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Can larger Assembly achieve ‘what might have been’?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The comments of our newest MLA, Val Jeffery, took me back to my 2004 valedictory speech of ‘what might have been’. Like Val, I believe self-government, for which I was a passionate advocate, has been a disappointment.  It is not often a new democratic parliament is created.  Too often the expectations of a country or state’s [...]

Bundah Blues Band hosts August Jam

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 21 August 2016 at 2:00 pm; 21 August 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Once again long time CBS member & music teacher, John Black has ably pulled together a group of fine young year 11 & 12 music students from Narrabundah College to show us their skills as they host our August Youth jam with some great blues tunes. The line-up is Phoebe (vocals), Layla (vocals) Hope (vocals), Riley [...]

Manuka Oval, they like you just the way you are

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Do you remember that scene in Bridget Jones’ Diary when Mark Darcy told Bridget he liked her just the way she was? Isn’t it possible, highly likely even, that Cricket Australia feels exactly the same way about Manuka Oval? One of the strongest arguments for redeveloping the Oval precinct was that its sporting facilities need [...]

Woman dies after tree falls on tractor near Batemans Bay

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 60-year-old woman died at a rural property near Batemans Bay yesterday after a tree fell on the tractor she was operating. Police will prepare a report for the Coroner following the woman’s death. Emergency services were called to the scene near Benandarah, north of Bateman’s Bay, at about 11.45am yesterday after receiving reports a woman was [...]

Driver allegedly clocked at 215km/h near Mittagong

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A man has been arrested after a vehicle was allegedly detected travelling at 215km/hour in the Mittagong area. About 6am today, police were conducting traffic enforcement duties on the Hume Highway when it’s alleged they detected a vehicle travelling speeds reaching 215km/h in a 110km/h zone. The vehicle was pulled over and police spoke with the 30-year-old [...]

FASHFEST puts filmmakers up in lights

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

FASHFEST organisers have selected six emerging filmmakers from the Canberra region to create an original short film each for this year’s catwalk extravaganza. The filmmakers will create films across a range of genres—sci-fi, thriller...Show More Summary

Geoscience Australia 2016 Open Day – Sunday 21 August

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 21 August 2016 at 10:00 am; ] Geoscience Australia’s 2016 annual Open Day offers diverse program of free hands-on activities, science displays, talks and fun for all ages! Come along and learn about the exciting and important workShow More Summary

FASHFEST takes Canberra’s musicians to new heights

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra’s favourite fashion event, FASHFEST, is drawing ever closer, with opening night less than 60 sleeps away. But it’s not just our fashion talent that will be on show; the capital’s best musical maestros are also gearing up for a stellar performance. The 2016 musical lineup will boast: • More musicians than ever — 25 in total, [...]

Sport, drugs and rock and roll

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

How about those Russians thinking they can hoodwink the anti-doping authorities in the lead-up to the Olympic Games? How many undetected athletes are there who are ingesting performance enhancing drugs? Hey, wait a minute! What about all the other performance enhancing aids that are there at the Games? Or in sports generally? As I have been led to [...]

Ask RiotACT: Recommendation for cavity wall insulation in Canberra?

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We are looking into cavity wall insulation and also improving the ceiling insulation in our home. Our place was built in 1979, and we have loose fill insulation. Do you know anyone who does cavity wall insulation and also replace the loose fill insulation? Anyone have any recommendations? Does anyone know what R value we should use? Thanks in [...]

Brumbies star Lealiifano diagnosed with leukemia

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

At 28, with his first child just six weeks old, Wallabies playmaker and Brumbies co-captain Christian Lealiifano is quite literally in the prime of his life. How can it be, then, that the man named top form player for the Brumbies in Super Rugby only days ago has leukaemia? The rugby community is reeling at [...]

Face-off: An anti-corruption watchdog for Canberra?

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson says there is a “bad smell” around the ACT Government due to its handling of dealings with property developers and unions, citing the Memorandum of Understanding on procurement between the Government and Unions ACT, the controversial redevelopment of the Brumbies HQ at Griffith and the rugby club’s move to UC, [...]

Elderly man hit by bus at Bullocks Flat, airlifted to TCH

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

An elderly man was seriously injured when he was hit by a bus near the entry to Kosciuszko National Park at Bullocks Flat yesterday. The 73-year-old man was airlifted to The Canberra Hospital to be treated for head injuries and a fractured femur and remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition. About 3.30pm yesterday, the [...]

At home with Sophia: Crepes

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Having recently spent a month in the European summer; I have returned home a little more rounded. If you’ve ever been to Europe, you will  know that the food over there is seriously carb-heavy. I don’t usually eat dessert, but hey! When in Rome right?! One of the biggest dessert options in Europe is crepes. They [...]

Truffle feasting at Buvette

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

On a cold wintry night with the hills still heavy with snow, I warmed up by testing out a French truffle special at Buvette. Twice-baked Gruyere and truffle souffle At $75 a head, this special three course meal at Buvette was not frugal – even with a complimentary lavender scented Lillet Mode de Vie cocktail and [...]

Man dies on UC hospital building site at Bruce

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A man died yesterday afternoon while at work at the construction site for the University of Canberra Hospital at Bruce. Investigators surrounded a fallen crane at the scene last night. ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigation Team are conducting...Show More Summary

Medicinal cannabis to be legal in ACT by 2017

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Sick and dying Canberrans will be able to access medicinal cannabis safely and legally from 2017 following an ACT Government decision to set up a Medicinal Cannabis Scheme in the territory. The possession, trafficking and supply of cannabis will remain illegal. The Therapeutic Goods Administration recently made an interim decision to switch cannabis from schedule [...]

Fire causes $350k in damage to Braddon home

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Firefighters have extinguished a fire in a house on Ijong Street, Braddon this morning. ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident at 5.30am. Crews arrived a short time later to find a fire in the roof space of the property. Two occupants had safely evacuated from the home. Initial investigations suggest an electrical fault with a heater [...]

Why going to the gym is a struggle

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Recently I returned to the gym after almost twenty years of avoiding it. My primary goals were to slow down the aging process and get away from it all for a little while. I sense that I’m not alone in this regard. During a particularly low impact session, I wondered why I had strapped myself [...]

Friday Night Live – PJ Junior & The Soul Pimps

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 19 August 2016 at 8:00 pm; 19 August 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] PJ Junior and The Soul Pimps is one of the freshest new Soul/Rnb/Blues bands in Australia. The group has been performing around Canberra and NSW for the last three years, featuring...Show More Summary

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