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Four car smash blocks Tuggeranong Parkway southbound

3 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A four-car accident on the Tuggeranong Parkway on the southbound lanes just before the Hindmarsh Drive turnoff is currently causing major delays for traffic. Traffic is backed up at least 5km. It just took me 20 minutes to travel from the Cotter Road on-ramp to the Hindmarsh Drive exit. Traffic is crawling along at a […]

Auditor-General issues damning report on LDA deals

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Land Development Agency’s processes lacked “transparency, accountability and rigour” in relation to the acquisition of land adjacent to Glebe Park and Mr Spokes Bike Hire and Dobel Boat Hire at Acton, the ACT Auditor-General has found, adding that she is considering undertaking a broader audit of the organisation. Dr Maxine Cooper has today presented […]

Two sides to GST class action against developers

9 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It seems everyone is talking about the GST class action against ACT property developers. The public’s ongoing suspicion of the developers has been fuelled by the suggestion that the industry pocketed large sums of money under the guise of collecting GST. This may not necessarily be the case though, and from a tax and litigation […]

Wine tasting in the heart of the Inner North

9 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

In the heart of Dickson, in the heart of the Tradies club, lies a secret hideaway housing a collection of the best wines in the region. The Canberra Wine House is The Tradies’ newest bar, continuing the club’s 50-year tradition of sourcing and supplying the highest quality wines and produce from Canberra and surrounds. Walking […]

Police make arrest in sex worker assault case

10 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

One man has been arrested and two others summonsed in relation to a police investigation into reports of female sex workers being the victim of violent sexual assaults and robberies. ACT Policing’s Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Team (SACAT) yesterday executed a search warrant resulting in the arrest of a 31-year-old Hawker man. The man […]

Six big Fashfest opener moments (with added video)

10 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Red Corner Boxing Bam! This Canberra-based label is all about ensuring men and women feel comfortable boxing, and the models packed a punch to get that message across, as this archived footage from our Facebook live coverage shows. Red Segment for the Heart Foundation An segment of Fashfest was devoted to red garments for the […]

William Slim Drive duplication leads list of road promises

11 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

William Slim Drive in Belconnen will be the focus of Labor and the Liberals’ election campaign today, with both committing to its duplication during the next Legislative Assembly. As part of an overall $141 million roads package to be announced today, Labor will also match the Liberals’ earlier promise to duplicate Gundaroo Drive from Gungahlin […]

The best bike rides in Canberra

11 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There are generally three reasons for riding a bike: recreation, transport and sport. Mad cyclists like my husband will often use their bikes for all three. But what about us normal human beings? Here are my suggestions for some quintessential Canberra rides for anyone with a bike and the ability to use it. The family ride that […]

FASHFEST Night One highlights

11 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The weather outside was gloomy, but you wouldn’t know it from the buzz at FASHFEST’s opening show last night. Flocks of stylish Canberrans braved the late night pay parking and the puddle-strewn walk from the car to be rewarded with not one, but two amazing fashion shows. Night one included a 6.30pm show with the […]

Ask RiotACT: Tall screening hedge plant

14 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hello! We are looking to screen our neighbor’s two storey house as they can see into our yard and home. The problem is due to the size and location of our block we would need to plant a hedge behind a retaining wall. The garden bed behind is about 2 feet deep by 2 feet […]

Does hypnotherapy really work?

When most of us think of hypnotherapy, we imagine being lulled into a trance: losing control of our body and mind, and being made to do ridiculous things such as bark like a dog, kiss complete strangers or walk like a chicken. But what about clinical hypnotherapy – the type of hypnotherapy you use for […]

8 things to do around Canberra this long weekend (30 September – 3 October)

Keep your fingers crossed for warm weather this Labour Day long weekend. Between Floriade Nightfest, Murrumbateman’s Moving Feast and the Living Green Festival, there are plenty of springtime activities to keep you busy. Less keen on the great outdoors? Buy a ticket to Fashfest, or ask your election candidates the tricky questions at Polit Bar on Friday […]

Police call for assistance to find missing woman

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in its search for missing 50-year-old woman Lisa Webster. Ms Webster was last seen on Monday morning in the Uriarra area. She is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 170cm (5’7”) tall with a medium build and short blonde hair, and drives a grey coloured Ford Fiesta bearing ACT registration plates […]

Libs pledge funds to boost access to GPs

An ACT Liberal government would spend $2.1 million to support general practitioners in a bid to make it cheaper and easier for Canberrans to see a doctor, Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson announced this morning. The Liberals health spokesman said the funding would be aimed at supporting GPs re-entering clinical practice after having a family, attracting new […]

Greens would aim to get more women on bikes

The Greens have announced the final plank of the transport plan they’ll take to the ACT election: $1.1m over four years to establish a better-resourced Active Travel Office headed by a walking and cycling coordinator in a bid particularly to encourage more women and children to travel by bike. All the Greens’ women candidates – […]

Libs would spend $13m on 30 extra police

A Canberra Liberals government would fund 30 additional police for the ACT at a cost of $13 million, issue tasers to all frontline police officers and establish a Domestic Violence Court, Opposition leader Jeremy Hanson has announced today. The Liberals would also introduce tougher penalties for assaults on police, legislation for coward’s punch offences and […]

Do we pay the highest rates in Australia?

Tom Chen and Kim Huynh do a fact check on residential rates in the ACT. With the Liberal Party claiming that our rates are skyrocketing, excessive and unfair, you would be excused for thinking that we pay the highest rates in the country or soon will. In fact, this view has been expressed to us […]

FASHFEST 2016 opens tonight – What you need to know

FASHFEST 2016 is finally here, with doors opening tonight at 5pm. Canberra fashionistas have been waiting an extra long time for this installment – While previous events have been held in April/May, this year’s show was postponed till Spring to align with the international fashion season and local attractions like Floriade. I for one was […]

We’d establish an urban renewal authority: ALP

A re-elected Labor government would set up an urban renewal authority to take responsibility from the Land Development Agency for oversight and consultation with the community on infill projects like the City to the Lake, Northbourne Avenue and CBD redevelopments. Show More Summary

Melrose Dr closed northbound after water main burst

Northbound lanes on Melrose Drive between Eggleston Crescent and Hindmarsh Drive are currently closed due to a burst water main, the ACT Government advises. Traffic management arrangements are in place in the area. Motorists are encouraged to seek an alternative route where possible to avoid the area. For information on road closures call Access Canberra […]

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