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Ask RiotACT: Bulk billing psychiatrist

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. Does anyone know of any psychiatrist who bulk bills here in Canberra, please? I have been referred and the initial consultation alone is $524. Please help. Thank you.

Movie: Embrace of the Serpent

I need to sit with this movie for a while. Filmed in black and white, it is the story of two journeys along the Amazon, thirty years apart.  The first is in 1909, with a very ill German ethnologist, Theodor … Continue reading ?

White Ribbon Day – The APS needs to walk the walk on domestic violence

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Friday marks White Ribbon Day, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Several Commonwealth agenices (AGD, DFAT, Finance, Communications and the Arts, Employment, PM&C and Commonwealth Ombudsman) will participate in a fun run/walk and an SES dragon boat race. Participants are asked to wear white and stay for a BBQ at Lotus […]

Investigation continue into a death at QT hotel

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Police are investigating the death of a 29-year-old-man after it is believed he fell from his balcony at the QT Hotel on Sunday 13th. Police responded to a call at 2:50am about an injured man on the lower level roof at the QT hotel in New Acton. The man was staying in a hotel […]

6 things to try in Canberra this weekend

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Suitcase Rummage When: Sunday 27th 10am to 2pm Where: New Acton Precinct, 15 Edinburgh Avenue If you like markets but hate straining your eyes looking over dozens of giant tarps for goodies, then Suitcase Rummage is for you. Suitcase rummage is a mini scaled market; it has everything a normal market does except everything for […]

Merging traffic behaviour

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Like the majority of Canberrans, I drive daily for work and leisure. Aside from speeding and tailgating, dangerous traffic merging is something I see quite regularly going north and southbound on the Gungahlin Drive-Tuggeranong Parkway corridor. Of course this behaviour occurs everywhere in Canberra. Even with appropriate speed signs and traffic merging in front of […]

Making music festivals safer

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The weather is getting warmer and the nights are getting longer. If you are a young person you are likely to be turning your mind to music festival season. It may be a surprise to many older residents that with festivals such as Spilt Milk and Gooving the Moo, Canberra is a serious destination on […]

Ask RiotACT: Builder insolvent at final stage – would a new builder take over?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. We have just learnt that our custom house builder is insolvent, with about 10% work left to go on our house. I wonder if anyone has had this experience (it is Canberra right?) and if they were able to find a new builder to take over at such a late stage (without having […]

Public election funding announced

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Four political parties and one non-party candidate are now eligible to receive public election funding following the October 15th 2016 election. Acting Electoral Commissioner Ro Spence, today confirmed who was able to receive public funding saying ““ACT Labor, the Canberra Liberals and the ACT Greens all reached the 4% threshold in each of the five […]

Canberra entrepreneur Louise Curtis shares her secrets to success

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Louise Curtis, owner of three highly successful businesses – Lollypotz, Pink Frosting and Hamperesque – will share her personal journey, secrets to success, and growth strategies for 2017 at next week’s Summerpreneur event. Run by local event management company End2End Events, Summerpreneur is the fourth seasonal event of its kind, created to bring together thought […]

Versailles at the NGA – a summer of glitz, cake and unstettled staff

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Usually at this time of the year, I am looking forward to the coming visual arts exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA). This year I am not so sure. I love going to the NGA. I often go when it is quiet, and spend time with a group of works from their permanent collections. […]

Ask RiotACT: Toll roads for ACT?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. Can anyone shed any light on why all the lanes and slip lanes on the Federal Highway at Majura Parkway are having sensor strip installed in the tarmac. Are we going to have a toll to help fund the “tram”?

‘The Bush’ by Don Watson

2014, 378 p & notes I’m almost embarrassed to think how many times I have borrowed this book from the library and had to return it still unread once my renewal limit was reached. I first borrowed it after it … Continue reading ?

Where did we park? History in Pictures

In the earliest decades of the 20th century car parking was simply a matter of leaving your car where you happened to stop. Rarely in the years before the First World War would you have found more than a few cars parked together. By the middle of the 1920s car parking had become a serious problem... Read more

Love live performances, a good yarn, good wine and great company?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two Events You Will Love – Coming Up This Week in Canberra Next Wednesday (30th November), you are in for a real treat! Graeme Simsion, author of best-selling book, The Rosie Project, and his wife,  Anne Buist, forensic psychiatrist and author of award nominated psychological thriller, Medea’s Curse will be rocking into Canberra. So, why not […]

3 Reasons your business might be failing and what to do about it

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There are a plethora of articles on the internet, which have been written about why businesses fail – and on an intellectual level, most business owners will probably recognise these reasons, or at the very least, would have heard of them. (You probably clicked on this story to see if the three reasons listed in the […]

1916 flood of Clermont commemorated

Guest blogger: Isaac Regional Council Clermont Historical Centre and the Isaac Regional Council are commemorating the centenary of the 1916 Clermont flood in the 2016 exhibition ‘A Flood of Memories’. Clermont is a small rural Queensland town, 380 kms west of Rockhampton in central Queensland. Clermont first came into prominence in the 1860’s when gold... Read more

Cherries lure broad field of pickers for Young’s low hanging fruit

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A sigh of relief is sweeping across the top end of the Capital Region around Young, where hot weather has arrived, firing up the annual cherry harvest. A cold, rainy spring delayed the harvest. Co-owner of Ballinaclash Orchard and Cellar Door, Cath Mullany and two of her six children, are helping customers taste wine and […]

Ask RiotACT: Recommendations for a podiatrist

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I’m looking for recommendations for a good podiatrist in Canberra? This is for a person with a disability who has a non standard gait, so maybe a podiatrist with some experience/reputation with that, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Man dies after experiencing difficulties while snorkelling near Moruya

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A man in his 40s died after a snorkelling outing near Moruya yesterday morning. A report will be prepared for the Coroner after the death of the man on the NSW south coast. About 10.30am yesterday, the man was snorkelling with two other people in waters off Congo when he experienced difficulties and was assisted on board […]

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