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Push to keep Department of Social Services in Tuggeranong

Phillip Thomson The federal government should knock down and rebuild the existing Department of Social Services national office in Tuggeranong, says Senator Zed Seselja.

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Defence Department: Uniforms may get some jobs reprieve

Defence Minister Senator David Johnston.

Phillip Thomson Abbott government appears to be quarantining uniformed personnel from looming Defence job cuts.

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Costs add up as more cyclists take to public roads and suffer tumbles

Falling off your bike in Canberra can earn you as much as a year sitting at your desk, it shows.

Phillip Thomson Cyclists claiming money from the ACT Insurance Authority after coming off their bikes have been paid as much as $100,000 each.

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Debate over male teacher shortage

Phillip Thomson JUST 24 per cent of teachers in Canberra's public schools are men but, one academic says, the focus should be on having good teachers and not on their gender.

Property insurance bill hits $11m

Phillip Thomson Storms, fires, lightning, thieves and overflowing sewage helped push the government's property insurance payouts to $10.9 million in the past year.

The day a $17,000 electricity bill arrived in the post

Mr Yarub Jamiel disappointed with his latest electricity bill of excess of $25000  per quarter.
The Canberra Times
02 November 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Phillip Thomson Huge power bill sparks dispute.

Skywhale price soars sky high

September 21, 2013. Photo by Elesa Kurtz. Rob McKinnon with his son Ricky(5) enjoy a kick around while the Skywhale inflates at the Governor-General?s Centenary Family Picnic Day

Phillip Thomson Community groups are being asked to pay to have Skywhale appear at their events.

Parkes Way ahead in ACT intersection bingles

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Phillip Thomson It is confirmed. The two large roundabouts within a kilometre of each other along Parkes Way near the city are confusing bingle belts.

Third GP in regulator's sights

Phillip Thomson AUSTRALIA'S medical watchdog has clamped down on half the doctors at one general practice in Canberra, records show.

Police pursuit of speeding car filmed by teenage passengers


Phillip Thomson AN ACT driver who allegedly reached speeds of 140km/h when fleeing police has been caught and charged, and his son and nephew filmed the pursuit on a mobile phone.

Cyclists taken for a ride

Maureen Bronjes had her brand new $4000 Trek bike stolen a week ago.

Phillip Thomson BICYCLE thefts in Canberra increased by 12 per cent in the past year, according to police.

Bike black spots named

ANU lecturer, Julie Clutterbuck of Downer, at the Wakefield Street and Northbourne Avenue intersection, Dickson.

Phillip Thomson Canberra cyclists are involved in four recorded collisions a week and a number of them happen on a small stretch of busy road.

Company in strife as surgeons head for exit


Phillip Thomson A COMPANY that spent millions of dollars buying orthopaedic practices across Australia and is now fighting a legal battle with numerous Canberra surgeons has been facing a financially uncertain...

Collision-prone highway fails AAA rating test

The intersection of Hindmarsh Drive and Tuggeranong Parkway.

Phillip Thomson The Barton Highway is below international standard, with almost 100 smashes a year.

Calvary Public pays out $15m

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Phillip Thomson MORE than $15 million in compensation has been quietly paid to two disabled Canberrans in the past nine months because of medical negligence at Calvary Public Hospital when they were children.

Raging fire, flood the settings for bravery

Banks couple, Jodie and Jason Roff, are to receive a bravery award from the Governor General for rescuing an elderly couple from a burning house.

Phillip Thomson WHEN Jason and Jodie Roff went house hunting they had no idea they would rescue an elderly couple from a burning house and become heroes.

From fire and heartbreak, Buchanan conquers the world

Phillip Thomson Dual world champion bike rider Caroline Buchanan is a fighter who never gives up.

From backyard to food bowl

Merrily Gemmell, 18 months, with dad Simon Gemmell from Rivett and their aquaponic system.

Phillip Thomson A burgeoning movement in Canberra is aiming to be one step ahead of the looming world food crisis

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Read all about it: Charnwood lifts

Phillip Thomson ONLY a few years ago at Charnwood-Dunlop School there was a trickle of students leaving year 6 who could not read.

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Under Bob Katter's big hat

Bob Katter.

Phillip Thomson BOB KATTER is not happy with Gina Rinehart.

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