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Canberra’s Connie Johnson has died from cancer

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Very sad news this evening, as we learn that much-loved Canberran and breast cancer campaigner Connie Johnson has lost her battle with cancer today. Connie’s brother, well-known actor Samuel Johnson reported the sad news at around 7 pm on the Facebook page of Love Your Sister, the charity set up by the siblings to fund […]

The Best Vegetarian Food in Canberra

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This has been updated for September 2017 Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or simply trying to reduce the amount of meat you eat, it’s always a good idea to have a go-to veggie cafe. More and more people are adopting a meat-free lifestyle to improve their health and the health of our planet. To keep […]

Two Canberra photographers win prestigious national awards

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two Canberra photographers have taken out top national titles at Australia’s largest awards for professional print photography. Katie Kolenberg from Canberra photography studio Heartstory has been named 2017 Australian Family Photographer of the Year at the annual awards organised by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). Show More Summary

Queanbeyan Tigers win AFL Canberra women’s premiership

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Queanbeyan Tigers celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the AFL Canberra Women’s competition by claiming a grand final victory at Greenway Oval last Saturday. The Tigers dominated the final quarter to defeat Gungahlin Jets, 6.3 (39) to 3.6 (24). Tigers midfielder Ella Ross was a standout player in the match and was awarded Best on […]

ACT records highest percentage increase in international visitor spending

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

International visitors to Canberra spent a record $535.4 million in the 2016-17 financial year – a 27 per cent increase over the previous year. Total international visitor numbers also increased by 9 per cent to 221,479 according to the latest ‘International Visitors in Australia’ report put out by Tourism Research Australia. The increase in international […]

Canberra women rise to the fore in prestigious ACT leadership awards

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra women have shown their leadership skills by taking out all six categories in the recent ACT Australian Leadership Excellence Awards (ALEAs). Whether it be as a current leader, a community leader or even an emerging leader, it seems that Canberra’s women are rising to the fore – defeating their male counterparts to be chosen […]

Eight things to do around Canberra this weekend (8–10 September)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This weekend sees the Reclink Cup, a community footy game started in Melbourne over 20 years ago, come to Canberra. While the centrepiece of this event is a footy game, it is more of a celebration of local musicians. An amazing line-up of local bands will perform at the game, the Jumper Presentation Night at […]

Digital & Dissected: Ali’s Wedding

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Ali’s Wedding (2017) Written by: Andrew Knight and Osamah Sami Directed by: Jeffrey Walker A comedy of cultures Ali’s Wedding is Australia’s latest crack at multicultural comedy. Although with minor cracks of its own and not the flawless film some have touted it to be, it still makes for relatively entertaining viewing. In the vein […]

Market failure and the National Disability Insurance Scheme

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The establishment of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in 2013 was a milestone for Australia and has been one of the most significant health reforms seen in this country since the introduction of Medicare last century. The aims of the NDIS are laudable and rightly ambitious, aiming to support Australians with a significant and […]

Canberrans ripped off at petrol pump compared to five bigger cities

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberrans are getting ripped off at the petrol pump compared to Australia’s five largest capital cities – with our petrol on average costing 4.9 cents per litre more. Those were the results from the June quarter this year shown in a report on the Australian petroleum market put out by the Australian Competition & Consumer […]

Wanton vandalism of sporting field toilet block ‘disappointing’

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Deputy Opposition Leader Nicole Lawder was disappointed at the “wanton damage” done to a toilet block at the Calwell District Playing Fields on the weekend – with two toilets destroyed, lights smashed and taps left running. Ms Lawder took to social media to lament the vandalism which she encountered during visits to several local […]

Canberrans suffer needlessly

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Why are people who are currently dying in Canberra hospitals being subjected to cruel and needless suffering as a result of the infamous “Andrews Bill”? What happened to democracy for the territories? Why should federal politicians use their power to deny Territorians their democratic rights? As a society, we should have evolved enough to separate church […]

I wake up before 3 am and I’m not a baker

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

My Fitbit vibrates, 2:50 am flashing on its little black and white screen. The same routine starts to transpire: I get up and sit there for a few moments; contemplate the life decision I’ve made; jump in the shower; and pat whichever cat has kindly gotten up to see me off, before heading out the […]

Canberra’s big breakfast: 520 local leaders show their support for Menslink

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Now in its 10th year, the Menslink Business Breakfast has become one of Canberra’s premier fundraising and networking events. This year’s breakfast will be held on September 19 from 7am to 9am, with all 520 tickets already sold out to a diverse collection of business, community, education and political leaders keen to show their support […]

Two men attempt an aggravated robbery at Isabella Plains IGA last night

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two men attempted an aggravated robbery of the IGA Supermarket at Isabella Plains last night – injuring one staff member. Around 7.50 pm last night the two men approached a staff member outside the supermarket, threatening them with an edged weapon and directing them into the store. Once inside the men then threatened another staff […]

Canberra childcare educators walk off the job tomorrow to protest appalling wages

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

More than 150 Canberra early childhood educators will walk off the job tomorrow afternoon to protest at “appalling levels of pay” which are as low as $21 an hour. A number of Canberra childcare services are expected to close early when the protesters leave work at 3.20 pm tomorrow (Thursday) and assemble near Commonwealth Avenue […]

Over 660 guests raise $220,000 for ‘Homes of Hope’ at Luton Ball

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

More than 660 guests attended a star-studded Luton Charity Ball recently, raising around $220,000 for local Canberra charities. The Santorini-themed ball this year supported ‘Homes of Hope’ organisations – raising money for Hartley Lifecare, Project Independence and Karinya House. Show More Summary

Celebrating Canberra Schools – Macgregor Primary School

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It’s not every day that the Governor General visits a primary school, but when he was hosting the Uruguayan Ambassador, Dr Ricardo Javier Varela Fernandez, that’s exactly what he did. Sir Peter Cosgrove took the Ambassador and six visiting politicians from Uruguay to visit Macgregor Primary School in Canberra and it was quite the occasion! Why […]

The RiotACT Gig Guide (6 – 11 September)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Greetings and salutations to the RiotACT Gig Guide for the 6th to the 11th of September! There are some big events on this week, so let’s get stuck in. Firstly pictured above is House of Strangers, who will be performing with Galactopussy, Arsenic & Old Lace and Kid of Harith as part of the September […]

The mystery of the Constitution Ave upgrade

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Back in 2013 plans were announced for the next stage of Canberra’s Constitution Avenue. Unfortunately, the announcement raised the very ludicrous expectation that Constitution Avenue was to be Canberra’s Champs-Elysees. Wow! Now that would be something! After a walk along the newly upgraded street and having observed the new layouts and street furniture, I would challenge […]

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