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Henry Belot 4:09 PM The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will reassess the number of diplomats posted overseas after shedding almost 550 jobs to meet budget requirements.
Kirsten Lawson 3:18 PM Sharp jump in debt in ACT budget, but longer-term outlook improves
2:49 PM A knife-wielding man robbed a Braddon supermarket on Tuesday, the fifth armed robbery in Canberra in three weeks.
Henry Belot 2:19 PM A DFAT staffer was ordered to undergo formal counselling after telling a group of junior public servants they would be sacked in a cruel April Fools joke.
Edward Santow 2:16 PM If you're reading this in NSW, you pay too much for your electricity. This is the result of over-investment in our electricity infrastructure – the so-called "poles and wires".
Tristan Kane 1:41 PM A jazz drummer who can make the theatre expand and contract with his sound.
12:53 PM A series of hazard reduction burns at Kowen Forest in the next week are expected to spark smoke across Canberra.
Christopher Knaus 12:39 PM Former AFP counter-terrorism member pleads guilty to using restricted information to stalk ex-girlfriend.
Emma Kelly 12:14 PM Canberrans have spent more time shivering through sub-zero temperatures than enjoying the sunshine recently but the capital is set for a mild reprieve over the long weekend.
Emma Kelly 12:06 PM Southside children will have extra space to splash around this summer with the new Tuggeranong water play park's winning design revealed on Wednesday.
Christopher Knaus 12:01 PM A taxi driver twice sexually assaulted a heavily intoxicated woman who got into his cab in the early hours of the morning after a night out in Civic.
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Emma Macdonald and Meredith Clisby 11:34 PM Andrew Barr is styling himself as the "Mayor of Canberra" unveiling an infrastructure spend firmly focused on public housing and urban renewal in the suburbs.
Kirsten Lawson 11:08 PM In the big picture, Andrew Barr first budget is measured and unsurprising, careful and relatively conservative. A lid is kept on spending, while sensible spending is outlined in health, especially, and in important projects like bushfire protection.
Tom McIlroy 11:08 PM How fees and charges in the ACT will increase.
Kirsten Lawson 11:07 PM A $160 million public housing rebuild is a centrepiece of an ACT budget that also hits Canberrans with hikes in fees and charges, including the introduction of after-hours parking fees in the city and surrounds.
Tom McIlroy 11:07 PM The Barr government has signalled for the first time it intends to make a $375 million capital contribution for the light rail line to Gungahlin.
4:49 PM Here's your quick guide to what's in the 2015-16 ACT budget, just handed down by Chief Minister Andrew Barr.
Megan Gorrey 11:05 PM Little price changes can make a big difference to the hip pockets of Sarah Lindsay and her family as they adjust to the cost of living in the nation's capital.
10:57 PM ACT Policing has released CCTV footage as it continues to seek witnesses to the aggravated robbery of the Turner Rugby Union Club early Sunday morning.
The Canberra Times 9:51 PM When the ACT government has most needed money, it has been least able to collect it. It's time for change.