Your guide to the best visual and performance arts happenings in the national capital.
Jakob Glenn 5:26pm More than 350 passionate young people from around Australia rallied outside Parliament House on Thursday, condemning mooted cuts to foreign aid spending.
EMMA KELLY 5:11pm Holiday traffic is being delayed on the Hume Highway near Goulburn after a truck rollover.
4:38pm New early morning traffic signals have been installed in Wanniassa on the eastern entry to the Sternberg Crescent and Erindale Drive roundabout as part of upgrades to Ashley and Erindale Drive.
3:16pm Police have arrested two young people for throwing rocks at cars in Belconnen.
BEN WESTCOTT 2:31pm A controversial play which has provoked savage criticism from across Australia almost perfectly predicted the response of opposition Arts spokesman Brendan Smyth more than four months ago.
JIL HOGAN 6:14pm Your guide to what's going on around the capital this weekend.
JIL HOGAN 12:30pm Bill Bailey is shocked to discover the nation's capital is often left off the touring schedule of international acts.
MICHAEL INMAN 12:24pm A Dickson man who failed his dog to a vet after it broke its hind leg in four places has been fined $2500 for animal cruelty.
CHRISTOPHER KNAUS 12:00pm A magistrate has criticised the "appalling waste of public resources" in the prosecution's approach to an assault case involving Canberra murderer Aleksander Vojneski.
6:11pm Two people have died in a crash on the NSW south coast on Thursday morning.
HENRY BELOT 5:03pm Philip Clark remains the most popular breakfast radio host on Canberra’s airwaves.
TOM MCILROY 6:11pm The competition watchdog won't block betting giant Tabcorp's $105 million purchase of ACTTAB from the ACT Government.
PAUL JURAK 9:43am It's a perfect day to get out and enjoy the school holidays with Floriade in full bloom.
8:21am About Town: Scenes from the opening of Kate Barker's A Scouts Handbook exhibition at the ANCA Gallery in Dickson.
NATASHA BODDY 9:45am More than 90 per cent of patients with malignant bowel, breast and lung cancer in the ACT received surgery within a recommended 30-day period, a major report has found.
EMMA MACDONALD 8:21am The Australian National University has continued its strong international standing, moving up three places in the latest power rankings.
8:52am Prominent and powerful Canberrans have been ranked among Australia's 100 most influential women.
IAN WARDEN 11:45pm It's amazing to think that today's youngsters will inherit a world in which 3D photocopying of bodyparts will be commonplace.
TOM MCILROY 11:45pm The number of poker machines operating in the ACT will fall in coming years, as the government replaces an aspirational target of 4000 machines with a ratio of 15 machines per 1000 adults.
MEGAN GORREY 11:30pm Territory drivers who cross the border into Queanbeyan or other parts of NSW and have a prang might no longer need to phone police.
SALLY PRYOR 11:30pm A new show explores the optical effects of light and glass.
Noel Towell and Markus Mannheim 9:58am Doubt cast on government claims of reducing the bureaucracy's numbers through "natural attrition".
HENRY BELOT 11:30pm Lifesavers on the NSW South Coast are busy preparing for another summer and have urged Canberrans to swim at patrolled beaches this long weekend with temperatures set to pass 25 degrees.
BEN WESTCOTT 11:30pm City traders are disappointed the revamp of Bunda Street came at time when tourists and locals had begun flooding into the area. Closing the road had been expected but it was `just the wrong time'.
JOHN THISTLETON 11:30pm Anglers are being advised not to transfer small boats from Yerrabi Pond into other waterways to avoid spreading deadly pathogens that may be responsible for killing large numbers of Murray cod.
EMMA KELLY 11:30pm Three Canberra developers have bought a slice of the Tuggeranong waterfront development at a total cost of almost $10 million.
Jakob Glenn The imminent bushfire season has sparked warnings for thousands of households. All residents are being urged to prepare a survival plan for their families.
EMMA KELLY ACT retailers experienced the second-largest slump in trade in August as public service job cuts continue to pull back spending.
EMMA KELLY A Bungendore house has been destroyed in an overnight blaze which has reignited on the property.
PHILLIP THOMSON Senator has a go at bureaucrats in "ivory towers".
MICHAEL INMAN Cosmetic giant Revlon and the ACT government have paid out $6.6 million to three men critically injured after an explosion at a northside medical waste disposal facility.
A young woman has been taken to hospital following a shed fire in Fadden.
Megan Gorrey and Primrose Riordan Members of Canberra's Islamic community have panned talk of a burqa ban at Parliament House as discriminatory.
CHRISTOPHER KNAUS A war crimes suspect accused of offences against civilians during the Bosnian war could spend at least a month behind bars in the ACT before his first and only shot at release on bail.
BEN WESTCOTT A theatrical production called 'Kill Climate Deniers' has been given $19,000 from the ACT government in the latest round of ArtsACT funding, producing strong reactions across Australia.
Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman The ACT government has pledged to strengthen drug diversion efforts in the wake of a report identifying a series of failings.
HENRY BELOT Public servants beware: there is no grace period with the introduction of pay parking in the parliamentary triangle.
HENRY BELOT The ACT faces a greater risk of bushfires this summer as climate change brings longer fire seasons with more extreme risk days, according to a new report released by the Climate Council.
IAN WARDEN One hundred years ago this week The Australian Worker offered "A note of hope in these distressful times".
IAN WARDEN The "Australian Dictionary of Biography" has produced a digital map of Ludwig Leichhardt's expedition from Moreton Bay to Port Essington in 1844.
ROSS PEAKE Low-paid workers in Canberra are going to be hit harder than public servants by paid parking and also face the possible loss of penalty rates.
BEN WESTCOTT Patients with private health insurance would be billed for treatment at public hospitals, if a health advocacy group has its way.
MEGAN GORREY Privacy concerns and poorly informed commentary posted anonymously are among the issues for Canberra police in utilising social media to connect with the community.
CHRISTOPHER KNAUS A war crimes suspect accused of brutalising Muslim civilians during the bloody Bosnian conflict has been living freely under the noses of federal authorities in Canberra for a decade.
BEN WESTCOTT ACT firefighters responded to more than 10,000 incidents in the 2013-14 year, but only 860 were actual fires
PRIMROSE RIORDAN The ACT Government has failed to act on repeated warnings over a three-year period that child abuse cases may be left unreported if psychologists are not made mandatory reporters.