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Crowds flock to Australia Day Live concert in Canberra

Megan Gorrey 9:46 PM   They toted Australian flags, small children and eskies full of beer as they rolled out the pinic rugs in the front yard of Parliament House.

New Year but old fears for victims of CBA scandal

CBA stocks plunged 7.4 per cent in September.

Georgia Wilkins 12:15 AM   Consumer group Choice and victims of the Commonwealth Bank financial planning scandal have expressed fresh concerns over the handling of a bank-run compensation scheme, saying many potential victims have been left out and fresh questions were raised about its independence.

AO for Questacon founder Mike Gore

The idea for Questacon came from Dr Gore's 1976 visit to the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

Clare Colley 12:30 AM   The hundreds of thousands of people who visit Questacon each year have Professor Mike Gore to thank for bringing the much-loved institution to life.

Art-loving diplomat receives Australia Day honour

Australia day honoree: Di Johnstone (right) at an exhibition of repatriated South African art from the Ifa Lethu Foundation.

Sally Pryor 12:15 AM   Former diplomat Di Johnstone is honoured for helping to repatriate South African art and for services to the Canberra community.

Take tobacco out of supermarkets: Eros

Manager of the Ainslie IGA Manuel Xyrakis with the cigarette stands he tried to remove from his supermarket.

Scott Hannaford 11:30 PM   The ACT has about 300 age-restricted premises which include pubs, clubs, TABs, adult stores and brothels and it's been mooted cigarette sales should be restricted to these sites. Scott Hannaford reports.

Public servants take power to India's slums

Emma Colenbrander, left, of Pollinate Energy and Clare Condon are India bound. Ms Condon is travelling to India in March to volunteer for the Pollinate program.

Tom McIlroy 11:30 PM   Pollinate team members visit communities where their products are sold and provide ongoing support. Tom McIlroy reports.

A marathon resolution for the new year

Megan Walters of Macgregor plans to run her first marathon this year.

Emma Kelly 11:30 PM   Running a marathon is on numerous bucket lists – but how many of us have actually crossed the line?

Former museum director delighted at recognition

Craddock Morton.

Sally Pryor 12:15 AM   Craddock Morton is almost ashamed to admit how much he actually enjoyed his career, especially now that he's been honoured for his work.

Auditor-General Ian McPhee honoured with AO

Auditor-General of the Australian National Audit Office Ian McPhee at his home in Manuka.

Phillip Thomson 12:30 AM   Ian McPhee, about to retire, honoured on Australia Day.

Missing Sydney man found

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John Thistleton 4:32 PM   ACT Policing ask for help to find missing man.

ACT government out-of-home care tender begins

'The new strategy represents a major change to the current system, fundamentally changing the way help is provided to carers and service providers to support vulnerable children and young people,' says Mick Gentleman.

Tom McIlroy 11:30 PM   Service providers will be called to tender for the ACT government's newly restructured strategy for care of children living out of home, as efforts to deal with increasing demand and fewer foster carers in the Canberra community begin.

New Calvary private hospital on the cards for Canberra

Calvary Hospital's Bruce campus could expand, with a new facility planned.

Natasha Boddy 11:30 PM   Calvary Health Care ACT has revealed plans to build a new 100-bed private hospital on its Bruce campus.

Richards awarded Order of Australia Medal for service to people with disability

Canberra's Sally Richards has been awarded an Order of Australia medal for improving the lives of people with a disability.

Emma Kelly 12:30 AM   A decade of innovation has transformed countless lives, including her own.

Blen McInnes says Woden flood memorial has been neglected

The Woden flood memorial.

Clare Colley 11:30 PM   While the rest of Canberra celebrates Australia Day, retired police officer Blen McInnes will be thinking of the seven victims of the Woden flood and his role in the rescue effort on January 26, 1971.

The late Professor John Freney appointed as officer of the Order of Australia

Dr John Freney after he received his PhD in agricultural science from the University of Melbourne in 2014 at the age of 85.

Clare Colley 12:30 AM   Professor John Freney's research into the optimal soil conditions for rice production changed lives in south east Asia.

NSW police confiscate Harley Davidson motorbike at Yass

NSW have confiscated a motor bike at Yass.

John Thistleton 10:25 AM   Police confiscate rider's Harley Davidson at Yass.

Non-native 'weeds' picked to shade Barangaroo walkway

Divisive: An impression of the Barangaroo Central Waterfront Promenade with the disputed trees.

Anne Davies   The western promenade at Barangaroo is to be planted with a non-Australian tree species that has been classified as a weed.

Deborra-lee Furness explores Turrell exhibition at National Gallery of Australia in Canberra

Deborra-lee Furness, wife of Australian actor Hugh Jackman, visited the James Turrell: A retrospective at the National Gallery of Australia on Saturday evening.

Kimberley Granger   Hugh Jackman is expected to fly in to Canberra for the announcement of Australian of the Year. Wife and adoption campaigner Deborra-lee Furness visited the James Turrell exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia on Saturday.

How Sweet it is

Optimist: Dancer Charity (Verity Hunt-Ballard) belts out a tune in Sweet Charity.

Ron Cerabona   The award-winning production of "Sweet Charity" is coming to Canberra. Here's a sneak preview.

Not geeks or nerds, Cancon gamers prefer 'history buffs'

Jay Lajtar, from Orange NSW, takes a closer look at the miniatures figures at Cancon 2015.

Kimberley Granger   History buffs have gathered from across Australia and the world to attend Cancon, a miniature gaming convention in Canberra.

They're not going to the chapel but they're going to get married.

Jenny Seymour, left, and her wife Jeannette Walsh married at the British High Commission on September 26, 2014.

Georgina Connery   Six same-sex couples have legally tied the knot in the past six months in Canberra.

Canberrans gather at Federation Mall for Australia Day Live

The Governor-General, pictured at the launch of the Discover the Anzacs website in October, will lead a tribute marking the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in Canberra on Sunday evening.

Ben Westcott   On Australia Day, there will be a range of events across the day from the morning in Commonwealth Park, with kids rides and face-painting, through to a fireworks display at night on Lake Burley Griffin.

Technology makes cheating tougher for uni students

Arts-based degrees force you to broaden your mind, before the world around you tries to stitch it closed again.

Matthew Raggatt   Universities have warned students against trying to slip another's work past them.

Severe thunderstorm warning cancelled for Canberra

Canberrans prepare for wet weather.

Kimberley Granger   A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Canberra and the region.

Tiny tyke remembers the day her leg broke

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Matthew Raggatt   Haylie Fleming wanted to see some Monster Trucks, but instead she ended up in the back of an ambulance. 

26-year-old caught speeding 80km/h over the limit

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Kimberley Granger   A man has had his license suspended and number plates seized after he was allegedly caught driving 80km/h over the limit at Goulburn.

Armed robbery at Kambah Woolworths Liquor store

Police were called the scene of an armed robbery in Kambah.

Kimberley Granger   A woman has been arrested by police after an armed robbery at Kambah Woolworths Liquor store on Saturday afternoon

Canberra's gun clubs are going off

Above target: Members of the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia, from left, Kym Chiaverini of NSW, Leanee Johnston of NSW, President of SSAA ACT David True, and Ashlea McCarthy of SA.

Ben Westcott   New statistics show Canberra is becoming the calibre capital with more than 18,000 firearms in the territory.

Youth licence rates up 10pc from 2001

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Matthew Raggatt   Young Canberrans have argued for a better, more frequent public transport service and this seems to be borne out in the jump in the number of younger licence holders in the city. Matthew Raggat reports.