Emma Griffiths helps launch Women in Media in Canberra

Emma Macdonald Emma Griffiths has forged a path in international journalism - and wants to help more women follow in her footsteps.

Canberra theatre review - August: Osage County by Free Rain

Alanna Maclean Alanna Maclean finds Free Rain's production of August: Osage County to be a long but satisfying evening.

Canberra dance critic Michelle Potter writes biography of Dame Maggie Scott

Michelle Potter Ballerina Maggie Scott was an adventurous woman who danced her way through WWII bombings in London and founded the Australian Ballet School. Michelle Potter explains her allure.

Canberra's light rail an election vote changer

Kirsten Lawson and Tom McIlroy The ACT Government's signature light rail project is looming as a vote changing issue at the territory's 2016 election. 

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Public servants demand Ebola isolation units be set up in Canberra


Noel Towell Luxury lakeside apartments could be used to isolate returning officials.

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Gough Whitlam: Political earthquake reshaped the landscape

Gough Whitlam speaks to journalists at his William Street, Sydney, office in February 1986.

Peter Hartcher When Gough and Margaret Whitlam were caught up in an earthquake during a visit to China, a cartoonist took the opportunity to have some fun with the incident.

Hyatt Hotel defends booking for Australian Christian Lobby's anti-gay marriage conference

Tom McIlroy and Ben Westcott  Canberra's Hyatt Hotel says it supports gay and lesbian equality, amid growing criticism of a conference organised by controversial anti-gay marriage campaigners the Australian Christian Lobby.

Gough and Margaret Whitlam: the greatest partnership

Damien Murphy Margaret broke the mould of the political wife, writes Damien Murphy.

Press gallery veterans recall Whitlam era

Lisa Cox Press gallery veteran Laurie Oakes was at the Sunnybrook Hotel in Cabramatta the night Gough Whitlam won the 1972 election.

Gough Whitlam's policies endured, press secretary Eric Walsh says

Gough Whitlam

Ross Peake Gough Whitlam was prime minister for a relatively short time, but the changes he made were long-lasting, a close aide says.

Scrivener Dam, where linking two sides of Canberra began

John Thistleton In the 1960s when dam building was all the rage in Australia's south-east, a song celebrated men who could blow down a mountain and build up a dam.

Canberra stars in crime drama as The Code cracks UK prime time

British TV critics are lauding Canberra-based political thriller The Code ahead of its BBC premiere this weekend.

National hunt for missing Canberra mum and son

Lilie Kipruto and her son, Oscar.

Police have launched a national hunt for a seven-year-old boy and his mother, missing since Friday from the Australian Capital Territory.

Young volunteer firefighters step up in Canberra

Generation Y: Canberra's new generation of firefighters, from left, Brendan van der Vlist, 30, Andrew Lomas, 23, and Jane Hung, 33 at the Joint Emergency Services Centre in Gungahlin.

Matthew Raggatt Canberra's young volunteer firefighters have altered the shape of rural brigades over the past three years. Generation Y is stepping up.

MLA Nicole Lawder's mother-in-law mistreated in Canberra Hospital

Liberals assembly member Nicole Lawder, who says her mother-in-law received poor treatment at Canberra Hospital

Ben Westcott Canberra Liberals assembly member Nicole Lawder has tabled claims about poor treatment of her mother-in-law at Canberra Hospital.

Capital Wines Gundaroo Riesling wins top award at Canberra Wine Show 2014

Natasha Rudra A "racy" riesling has taken out top honours at the ActewAGL Canberra Wine Show. 

Canberra Costco to open petrol station


Fleta Page and Noel Towell Canberra petrol could soon get considerably cheaper with Costco to open a petrol station next to its Majura Park store.

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Porn and pirates offline for Canberra's new public Wi-Fi network

Noel Towell We don't want the porn-watching or file sharing on our network, ACT government warns.

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Canberra's wedge-tailed eagles thriving on degustation menu

Well bred: Copulating Wedge-tailed Eagles.

Ian Warden Rabbit scourge perpetuates the myth that our beloved wedge-tailed eagles rely on the pest for survival.

Restored Canberra property to host weddings

Georgina Connery A lovingly restored historic property will open its gardens to the public for the first time with a special wedding celebration.