Save us from death by Powerpoint

Marnie Hughes-Warrington We must set ourselves free from conference presentations or classes in which the presenter reads out every word on every one of the 50-plus slides.

Man who raped woman during break-in tore family's life apart, court hears


Christopher Knaus James March ripped a family's life apart when he repeatedly raped a young woman he encountered during a burglary in Canberra's inner north last year.

Bindi Irwin heading to Floriade

Jil Hogan She’s most well-known for wrangling animals and more recently playing fashion police, but in September Bindi Irwin is heading to the country's biggest flower show, Floriade.

Light rail figures indicate strong patronage during peak times

Canberra light rail.

Tom McIlroy Revised patronage figures for Canberra's proposed light rail line estimate as many as 3500 passengers could use tram services in morning and afternoon peak periods. 

Zoo stresses role our consumer habits have on animal habitats

Ben Latham It was a day like any other for Rhani and Berani, Sumatran tigers at the National Zoo.

Accused murderer Aleksander Vojneski's sister gives evidence about 'unprovoked' stabbing

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Christopher Knaus Sister of accused murderer breaks down recalling her brother calmly and quietly stabbing her then boyfriend in the chest at a family barbecue.

Bullies: $4.5 million. CSIRO: Nil

CSIRO headquarters.

Noel Towell The CSIRO has paid lawyers $4.5 million to investigate bullying allegations that dogged the organisation for years but without a single instance of workplace bullying recorded.

Crucial meeting may determine future of ACTAB employees

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Kirsten Lawson The 130 Acttab employees have been summonsed to a meeting on Wednesday morning where they hope to finally hear more about the future of the betting agency being sold by the ACT Government.

Concerns not enough jobs for 40 applications a month rule

Primrose Riordan Even before changes to work for the dole which will see young job seekers having to apply for 40 jobs a month, low skill jobs in the ACT are an increasingly competitive field for some.

Putting the Slipper into MPs' integrity

Once upon a time there was a view that people who put their hand up for elected office committed themselves to a standard of conduct equal to, and often higher than, that expected of the wider...

Letters to the editor

Brickworks plan no go

John Bromhead suggests the Yarralumla Residents Association is seeking to stymie residential development near the Brickworks.

Motorcyclist in serious condition after Ainslie crash


Ben Westcott A 60-year-old female motorcyclist is in a serious condition after an accident in Ainslie on Tuesday night.

Church places paedophile brother near children

Kostka Chute is 82 and lives in a retirement village in NSW.

David Ellery Kostka (aka John) Chute, a serial paedophile Marist brother was given accommodation by the church close to three schools on his release from prison in 2010.

Woman injured after car crash at Charnwood shopping centre

The scene at the Charnwood shopping centre after a car left the parking lot and crashed into Charnwood Place.

Henry Belot Car veered onto footpath and crashed into power pole in Belconnen, injuring one woman and scaring late-morning shoppers.

Gallipoli Anzac Day Dawn Service places to be released with high ACT ratio

David Ellery Canberrans have outperformed the rest of Australia in the ballot for places at the 2015 Gallipoli Anzac Day Dawn Service.

House fire in Belconnen

Firefighters attend Canberra Hospital amid gas smell.

Henry Belot Firefighters have extinguished an apartment fire on Cabena Court in Belconnen.

Catholic teachers to vote on strike action, union says

Teachers are set to vote on industrial action.

Henry Belot and Primrose Riordan Catholic school employers in the Canberra and Goulburn region returned to the negotiation table with the Independent Education Union on Tuesday morning to discuss an upcoming EBA agreement amid...

Canberra universities offer more than 1200 places to locals

Fleta Page More than 1200 people, most of whom were ACT school leavers, received offers to study at the University of Canberra and Australian National University in the Universities Admissions Centre early...

Adding it up: 86 polling places, 1000 workers, $950,000 in costs

Ross Peake About 1000 people will be working on polling booths in Canberra on Saturday to ensure the election goes smoothly.

Places to brunch

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Erika Bacon Weekend brunch is possibly one of our favourite things to do. Here is some of Canberra's best.