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Undersea cable deal with PNG inked amid concerns over China's influence
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 22:38

The Federal Government announces it will deliver a new undersea, high-speed telecommunications cable from Australia to Papua New Guinea. ...

Need to renegotiate your NBN plan? Read this first
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:41

If the thought of talking internet speeds and megabits per second with your service provider scares you, this is for you. Before you get on the phone,...

Jacqui Lambie's departure from Parliament could be imminent
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:39

The colourful Tasmanian senator has been foreshadowing her departure from federal politics, telling Senate colleagues she is scrambling to check wheth...

New senator says Hanson booted him from One Nation in 'vitriolic' attack
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:50

One of Australia's newest senators, Fraser Anning, says he was verbally abused in a "vitriolic" party room attack before Pauline Hanson kicked him out...

Were you following the world of sport this week? Test yourself in our quiz
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:47

It's been a big week in sport, with the Race That Stops The Nation, the Women's Ashes Test, World Cup qualifying drama for the Socceroos and more. How...

Chinese high school students allegedly bashed at Canberra bus stop
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:43

Two teenagers appear before the ACT Children's Court after a pair of international high school students were allegedly bashed at a Canberra bus statio...

City job, country home: Outliers explain appeal of life outside Canberra
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:54

Families with a foot in two camps — working in Canberra and living over the border in rural New South Wales — say they're living the dream. ...

Deutsche Telekom argues original fibre-to-home NBN too ambitious
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 06:36

Labor's original all-fibre rollout for the National Broadband Network was too ambitious and costly, according to a senior executive from Deutsche Tele...

Rats, cannons and the cold: Why Canberra is so far inland
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 04:36

Three different parliaments and two royal commissions took more than a decade to agree on the site for Australia's capital — so why is Canberra wher...

Tackling homelessness with moveable houses and vacant blocks
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 02:37

An innovative project has found a way to provide urgently needed housing on land that would otherwise be left vacant for years. ...

When taking a break mid-relationship can actually save a marriage
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:40

When you feel your relationship start to crumble, do you struggle on or call it quits? For one Canberra couple, the answer was somewhere in between. ...

Australian academic says he has been silenced by Chinese Government
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 22:36

A leading Australian publisher claims the threat of Chinese Government retaliation is the reason it cancelled plans to print a book which further expo...

8yo drag car driver dies after Perth Motorplex crash
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 20:38

Junior driver Anita Board dies in hospital after she was critically injured when her junior dragster hit a concrete barrier at Perth Motorplex on Satu...

As it happened: Australia, England draw Women's Ashes Test
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 18:46

The Women's Ashes Test finishes in a draw at North Sydney Oval, as the series remains alive heading into the Twenty20 internationals. Look back at the...

Jacinda Ardern to talk about 'unacceptable' Manus situation with Turnbull again
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:37

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she will once again bring up the stand-off on Manus Island with Malcolm Turnbull when the two leaders m...

Donald Trump backtracks on Putin comments, says he agrees Russia meddled in election
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 14:54

Donald Trump says he believes Vladimir Putin believes it when he says Moscow did not interfere in the 2016 US presidential election, but he also belie...

'We've got ammo': Labor responds to Government's High Court threat
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 12:38

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull warns the Government will refer Labor MPs facing dual citizenship questions to the High Court, but Labor threatens to ...

Celebrating a centenary of Canberra's cork oak forest
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 10:40

Walking into Canberra's 100-year-old cork forest is like walking into a cathedral, as the sunlight peeps through lines of trees planted in rectangular...

Police pull body from river outside Canberra
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 08:40

Police in Canberra discover a body in the Murrumbidgee River, but say it is too early to tell how the person died. ABC Ne...

Canberra Greyhound Racing Club to fight lease renewal delay
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 02:36

The ACT's greyhound racing club steps up its fight against a looming industry ban in the territory, vowing to challenge a delay to the renewal of its ...

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