Minister claims government playing catch-up after years of neglect and under-spending on vital infrastructure.
Doug Dingwall is a reporter for The Canberra Times
A man robbing a Domino's pizza shop threatened staff with a knife before police pursued his getaway car on Sunday morning.
An explosion at a picnic area has left a family with severe burns at Belanglo State Forest, north of Goulburn.
The Coalition government could be heading for another bruising clash with Australia's military families over working conditions in the ADF with military advocates warning they will not accept cuts to entitlements in the new workplace deal.
Agencies seizing money from criminals should be allowed to seek better returns on the confiscated funds, the national auditor says.
Subcontractors are chasing $7 million in debts from Canberra building firm SMI, but don't expect to get their money back.
Parliament House's forecourt will get a facelift with a three-year, $29 million upgrade.
Public servants at Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support will begin strike action on Friday afternoon aiming to force a breakthrough in a bitter industrial dispute.
A lack of security has left Australia's Tax Office and Immigration Department vulnerable to cyber attacks, putting personal data at risk, a national audit has found.
An unexpected surge in staff resignations at the national pesticides authority is putting "significant pressures" on those remaining ahead of its forced move to Armidale.