mi (pronounced bun mee) is the Vietnamese word for bread (literally Banh = bread and mi = wheat) but is most commonly used in English to describe the Vietnamese-style pork roll sandwiches served on single sized baguette-style rolls. Although the Vietnamese style roll is directly influenced from french bread, it is normally lighter and […]

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