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Public Housing Debates – sound and fury signifying something

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Over the past couple of weeks, there has been a lot of talk about a number of proposed public housing developments in Canberra’s southern suburbs. These proposals are part of the Government’s public housing renewal program, which has included the relocation of public housing tenants from ageing public housing developments along Northbourne Avenue. I am […]

New rare baby siamang gibbon makes Canberra zoo debut

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A baby siamang gibbon, an endangered species from south Asia, made its public debut at the National Zoo & Aquarium last week, delighting both visitors and activists trying to protect the species. The one-month-old was hard to see, however, as it remained very close to its mother at all times. “Everyone is very excited, it’s […]

Real estate agents enjoy cracking good time in viral Easter marketing campaign

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you had to make a list of the most creative professions, chances are that real estate agents didn’t crack your top five. But a clever Easter marketing campaign from ACT Property Inspections has revealed a different side to Canberra’s property sellers. ACT Property Inspections is running a competition to see which Canberra real estate […]

Mapping safe spaces in Canberra

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Have you ever walked to the carpark with your keys in your hand for self-defence? Decided to take the long way around a dark area at night because you don’t like the look of it? Been harassed on the street or in a public area? Decided not to walk or ride your bike somewhere because […]

Urban bites

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Weston Creek and public housing There’s been some great feedback on RiotACT to some of the spin that has been put out by the government to distract from the real problems with the decisions to place new government housing developments into several Weston Creek suburbs. This government has known for ages that they would have […]

Thredbo Jazz Festival 28-30 April

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Thredbo is best known for its skiing in winter and walking and hiking in summer (along with the wildflowers) but for the past 30 years in the ‘in between’ autumn period it has hosted a wonderful jazz festival which draws aficionados from around the country. Actually Thredbo Jazz is turning 30 this year and from […]

ACT Police seek help finding missing teen from Dunlop

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 15-year-old girl from Dunlop, Abigail Bogar, has gone missing and the ACT Police are urgently appealing for the public’s help in finding her. Abigail was last seen at 9:30am on Friday 7 April around the Bruce Campus of the Canberra Institute of Technology. Police hold concerns for her welfare and wish to locate her […]

Super Saturday auction results smash record

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Saturday was the biggest day of housing auctions in the Canberra area’s history, with more than a 100 properties going up for sale. The Saturday before Easter, known as “Super Saturday” in the industry, is typically the biggest auction day of the year, with the previous record for home auctions being set on Super Saturday […]

Are you being served?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Had my experience with Telstra. A neighbour’s gain was our loss, no landline, no computer. The four people spoken with over 90 minutes through the mobile were polite, helpful and had reasonable English but no, a technician was unavailable for ten days. Verbal and written DIY advice, when the latter arrived, might well have been […]

F.O.O.D week dining in Orange at The Union Bank

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Orange is one of my favourite places in the world (along with Canberra of course) and is a simple and scenic three-hour drive from the nation’s capital. The chance of a visit to Orange last week coincided nicely with its 26th annual F.O.O.D week celebrations, and I was keen to make the most of the […]

Don’t just find your passion: invest in it!

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Find your passion. It’s something we regularly hear from personal development gurus or success coaches. Passion + persistence = success. But, what do you do with your passion once you’ve found it? How do you turn it into a skill you can use, or better yet, a skill others will pay you for? With all […]

Four words from Goulburn that relieve Sydney’s mortgage stress

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Whether renting or paying off the mortgage, financially stretched Sydneysiders are being offered relief over Easter from Goulburn. At the Royal Easter Show Goulburn is occupying a stand twice the size it has been taking since the 2012 launch of the Right Now In Goulburn campaign. Goulburn Mulwaree Council marketing officers Jessica Price and Paige […]

Police seize fat stash of cannabis in Narrabundah raid

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Police have seized more than 1kg of dried cannabis and 23 cannabis plants after a raid on a property in Narrabundah last Friday. Following a tip off via Crime Stoppers that a cannabis farm was set up on site, Woden Patrol searched the residence with a warrant. Police discovered three large mature cannabis plants growing […]

Canberra’s experts divided over economics of Easter holidays

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

In Canberra, we love our public holidays. We love them so much, that we have more of them than any other part of Australia. It is Easter this weekend. With Easter comes a lot of holidays — more than any other time of year, besides Christmas. So what’s the effect of all this holidaying on […]

Bucking the trends #8 – The Learning Deli

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Six like-minded blokes with a love of good food, wine, and technology sit around a table at night and talk about the state of learning and the technology that drives it. Their love of food extends to regular catch-ups at each other’s houses, preparing great delicacies and degustation menus and continuing the conversations that would […]

Racial Discrimination Act Section 18C – what’s it all about?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Did you hear the one about the Irishman who didn’t speak to his wife for two months after the birth of their twin boys? She wouldn’t tell him the name of the father of the other one! Feeble joke but an example of what you can’t say now in public. According to Section 18C of […]

Digital & Dissected: FlickerFest 2017

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Last week, FlickerFest came to town, and if you’ve never given it a look before you should do so next time it rolls around. Off the back of Bondi Flickerfest 2017, the touring selection of the 26th International Short Film Festival made its way to Palace Electric Cinemas as it nears the back end of […]

What’s on these school holidays

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The first term has flown by and it’s school holidays for the next two and half weeks (don’t forget Monday 24 April is part of the school holidays). If you find your kids are at a loose end, in between you dragging them to get their hair cut, taking them to the dentist, and buying […]

Ask RiotACT: Orana Steiner School – worth a look?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters, It’s been a while since the topic of Orana was discussed on the site. I have a child entering high school in a year’s time and am wondering if this school is worth a look. I see that they had a great ATAR ranking last year which seems to be an improvement. The […]

My Top 5 gigs of the week (9–16 April)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hey mates! I’m pretty buggered from the weekend, but The Phoenix is open again, The Smith Street Band’s new album is out (it’s pretty awesome too), and there’s a bunch of awesome stuff happening this week! So let’s do it all again! If you’re reading this on Sunday, you’re very on the ball. This is […]

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