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Queensland Places – Marburg – Marburg Hotel

The Marburg Hotel has been an important part of the Marburg community for more than 130 years. The hotel was initially constructed in 1881 as a single-story building by Marburg farmer Weigand Raabe who, in addition to offering the usual range of hotel services, also conducted race meetings and various sports on land adjacent to... Read more

Vote for the best of our candidate bake-off

In two days, the election will be over and the kerbside corflute collection will have begun, but we’ll always have the memories of the RiotACT’s candidate baking challenge to remind us of how much fun the past five weeks have been. You can select from and watch all the videos individually below, or go to […]

Spring Out 2016 Festival Launch @ 16West – Electric!

The Canberra Spring Out 2016 festival officially launched at 16West – Canberra’s newest LGBTIQ venue – on Tuesday night. Canberra SpringOUT Pride Festival is the official pride festival of Canberra and the Australian Capital Territo...

Hanson would consider hiring tram team

Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson told the RiotACT today that he would consider appointing to his own staff administrative and communications workers left jobless by the tearing up of light rail contracts under a Liberals government. “Yeah, look, we’ll consider that. Where that’s possible, we’ll do that,” the Canberra Liberals leader said. “There’s no glee that […]

ACT election candidate bake-off: Angie Drake

Was Angie Drake’s future was sealed when her parents named her Angela Louise Palmer? With the initials ALP, how could she not end up working as a Labor staffer and eventually running for office as a representative of the Australian Labor Party? Ms Drake moved to Canberra from Adelaide at 15 and took her first […]

7 things to do around Canberra this weekend (14 to 16 October)

Polling day is almost here! Voting in the ACT election aside, there’s something for everyone in Canberra and region this weekend, from backyard beekeeping to public crying events. It’s also your last chance to see Floriade for 2016. Enjoy the sun! All weekend Japanese Film Festival 2016 When: 14-23 October | Where: Capitol Cinemas Manuka The […]

Sharing the stories from Maryborough

Last weekend (October 7 – 9) members of the Gallery, Library, Archive and Museum sector were given the opportunity to focus on the unique ways the sector is re-interpreting heritage experiences through storytelling. The South East Queensland...Show More Summary

ACT election candidate bake-off: David Pollard

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

David Pollard is one of those warm, enthusiastic and hard-working people who seem genuinely keen to make a difference in their community, which probably explains why Labor MLA Meegan Fitzharris gave him a special mention in her final speech of the last Legislative Assembly. “I would like to acknowledge the work that I have done […]

This Week in Port Phillip 1841: 8-14 October 1841

Governor Gipps’ visit I let slip last week that Governor Gipps was to visit the Port Phillip District in October 1841. There had been hints and rumours but now it had been confirmed: Governor Gipps was to visit for the … Continue reading ?

What I’ve learnt from catching buses in Canberra

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Riot Act said I could write a “500 word piece for RiotACT on what catching buses regularly has taught you about Canberra’s transport needs,” after I commented about buses. OK, seeing the number 500 makes me want to divide this article up into numbers. Let’s start with one. 1. Catching buses has taught me […]

Bucking the trend in business #1: Claire Corby

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

In the rough and tumble of the business world, where tumbleweeds threaten to blow in, when over half experience cataclysmic failure in the first five years (and where even if you have succeeded to run your business well for a number of years, your exit plan doesn’t always go to plan), there are entrepreneurial business […]

Pokies, politicians and the ACT Election

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I spent many weekends and Friday nights in clubs with my brother and my parents growing up in Tuggeranong. Our local clubs would often be our ‘go to’ places for family dinners out. Venues like the Southern Cross Club, Vikings Club and Mawson Club. My brother and I also played junior sport through the clubs. […]

Deakin house auctions expected to raise $1m+ for charity

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If all goes to plan, the auction of two Canberra properties next month could result in the single largest donation to charity in the ACT. Two adjoining house and land packages on Deakin’s Buxton Street will be auctioned to raise money for charities that support people with a disability. The Deakin Charity House Project is a […]

Why rails instead of rubber?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It’s clearly a polarising question in the lead up to the ACT election, the future direction of public transport in Canberra. The Canberra Liberals are staking their election chances on outright opposition to light rail (it’s not a tram, just to be clear Mr Hanson), and have proposed to effectively provide more of the same. […]

Anu Singh to assist Seven with Joe Cinque production

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Seven Network is producing its own program on the 1997 death of Joe Cinque in consultation with Cinque’s killer, Anu Singh, according to the co-writer/director of a new film adaptation of Helen Garner’s award-winning book Joe Cinque’s Consolation. Read our review of the film here Read an interview with Maria Cinque here Canberra-raised Sotiris […]

Ask RiotACT: Help! Dentist advice for newbie

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

So, it has finally reached that time when I cannot put off going to the dentist any longer. This is why all help is needed at this very crucial moment in my life. It’s safe to say I have never been to the dentist as, I had always either found an excuse not to go […]

ACT election candidate bake-off: Jennifer Newman

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We’re hesitant to announce a winner of our candidate challenge with seven more entries to publish before election day, but you have to admit, Jennifer Newman’s chocolate balloons cake is going to be hard to beat in the Canberra vision/cake decorating stakes. Chifley-based Ms Newman, who is running for Labor in the seat of Murrumbidgee […]

A muted consolation for Maria Cinque

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The RiotACT has spoken exclusively with Maria Cinque, mother of Joe Cinque, about the film adaptation of Helen Garner’s bestselling and award-winning book Joe Cinque’s Consolation: A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law, which premieres in Canberra at Palace Electric tonight. Read Andrew Lampe’s review of the film here. The film depicts the […]

Bike commuters to mark Ride2Work day tomorrow

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Stephan Walter commutes 14km by bike from Hughes to Dickson every morning, and is looking forward to celebrating National Ride2Work Day 2016 tomorrow. “I started riding in 2007 and have not stopped, even managing Canberra’s cold winters. It has improved my life.” Using a combination of streets and shared paths, the ride takes him 40 minutes. […]

Journeys, soul searching, lost souls in art at Tuggeranong

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Tuggeranong Arts Centre Gallery has three exhibitions on till the end of October that make the visit worth while – and more. Seeking Refuge This exhibition has combined the works of eight artists across various media. While some works aims to focus on the lives of the people stuck in limbo on Manus and Naru, […]

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