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Thousands of dodgy public servants dobbed-in

Noel Towell 8:15 PM   New report shows public servants are the unsung heroes in the battle against corruption. But there's an emerging risk.

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All pompoms welcome

Alana Sivell from the National Portrait Gallery ahead of the pompom world record attempt.

Jil Hogan 7:07 PM   The National Portrait Gallery is hoping to warm things up this Sunday, with its annual winter festival.

Government official allegedly leaked contents of secret intelligence document


Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus 6:52 PM   Government official accused of leaking contents of secret intelligence document to face ACT trial.

Forty years on Picnic at Hanging Rock remains a mystery

Anne-Louise Lambert as Miranda in Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Jil Hogan 6:23 PM   It's the classic Australian flick that poses more questions than it answers, and next week it turns 40.

Could your dog be a theatre star?

Is your dog ready for his closeup?

Natasha Rudra 5:47 PM   Your pooch could be a theatre star

Green family running red

Beau and Katie Green with their son Patrick.

Jil Hogan 5:31 PM   Patrick Green weighed a tiny 1.8 kilograms when he was born on July 3 at Canberra Hospital, nine weeks early.

Jail sentence for stun gun overturned on appeal

A Canberra woman's suspended sentence has been overturned on appeal.

Michael Inman 5:12 PM   A Canberra woman convicted of possessing a stun gun disguised as a smart phone has had her jail sentence overturned on appeal.

Canberra Girls Grammar School confirm man charged with child grooming taught at school

Canberra Girls Grammar School has confirmed a 26-year-old man facing child grooming offences taught at the school for two terms.

Henry Belot 4:25 PM   Canberra Girls Grammar School has confirmed a 26-year-old man facing child grooming offences taught at the school for two terms.

Decision reserved in drunken Civic punch trial

Levi Freeman-Quay leaves the ACT Magistrates Court after an earlier appearance.

Christopher Knaus 4:18 PM   Defence lawyers have argued that another man has been clearly shown striking the victim in a serious drunken assault case.

War medals stolen in raid by serial burglar


Michael Inman 3:02 PM   War medals among thousands of dollars worth of jewellry and electronics stolen by a serial thief.

Queanbeyan and Goulburn drivers caught drug driving

Of those NSW drivers caught driving under the influence of drugs, 46 per cent tested positive to ice; 72 per cent to cannabis and 5 per cent to ecstasy.

Emma Kelly 2:54 PM   One in three tested Queanbeyan drivers and almost one in seven tested Goulburn drivers were driving under the influence of drugs in July.

Car crash on William Hovell Drive


1:53 PM   A car crash on William Hovell Drive Friday afternoon has blocked city-bound traffic leaving west Belconnen.

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Car and motorcycle collide on Melrose Drive


11:44 AM   A car and a motorcycle collided on Melrose Drive on Friday morning.

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Nursing home evacuated


9:43 AM   More than 60 residents have been evacuated from a nursing home in Lyneham after workers damaged a gas main.

Missing teenage jogger found in Bendigo

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Liam Mannix and Marissa Calligeros 6:42 AM   Missing teenage jogger found in Bendigo

UC $1 billion campus redevelopment in writing

Getting a university degree is not the job ticket that it used to be.

Emma Macdonald 11:41 PM   The ACT government has signed a variation on the Territory Plan for the University of Canberra to proceed with its estimated $1 billion campus redevelopment.

Thousands of APS jobs under threat

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the launch of the Deloitte report "Digital Government Transformation".

Noel Towell 10:42 PM   Face-to-face transactions will be a thing of the past for many public servants within a decade.

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Missing Canberra teenager found alive in Bendigo

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Henry Belot and Emma Kelly 10:33 PM   An 18-year-old former Radford College student who disappeared while jogging near Bendigo on Wednesday afternoon has been found alive by police.

Canberra royal commission witness arrested

Tuungafasi Manase.

Michael Inman and Emma Kelly 9:55 PM   Another witness at the Royal Commission into Trade Unions was arrested in Canberra on Wednesday.

Fred Hollows humanity award recognises primary students with compassion

Gabi Hollows, from the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Kimberley Le Lievre 9:46 PM   Nominations are now open for the Fred Hollows humanity award to recognise year 6 students who show care and compassion in their everyday lives.

Scientists claim they were threatened over pay row


Noel Towell 9:16 PM   Synchrotron rejects union allegations that workers were threatened

Kangaroo collisions in Canberra most common during winter months, NRMA

Kangaroos were involved in 90 percent of animal-car collisions on ACT roads last year with most accidents occurring in July and August.

Henry Belot 11:30 PM   Close to 90 percent of car accidents with animals on ACT roads last year involved kangaroos, with most accidents occurring during July and August.

ACT tourism numbers down as national figures rise

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Tom McIlroy 11:30 PM   For the ACT government and Liberal opposition, Canberra's latest international tourism figures represent a tale of two cities. 

Developer fights order over alleged apartment building defects


Kirsten Lawson 11:30 PM   Michael Koundouris is fighting a rectification order issued by the ACT government over leaks in a Turner apartment building, in a case believed to be the most time-consuming on record in the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Teen suffers serious injuries after school zone hit-and-run

Police at the scene of a hit-and-run in a school zone on Starke Street in Holt.

Henry Belot   A 13-year-old boy is in hospital with serious injuries after a hit-and-run outside a school in north Canberra on Thursday morning, police say.

Canberra woman spreads love of reading to the children of PNG

Chair of the Buk bilong Pikinini foundation Anne-Sophie Hermann.

Megan Doherty 11:30 PM   Canberra woman Anne-Sophie Hermann will be speaking at the National Library of Australia on Friday at 12.30pm about the foundation she co-founded, Buk Bilong Pikinini (books for children), which has opened 17 libraries across Papua New Guinea.

'Cartel conduct' in Canberra construction

ACCC chairman Rod Sims said the alleged conduct mainly concerned the capital's concreting and scaffolding industries.

Competition watchdog starts investigation into alleged cartel conduct in Canberra's construction industry.

Futuristic 3D printing a reality at university

Professor Angelina Russo  with the 3D printed knitting machine bought from Estonia for the Mobile Makers conference at UC.

Eleanor Mackay 11:30 PM   To design your own jewellery and have it available for wear straight away seems futuristic, but this week that expectation became reality at the University of Canberra.