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How a night mayor can solve Tuggeranong’s nightmare

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When dusk settles over Tuggeranong town centre ‘Subvert City’ floods Hamish Sinclair’s mind: And it all went quiet in the city And the wind blew down the road Someone cried out ‘Subvert’ And the people all went cold. A town planner, Mr Sinclair thinks the debate over densities and more suburbs and master planning to […]

Euthanasia again?

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Will our restrictive euthanasia law be revisited now the New South Wales parliament is introducing bipartisan legislation in August 2017? In 1997 an independent MLA Michael Moore put forward the Medical Treatment Amendment Bill to the ACT Legislative Assembly to provide a form of euthanasia for Canberra. This bill was never debated because Kevin Andrews, […]

Ask RiotACT: Tax accountant recommendation

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi, My wife and I are IT consultants in Canberra and would like to set up a company structure. If you have engaged a tax accountant who is experienced in a company setup and is not too expensive, please advise. I’m aware that PSI applies; not looking to do something dodgy and hence looking for reliable recommendations. Thanks.

Ski with the Canberra Cross Country Ski Club

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Canberra Cross Country Ski Club invites you to learn about the different types of cross country skiing and the wide range of cross country ski activities available in the Australian Alps. Club meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from May to September at the Hughes Community Centre at […]

RiotACT Announcement: Social login now active and new policies in force

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hey RiotACT Community! As heralded in my recent post, I am excited to announce that our developers have completed Facebook, Twitter, and Google login to RiotACT and that the new policies in relation to RiotACT editorial direction, contribution, sponsored content, and moderation are now in effect. Facebook, Twitter and Google RiotACT login Social sign-on makes it […]

Preserve Ginninderra Falls: Crowdfunding appeal

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Please donate to our crowd funding campaign to help us preserve the Ginninderra Falls, the Canberra region’s most spectacular waterfall, and the nearby Murrumbidgee River, as a reserve for Canberra and the nation, and an oasis for wildlife. The money raised initially will go to a new fire report that we have commissioned from Professor […]

Six new cops for nightlife areas, liquor licence changes locked in

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The upcoming ACT Budget will fund six extra ACT Policing officers to patrol the Territory’s nightlife precincts as part of a $5.34 million nightlife package designed to make nights out in the capital “more fun, lively and safe”, ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr announced today at Bar Rochford in Civic. The majority of the funding, […]

New CBR recording studio – Amberly Studios

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Amberly Studios is Canberra’s newest recording studio. Located on the Murrumbidgee corridor with a stunning back drop of mountains and bush-land, Amberly Studios is the perfect place to create and record music. The studio was professionally designed by local experts and then built from the ground up by Guy and Adam Lilleyman. The duo run […]

New Accession: Patricia Ward (nee Meadows) Papers, 1942-1986

Accession 30928 Patricia Phyllis Mary Ward was born at Wynnum in 1916, the youngest of the strongly Catholic family of five daughters and one son of William Sedden and Margaret Meadows. William Sedden came to Australia from England in 1904 and took up grazing at Charleville, where he married and raised his children. In 1928,... Read more

Lovelorn Canberrans falling for costly dating and romance scams

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Lovelorn Canberrans being tricked into phoney relationships are paying the highest price when it comes to falling for scams according to new figures released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Data from the annual Targeting Scams report shows that dating and romance scams cost ACT residents $886,292 last year, with 11 victims losing more […]

Bucking the trends #13: Independent Property Group

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Most people in the Canberra business community (especially at the top end where success lives) are generous in sharing what they have learnt in their business journeys. We are a tight-knit community, with unique business circumstances, and tend to stand together in our common goal to grow business in and beyond Canberra. This week I […]

Merchants of Ultimo, Broadway Shopping Centre

It's like a food court, but with table service. The Merchants of Ultimo at Broadway Shopping Centre is like a mini food court, complete with salad bar, pizzeria, rotisserie, cafe and patisserie. What most passersby don't realise is that eat in diners don't have to line up at each stall to place their order. Show More Summary

Ask RiotACT: Concrete bench tops

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters, Has anyone had experience with concrete kitchen bench tops? Ours is a disaster. Even though we are very tidy people and do not spill much on the work surface, it is badly stained, probably with oil, and looks a mess. Any suggestions for how to renovate it?

A cool $1.4 million buys you Bungendore’s finest plus a secret garden

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A Bungendore property built by a local flour-mill operator 132 years ago has gone on the market – promising the benefits of opulent contemporary living blended with delightful old English charm. The heritage-listed home named ‘Rosebank’ is known as one of Bungendore’s finest and is already drawing a lot of interest from home buyers who […]

Meet the Canberra mums behind not-for-profit bottled water brand We Ain’t Boring

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Ever started a conversation with the phrase “don’t blame us, we just live here,” when describing our fair city? I know it’s something I used to be guilty of, but as I’ve grown and dare I say matured, I’ve taken more and more opportunity to appreciate what Canberra has to offer, and I know two […]

Canberra’s Best – Potato Scallops

Yeah, I know, they’re also called potato cakes by some people. But in Canberra, most people call them potato scallops, so please relax everyone from Victoria, m’K? Tucked away in the far corner of the often crowded carpark of the Charnwood Shopping Centre is one of Canberra’s many hidden culinary gems. You may already know […]

No more Mother’s Day in ACT schools… really?

It’s been a bit of a sad week for me. Last Sunday was Mother’s Day, which I always look forward to as I have two young children (who love to celebrate any type of day), and I’ve always felt that it’s a particularly important day where kids learn to step outside themselves and appreciate the […]

Movie: “A Man Called Ove”

It seems that recently I’ve read seen several books (Extinctions; Our Souls at Night; Reading in Bed) and movies (45 Years; I, Daniel Blake) that deal with older characters. Is this the demographic pressure of Baby Boomers who prefer to … Continue reading ?

$44m for child welfare welcome as demand for foster carers soars

The alleged murder of 8-year-old Bradyn Dillon last February was not mentioned during the announcement at Gungahlin yesterday that the ACT Government will in its upcoming Budget allocate $10 million to fund 20 additional child and youth protection services case workers over four years and almost $34 million for its out of home care program, […]

Faces of Canberra: Peter ‘Kazuki’ O’Rourke

Each week Rachel Moore is on the hunt to find out what makes Canberra special to all the wonderful folks who live here. Peter ‘Kazuki’ O’Rourke has a Zen life many of us dream of mastering. Holistic life satisfaction. By day Peter has a successful career in communications and media, and in his “spare” time, […]

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