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Tigerair $59 CBR-MEL sale from 11am, refund for first 200 booked

9 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Tigerair customers will from 11am today pay just $59 for a one way flight between Canberra and Melbourne during the airline’s opening sale to mark its return to the route on December 8. The first 200 customers to make a booking direct through will receive an automatic refund of the base cost of their […]

No I can’t! The pressure of independent politics

10 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

‘You’ve got no chance.’, is the advice that politics experts gave me when I told them that I wanted to run for the ACT Legislative Assembly. ‘Don’t do it. You’ll look weak.’, is what my campaign manager and friend said when I proposed writing about exactly how it felt to enter politics as an independent. […]

Dealing with residents is not easy, apparently

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Following weeks (or was that months) of questions over land dealings and major developments, and now audits being announced into departmental processes, the Chief Minister has  gone on the front foot and announced an idea to change his government’s methods of consulting on ‘Urban Redevelopment’. It is all about using quotas and not time based methods. (click here) […]

Seven things to do around Canberra this weekend

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

For the last weekend of winter, Canberrans have a range of arts, festivals and expos to choose from. For book lovers, writers, music-goers and brides-to-be, you won’t be lacking in things to admire this weekend. All weekend Canberra Writers Festival When: 11am Fri to 5pm Sun | Where: Various locations across Canberra The inaugural Canberra […]

Ask RiotACT: Recommendations for window replacements

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Rioters. Looking for help and recommendations for window replacements! The Gone Family mansion is in serious need of new windows as the existing aluminium ones are 30+ years old and sick. We are happy to consider double/triple glazed options as well as single glazed replacements. Appreciate any advice from Rioters!

Libs commit to community sector, carers

The Canberra Liberals have made a series of election commitments in the community sector today, including promising $800,000 in funding for the Communities@Work Reach Home Program which provides families in need with crisis accommodation. Show More Summary

Police seek man over taxi theft in Charnwood

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s help to identify the man pictured in relation to the theft and property damage of a taxi in West Belconnen on July 29. About 1am, the male passenger was picked up from an address in Melba. While in the vicinity of the Charnwood shops, he allegedly forced the taxi […]

Fun police cancel Australia Day Live

If the argument about potentially dangerous storms raised by the National Australia Day Council in defence of its axing of the Australia Day Live Concert was applied to every outdoor event organised in Australia, most rugby, league, AFL, soccer and cricket matches scheduled to be played in grounds around Australia every weekend should also be […]

Let’s do this, Canberra

Josh Mulrine’s WhatsApp profile sums the Business Manager of the RiotACT up, really. It reads simply: “Let’s do this ????”, with a rocket emoji punctuating it to give you that sense that things are about to take off. Yes, Josh is the kind of bloke you want around if something needs doing. He’s irrepressible. He’s also entrepreneurial, well-connected […]

Ask RiotACT: Schools with strong inclusion/disability experience

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all, We are considering a move from Sydney to ACT, looking at living on a farm south of Queanbeyan. My main concern are the availability of services and school options for my little man (almost 4) who has a physical disability and requires speech and language therapy (plus OT, Physio etc). Can anyone advise […]

Tuggeranong next up for green bins

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government has made a surprise announcement today that its $1.7 million green bin pilot program for garden waste collection will expand into Tuggeranong before it’s even begun in Weston Creek and Kambah. With more than 5000 Weston Creek and Kambah households having registered since May for the service, which is due to commence […]

Tarnished Olympic dream needs a clean up

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There are another four years before the Tokyo Olympics and our Canberra-based Australian Institute of Sport and other national bodies will have time to analyse our Rio performance and future directions. While they are about it our officials and the scandal-ridden IOC should consider Greece as the permanent location for all Olympics from 2024. Returning […]

Tigerair sets out to win Canberra over

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Will Canberrans forgive Tigerair for the delayed flights and cancellations so many of us experienced when they last flew in and out of the capital? The low-cost carrier is set to return to Canberra five years after it was last here, offering daily discounted flights between Melbourne and the capital from December 9, coinciding with […]

Canberra FM appoints Wagstaff as new GM

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra FM, home of the hit104.7 and mix106.3 radio stations, has a new boss in Craig Wagstaff, a former account manager with the network who will return to replace outgoing general manager Eoghan O’Byrne. Mr O’Byrne has left to take up an appointment as director, marketing and communications at the University of Canberra. Mr Wagstaff […]

Watson tip-off leads to arrest of Hackett man

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 29-year-old Hackett man was due to face court this morning over possession of stolen property and drugs after a tip-off alerted police to a man acting suspiciously, looking into Watson backyards. Police patrolled Watson in response to the tip-off at around 9am yesterday and found a man matching the description provided. The man was […]

Consultation opens on $93.5m waterways project

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Federal Government will contribute “up to $76 million” to a $93.5 million water infrastructure program to reduce the impact of urban run-off and improve downstream water quality and river health in the ACT. ACT Senator Zed Seselja and ACT Environment and Climate Change Minister Simon Corbell announced the joint local and Federal government initiative […]

Free wifi live in Tuggeranong … will you use it?

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With the ACT Government today announcing the expansion of the CBRfree public wifi network into Tuggeranong, we’re wondering how many of you are actually using the service around Canberra, and how successfully. Is the free public wifi network a match for your home/office broadband in terms of upload and download speed? Is it better? Can […]

Vietnam, the war we all forgot

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I am writing this Op on the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.  It is Thursday 18 August 2016.  On this day 50 years ago, a battle in the war in Vietnam was to define and shape many Australians well into the future. I know only too many ex-servicemen who fought in this fruitless […]

Ask RiotACT: Caravan service recommendations

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I have just purchased a 2nd hand caravan and I am looking for recommendations (good or bad) for places in Canberra that do service and modifications.  I’m already aware of Lloyds (Pride) and Jayco Queanbeyan but have found little information on the quality/price of their work.  Any help appreciated. Paul

Gym equipment on auction from $1

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Club Lime Kaleen is closing down, and they have enlisted the team at to auction off their gym equipment. There is no reserve. Everything starts at $1. Up for grabs are treadmills, rowing machines, free weights, cross trainers and more. It’s an opportunity to grab commercial fitness equipment at ridiculous prices, and coming from […]

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