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Yes it’s Father’s Day next Sunday

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Spring has sprung, birds are chirping. Days are warmer, skies bluer, and soon winter will have washed away. And what better way to celebrate then by giving Dad happy socks and a Bunning’s gift card to show him how much you love him. Haven’t spoken to Dad much lately? Then perhaps a scratchy to sweeten the [...]

Search warrants reveal drugs, weapon and steroids

2 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives executed search warrants on a vehicle and residence as part of Taskforce Nemesis targeting the criminal activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs). The first search warrant executed on a residence in Casey resulted in an amount of anabolic steroids being located and seized. The second search warrant on a vehicle located a [...]

Seven aggravated robberies linked to one offender

2 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations Detectives believe seven aggravated robberies which were committed this year are linked. Police believe one man is responsible for the armed robberies of five small businesses across Canberra, and two in Queanbeyan, since April, based on descriptions provided by witnesses and modus operandi. About 6.45pm on Sunday 13 April a man entered the [...]

CRDL’s Third double header – 20 September

3 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The CRDL home season is rolling on with unstoppable force, with the third double header of the season, and the last before the final, set to take place on the 20th of September. This home season is continuing to prove that in derby, anything can happen, with a complete reversal of last season’s standings. Last [...]

Road Rage in Canberra – Just CALM DOWN!!

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’ve done a lot of stupid things in cars and on motorbikes in my life. I’ve driven drunk on numerous occasions; I’ve pushed a car past 200 KMs per hour; and once, I attempted to jump over a small dam on my little XR 75… I didn’t… quite… make it. However, I’ve never had an [...]

Cub Calloway, The Feldons & the Crossbones @ Smiths

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 12 September 2014; 8:00 pm; ] A night of rock and roll for you at Smiths Alternative. Cub Calloway (ex Saints), modrockers the Feldons and rockabilly kings the Crossbones are teaming up to give you a night of solid, joyous, old school rock and roll. See you there... When: Friday 12 September Time: 8.00pm Where: Smiths Alternative, 76 Alinga street Tickets $10 at the door.

Would you buy a non-fluffy house in a fluffy area?

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We are looking to buy property in the Woden area and have seen a couple of suitable ones in Garran and Curtin. Been doing some research on Mr Fluffy and I see Curtin is a Mr Fluffy “hotspot”. All the houses we are looking at are non-fluffy but I’m curious to get opinions: Would you buy a house [...]

July 2014 – ACT & Queanbeyan Monthly Property Market Wrap

5 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The weekly Allhomes ACT & Queanbeyan Property Market Wrap has been well-received by Rioters and we’re pleased to now offer a more in-depth analysis of the current property market for the Canberra and Queanbeyan regions. These detailed reports will be posted monthly so keep an eye out for the August 2014 Property Market Wrap coming soon [...]

Young, vulnerable and homeless in Canberra – how YouthCARE is helping

23 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

He’s been in trouble with the law. Minor stuff, but his family don’t want to help and don’t want him around. He was 15, with an alcohol problem. YouthCARE Canberra (formerly Open Family ACT) found him and offered him a hand. Today, he’s an apprentice with a part-time job. And he doesn’t need to drink [...]

Cubby houses set to rock Floriade

23 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Independent Property Group Foundation will be the second charity partner for Floriade 2014. The Foundation joins animal welfare organisation RSPCA ACT, which was announced as a charity partner last month. Both charities will enhance Floriade’s festival atmosphere with a range of experiences and events designed to raise awareness of their important causes. In an exciting [...]

Male cyclist treated for injuries

23 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Firefighters from ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are currently on scene at Barry Drive and Clunies Ross Street, Acton following a bicycle collision. ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are treating the male cyclist, aged in his 50?s, for a head injury and a chest injury. The male patient will [...]

Recall of Infinity electrical cables

Canberrans who had electrical work done in their homes between 2010 and 2013 should heed safety messages following a recall by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission of electrical cable known as ‘Infinity’ cable, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said today. “The cable was sold in the ACT between 2011 and 2013, however it may have been available [...]

Moves and Appointments

There have been a few interesting moves and appointments around the Capital this week. Tony Henshaw was appointed transitional Executive Chair of the new group that will be formed following the merger of The Chamber of Commerce and Canberra Business Council. Chris Faulks, formerly CEO of the Canberra Business Council, will be the new organisations transitional [...]

Zombies, Cryptographers, Skywhale…what’s your favourite?

Hi All As per my previous posts on RiotAct, I run a little website called Capital Yarns. I invite social media users to nominate three items, and I then write a bespoke short story featuring all three, set in Canberra. The idea began when I created bedtime stories for my two daughters based on three items [...]

Asbestos Remediation at the Canberra Brickworks

The YRA looks forward to the ACT government’s Information Session on Remediation of the Canberra Brickworks to be held at the Albert Hall from 7pm to 8pm on September 3, 2014 (Wednesday): We...Show More Summary

What’s the future for small businesses in Canberra?

As Federal Government Department’s continue to slash away at their APS number though voluntary and involuntary redundancies, the future of the economy of Canberra is looking unstable, particularly in the arena of small business. Over the past 5 years there’s been a noticeable difference in the way locals are embracing and investing in small local businesses. [...]

Ladies, come and try dragon boating

[ 6 September 2014; 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. 11 October 2014; 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. ] Come and try the fast-growing sport of dragon boating! Females from teenagers to over fifties are invited to join Diamond Phoenix for a fun paddle on Lake Burley Griffin. Show More Summary

Tuggeranong Community Council AGM 2 September 2014

Hi, Just a short note to let you know the Tuggeranong Community Council will be holding its AGM on Tuesday 2 September. TCC President, Eric Traise is back in the chair after an extended break to due illness and has announced he will be seeking a second term as our President. He will be joined by [...]

The Wharf Revue is back and OPEN FOR BUSINESS

[ 30 September 2014; 8:00 pm; 1 October 2014; 8:00 pm; 2 October 2014; 8:00 pm; 3 October 2014; 8:00 pm; 4 October 2014; 2:00 pm; 8:00 pm; ] Everyone's favourite lampoonists return for another annual instalment of The Wharf Revue packed full of their trademark irreverent, anarchic political satire. Show More Summary

The State of Fear

I read a book recently by Michael Crichton called the State of Fear in which the theory of that state of fear was described. It is the notion that a government (or ruling body/dictator) keeps the community under control by creating a monster that only they can protect against. The Australian example in the [...]

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