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Deakin house auctions expected to raise $1m+ for charity

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If all goes to plan, the auction of two Canberra properties next month could result in the single largest donation to charity in the ACT. Two adjoining house and land packages on Deakin’s Buxton Street will be auctioned to raise money for charities that support people with a disability. The Deakin Charity House Project is a […]

Why rails instead of rubber?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It’s clearly a polarising question in the lead up to the ACT election, the future direction of public transport in Canberra. The Canberra Liberals are staking their election chances on outright opposition to light rail (it’s not a tram, just to be clear Mr Hanson), and have proposed to effectively provide more of the same. […]

Anu Singh to assist Seven with Joe Cinque production

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Seven Network is producing its own program on the 1997 death of Joe Cinque in consultation with Cinque’s killer, Anu Singh, according to the co-writer/director of a new film adaptation of Helen Garner’s award-winning book Joe Cinque’s Consolation. Read our review of the film here Read an interview with Maria Cinque here Canberra-raised Sotiris […]

Ask RiotACT: Help! Dentist advice for newbie

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

So, it has finally reached that time when I cannot put off going to the dentist any longer. This is why all help is needed at this very crucial moment in my life. It’s safe to say I have never been to the dentist as, I had always either found an excuse not to go […]

ACT election candidate bake-off: Jennifer Newman

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We’re hesitant to announce a winner of our candidate challenge with seven more entries to publish before election day, but you have to admit, Jennifer Newman’s chocolate balloons cake is going to be hard to beat in the Canberra vision/cake decorating stakes. Chifley-based Ms Newman, who is running for Labor in the seat of Murrumbidgee […]

A muted consolation for Maria Cinque

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The RiotACT has spoken exclusively with Maria Cinque, mother of Joe Cinque, about the film adaptation of Helen Garner’s bestselling and award-winning book Joe Cinque’s Consolation: A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law, which premieres in Canberra at Palace Electric tonight. Read Andrew Lampe’s review of the film here. The film depicts the […]

Bike commuters to mark Ride2Work day tomorrow

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Stephan Walter commutes 14km by bike from Hughes to Dickson every morning, and is looking forward to celebrating National Ride2Work Day 2016 tomorrow. “I started riding in 2007 and have not stopped, even managing Canberra’s cold winters. It has improved my life.” Using a combination of streets and shared paths, the ride takes him 40 minutes. […]

Journeys, soul searching, lost souls in art at Tuggeranong

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Tuggeranong Arts Centre Gallery has three exhibitions on till the end of October that make the visit worth while – and more. Seeking Refuge This exhibition has combined the works of eight artists across various media. While some works aims to focus on the lives of the people stuck in limbo on Manus and Naru, […]

Libs would address Oaks Estate woes: Doszpot

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Oaks Estate Progress Association has had another big win, with the Canberra Liberals committing to address heritage, road safety, public housing and public transport concerns in the suburb after every independent and minor party candidate did the same last week. It leaves Labor and the Greens as the only parties not committed to an […]

And the ACT election winner is …

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With four days till the Assembly election it is time to declare the result as I see it of what has been a high promising financial campaign by both sides.  My political leanings are known so it is no surprise I predict a Liberal win, however the reasons call for justification. The extent of financial commitments […]

Sherwood Township Estate, 1885 (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 1885 advertises 268 allotments of land for sale at the Sherwood Township Estate in Brisbane. The allotments were situated along Jerrold Street, Coyne Street, Mayhew Street, Hood Street... Read more

ALP pledges $25m for light rail stage two scoping, design

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A re-elected Labor government would start work immediately on stage two of its planned light rail network and offer a free trial of all new Rapid Bus services, according to Labor transport spokeswoman Meegan Fitzharris. Labor would spend $25 million on scoping and design work for light rail stage two. Ms Fitzharris says almost 210,000 […]

ACT election candidate bake-off: Elizabeth Lee

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

You may know that Canberra Liberals’ candidate and ANU Legal Workshop lecturer Elizabeth Lee is widely expected to win a seat in Kurrajong on Saturday, but did you also know that she’s been teaching group fitness classes for 14 years, most recently at Fernwood? Here are some other things we learnt about the popular candidate […]

If you won $500, what would you spend it on?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you won an award for outstanding contributions to the Canberra community and part of the prize was $500, what would you spend it on? Local resident Ralph Nelson was awarded the ACT Mental Health Week Award in 2013 for Consumer Contribution to Sector Development. Part of the prize was $500 and he put the […]

Why we need to tackle poker machines

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

  Kim Huynh, Belco’s Batman faces off against the Poker Machine For a long time I casually played the pokies without realizing the extent to which they’re ripping the soul out of the nation’s capital. In financial year 2014/2015, Canberrans lost over $167 million on poker machines. We fed over $2 billion into pokies, that’s almost […]

Ask RiotACT: Problems with moths and rugs

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi there, I have just discovered that I have moths eating my carpet and clothing and I’m trying to track down where they might have come from. I bought some rugs from Costco just before they appeared and while the timing may be completely co-incidental, I’m wondering if anyone else has had the same problem? Cheers

ACT election candidate bake-off: Sustainable Australia

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Sustainable Australia party’s entry in the RiotACT candidate bake-off is iced with a landscape painting-like image featuring Ginninderra Falls and the West Belconnen section of the Murrumbidgee River corridor. “It’s a small but really nicely decorated cake because we advocate better not bigger,” candidate for Ginninderra Martin Tye says. He says he and son […]

Goose of the Week award goes to yours truly

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I am claiming the Goose of the Week Award for the second time in my life. I went to Hobart the weekend before last for a wedding.  We arrived a the airport in Hobart at about 9pm on the Friday night.  After a rather long day, we were anxious to get to our hotel and […]

A history of Fish Lane, part 2: The Eodone Aerated Water Company

During the 1880s South Brisbane was thriving.  A busy hub developed around on ‘the bridgelands’ near the entrance to the Victoria Bridge.  When the parishioners of St. Thomas’ Church left their modest building for the newly built St. Andrews’, up on higher ground, the Church of England leased the old church out for commercial use. A number of companies... Read more

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