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Warren Miller’s latest ski and snowboard film

7 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 29 May 2016 at 5:00 pm; ] Warren Miller is back to celebrate winter with snow fans across the globe. This year the latest ski and snowboard film, Chasing Shadows travels to the world's most exotic winter playgrounds including Alaska,...Show More Summary

ACT Revenue sleuths to hunt tax cheats

14 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government will hire specialist investigators to track down tax cheats as part of a 2016-17 Budget initiative that is projected to recoup $27 million for an investment of $5.7 million over four years. The specialist team in the ACT Revenue Office will have a range of programming, mathematical and statistical skills, allowing the office [...]

Speaker gets baking for Biggest Morning Tea

14 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly Vicky Dunne has embraced the spirit of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, cooking up a batch of madeleines in her office kitchen to share with colleagues and visitor ACT Cancer Council President Christine Brill, and raising $183 for cancer research, prevention and support service programs in the process. The official date [...]

LinkedIn confirms massive data breach

16 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Days after media reports of a massive data breach at LinkedIn surfaced, the business networking platform has told its members that the breach first occurred in 2012 but that the data is only now being made available online by hackers. The hackers have reportedly this month tried to sell a database containing 117 million passwords [...]

Canberra’s queuing culture: How do we line up?

17 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberrans are instinctive queuers. Recently, I have witnessed this at the Westside Shipping Container Village; on the mornings of ALDI’s special deals days; at a bicycle and fleecy clothes sale; and in front of a football registration sausage sizzle. Where there is much demand, somewhat uncertain supply and in the absence of guide ropes and [...]

Top seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (27-29 May)

18 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It is 63 years since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mt Everest and Canberrans can mark the feat this Friday with an Indian feast and a talk about current developments in the Himalayas. Elsewhere, there is a feast of high-powered sport at Canberra Stadium and in the forests surrounding Canberra. ALL WEEKEND Little Shop [...]

The “Wild Scotchman” : Queensland bushranger James MacPherson Pt.1

James Alpin MacPherson was a lad of twelve when he arrived in Queensland from Scotland with his family. His father went to work for the McConnell family at Cressbrook in the Brisbane valley. Young James went to school in Brisbane where he studied diligently and learned French and German as well as becoming a fluent... Read more

Why Sunday penalty rates should stay

20 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Although the majority of people no longer go to church on Sundays, it is still mostly a day of leisure. ABS statistics show that Sunday remains an overwhelmingly non-work day. Even though Sunday working participation rates have more than doubled, still only 20% of currently employed working age people work on a Sunday compared with [...]

Attaboyroy coming soon to Brunswick St

No, Yoko Ono has not arrived in Fitzroy and painted the former Palinka premises all white. The new operators, a cafe or pizza place to be called Attaboyroy have done that. The name sounds blokey and odd to me, but I assume I’m missing some crucial sportball reference.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Remarkable images…remarkable stories!

Every day is an opportunity to discover the remarkable content being digitised and shared through One Search, State Library’s catalogue. While working on a recent project at State Library, which involved heritage leaders, cultural heritage...Show More Summary

Police seek witnesses to aggravated robbery in Giralang

Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the 7-Eleven store located on the corner of Canopus Crescent and Atalumba Close in Giralang last Wednesday (18 May). A man entered the store at about 12.45am, produced a screwdriver and made demands for cash and cigarettes. He also stated that he had a gun. The staff member handed over a sum [...]

New State Emergency Service station for Calwell

A new State Emergency Service station will be built in Tuggeranong with $2.7 million in this year’s ACT budget allocated for the project. The facility will house four-wheel drive vehicles, storm response equipment and a flood boat. ACT...Show More Summary

Bins to be collected on Friday after strike cancelled

Bin collection industrial action previously notified for this Friday has been cancelled following a meeting of drivers employed by household waste and recycling bin collection company SUEZ. This means residents whose bins are scheduled for collection on a Friday should put their bins out this week as per usual. Contingency arrangements currently in place to assist residents [...]

A Shorten Labor government? The bookies say no

When the election campaign first kicked off, I suggested Labor’s task to win the election was Himalayan. Labor needs a net gain of 19 seats with a uniform swing of four per cent to form government in its own right. Now some two and a...Show More Summary

Friday Night Live – Beats Working’

[ 3 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] It’s been a while since Beats Workin’ blew the roof off in Canberra and we couldn’t wait to get the band back!  They rarely play away from Sydney so make sure you don’t miss Geoff Cartwright (vocals, guitars), Neil Marr (drums) Geoff Marr (bass, backing vocals), David Peach (lead guitar), Lynda-Rae Harris (vocals) and Marcy [...]

Ashley Drive duplication to extend to Johnson Drive

The ACT Government will spend $3.5 million over two years to duplicate the section of Ashley Drive from Erindale Drive to Johnson Drive, Minister for Transport and Municipal Services Meegan Fitzharris announced today. The funds would be allocated as part of next month’s 2016-2017 ACT Budget. Ms Fitzharris said the government had already invested $24.6 million [...]

Fresh sourdough, French pastries and hot coffee at Autolyse

When the clock strikes midnight, it may be time for Cinderella to head home, but at Autolyse the party is just getting started. Between 12am and 12pm, three or four experienced bakers are cooking up a storm in the Autolyse kitchen in Braddon. Using an authentic French oven, they turn out steaming hot loaves of fresh [...]

Walking the Centenary Trail in 8 Days: Narrabundah to Ainslie

Have you ever thought about walking the Centenary Trail? The 145km loop was established in 2013 to celebrate Canberra’s Centenary, and passes over our picturesque mountain scapes, rivers, fields and forests. Not only will you see stunning natural scenery, you’ll also explore many of Canberra’s suburbs and the Parliamentary Triangle, discovering hidden gems and visiting [...]

Politicians flying too close to the sun

There is a now a long list of candidates announced for the 2016 ACT election. These people are about to put themselves through a very complicated and drawn out job application. If they pass this six-month interview process, they will be given a four-year contract to be an ACT politician. Then they have the option [...]

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