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Steep learning curves for many in expanded Assembly

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT election has changed the Legislative Assembly, both physically and, of course, numerically. To accommodate the offices for the increase of eight members from 17 to 25, much of the legislature’s administration moved from South Building across Civic Square to North Building.  This includes the Assembly library, effectively clearing out an entire wing of […]

Ask RiotACT: Any new doctors in town that you recommend on the north side?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We have been using the National Coop and have no real complaints other than feeling a bit like a number.  We have an issue that we would like more personal and ongoing support for. We have private health cover and would love your recommendations before being turned back by docs not taking on new patients.

Fear & loathing in Canberra – Trump and our children

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Out of the mouths of babes – I was deeply touched by a colleague’s comment on social media last week reporting her young son’s response to seeing a photograph of Donald Trump on her mobile phone. And I quote…. “[He] just leant over my shoulder and said ‘Donald Trump! He’s evil.’ What makes you say that, I asked. […]

A day of enlightenment for change managers in the public sector

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With the public sector’s constant restructures and ever-evolving policies, the management of change has become critical. We now have entire departments related to change management, and managers from other departments are increasingly required to understand how to cope with, and promote positive reactions to, change in the workplace. Show More Summary

First look: Ali King’s Desserts Cakes and Events

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The RiotACT was invited to a four-course dessert degustation by Ali King, finalist on the Channel 7’s program Zumbo’s Just Desserts, to celebrate the opening of her new business. Ms King (above left) was the consistent high performer throughout the show, but narrowly lost by one point in the final bake-off. Building on that success, she is […]

The end of the American Empire

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Every pundit in the world is making comment on the success of The Donald in the US Presidential election.  So, I thought I would add my two-bob’s worth. Most sentient beings in the world are aghast at the possibility of a misogynistic, narcissistic, xenophobe with delusions of grandeur having his hands on the trigger which […]

Two die in NZ quake; #CBR events in Wellington cancelled

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two people have died after an earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck the north-east coast of New Zealand’s South Island, leading to evacuation areas in the capital city of Wellington and the cancellation of today’s planned events for Canberra Week there. Residents in the New Zealand capital have been advised to avoid the city centre as […]

We need another pub/kiosk at the Cotter Reserve

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Let me cut straight to the chase.  WE NEED ANOTHER PUB AT THE COTTER!!!! The ACT government has spent way more money on art pieces positioned on median strips when it could have invested in tendering for a contractor to run a pub and kiosk out at the Cotter. The Cotter offers a nice getaway for […]

Which are Canberra’s most popular cars?

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Recently, and in the lead-up to the ACT election, I wrote about the cars that are driven by our current and aspiring political leaders. This led me to wonder – what about the rest of us? Before reading on, would you like to hazard a guess at the ACT’s most popular vehicles? There have been […]

Ask RiotACT: Speed limit change on parkway?

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I noticed on the Tuggeranong Parkway southbound, near the intersection of Sulwood Drive, there was a sign saying there was an upcoming speed limit change. Any ideas as to what it is about?

Have you seen missing autistic man Damien Ezzy?

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Police hold concerns for the welfare of missing autistic man Damien Ezzy and are calling for public assistance to locate the 34-year-old. He was last seen at his Calwell home early yesterday. Mr Ezzy may display mannerisms associated with autism including muttering to himself and pacing backwards and forwards. He is described as Caucasian in […]

Ladies of lifting: Women to showcase their strength

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

“Lifting will make you look like a man”, “that muscle will turn to fat quicksticks when you stop training”, “weights and women are just unnecessary”. These are just a few catchphrases and myths we are all familiar with when it comes to women and powerlifting.  Fortunately, none of them are true and this Sunday, sixty […]

Looking outside the box on arts funding in Canberra

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Is it time to revisit the Percent for Art Scheme or find other sources to fund the arts? I recently enjoyed the contemporary opera The Eighth Wonder,  based on the history of the building of the Sydney Opera House.  I was reminded how controversial the whole Opera House project had been, how much the costs blew […]

Fantastic Blocks and Where to Find Them: Canberra Roller Derby League 2016 Grand Final

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Fantastic Blocks and Where to Find them: don’t miss your last chance to see home grown roller derby action at Canberra Roller Derby League’s 2016 Grand Final! Have you been keeping up with your derbyology homework? Can you tell a Chestyblock from a Hippoblock? At this year’s Grand Final, you will see some Fantastic Blocks, […]

Walking the Centenary Trail in 8 days: Forde to Gold Creek

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Have you ever thought about walking the Centenary Trail? The 145km loop was established in 2013 to celebrate Canberra’s Centenary, and passes over our picturesque mountain scapes, rivers, fields and forests. Not only will you see stunning natural scenery, you’ll also explore many of Canberra’s suburbs and the Parliamentary Triangle, discovering hidden gems and visiting […]

Ask RiotACT: Any refrigeration & cool room experts you can recommend

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Can anyone suggest a proper refrigeration company that a busy business like a cafe can rely on. We rely heavily on proper refrigeration to make sure the food is great, because somethings are made in bulk at the beginning of the week. Even a slight drop can spoil it and it sucks having to constantly […]

Seven things to do in Canberra this weekend

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ActewAGL Queanbeyan Show Time: Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th 8.30am Where: Queanbeyan Showground, Glebe Avenue, Queanbeyan The Queanbeyan Show is back for its 121st outing. There will be animal nurseries, camel rides, bull-riding and professional BMX teams putting on a show. There will also be a variety of different craft and food stalls plus the annual […]

I’m glad to live in Canberra and not Anytown USA today

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Consider this tale of two elections: the US has over the past 48 hours voted in a president who brags about committing sexual assault, while Canberrans last month elected a parliament consisting of a majority of women in which the deputy leaders of both major parties are thoughtful, compassionate women. Everyone I’ve spoken to in […]

Crookwell: A razzle dazzle revue

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Culture columnist Kim Huynh savours the charm, merriment and razzle dazzle of a variety show in Crookwell.  Comedy and entertainment in general have become more and more cynical. I suspect it started with prank calls and candid cameras. Nowadays our sense of fear and fun are fused around the thought of being punk’d by a […]

Ask RiotACT: Landscaper recommendations with emphasis on growing food

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all – early next year I will be finished my year long renovation and my focus will turn to the landscaping. We have a large corner block with usable land all around the house. I would like to take full advantage of it and grow as much produce as I can, whilst still maintaining an […]

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