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David Ellery 1:26 PM   America's abrupt abolition of Lend Lease 70 years ago was an attack on the British Labor Government The Australian Worker argued.

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.

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

'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 12:05 PM   Jackie Kelly was a mother and a Howard government minister. She says the result was 'chaos'.

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.

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9:50 AM   A Canberra man has been charged with identity theft after allegedly using a fake driver's licence.

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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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

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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. 

Abetz and CFMEU stoush to end in tears

Bill Shorten says the trade unions royal commission is "shambolic" and was always going to "end in tears".

Henry Belot and Michael Inman 11:30 PM   Senator Eric Abetz has called on opposition leader Bill Shorten to condemn the CFMEU after its leadership questioned the motivation for a raid on its Canberra office earlier this week.

Social media taxi service raises safety concerns

Some members of the public are organising informal lifts through a public Facebook page instead of catching taxis

Clare Sibthorpe 11:30 PM   Transport in the nation's capital has been subject to ongoing debate, and some members of the public have taken to social media arranging their own "cheap lifts" with strangers.

Education minister frustrated over delays on caged boy inquiry

ACT Education Minister Joy Burch.

Tom McIlroy 11:30 PM   Education Minister Joy Burch has criticised delays in an investigation into a Canberra school's decision to erect a cage to hold a student with autism.

Calls for RSPCA funds ahead of Canberra Times Fun Run

RSPCA ACT chief executive Tammy Ven Dange with Rosie an Australian cattle dog who is deaf and needs a new home.

Naomi Avery 11:30 PM   Rosie is a special dog being taught sign language by the RSPCA. She's just one of the animals they're seeking to raise funds for.

From donuts to Gaytimes, 'freakshakes' go global

Sydney's Johnny Pump's new Nutella and chocolate brownie dessert shake.

Clare Sibthorpe and Amy Sullivan 5:56 PM   Have the famed "freakshakes" from Manuka's Patissez sparked a global diabetes-inducing trend?

Electrical training board likely to escalate its complaint against the CIT

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Kirsten Lawson 5:38 PM   The training advisory board for electricians is likely to escalate its complaint against the Canberra Institute of Technology after ongoing frustration over the CIT's lack of response.

Megan Washington to tour, says next album will take new direction

Megan Washington plans a new musical direction.

Sean Palmer 5:21 PM   Record artist says her 26 shows on tour will be spontaneous and new material in the pipeline will be less about her.