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New evidence threatrens industrial death trial

The Catanzariti family. Barney, Ben and Kay. Ben died in a construction accident in Kingston in 2012.

Michael Inman 7:45 PM   The prosecution of a maintenance company over the death of construction worker Ben Catanzariti in Kingston has been thrown into doubt with new tests on bolts.

Canberra man's identity theft

Police officers.

6:43 PM   A Canberra man has been charged with identity theft after allegedly using a fake driver's licence.

WWII veterans honoured at ANZAC ceremony

Clive Gesling, whose plane landed with empty tanks, was one of 50 local WWII veterans honoured.

Amy Sullivan 6:41 PM   Second World War vets tell Amy Sullivan why they decided to enlist.

Operation Snow Safe nets a flurry of traffic fines

Police are patrolling roads leading to the snowfields such as Perisher's front valley until october 6.

Emma Kelly 6:36 PM   The police's Operation Snow Safe, targeting speeding, impaired driving, seatbelt offences and driver fatigue, has resulted in almost 1500 traffic fines

Ultimate team obstacle challenge Night Attack run hits Canberra

From left, Eamon Ray of Scullin and Anth Ewan of McKellar.

Naomi Avery 6:34 PM   The ultimate team obstacle challenge, Night Attack, got off to a brilliant start at Exhibition Park on Thursday night.

Win a Family Pass to the Father's Day Canberra Times Fun Run

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5:03 PM   Celebrating it's 40th year, The Canberra Times Fun Run presented by Westpac is amping up.

Ex-CFMEU official bail eased to allow international travel

Halafihi "Fihi" Kivalu.

Michael Inman 4:25 PM   A former union organiser accused of blackmailing the director of a Canberra formwork company has been granted permission to travel to New Zealand.

'Pride killed Robbie': Brave captain laments brother-in-law's depression battle

Canberra Brave captain Mark Rummukainen wants men to discuss mental health issues after losing his brother in law to depression.

Lee Gaskin 3:38 PM   Canberra Brave captain Mark Rummukainen plays a sport synonymous with pain and injury. He says he lost his brother-in-law because 'guys don't cry, they don't open up'.

'You manage, don't you?': Jackie Kelly's struggle

Jackie Kelly was in federal parliament from 1996 to 2007. Here she is in the midst of the 1998 election campaign.

Jayne Anderson 2:39 PM   Jackie Kelly was a mother and a Howard government minister. She says the result was 'chaos'.

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The Canberra Times news quiz for August 28

Opposition transport spokesman Alistair Coe poses with two Audi cars to highlight the cost of the light rail line.

2:30 PM   How closely have you been paying attention to the news this week?

Prosecutors on notice to finalise case against David Eastman

David Harold Eastman is arrested, handcuffed and led to a police vehicle in December 1992, outside his flat in Reid in relation to the assassination of AFP Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester.

Michael Inman 12:24 PM   Canberra prosecutors on notice to provide full case disclosure over David Harold Eastman by year's end.

Have some heart

Heart Foundation Celebrity Heart Challenge

Karen Hardy 12:09 PM   What to do when you're training but feeling lousy.

Canberra model named the new face of Viktoria Novak

Model Olivia Mennie, who has been chosen as the upcoming face of Viktoria Novak Bridal Couture Collection 2016.

Jil Hogan 11:22 AM   Luxury milliner Viktoria Novak has dressed the who's who of celebrity weddings for the past nine years. And for her upcoming 2016 campaign, she's turned to her home town of Canberra to choose the new face of her brand.

Canberra SpringOut tries for Fry

Fry is touring Australia in 2015.

Jil Hogan 11:15 AM   Canberra's pride festival has put the call out on social media for Stephen Fry to attend this year's festivities.

Kangaroo car collisions spike on roads to snowfields

One of many dead kangaroos on the road from Canberra to the snowfields..

John Thistleton 10:09 AM   Car repairers are struggling to keep up with cars damaged in collisions with kangaroos.

Highlights of Floriade

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9:56 AM   Highlights of Floriade

It could improve cancer treatment, renewables and technology - while defying physics theory

ANU Physicist Dr Andrey Miroshnichenko has found a way to confine electromagnetic energy without it leaking away

Clare Sibthorpe 9:32 AM   ANU researchers have found a way to transfer energy without losing any, which was thought impossible.

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9:21 AM   The news, traffic and weather to get you up to speed.

Former EU climate action commissioner: ‘The future belongs to renewables’

Katie Burgess 9:14 AM   Praise for the ACT Government's 100 per cent renewable energy target by 2025 has come from the highest authority - the European Union's first commissioner for climate action.

Fit for purpose? Parliamentary Services to get full review

Former Department of Parliamentary Services secretary Carol Mills appeared before the committee on Wednesday.

Noel Towell 9:08 AM   Troubled department to undergo full review.

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Up Periscope: ACT's live cabinet stream

The live broadcast will be hosted by Her Canberra website founder Amanda Whitley.

Tom McIlroy 7:07 AM   In what has been dubbed a world first by social media giant Twitter, the ACT government is preparing to broadcast a cabinet meeting live on streaming platform Periscope. 

Globemaster will take centre stage at ADFA on Saturday

A C-17A Globemaster travelling low and slow.

David Ellery 9:47 PM   Special guest will rule the sky at ADFA's open day on Saturday

Lunatics on wheels arouse the ire of many Canberrans

Early morning traffic on Morshead Drive.

David Ellery 9:46 PM   I am not alone in my criticism of the small but significant percentage of ACT motorists who make life interesting for the rest of us by weaving in and out of traffic as the spirit moves them.

Factional infighting derails ANU elections with claims of intimidation and bullying

Australian National University

Henry Belot 9:07 PM   Student elections at the Australian National University have been marred by allegations of intimidation and bullying with fighting between Labor factions spilling into the public domain.

Land releases expected to boost ACT construction industry after sluggish start

Aerial shots of the new suburb of Lawson taken in February 2015.

Katie Burgess 9:04 PM   New land releases are projected to push the ACT's construction industry forward after a sluggish start to the financial year.

Department of Human Services wage showdown looms

Public service minister Eric Abetz faces dissent from DHS workers over a new pay deal.

Noel Towell 8:47 PM   Day of reckoning approaches for public service bosses and unions

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Eastman stay application scheduled for February

David Eastman was arrested in 1992.

Michael Inman 8:42 PM   A bid to avoid retrial by David Harold Eastman is expected to be heard in February.

Government blocks Katy Gallagher nomination for hospital board

Former chief minister Katy Gallagher

Tom McIlroy 11:30 PM   A plan for ACT Senator Katy Gallagher to take up a seat on the board of the Canberra Hospital charitable foundation has been blocked by the territory government.