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Quarterly Essay 67: ‘Moral Panic 101’ by Benjamin Law

It’s profoundly depressing that this Quarterly Essay, released last week, should immediately trigger reference to the Same Sex Marriage survey being run through the ABS between September and November this year.  This is because the initial ‘No’ case advertisement focussed … Continue reading ?

Movie: Una

I seem to be on a bit of a Rooney Mara thing at the moment, having seen ‘Una’ the week after ‘A Ghost Story’.  In Una, a young woman tracks down her neighbour who had sexually abused her as a … Continue reading ?

Canberra Day Trips: Khancoban to Kiandra (Kosciuszko National Park)

Who says Kosciuszko National Park can only be enjoyed in the winter? From alpine forests and open bushland to Snowy Hydro-Electric dams, the drive from Khancoban to Kiandra has plenty to offer visitors in the warmer months, too.    There’s no denying that Kosciuszko National Park is one of the most stunning regions to explore […]

Five reasons not to miss Floriade 2017

Floriade 2017 opens next Saturday, celebrating 30 years in bloom in the nation’s capital with a range of new events and improvements. The free event will mark its anniversary with a ‘rejuvenation’ theme and aims to build on the best features of its past while incorporating a range of new attractions. Floriade runs from September […]

Canberra drivers can now renew their licences online

Canberra motorists no longer need to renew their driver’s licences in person, with renewals going online this month. Most motorists can now just go to the Access Canberra website, fill in some information and pay the fee and their licence will be renewed using the last photograph they had taken. The exceptions are when an […]

Alzheimers ACT Memory Walk and Jog next Sunday 17 September

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Following the success of the recent Alzheimers ACT Breakfast at the AIS, next Sunday Canberrans will get a chance to walk to make a difference! The ACT Memory Walk and Jog, is on at 8am on Sunday 17 September at the Lennox Gardens in Yarralumla. While this important local community group is on their way to […]

Ask RiotACT: Is Optus broadband any good in the Belconnen Area?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I’m looking to change to Optus Broadband for watching EPL (English Premier League). However, there seems to be a lot of problems and complaints about its service. Can anyone in Canberra, especially in the Belconnen area, share their experiences about its quality and service? Thanks.

Ask RiotACT: Where can you get cheap pavers in Canberra?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters, Wondering where can I get cheap pavers in Canberra or delivered to Canberra (230×115)? Thanks for your help.

FASHKIDS apply to hit the runway

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

QT Canberra will never be the same. Tomorrow, more than 250 FASHKIDS will descend upon the hotel, hoping to secure a spot as a tiny model at this year’s FASHFEST—little bundles of nerves from age 4 to 10 who will walk and pose in front of two judges. This is the first major kid’s model […]

Property near Cooma offers everything from a home to an old inn

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Little more than an hour’s drive from Canberra on the way to the snowfields there is a remarkable property for sale that includes a home, a restaurant, a functions centre, a former micro-brewery, a flat, a chapel, a tennis court – and even an historic inn! With the owner open to offers over $1 million, […]

Canberra’s Connie Johnson has died from cancer

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Very sad news this evening, as we learn that much-loved Canberran and breast cancer campaigner Connie Johnson has lost her battle with cancer today. Connie’s brother, well-known actor Samuel Johnson reported the sad news at around 7 pm on the Facebook page of Love Your Sister, the charity set up by the siblings to fund […]

The Best Vegetarian Food in Canberra

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This has been updated for September 2017 Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or simply trying to reduce the amount of meat you eat, it’s always a good idea to have a go-to veggie cafe. More and more people are adopting a meat-free lifestyle to improve their health and the health of our planet. To keep […]

Miles Franklin Prize 2017

Josephine Wilson has won the Miles Franklin Prize with her book Extinctions.  Dare I say “I told you so!”? [Scroll down the comments for a contribution from the author herself] Congratulations, Josephine. A well-deserved award.

Two Canberra photographers win prestigious national awards

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two Canberra photographers have taken out top national titles at Australia’s largest awards for professional print photography. Katie Kolenberg from Canberra photography studio Heartstory has been named 2017 Australian Family Photographer of the Year at the annual awards organised by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). Show More Summary

125th anniversary of the Manifesto of the Queensland Labour Party

The Manifesto of the Queensland Labour Party, dated 9 September 1892, can be regarded as one of the formative documents of the present day Australian Labor Party. The Manifesto was written at a time of political and social upheaval in Queensland, with the Labor movement looking for alternatives to industrial action to progress its aims. It provides a... Read more

Queanbeyan Tigers win AFL Canberra women’s premiership

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Queanbeyan Tigers celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the AFL Canberra Women’s competition by claiming a grand final victory at Greenway Oval last Saturday. The Tigers dominated the final quarter to defeat Gungahlin Jets, 6.3 (39) to 3.6 (24). Tigers midfielder Ella Ross was a standout player in the match and was awarded Best on […]

ACT records highest percentage increase in international visitor spending

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

International visitors to Canberra spent a record $535.4 million in the 2016-17 financial year – a 27 per cent increase over the previous year. Total international visitor numbers also increased by 9 per cent to 221,479 according to the latest ‘International Visitors in Australia’ report put out by Tourism Research Australia. The increase in international […]

Canberra women rise to the fore in prestigious ACT leadership awards

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra women have shown their leadership skills by taking out all six categories in the recent ACT Australian Leadership Excellence Awards (ALEAs). Whether it be as a current leader, a community leader or even an emerging leader, it seems that Canberra’s women are rising to the fore – defeating their male counterparts to be chosen […]

Eight things to do around Canberra this weekend (8–10 September)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This weekend sees the Reclink Cup, a community footy game started in Melbourne over 20 years ago, come to Canberra. While the centrepiece of this event is a footy game, it is more of a celebration of local musicians. An amazing line-up of local bands will perform at the game, the Jumper Presentation Night at […]

Digital & Dissected: Ali’s Wedding

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Ali’s Wedding (2017) Written by: Andrew Knight and Osamah Sami Directed by: Jeffrey Walker A comedy of cultures Ali’s Wedding is Australia’s latest crack at multicultural comedy. Although with minor cracks of its own and not the flawless film some have touted it to be, it still makes for relatively entertaining viewing. In the vein […]

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