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More speed cameras for the ACT – effective or waste of money?

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government has announced it will expand the territory’s speed camera network from today, with at least 30 new locations for mobile speed vans being trialled by the end of next month, and the vans on duty an extra 120 hours per week. The more the merrier as far as I’m concerned. Anything that slows [...]

Time to learn from planning overreach

9 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two planning announcements have raised a few eyebrows in Canberra in recent days.  The first was that the government had taken back the running of the infamous Westside container precinct. This so called ‘experimental’ development was due to open in time for Floriade in 2014. As of August 2015, it was yet to become fully operational, despite [...]

Man and teen to face court over Scullin burglary

9 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing apprehended a 27-year-old man from Queanbeyan and 14-year old teen from Florey, for burglary on a house in Scullin on Saturday (29 August). About 2pm, the two alleged offenders entered the rear yard of a residence in Ross Smith Crescent and forced entry through a side sliding door. A short time later, the owner came [...]

New Canberra Brickworks plan a win for the community

9 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Yarralumla Residents Association welcomes the government’s scaled down development plans near the Canberra Brickworks and looks forward to further discussion about the details within the new designated boundary. We acknowledge the...Show More Summary

To go or not to go, that is the question

9 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon will today reveal whether he will continue as head of the trade union royal commission after he was embroiled in a conflict of interest scandal. Many would expect I would have little sympathy for Heydon, and that I would take the view that this is a political witch hunt lacking legitimacy. Many would suggest that I would [...]

Best of Canberra taste off – Chinese

10 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It seems RiotACT readers love Chinese food just as much as I do. There were more than 35 different Chinese restaurants that got a mention after this week’s call out for Canberra’s best Chinese food. The list included Dickson Dumpling House, Tak Kee Roast Inn and Jimmy’s Place in Dickson; Bambusa in Manuka; Wild Duck [...]

The Groove Kings at Harmonie German Club

10 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 4 September 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] The gold standard for tough Texas shuffles, Chess-era Chicago blues, and greasy Louisiana-style swamp pop - the Groove Kings grew out of the legendary Blind Freddie and feature some of the fattest toned, dirtiest blues harp and guitar on the Australian blues scene. Put on your high heeled sneakers, wear your wig hat on your head, [...]

RSPCA ACT celebrates 60 years of animal welfare work

11 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The year was 1955. The polio vaccine passed its first large scale test, Elvis Presley made his TV debut, the Vietnam War began and Robert Menzies was Prime Minister. It was also the year that RSPCA ACT was born. Sixty years is a long time to do anything, but what began as 23 dedicated individuals has [...]

Uber is coming to Canberra. Will you use it?

11 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you are a regular taxi user, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Uber, the upstart company that is threatening taxi industries all over the world. Already operating in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, Uber hopes to start operating in Canberra by October, with 1000 people already expressing interest in becoming drivers. Uber works by providing [...]

Bloomin’ great Aranda walk – spring flowers, great views, dog friendly

It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy a pleasant stroll around Aranda with native flora in full bloom. We’ve just researched this easy walk taking just over an hour through Aranda’s pretty parks featuring stunning native flower displays. The walk starts and ends at the old Aranda shops site, now occupied by the dog friendly Two [...]

Weekend cafe hot spot: Trevs @ Dickson

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A group of girlfriends and I try to have monthly dinners. We are so busy with our individual lives that this seems to be the best way for us to catch up – by planning a whole month ahead! We each take turns at organize a dinner and choosing a different venue; depending on the [...]

Have you seen these antique books?

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

On Wednesday 5 August, ACT Policing commenced an investigation into a burglary in Dickson. Amongst stolen items of property, there were three antique books which were located in a safe.The books are very distinctive atlases and they are potentially the last in circulation. The offender may be oblivious to their worth and they may have [...]

A look around Canberra – Dickson

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The suburb of Dickson in Canberra’s north was named after Sir James Dickson, one of the founders of the constitution and premier of Queensland in the late 1800s. Dickson gets the tagline ‘Canberra’s Chinatown’ a fair bit, due to the large number of Asian restaurants and grocery stores on Woolley Street. There’s Dickson Dumpling House, The [...]

Has the tax office gone mad?

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Life was simple once. The tax office sent me a bill in the mail. I then paid the bill. Now the tax office sends an email to MyGov, MyGov sends an email to me. I go to MyGov, log in, read the email and then click to go to the un-navigable tax office site. This is lunacy. I [...]

Lone Wolf Promotions presents Cassidy’s Ceili TONIGHT

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Cassidy Richens has the kind of voice that’ll bring you delicate ballads, rowdy pub songs and all those Irish favourites you didn’t know you knew, delivered by a band with the ease and power that comes from playing together for ten years to audiences across Australia: Sandy Gibbney plays the fiddle Peter Richens plays guitar, banjo and [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (29 and 30 August 2015)

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 29 August 2015 at 7:00 am; 30 August 2015 at 8:00 am; ] Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Harrison, Red Hill, Ngunnawal, Kambah, Wanniassa and Curtin. Happy Friday! Saturday 29 August 12 Cruikshank Street 7am to 4pm Wide range of household items. 20 Derrima Road Queanbeyan 8am to 11am Furniture, puzzles, bric-a-brac. Show More Summary

Has Joe Republic put a banana in Tony’s tailpipe?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There is little doubt our Federal Government is lost somewhere in the wilderness, flitting from issue to issue with what appears to be no real purpose. Or is it? Commentators were left aghast yesterday by what appears to be on the surface yet another own goal – this time by the treasurer. At a time when the government is [...]

Tea with JT – Michelle Walton

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Welcome back to the series where I have the pleasure of interviewing some of Canberra’s most fascinating women. This week I met up with the lovely Michelle Walton at Me & Mrs Jones in Kingston. We talked all things sport and business and here’s what I discovered. Who are you? Michelle Walton What do you do? I am a Director [...]

Marisa Quigley with Ali Penney at the Keller Sessions

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Award winning blues divas Marisa Quigley and Ali Penney are set to take the stage as Ali accompanies Marisa for another fabulous Keller Sessions night. The pair have played together numerous times, including Bruthen Blues, Broadbeach and both of Quigley’s solo album launches in Melbourne. Marisa has been described as “possibly the blackest white woman since [...]

Behind the scenes – Burmese Curry Place

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Burmese Curry Place on City Walk is a bit of a Canberra institution. It always has a line out the door at lunchtime and is easily one of my favourite feeds. I’ve been coming here for years and thought it was finally time to sit down with the owners and find out how Mi-Mee and Nai [...]

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