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Fleta Page is a reporter at The Canberra Times.

Alcohol losing its attraction for teenagers

Fleta Page The number of teen teetotallers has increased dramatically over the past decade, with more than half now abstaining from alcohol, according to research by the National Drug and Alcohol Research...

Welcome to Woden: tallest tower to empty as public service job cuts hit hub hard

The Lovett tower in Woden, current home to the federal environment and veteran's affairs departments.

Noel Towell, Meredith Clisby and Fleta Page Canberra’s tallest building, Woden’s Lovett Tower, is set to become a near-empty shell when hundreds of public service occupants move out in two years.

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Parents get tips on beating cyber bullies

Fleta Page Craig Dadds' daughter Robyn started high school this month, a rite of passage that, for her, included a new laptop with the administrator password.

Snap to it to be part of selfie generation

Treasurer Joe Hockey, Carmel Busby and Prime Minister Tony Abbott take a

Fleta Page Selfie was the Oxford Dictionary's word of the year for 2013, but have we reached ''peak selfie''?

PNG cricketers careful of a different kind of drive

Stumped: A girl plays cricket in Papua New Guinea.

Fleta Page IN Papua New Guinea, driving schools use the cricket ovals for training. In Vanuatu the field is littered with dangerous crab holes and in Fiji it rains 270 days a year.

Australia Day Honours

Robert de Castella the marathon man of good causes

Rob de Castella.

Fleta Page There are few names in Australian athletics more recognisable than Robert de Castella, and he is no stranger to Australia Day honours.

Minister to 'trim' bloated Defence

Senator David Johnston.

Fleta Page The Australia Defence Association is backing new Defence Minister David Johnston over his candid comments that the department's bureaucracy is bloated and its budget a ''mess''.

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'This is the will of the people': Egypt's Ambassador

News.  Egypt  Ambassador to Australia Hassan El- Laithy at the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Yarralumla in Canberra.  4 July 2013 Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Fleta Page Egypt's Ambassador to Australia, Hassan El-Laithy, has labelled the Egyptian military political intervention as "a positive move" in the country's path toward democracy.

First time for Last Post in war memorial ritual

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New Last Post ceremony at The Australian War Memorial. VC recipients Daniel Keighran, Mark Donaldson, Keith Payne and Benjamin Roberts-Smith with the director of the NWM Brendan Nelson.
17 April 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.

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Fleta Page Hundreds packed into the Australian War Memorial as a new daily ritual, the Last Post, begins.

Tango goes hand in hand with happiness

Tango dancers

Fleta Page FEELING blue? Tango is an unlikely answer, with researchers identifying the dance as one of the most effective ways to reduce stress, anxiety and depression.

Class warfare as Opals' flight row takes off

Samantha Lane, Fleta Page Federal sports minister Kate Lundy has hit out at Australia's female Olympic basketball team having to fly to London in economy class while Basketball Australia paid for the men's national team to...