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Abbott knows he is the issue

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The Canberra Times The political season has formally begun, with trust in our leaders set to be the biggest issue.

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Life-changing acts can help the young and old

The Canberra Times SOMETIMES in this world, an act so simple for us can be life changing for others.

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The heart and soul of Canberra

The Canberra Times Our community is transient compared with most Australian cities. Tens of thousands of Canberra residents see the ACT as a temporary home only; a place they have come to study or to advance their...

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Beware the social media soundbite

The Canberra Times If the volume of commentary is a useful guide, more Australians are interested in a tweet that federal Liberal MP Andrew Laming published on Monday night than what it was about.

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Too many tragedies on the road to Christmas

The Sunday Canberra Times For many, the working has come to an end. Sadly, for those in our emergency services, the real work is only just beginning.

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America must take a stand against gun lobby

Sunday Canberra Times THE mindless slaughter of nearly 30 people at a Connecticut primary school, the majority small children, will send shockwaves far beyond the shores of the US.

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Media should heed Leveson

The Canberra Times Lord Justice Leveson has suggested that the media in Britain be prepared to submit to governance by, and accountability to, the people, in effecting saying that the alternative is governance by, and...

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AWU mud is not sticking

Prime Minister Julia Gillard challenges Opposition Leader Tony Abbott to cease interjecting and rise to the dispatch box during question time at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 27 November 2012.  Photo: Andrew Meares

Canberra Times Allegations against Julia Gillard over her involvement in the so-called AWU slush fund scandal nearly 20 years ago have not reached the point where they raise any serious questions about her...

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Call for action on workplace safety

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The Canberra Times The government took the first steps on Monday to turn around Canberra's deplorable workplace safety record by boosting the number of inspectors, increasing the number of offences attracting...

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Vision and courage will make a great arboretum

Sunday Canberra Times THE VOICES in the Forest concert, while still a growing event, continues to increase in popularity and importance on the local cultural calendar.

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Officials not so free with freedom of information

The Sunday Canberra Times It is enough to put you off your lunch - the worst parts of the wrong animals being passed off as human-grade beef.

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A chance for the healing to begin

The Canberra Times Its terms of reference have yet to be officially decided, but the royal commission into sexual abuse in institutions run by governments, churches and community has already been given a potentially...

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No signs of fatigue in love affair with royals

News. HRH Prince of Wales and HRH Duchess of Cornwall, attend a ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, where Prince Charles laid a wreath on the tomb of the unknown Australian soldier. Here he waves with AWM Council Chairman Rear Admiral Ken Doolan. The Duchess holds on to her hat as she chats with Acting Director of the AWM, Nola Anderson.  November 10th. 2012 Photo Graham Tidy.

The Sunday Canberra Times IN OCTOBER last year the Queen made a long-awaited return to Australia, and took not just Canberra but the nation by storm.

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Being safe from our refugees

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The Canberra Times Friday's High Court decision raises questions about whether the government can continue to detain genuine refugees.

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Diplomacy needed in islands dispute

Canberra Times Australia has no direct national interest engaged in which of China or Japan has sovereignty over the Daioyu or Senkaku islets.

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Too much focus on givers, takers

The Canberra Times Mitt Romney, Republican candidate for the American presidency, got into considerable trouble last week.

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Reason can work in modern politics

Canberra Times Malcolm Turnbull was perfectly correct in arguing last week for more civility, less spin, more trust and more respect for voters by politicians.

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Time for action to tackle Kings Highway safety

Fatal car accident on the Kings Highway.

Sunday Canberra Times IMPROVING road safety is often a difficult and expensive task. When it involves areas with significant heritage value, that task becomes many times more difficult.

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Our sorry story with war crimes

Canberra Times Last week's High Court decision ruling out the extradition of a 91-year-old man to Hungary for alleged war crimes marks, probably, finis to any further efforts to punish World War II Axis war...

Taxi service for disabled needs a new approach

Canberra Times ASSOCIATE Professor Helen Meekosha's frustration at trying to navigate Canberra in a wheelchair may be a shock for an out-of-towner - but it will come as little surprise to residents who are forced...