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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...

Trump scraps protections for America's young immigrants, sparking uproar
  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 04:36

The US President orders the dismantling of protections for around 800,000 Dreamers — young people brought into the US illegally as children — spa...

Electricity market struggling as coal stations shut down, AEMO says
  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 02:36

The energy regulator warns Australians could face higher power bills and more blackouts this summer because of deep-seated problems in the national el...

Same-sex marriage survey funding 'not urgent, not unforeseen'
  • Tue, 05 Sep 2017 22:40

The High Court begins hearing arguments against the Federal Government's planned same-sex marriage voluntary postal survey, with two groups opposed to...

Where are Northbourne Avenue's new trees?
  • Tue, 05 Sep 2017 20:48

Hundreds of trees destined to eventually line Canberra's new light rail corridor are being lovingly nurtured at an ACT nursery. ...

Warner, Handscomb stamp Australia's authority on day two in Chittagong
  • Tue, 05 Sep 2017 18:35

Australia is well and truly in charge of the second Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong, thanks to some excellent batting from David Warner, Peter H...

Amount of flammable cladding on Canberra buildings remains unknown
  • Tue, 05 Sep 2017 16:37

It is still unclear how much potentially dangerous cladding could be on Canberra buildings, but the taskforce looking into it says it is confident the...

How shopping centres are changing to fight online shopping
  • Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:41

Retailers and shopping centre operators need to entice customers to stores, leading to some interesting experiments. ABC ...

Australia facing above-normal bushfire risk this summer, outlook warns
  • Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:36

The vast majority of the population will face above-normal bushfire risks this year and homeowners must prepare now, Australia's fire chiefs have warn...

Tourist accused of manslaughter over botched breast surgery
  • Tue, 05 Sep 2017 08:45

Chinese tourist Jie Shao administered a local anaesthetic and breast filler to the manager of a Sydney beauty clinic despite having no medical qualifi...

Live: Crossbench calls for Barnaby Joyce to stand aside
  • Tue, 05 Sep 2017 06:40

The crossbench is pressuring Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce to step aside from the ministry until the High Court rules on his dual citizenship. F...

Same-sex marriage survey in the balance as High Court hears challenges
  • Tue, 05 Sep 2017 04:38

If today's High Court challenge to the Federal Government's same-sex marriage postal survey is successful, it may not even go ahead at all. So who is ...

Sibling rivalry gives public speaking champ competitive edge
  • Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:36

Meet the year six student who has mastered the art of public speaking to take out the 2017 ACT Rostrum school competition. ...

Q&A: Can we return to slow politics and outsmart our high-tech future?
  • Mon, 04 Sep 2017 22:36

Melbourne Writers' Festival stars identify the challenges facing the global community right now and give their thoughts on how we might find a viable ...

ACT Government 'reluctant' to search kids, grandparents at jail
  • Mon, 04 Sep 2017 20:38

A prison official says blades, bongs and mobile phones may not have made it inside Canberra's jail if guards were granted stronger powers. ...

Bill Shorten produces proof he has renounced his dual citizenship
  • Mon, 04 Sep 2017 18:39

The Opposition Leader produces proof he has renounced his dual citizenship after taunts from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his predecessor Tony ...

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