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Ask RiotACT: Wanted – Part time commercial kitchen

I am on the hunt for an unused commercial kitchen to use out of hours (5-10pm) up to 4 nights a week to boost my small catering business. If anyone knows of an appropriate space please contact me with details!

Jack the Insider’s guide to surviving the Federal Election

Just 52 days to go. As the national shot clock ticks down to the election, the finish line looks so distant, almost beyond the horizon of human consciousness. No doubt many of you are wondering, how the hell am I going to cope? Here are some handy tips on getting through until you have a heart warming, spirit rekindling sausage in bread on July 2. Full column here.

Creating a cafe: the build

In between sourcing suppliers for our shop, such as Gabriel Coffee (you can read about it here), the required documentation was signed off and we could finally commence the build. We had contracted a builder very early on however, due to various commitments and other delays on the builder side, the shop continued to be at [...]

Fundraising for Canberra boy

Canberra Friends and Family,Our brother, Yusuf Kamara, was tragically involved in a near-lethal accident in Goulburn last week. After serious surgery and now continual care, he is fighting with all his might to survive the ordeal. Yusuf is known in town as a futsal fanatic, having played quite a bit of outdoor football and futsal for Olympic.  He [...]

Civic Square a jumbled, architectural mess

City planners allow for all manner of formal spaces when plotting out the municipal aspects of any new township. In early colonial Victoria it was decided that townships should not have major public squares – city squares – as there was the fear that such spaces may encourage democracy. Heaven forbid! For most of its life [...]

Bar Machiavelli, Rushcutters Bay

If you like pasta, you'll love Bar Machiavelli. The menu is all about pasta with a fork-twirling bonanza of at least nine different pastas on the menu, all made in-house. Spaghetti? Pappardelle? Gnocchetti? Tagliatelle? It's all here,...Show More Summary

QE62:’Balancing Act’ by George Megalogenis

Balancing Act: Australia between Recession and Renewal Quarterly Essays, with their generous word length of about 25,000 words often provide a deeper analysis of current topics than you’re likely to find in newspapers and magazines.  The most recent Quarterly Essay, … Continue reading ?

Avenging the Nurses: Government’s response to the sinking of 2/3 Australian Hospital Ship Centaur

Guest blogger, Madonna Grehan, John Oxley Library Fellow for 2015 The Centaur Fund Series highlights Queenslanders’ special acknowledgement of the nursing profession, in the years after World War II. Saturday 14 May 2016 marks 73 years since the torpedoing and sinking of the 2/3 Australian Hospital Ship Centaur, by enemy fire. On that day in... Read more

Release land for people, not profit to fund grandiose plans

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The review of the National Capital Plan last week provided opportunities for major land releases. In Ginninderra the CSIRO’s 701 hectare field station site beside the Barton Highway is estimated to make available 6500 housing blocks, the same number as the West Belconnen development which will straddle the ACT-NSW border. In the south permission has been given [...]

Mother, 39, allegedly rammed son, 7, with car at Batehaven

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 39-year-old mother has been charged after yesterday allegedly driving her car into a reserve at Batehaven on the South Coast and striking her 7-year-old son with her car twice. The woman was arrested at the scene and taken to Bateman’s Bay Police Station. She was later charged with attempted murder, assault occasioning actual bodily harm [...]

Four-car crash near Hindmarsh/Monaro intersection

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Fire & Rescue attended the scene of a four crash in Narrabundah during peak hour this morning. Crews were alerted to the incident on Hindmarsh Drive near the Monaro Highway on ramp just after 8:55am. Only minor damage has been reported with no injuries needing to be assessed. RiotACT this morning attended the scene of a [...]

Propaganda radicalised us, then and now

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I was reflecting on the Anzac Day stuff the other week and I confess to some disquiet. This is when we commemorate the sacrifices of our young men and women in theatres of war in defence of Oz and our way of life. Let me get this straight though, we sent young men and women overseas [...]

How not to get scammed on Tinder

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

And how to get back at the bastards if it does happen to you. Part 1 – The victim is ensnared A few weeks ago I started using Tinder for the first time. Got some matches, had a few fairly non-eventual conversations, until that is I met Shaniqua. She seemed interested in me, we had some stuff [...]

art on Argyle St

Argyle St has seen some new apartment developments and also a significant increase in great street art in the past couple of years. These are between Gore and Napier streets. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian W...

Union body calls for review of industrial manslaughter laws

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The failure to prosecute Schwing Australia over the death of Ben Catanzariti highlights serious limitations with industrial manslaughter laws, according to Canberra’s peak union body. The ACT public prosecutor on Monday dropped the case...Show More Summary

Dunne demands return of Belconnen bus services

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Vicki Dunne has demanded the ACT government restore Belconnen bus services in the interests of elderly residents. The Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly and the Liberal member for Ginninderra tabled a petition on Monday calling for ACTION bus services and covered stops to be restored on Burkitt Street in Page. “The removal of the bus routes and [...]

Driver alert following oil spill in Fyshwick

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Motorists have been urged to drive with care following an oil spill on Barrier Street in Fyshwick. ACT Fire & Rescue crews were called to the incident just before 1.30pm and used sand to cover and maintain the fuel on the road. With wet weather continuing, Roads ACT has urged motorists to drive carefully along the 400-metre stretch, from the intersection [...]

Police name ACT’s worst intersections ahead of blitz on traffic controls

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing will focus its road safety efforts in May on the territory’s worst intersections for collisions and has released a top ten list to assist drivers in preventing such accidents in future. More than half of all collisions on ACT roads occur at intersections, according to ACT Policing, with many drivers disregarding traffic controls such [...]

Dedicated paediatric areas open in ED at Canberra Hospital

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Children and their families attending the Canberra Hospital Emergency Department will have access to dedicated paediatric treatment and waiting areas from tomorrow. ACT Health Minister Simon Corbell opened the facilities this morning, saying they would improve care of younger patients by providing a separate area with six patient beds, two consultation rooms and a private [...]

My 43 favourite birthday cakes from the inaugural PANDSI Cake-Off

Over the eight years I wrote Melbourne Gastronome, I wrote several times about my love for the classic Australian Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book. Waaay back in 2007 I wrote about the Facebook fan group I'd started, 'The...Show More Summary

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