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Canberra residents set to have their say on budget spending priorities

32 minutes agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra residents look set to have their say in the ACT budgeting process – including setting spending priorities – following the passing of a motion in the Legislative Assembly this morning. Greens MLA Caroline Le Couteur this morning received support for her motion calling on the Government to commit to a participatory budgeting pilot for […]

Movie: Lady Macbeth

  I saw this ages ago, and didn’t get round to posting this short review. Its probably out on DVD by now. It’s not Lady Macbeth in the Shakespearean vein, but instead the film is based on the novella and … Continue reading ?

The RiotACT Gig Guide (23 – 29 August)

3 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Here it is! The RiotACT Gig Guide for the 23rd to the 29th of August! Featured in this photo this week is indie pop maestros The Postmasters, who are playing twice at the Basement this weekend; on Friday with Greg’s Intervention and Rumblr, and on Saturday with Napoleonic, Betty Alto and Bleach It Clean. Find […]

Light rail consultation backs Parkes, Barton route for Woden stage

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The next stage of light rail should take in City West and pass through Parkes and Barton on its way to Woden, according to the results of the community consultation process conducted between 1 May and 11 June. The consultation report said that there was strong support for this route so that Light Rail Stage […]

Ask RiotACT: orange bicycles?

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. In recent days, a few orange bicycles have popped up chained to traffic signs in the Tuggeranong area (Parkway, Kambah and Athllon Drive, Greenway). Any idea of their purpose/origin?

Public tip-off leads to two stolen vehicles and three arrests

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A tip-off from the public helped police locate two stolen motor vehicles at Pine Island in Greenway yesterday morning. ACT Policing reports that a man and two women were apprehended and charged with a range of offences. “A 28-year-old Belconnen man and a 20-year-old Page woman will face ACT Magistrates Court today (Wednesday 23 August […]

Dangerous dog still on loose after vicious attack

5 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

(Warning some people may find the image below distressing). A Gordon family is warning the community about a dangerous dog still on the loose after it viciously attacked their teenage son in a suburban park on Sunday. The 15-year-old boy’s mother said her son was walking with a friend through the small park off  Woodcock […]

Forum for ACT women on insecure employment

6 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Women’s Centre for Health Matters are holding a forum for women in insecure work in the ACT on 31 August 2017 from 12pm til 2pm at the Theo Notaras Centre in the city. The Women’s Centre wants to hear from women who are: Working casual or on contract Are underemployed – not getting as many […]

Public and private sector leaders face ‘wicked’ problems

6 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

From management roles in the public service to CEOs and entrepreneurs, today’s leaders are dealing with ever-more complicated work environments than their predecessors. Rapid changes in technology, a need to cater to the changing aspirations of new generations, a workforce empowered to change jobs in a heartbeat, and requirements for diversity and inclusion are just […]

Treats from the Capital Region Farmers Market

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There are many reasons why people trek out to the Canberra Regional Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. The obvious is the fruit and veg. Gauging by how busy the coffee stalls are it seems many make it a social occasion. While fresh fruit and veg is always on my list, my equal priority is to get hold […]

Three Canberra start-ups set to take flight at business launch event

9 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Three Canberra start-ups will be the focus this week of an event designed to shine a light on new ACT businesses. Gillespie Group, one of Canberra’s most established small businesses, together with Danielle Cleary Events, one of Canberra’s newest small businesses and recently announced as a finalist in the Canberra Women in Business Awards – Best […]

The Best Divorce Lawyers in Canberra

19 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This has been updated for August 2017 Going through a divorce can be an emotionally and financially draining experience – support from your legal team is essential. An unskilled divorce lawyer may end up costing you more because they may end up dragging out the process much longer than it would have taken with an experienced […]

Knife-wielding offender robs Woolworths Erindale

Police are seeking witnesses after the Woolworths Erindale store was robbed at knifepoint last night. At about 9:15 pm a male offender entered the Erindale Shopping Centre and approached the front counter of Woolworths holding a knife, demanding money from a staff member. He entered the counter area and removed a till containing a sum of cash. […]

Three witty women add their spice to Canberra Writers Festival

Funny, irreverent and tackling some of the more difficult questions in life, the Canberra Writers Festival is hosting three extraordinary women who are great storytellers and write/speak in a manner that keeps us riveted from beginning to end. I was fortunate enough to have interviewed Kathy Lette, Nikki Gemmell and Jean Kittson recently, and was […]

Is Canberra’s Bar Rochford Australia’s best bar?

Since its first night of service some 18 months or so ago, a general hunch has been building quietly and steadily amongst those in the know that Bar Rochford is not just Canberra’s best bar, but possibly the best in Australia. Maybe it was the excellent list of classic cocktails or kick arse wine list […]

Can I share that?

On Wednesday 16 August, important new laws were passed in the ACT Legislative Assembly that make it clear that it is a crime to share intimate images of a person without their consent. The Bill was tabled by Jeremy Hanson, and passed with tripartisan support. Sharing photos with a boyfriend/girlfriend is a common practice in modern […]

Entrepreneur with a passion to help feed fussy infants named Canberra’s 2017 Young Businesswoman

A young entrepreneur who wanted to help parents overcome the problems of feeding fussy infants has been named Canberra Young Businesswoman of the Year. Alix O’Hara recently launched a revolutionary new product named Mashblox® which consists of silicon cubes that can hold food and be played with like building blocks. It combines young children’s tendency […]

Deciphering housing affordability for better policies

Housing affordability debates in Australia tend to revolve around topics such as “exuberant and ever growing property prices” and the need to bring prices down by “putting curbs on foreigners and greedy investors” and “building more and cheaper houses”. However, these are neither the real issues nor the correct solutions to address the problem. The […]

Hospital EDs make heavy weather of late spike in flu cases

A late intense flu season is flooring the ACT’s hospital Emergency Departments and health officials are urging people to use alternative services unless they need urgent medical attention. Clinical Director of the Canberra Hospital ED Dr Greg Hollis said both EDs were under intense pressure with more than 1,800 presentations to the Canberra Hospital ED and […]

Ask RiotACT: Where in Canberra can I buy pork rib tips?

Hello, I am a huge fan of pork rib tips and the cartilage in them. None of the major supermarkets seem to have these. I’ve been going to Sydney and buying them in bulk from a small Asian butchers store but it’s not worth the drive all the time. Does anyone have any advice regarding […]

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