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Kev a perfect captain for this ship of fools

IN hindsight, Kevin Rudd would have made the perfect gift to the UN, the global monument to slothful bureaucracy, political correctness and special interests.

This Week in Port Phillip 1841: 24 June-30 June 1841

MR DIGHT’S FLOUR MILL You might remember that on May 1-7 the Port PHillip Herald announced that construction was to begin on a water-driven mill at what we now know as Dight’s Falls. Work had continued apace: NEW FLOUR MILLS. … Continue reading ?

Brumbies star Lealiifano diagnosed with leukemia

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

At 28, with his first child just six weeks old, Wallabies playmaker and Brumbies co-captain Christian Lealiifano is quite literally in the prime of his life. How can it be, then, that the man named top form player for the Brumbies in Super Rugby only days ago has leukaemia? The rugby community is reeling at [...]

Face-off: An anti-corruption watchdog for Canberra?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson says there is a “bad smell” around the ACT Government due to its handling of dealings with property developers and unions, citing the Memorandum of Understanding on procurement between the Government and Unions ACT, the controversial redevelopment of the Brumbies HQ at Griffith and the rugby club’s move to UC, [...]

Elderly man hit by bus at Bullocks Flat, airlifted to TCH

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

An elderly man was seriously injured when he was hit by a bus near the entry to Kosciuszko National Park at Bullocks Flat yesterday. The 73-year-old man was airlifted to The Canberra Hospital to be treated for head injuries and a fractured femur and remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition. About 3.30pm yesterday, the [...]

At home with Sophia: Crepes

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Having recently spent a month in the European summer; I have returned home a little more rounded. If you’ve ever been to Europe, you will  know that the food over there is seriously carb-heavy. I don’t usually eat dessert, but hey! When in Rome right?! One of the biggest dessert options in Europe is crepes. They [...]

St Stephen’s School Pittsworth : 100 years

On the 6th of August 1916 a new convent and school was dedicated at Pittsworth on the Darling Downs. The occasion was reported in the Brisbane Courier. The advent of the Sisters of St Joseph to Pittsworth was made the occasion of a large gathering today, when approximately 2000 persons assisted in the dedication of... Read more

Truffle feasting at Buvette

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

On a cold wintry night with the hills still heavy with snow, I warmed up by testing out a French truffle special at Buvette. Twice-baked Gruyere and truffle souffle At $75 a head, this special three course meal at Buvette was not frugal – even with a complimentary lavender scented Lillet Mode de Vie cocktail and [...]

Man dies on UC hospital building site at Bruce

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A man died yesterday afternoon while at work at the construction site for the University of Canberra Hospital at Bruce. Investigators surrounded a fallen crane at the scene last night. ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigation Team are conducting...Show More Summary

Queensland Places – Normanton – Wreck of the Steamer Amy

The Amy was an small iron steamer of around thirty-four tons, which had been built in Brisbane in 1863, by shipbuilder G. McLean. The Amy served in a number of locations and in a range of roles up to 1877, when the vessel was acquired by Burns Philp & Co. Limited for its Gulf of... Read more

Medicinal cannabis to be legal in ACT by 2017

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Sick and dying Canberrans will be able to access medicinal cannabis safely and legally from 2017 following an ACT Government decision to set up a Medicinal Cannabis Scheme in the territory. The possession, trafficking and supply of cannabis will remain illegal. The Therapeutic Goods Administration recently made an interim decision to switch cannabis from schedule [...]

Fire causes $350k in damage to Braddon home

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Firefighters have extinguished a fire in a house on Ijong Street, Braddon this morning. ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident at 5.30am. Crews arrived a short time later to find a fire in the roof space of the property. Two occupants had safely evacuated from the home. Initial investigations suggest an electrical fault with a heater [...]

Why going to the gym is a struggle

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Recently I returned to the gym after almost twenty years of avoiding it. My primary goals were to slow down the aging process and get away from it all for a little while. I sense that I’m not alone in this regard. During a particularly low impact session, I wondered why I had strapped myself [...]

Friday Night Live – PJ Junior & The Soul Pimps

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 19 August 2016 at 8:00 pm; 19 August 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] PJ Junior and The Soul Pimps is one of the freshest new Soul/Rnb/Blues bands in Australia. The group has been performing around Canberra and NSW for the last three years, featuring...Show More Summary

Friday Night Live – Chris Mawer

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 12 August 2016 at 8:00 pm; 12 August 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Nuttin’ but the blues – Blind Freddie would think Chris Mawer was black and in his sixties. Prodigiously talented, Mawer oozes Blues authenticity and, while he is recognised as...Show More Summary

Eight things to do around Canberra this weekend (5-7 August)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It’s an Absolutely Fabulous weekend with movie premieres, the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony, scavenger hunts and the famous Canberra Baby & Beyond Expo. These are just our picks, so please let us know what else is on around town in the comments below. All weekend Canberra Baby & Beyond Expo When: 9am-3pm Sat and Sun | Where: Exhibition [...]

No hope for America or the world in this poll

THE world dodged a bullet when Malcolm Turnbull refused to endorse Kevin Rudd’s tepid candidacy for the UN Secretary-General’s job.

Ask RiotACT: Pier usage at Kingston foreshore

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi, Does anyone have any ideas on what the final use will be for the piers at the Kingston Foreshore and who will have access? What thoughts do others have on the subject? I had read another article about electric boats possibly being used and a comment on who would fund the power. As a resident there I [...]

Traffic police target ‘fatal five’ in August

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT traffic police will this month target the “fatal five”, the highest contributing factors to fatal vehicle collisions on ACT roads: alcohol or drug-impaired driving, not wearing a seatbelt, speeding, intersections and driver distraction. ACT...Show More Summary

‘Reckoning’ by Magda Szubanski

2015, 371 pages I wonder if some of the very positive response to this book springs from a sense of surprise that such a familiar comedian could take us to such varied and dark places.  This is not your usual … Continue reading ?

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