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Hundreds queue for free chocolate at Lindt

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hundreds of Canberrans have queued for up to an hour and a half to visit Canberra’s first Lindt store at Fyshwick this morning. RiotACT arrived ten minutes before opening and found a queue of cars lined up to enter the carpark at the Canberra Outlet Centre in Fyshwick. Some passengers jumped out of cars in […]

Ask RiotACT: Last mile transport options

5 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all, Looking into ‘last mile’ options for commuting from my house to the bus stop, and then from the bus stop to work (and in reverse) each day. All up, it’s about 2km per segment (8km per day) in order to keep the bus commute reasonable. Obviously, a bike is a good option, but […]

Sage impresses the foodiest of diners

6 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Sage Dining Rooms is something of an institution in Canberra fine dining circles. It feels like it has been around forever. However, the chefs have not been resting on their laurels, they have been working hard to maintain their exacting standards. This has been achieved partly by holding regular “Taste and Test” sessions with the […]

This Week in Port Phillip 1841: 9-16 August

There’s been a little story bubbling along in the papers over the last week or so about a “cowardly assault” on the Rev. A. C. Thomson, the Anglican minister of St James Anglican Church.  St James was the only Anglican … Continue reading ?

Tigerair $59 CBR-MEL sale from 11am, refund for first 200 booked

Tigerair customers will from 11am today pay just $59 for a one way flight between Canberra and Melbourne during the airline’s opening sale to mark its return to the route on December 8. The first 200 customers to make a booking direct through tigerair.com.au will receive an automatic refund of the base cost of their […]

No I can’t! The pressure of independent politics

‘You’ve got no chance.’, is the advice that politics experts gave me when I told them that I wanted to run for the ACT Legislative Assembly. ‘Don’t do it. You’ll look weak.’, is what my campaign manager and friend said when I proposed writing about exactly how it felt to enter politics as an independent. […]

Dealing with residents is not easy, apparently

Following weeks (or was that months) of questions over land dealings and major developments, and now audits being announced into departmental processes, the Chief Minister has  gone on the front foot and announced an idea to change his government’s methods of consulting on ‘Urban Redevelopment’. It is all about using quotas and not time based methods. (click here) […]

Seven things to do around Canberra this weekend

For the last weekend of winter, Canberrans have a range of arts, festivals and expos to choose from. For book lovers, writers, music-goers and brides-to-be, you won’t be lacking in things to admire this weekend. All weekend Canberra Writers Festival When: 11am Fri to 5pm Sun | Where: Various locations across Canberra The inaugural Canberra […]

Ask RiotACT: Recommendations for window replacements

Rioters. Looking for help and recommendations for window replacements! The Gone Family mansion is in serious need of new windows as the existing aluminium ones are 30+ years old and sick. We are happy to consider double/triple glazed options as well as single glazed replacements. Appreciate any advice from Rioters!

Libs commit to community sector, carers

The Canberra Liberals have made a series of election commitments in the community sector today, including promising $800,000 in funding for the Communities@Work Reach Home Program which provides families in need with crisis accommodation. Show More Summary

Police seek man over taxi theft in Charnwood

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s help to identify the man pictured in relation to the theft and property damage of a taxi in West Belconnen on July 29. About 1am, the male passenger was picked up from an address in Melba. While in the vicinity of the Charnwood shops, he allegedly forced the taxi […]

Fun police cancel Australia Day Live

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If the argument about potentially dangerous storms raised by the National Australia Day Council in defence of its axing of the Australia Day Live Concert was applied to every outdoor event organised in Australia, most rugby, league, AFL, soccer and cricket matches scheduled to be played in grounds around Australia every weekend should also be […]

Let’s do this, Canberra

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Josh Mulrine’s WhatsApp profile sums the Business Manager of the RiotACT up, really. It reads simply: “Let’s do this ????”, with a rocket emoji punctuating it to give you that sense that things are about to take off. Yes, Josh is the kind of bloke you want around if something needs doing. He’s irrepressible. He’s also entrepreneurial, well-connected […]

‘The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer’ by Kate Summerscale

2016,  307 P & notes Spoiler alert When watching yet another episode of the interminable Midsomer Murders, it is our practice to time how long it takes until the murder takes place. (In fact, I was rather disconcerted that in … Continue reading ?

SLQ acquires Australia’s largest collection of Bee Gees recordings and memorabilia

“Is Jackson Estate still there?” enquired the Brothers Gibb about their former home at Cribb Island during a press conference at Brisbane Airport prior to their 3 concert performances at Festival Hall in September 1974. Despite achieving international stardom, the Bee Gees had not forgotten their Queensland roots. The Gibb brothers emigrated to Queensland as... Read more

Bands in Parks : 100 years of entertaining the Brisbane public

Sunday 28 August 2016 will see a special concert presented by the Brisbane City Council and the Brisbane Metropolitan Bands Association celebrating a century of the Brisbane Bands in Parks program. The concert will feature three bands, each with more than 100 years service to the Brisbane listening public, as well as the power of... Read more

Ask RiotACT: Schools with strong inclusion/disability experience

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all, We are considering a move from Sydney to ACT, looking at living on a farm south of Queanbeyan. My main concern are the availability of services and school options for my little man (almost 4) who has a physical disability and requires speech and language therapy (plus OT, Physio etc). Can anyone advise […]

Tuggeranong next up for green bins

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government has made a surprise announcement today that its $1.7 million green bin pilot program for garden waste collection will expand into Tuggeranong before it’s even begun in Weston Creek and Kambah. With more than 5000 Weston Creek and Kambah households having registered since May for the service, which is due to commence […]

Tarnished Olympic dream needs a clean up

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There are another four years before the Tokyo Olympics and our Canberra-based Australian Institute of Sport and other national bodies will have time to analyse our Rio performance and future directions. While they are about it our officials and the scandal-ridden IOC should consider Greece as the permanent location for all Olympics from 2024. Returning […]

Movie: Mustang

Set in Turkey, five orphaned adolescent sisters find their freedom increasingly circumscribed when the neighbours complain about the girls’ rambunctious behaviour with boys. Prompted by the girls’ uncle, their grandmother insists on them wearing shapeless, all-covering clothes outside, their schooling … Continue reading ?

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