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Slavich to run ‘Capital’ Mariners push for our football hearts

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

As the capital’s football fans prepare to cheer on Canberra Olympic in their FFA Cup semi-final against Sydney FC tonight, it will be in the knowledge that the organiser of the city’s 2012 bid for its own A-League team is now working with the Central Coast Mariners to ensure they become just that. The Central […]

Ask RiotACT: Cleaner recommendation

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hello, Looking for a cleaner to do a monthly clean of only bathrooms on the northside. Does anyone offer this type of service? Any recommendations?

Graffiti artists honour Jackie Chan with Dickson gift

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Anyone who has driven north past the ACT Road Transport Authority or WOTSO workspace in Dickson since last Thursday may have noticed a new amazing mural taking shape on the WOTSO wall facing the RTA carpark. Canberra Graffiti artist David Chavez (DSee) and his Sydney-based colleague Ian Ballesteros (Swaze) have been working long hours perched […]

The weather is good – drive north – drive south

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I have posted previously about driving to Sydney – and – about the drive to Melbourne and the coffee stops along the way. Here’s a few more things to consider. The country is looking great. In fact it is quite ‘Un-Australian’ at the moment. We have been on the road to Melbourne a couple of […]

Railway bridge collapse at Alpha (1941)

On April 8, 1941, a tragic accident occurred at Alpha (between Longreach and Emerald in central Queensland). Witnesses at Alpha railway station heard the whistle and watched as a goods train from Emerald slowly proceeded over the wooden rail bridge that crossed Alpha Creek. All of a sudden there was a loud crash as the bridge... Read more

Spring and summer are all about (changeable) colour

As the weather warms up we all get a little extra spring in our step: ditching the layers of clothing and closed doors, and opening up to warm breezes, sunny days and bright colours of the months ahead. Studies have shown that we generally feel happier in the warmer months, and a group with a […]

The post-election wishing well

It is still too early to identify the final seat winners, however we know enough of the Assembly election result to declare another Labor government for the next four years. While personally disappointed (and surprised), the electorate has spoken and the inevitable post-mortems: the Tram, rates, health, jobs and some questionable planning decisions, will not […]

Movie: Love & Friendship

Well, this is all a bit confusing! The young Jane Austen did write a novella called Love and Freindship [sic] reviewed here by Whispering Gums (who is an insightful guide to all things Austen) but this film by Whit Stillman … Continue reading ?

Architect of Allhomes’ success takes 50pc stake in the RiotACT

This is Tim White. Canberra-born and Kambah-raised, he’s just bought into the RiotACT. You may not know Tim, but there’s a very good chance he’s had an impact on where you’ve lived over the past decade. The Canberra-born tech entrepreneur started his career as web developer and systems architect at the Australian Tax Office, but […]

From loungeroom start to award contender: Buffier’s @HomeACT

A passion for high quality property management services and flexible work arrangements inspired Jessica Buffier to start her own agency, @HomeACT. After years working in property and sales, the 2016 Telstra ACT Business Women’s Award finalist was tired of working what she describes as “crazy hours”. So, she founded @HomeACT in her lounge room, on […]

Contour 556 starts to land

A reminder that next weekend Canberra’s Public Art Festival, Contour 556, will be staged along the foreshores of the lake and in a few other venues. The work is already appearing as artists deliver and install ready for next weekend. There’s a map online–click here. …and if you wander along the foreshore this week, you may […]

Ask RiotACT: Best tax accountant for investment property

Hi Rioters, I’m asking for your advice on the best tax accountant in Canberra. I have an investment property and occasionally (very rarely) drive Uber. Any advice would be highly appreciated.

The proposal for Thompson on the river – Ask Freddy

  Last March I wrote a comment on the proposal to build a suburb, Thompson, next to the Murrumbidgee River.  In that comment I congratulated the Government for consulting the community in the contemplative stage of a decision.  This was a rare thing to happen and it emergence should be noted and celebrated. But a […]

Left-leaning, pro-infrastructure city has its say

The ACT election result has national significance. It’s a warning for all political parties. True, the result was not that big a surprise. Admittedly, the Government had been in power for some time and was looking long in the tooth. Add to that the damaging audit report on its land dealings just a fortnight from the […]

Chat Thai at Gateway Sydney, Circular Quay

The latest Chat Thai at Gateway Sydney opened last weekend, bringing the Chat Thai tally to six restaurants. Already well-ensconced in Randwick, Manly, Thaitown, Westfield Sydney and The Galeries, the new Circular Quay outlet is their biggest yet, seating 145 diners. They haven't cut back on the menu either. Show More Summary

Exhibition: Moving Tongues 5-30 October 2016

Once again, here I am talking about an exhibition that’s about to close in a few days so if I pique your interest, you’re going to have to hurry up to catch it.  It’s called ‘Moving Tongues:Language and Migration in … Continue readi...

Hanson considers position as Coe waits in wings

ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson will take time in coming days to consider whether he should contest a likely leadership contest with his deputy, Alistair Coe, in the next couple of weeks following the Canberra Liberals’ defeat in yesterday’s ACT election. Mr Hanson noted that it was the protocol and tradition that the leadership would […]

Where, and how, the ACT election was won

Depth per seat and local focus of candidates In Ginninderra, Labor had two sitting MLAs in possible future deputy leader Yvette Berry and fellow cabinet member Chris Bourke. It had one hugely high profile and popular candidate with deep roots in the electorate in Kippax Uniting Church minister Gordon Ramsay, another in local issues blogger, […]

Yes we can build the tram: ALP/Greens victorious

Tonight, hundreds of Canberrans in red shirts chanted, “Build the tram! Build the tram! Build the tram!” in between choruses of “Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!” as Chief Minister Andrew Barr claimed victory in the 2016 ACT Legislative Assembly election. See Mr Barr’s speech here: Labor and Greens supporters have for […]

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