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The Best Divorce Lawyers in Canberra

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This has been updated for August 2017 Going through a divorce can be an emotionally and financially draining experience – support from your legal team is essential. An unskilled divorce lawyer may end up costing you more because they may end up dragging out the process much longer than it would have taken with an experienced […]

Knife-wielding offender robs Woolworths Erindale

15 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Police are seeking witnesses after the Woolworths Erindale store was robbed at knifepoint last night. At about 9:15 pm a male offender entered the Erindale Shopping Centre and approached the front counter of Woolworths holding a knife, demanding money from a staff member. He entered the counter area and removed a till containing a sum of cash. […]

Three witty women add their spice to Canberra Writers Festival

17 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Funny, irreverent and tackling some of the more difficult questions in life, the Canberra Writers Festival is hosting three extraordinary women who are great storytellers and write/speak in a manner that keeps us riveted from beginning to end. I was fortunate enough to have interviewed Kathy Lette, Nikki Gemmell and Jean Kittson recently, and was […]

Is Canberra’s Bar Rochford Australia’s best bar?

17 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Since its first night of service some 18 months or so ago, a general hunch has been building quietly and steadily amongst those in the know that Bar Rochford is not just Canberra’s best bar, but possibly the best in Australia. Maybe it was the excellent list of classic cocktails or kick arse wine list […]

Can I share that?

17 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

On Wednesday 16 August, important new laws were passed in the ACT Legislative Assembly that make it clear that it is a crime to share intimate images of a person without their consent. The Bill was tabled by Jeremy Hanson, and passed with tripartisan support. Sharing photos with a boyfriend/girlfriend is a common practice in modern […]

Entrepreneur with a passion to help feed fussy infants named Canberra’s 2017 Young Businesswoman

18 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A young entrepreneur who wanted to help parents overcome the problems of feeding fussy infants has been named Canberra Young Businesswoman of the Year. Alix O’Hara recently launched a revolutionary new product named Mashblox® which consists of silicon cubes that can hold food and be played with like building blocks. It combines young children’s tendency […]

Deciphering housing affordability for better policies

18 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Housing affordability debates in Australia tend to revolve around topics such as “exuberant and ever growing property prices” and the need to bring prices down by “putting curbs on foreigners and greedy investors” and “building more and cheaper houses”. However, these are neither the real issues nor the correct solutions to address the problem. The […]

Hospital EDs make heavy weather of late spike in flu cases

18 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A late intense flu season is flooring the ACT’s hospital Emergency Departments and health officials are urging people to use alternative services unless they need urgent medical attention. Clinical Director of the Canberra Hospital ED Dr Greg Hollis said both EDs were under intense pressure with more than 1,800 presentations to the Canberra Hospital ED and […]

Ask RiotACT: Where in Canberra can I buy pork rib tips?

18 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hello, I am a huge fan of pork rib tips and the cartilage in them. None of the major supermarkets seem to have these. I’ve been going to Sydney and buying them in bulk from a small Asian butchers store but it’s not worth the drive all the time. Does anyone have any advice regarding […]

A Short Fast & Funny showcase of Canberra’s awesome comedy talent

What is Short, Fast and Funny? On Thursday 31 August Comedy ACT is teaming up CIT Media & Music to present Short Fast & Funny – a showcase of local comedy at the Music Industry Centre Venue at Woden CIT. The event features the majority of local Canberra comedians (around 25-30 of them) performing 3-minute […]

Canberra joins forces with SA to reach new frontiers in space industry

Canberra is joining forces with South Australia to play a leading role in developing the space industry in Australia. The ACT and South Australian Governments today signed a new Memorandum of Understanding at Mount Stromlo which commits the governments to working together and using their complementary strengths in the space sector. ACT Chief Minister Andrew […]

Canberra a step closer to Reconciliation Day public holiday

Last week I introduced a bill in the Legislative Assembly to establish the Reconciliation Day public holiday. If passed, this will be the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander focused public holiday in Australia. The Reconciliation Day public holiday will be an opportunity for the Canberra community to come together in the spirit of reconciliation […]

Bucking the trends in business – Roger Smith

Not being much of a tech head, but knowing I had to learn a lot more about Cyber Security after I had been hacked, I made the decision to attend a course entitled: “Business Security Intensive”. This was a half-day course where I would learn about the ‘bad guys’ – what they do and how […]

Head of State – who needs one?

So the argument at the last referendum around having a republic foundered on how we choose our Head of State. At the present time our Head of State is the Queen of Australia. She is not elected by anyone, let alone Australians, she can’t vote because she is not actually a citizen, and she doesn’t live […]

Northbourne Plaza, Alinga St light rail stop designs go to NCA

Plans to transform the area in between the Sydney and Melbourne buildings on Northbourne Avenue into a plaza have gone to the National Capital Authority for approval and public comment. The ACT Government has also submitted the design of the Alinga Street light rail stop to the NCA. The design of the light-rail driven Northbourne […]

Faces of Canberra: Ann-Marie Pesticcio

2 days 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. Canberra, (and Australia) Ann-Marie Pesticcio wants to know why at the age of 46 you get to decide any details on her private and personal relationships? Ann-Marie is a passionate advocate for change not just […]

New powers to target bikie violence but Libs urge anti-consorting laws

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A new offence for drive-by shootings, wider crime scene powers and firearm bans are part of a planned Government crackdown on violence linked to outlaw motorcycle gangs in the ACT. The Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Mick...Show More Summary

Ask RiotACT: Mexican grocers in Canberra?

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. Are there any Mexican grocers in Canberra (preferably Northside)? Thanks.

ACT Police seek help finding missing 13-year-old

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing 13-year-old, Jack Hambilton, who was last seen at about 8 am on Friday (18 August) in Holt. Police have since received reports that Jack was sighted on Saturday morning in Oaks Estate. Jack, Caucasian in appearance, is described as being about 155cm (5’1”) tall, of […]

Federal government surplus assets: where do they all go?

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Essentially a big business in its own right, the Federal Government acquires thousands of assets every year to support the operations of its various departments. From office furniture and IT equipment to forklifts and cars; there’s a constant stream of moving parts required to enable the APS to do their work. But where do all […]

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