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Dream homes turn into nightmares for Canberra buyers

Noel Towell and Matthew Raggatt The net is closing on a Canberra building company accused of leaving home buyers in the lurch with unfinished houses.

Foreign governments may lose diplomatic land in Canberra

Gai Brodtmann on a vacant block of land reserved for a embassy off Forster Crescent.

Noel Towell Foreign governments sitting on valuable Commonwealth land, sometimes for decades, in Canberra's diplomatic dress circle will be told to use it or lose it.

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Terence Higgins takes dim view of Eureka rebels

Former ACT Supreme Court Chief Justice Terence Higgins.

Noel Towell The rebels of the Eureka Stockade might have been in trouble if they had found themselves in Terence Higgins' court.

DIY tax plan 'may hit' families

The Australian Tax Office.

Noel Towell Australian families could end up paying for the ATO's plans for big businesses to supervise their own tax returns.

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Canberra RSPCA chief executive Michael Linke resigns

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Matthew Raggatt, Noel Towell and Tom McIlroy The chief executive of the RSPCA ACT Michael Linke has announced he is leaving the organisation.

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Warnings about RSPCA ignored, say staff

Michael Linke.

Noel Towell and Tom McIlroy Workers at Canberra's RSPCA say they tried to raise alleged problems at the group's Weston Creek compound in 2010.

Rattenbury was briefed over rabbit warren concreting

Concrete was poured into warrens at the RSPCA ACT's Weston headquarters on August 28, creating a danger of rabbit suffocation or starvation.

Noel Towell and Tom McIlroy ACT’s minister for animal welfare backs Canberra’s RSPCA amid the fallout from resignation of chief executive Michael Linke.

Ombudsman finds collapsed bookie misled authorities

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Noel Towell The ACT's gambling authority has been cleared over its conduct in the $14 million collapse of online bookmaker Sports Alive four years ago.

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GRC in the clear over Sports Alive

Sports Alive collapsed four years ago.

Noel Towell The ACT's gambling authority has been cleared over its conduct in the $14 million collapse of bookmaker Sports Alive four years ago.

Punters call for review of Ombudsman ruling

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Noel Towell The liquidator of collapsed betting agency Sports Alive says he is surprised by the ACT Ombudsman's decision to clear the territory's gambling authority for its alleged oversight of the bookie.

Canberra should look to US for embassy plans: Brodtmann

Canberra MP Gai Brodtmann.

Noel Towell A US-style "free market" approach should be used to allocate land to Canberra's international embassies, according to Canberra MP Gai Brodtmann.

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ACT set to sue fed govt over dumped asbestos

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

Noel Towell The ACT government is preparing to sue the Commonwealth for tens of millions of dollars spent cleaning up asbestos dumped in the territory before self-government.

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$14m bill to upgrade 800m of road

A pot hole sits in the western bound lane of Cotter Road on  Sunday. Increased rain fall has increased the damage to the ACTs roads.

Noel Towell The ACT government's building boss has defended spending $14 million and 12 months upgrading 800 metres of road in the city's south.

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Liberals accused of 'push polling' Canberrans

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Lisa Cox, Noel Towell The Canberra Liberals have been accused of "blatant push polling" in a telephone survey of Canberra residents about the ACT election.

Corbell takes on water watchdog

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Simon Corbell outlines the rewards for unsolved homicides in Canberra.

Noel Towell An urban storm water program in Canberra's north, originally meant to cost taxpayers $3.5 million, ended up with a budget of more than $50 million, according to the territory's water regulator.

Sport, small businesses set to profit

ACT Liberal Party leader Zed Seselja.

Noel Towell The Canberra Liberals promised yesterday to spend $350,000 on netball courts in Canberra's south if elected this month, while the ACT Greens launched a $2.

Students, animals get poll promises

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Noel Towell The ACT Greens were promising to improve the lives of Canberra's animals in their latest election pledge yesterday while the ACT government was offering money to help make the city's public school...

Gallagher plea to PM as asbestos talks fail

Jamie Carpenter (front), and Garry Harriden, removing asbestos from a local site.

Noel Towell Talks aimed at resolving Canberra's buried asbestos crisis have collapsed with the territory government accusing the Commonwealth of double standards.

Another hedge devastated by Canberra's shrub war

Kate Gumley with her hedge that has been at their Ainslie property in Canberra since 1997.

Noel Towell Another casualty in Canberra’s front yard hedge war has emerged - a magnificent 60 metre specimen in Ainslie’s heritage-listed Corroboree Park.

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Hungry beast of Braddon escapes TAMS trim

Leon Arundell of the North Canberra Community Council is forced to walk on the grass due to the over grown hedge that covers the footpath on Chapman Street in Braddon.

Noel Towell This could be the hedge that reignites Canberra's front yard shrubbery war.

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