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Medicare: our nation’s greatest gift

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There is probably no policy that better defines modern Australia than Medicare. First legislated by the Whitlam government in 1974 as Medibank, Medicare guarantees free hospital services for public patients in public hospitals, and provides...Show More Summary

RSPCA welcomes historic ban on greyhound racing

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The RSPCA has hailed the ACT  government’s decision to ban greyhound racing as an historic milestone for animal welfare. At 4pm the Barr government released a statement declaring its intention to end the practice after NSW Premier Mike Baird had earlier announced the NSW government would ban racing from 1 July 2017. The Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing [...]

Male feminists: do they really exist?

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Male feminism is arguably on the rise. During the federal election campaign Malcolm Turnbull reaffirmed that he’s a feminist even though Julie Bishop thinks the label is “not useful”. The ultra-cool Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has promised to talk about his commitment to feminism until it’s regarded as normal and “there is no more reaction [...]

Northbourne Avenue path upgrade

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

  Work will start next week on stage 1 of the Northbourne Avenue verge refurbishment project. The paths on a 1.5 kilometre section of Northbourne Avenue between Haig Park and Barry Drive/Cooyong Street will be widened from 1.2 metres to 2.5 metres. Works will commence in Northbourne Avenue’s eastern verge adjacent to Haig Park. The project, to be carried [...]

Witnesses sought following bus driver assault

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Police are seeking to identify an alleged offender after an ACTION bus driver was assaulted in Fyshwick earlier this year. The alleged male offender assaulted the bus driver at about 4pm on Tuesday 31 May following a verbal confrontation, having refused to pay his fare. He left the scene on Wollongong Street prior to the police’s arrival. CCTV footage (above) shows the [...]

Ask RiotACT: Recommendation for solicitor for wills

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hello, I am seeking recommendations for local ACT Solicitors proficient in preparing Wills and Living Wills. I have searched RiotACT and not found an answer to this specific request. Nothing too complex required – wills and living wills prepared for a married couple. I would also appreciate an idea of what this service costs. Thank you [...]

Top six things to do around Canberra this weekend (8-10 July)

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There are lots of activities this weekend surrounding Constitutional Day and NAIDOC Week celebrations. SATURDAY Celebrate Constitution Day When 11am-4pm | Where National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes At the National...Show More Summary

Friday Night Live – Lachy Doley Group

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 22 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Lachy Doley is Australia’s most celebrated Blues Rock Organ Player. He’s been dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond Organ, a player who can pump, pamper and occasionally pound the most unbelievable sounds from a keyboard: sounds that are intense, ferocious and sometimes transcendent. Lachy has seen much of the world, recording and touring with acts [...]

Survey says Aussies want future based on community

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Australians want a future based on community wellbeing but believe one dominated by individualism and free enterprise is the more likely prospect. That is the finding of a new survey produced by the Australian National University (ANU). The...Show More Summary

Dob in a dealer campaign targets ice

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

From left: Monaro local area commander, detective superintendent Rod Smith, Crime Stoppers Australia chairman Bryan Roach, and Queanbeyan mayor Tim Overall. The drug ice is the chief target in the Dob in a Dealer campaign launched by...Show More Summary

Big Book Fair

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 12 August 2016 at 11:00 am; 13 August 2016 at 10:00 am; 14 August 2016 at 10:00 am; ] Woden Seniors BIG Book Fair is on again.  The Third BIG Book Fair will be held over three days at the Club premises, 12 Corinna Street Woden. The...Show More Summary

Is planning an issue for the ACT elections?

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When the ACT Government made its announcement that the DA for the supermarket complex in Dickson had been approved, it set off a curious chain of events. The manner in which the announcement was handled by the government has increased the evidence of the growing gap between our elected politicians and the issues and aspirations of the voters. I first became aware of [...]

Sharing your space

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There’s a 1989 song by Pere Ubu, Flat, that has the following lyrics, “In the early part of the 20th Century, Deep inside the American wilderness, In the state of Kansas – 82,000 square miles of flat – There were two automobile cars. On July 5th 1904 they ran into each other”. Then there’s the story [...]

Ten things I am doing to pay off my mortgage by Christmas

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

In January I announced on my blog that I would pay off my mortgage by Christmas 2016. Last week I caught up with two girlfriends for a frugal lunch.  “How is your goal of paying off your mortgage going,” one of my friends asked me.  “I’m on track,” I told her.  There was some disbelief and she [...]

A Reconciliation Day in ACT?

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Chris Bourke believes we should have a new or rebadged public holiday in the territory: Reconciliation Day. And the ACT’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs minister is keen to hear what Canberrans have to say on the matter. “I want to hear what people have got to say,” says Bourke, the first Indigenous Australian elected to the [...]

Garden shed fire causes $2,000 damage

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Fire in a small garden shed in Kaleen caused $2000 damage on Tuesday. ACT Fire and Rescue said the cause of the fire appeared to be suspicious. Crew were called to the incident on Neales Street just after 10:43am and quickly extinguished the fire. Anyone with information that might assist investigations can call the Emergency Services Agency 24-hour [...]

Tourism players convene to plan for direct flights

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Over 80 tourism operators and sector experts met in Canberra this morning to examine the ACT’s capacity to build on opportunities created by direct international flights when they begin in September. The Canberra Business Chamber’s Tourism...Show More Summary

Wellington to host Canberra Week in November

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Residents of Wellington will be able to celebrate all the good things about life in the Australian capital during the inaugural Canberra Week in the New Zealand capital this November. A delegation of territory representatives from the government and business sectors is in Wellington for three days this week to promote to the special event in November [...]

The good, the bad, and the hilarious – election wrap-up

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

So, it’s been a crazy 72 hours. I’d like to start with a quote from a friend of a friend on social media, which sums up the current situation quite well. Before we get into the heavy analysis of the results themselves, lets take a look at the lighter side of the past 3 days first. First [...]

Language, culture, science on NAIDOC Week agenda

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Have you ever wondered what NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week is all about? Part of it is the presentation of a program of cultural events celebrating the contribution of indigenous Australians to the region and nation. There are seminars, awards ceremonies, exhibitions, sporting events and film screenings to attend and participate [...]

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