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Tuggeranong petition calls for ‘noisy, smelly’ buses to go from Anketell Street

5 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A petition to stop the buses running down Anketell Street in the Tuggeranong Town Centre has garnered a combined 500 signatures, enough for the matter to be referred to a Legislative Assembly committee. Launched by the Tuggeranong Community Council, the petition is a key part of lobbying to improve the amenity of Anketell Street where […]

Life and adventures on the ocean : shipwrecks and pirates!

Ahoy Shipmates! It be International Talk Like a Pirate Day once again and so it  be fitting to pen a story of adventure on the oceans. Today’s nautical adventure comes courtesy of Captain Henry Holmes, who’s Life and adventures on the ocean : a personal narrative was published in around 1902. Being a mischievous, troublesome... Read more

Photo wrap of police Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance

7 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Large numbers of motorcyclists travelled across Commonwealth Avenue Bridge on Saturday as part of the Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance which commemorates the service and sacrifice of police officers. The ACT motorcyclists left Canberra for Goulburn Police Academy at 9.30 am on Saturday, where they joined for a barbecue before returning to Exhibition Park […]

Original 3-digit Canberra number plates fetching a fair price

11 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Collectors of three-digit Canberra number plates are in luck, with recent auctions fetching up to $20,000 per plate. No longer available from the Road Transport Authority (RTA), one to three digit plates have become incredibly sought after. Show More Summary

It’s almost burger time at Mookie

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

What if I told you there’s a place doing premium burgers that don’t cost a bomb; that can be served to your table within seven minutes of ordering; that you can wash down with a beer without embarking on a pub crawl; and that you can bring the kids along to without risking your sanity? […]

Liberals secure more privacy for Public Service’s breastfeeding mums

13 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Breastfeeding mothers in the ACT Public Service will soon have more peace of mind when feeding their babies. Shadow Minister for Women Giulia Jones said the ACT Government had finally agreed to her request for all breastfeeding rooms across 37 public sector buildings in Canberra to be fitted with secure privacy latches. “The Government has […]

Why country hospitals matter

15 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Controversy has dogged the redevelopment of Goulburn Base Hospital, mirroring rural community concerns when it comes to healthcare services – and for good reason. In Griffith, the Murrumbidgee Local Health District reversed its decision to withdraw pathology services from the hospital after it faced a barrage of community complaints. In Bega, despite a $187 million […]

Property prices driving more ACT households deeper into the red

15 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Nearly a third of Canberra households owe three or more times their disposable annual income, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The ABS’s survey of Household Income and Wealth, Australia, 2015-16 shows 29 per cent of people in the ACT have debt three or more times their annual income, up from […]

Armed robbery team established in Canberra following spate of recent robberies

Police have established a dedicated armed robbery team at Winchester Police Station following a spate of armed robberies in recent months. ACT Criminal Investigations have created the team which will be led by Detective Sergeant John Giles and has been tasked with investigating current and historical armed robberies. A spokesperson for ACT Policing said the […]

Wallabies reward Canberra faithful with win over the Pumas

A crowd of 14,229 braved chilly conditions  to see the Qantas Wallabies down the Argentinian Pumas in a Rugby Championship game at GIO Stadium on Saturday night. It took a while for the Wallabies to warm up but a stirring second half performance rewarded Canberra rugby fans as they ran out 45-20 winners in what was the […]

GoBoat launches Canberra adventures on the lake with European pizazz

A new Canberra attraction takes to the water in the next six weeks with potential appeal for everyone from romantic couples to families to mates after a few beers on the lake. Canberra will be the first location outside Europe to experience GoBoats, which are self-drive electric picnic boats which seat up to eight people. […]

Three innovative Canberra charities to pitch for $15,000 at crowd-funding event

Three Canberra charities will this week pitch for over $15,000 funding and in-kind support for their innovative social programs that are delivering life-changing outcomes for marginalised communities in and around the ACT community. The Funding Network (TFN) will host its second live crowd-funding event at the Vibe Hotel, Canberra Airport this Thursday, September 21 from […]

Free ‘come and try’ ice hockey sessions this Tuesday

Ice Hockey ACT (IHACT) is holding a Senior Come & Try Evening in preparation for the Summer Leagues. If you have always wanted to try ice hockey this is a great introduction to the sport. New players will be split into groups of 25 players over 3 hours with our experienced coaches taking each group […]

Welcoming tourists to Canberra – we need to lift our game!

I recently took a trip to Coffs Harbour, followed by a trip to Melbourne and then to Sydney. It was a delightful experience and as a tourist, I not only enjoyed the best of service, and found the facilities everywhere more than adequate, but I left each place with a positive impression. This is what […]

End of warranty can be start of car worries, warns NRMA

Almost one-in-five (17 per cent) of motorists surveyed by the NRMA experienced mechanical problems with their vehicles after the manufacturer’s warranty had expired, according to the motoring organisation. The survey of 1,119 NRMA members across NSW and the ACT found that the overwhelming majority of motorists were driving older vehicles, with 79 per cent of […]

4 million Australians speak a language other than English – but is that enough?

I saw an article in the Crimes today about the Speaker asking for a translation of mother tongue speeches (albeit they were only seconds long) from Elizabeth Lee MLA and Elizabeth Kikkert MLA. It reminded me of my valedictory speech when I left the Assembly and I gave a parting remark in French. I also […]

Peace Loan Aeroplane crashes in Gympie (1919)

On September 17, 1919, there was great excitement in Gympie on the arrival of the Peace Loan Aeroplane, the first aircraft to fly into the town. It left Brisbane late morning, stopping at Nambour for an hour before continuing on to Gympie, arriving at 12:52pm. After the plane was spotted by a lookout on the... Read more

Dario Argento: Horror Maestro @ NFSA

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Would you like some tandem terror to accompany your Lavazza Italian Film Festival? At the height of his powers throughout the 70s and 80s, Italian iconoclast Dario Argento delivered an oeuvre which has served as a reference point for horror aficionados ever since. Following on from LOVE AND ANARCHY: THE FILMS OF LINA WERTMÜLLER, the […]

Bill to tighten gun storage rules, ban credit card knives

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Legislation to tighten firearms rules and ban disguised weapons such as credit card knives has been introduced into the Legislative Assembly. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman said the legislation introduced on...Show More Summary

Local idols inspire Canberra’s Charlie Mellick as he sets sights on States

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It was a tough campaign for the ACT Under-16 boys representative side at the 2017 Australian Junior Championships in Western Australia, but Canberra junior, Charlie Mellick made the most of it. The Ginninderra Rats junior posted a game-high 18 points in a narrow loss against Western Australia Country and 15 points, five assists, and four […]

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