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Palliative centre opens

A NEW Calvary Centre for Palliative Care research has opened. The research centre, a partnership between Little Company of Mary Health Care and Australian Catholic...

Grattan / Managing same-sex marriage plebiscite would be a challenge for Turnbull within his...

THE same-sex marriage debate, mostly at the margins of this campaign, has erupted between the parties and within the Liberals in a foretaste of...

Shane helps out in the Highlands

MLA Shane Rattenbury was in Papua New Guinea last week opening the Highlands’ first Greens office. The overseas, self-funded trip, usually reserved for Greens Senators,...

Crime reports drop in ACT

REPORTS of crime across the ACT dropped 10 per cent in the last year, according to the latest ACT Policing latest statistics. The Territory has...

Hawker Car-BQ

A CAR fire under a car port has caused the evacuation of around 40 people from six units in Hawker. The fire on Beetaloo...

A James Turrell retrospective to be the next National Gallery blockbuster

FANS of the National Gallery almost universally adore James Turrell's monumental work "Within Without" so vast one has to enter it to begin to...

Curtin pub robbed at knifepoint

A MAN threatened staff with a knife at the Statesman Hotel drive-through bottle shop last night at around 9 o'clock. Staff complied with his demands...

Search shows no sign of Jillian Fahey

THE search for 50-year-old Jillian Fahey continues after she was reported missing from a property on the state's Southern Tablelands nearly a week ago.  Ms...

Teen drug lab causes UC ‘explosion’

A TEENAGER has been arrested following reports of an "explosion" at one of the University of Canberra's residences on Tuesday (October 30).  The 19-year-old man...

Hindus ask NGA to investigate art objects

MEMBERS of the international Hindu community have asked the National Gallery of Australia to investigate the procurement of its Hindu art acquisitions and return...

Gallagher should face ‘scrutiny’ over data scandal

AS Labor dodges bullets over the data-doctoring scandal at Canberra Hospital by declining to call a Royal Commission into the whole saga, the Liberals...
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What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than looking for ants on Mount Majura?

YOU could find the love of your life this Valentine’s Day at a special guided activity searching for the valentine ant on Mount Majura....

Harold’s rhyme and reason

THREE years ago, Campbell resident Harold Grant publicly lobbied for Canberra to have a tribute to poetry and this week, he got to launch...

Satellite brings giant leap in meteorology

The Bureau of Meteorology has made near real-time imagery from the Japanese Himawari-8 satellite available to the public from today via its new web viewer....

Digital edition 31 May

HEARD the one about the Irish butcher at Kippax whose Irish jokes occasionally attract complaints? Seven days columnist MIKE WELSH has.

ESA responds to loud explosion

ACT FIRE & Rescue raced to Stromlo shortly after 7pm, following reports of a loud explosion and smoke. Fire crews found a car fire in grasslands...

Scientists campaign to save the swift parrot

SCIENTISTS from the Australian National University (ANU) have launched a new crowdfunding campaign to help protect the critically endangered swift parrot from sugar gliders. New...

Man, woman arrested after Lyons robbery

A MAN and woman have been arrested after an aggravated robbery in Lyons on Saturday morning.  At around 11am, police received a tip-off that a man...
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HIA sees a building boom coming for Canberra

THE HOUSING Industry Association has released the Spring edition of the Outlook Report for the Australian Capital Territory. “It is pleasing to see a positive...

Free AIDS/STI testing in November

AROUND 10 per cent of HIV positive people in the ACT may be unaware they are infected, a statistic that the AIDS Action Council...




There’s not much new in Malcolm’s ‘Utopia’ view 

"A couple of pesky residents mistook Malcolm Snow's presentation for a democratic forum and insisted on questions when their areas of interest were quickly glossed over," says Canberra Matters columnist PAUL COSTIGAN. 


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