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The National Zoo mourns the death of Sumatran tiger, Berani

Henry Belot and Emma Kelly 1:01 PM   Staff and carers at Canberra's National Zoo and Aquarium have said a sad farewell to their 14-year-old Sumatran tiger, Berani, who died unexpectedly on Monday.

Proud Queanbeyan families honour digger ancestors

Josh McInnes, 6, wearing his grandfather Raymond Kenneth McInnes' war medals.

Kimberley Granger 1:01 PM   For six-year-old Josh McInnes, Anzac Day will mean more this year than just feasting on his favourite biscuits. 

Brothers to stand trial for planning violent Mawson Club robbery


Christopher Knaus 12:59 PM   A man is set to stand trial for allegedly handing over detailed information about the movements of a Chubb security van before it was held up outside the Mawson Club in broad daylight.

Property Council's plan to phase out stamp duty

Stamp duty is being phased out over 20 years in the ACT.

Simon Evans 12:39 PM   The Property Council in South Australia wants stamp duty on real estate abolished, but warns against adopting the ACT model.

An intricate web of life

Kangaroos gather at dusk in the Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve,
where 740 of them are to be culled.

Brett McNamara 12:37 PM   More than  three decades ago when I began my career as a ranger, one of the first principles of conservation land management I sensed was everything in nature was connected, linked by association, akin to a web of life.

More cold and windy weather rips roof off Canberra building

Emergency services assess the DHL roof collapse.

Emma Kelly 12:21 PM   A cold and windy start to the week has ripped part of a roof off a Canberra building overnight.

The secret war prison built in Canberra

Alan Foskett at Molonglo Mall where a WWI prisoner of war internment camp for Germans and Austrians was in 1919.

Mark Sawa 12:07 PM   Almost 100 years ago, during World War I, an internment camp for thousands of Germans and Austrians was built in Canberra. 

Charlie Hebdo attack: Julie Bishop presents French cartoonists with David Pope's famous work

Julie Bishop shows off the cartoon before presenting it to the survivors of the Charlie Hebdo attack.

Nick Miller 11:34 AM   A new cartoon sits on the crowded walls of Charlie Hebdo's offices in Paris.

Jane Austen Festival takes participants back in time

Madeleline James of Calwell with her bonnet in progress during a workshop held as part of the Jane Austen Festival at Albert Hall.

Kimberley Granger 11:25 AM   The Jane Austen Festival proves a success for another year in Canberra.

Police search for man accused of indecent exposure

ACT Policing has released a face-fit image of a man who indecently exposed himself in Greenway.

10:59 AM   Police have released a face-fit image of man who indecently exposed himself in Tuggeranong earlier this month.

Canberrans unconcerned by their weight problems

About a quarter of ACT children and more than 60 per cent of ACT adults are overweight or obese.

Kirsten Lawson, Markus Mannheim 9:50 AM   Overweight and obese Canberrans seem to be in big-time denial.

Tens of thousands clamour for APS jobs

Deluge: Thousands have applied for service delivery jobs at Centrelink, Medicare and the Child Support Agency.

Noel Towell 9:44 AM   There have been 41,000 applications for only 1250 public service jobs.

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ABS bosses blame government for wages stalemate

The Australian Bureau of Statistics building in Canberra. The bureau's 2800 public servants have been waiting for a wage offer for almost 10 months.

Noel Towell 9:41 AM   Unions say the Australian Bureau of Statistics' public servants have heard enough excuses.

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Canberra shivers through cold, windy start to the week

The industry is battling political uncertainty, a consultant says.

Emma Kelly 7:06 AM   Canberrans shivered through a cold and windy start to the week on Monday with apparent temperatures below 6 degrees.

Father calls for inquiry into sudden death of diabetic vet

Dr Ella Ormes Lichacz died in her sleep in March, aged 28.

Scott Hannaford 7:02 AM   The father of a well-known Canberra vet has called for an investigation into the insulin product he believed may have contributed to his daughter's death.

Todd on a mission for his fallen comrades

Todd Berry is travelling to Sydney to undertake the inaugural Anzac Day Challenge - a 100km ultra-marathon over 24 hours.

Talia Liolios 11:11 PM   Todd Berry has challenged himself to run a 100-kilometre ultramarathon to commemorate the Anzac centenary and raise money for physically and psychologically wounded veterans.

Special scooter helps Ricky find his independence

Ricky Haines has achieved new-found freedom through the support of a $10,000 ACT government Enhanced Service Offer grant, and now has a scooter that is wheelchair accessible.

Joseph Walker 9:50 PM   Ricky Haines can't remember the last time he was able to drive freely on the open road. But just a couple of months ago he was doing precisely that on a joyride to Araluen, using a new scooter he purchased with the help of an ACT Government grant.

ACT Health to address six week wait for vaccinations in north Canberra


Henry Belot 11:45 PM   Some northside residents are facing waiting lists of up to six-weeks for vaccination appointments as public health experts call on Canberrans to get their flu shots early.

Overstretched residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation services turn addicts away

The drug ice.

Clare Colley 11:45 PM   Addicts are being turned away from residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment as demand pushes out wait times to six months.

Pair faces fresh charges over Canberra animal abuse houses


Megan Gorrey 11:45 PM   A man and his mother, who allegedly starved dozens of dogs, now face 40 new charges.

More than a third of Canberra's homeless aged 25 or under

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Mark Sawa 8:30 PM   New data also shows the majority of homeless young people are female.

Canberra's shonky employers: be warned

Audit blitz on retail businesses.

Noel Towell 11:30 PM   Fair Work authorities are planning an audit blitz on retail and service businesses in the capital.

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Musically passionate about peace

Johanna McBride conducting A Chorus of Women.

Janet Wilson 5:34 PM   A new choral drama from A Chorus of Women revives a story lost among the military stories of World War I.

Gang-gang: Affordable limbs for Allies


Ian Warden 11:45 PM   Wendy Cummins read our recent story (Gang-gang, 9 April) about a World War I veteran who lost a leg in the war but who then, once home, crafted a fine wooden leg for himself.

Canberra doctors under watch


Phillip Thomson 11:30 PM   Find out how complaints against doctors have increased in the ACT and read of the details of how the watchdog is dealing with some.

ACT economy shrouded by uncertainty

Chief Minister Andrew Barr says the Prime Minister's assurances at the COAG meeting underpin an optimistic outlook for Canberra.

Ross Peake 4:40 PM   The ACT's economy is shrouded by uncertainty, with with some people deciding to "hit the Hume" to leave Canberra and the retail sector flagging, according to an economic report released on Monday.

TEDx takes a breather


John Thistleton 11:30 PM   Job uncertainty drains TEDx volunteers optimism and energy.

Gang-gang: 100 Years Ago - Footie and War

War-interrupted play: Carlton Premiers in 1915.

Ian Warden 11:45 PM   Was professional football a wickedness in time of war? Melbourne's "Argus" reported Mr Adamson, headmaster of Melbourne's Wesley College, laying down the law for his pupils 100 years ago this week.