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Canberra FC fall to narrow Wanderers defeat

6 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A single goal to Western Sydney Wanderers’ Jaushua Sotirio condemned Canberra FC to a 1-0 defeat in the glamour friendly at Deakin Stadium but the home team can be incredibly proud of a performance that pushed the professionals all the way. Indeed, had Josip Jadric aimed a fraction lower when returning a half clearance from [...]

Canberra to host the final of the T20 Big Bash League

6 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The final of the 2014-15 T20 Big Bash League will be coming to Canberra on 28 January 2015. The match will be played at Manuka Oval. Cricket Australia’s Executive General Manager of Operations Mike McKenna said: “We have looked at a number of options for hosting the final of the Big Bash League, given the unique [...]

ACT Government releases Community Engagement Strategy on Climate Change

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government’s Community Engagement Strategy on Climate Change, released today by Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, builds on the large amount of work already being done in the territory to tackle the causes and effects of climate change. “Climate projections for the ACT indicate warmer and drier conditions with more frequent drought and bushfires. [...]

Rally for Gaza – Saturday 2nd August

9 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A public protest in solidarity with Palestine has been organised for this Saturday, August 2, at 1pm in Petrie Plaza, Canberra. Over 1000 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli military in the Gaza strip, with over 80 percent of the dead babies and children. The Israeli Defence Forces have not discriminated in bombing hospitals, UN-run [...]

Online form speeds up registration process for working with vulnerable people checks

9 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A new online form will help speed up the application process for Working with Vulnerable People registrations, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, announced today. More than 55,000 WWVP applications have been received by the ACT OfficeShow More Summary

Why diet food won’t do

10 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Diets don’t work. We’ve heard that before, often from someone trying to flog a new healthy eating regime (ie a diet). But I recently read a startling article in the Australian Women’s Weekly (almost as startling as the fact that I’m now old enough to be reading said magazine) that concluded that some diet food [...]

Mulch fire at Oaks Estate

10 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Fire & Rescue is currently working to extinguish a mulch fire near Mountain Road and Nimrod Road, Oaks Estate. No structures are at risk and the size of the mulch fire is approximately 20 metres x 20 metres. Firefighters are using Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) tankers to extinguish the much fire as well as earthmoving [...]

Sex, Politics and Liberty

10 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Sometimes, late at night, I wake beside the love of my life and sneak quietly out of bed for a secret liaison. I close the hallway doors, rekindle the fire, and pour myself a large glass of… anything alcoholic. I sit in the dim light, with my dog Bruce by my feet, and let my [...]

Bartleby – The Street Theatre (Review)

11 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Bartleby, Julian Hobba’s modern-day adaptation of the parable by Herman Melville, recreates the malaise of the office and shows us the disintegration of a man no longer able to cope with working life.  If to work is to live, perhaps he’d just prefer not… Hobba does an excellent job of adapting the story to a modern [...]

Political Parties

11 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I read many stories and opinions from people in the general public about the insidiousness of factions within political parties. Usually they are from people who are not and have never been a member of a political party and thus are commenting from a position of ignorance or gullibility by believing everything they read [...]

Random Acts of Kindness

I would like to publicly acknowledge two random acts of kindness I experienced this afternoon. I am pretty incapacitated at the moment regarding my mobility. After hiring a wheelchair at Westfield Belconnen late this afternoon, I realised my purse was not in my pocket. I returned to the concierge to see if I dropped it while [...]

Witnesses sought; Rivett aggravated robbery

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Rivett this morning (Wednesday July 30). About 7.45am, a man entered the Rivett Newsagency holding a large kitchen knife and demanded cash from the shop attendant. The staff member complied and handed the offender a sum of cash. The offender is described as being a male, 5’11” [...]

Non suspicious house fire reveals cannabis cultivation

ACT Policing seized 32 cannabis plants yesterday (Tuesday, July 29) from a house in Ainslie after emergency services responded to reports of a fire at the location. About 7am yesterday, police attended and entered the unoccupied house. Officers located a room within the house which contained 32 cannabis plants and hydroponic equipment. The plants were seized [...]

Going for a world record with Christmas light display

Who says it’s too early for talk of Christmas? This Christmas, Canberra’s City centre will transform into a wonderful festival of lights as the Richards family bring their world record breaking Christmas light display to the CBD. In 2013, SIDS and Kids ACT Christmas Lights display made headlines around the world when the Richards family decorated their [...]

Seeking a good reasonably priced range-hood installer

I need someone who can remove a gas oven and replace it with an electric oven. I would also like to install a range-hood (where there hasn’t been one before – it will also need ducting through the roof).  Does anyone have any good experiences preferably on the south side of town?

Canberrans urged to help end racism

Canberrans are being urged to join an Australia-wide public awareness campaign that aims to put an end to racism. Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Joy Burch, and Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today joined forces with local sporting stars, members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and multicultural leaders at the ACT Legislative Assembly to affirm the [...]

Witnesses sought to assault in Civic

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault which occurred in Civic on Saturday morning (July 26). About 6am police were called to East Row after receiving a report of an assault. A person of interest has been identified in relation to this matter. A number of witnesses were in the vicinity and may be able to [...]

Bindi Irwin brings her Passion to Floriade

World-renowned Wildlife Warrior Bindi Irwin is set to bring her bubbly personality to Floriade for the first time this October as part of Family Fun week. Bindi, who celebrated her 16th birthday last week, will present six workshops in Floriade’s Inspiration Hub on the October long weekend (Saturday 4 October – Sunday 5 October). Bindi’s infinite enthusiasm [...]

ACTTAB to be sold to Tabcorp

The ACTTAB shareholders have announced today that following a competitive tender process Tabcorp has been chosen as the successful purchaser of ACTTAB. The sale of ACTTAB and associated issue of licences has achieved a sale price of $105.5 million. Tabcorp has an extensive history operating as a successful wagering operator. Tabcorp operates totalisator and fixed odds [...]

Operation Azine leads to arrests and cleared warrants

ACT Policing and the New South Wales Police Force are currently executing Operation Azine, aimed at reducing the number of outstanding arrest warrants across the ACT and surrounding New South Wales region. Operation Azine began on 19 May 2014, targeting those people with outstanding arrests warrants for a range of offences including theft, driving while disqualified, [...]

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