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‘You Are Here’ festival – Faux Faux Amis

4 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

#Who  Faux Faux Amis #What  Garage Punk Rock #Where  Open Air Stage – Ainslie Place (off Garema Pl) #When You Are Here Festival 14/03/14 #So  Find them at venues like The Phoenix   Nothing fake about these friends  Words by Steve Boardman. Tonight I venture in to the CBD to check out the painfully hipster ‘You Are Here’ festival. I actually like [...]

Bike Searching

4 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hiya. I am looking to get into cycling (the non lycra type!). I am overweight and havent ridden in a hundred years. Does anyone know what a good bike would be for the likes of me? I have researched and it seems that 36> spokes is the go as well as a damn comfortable seat!! [...]

Thanks ACTEW energy saving person!

4 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Really, thankyou. I love saving energy. These new bulbs are saving lots of energy! On the flip side, I CAN’T SEE ANYTHING. WHAT THE HELL IS THE POINT OF A LIGHTBULB IF IT DOESN’T LIGHT ANYTHING? Does anybody know where I can obtain some lightbulbs that actually work? It seems all the shops only have these new fangled [...]

Halal certified – is it out of control and being forced onto our kids

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

So I find out by accident that Melrose High School is pushing Halal onto the students there.  Cooking a traditional Aussie breakfast but no bacon because that’s not allowed in the school kitchens, traditional Aussie breakfast is bacon and eggs so WTF is going on, and than the camp only has Halal certified foods.  So [...]

Invisalign recommendations

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all, I did have braces in high school however as I didnt wear my retainer properly my teeth, in particular the bottom row have moved significantly. I was just wondering if anyone could give me recommendations of any dentists who provide the Invisalign service as I’d really prefer not to be a metal month again [...]

Canberra’s anti-gay psychologist in the news again

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

After gaining media prominence by uttering his misogynist homophobic views and implying they were backed by psychological science, the Psychological Board placed restrictions on Philip Pocock’s practice. He is now apparently appealing...Show More Summary

Reporting Suspected Corruption/Fraud in the ACT Government

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

In  a previous post, I have questioned why there is not the equivalent of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) that exists in NSW, does not have a similar agency in the ACT for those who wish to report  suspected corruption or fraud committed by or against the ACT Government. Given the recent allegations made against [...]

Post Election Analysis: Coalition Govt to destroy Communist Canberra

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Unless the South Australian Labor Party can conjure a minority government from the ashes of last night’s state elections, the ACT will be the only Labor government left in the country. Will this go unnoticed in Cabinet (or more specifically, the powerful Expenditure Review Committee who run the country)? Will the likes of Abbott, Hockey, Truss, [...]

Australian Education Union you gotta be kidding?

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This year I am starting my diploma in Education at UC and recently saw a presentation from some union advocates about, unions, the high level of union representation among teachers, blah blah blah. During the Q&A we discovered that school Principals and Deputy Principals can be full union members of the AEU. To me this is [...]

Belconnen Community Council Public Meeting: Does every suburb need a local centre? Why/why not?

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 18 March, 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] This months public meeting will be in the form of a community discussion about the future of local centres. Belconnen is unique amongst the Canberra town districts in having so many local centres in a state of decline. Three no longer exist and six have lost their supermarket. Come along and tell us what [...]

Seeing back to the Big Bang: the SKA telescope’s unlimited potential

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt, Professor Brian Boyle and Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith, with forum host ABC 666 presenter Genevieve Jacobs, will tackle one of the most exciting science and technology projects of this century, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope. Based in remote Western Australia and South Africa the SKA will be the largest and most [...]

PHOTOWALK Canberra on March 30 at 3pm

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 30 March, 2014; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] The next Photowalk Canberra is on March 30th between 3-5pm. We will be meeting in the carpark of the National Museum and walking around the exterior of the peninsula but also taking in the sculptural delights of the National Museum building itself. #photowalkCanberra is the hashtag to follow on twitter for any updates, especially if [...]

Where can one safely park a bike in civic?

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

So I was thinking about riding my bike into the city when I go out for an evening, but I know that leaving it locked up in an open bike rack is has reasonable chance of it being vandalized or stolen. Are there any safe spots to lock a bike in the city at night? [...]

Do we really want more ACT politicians?

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

You’ll probably have heard about the idea to increase the size of the ACT Assembly from 17 to 25 MLAs (in five electorates), with an outside chance of 35 MLAs (from seven electorates) somewhere in the distant future. There’s also a proposal to increase all their salaries now. The snouts are well and truly in the [...]

Sutton Country Fair and Ute Muster

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 15 March, 2014; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] The Sutton Country Fair and Ute Muster is on Saturday 15th March at Sutton Primary School, Bywong St, Sutton - just ten minutes from Canberra. It is a community day of fun for all with entertainment, music, games, rides, raffles and prizes, plus the popular Ute Muster. Check out the Utes competing for prizes in various categories [...]

Roofing repair recommendations

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all Just looking to get a bit of repair done for our roof which is in pretty bad shape. I’m looking for recommendations on some of the solid companies who have been around for a while to rebed and repoint heaps of places. Any recommendations (or at least who to avoid)? ReACT seems to be a [...]

Food treats delivery to TCH?

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I have a friend who is in TCH for a couple of weeks and I’d like to send him some yummy home baked type treats as a cheer-you-up. I’m on the coast so need somewhere that delivers. Does such a place exist?

Young guitar busker

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Would anybody know the name or contact for the young kid (about 10 y.o.) that occasionally busks with his electric guitar outside the Canberra Centre. His dad is usually there with him somewhere. thx

Have learners gone feral? Accessing and accrediting learning at the edges of educational space

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Learners have been teaching themselves for many centuries. However in our highly connected time learning practices have truly gone feral. Twitter drips out 140 character learning bites around the clock. Google Scholar gives you, on demand, as many resources as you need. Scoop.It lets you connect with experts in your field who are curating the [...]

Emergency after hours dentist

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A family member visiting Canberra at the moment has developed an infection following wisdom teeth extraction a couple of weeks ago. Where can you find an after hours dentist?

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