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School warns parents of stranger trying to lure students

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Henry Belot 7:55 PM   Southside school warns parents about a several attempts to lure children into a car.

New laws to crack down on underage drinking in Canberra

New laws will change alcohol consumption for underage drinkers

7:44 PM   Attorney-General Simon Corbell said new territory laws passed on Tuesday would benefit parents in making decisions about their children drinking alcohol underage.

ACT CFMEU made $1.2 million from enterprise agreement clauses

ACT CFMEU branch secretary Dean Hall denied the union set up a number of entities to hide its involvement.

David Ellery 7:42 PM   Canberra branch of CFMEU allegedly collected $1.2 million off the back of non-negotiable enterprise agreements.

Jamaica takes on the Canberra Darters

From left, Mackenzie Links of Gungahlin and Meagan Jacobs of Franklin.

6:17 PM   About Town: Jamaica takes on the Canberra Darters at the ACT Netball Centre in Lyneham.

Motorcyclist killed in a head-on collision in Young

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5:27 PM   A 24-year-old man has died after a crash near in Young on Tuesday afternoon.

10-year-old flown to Canberra Hospital after snowboarding accident at Thredbo

A ten-year-old has been flown to Canberra Hospital for treatment after a snowboarding accident at Thredbo.

Henry Belot 5:01 PM   A ten-year-old is being airlifted to Canberra Hospital for treatment after a snowboarding accident at Thredbo.

Unionists plan rally outside court in support of Lomax

John Lomax will face court on Wednesday, charged with blackmail.

Michael Inman 4:45 PM   Canberra unionists will rally in support of organiser John Lomax, who is accused of blackmail, before he faces court on Wednesday.

Unregistered firearms found at house

Unregistered firearms found at a Theodore house.

4:15 PM   Police seize 10 unregistered firearms from Theodore house.

Tango rape 'ringleader' fights for shorter sentence

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Christopher Knaus 3:14 PM   A man who was involved in abduction and rape of a social-networking app user is back in court trying to get his 12-year jail sentence reduced.

Oaks Estate Crossing open

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3:00 PM   Oaks Estate Crossing has re-opened but a number of other roads remain closed.

Canberra shivers through coldest morning in month

Frost in Watson Tuesday morning.

Emma Kelly 2:58 PM   Early birds faced bone-chilling temperatures Tuesday morning.

Arboretum gets some new 'birds'

Japanese artist Kozo Nishino with a replica model of his sculpture, Breezing in Canberra, at the National Arboretum Canberra.

Emma Kelly 2:03 PM   People travelling past the arboretum will soon see some new visitors.

Canberra Weekender: What's on in Canberra August 7-9

Explore the hills around Murrumbateman on horseback as part of the annual Fireside festival.

Jil Hogan and Natasha Rudra 1:52 PM   Your guide to what's going on around the capital this weekend.

Footage of violent armed robbery in Kambah

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1:24 PM   Police have released footage of a violent armed robbery in Kambah in June.

AFP agent used police database for stalking gets out of jail

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Michael Inman 11:12 AM   Former federal police agent who accessed restricted databases to stalk his ex-girlfriend avoids more time behind bars.

Conman steals from blind lady

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10:37 AM   A conman stole money from a blind Canberra woman over the weekend.

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10:18 AM   The news, traffic and weather to get you up to speed.

Knight blames prison riots for submissions delay

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Michael Inman   Court hears pornographic video on a jailhouse computer and prison riots hobbled a Victoria mass killer's bid for compensation.

Cyanide threat hangs over Araluen Valley

Jackie French near Majors Creek. 'I am frightened for the life and safety of those I love,' she says.

John Thistleton   Cyanide could spill into Araluen Valley according to landholders, but the gold miner proposing its use denies this.

Lessons in safety as Belconnen schools trial lower speed zones

A school zone in Harrison. The ACT government is looking at better signs and road markings to encourage drivers to slow down.

Kirsten Lawson 11:30 PM   30km/h speed zones and 'dragon markings' to be trialed at four Belconnen schools this term.

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Larry Sitsky wins music award

Professor Larry Sitsky, composer, pianist, music educator at ANU is someone who looks forward rather than backward.

Ron Cerabona   The Canberra composer, performer and educator has been honoured for his life in music.

Spending habits of top public servants 'flying under the radar'

The review will look at the entitlements of about 215 public officials whose salaries and allowances are subject to Remuneration Tribunal determinations.

Noel Towell   The spending habits of top public servants are 'flying under the radar'.

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Government wants tribunal finding against discriminatory medical intern policy quashed

A government application to the Supreme Court to overturn a finding of racial discrimination in the government's medical intern policy was filed on Tuesday.

Christopher Knaus and Noel Towell   ACT government ups the ante in legal battle after policy found to racially discriminate against foreign-trained doctors.

Michael Koundouris caught up in a third dispute with apartment owners

Canberra developer Michael Koundouris is fighting on three fronts after complaints from residents about problems in apartment buildings.

Kirsten Lawson   Residents of the Aureus apartments in Canberra Avenue near Manuka are seeking a rectification order against Michael Koundouris, in the third dispute involving the prominent Canberra developer in recent weeks.

Sound installation adds new dimension to James Turrell's Skyspace at National Gallery of Australia

Robert Curgenven's new sound project Climata, recorded entirely in James Turrell's Skyspaces around the world, will have a public preview in the National Gallery of Australia's Skyspace from August 5-7.

Clare Colley   Robert Curgenven's sound installation Climata will add another dimension to James Turrell's Skyspace at the National Gallery of Australia.

Be a heart and take up the Heart Foundation challenge

Kristen Henry, from Mix 106.3, will take part in the Heart Foundation's Canberra Celebrity Heart Challenge.

Karen Hardy   There's some pretty stiff competition lining up alongside me for this year's Canberra Celebrity Heart Challenge.

Former AFP agent spent hours on restricted police system to stalking ex-girlfriend

Roman Eiginson worked with the AFP's counter-terrorism area and, most recently, the treasury section.

Michael Inman   A former Soviet soldier used restricted federal police databases in a campaign of harassment against his ex-girlfriend and her new partner, a court has heard.

Pooch owners dream of a stage for dogs, mice and men

 Marcella Zankin's dog Muka auditioned at the Canberra Theatre.


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Henry Belot   Dogs and excitable pups were taken to Canberra Theatre on Monday afternoon for a shot at stardom on the stage.

Gun ownership surges in regional towns on ACT's fringe

Gun ownership in regional towns on the fringe of the ACT has surged by more than 25 per cent during the past five years, according to police statistics.

Henry Belot, Emma Partridge and Conrad Walters 11:30 PM   Gun ownership in regional towns on the fringe of the ACT has surged by close to 25 percent during the past five years, according to police statistics.

Tax Office workers to be offered 1.5 per cent pay rise

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Noel Towell   Unions gearing up for a fight over offer before it has been made.

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