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Seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (4–6 Aug)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Festivals celebrating pop culture, improvised theatre and winter are on this weekend. Gamma.con is on at the AIS Arena, Canberra Unscripted at The Street Theatre, and the Portrait Gallery is celebrating winter with ice carvings, traditional weaving, music and a touch of magic. If you enjoy contemporary dance, don’t miss Bangarra’s Bennelong which is on […]

Mashblox innovates infant eating

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’m sitting in a café in Deakin with mashblox® creator and founder Alix O’Hara, talking about her invention of an infant led feeding device. She is young and passionate about what she has created, flicking her gorgeous blue locks as she talks about her soon to be launched product. But I can’t help asking: “You […]

154 ACT university students sexually assaulted in 2015/16, survey finds

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Leaders of the ACT’s two main universities have vowed to do more to prevent sexual assault and harassment after an Australian Human Rights Commission survey revealed at least 154 students had been sexually assaulted in 2015/16, 57 of them on campus or in a university setting. ANU Vice-Chancellor Brian Schmidt  and University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Deep Saini […]

Canberra community supports strong pokies’ reform

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Gambling continues to be a key topic of conversation in the Territory and while this is a good thing, it’s time to translate the talk into action. We know that in order to do this, Governments need to be confident that bold action will be supported by the community. With all this recent debate, there […]

AI and the future of work

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The impact of technology and artificial intelligence (AI) on the future of work will be the focus of a major conference in Canberra this month. The 25th annual Australian Computer Society (ACS) Canberra conference at the National Convention Centre on 15 August should be compulsory for anyone working in IT and wanting to negotiate the brave new […]

The RiotACT Gig Guide (2 – 8 August)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Welcome to the RiotACT Gig Guide for the 2nd to the 8th of August! Pictured above are the famous Brass Knuckle Brass Band, who will be playing at Smith’s Alternative this Saturday. Every Canberran should see them at least a few times! Moaning Lisa will be hosting a show on Thursday at Transit Bar, featuring […]

Ask RiotACT: Chicken coop run

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I have recently become the owner of 3 chickens. I have a chicken coop, but I’m looking at getting a chicken coop run made that gives my chickens some further space to roam around securely. I’ve had a look online, but most of the runs seem to be made specifically for the coop. […]

Transport Canberra introduces Bike Stops

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Transport Canberra has announced the introduction of a new active travel scheme called Bike Stops. Bike Stops are local businesses that provide facilities for bike riders. The type of facilities provided by each business will vary, but...Show More Summary

Becoming organ donor could be life-saving decision

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberrans are being urged this week to make a decision that could save a life. DonateLife Week 2017 – Make your decision count highlights the importance of registering with Australian Organ Donor Register and letting your family and loved ones know that you wish to be an organ donor. Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Meegan Fitzharris […]

More carrots for developers to boost affordable housing

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Relaxing code requirements for developments and offering apartment developers in Town Centres more floor space are ideas being canvassed by the ACT Government to boost the supply and range of affordable housing in the Territory. Part of a discussion paper, Towards a New Housing Strategy, released for public comment, the ideas are part of a […]

Celebrating Canberra Schools – Erindale College

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We’ve all heard that it takes a community to raise a child. It’s a common catch-cry in education circles, but at Erindale College, we see this in a whole new light! Michael Hall, the Principal of Erindale College, came to Canberra in 2000, having been promoted from Deputy-Principal at Goulburn High School to Principal, at […]

Fatal car crash in Campbell

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT recorded its 5th fatality this year on ACT roads after a person died as a result of a single vehicle crash in Campbell yesterday (Tuesday 1 August). It appears as though a vehicle crashed into a wall and then caught fire at the intersection of Fairbairn Avenue and Mount Ainslie Drive, Campbell at […]

Will your home burn?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

As I watched the horrifying footage of the London Grenfell Tower fire, I remarked that this is what could have happened in Docklands, Melbourne, in 2014. When the Docklands fire happened, people quickly worked out that it was the cladding on the outside that allowed the fire to zoom up the side of the building. […]

Awards honour Scout leaders’ service to ACT youth

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Scout leaders and supporters have been honoured with awards in recognition of their voluntary service to young people. The Governor-General and Chief Scout, Sir Peter Cosgrove, issued the awards to the adult volunteers who Scouts ACT Chief Commissioner Rick Goode said devoted thousands of hours to the development and wellbeing of young people. Show More Summary

Ask RiotACT: Caltex petrol station in Kambah?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. Does anyone know why the Caltex petrol station at 150 O’Halloran Circuit Kambah closed down? Is it just a renovation or has it closed permanently? Thanks.

Property market mid-year sanity check – Part 2

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The first article in this series challenged some common perceptions about the Australian property market. In particular, I have explained why property prices had the capacity to grow so strongly in the past and that there is still plenty of potential for prices to go even higher in the future. Today we will examine if […]

Help raise money for Breast Cancer Research at Limelight Cinema

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

August 19th is a day when Canberrans can help to support breast cancer research. Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer facing Australian women? Every day in Australia, an average of 44 Australian women will be diagnosed and eight will pass away from the disease. When Saroja first moved to Canberra […]

Canberra’s love affair with King Valley and Rutherglen: Tastes of Two Regions

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Prosecco. Cannoli. Fat lemons ideal for Limoncello. Sicilian inspired cuisine. Unique aged red wines. Quaffable Italian reds that meld with pasta. Aged muscats and port. Fireplaces, historic towns and Tuscan style tasting rooms. I feel fat just thinking about my trip last spring to explore the regal Italian inspired delights of the King Valley. The […]

Sydney investors formidable in Goulburn market

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

NSW Government stamp duty exemption and a grant may not be enough to help first-home buyers compete with property investors in the strong Goulburn market. The new budget initiatives exempt first home buyers from stamp duty. As well buyers may qualify for $10,000 for a new home. While Goulburn offers first home buyers a good […]

Canberra Brewers prize winning beer ‘WestBelconnen8’ now on tap at Wig and Pen Brewery

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you’ve met any of the professional and amateur brewers at Canberra Brewers you may have heard about their regular competitions and quest for the Canberra brewing holy grail – being awarded Best Beer of Show at the ACT Championships. One of the reasons it is such a highly sought after prize is that the […]

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