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Clare Colley 11:30 PM Bureaucratic “gobbledygook”, a lack of respite and transport funding, and inexperienced planners are just some of the problems creating anxiety around the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Ross Peake 8:27 PM The iconic tally board from the former national tally room, previously used for federal elections, will become part of history at Old Parliament House. However, the Museum of Australian Democracy will not have space to display the entire board which is 37 metres wide and seven metres high.
Christopher Knaus 11:30 PM A magistrate has spoken out against the "pernicious evil" of the domestic violence she has dealt with for 15 years, condemning offenders who wrongly blame alcohol or anger problems instead of their controlling attitudes to women.
Christopher Knaus 11:30 PM A woman has recanted allegations that her husband raped her and threatened to derail her family's visa application, a court has heard.
Megan Gorrey 11:30 PM Politicians have urged pro-life protesters to shift their regular prayer vigil from outside a city abortion clinic to the ACT Legislative Assembly.
Clare Colley 11:30 PM In its first full year of operation, animal rescue group ACT Wildlife received more than 2000 calls for assistance.
Kerry-Anne Cousins 11:45 PM The work of eight of Australia's best glass artists were chosen and linked to a diplomatic mission of countries with glass making traditions.
Ian Warden 11:30 PM For perhaps the first time in Canberra one of our exhibition-displaying cultural institutions is creating an adults-only "sealed section".
Michael Inman 11:30 PM Experts are split on whether accused killer Luigi Costa suffers from dementia.
Megan Gorrey 11:30 PM Quicker response times to house fires and closer proximity to any blazes that might break out in bushland on the territory's fringe are among the benefits of a new fire station in Canberra's southern suburbs.
Christopher Knaus 6:51 PM Woman acknowledges that her memory was wrong but insists sexual assault occurred.
Peter Martin 12:15 AM The Abbott government has rejected a plan to merge the Bureau of Statistics with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, part of a suite of measures put forward by the bureau to help it find savings to upgrade its aged computer systems.
5:37 PM The Majura Parkway project will close part of Fairbairn Avenue from tonight as support beams are installed on the road's new bridge.
5:02 PM Firefighters will undertake a 958-hectare hazard reduction burn north of Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve over the weekend.
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Jil Hogan 3:56 PM The Canberra Roller Derby League starts again this weekend, with the Red Bellied Black Hearts taking on the Surly Griffins in a rematch of the 2014 grand final.
Henry Belot 3:48 PM A plan to resolve overcrowding at the Canberra Hospital’s emergency department has been slammed as lacking intellectual rigour and being dismissive of contrary opinion.
Michael Inman 11:49 AM A former Canberra Hospital cook who injured his back lifting a mixing bowl full of meatloaf has had his compensation cut.
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10:22 AM Police seized nine firearms, tear gas and drugs in raids on four homes on Thursday morning.
Esther Han 9:57 AM Electricians are blaming the consumer watchdog for the slow industry and community response to an urgent recall of dodgy electrical cables that could start burning down homes in nine months time.
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