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11:06 PM A car fire inside a Hawker unit complex led to the evacuation of around 40 residents on Tuesday night.
Christopher Knaus 9:34 PM Michael Adams, now a NSW Supreme Court judge, says his team understood they had to give Eastman all relevant information before trial.
Tom McIlroy 9:34 PM The government won't say if it will make public an audit into massive cost blow outs in renovation works at The Lodge.
Alexandra Back 11:30 PM Teenagers under child protection are far more likely than the general population to enter the youth justice system that the same year, Australian researchers report.
Meghan Corcoran 8:58 PM The world could not ignore the gloved salute of Black Power on the Podium at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico.
John Thistleton 8:37 PM The chairman of the campaign for a new primary school at Murrumbateman says the NSW government's education bureaucrats are ignoring a compelling case for the school.
Emma Macdonald 8:36 PM Islamic School of Canberra distances itself from the financial problems plaguing Sydney's largest Islamic school Malek Fahd.
Christopher Knaus 8:26 PM A teenager accused of calling in fake bomb threat to a Canberra high school last week has appeared in court.
8:24 PM The ACT government has accepted all recommendations of a 2013 auditor-general report that found numerous shortcomings in the territory's preparedness for bushfires.
Ian Warden 11:45 PM Power of the press! Only days after our passionate defence of street art and graffiti via discussion of a new book Medieval Graffiti, the ACT government has appointed a "street art coordinator" for Canberra.
Kirsten Lawson, Tom McIlroy and Markus Mannheim 8:04 PM Chief Minister Andrew Barr had defended a police investigation into Joy Burch's ministerial office.
Christopher Knaus and Megan Gorrey 4:34 PM Lawyers for two former Canberra Marist brothers say their clients are unfit to face child sexual abuse charges.
Synthetic eggs, honey, sausages! Melbourne weekly Table Talk had cruel fun 100 years ago today with press reports that Germans (starving and obviously losing the war), were reduced to eating synthetic foods.
Megan Gorrey 3:32 PM A north Canberra father has pleaded not guilty to charges linked to a car crash that claimed the life of his young daughter.
3:12 PM An outbreak of blue-green algae outbreak has forced the temporary closure of Lake Jerrabomberra.
Literary news in Canberra.
12:21 PM Emergency services have worked through the night to unload 20 tonnes of cheese from an overturned truck.
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8:01 AM Police are investigating a string of car fires in Canberra's inner south in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Penny Wong grills John Lloyd over his concern for welfare of public servant in Jamie Briggs saga.
The government will extend smoking bans in Canberra to more public spaces and events, Chief Minister Andrew Barr has foreshadowed.
Tom McIlroy The growing price tag for renovations at the prime minister's official Canberra residence has grown again, this time to $11.61 million.
Four men aged 60 to 83 allegedly molested young boys in ACT schools in the 1980s.
Christopher Knaus David Eastman has launched his last-ditch bid to stave off a second trial for the 1989 murder of ACT police chief Colin Winchester.
A Canberra man accused of calling a woman a "dirty f---ing slut" as he struck her and kicked her in the face during a prolonged attack has been kept behind bars after he allegedly breached his bail conditions.
Dogs that belonged to a Canberra man facing dozens of charges related to animals in his care were underweight, underfed and suffered hair loss and fly bites that had scabbed over, a court has heard.
Who is the famous Australian in our picture setting off in a rowing boat across the yabbie-infested waters of Commonwealth Park's Nerang Pool? What are the strange, inflated, floating, plastic objects that he is rowing out to?
Clare Colley The ACT government's offer to resettle the asylum seekers bound for deportation to Nauru "sends a signal" but is unlikely to be made a reality unless the federal government allowed the group to apply for temporary protection visas.
Alexandra Back The first sod has been turned on the site of the $139 million University of Canberra hospital development.
Police are calling for help to identify five people seen loading the boot of a vehicle with stolen alcohol.
The old grievance of married women, that they are not persons, but merely appendages to their husbands, has again been demonstrated.
Alexandra Back Canberrans have an opportunity this week to see paramedics lower themselves onto moving boats on the surface of Lake Burley Griffin.
Megan Gorrey Firefighters and residents whose homes were destroyed in the 2003 Canberra bushfires have expressed fresh fears the ACT government has grown complacent over the territory's fire risk and would be unprepared in the event of another catastrophic blaze.
Katie Burgess A new report shows tourism in the ACT is still riding the wave of the 2013 centenary celebrations.
'It's about providing assurance to the government that the land is being sold at market value'
Tom Roberts curator-lead tour, High Tea for two in the Wedgewood tea room and Tom Roberts gift pack could be all yours.
A guide to the 2016 National Multicultural Festival in Canberra.
Half-metre rule would put paid to tomatoes, corn, even sunflowers