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Online ANZAC bus bookings, rise of internet an issue for the computerless

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’m trying to understand the proposal people should register online in order to travel by ACTION bus to this year’s ANZAC Day ceremonies. While numbers attending the services continue to grow, last year as the anniversary of Gallipoli might have been a high water mark not to be repeated. Of course this should not be [...]

Man, 45, charged over alleged drink spiking in Civic bar on Saturday

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 45-year-old NSW man will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with a drink spiking-related offence. About 9.50pm on Saturday 9 April, police responded to a report of drink spiking at a bar in Civic. The victim had consumed part of her drink, began to feel unwell and noticed a substance in her glass. [...]

Man, woman rushed to hospital after Ngunnawal crash rescue

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A man and a woman have been rushed to The Canberra Hospital after being cut free from the wreckage of a car accident on Mirrabei Drive in Ngunnawal this afternoon. The woman, who is believed to be in her 20s, was in a serious condition with multiple injuries when transported from the scene. The man, in his [...]

Missing: Have you seen John Matic?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing 44-year-old man, John Matic. Mr Matic’s family last saw him on Saturday and police hold concerns for his welfare as he requires medication. He is described as being Caucasian in appearance, and of Croatian decent, with a solid build. He was last seen wearing navy pants with [...]

GoGet, Popcar car-sharing trial fo ACT

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two car-sharing companies, GoGet and Popcar, will provide Canberrans with access to small fleets of their vehicles as part of a two-year trial of the transport option. Car sharing works by having a fleet of cars available to be booked at any time, day or night, with customers paying a fee determined by how far they [...]

James Trackson’s tracks : Queensland’s first motorist

On 25 October 1937 Brisbane newspaper The Telegraph published a tribute to one of the city’s most prominent citizens on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Eighty years old to-day and still hale and hearty, Mr. James Trackson, of Sedgley Grange, Newmarket, looks back on a life filled with usefulness which has been marked by... Read more

Manuka Oval Proposal : ISCCC Forum Thurs 28 April

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 28 April 2016 at 7:00 pm; ]   INNER SOUTH CANBERRA COMMUNITY COUNCIL (ISCCC)  PUBLIC FORUM Thursday 28 April 2016 7.00 pm Wesley Uniting Church Hall 20-22 National Circuit, Forrest PROPOSED MANUKA OVAL DEVELOPMENT HOW WILL IT AFFECT...Show More Summary

ACT Election ’16 – now on!

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Racing now in the Election Cup 2016! We now have candidates in all seats from the major parties. More on this later. It needs to be acknowledged that there are other candidates running in the ACT election this year besides the major three parties. We’ll have some independents running and we need to be able to distinguish [...]

Bistrot Gavroche, Chippendale

Bistro Gavroche is the newest addition to Kensington Street's flourishing restaurant district. The construction hoarding downstairs might convince you otherwise but take the stairs to level one and it's like stepping into a old-fashioned French bistro straight out of the movies. Show More Summary

‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’ by Zora Neale Hurston

(1937), 1987 reprint, 286p. One of my resolutions this year is to read more of the books I already have on my shelf (I even committed to the TBR challenge!). So far, I have failed miserably because this is, I … Continue reading ?

At Home with Sophia: Chicken Saltimbocca

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I don’t know what it is, but more and more I am finding myself turning to chicken over red meat. I can be craving a meaty dish, will go out of my way to make one but then end up pushing all of the chunks of meat aside to eat only the veggies. Mike is [...]

The Brunch Run – The Cupping Room (Civic)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Cupping Room in Civic is probably one of Canberra’s most popular cafes. Whenever I drive past, tables are always full and sometimes there’s even a line out the door. I had family in town last weekend and decided to take them here for breakfast. We arrived quite early, about 7.50am. I thought the cafe had [...]

A beautiful autumn day

I love summer. Once the weather turns, I grab hold of every warm autumnal day and try to make the most of it, fearing that it might be the last warm day we have  (although with our unusual weather at … Continue reading ?

semiotic scatter cushions

The now closed Mao’s Chinese restaurant in Fitzroy featured images of the chairman, who was a communist tyrant. I don’t recall there being any fuss about this. The name of another Brunswick St restaurant, Rice Queen, is considered homophobic and racist, but the outrage was minuscule and soon forgotten.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Cooper’s Plains, Homebush Estate, 1886 (Map of the Week)

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online. This real estate map from 1886 is advertising 119 allotments of land for sale at the Homebush Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Cooper’s Plains. According to the map the allotments were situated... Read more

Obama’s resolve against Islamic State not yet mission accomplished

The US-led intervention in Iraq and Syria began in June 2014. Many thought it would fail to be effective but success of a kind has come with the hundreds of sorties and strategic bombings. Yesterday President Barack Obama announced Islamic...Show More Summary

Themed Trivia Night – Digress – 26th April

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 26 April 2016 at 7:00 pm; ] We wanna mix things up in here and leave it to the peoples choice!Do you want to feel a sense of nnostalgiawith Buffy the Vampire Slayer Do you want to expose your knowledge of the bad in you with some Breaking Bad?Is would you prefer do you have a fever and the only cure is more [...]

Anzac Day Today

This year marks one hundred years since the first Anzac Day Commemoration was held. Queensland’s Canon David John Garland, known as the ‘architect’ of Anzac Day, created the framework for Anzac Day services, which includes the Anzac Day march, wreath-laying ceremonies, church services, and the one minute’s silence. To mark the centenary of the First... Read more

A look around Canberra: Braddon

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The suburb of Braddon in Canberra’s inner north is one that is growing in popularity each day with every addition of a new restaurant, apartment block, or bar. I’m not sure why it’s taken me to long to do a write-up on Braddon, especially because it’s the suburb in which I currently live for another [...]

Chief Minister to earn just shy of $300k from July 1

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Chief Minister’s gig in the territory just became a whole lot more attractive, with its designated salary rising to almost $300,000 a year from July 1 after the ACT Remuneration Tribunal increased MLAs’ salaries by 4 per cent. MLAs on a base salary will now take home $142,200 per year, while the Chief Minister (Andrew [...]

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