Thundering approval for Quentin Bryce as Dame Dee Dee departs Canberra

Tony Wright After 5½ years as Australia's first female governor-general, Dame Quentin mounted the steps of the jet, her husband at her side, and waved goodbye.


Canberra man Nathan Hansford missing in Thailand

Missing ... Nathan Hansford.

Henry Belot A 36-year-old Canberra man living in Bangkok has been declared missing by his Australian family.

What's new on The Canberra Times mobile site

On the mobile phone. generic Thinkstock pic.

We have redesigned the site to make your experience of The Canberra Times very engaging on your smartphone.

Fifth SoundOut festival to bring something different to Canberra's music scene

Philip O'Brien Beyond the edges of jazz, electronic and new music is a world of sound that defies easy classification.

ASIO still waiting to move into new headquarters in Canberra

ASIO's new building.

Australia's top spy agency ASIO still cannot be certain when it will move into its imposing new headquarters.

Lights on but no one home as Tony Abbott lets waste pile up in rented Canberra digs

Abbott thumb

Sketch, Tony Wright, Peter Martin ''Stop the waste,'' Tony Abbott cried endlessly during the federal election, and then made a great show of moving into a little room in Canberra's Australian Police College for $110 a night rather...

Qantas unveils 717 aircraft with business class on Canberra routes

A Qantas 717 approaches Melbourne airport.

Qantas has unveiled the first of five upgraded aircraft for the busy Canberra route.

Remembrance Day at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Coporal Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG acknowlwedged the two Australian servicemen added to the Afghanistan Roll of Honour during the Remembrance Day commemoration at the Australian War Memorial on Monday 11 November 2013. Photo: Andrew Meares

Remembrance Day 2013 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

New US ambassador John Berry touches down in Canberra

Governor-General Quentin Bryce, new US ambassador John Berry and his spouse Curtis Yee.

Emma Macdonald Australia's new United States ambassador John Berry has presented his credentials in a private ceremony at Government House on Wednesday.

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Program clash confuses Canberra

Markus Mannheim Federal bureaucrats are so keen to demonstrate their willingness to serve the Abbott government they are changing the way they spell.

The Swearing in Ceremony, Canberra

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd during the swearing-in ceremony at Government House with Governor-General Quentin Bryce, in Canberra.

The swearing-in ceremony at Government House with Governor-General Quentin Bryce, in Canberra. Photographs by Sydney Morning Herald photographers Andew Meares and Alex Ellinghausen.

Failure to intervene: why Canberra turned its back on Prisoner X

David Wroe and Ruth Pollard A government inquiry has reignited concern over the Prisoner X affair.

HMAS Canberra, captured in construction

The old HMAS Canberra, Launched in 31 May 1927 by Her Royal Highness Princess Mary.

David McLennan HMAS Canberra is being put together block by block like giant pieces of Lego, to become the largest ship ever built for the Australian Navy.

When Curiosity calls Canberra will answer


Nicky Phillips In a small control room in a building south-west of Australia's capital, a team of astronomers and engineers prepares to make the most important call of their careers.

Canberra space station will help Mars rover phone home

Mars rover Curiosity at the home stretch (Thumbnail)

Nicky Phillips In a small control room in a building south-west of the nation's capital, a team of astronomers and engineers prepare to make the most important call of their career.

Plum UN 'jobs' as Canberra takes on Luxembourg

Peace ... all nations' flags at the UN.

Daniel Flitton Here is a job ad for an escape from the daily grind. Salary in excess of $220,000, move to New York, plush apartment, every day a new challenge.

… meanwhile, back in Canberra

Farah Farouque Asylum seekers arriving by boat will again be locked up in detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island in Papua New Guinea after deadlock-breaking legislation passed both houses of parliament.

Waiting in Canberra, brother calls Govt to help Alexandra

Alexandra Bean

Stephanie Gardiner Stranded in Tripoli, scared and wrongly embroiled in a political scandal because of a piece of ''scurrilous'' gossip, Australian aid worker Alexandra Bean desperately needs the federal government's...

Gangnam Style, Canberra style

Gangnam Style

With Joe Hockey in a tutu, Tony Abbott boogeying, Julia Gillard shaking it, Kevin Rudd walking like an Egyptian and Wayne Swan jamming, it turns out federal politicians are the perfect candidates for...

Tributes paid at Canberra service

Governor-General Quentin Bryce contributes wattle and frangipani to a wreath yesterday.

Jacqueline Maley At the Parliament House memorial yesterday, amid the grief there was a little joy.