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Three hospitalised after Farrer car smash

Three people were transported to the Canberra Hospital following a two-car crash in Farrer last night. The ACT Ambulance Service responded to the incident on Yamba Drive near Dookie Street at 8.50pm. A 50-year-old man and 41-year-old woman sustained upper body injuries, and were transported to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition. The driver […]

Ask RiotACT: Pergola builder

Hi all. I would like to get a pergola built. Has anyone had a good or bad experience with a Canberra pergola builder? Thanks.

Parton a stand out at Brindabella forum

Mark Parton smashed last night’s Brindabella candidates forum at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre. Smashed it. Each of the 15 candidates who had turned up sat quietly in their seats until moderator Genevieve Jacobs directed an audience question about community engagement their way. Then, remaining seated, they spoke into a microphone about their achievements for others. […]

ACT election candidate bake-off: Nicole Lawder

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Nicole Lawder is a progressive Liberal MLA and candidate for the Tuggeranong seat of Brindabella, and she can bake. When RiotACT visited Ms Lawder at home in Fadden this week, the first thing we noticed was the garden full of spring blossoms and bulbs. The second was the views over the Tuggeranong Valley towards the […]

Eight things to do around Canberra this weekend (16-18 September)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Spring is officially here with the beginning of Floriade, and there is much to be done around town all weekend with circus acts, cycling events and a second home semi-finals game for The Raiders. All weekend Floriade When: 9am-5:30pm Sat and Sun | Where: Commonwealth Park, Regatta Place, Parkes You know it’s spring when Floriade […]

Homegrown tech wunderkind buys into the RiotACT

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

One of Canberra’s most successful tech entrepreneurs has just bought into the RiotACT. Tech prodigy Michael McGoogan founded what would become one of Australia’s largest cloud service providers, UberGlobal, in his Rivett bedroom when he was just 14. Few of his early clients knew they were dealing with a Year 8 student who took support […]

Development plans, trams and autonomous mobiles

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Tom Chen and Kim Huynh revisit the best case for light rail and argue that autonomous cars are better Last week, we wrote an article arguing that light rail is no good for Canberra. Much of the constructive criticism that we received revolved around two points: firstly, that we did not sufficiently take into account […]

Another kick in the guts for Giralang

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Now the cat is out of the bag it’s clear that the whole debacle of the Giralang shops has been a win for business owners at the expense of Giralang residents. Metchash (owners of IGA Evatt) and the previous owners of Supabarn Kaleen (current owners of Supabarn Crace) have benefited from 12 years of no […]

Tired looking Mawson shops could use an arts injection

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Earlier this year we drove south to the Mawson shops (Southlands) to shop at one of the specialist supermarkets as well as to take in a Middle Eastern brunch. Alas, the café had closed and had been re-opened as a Greek Café. The food and coffee was good – so we planned to return. In August […]

Labor would provide free Meningococcal B vaccines for babies

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A re-elected ACT Labor Government would provide free Meningococcal B vaccinations for all Canberra babies and make it easier for ACT residents to sign up to be an organ donor, health spokeswoman Meegan Fitzharris has announced today. Ms Fitzharris said Meningococcal B vaccinations were publicly available but cost hundreds of dollars. Labor would also continue […]

Libs commit $8.5m to firefighting staff, equipment

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A Canberra Liberals Government would boost ACT firefighting resources by $8.5 million and retain firefighters in the command centre to respond to Triple Zero calls, Shadow Minister of Emergency Services Giulia Jones has announced. The funding would cover the cost of a second Bronto and additional firefighters. A Bronto is a piece of firefighting equipment […]

Cheyne’s signs ‘absolutely trashed’ on Southern Cross Drive

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Labor candidate for Ginninderra Tara Cheyne has discovered several of her corflutes (the campaign signs lining the roads around town) have been destroyed. Ms Cheyne has posted a photograph and video of the mess on her @in_the_taratory Twitter account. “The nasty side of campaigning. Yep, that’s my sign cut – CUT – in half,” she […]

Time to shift the ACT border and re-open Ginninderra Falls

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When I was a kid we used to go out to Ginninderra Falls if we had interstate or international visitors. It was a beautiful place to go, and was guaranteed to make visitors ooh and ahh in the right way. The falls are impressive, and it was only a short walk from the car to […]

Mt Stromlo centre so good even aliens will visit

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ANU Vice-Chancellor and Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist Brian Schmidt accidentally described the Mt Stromlo Cafe and Visitor Centre as a resource for “interstellar guests” today, distracting attendees at the venue’s re-opening from the glorious views, Questacon-style exhibits and Lonsdale St Roasters coffee, but only for a moment. Show More Summary

One fifth of voters conflicted over light rail: poll

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Our readers are divided about light rail, and not necessarily along party lines as you might expect. Nearly 20% of participants in a RiotACT poll on the issue have the opposite view on light rail to that of the party they want to vote for. The poll, which was first published on Thursday and remains […]

Ask RiotACT: Home staging in a hot suburb, would you do it?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I have a relatively nice and modern 4-bedroom house ( bright led through the house, nice bathroom, walk-in robe and pantry, alfresco area, caesar stone on all bathroom and laundry, etc) in the Gungahlin suburb. There are not many house on the market at the moment and we are currently waiting to put new lawns in […]

Community meetings: Talk to a politician

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra’s residents are soon to elect a new ACT Government. Excited? There’s a series of community meetings with candidates very soon – so please take note of the details at bottom of page. One would hope that the new set of politicians would be better than the present lot. Let’s be optimistic! Sadly none of the present politicians are […]

Women are being abused on Canberra roads, and you can help stop it

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

“I haven’t had any sexual harassment, but have been called a c more than once – while obeying road rules,” says cyclist Susanne Gardiner. In Australia we’d like to think that our streets are safe for riding bikes, but a different story emerges upon speaking to women who ride on Canberra roads. “I’ve ridden bikes […]

Builders’ blocks snapped up at Denman Prospect

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

All six packages of land in Denman Prospect up for grabs at a builders’ auction today sold, five under the hammer and the sixth immediately after the auction, for a total of $15.94 million. The Molonglo suburb is the first residential project to be developed by the team behind Canberra Airport. A separate public auction […]

Fitzharris would be our Health Minister: Barr (cute baby alert)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has announced during a media event at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children this afternoon that Assistant Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris will succeed retiring MLA Simon Corbell as Health Minister if Labor is re-elected next month. The pair answered questions on how their $650 million hospital expansion commitment announced earlier […]

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