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Response by ActewAGL CEO Michael Costello

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The RiotACT ran an article on Horror stories of ActewAGL billing practices abound on 29 March 2017. It received wide readership and reached approximately 30,000 people across social media. The following statement has just been received from ActewAGL CEO Michael Costello. Friday 07 April 2017 Statement by ActewAGL CEO Michael Costello I acknowledge the increasing, […]

Canberra’s dog parks get $200,000 upgrade

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Dog owners are being asked how Canberra’s dog parks can be improved, as part of a $200,000 project aimed at upgrading the safety and comfort of off-leash areas. Canberra has six official dog parks, located in Belconnen, Tuggeranong, Yarralumla, Forde, Casey and O’Connor. Parks provide a fenced in area preventing off-lead dogs running in front […]

The Lobby: ideas for future use?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Lobby is one of Canberra’s most iconic buildings, although on a lesser scale than the surrounding national institutions such the two Parliament Houses and the beautiful National Library of Australia. Located on national land, the National Capital Authority has responsibility for the building. Situated on King George Terrace, almost in the centre of the Parliamentary […]

Teens arrested after fatal stabbing at Caltex Queanbeyan

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Police have arrested two teenaged boys in relation to a violent cross-border crime spree last night that left one Queanbeyan man dead and another seriously injured in hospital. A 29-year-old attendant at the Caltex service station on Bungendore Road, Queanbeyan, suffered fatal stab wounds at his workplace late last night. A colleague arriving to relieve […]

Increasing numbers of Canberra residents diagnosed with autism

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

7 The number of people diagnosed with autism is continuing to increase with 0.6 per cent of the ACT population estimated to have the condition, according to the latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). There was a 42.1 per cent increase in the number of Australians diagnosed with autism between 2012 […]

Canberra’s parkrun phenomenon

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

At 8am every Saturday morning a thousand or so Canberrans launch into the weekend with a timed 5km run or stroll. In so doing they join over two million other people in the global parkrun movement which promotes itself as being “free”, “for everyone” and “forever”. parkrun began in the UK and only started expanding […]

The Photography Room to PhotoAccess

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra’s photography audience has a great choice of exhibitions to visit this month. There is no excuse for not taking the opportunity to take in the photography at The Photography Room in Kingston, at PhotoAccess, and the National Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery. The Photography Room: Three exhibition here with Gary Ramage […]

Five things to do around Canberra this weekend (7–9 April)

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There really is so much on this weekend. The You Are Here and Australian Running Festivals are on, the Brumbies are playing the Reds (GIO Stadium, 7:40pm), Canberra Wine Week continues, and the National Gallery of Australia’s Versailles: Treasures from the Palace ends on April 17, so if you haven’t seen it yet you need to, […]

State of the Territory address plays up the strengths of ACT economy

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has used his State of the Territory address this afternoon to announce a funding commitment of $200,000 for the Canberra Business Council to help boost Canberra’s exports. While the ACT was mostly a service economy, the Chief Minister said our top shelf wines (the ACT pioneered shiraz viognier blends) and […]

Queer Screen: Mardi Gras Film Festival

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

For the first time, the Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival comes to Canberra this weekend. The Festival took place between February 15 and March 2 in Sydney City to coincide with Mardi Gras, but Queer Screen is expanding to include screenings at the National Film and Sound Archive this Friday April 7 – Sunday April 9. Having […]

In defence of new public housing

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Part of living in an egalitarian city means ensuring that our most vulnerable people are supported. It is the measure of our community, and what makes Canberra such a great place to live. As a Labor candidate one of the reasons I stood for election to ensure our most vulnerable people get the support they […]

Hospital chaos: services restricted after switchboard fire

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Emergency services at The Canberra Hospital are restricted to major trauma today and outpatient clinics and elective surgery have been postponed following a switchboard fire last night. An electrical fire in the switchboard in the main reception building was extinguished last night but power to a number of main patient and administrative buildings was affected […]

Woden’s renewal – overshadowing the Town Square

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) supports residential development in the Woden Valley Town Centre and welcomes the release of the Precinct Code to provide certainty to the market. We agree with planning principles that provide a balance of residential development with the associated community facilities and open spaces required to support the population. We have […]

New residential blocks in Throsby and Taylor up for sale

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Land Development Agency has released 43 new “premium blocks” in the Gunghalin suburbs of Taylor and Throsby to be sold via auction at the end of this month. The residential blocks will be located near parkland or in open areas and vary in size from 405 to 804 square metres. “The location and size […]

Berry lays down law on public housing sites, meetings

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Housing Minister Yvette Berry said today that recently announced locations for public housing precincts in Weston Creek, Woden Valley and Molonglo were locked in, and suggested concerned residents should focus their efforts on learning about the program and providing feedback on the size and appearance of developments. Ms Berry said the use of six […]

Thousands of items seized at Canberra International airport

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When Johnny Depp and Amber Heard tried to smuggle in their two dogs last year, international audiences got a taste of how unforgiving our biosecurity can be — even for celebrities. With an enormous agriculture industry – of which apples alone are worth $556 million and horticulture more than $9 billion – all of which […]

Little National wins Property Council of Australia award

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Little National Hotel has won the Property Council of Australia’s ACT Development of the Year award. The Barton-based hotel, run by Doma Group, was presented the award at a cocktail reception at the National Gallery yesterday. “Little National has reinvented the affordable luxury market in Canberra with a sophisticated design, high-quality amenities, and a unique […]

Staying healthy in an online world

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Once upon a time, if you wanted health information, you’d phone your friends, ask your mum or your cool aunty, maybe chat with your doctor or community nurse, or go to a library or community centre and pick up a pamphlet. These days, we do it all online. But what exactly does that mean? We’ve […]

Heritage yes – but some stuff should go

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two things to consider: One is that heritage is about to be celebrated here in Canberra with a festival from 18 April till 7 May 2017. Two: There are all sorts of problems with the Ainslie shops to do with asbestos, to do with parking and to complicate matters – there is also a heritage […]

L’Arche Genesaret launches new website for its community centre in Phillip

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Chances are that you’ve never heard of L’Arche Genesaret. But you should have. One of the oldest charities in the ACT, L’Arche has been operating in Woden for almost 40 years, where the group has four homes offering accommodation and support for the disabled. L’Arche – which translates to ‘The Ark’ from the French – […]

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