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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 ...

US deal with Russia on Syria will save 'tremendous numbers of lives': Trump
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:39

US President Donald Trump says an agreement with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Syria would save "tremendous numbers of lives" after the two met ...

'Fundamental agreement' reached on rebadged TPP deal
  • Sat, 11 Nov 2017 22:37

Eleven Pacific Rim countries reach a "fundamental agreement" on continuing with a free trade pact as US President Donald Trump and Russian President V...

Queensland Premier rubbishes One Nation's claims schoolchildren taught masturbation
  • Sat, 11 Nov 2017 20:36

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk slaps down One Nation's claims that teachers are showing children sex tricks in the classroom as "absolutely ...

Would you drive an electric car in exchange for free parking?
  • Sat, 11 Nov 2017 18:38

A senior bureaucrat suggests offering free parking and use of transit lanes to Canberra drivers who make the switch to electric cars, in an attempt to...

Teens sexually assaulted by 62yo they met at bus stop
  • Sat, 11 Nov 2017 16:49

A 62-year-old Canberra man admits to sexually assaulting teens after building their trust by buying them alcohol and driving them to parties. ...

Australia pauses to reflect on courage, sacrifice 99 years from end of Great War
  • Sat, 11 Nov 2017 14:38

People across Australia mark the 99th anniversary of the armistice which ended World War I, and 100 years since Australia's most costly year in the wa...

Live: Perry century puts Australia on top in Women's Ashes Test
  • Sat, 11 Nov 2017 12:40

Ellyse Perry notches up her first international century, helping Australia pass England's first innings total on day three of the Women's Ashes Test a...

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