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Ask RiotACT: solicitor recommendation (winding up family trust)

Hi all, I’m looking for a solicitor who is able to do the work involved in the winding up of a family trust. Does anyone know of one who is reliable and doesn’t charge the earth? Thanks in advance, Peter

Planning an Elopement: making the decision

On top of my already busy schedule – full time pencil pusher, part time writer for the RiotACT and new business owner — I am also currently organising my wedding for June this year. I know what you are thinking, and yes, quite often I also find myself thinking how insane I am for trying to squeeze so [...]

Ask RiotACT: Road rules & riding to school

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Children who walk or ride to school should know the road rules that apply when they cross a road. They should also know to what extent they can trust drivers to act according to those road rules. Picture the following situation: a child is riding to school along a footpath, and continues straight ahead to cross [...]


2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 19 February 2016; ] The Canberra Music Scene and the CMC present DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE NIGHT Polish White Eagle Club Friday 19 February $10 door (proceeds donated to the Cancer Council) or online: Featuring:...Show More Summary

Garage Sales on this weekend (5-7 February 2016)

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 25 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website. 104 Outtrim Avenue, Calwell This weekend: Fri evening 5-9pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 9am-1pm This is a unique sale that doesn’t cross our site often – the host [...]

Uniforms a smart move for our schoolchildren

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The audible collective sigh has drifted away upon summer’s hot winds as parents return to the normality of having their children back at school. Certainly the bank account is lighter because each new school year brings a plethora of new items to be purchased for the ensuing twelve months curriculum, with little or no opportunity to [...]

Quitting the public service to travel

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

2015 was my year of travel. I packed up my house, rented out my room, packed my bags and headed off on a three month round the world trip starting in San Francisco and ending in Athens. That trip had actually begun as only a three-week trip but travel research led to more and more places I [...]

Ask RiotACT: Managing your own property

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hello Rioters, In short, I’m sick of a real estate agent managing my property. Each month I pay them to do practically nothing except take the tenants money, take their cut and other expenses and put the little money remaining in my account. I had to move in with my carer as I am too unwell to take [...]

Teen to face court over hoax call to school in Calwell

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A teenager will face the ACT Children’s Court following a threatening phone call made to Calwell High School yesterday. Around 1pm yesterday, a staff member at Calwell High School received a threatening phone call which led to the school’s evacuation as a precaution whilst the veracity of the threat was investigated. As a result of police investigations, [...]

Needed: stem cell transplant for true Canberran

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Donna Faull is a true Canberran. Her grandparents were original residents of the Causeway and then Ainslie, her father was involved in building the Commonwealth Bridge whilst her mother worked at the old Canberra Hospital where Donna was born in 1968. Her school days were spent firstly at North Ainslie Primary school then Campbell and [...]

Politics in the Pub: Sam Dastyari

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 3 February 2016 at 7:00 pm; ] The Australia Institute are excited to announce that Senator Sam Dastyari will be kicking off our Politics in the Pub 2016 series, 7pm Wednesday 3rd February. A Labor senator from New South Wales, Senator...Show More Summary

Six things to do in Canberra this weekend (05, 06 and 07 February 2016)

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With summer rapidly disappearing, it’s best to take the opportunity to be outdoors in the warm sun while you have the chance. This weekend, we recommend the Summerside Festival, presented by The Poachers Way, with it’s Wine and Literary Dinner at Muse in East Hotel; enjoy a movie with family and friends on the lawns [...]

‘Legal rape’ advocate targets Canberra

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Pick-up artist and misogynist Daryush Valizadeh, founder of the organisation/publication Return of Kings has announced a trip to Australia to stage ‘tribal meetings’ in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane, with Canberra his first stop. Top...Show More Summary

Ask RiotACT: relationship counsellor/psychologist recommendations

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all. I’m wondering if anyone has some positive results from a relationship psychologist or counsellor in Canberra? My partner and I are trying to work through some infidelity and trust issues, but I don’t know which would be the best option to turn to. I would also rather see someone sooner rather than later. I appreciate [...]

The Follies of Brand Canberra

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It was at a recent National Gallery opening that the ACT Chief Minister used the term for Canberra as being the coolest little capital in the world. His subsequent use of this terminology has been reported several times by others and it appears on his own web page for urban renewal. (That page also emphasizes [...]

Cheap Eats – Jewel of India (Manuka)

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Keeping up with my quest to find Cheap Eats locations outside of Civic, I had heard about the lunch special at Jewel of India in Manuka and was keen to try it out. Indian for a Friday treat on a rainy day sounds good to me! Jewel of India are located upstairs in the Manuka Court [...]

Body found in water near Kiama

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A report will be prepared for the coroner following the discovery of a man’s body in water near Kiama yesterday afternoon. About 12.30pm yesterday, emergency services were called to Kiama following the discovery of a body in the water, about 1km from the Kiama Lighthouse. On arrival, police found and recovered the body of a man. The man [...]

Man, 23, charged over Gunning, Gundaroo, Murrumbateman break-ins

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 23-year-old man has been charged in Goulburn following investigations into 11 break and enters in Gunning, Gundaroo, Murrumbateman and Jeir in December last year. Between Friday 4 December and Saturday 12 December, police from the Hume Local Area Command received reports of 11 separate break and enters in the four southern tablelands towns. The properties that [...]

Schmidt seeks to reinvigorate School of Music, announces consultation

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The new Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University, Professor Brian Schmidt AC, has announced a comprehensive community consultation on the ANU School of Music to identify options to help build on the school’s long-term future, with the aim of reinvigorating it by 2017. Professor Schmidt said the consultations would involve discussions with a wide range of [...]

Road trip from Canberra: Summer in Thredbo

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

l;dr: Escape the heat by heading to Thredbo for summer. Play tennis or golf, take a ride on a bobsled, swim in the river, hike the national park. While Thredbo is known mainly as a skiing hot spot, my favourite time to go to Thredbo is in summer. It’s warm enough to be outside, but cooler than the [...]

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