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Kula takes the LEGO Challenge

Next ACT wandered down to Digress restaurant and bar in Civic last Wednesday night to watch one of ACT Labor’s candidates for Molonglo, Mark Kulasingham, take The RiotACT’s LEGO Challenge. Check out the RiotACT’s LEGO Challenge coverage by John Griffiths. About a dozen campaign t-shirt-wearing ALP supporters turned up to cheer on Kulasingham, and they […]

Ninjas are OK, too

Ninjas are OK, too

The second round of the RiotACT’s LEGO Challenge took place on Tuesday night, with the Pirate Party ACT’s Mark Gibbons testing his LEGO mettle. Mark was seconded by Kate Valentine; also in attendance were Stuart Biggs (PPAU-ACT’s President), Glen Takkenberg (PPAU-ACT Secretary) and a smattering of other supporters and ‘observers’ (Liberal’s Matt Watts and Labor’s Elias Hallaj). Like […]

Bite-Sized Bits

Bite-Sized Bits

Some nuggets of ACT election news: Chief Minister Katy Gallagher today announced that her government would push for a needle and syringe exchange program for prisoners at Alexander Maconochie Centre. It will be based on a one-for-one model, where prisoners exchange a dirty needle for a clean needle, overseen by medical professionals. Drug counselling and […]

The Next ACT Experiment

Today we’re excited to be launching Next ACT: a collaboration between Crikey and the University of Canberra to bring you coverage of the 2012 ACT Election. See our summary of #ACT2012 Election reporting so far. Next ACT is an experiment in more ways than one. It is an experiment in journalism education. Students and staff […]

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2012 Canberra Election

Assembling Civic

Assembling Civic

Politics, LEGO and a few beers, all to a heavy metal soundtrack. We got our collective political geek on at the first RiotACT ‘LEGO Challenge’ of the forthcoming ACT Election. The ACT election is on the 20th of October and Canberra-based hyperlocal news site RiotACT is running a ‘LEGO Challenge’ for candidates to assemble their vision […]

The Story So Far

The ACT might be headed to the polls soon but candidates are still very much in low gear. As Michael Inman observed in last Sunday’s Canberra Times: With 69 days to go until the October 20 poll, the usual advertising blitz, door knocking, soap box speeches and promises of a better city are yet to […]