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Government plan to turn screws on pirated content

Matthew Knott Australia would have some of the toughest anti-piracy measures in the Western world if leaked government proposals to crack down on online copyright infringement were implemented, copyright experts...

Government anti-piracy plan one of the world's toughest

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Matthew Knott Australia would have some of the toughest anti-piracy measures in the Western world if leaked government proposals to crack down on online copyright infringement were implemented, according to...

Police yet to act on bungled 'suicide' investigation

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Rory Callinan Police have failed to act on a recommendation to take action over an apparently bungled investigation into an impalement death of a NSW woman in Townsville.

Authorities failed to act on serious sexual abuse complaints against swimming coach Scott Volkers

Scott Volkers in a file picture.

Paul Bibby The former head of the Queensland Academy of Sport failed to investigate the details of a serious child sexual abuse complaint against coach Scott Volkers despite it being strikingly similar to three...

OECD data shows ACT as best place to live

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Peter Martin The Northern Territory is a lot like North Carolina, Queensland like Western Norway and the Australian Capital Territory like New Hampshire.

Pastello - Draw Act at NGV

Photo of children taking part  at the Opening day for Pastello – Draw Act at the NGV in Melbourne on Saturday 10 May 2014.

Children were drawing with their heads and feet using specially designed crayon-clad helmets and shoes, large crayon spheres and swinging pendulums for them to play with in a vibrant and colourful...

ACT drivers endangering children - police

Megan Gorrey Territory drivers have been caught putting young lives at risk, writes Megan Gorrey.

Jobs at risk if Qantas freed from Sale Act's 'shackles'

An Airbus SAS A330 aircraft operated by Qantas Airways

James Massola, Matt O'Sullivan Government plans to unshackle Qantas from foreign ownership restrictions could clear the way for the airline to shift jobs overseas and outsource maintenance.

Former Labor minister Martin Ferguson backs Tony Abbott's planned changes to Fair Work Act

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James Massola Labor elder statesman Martin Ferguson says the ALP should support the return of the Coalition's construction watchdog, industrial relations reforms and warned Australia's high labour costs and low...

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Soldiers on leave act as guards at Manus Island detention centre

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Noel Towell, Michael Gordon Australian soldiers on leave from the army are enlisting for lucrative work as guards at Papua New Guinea's Manus detention camp amid claims of drug abuse and thuggish conduct among its newly...

Racial Discrimination Act changes will hit vulnerable: Adam Goodes

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Damien Murphy Australian of the Year and AFL star Adam Goodes has slammed the Abbott government's proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act, claiming they attacked the most vulnerable Australians.

No evidence to support Salvation Army officer's claim he confessed act of child sex abuse to police, royal commission told

Lieutenant-Colonel Colin Haggar.

Paul Bibby A senior Salvation Army officer who says he went to police to confess the sexual abuse he inflicted on a young girl but was told nothing could be done, has had serious doubt cast on his claims.

Grange affair a hard act to swallow

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Deborah Snow, Sean Nicholls A throw-back to old-fashioned courtesies helps bring down a premier.

We'll keep getting married until it sticks: High Court strikes down ACT gay marriage law

Ashleigh Watson and Narell Majic

Dan Harrison The marriage of Canberra couple Narell Majic and Ash Watson was so fresh they had not even received their wedding rings, which were not ready in time for the ceremony on Tuesday.

Theatre of war: the next act is coming home

Lance Corporal James Duncan, Lance Corporal Craig Hancock and Sergeant Sarah Webster.

Jacqueline Maley Australia's Defence Force Chief, General David Hurley, knows better than most that while you can train troops for war, it is much harder to train them for coming home.

Rein's flak jacket rules the day as leaders' families get in on the act

NEWS: POOL PICTURES. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd with his wife Therese Rein made a surprise pre-election visit to Australian troops serving in Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan province southern Afghanistan.
MP Mike Kelly, Chief of the Defence Force General David Hurley and staff from the prime minister?s office made the quick trip to Afghanistan over the weekend. 
This is the first time a wife of a serving Australian prime minister has travelled to a war zone to visit the servicemen and women on active duty.
Australia is in the process of pulling out 1000 troops from Uruzgan province by the end of 2013, leaving around 300 deployed in Kabul and Kandahar.  Photo by Gary Ramage. NO ARCHIVING.

Stephanie Wood It was clearly an emotional moment. ''I'm really, really proud to have been able to shake the hands of some of these amazing people,'' said Therese Rein, mingling with Australian soldiers at Tarin...

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Australian intelligence watchdog accused of failing to act on claims of East Timor bugging

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Tom Allard The former senior spy who blew the whistle on alleged Australian bugging of East Timor's government took his case to the intelligence watchdog but it did not investigate and advised him to get a...

An ACT of love as gay couple begin their 'great journey' in marriage

Ivan Hinton and Chris Teoh

Tony Wright ''Ladies and gentlemen,'' announced wedding celebrant Roger Munson, ''I have the great privilege of introducing to you Chris and Ivan, husband and husband.''

Investigation into why police failed to act on abuse report

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Emma Partridge An internal investigation will look at why police failed to act on the reported abuse of a seven-year-old just before he died from injuries initially blamed on a pogo stick accident, but later...

Abbott flags Arlington-style National war cemetery for ACT

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Ross Peake Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given a huge boost to the proposal to create an Arlington-style national war cemetery in Canberra