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Liberals shielding minister Sussan Ley from debate about health

THE posters are going out under Malcolm Turnbull’s signature “I guarantee Medicare stays”. The government is clearly alarmed that Bill Shorten’s Medicare scare campaign...

Airport shops open to crowds and fanfare

THE new Majura Park Shopping Centre was officially opened today with crowds of shoppers turning out to see stores including "the best Big W...

ACT youths spend less time in lock-up

YOUNG Canberrans spent 22 per cent less time in juvenile detention over the 2012-13 financial year than in the previous year, with an even...

Grammar science wing wins top award

CANBERRA building company Construction Control has won an MBA award for Canberra Girls Grammar School’s new $13.7 million science wing. The building won the prize...

When alcohol steps up to fill the social isolation void

Worried about your drinking during lockdown? These eight signs might indicate a problem, writes NICOLE LEE.

Lunchtime idyll at Wesley

TOMORROW, Wednesday, May 21, Pianist Kylie Loveland and violinist Alys Rayner will perform as part of the Wesley Music Centre’s popular Lunchtime Live series. Their program includes...

Sweet memories of departing Obama

PRESIDENTIAL M&Ms, one of the most prized Air Force One souvenirs, were given to staff at the Hyatt to mark the visit of US...

Radio shock: Pete says goodbye to Biggzy

HIGHLY publicised Mix 106.3FM breakfast duo Pete and Biggzy is no more, the partnership lasting only a little over four months.

Fungal disease causes mass amphibian extinctions

A fungal disease has caused dramatic population declines in more than 500 amphibian species, including 90 extinctions, over the past 50 years. These figures were found in international study led by ANU. 

Fatal road accident at ANU

ACT Policing is investigating a collision in Acton today (Thursday, 10 April) in which a male driver has died. About 3.10pm police responded to...

Chalmers’ dire warning on leaving kids in hot cars

CHILDREN have died from being left alone in cars, yet media reports show parents and caregivers are still ignoring warnings, according to the ACT Children...

Grattan / Wounded Abbott casts his future as character test for colleagues

By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra THE Liberal Party remains volatile and Tony Abbott’s position precarious after a National Press Club performance that avoided disaster...

New Qantas safety video promotes Canberra’s Mount Ainslie

SHOWCASED amongst popular destinations such as Field of Lights, Uluru, Canberra's Mount Ainslie also gets to shine in the new Qantas inflight safety video.  The...

Extreme heat may lead to stressed wildlife

CANBERRANS are encouraged not to approach native animals as high temperatures may lead to heat stress, according to conservator for flora and fauna Ian...

Review / ‘Ali’s Wedding’ (MA) ****

ALI (Osamah Sami) is an Australian-born Muslim whose Iranian-born father Mahdi (Don Hany) is imam at a Melbourne mosque. Osamah Sami not only plays the...

Joy Burch says no to means testing public education

JOY Burch has strongly rejected any plans to make parents pay for public education in Australia. A leaked discussion paper has lead to reports...

Where less is best

ONE of the more fascinating avenues of insight into Japanese culture provided by the upcoming Canberra Nara Candle Festival is ikebana, the traditional art...

Youth unemployment at ‘crisis point’

THE level of youth unemployment in Canberra has reached crisis point, according to a national welfare organisation.  The Brotherhood of St Laurence has analysed the latest...

20-year-old faces arson charges

A 20-year-old man is is facing arson charges as police allege an involvement in a suspicious house fire in Mawson on January 3.

Debunking myths of what causes cancer

February 4 is World Cancer Day and the Cancer Council is encouraging every Australian to trust only scientifically proven information when it comes to their health and wellbeing. In this piece from ehospice Australia, editor ROSS MURRAY reports...

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