Canberra home schooled numbers soar

Matthew Raggatt Home schooling has increased 50 per cent.

Canberra Airport boosts security as Opposition investigates air marshals


Matthew Raggatt A spokeswoman said the move was "not in response to anything in particular" and was not expected to slow travellers.

Canberra public servants go to war (on the squash court)

Public Servants Helen Parkes and Marshall Clark.

Noel Towell Organisers say professional bureaucratic niceties will not apply on the squash court.

Canberra art review: The World is Not a Foreign Land, Drill Hall Gallery

Sasha Grishin The work of five indigenous artists is brought together in an unusual juxtaposition of fine work at the ANU Drill Hall, says Sasha Grishin.

Canberra dance: Liz Lea takes on Ahmed Kathrada at QL2 Theatre

The sculpture depicting late South African president Nelson Mandela.

Jennifer Kingma Dancer Liz Lea explains her fascination with Ahmed Kathrada - the South African activist who was one of Nelson Mandela's closest confidantes - and who is the subject of her new dance piece.

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 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.

Emma Griffiths helps launch Women in Media in Canberra

Family way:  ABC online editor and convener of the Women in Media Group Emma Griffiths with her children Lewis, 2 (left), and Sylvie Johnson, 4.

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

Capital Life: what's on in Canberra's arts scene


Natasha Rudra Canberra's arts scene has much to offer over the next weeks. It seems there's something for everyone, Natasha Rudra outlines.

Melbourne woman Kylie Bretag detained in Mexico

Kylie Bretag on the street in Mexico.

Allison Worrall A Melbourne woman has been detained in Mexico for almost a week after she was locked up for travelling without a visa.

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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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'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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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.

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.

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.

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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