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Ask RiotACT: Watering system / irrigation setup

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I purchased a house about 6 months ago. It has large established gardens. There was an existing watering system and a large underwater tank. I had a plumber come around and put in a new pump (that can switch between tank and mains) and get everything ready for connection into the piping. I [...]

Coward punch puts victim in hospital

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Police are seeking to identify three men over a ‘coward punch’ assault that occurred in Civic in the early hours of Sunday 12 June. At about 3.55am, a male was assaulted while outside the Supa24 convenience store  on East Row. The victim was assaulted by a male who was part of a group of three (see images [...]

Rest of the world has moved on from the EU

Back in 1975 the UK formally endorsed the move in to the European Union by referendum with an overwhelming majority. More than two-thirds of the population supported it then. 41 years later the vote is now too close to call. Supporters...Show More Summary

Update | Rural road closures in ACT

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Motorists and other road users are advised of the following rural road closures due to the recent wet weather and snow. Roads and crossings closed: Sunshine Crossing Angle Crossing unsealed section of Boboyan Road (except four wheelShow More Summary

Friday Night Live – Black Mountain String Band

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 8 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Black Mountain String Band is a fantastic celebration of old time string band music – where twin fiddles and voices harmonise with the infectious rhythms of claw hammer banjo, guitar and double bass. This superb group of well-known Canberra musicians gather around a single mic and share tunes and songs that draw from the well of [...]

More to do on affordable housing

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Housing affordability remains a hot topic with most Australians. And rightly so, given the fundamental human right for safe and secure housing. I have previously written about the debilitating effects of homelessness and the comparatively high rate of secondary and repeat homelessness experienced by people in the ACT. This problem is made harder by the fact [...]

Ask RiotACT: School disco DJ

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all. I’m trying to find a DJ for my sons 12th Birthday. There is one that has been recommended to me but nobody knows how to contact him. He is “DJ CLIFF”. He plays at some of the primary schools. Otherwise does anyone a good cheap DJ for hire in Tuggeranong?

Take your dog to work day

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Today is International Take Your Dog to Work Day when employers are asked to open their doors to pet dogs to promote the benefits of pet ownership and encourage animal adoption. Research has found the presence of pets in the workplace has a beneficial effect; they make the job more satisfying and participating workplaces report that [...]

Marrickville Food Tour: Open Marrickville and Community Kouzina

Fifteen kitchens in Marrickville. Fifteen kitchens in Kos, a small island in Greece. Eleni Christou came up with the idea of Community Kouzina Project, a means of insight into what, how and why different people cook the way they do.Show More Summary

ANU welcomes collaborative cyber facilty

The Australian National University will collaborate with the Australian government on a new facility to help grow Australia’s cyber-security workforce and the so-called STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) capabilities. Defence...Show More Summary

Trespass Posts

Guest blogger: Bill Kitson – Retired museum curator and co-author of Surveying Queensland 1839-1945 : a pictorial history It has been said and words have been written, that the boundary posts erected on the Town Boundary of Brisbane in 1852 were placed there to inform the Aboriginal people and the police that ‘no Aboriginal person was... Read more

No monopolies on bigotry in election lead-up

“I believe human life begins at conception,” the Liberal Senator said quietly. Zed Seselja’s response was the last in a line of ACT Federal election candidate answers to the question, “When is an unborn baby a human being?” It was posed during the Australian Christian Lobby’s Meet the Candidates forum at the Eternity Church in Kambah on [...]

Can the Greens push beyond Zed?

By Neil Lade Election fever is on a soporific snail trail to double disillusion. Despite all the whingeing or apathy, most voters stick with the two-party trick. The Lib-Nats bore us silly with their jobs-and-growth bleat and the Turnbull factor is a fizzer. Labor is a desperate wannabe full of promises. Are they ready to rule again? [...]

Five Fab Fun Female Entrepreneurs help fight homelessness

Five powerhouse Canberra businesswomen, all good friends, have teamed up to support those doing it tough by participating in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. This important event is taking place at Questacon tonight, 23 June 2016. The event often sees high-profile business leaders sleeping out on the street to help raise awareness of the serious problem [...]

Canberra’s karaoke cultures: Where, why and how do we perform

Canberra, like much of the world, is divided into two karaoke cultures: Eastern and Western. The Eastern culture can be found at dedicated karaoke establishments like K Bar in Belconnen and Soundbox in Dickson. They cater for international students, new and not so new migrants, and the occasional lost-in-translation businessperson. The bars are hidden away, offering [...]

Green Army participants wanted

Join the Green Army! Are you aged between 17 and 24, an Australian citizen or permanent resident and would like to be a part of a team that will make a REAL difference to the environment or heritage in your local community? Would you like to be paid an allowance while gaining skills, training and experience that [...]

Top seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (24-26 June)

This weekend you can watch the country’s best hoofers strut their stuff, have a chuckle listening to some of the finest comic talents to tour the land or show off your knowledge of all things Dr Who. ALL WEEKEND 2016 DanceSport Australia National Championship When Friday 6-10pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am-10pm | Where AIS Arena, Leverrier Crescent, Bruce It used to [...]

Ask RiotACT: Should school bus travel be free?

Can someone please enlighten me as to why school bus travel is not free in the ACT? A colleague who resides in Qbn and was born in Sydney informs me she never paid for bus travel to and from school in Sydney – and her son gets free daily bus travel each day from Qbn [...]

This Week in Port Phillip 1841: May 24-31

“Melbourne” the Port Phillip Gazette announced grandly at one stage “boils over like a bush cauldron with the scum of fierce disputes.”  Of course, the Port Phillip Herald was often completely complicit in adding to the fire of disputes, but … Continue reading ?

White Ribbon Ambassadors event

Mick Gentleman will tonight (Wednesday) host the White Ribbon ambassador event at the ACT Legislative Assembly. The member for Brindabella said: “I have been working with the Canberra community as an Ambassador since 2004, and it is a great honour to be able to host this White Ribbon Ambassadors event to raise awareness for such a worthwhile [...]

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