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Don’t throw it out this spring clean, just GIVIT at Floriade

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Waste not, want not is an old adage with renewed meaning this year at Floriade where children can enjoy the art of recycling as part of a charity project to provide practical assistance to survivors of domestic violence. At the BUGS + BLOOMS Creative Kids’ Workshops during the school holidays, children aged seven and up […]

Canberra’s most authentic Italian Pizza: Trecento Pizzeria & Bar 

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 300-year-old recipe, eight years of research and an international expedition drives the quest for the perfect pizza. I am quite a pizza fan and have done the rounds (once or twice) of a lot of Canberra’s pizza establishments, everything from enjoying it delivered to my door in a brown box to the high-end slick […]

Going rural: Spring-time festivals and events in the Capital Region

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Capital Region covers a huge area and there really is a lot on offer at this time of year. Coastal friends have tried to kid me that it is warm enough to swim, but from memory of my childhood in Sydney, the water really isn’t warm enough (for me at any rate) at least […]

Myer Belconnen to close as company’s profit plunges 80 per cent

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Myer has announced that its Belconnen store will close in 2019 when the lease expires as part of a strategy to reduce its store footprint and focus on what it calls a ‘a more innovative and experiential retail offer’. The shop assistants union said about 60-70 full-time, part-time and casual staff were affected and it […]

Tigerair adds Brisbane to Canberra services with three flights a week

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Tigerair Australia has boosted its services from Canberra Airport with the launch today of new return flights to Brisbane, and from tomorrow an extra Melbourne flight. Tigerair’s first flight from Brisbane was met today by local tourism and airport partners including ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Managing Director of Canberra Airport Stephen Byron. The […]

Government again rejects anti-consorting laws after latest bikie shooting

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government has again rejected calls for anti-consorting laws after the latest bikie shooting in Canberra’s south, saying it will press ahead with legislation for firearm prevention orders and greater crime scene powers. Last night a man linked to the Nomads Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) was taken to Canberra Hospital after suffering gunshot wounds […]

‘Bolivar: The Epic Life of the Man Who Liberated South America’ by Marie Arana

2013, 603 p. One of my favourite podcasts is Revolutionspodcast.com. The presenter, Mike Duncan, is working his way through various revolutions in the world and I’ve gone along for the ride: The English Civil War, the French Revolution, the American … Continue reading ?

Man charged after police locate stolen tiny house in Queensland

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A relieved Jules Bray is hoping to have her prototype tiny house back for the Canberra Home and Leisure Show in October after it was located by police in Queensland. A 24-year-old man has been bailed to face court in Hervey Bay on October 5 after being charged with bringing stolen goods into the state. […]

Nine things to do around Canberra this weekend (15–17 September)

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Even though the ski season is still going strong, there are signs that it is springtime Canberra — the sun is starting to come out, the temperature in the morning is rising above zero, and Floriade is on. Tulips, sculptures, painted gnomes, Nightfest, fairground rides: what is your favourite part of Floriade? It all starts […]

Over 250 people dance the night away at Radford-L’Arche disability inclusive disco

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

More than 250 people with and without disability danced the night away recently to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Radford-L’Arche Inclusive Disco. For the past 10 years, Radford College and L’Arche Genesaret have partnered twice a year to reach out across Canberra to host the discos as an inclusive community-building experience. L’Arche Genesaret sends […]

Five things you need to know before attempting Canberra’s toughest ride

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Fitz’s Challenge is known as one of the toughest bike events in Australia, and it takes place every October in the ACT. It’s renowned as a ride for only the most intrepid bike riders, and participants train for months before the event to make sure they are ready to take on the massive personal challenge […]

Will building a fence around Parliament House really keep us safe?

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

As a long term resident of Canberra, I get frustrated that our city is seen by most Australians as synonymous with Parliament House and the politicians that work from there. Those of us who live, work and play in this beautiful city know that we are much more than this building that dominates our landscape. […]

Urgent call for Government to implement ‘student in cage’ recommendations

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Opposition has called on the Government to urgently implement all of the recommendations made after the 2015 review into the situation which saw a 10-year-old boy with autism locked inside a cage at an ACT school. ACT Opposition education spokesman Andrew Wall yesterday said that it is “two years down the track” and […]

The RiotACT Gig Guide (13 – 19 September)

Canberra’s favourite music tradition, the RiotACT Gig Guide, is back once again for your viewing pleasure! This week’s photo features The Black Horses, an incredible alt-country duo whose songs have been on constant rotation on LocalnLive for many a lonesome moon. They will be playing as a special guest before Mitch Power on the 13th […]

Push to help more veterans work in ACT Public Service

The ACT Government has announced a push to see more Australian Defence Force veterans transition into the ACT Public Service through measures such as mentoring, transition seminars and flagging the preference for Defence Force experience. ACT Veterans Minister Gordon Ramsay today announced plans to better recruit and retain former ADF personnel in the ACT Public […]

Qantas Wallabies take on Argentina in Canberra this Saturday

International rugby union action returns to Canberra when the Qantas Wallabies take on Argentina at GIO Stadium this Saturday. This is the first Test match to be played in the Nation’s Capital since 2010 and is part of the 2017 Rugby Championship series. Crowds should expect some exciting rugby this weekend. For some this Test will be […]

Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2017

Spring into spring with some Italian fare. Second only to the Alliance Française Film Festival in terms of size, the Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2017 returns to Palace Electric Canberra in its eighteenth iteration. Akin to its ‘fratello francese’, the Lavazza Italian Film Festival is the biggest celebration of Italian cinema outside of Italy. In […]

The Reclink Community Cup comes to Canberra!

Footy, live music, fancy dress, banter, facepaint, something to do in Belconnen, multiple vegan options and a strong variety of dogs to pet. These are a few of my favourite things, and they all coalesced under a glorious Canberra sun as Sunday 10 September saw the Reclink Community Cup come to Canberra for the first […]

Coe calls on Government to table rates reform analysis

Opposition Leader Alistair Coe has called on the Government to table in the Legislative Assembly the Treasury analysis of the financial and social impacts of its rates reform package. Mr Coe said hundreds of Canberra residents have contacted the Opposition expressing concern over the Government’s continuing rates increases. Show More Summary

New authority and CEO – time to cease the disrespectful spin

There is no doubt that the spin doctors within the ACT Government worked hard to get journalists to report a positive spin on the establishment of the City Renewal Authority and the appointment of their CEO, Malcolm Snow. Many residents would have noted that the big message, from the media release based articles introducing Malcolm […]

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