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High Court to hand down decision on same-sex marriage survey today
  • Thu, 07 Sep 2017 22:39

The High Court will deliver its decision this afternoon on whether a voluntary postal survey on same-sex marriage will go ahead. ...

Father calls on Government to act after paedophile's High Court victory
  • Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:42

A man whose son was abused by Canberra paedophile Aaron James Holliday is calling on the ACT Government to act, after a High Court victory could see h...

Embassy's Solander garden honours early naturalist
  • Thu, 07 Sep 2017 18:38

A new garden at the Swedish embassy in Canberra celebrates the legacy of 18th-century naturalist Daniel Solander. ABC New...

National autism diagnosis guidelines to make 'big difference for women'
  • Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:36

National guidelines to help diagnose people with autism have been drafted for the first time in Australia by a team of experts, and are expected to pa...

Thousands of childcare workers walk off the job, call for 35pc pay rise
  • Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:35

At least 3,000 early childhood educators go on strike across the country to protest over pay and conditions. The union says early childhood educators ...

'We have needed this': French fashion giants ban size-zero models
  • Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:39

French fashion companies LVMH and Kering sign a joint charter vowing to stop hiring size-zero models worldwide, in a move Australian model Abby Valdes...

Irma 'totally demolishes' the island of Barbuda in Caribbean rampage
  • Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:42

Ninety per cent of buildings on the island of Barbuda have been wiped out by Hurricane Irma, the country's PM says, as the deadly storm rips through t...

Who looks after Canberra's flags? Watch the team at work.
  • Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:36

Three Canberrans manage most of the flags that are flown in the city - Michael Arioli, Marc Hirzel and Carol Miller. ABC ...

Fewer Canberra children learning how to swim amid parents' concerns over cost
  • Thu, 07 Sep 2017 06:36

The number of kids learning to swim in the ACT falls by up to 1,000 participants, prompting safety concerns as summer approaches. ...

Canberra businesses fight to stay afloat from impact of light rail works
  • Thu, 07 Sep 2017 04:37

Mitchell business owners are upset at the scrapping of plans for a light rail stop in their suburb despite feeling the sting of ongoing construction w...

Emotion of same-sex marriage debate largely absent in High Court hearing
  • Thu, 07 Sep 2017 02:37

Both sides of the same-sex marriage debate are holding their breath awaiting the High Court's decision on the postal survey this afternoon. But the em...

Hurricane Irma hits Caribbean islands as Trump declares Florida emergency
  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 22:36

Hurricane Irma roars into the Caribbean with record-setting force, shaking people in their homes on the islands of Antigua and Barbuda on a path towar...

'I would sleep with a knife under my bed': The reality of living with sextortion
  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 20:36

Kate lost her life's savings and feared for the safety of her and her children after she "swiped the wrong way" on Tinder and exchanged naked messages...

Nationals to call for final energy policy solution
  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 18:35

The National Party membership will use its federal conference this weekend to pressure politicians to finalise energy policy, and to push for more coa...

Jury takes just 32 minutes to convict two men over Daley's violent death
  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:40

Two men are found guilty over the death of 33-year-old Lynette Daley, whose naked body was found bruised and bloodied after a boozy 2011 camping trip ...

Manus Island detainees say $70m payout 'not enough'
  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:36

Refugees and asylum seekers who will receive compensation for being illegally detained on Manus Island say they are unhappy with the $ 70 million set...

Clinton Pryor's year-long journey to Canberra ends in frustration
  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:38

Clinton Pryor's year-long journey to Canberra ends in frustration after he was asked to walk a few more steps to the back of Parliament House to meet ...

Government lawyers make case for same-sex marriage survey in High Court
  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 10:43

The Commonwealth puts forward its arguments, as the same-sex marriage postal survey is challenged in the High Court, with Solicitor-General Stephen Do...

Socceroos' nightmare is Syria's dream come true
  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:37

The Socceroos' playoff route to the World Cup may be a gut punch for Australian football circles, but it is cause for celebration for their upcoming o...

Is Donald Trump trolling Congress?
  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 06:39

In axing DACA, the program that protects young undocumented immigrants, Donald Trump has put the pressure on Congress to fix it. And six months is a s...

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