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Barr’s budget: no free rides for Canberra’s poorest

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Barr Government’s announcement yesterday of a free City Loop bus in Civic highlights the utter contempt and disregard shown to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged Canberra residents. Oaks Estate, the government’s own ghetto, continues to have no ACTION bus whatsoever, free or not. But Civic, already saturated with ACTION bus routes providing abundant access will [...]

Ransomware email scam targeting AGL Energy customers

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

An email has been going around recently, purporting to be from energy company AGL, that represents a fake bill, then sends you to a fake webpage to download a copy. What you get instead is a.zip file that when opened, encrypts your entire machine and prevent you from using it until a ransom is [...]

Five to try… a night of cocktails in the city

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

@lookingthroughhercloset Are you craving a drink that is just a little bit different? Trying to brainstorm where to take you interstate friends that displays Canberra in the best light? Or want to curate a list of venues to take the girls to on a hen’s night? Well you’ve come to the right place. For this week’s [...]

Boy dies after alleged stabbing near Wagga

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A teenage boy has died after being found with multiple injuries at Kooringal, near Wagga Wagga, overnight. About 8pm yesterday, police and emergency services were called to Acacia Street, Kooringal, responding to reports of a stabbing. On arrival, officers found a 16-year-old teenage boy in a house suffering multiple injuries. The boy was treated by NSW Ambulance Paramedics [...]

Teen girl missing, last seen in Banks/Conder area

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate a missing 15-year-old girl, Brionee Scowcroft, last seen in the Banks/Conder area yesterday afternoon. Police hold concerns for her welfare. Brionee is described as being of Caucasian in appearance, approximately 160cm (5’3”) tall, of a slim build, with short brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing [...]

Friday Night Live – Killwater

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 17 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Formed by musos seasoned in the pub rock venues of the ACT region and founded in a love of music and the desire to get back to roots, Killwater (formerly Los Pajeros) draws on traditional blues artists – John Lee Hooker and Buddy Guy through to the blues rock greats of Led Zeppelin, Cream and [...]

Walking the Centenary Trail in 8 days: Ainslie to Watson

2 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...Show More Summary

Exploring the arts with Singapore and Wellington

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

First a positive note. Full marks to the ACT Government for their efforts to achieve direct flights between Canberra and the cities of Wellington and Singapore. Those flights that are coming our way in September are very welcomed, although having a midnight flight into Singapore is not exactly appealing. Despite that small discomfort, I am sure [...]

Ask RiotACT: Cheap coffee in Canberra – where is it hiding?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I have recently returned to the take-away coffee market after a number of years sourcing my caffeine through alternative means.  I have been paying around $4.50 for my regular double-shot flat white (or ‘large’ flat white), or around $3.50 for a double espresso straight up, at various places around Civic, Belconnen and Woden.  But I would love to hear about [...]

A Budget four years in the making

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

June 7, 2016 is a date the ACT Government has been anticipating for many years. As ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr said himself, today’s Budget was the “culmination of four years of work to keep the ACT economy growing”. Its also the last Budget before the October 15 poll. Faced with a Commonwealth Government unapologetically zapping [...]

Road and reserve closures in ACT

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Update 3pm Tuesday The ACT Government is advising motorists and other road users that Swamp Creek crossing on Fairlight Road is now closed due to flooding. Orroral Road at the intersection with Boboyan Road has been reopened. All unsealed reserve and forestry roads, such as fire trails and management roads, are now closed to the public due to [...]

Residential rates up only 4.5pc but levies on rise

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT home owners will be relieved to learn that residential rates will rise by 4.5 per cent rather than 8.75 per cent as flagged in the last Budget, however unit owners are set to contend with larger increases and all rate payers will face some unexpected hits to their hip pockets in the form of [...]

Economy, prudent management boost ACT Budget

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra’s strengthening economy, prudent fiscal management and a bit of good luck have enabled the ACT Government to improve the expected budget deficit by $246 million this year. A combination of waning fiscal restraint by the Commonwealth, a broader revenue base due to more diversified economy and some strategic pre-election budget management have resulted in the [...]

Budget allocates $5m for Eastman retrial

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government will spend more than $5 million on the retrial of David Eastman for the murder of Colin Winchester and related proceedings in 2016-17 according to the ACT Budget papers. The Justice and Community Safety Directorate’s expenses in relation to the retrial will total $3,371,000, divided between ACT Courts costs and those of the [...]

Expanded Legislative Assembly to cost $3.3m

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government will spend an additional $3,306,000 on the Office of the ACT Legislative Assembly in 2016-17, reflecting the expansion of the Assembly from 17 to 25 members from 2016-17. The funding will cover Members, members’ staff salaries and on-costs as well as additional resources for Assembly Hansard production, security and administration. This additional cost will [...]

Seniors card eligibility age to rise

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government will increase the eligibility age for the Seniors Card from 60 to 65 over by 2025. The card is currently available to ACT residents aged 60 years or over who are retired or work less than 20 hours a week. From July 1, 2017, the eligibility age will increase to 61 years, then [...]

ACT Budget 2016-17 at a glance

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

• A forecast return to balanced budgets in 2017-18 and 2018-19 with surpluses from 2019-20 onwards • Budget position improved by $250 million in 2015-16 • Debt consistent with retaining a AAA credit rating • Residential rates to rise by 4.5 per cent in 2016-17 and 7 per cent per year on average for the following five years • [...]

New levy to fund family violence package

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra residential and rural property owners will pay a Safer Families Levy of $30 per year on top of existing rates charges from July to fund a suite of family violence prevention initiatives in the territory. The Government’s $21.42 million Safer Families package forms one of the key components of the 2016/17 ACT Budget. The Levy [...]

Police investigate aggravated robbery in Aranda

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Detectives are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred on William Hovell Drive in Aranda on Monday night. Police received reports at about 6pm of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of William Hovell Drive and Coppings Crossing. One of the vehicles was a red Suzuki Vitara, containing two males and one female. Police also received reports from that [...]

Road closure update

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT government has advised motorists and other road users that another peak flow of water is expected to pass through low-level road crossings along the Murrumbidgee River in the ACT later on Tuesday. Road crossings affected that...Show More Summary

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