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'How-to guide' on preventing terrorist attacks in Australia released
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:40

A combination of CCTV, X-ray screening and physical barriers like bollards should be used to safeguard public places against potential terrorist attac...

Leaked documents reveal Pine Gap's role in the US fighting machine
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:56

Intelligence from Australia's Pine Gap base is being used on US battlefields, leaked documents from the US National Security Agency reveal for the fir...

Custom-made playgrounds bringing the bush to kids
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:39

Three new natural playgrounds are opening in Canberra to give kids who would otherwise have little access to nature the freedom to explore and play. ...

Sharkie backs Government despite citizenship fiasco frustrations, Xenophon says
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:42

A day after Rebekha Sharkie said she was withdrawing her in-principle support for the Coalition over the dual citizenship saga, Nick Xenophon says his...

Wallabies thrashed 54-34 by rampant All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup opener
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:41

The Wallabies are outclassed by the world champion All Blacks, who embarrass the home side 54-34 in the opening Bledisloe Cup Test at Sydney's Olympic...

'It was great! Thanks': Trump gives Bannon a Twitter send-off
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:39

The US President praises his former chief strategist Steve Bannon on Twitter, thanking him for his service and his role in the presidential election c...

'Say a prayer': 7yo Australian boy still missing after Barcelona attack
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 20:38

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urges Australians to pray for the safety of a Sydney boy still unaccounted for after the Barcelona attack, as Spanish ...

Minister 'unaware' of prisoner's escape from Canberra hospital
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:38

The ACT Health Minister says she was unaware a prisoner had absconded from custody at the Canberra Hospital more than 24 hours after the fact, despite...

Time for Liberals to take female representation seriously, Greiner says
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:37

Federal Liberal Party president Nick Greiner says it is time for the party to "at last" take female representation in Parliament "seriously". ...

Testing the effects of footy screams and rumbles
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:43

We know Canberra Raiders fans are passionate, but are they loud enough to cause a footy quake? Researchers are putting the idea to the test this weeke...

Bobby Chen and the Canberra Underwater Rugby team shows what the sport is like beneath the surface.
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:41

Bobby Chen and the Canberra Underwater Rugby team shows what the sport is like beneath the surface. ABC News

We should celebrate Australia Day, just not on January 26
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 04:39

Let's not pretend we have any great attachment to January 26, 1788. It wasn't a joyous occasion, even for the colonists, Ben Pobjie writes. ...

Swans pip Crows by three points in AFL thriller
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:38

Sydney beats AFL competition leaders the Crows by just three points in a pulsating clash at Adelaide Oval to slip into the top four. ...

Stan Grant: America tears down its racist history, we ignore ours
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:42

Americans are tearing down the Confederate monuments to hate, but we remain oblivious to ours. A Captain Cook statue in Sydney, for example, still sta...

7yo Australian boy missing after Barcelona attack, mum in hospital
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:39

Seven-year-old Sydney boy Julian Cadman is missing and his mother is in a serious condition in a Barcelona hospital after being caught up in the deadl...

Junior cricket changes aim to make game more enjoyable
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:38

As another football season draws to a close, it can only mean one thing — the junior cricket season is just around the corner. But this summer chang...

Citizen's arrest for man who allegedly rammed cars in Canberra
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:38

A man accused of stealing a van and reversing into other cars in a Wanniassa car park is behind bars, caught and restrained by members of the public. ...

Two Australians hit by van in Barcelona attack, another unaccounted for
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:37

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says two young men from Victoria were struck by the van that ploughed through pedestrians in Barcelona, while one woman ...

Sugar code of conduct under threat
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:35

Queensland sugar cane growers are fuming over an attempt by a senator to scrap the Sugar Industry Code of Conduct. ABC Ne...

Inquiry into CFA changes fails to return decisive result, with MPs sticking to party lines
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:42

The fate of the Andrews Government's controversial fire services reforms remains in the hands of the upper house crossbench after a parliamentary inqu...

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