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End of the line for Roger ‘The Dodger’ Rogerson

Roger Rogerson used to joke he should get business cards printed that showed his occupation as “Disgraced Former NSW Police Detective”. It would have been unnecessary. Everyone knew who Roger was. I interviewed the man known as ‘‘The Dodger’’ three times. Show More Summary

Barr, Andrews to push for cheap CBR-MEL flights; collaborate on family violence, safe schools

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr says he and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews have agreed to work together on the Safe Schools program, information sharing to help prevent family violence and progressing low cost flights between Canberra and Melbourne, following a meeting in the Victorian capital yesterday. The Safe Schools program is designed to prevent and manage [...]

UC study finds local news is king

Australian consumers are more interested in news about their region than sport, entertainment or celebrity information, and are primarily accessing news via screens, a University of Canberra survey on media use has found. The University of Canberra News and Media Research Centre’s Digital News Report: Australia 2016 study found that most Australians are accessing news via [...]

Trivia Night to raise funds for orangutans

[ 25 June 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Want to have a fun night out and save endangered wildlife? Well here's your opportunity to do both! The Orangutan Project's annual trivia night is on Saturday 25th June at Eastlakes Football Club, Griffith. Doors open at 6pm - trivia starts at 7pm. There will be great prizes, an auction, merchandise for sale, raffles and games. [...]

Special Event – Marlene Cummins: Koori Woman Blues Tour

[ 23 July 2016 at 7:30 pm; ] For a night of fun, grooves and blues belting tunes to make you laugh, cry and dance. MARLENE CUMMINS, with her Koori Woman blues belting style, takes you on the journey of her vulnerability, strength and survival, with long-standing friends and musicians forming the Blues Experience Band: "Red Wiggle" Murray Cook, Calvin Welch, (Christine Anu, The [...]

Ask RiotACT: Whatever happened to Commonwealth Park?

As a kid, growing up in Canberra in the 70?s and 80?s, I remember Commonwealth park as a pristine park, a place where families met on weekends for picnics, cricket on the green grass (throw a footy depending on the season), ponds galore and well manicured gardens.  It was a part of Canberra that everyone could [...]

Coffee breaks en route to Sydney from Canberra

There will be some readers out there who remember well the terrors of driving between Sydney and Canberra before the freeways and motorways. It was not fun, it was bloody dangerous, it took ages and you had to stop once or twice to recover your sanity as much as to get some rest and something [...]

‘The Arsonist’ by Sue Miller

2014, 304 p. Sue Miller and Anne Tyler are my comfort food reads.  I must confess to occasionally confusing the two authors and their works, but I happily grab either of their new books when I see them on the … Continue reading ?

Keeping kids active and safe on their bikes

Two new learn to ride centres will provide the capital’s young cyclists with a safe place to practice valuable riding skills. Road safety minister Shane Rattenbury said the new facilities at Lake Tuggeranong and Lake Ginninderra would simulate a real road environment and provide a practical facility for parents, schools and community groups to train children learning [...]

Capital shows its colours in support of Orlando

Landmarks around the capital were lit up in the colours of the rainbow flag on Monday night to show solidarity with the victims of the mass shooting in a Florida nightclub that claimed 50 lives. At least 53 others were wounded when a gunman armed with an assault rifle and a handgun opened fire inside the Pulse club in [...]

Awards to recognise export success

ACT businesses succeeding on the world stage will be recognised by the Chief Minister’s Export Awards, which were launched on Tuesday. “Canberra region businesses have demonstrated there is strong demand from overseas markets for their...Show More Summary

Man to face court over sex with a minor

Police on Monday arrested a 24-year-old Franklin man over an alleged sexual relationship with a person under the age of 16. Officers executed a search warrant at his residence, where several items were located and seized. The man was scheduled to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Tuesday) charged with seven counts of sexual intercourse [...]

Man to face court on drug charges

A 36-year-old man was arrested on drug-related charges after police executed a search warrant in Wright on Monday. At about 9.45am, officers from Woden apprehended the man after he was acting suspiciously and located in possession of...Show More Summary

Arrest over aggravated robbery at Ngunnawal

Police have arrested a man over an aggravated robbery at the IGA Supermarket in Riley Close in Ngunnawal on Monday. At approximately 12.45am, a male entered the store and produced a large kitchen knife, and made demands for cash. The staff member complied before the offender exited the store and fled on foot towards Mirrabei Drive. After viewing [...]

Cyclists discover adventure with CycleLifeHQ

Imagine a website that enabled you to discover all of the cycling experiences available in any location around the globe, and then (with the click of a button) create the cycling adventure of a lifetime. That’s the vision of local entrepreneur Charles Black, who has recently launched CycleLifeHQ. CycleLifeHQ allows creators of cycling experiences such as [...]

Jon Barlow Hudson’s Expo 88 sculptures

Jon Barlow Hudson is an American sculptor who specialises in large public works of stone and steel.  In the 1980’s he was commissioned to create two large sculptures for Expo 88 in Brisbane, Queensland, both of which in many ways have become iconic symbols of the event. The Paradigm statue was a 30 metre high... Read more

Questions surround domestic violence levy

The ACT budget announcement of $21.4 million to address the territory’s domestic violence can only be welcomed, however there are questions. I have written earlier about the lack of research into why domestic violence is so prevalent, acknowledging some reasons for its insidious presence across all sections of society – a fact recognised by the Chief [...]

Ask RiotACT: Tough plants for Canberra conditions

Hi, I am not much of a gardener, so I need a bit of advice. I have a bit of a garden that faces east with a fence behind it that I need to plant out. I used to have a correa and a federation daisy in there but last winter seemed to kill them. [...]

Shancheng Hotpot King and Sydney's Top 50 Cheap Eats 2017

It's hotpot season. Cold nights call for simmering vats of hot soup and a cook-your-own smorgasbord with friends. Hot pot. Steamboat. Either name will do. It's social. It's casual. It's all about fighting over the last fish ball. There's...Show More Summary

Hume Hwy chaos after serious crash near Goulburn

All southbound lanes on the Hume Highway are closed near Goulburn this afternoon while police investigate a serious crash in which four occupants of a Toyota Land Cruiser were injured when their vehicle rolled after hitting a guardrail. A woman has been airlifted to The Canberra Hospital in a serious condition, while a six-week-old baby boy [...]

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