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Police cracking down on people breaking road rules at intersections

With half of all Canberra collisions occurring at intersections police are this month cracking down on people not using them properly. In the first four months of this year, 383 Traffic Infringement Notices were issued to people breaking road rules around intersections and police are urging road users to take more care. According to Traffic […]

Bucking the trends #12 – Muse

Have you been to a local restaurant where the atmosphere is chic? Where it offers not only fine dining, but also events of cultural significance? A place where the owners themselves are colourful, cosmopolitan, passionate about music, wine, gourmet food, books and people? A place that is deeply steeped in serving up the unique culture […]

Petition to end election sign madness

Anyone that has been in and around Canberra during the last few ACT legislative assembly elections will recall seeing the streets littered with signs of candidates trying to out-do each other. Think back and remember how ridiculous it got. The current use of signs in ACT elections has reached peak-silliness! Around the time of the most […]

Ask RiotACT: Clothing donation bins in Dickson or Belconnen?

Hi Rioters, I’m looking for clothing bins to donate some clothes. I haven’t been able to find one in Dickson or Belconnen (as some websites have suggested). Is anyone aware of any in or near these suburbs? Would really appreciate any advice. Thanks.

Visual Arts for May

Here’s a few of the exhibitions in Canberra this month. There’s a lot more out there to see but I have restricted this list to those I recommend for the month of May. one to eight: Old Parliament House/ Museum of Democracy In the far back room is a small, significant and very creative exhibition of screen prints […]

29-year-old male detainee has died at the Alexander Maconochie Centre

A 29-year-old male detainee has died overnight at the Alexander Maconochie Centre. The death occurred around 8:00 pm yesterday evening (Saturday, 13 May). No further comment will be made surrounding the circumstances of the death at this stage as ACT Policing Criminal Investigations continue investigations. A report will be prepared for the ACT Coroner. The […]

True confessions of a Canberra tea drinker

Okay all you coffee drinkers out there, I have a confession to make. I prefer tea! You can keep all your pods, beans, plungers, grinders, coffee machines and blends – as well as your bitter after taste. Give me a lovely hot cup of English Breakfast tea with a dash of milk any day. Tea […]

TedX Canberra – Open Mic night

On Tuesday night I not only attended the TEDx Canberra Open Mic night (a bi-annual event), but I also decided that I would volunteer to speak as well, just to get the full flavour of the event. I don’t know about you, but I am a Ted Talks fan from way back – and I […]

Homemakers opens Fyshwick store with grand savings on luxury

The swish new design and re-branding of the Canberra Outlet Centre has attracted new high-end retail players, with Homemakers Fine Furniture opening a state-of-the-art showroom with an extensive furniture, bedding and accessories range of luxury national and international brands. The store has been quietly open for a few months, with the owners buying up copious […]

Goulburn’s version of Downton Abbey up for sale

A landmark rural property which looks like Goulburn’s version of Downton Abbey is up for sale. Set on 53 acres, historic Bishopthorpe Manor comes complete with a chapel for country weddings, a manager’s residence and sweeping views of the district. Built in 1870, the bluestone manor has been extensively renovated and boasts a timeless elegance […]

10-year-old child cyclist seriously injured in crash with electric bicycle

A 10-year-old child has been seriously injured in a collision involving an electric bicycle in Fadden yesterday. At approximately 8.45 am on Thursday (11 May 2017) an electric bicycle ridden by a 46-year-old male collided with a 10-year-old child cyclist on a shared use path adjacent to a primary school. The child cyclist was taken […]

Len Shillam’s 2/3 AHS Centaur Memorial, 1957

Sunday 14 May 2017 marks 74 years since the loss of the 2/3 Australian Hospital Ship Centaur. In this blog, Dr Madonna Grehan 2015 John Oxley Library Fellow, explains the origins of plaque at ANZAC Shrine which remembering Centaur’s personnel who were killed. A sandstone bas relief at ANZAC Square Shrine of Remembrance commemorates the... Read more

Canberra’s Coachella? Check out five top trends from GTM

Canberra music lovers were treated yet again to an electric Groovin the Moo festival over the weekend, jamming out to the likes of The Wombats, The Darkness, Dillon Francis, Violent Soho, Tash Sultana and Amy Skark. But the music is just one aspect of the festival scene, and we all know that music and fashion […]

Faces of Canberra: Frances McNair

Each week Rachel Moore is on the hunt to find out what makes Canberra special to all the wonderful folks who live here. Frances McNair is a self-declared rapscallion who makes no apologies for being the most fabulous of Canberra’s rising comedians. If you stumble across Frances in Canberra you might find her wearing a […]

75th anniversary of the Cape Bedford Mission evacuation

At the height of the Second World War, on May 17 1942, military authorities closed the Cape Bedford Mission (later named Hope Vale) operated by the Lutheran Church, due to fears that the community might interact with Japanese pearlers. The German born missionary Georg Schwarz was arrested and placed in an interment camp and over 250 Aboriginal people at... Read more

Airservices faces potential class action over staff contracts

Current and former staff of Federal Government-run navigation service provider Airservices Australia are working with Chamberlains Law Firm to advance a potential employment claim with an estimated value of up to hundreds of thousands of dollars per worker. Show More Summary

Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the Melrose Drive Community Mural

The Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from artists for the design and production of a mural on a prominent wall on Melrose Drive in Woden. The site is located on the corner of Corinna Street and Melrose Drive, Woden. The surface is painted brick. The size of the space is […]

A drone on your backyard

A curious thing happened in Dickson on Thursday this week. A neighbour was talking to a friend in his backyard when they became aware of a noise above them. To their surprise, they saw that a drone was sitting above them, with what looked like a camera pointing down at them. They walked out onto […]

Get a Pint of Science into ya! (15 – 17 May)

Let’s be straight with each other for a moment: people are becoming more pessimistic about the integrity of facts, truths, proofs and evidence by the day. It seems a daily ritual that we open up a newspaper and read about the latest attack on the achievements of the Enlightenment by the powerful and/or the misinformed. […]

Six cars set alight in Richardson

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after six vehicles were set alight in Richardson in the early hours of Wednesday morning (10 May 2017). Police and ACT Fire & Rescue attended Prichard Circuit Richardson at about 3.30 am after reports were received that multiple vehicles had been set alight. Five vehicles were located that had been […]

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