Queanbeyan & Other

Paid parking, penalty rate cuts savage low-paid workers

Ross Peake Low-paid workers in Canberra are going to be hit harder than public servants by paid parking and also face the possible loss of penalty rates.

Majura Pines improvement plan on track to attract runners, riders and walkers

Minister Shane Rattenbury will release a concept master plan, seeking to improve the 87-hectare forest site.

Tom McIlroy A concept plan to enhance the recreational facilities in the Majura Pines forest will be released on Tuesday. 

Gang-Gang: 100 Years Ago Canberra was looking marble-ish

Ian Warden Guinness World Records recognises Ashgabat, the capital of energy-rich Turkmenistan, as 'White-Marble City'.

Man who allegedly tried to torch car 'escaped abduction'

Michael Inman A Hawker man who allegedly tried to torch a car claims he had been abducted and took the vehicle to escape his captors, a court has heard.

Floriade: stop and smell the roses, but begin with a walk

Crowds bask in the sunshine at Floriade on Sunday

Jil Hogan and Phillip Thomson Avoid Floriade frustration. Park and walk, say organisers.

ACT construction industry: CFMEU audit finds body hire companies underpay workers

David Ellery Canberra body hire companies underpaid dozens of some of the Territory's most vulnerable workers hundreds of thousands of dollars in less than 12 months a CFMEU Construction audit has found.

Auction Watch: Cook home fails to sell; Red Hill house goes for $3.4m

Chris Wilson

Julieanne Strachan It may have been grand final Saturday, but that didn't stop keen home buyers turning out in significant numbers around the ACT.

More Gungahlin suburbs to be connected to NBN

Henry Belot Parts of Harrison, Mitchell, Watson and Franklin will be switched over to the National Broadband Network on Sunday which means phone calls will need to made through landline service connected to the...

Community pressure wins breathing space on plan variation

Mark Sawa Draft omnibus territory plan variations

Canberra Mornings Live: Friday September 26

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Mother remembers son lost to Lake Burley Griffin

Alison Morrison's loss forever changed her perspective on the lake she once loved.

Megan Gorrey Alison Morrison would often gaze out the windows of the old Canberra Hospital towards Lake Burley Griffin. She never dreamed her son would one day die beneath its icy depths.

Man charged after driving through roundabout illegally while drunk


Henry Belot A 24-year-old man has been charged after entering a roundabout on the wrong side of the road and drink driving during the early hours of Saturday morning.

Tim the Yowie Man: Secrets of Namadgi National Park

Stuart Harris'? peacock spider.

Tim the Yowie Man Tim the Yowie Man shares his top 30 best-kept secrets of Namadgi National Park, which celebrates its 30th anniversary next month. This is part two of a three-week series.

Look out Sydney, country cousins cuddling up to Canberra


John Thistleton Sydney's antipathy towards Canberra is on a slippery slope say Yass and Palerang councils.

Canberra school sports coach who had sex with underage student had been depressed


Megan Gorrey A former sports coach at a Canberra high school has admitted he had sex with an under-age student.

The future of public housing

Ross Peake The debate over changes to public housing in Canberra has been raging for years. While tearing down dilapidated units is undoubtedly good news for developers, what will does it mean for the...

Residents warned to build up or lose out on open space in Canberra

Debate continues over the development prospects in Woden.

John Thistleton Woden is languishing and Belconnen is growing because of high-density developments, a Canberra architect says.

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Canberra Mornings Live: Wednesday September 24

Canberra Mornings live.

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Canberra Costco to open petrol station


Fleta Page and Noel Towell Canberra petrol could soon get considerably cheaper with Costco to open a petrol station next to its Majura Park store.

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Lake Burley Griffin a national rarity

Serene scene: Lake Burley Griffin provides a haven for many species of bird.

John Thistleton What makes Canberra's main lake a standout?

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