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$50 load ups in ACT pokies will be allowed – if it’s recommended

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Yesterday during the #CBRCabinet event held via the Periscope app, Minister Joy Burch confirmed that $50 poker machine load ups will be allowed if the current committee reviewing ACT pokie legislation recommends it. Despite promises that other measures will curtail problem gambling issues, I have absolutely no doubt that allowing $50 load ups will increase problem gambling [...]

Why we need safe access zones outside Canberra’s abortion clinics

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Many years ago, as a student of the Australian National University, I’d often ride my bike past the ACT Health building in the city and wonder why the front was often tasselled with such a ghoulish gathering. Perhaps it was a mimed version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show… in slow motion? Always in a rush, [...]

Theatre - Griffin Theatre Company 2016

See what's on stage next year at the home of new Australian writing

Should we ban smart watches while driving?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Using a mobile phone while driving has been an offence for quite some time now. But what about sending an SMS from an object that isn’t a phone? My partner bought an Apple Watch on the weekend. Besides the fact that I think this product is a pointless piece of junk and a huge waste of [...]

Join the Canberra Wind Symphony this Friday

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 4 September 2015 at 6:30 pm; ] Are you ready to be blown away? If you like badss massive sounds that swallow you whole, or sweet lilting melodies... if you like George Gershwin, blues, or if you want to hear 45 amazing musicians do an impersonation of a train...and if you've never been to a concert before, THIS IS THE CONCERT FOR YOU! We [...]

The bright stuff: Project Lighting goes from strength to strength

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you’ve bought a light fitting in Canberra, Queanbeyan or the South Coast in the past 40 years, there’s a good chance you’ve visited Project Lighting. The Canberra-founded, family-run business has sold lights and light fittings since 1972. From its small beginnings in Altree Court in Phillip, it has grown to six locations across the ACT [...]

Quality gym near Civic/Ainslie/Dickson?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I am a student looking for a quality gym near Civic, Ainslie or Dickson. Hopefully I can get fit. I am looking for a price around $10 – $20 a week. Thanks in advance for your recommendations.

MB Cup trivia night – Supporting Lifeline Canberra and RUOK?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 18 September 2015 at 6:30 pm; ] Over the last three years Canberra City and Suburban Cricket Association and Last Man Stands Canberra have worked with Lifeline Canberra and RUOK? to raise awareness of the suicide prevention in theShow More Summary

Best of Canberra – Burritos

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Burritos are seriously the best. Whether it’s for lunch, dinner or even a cheeky snack, a good burrito will always hit the spot. My favourite thing about burritos is their versatility. You can be healthy and skip the cheese or you can go the whole hog with double meat, cheese and sour cream. If you like [...]

Film - Event Cinemas Bondi Junction

This member of the Event Cinemas chain is located at the top of the Bondi Junction Westfield near the food hall. 

Ruling the right result by any test

COMMISSIONER Dyson Heydon’s reasons for remaining in charge of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption pass the sniff test, the pub test…

brunch at Sir Charles on Johnston St

Sir Charles has been open now for more than six months, but it’s difficult to keep up with all the new openings and it takes time for me to catch up and visit them all. I’ve been sidetracked by other newer Johnston St openings like Leche and Uncle and Jak.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Art - Art & About

18 Sep-11 Oct For 13 years, City of Sydney's Art & About festival has been making art happen in unexpected places – with a broad remit that includes outdoor exhibitions,...

Who first slept in this house? Loma Linda, Northgate

Who was the original owner of Loma Linda, a large, distinctive house on a ridge in Northgate, originally occupying acres? We were told there was a link to Bundaberg sawmills, where timber was especially milled and used in the house’s particular wooden features, and the family had been resident there for at least 40 years... Read more

Around Town - John Safran - Murder In Mississippi

29 Sep-01 Oct Gonzo filmmaker and writer John Safran returns to Sydney for an exclusive encore run of his live show Murder in Mississippi. Safran will delve into...

Kids - Convict Escapades

25-27 Sep Discover stories, characters and surprises as you meet with convicts, cooks and the nasty Superintendent. Your quest as a convict is to earn your ticket...

Around Town - Writers in the Park

Sun 27 Sep The inaugural Writers in the Park festival is a whole day of celebrations. The program includes a live drawing battle between children’s book illustrators,...

Kids - Kids in the Kitchen: Damper and Butter

Mon 21 Sep The kitchens of Vaucluse House and Elizabeth Farm open their doors for kids' workshops in the school holidays. Children will learn how to bake damper...

Around Town - An Evening with Buzz Aldrin

Fri 27 Nov Aldrin, who began as a fighter pilot in Korea, went on to fly historic missions, including landing and walking on the moon, has a new mission – Mars....

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