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Racial Discrimination Act Section 18C – what’s it all about?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Did you hear the one about the Irishman who didn’t speak to his wife for two months after the birth of their twin boys? She wouldn’t tell him the name of the father of the other one! Feeble joke but an example of what you can’t say now in public. According to Section 18C of […]

Digital & Dissected: FlickerFest 2017

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Last week, FlickerFest came to town, and if you’ve never given it a look before you should do so next time it rolls around. Off the back of Bondi Flickerfest 2017, the touring selection of the 26th International Short Film Festival made its way to Palace Electric Cinemas as it nears the back end of […]

What’s on these school holidays

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The first term has flown by and it’s school holidays for the next two and half weeks (don’t forget Monday 24 April is part of the school holidays). If you find your kids are at a loose end, in between you dragging them to get their hair cut, taking them to the dentist, and buying […]

Ask RiotACT: Orana Steiner School – worth a look?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters, It’s been a while since the topic of Orana was discussed on the site. I have a child entering high school in a year’s time and am wondering if this school is worth a look. I see that they had a great ATAR ranking last year which seems to be an improvement. The […]

My Top 5 gigs of the week (9–16 April)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hey mates! I’m pretty buggered from the weekend, but The Phoenix is open again, The Smith Street Band’s new album is out (it’s pretty awesome too), and there’s a bunch of awesome stuff happening this week! So let’s do it all again! If you’re reading this on Sunday, you’re very on the ball. This is […]

Local mum named one of Australia’s most influential bloggers

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When Barbara Bryan started her blog Let’s Go Mum in 2014, she never dreamed that within three years she would be named one of Australia’s most influential bloggers. But that’s exactly what happened – last month, at the MyDeal 2017 Australia’s Top 50 Influencer Awards. As a single mum with a love for travel, Barbara […]

Miam Patisserie, Pyrmont

Miam? It means yum in French, uttered by many who venture into this cute and cosy bakery in inner city Pyrmont. Owner and head pastry chef, Meylissa Yusuf, threw in an accounting career for one with a sweeter bottom line, training at Le Cordon Bleu before working at Adriano Zumbo in Rozelle and then Cheeky Chocolate in North Strathfield. Show More Summary

‘The Case Against Fragrance’ by Kate Grenville

2017, 173 p & notes. The genesis for this book was Kate Grenville’s own increasing sensitivity to the fragrances of perfumes, room fresheners, cleaning products and cosmetics.  She found herself overwhelmed by the perfume of a fellow audience-member at the … Continue reading ?

Please vote: Local digital agency could win international award for their Canberra website design

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Local digital agency ED. are being recognised for having designed one of the five best home pages in the world for their client, the NewActon precinct, in the acclaimed Webby Awards. The Webby Awards are the industry’s most prestigious website awards, with the ED. team sharing the stage with finalists such as Google, Apple, Uber and Beyoncé. There are […]

Canberra remembers fallen rider Mike Hall

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Yesterday morning at 6.22am a group of grieving Canberrans held a minute of silence for a member of the international cycling community who died on an ACT road exactly one week before. Mike Hall was participating in the Indian Pacific Wheel Race, cycling from Fremantle to Sydney, when he was hit and killed by a […]

Canberra’s latest commercial brewery at Pot Belly in Belco

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Since it was purchased and revived by three young couples in 2015, Belconnen’s iconic Pot Belly Boutique Bar has developed a strong reputation amongst Canberra craft beer connoisseurs. Last week that reputation evolved into full-blown excitement amongst Canberra beer lovers as news quickly spread that the Pot Belly had received its license to manufacture alcohol. Another […]

Live auction: 21 Hodgson St, Pearce – 11:30 AM 8th April

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Can’t resist the thrills and excitement of a good property auction? Head over to RiotACT’s Facebook page from 11.30 am to watch our first live-streamed auction. We’ll bring you all the action from 21 Hodgson Street in Pearce, as McIntyre Property’s Col McIntyre auctions a classic three-bedroom red brick house.  In this RZ2 zoned family home, two of the three […]

Acting PM plays down Queanbeyan terrorism investigation

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

While the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team is now investigating last night’s fatal stabbing of 29-year-old Caltex service station attendant Zeeshan Akbar in Queanbeyan and connected incidents, the matters should be considered criminal rather than terror-related at this stage according to Acting Australian Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce. Show More Summary

When one Canberra Marathon isn’t nearly enough!

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Last year around 1,100 people completed the full marathon distance of 42 kms as part of the Canberra Running Festival. Around 200 competitors went even further and completed 50kms. On Sunday 9 April, among those lining up for this year’s challenge, there will be at least 45 runners who have already run 10 or more Canberra Marathons, […]

Publishing success in two day ‘publicity bootcamp’, 8 – 9 April

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Find out the secrets to publishing success with local author L.J.M. Owen, who has just announced that her third book will be published next year. The self-publishing to book deal success story will lead Canberra region writers in a weekend intensive focusing on book publicity this weekend at the ACT Writers Centre. Approached by a […]

Faces of Canberra: Fiona Lester

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Each week Rachel Moore is on the hunt to find out what makes Canberra special to all the wonderful folks who live here. As I write this, Fiona has a mobile nestled under ear resting on her shoulder, holds a small child whilst making me a cup of tea (yes, I feel guilty) and shouts […]

Response by ActewAGL CEO Michael Costello

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The RiotACT ran an article on Horror stories of ActewAGL billing practices abound on 29 March 2017. It received wide readership and reached approximately 30,000 people across social media. The following statement has just been received from ActewAGL CEO Michael Costello. Friday 07 April 2017 Statement by ActewAGL CEO Michael Costello I acknowledge the increasing, […]

Canberra’s dog parks get $200,000 upgrade

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Dog owners are being asked how Canberra’s dog parks can be improved, as part of a $200,000 project aimed at upgrading the safety and comfort of off-leash areas. Canberra has six official dog parks, located in Belconnen, Tuggeranong, Yarralumla, Forde, Casey and O’Connor. Parks provide a fenced in area preventing off-lead dogs running in front […]

The Lobby: ideas for future use?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Lobby is one of Canberra’s most iconic buildings, although on a lesser scale than the surrounding national institutions such the two Parliament Houses and the beautiful National Library of Australia. Located on national land, the National Capital Authority has responsibility for the building. Situated on King George Terrace, almost in the centre of the Parliamentary […]

Teens arrested after fatal stabbing at Caltex Queanbeyan

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Police have arrested two teenaged boys in relation to a violent cross-border crime spree last night that left one Queanbeyan man dead and another seriously injured in hospital. A 29-year-old attendant at the Caltex service station on Bungendore Road, Queanbeyan, suffered fatal stab wounds at his workplace late last night. A colleague arriving to relieve […]

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