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Top End’s Big Spenders no way to run a state

The nation’s political leaders have endorsed Northern Territory Chief Minister, Adam Giles’ push for the Top End to cast its colonial status aside and become a state by July 2018. When asked about NT’s statehood, the keeper of the Commonwealth...Show More Summary

Olive branch extended as Costigan family looks to reunite

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Earlier this week Marcus Paul revealed that the father of Tara Costigan’s two older children had not yet received any funds raised on their behalf. After speaking with the Costigan family yesterday, Marcus says both parties are hopeful of a positive reconciliation. The Costigan family are survivors. Courageous in the face of grief and tragedy, they are now working to [...]

Crime stats show crime declining in Canberra’s north

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing’s latest quarterly crime statistics show a decline in crime reports in Canberra’s north and in reports of assault, sexual assault, offences against a person and other offences, which includes weapon and drug offences, across Canberra over the past year. The release of the April to June 2015 quarterly crime statistics show Gungahlin experienced the [...]

A new solution for tracking ACT fuel prices – #CBRFuelWatch

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With the demise of ACT Fuel watch, here’s a simple solution for tracking Canberra’s fuel prices via Twitter. All drivers need to do is take a photo of the fuel price sign when they fill up (obviously not WHILE they’re filling up) and tweet it along with their location (just the suburb will do) and add the [...]

Barr kicks Dickson residents (again)

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

After seven months of silence since the last workshop to discuss the future options for the Dickson Parklands (Section 72 Dickson), the Dickson Residents Group asked for a meeting to ask a range of questions. This meeting happened on Thursday afternoon (23 July). To our surprise we were told that two sections of the site [...]

Woden Seniors’ second BIG book fair

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 7 August 2015 at 11:00 am; 8 August 2015 at 10:00 am; 9 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Come along to Woden Seniors’ Second BIG Book Fair, which will be held over three days at the club premises, 12 Corinna Street Woden. Book fair dates Friday 7 August from 11 am to 6 pm Saturday 8 August from 10 am to 4 pm Sunday 9 August from 10 am to 4 pm. A huge range of quality [...]

ACT government releases discussion paper on alcohol-related crime

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

On Monday the ACT government released a discussion paper on alcohol-related crime. Among other things it talks about lock outs like the ones in place in Kings Cross (i.e. no one allowed into clubs after 1am), making drinks more expensive, and possibly forcing Civic venues to close at 3am as opposed to 5am. There’s evidence for and [...]

A look around Canberra – Isaacs

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We went down to the Woden Valley this week to take a look at the suburb of Isaacs. This suburb was named after former governor general, attorney general and chief justice Isaac Isaacs. Let’s all just take a moment to appreciate his name and ponder why his parents decided to give him essentially the same name [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (25th and 26th July 2015)

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 25 July 2015 to 26 July 2015. ] Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Hackett, Torrens and Florey. Happy Friday! Saturday 25 July 60 Maitland Street Hackett 8am to 11am Antique furniture, household and office furniture,...Show More Summary

Podcast: Democracy – is Queensland different? (A night in the JOL)

The quest for good governance and the preservation of hard won democratic principles have been preoccupations for much of Queensland’s political history. But is our experience of democracy in some way different from that of other states? At SLQ’s most recent Night in the JOL Ian Townsend put the question to political journalist, turned academic... Read more

Bars & Pubs - Rum Club at Assembly

Mon 27 Jul Sydney CBD bar Assembly is hosting a rum-fuelled tasting appreciation evening on Mon Jul 27, kicking off at the convenient after-work drink time of 6pm....

Kids - Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium

25 Sep-04 Oct Swim alongside prehistoric creatures of the deep oceans in the latest performance from puppeteer company Erth. The team at Erth have spent years amassing...

Bars & Pubs - Wayward Brewing Co

The Inner West's craft brewery credentials are getting better and better, especially now that we have Wayward Brewing Co opening up their brewery and...

Kids - Family Fun Day at Parliament NSW

Fri 02 Oct King John signed the Magna Carta in 1215 as a document that established the foundations of democracy, human rights and the supremacy of law in England....

Kids - Oddysea

Sat 22 Aug Oddysea is a highly specialised, interactive theatre experience for young people with special needs, including those with multiple disabilities. Children...

Theatre - Artwork

05-08 Aug Branch Nebula, behind the popular 2013 Sydney Festival show Concrete and Bone Sessions, are known for making movement-based works in collaboration with...

Bill’s Rocky Horror shocker

BILL Shorten has a Rocky Horror problem. He has taken his political compass from the antics of the mad transvestite star Dr Frank N. Furter…


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Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham leave Reclaim Australia without a voice

Poor old Reclaim Australia can’t take a trick. First Barnesy told them to leave Cold Chisel tracks off their mix tapes and now John Farnham has informed them they may have a voice but they cannot use his. After poor turnouts at their rallies, there may never be another Reclaim Australia Barnesy-Farnesy non-stop hits weekend. Show More Summary

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