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David Ellery and Dan Harrison 2:24 AM The 40,000 Australians expected to be over 100 by 2055 by the authors of the 2015 Intergenerational Report have nothing to fear Canberra centenarian, Victor Lederer, has said.
Sally Pryor 9:58 PM When Gordon Peake first arrived in East Timor for a short research trip in 2007, he was instantly captivated by the complex and energetic country. His resulting book struck exactly the right chord with readers and reviewers alike, and has been named ACT Book of the Year.
9:40 PM Firefighters investigate the smell of smoke at a city apartment complex.
Christopher Knaus 11:30 PM The ACT opposition has called on the government to release the long-awaited review into ambulance culture.
Emma Macdonald 11:30 PM Australian Education Union ACT Secretary Glenn Fowler usually reads The Canberra Times. But at this time of year he refuses to – preferring instead to line the bottom of a bird cage with its annual league tables publishing school performance.
Emma Kelly 11:45 PM Performers hoping to snag the small screen spotlight trickled through Canberra's QT hotel on Friday to audition for reality juggernaut the X Factor.
David Ellery 8:04 PM Buying an early model Mazda MX-5 is the best and cheapest way to get yourself into a classic two-seater sportscar according to die-hard owner and enthusiast, Bob Judd.
Emma Kelly 7:47 PM An Australian premier performance will take revellers on a magical journey higher than the national institutions projected with colourful light as Enlighten ends and Canberra's long weekend begins.
Christopher Knaus 7:21 PM The ACT government says it will "watch" interstate action on domestic violence as the NSW Coalition makes an election pledge to set up a disclosure scheme warning people if their partner is a perpetrator.
7:01 PM A 32-year-old autistic man has been found after he went missing in Gungahlin on Friday.
Emma Kelly 11:30 PM Holt's Allison Moy was relaxing after a day of work when storm brewing in the distance inspired her to jump in the car with her camera.
Tom McIlroy 11:30 PM The ACT government faces another stumbling block in its plans to bulldoze the run-down Northbourne Avenue public housing precinct after the National Trust launched an appeal to protect all of the buildings.
Tom McIlroy 11:30 PM Fewer freight vehicles will need to use roads linking Canberra and New South Wales as a new strategy for the ACT's scrap metal comes into force.
Henry Belot 11:30 PM The ACT's peak drug body has called on the government to legalise medical marijuana and criticised some practitioners for being too narrow minded about reform.
Primrose Riordan 4:54 PM The Skywhale will be conspicuously absent from the upcoming Balloon Spectacular, but just how many flights she has left remains unclear.
Natasha Rudra 4:12 PM The doors are open to the grassy roof of Parliament House for free on Friday and Saturday night for the Enlighten festival.
Christopher Knaus 4:11 PM Attorney-General Simon Corbell says cuts will hurt victims of domestic violence and Indigenous Australians.
Henry Belot 4:01 PM The federal government has allocated $2.7 million to fix four black spots on ACT roads and another $3.2 million to improve the Federal Highway.
2:59 PM A two-car crash on Hindmarsh Drive is holding up traffic in Woden.
Frances Cranston 11:45 PM 100 years on and World War I still claims victims - Frances Cranston, daughter of former Canberra Times defence writer Frank Cranston, follows his footsteps to the WWI graves in Europe.
Phillip Thomson 12:34 PM Some businesses have five years left to run on leases. The Immigration Department could move out in two.
Sasha Grishin 12:20 PM Thomson possesses the rare ability to constantly reinvent herself as an artist.
Sally Pryor 11:49 AM An ancient Indian sculpture that until recently had its home among other Asian antiquities at the National Gallery of Australia is set to return to India.