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ACT U/14 Girls take out National Pool B

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Capital Football’s U/14 Girls side were crowned Pool B Champions at the Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls in Coffs Harbour last week. Having not dropped a point all week throughout their Pool, the side produced a strong draw against Pool A heavyweights NSW Metro to finish off the week. The Capital Football U/15 side […]

Faces of Canberra: Nic Danaher

10 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Each week Rachel Moore is on the hunt to find out what makes Canberra special to all the wonderful folks who live here. Nic Danaher is one of the many incredible members of our community working with some of Canberra’s most vulnerable people every day. When you’re in high school and you start to think about the […]

ACT new car sales rebound in June

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

New motor vehicle sales in the ACT picked up in June, bringing a halt to a decline that had gone against the trend in other parts of the country, according to the latest trend figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The ABS said 1582 new cars were sold in the ACT in June, up […]

Tailored treatments closer for immune diseases, says ANU award winner

13 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Personalised and tailored treatments for autoimmune diseases may be only a matters of years away, according to the ANU’s Professor Carola Vinuesa, whose pioneering work has been honoured with two awards from the National Health and Medical Research Council. Professor Vinuesa, from The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR), was part of a team, that […]

Domestic Violence: It’s everyone’s business and it’s everyone’s problem

13 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Domestic and family violence services are struggling to keep up with demand said Domestic Violence Crisis Service CEO Mirjana Wilson. “We have absolutely, exponentially increased the demand on all of our services in the last couple of years. To the point where it is 60-75 per cent more than it was two and a half […]

Garage sales in Canberra: Pain or profit?

15 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberrans love a good garage sale, and every weekend our back streets are adorned with signs directing us to go this way or that in the hope of snagging a great bargain, or finding something we know has been seriously undervalued. But from the owner’s point of view, is all the trouble really worth it? […]

Parking, traffic concerns dog new Weston service station proposal

Concerns about parking and traffic flows have cast a shadow over the proposed new service station in Weston. Despite playing a key role in lobbying for the badly needed new service station, the Weston Creek Community Council says it is unable to support the current Development Application in its present form. In its submission to […]

Seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (21–23 July)

It definitely looks like a weekend for staying indoors. The Scandinavian Film Festival starts, Australia’s Women’s Volley Ball team is in action at the AIS, the Old Canberra Inn is putting on a mid-winter folk festival this Sunday afternoon, and the National Galley has opened a new exhibition featuring the work of Albert Namatjira. Don’t forget, […]

Curtin Community Bank® celebrates 5 years of giving back to Canberra

Curtin Community Bank® branch of Bendigo Bank has just celebrated their fifth birthday, awarding five $500 grants to local not-for-profit organisations. Chloe Heath, branch manager at Curtin, remembers the day they cut the ribbon and opened the doors back in June 2012. She was working for the regional office in Canberra at the time, and […]

Win a helicopter ride to the Brumbies quarter-final

How would you like to beat the crush at GIO Stadium tomorrow night and arrive in style for the ACT Brumbies’ must-win Super Rugby quarter-final showdown with the Wellington Hurricanes? The Brumbies are partnering with Canberra Helicopters to offer one lucky ticket holder the money-can’t-buy experience of you and a friend being flown to GIO […]

The lifestyle choices that will shape Canberra’s future

South Australia’s recent deal with Elon Musk to build a new energy system for that state made headlines worldwide, while here in the ACT we have a target of 100% renewable energy and zero net emissions by 2050. The ACT now has some of the lowest electricity prices in the nation, with significant investment in […]

A new opportunity to improve housing affordability in Canberra

Finding housing that is affordable is a big issue in Canberra, particularly when you are on a low income. It’s something that is talked about regularly in the media (including on this esteemed news site), within friendship groups, in workplaces and in families. It’s a complex issue that while shared by communities across Australia and […]

Ask RiotACT: Food styling and/or photography classes?

Hello all! I’m keen on doing some food styling and/or photography classes in person rather than online. Does anyone know anyone who does that in Canberra? Thank you!

Major gift of Albert Namatjira paintings celebrated in ‘Painting Country’ at the NGA

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Over the last 30 years, Australian philanthropists Gordon and Marilyn Darling gathered together a stunning collection of watercolours by Western Arrarnta artist Albert Namatjira. Now these works, a major gift generously donated to the NGA, are on display to the public for the very first time. Gordon and Marilyn Darling were entranced by Namatjira’s paintings of […]

The RiotACT Gig Guide (19 – 25 July)

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Welcome all to The RiotACT Gig Guide for the 19th to the 25th of July! Julia Johnson (pictured) – formerly of the Deep Sea Sirens – will be releasing her new single ‘Melissa’ (the 2XX Track of the Week last week) at Smith’s Alternative this Saturday with Bonniesongs and Evan Buckley. Legendary Australian punk band […]

Meet Simba, professional truffle dog

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Meet Simba: he is a handsome 10-year-old chocolate Labrador, a former rescue dog, and now, very happily, a professional truffle dog (PTD). He has a position of responsibility, and every truffle season he works for his living, unearthing thousands of dollars worth of black gold – truffles. But Simba has a weakness; in fact two. He […]

Auction to help heritage rail get back on track, says liquidator

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The auction next month of some of the Canberra Railway Museum’s assets, including 100-year-old carriages, is a key step in getting the beleaguered organisation back on track, according to the liquidator. The museum closed last November with debts of $700,000 after the collapse of its ill-fated freight operation which had been designed to support its […]

ATO targeting individuals’ deductions this tax return season

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Speaking at the Press Club on Wednesday July 6, ATO Commissioner Chris Jordan stated that the ATO will be “lifting their attention, scrutiny and enforcement” in the area of work related deductions when individuals complete their tax returns this year. Drawing comparisons between the estimated tax gap (what the ATO gets compared to what they […]

Observations of the Parliamentary Triangle and the Tent Embassy

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Have you taken a stroll around the Parliamentary Triangle recently? It is worth doing – and do so in the company of a tourist as it makes for some interesting questions and conversations. The NCA (National Capital Authority) is the agency largely responsible for the look of this nationally significant landscape. I must point out […]

The Passing of a Tharwa Icon

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There will never be another Val Jeffery. They just don’t make them like Val anymore. The ‘mayor of Tharwa’ was a straight up and down, tell it like it is, no nonsense country bloke who advocated strongly for his community for decades. I was deeply saddened by his passing today for so many reasons. For […]

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