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www.canberratimes.com.au - News Index for 08/12/2016


VCE bodies branded "incompetent" after fresh blunder

Government killed emissions scheme despite knowing it could shave $15 billion off electricity bills

NT Government fails to stop witnesses giving evidence to juvenile detention royal commission

'Just atrocious': Schools furious over VCE ATAR leak

VCE 2016: 2075 Year 12 students get ATAR results days early

VCE 2016: Year 12 students getting ATAR results days early

Pizza worker who sent money to fund Syria fight spared further jail

Government's 'lack of spine' will increase prices, energy insecurity: adviser

Salvation Army underpaid dozens of sex abuse claims, royal commission told

Best of the world: December 7, 2016

PISA results show further decline in Australia's education rankings

Early childhood educators fight for pay to boost standards

MyRepublic NBN broadband provider angering many new customers

Scouts has more work to do on child safety, says royal commission

Royal Commission reveals more than 80 church offenders preyed on Hunter children

Former Queanbeyan headmaster allegedly sexually assaulted student in the 1960s

Sydney family flees home after Samsung washing machines catches on fire

Environment programs bearing unfair share of budget repair burden, ACF says

Women to get equal share of senior state jobs - but not yet

Complaints about scams on sharing economy platforms have tripled: ACCC

Adrian Piccoli tells teachers to hold industrial meetings out of school time

Carers falling through the cracks under NDIS

'I was spat on by a customer': retail abuse on the rise

Employers are underpaying 2.4m workers superannuation: report

ATARs are 'irrelevant': how life panned out for last year's VCE students

'Complacency leads to tragedy': Spike in drowning deaths prompts warning from Malcolm Turnbull

Italian backpacker's near miss with accused tourist killer Pande Veleski

Queensland man charged with animal cruelty, arson

How a South Yarra dinner party and Harold Holt saved a Jewish boy from Hitler

Porn, pestering and power trips: readers respond to sexual harassment survey


'I carried his body': Grim work at the heart of Aceh's killer quake as toll passes 100

Fleeing Rohingyas accuse Myanmar military of 'merciless killings'

Bill English has numbers to become next NZ prime minister

Bana Alabed, posting to Twitter from Aleppo, gains sympathy but doubts follow

Muslim-owned restaurant offers free Christmas meal for homeless and elderly

Pizzagate conspiracy threatens Brooklyn restaurant

The five easiest and five most difficult promises for Trump to keep

Reveal refugee deal text: US congressmen

Julian Assange says texts show he is 'entirely innocent' of sexual assault

Donald Trump picks Xi Jinping-friend Governor Terry Branstad as China envoy

Pope Francis compares consuming fake news to eating excrement

US Marine pilot missing after plane goes down off Japan

Junaid Jamshed, Pakistan pop star turned cleric, feared dead in air crash

Former Italy Ambassador Mike Rann says 'no sense of panic' as Matteo Renzi formally resigns

Time magazine names Donald Trump 'Person of the Year'

PK661: Pakistan plane crashes with more than 40 people on board, police say

Chapecoense plane crash: Bolivia arrests LaMia CEO Gustavo Vargas

Chinese firm buys London pub where Xi Jinping and David Cameron had fish and chips

Donald Trump attacks plans for a new Air Force One

The real risk from fake news: more readers shrugging at the truth

Daily World Dispatch - standing on shaky ground

Warning about Los Angeles bomb plot came from Australian phone

In her real-time Aleppo diary, Bana's silence is more than a mere cliffhanger

Why China should heed the lessons of Pearl Harbour

Scores dead after earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia

War in Syria: Troops close in on Aleppo's Old City, poised for war's biggest victory

Michael Flynn is Donald Trump's most terrifying appointment

Sony hack may have emboldened Russian election hacking, says US congressman

Athens gripped by riots after peaceful march

Space oddity: Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin treated by Dr David Bowie in hospital


8@eight: Renzi resigns. Trump person of the year. Markets at record highs

Trade Minister Steven Ciobo rejects assertions that the Trans-Pacific Partnership has collapsed

Shares and bonds see Australia's GDP shock differently

Unions claim victory as 55 CUB workers return to work

NSW Premier Mike Baird points to Canada to justify land titles registry sell-off

TPG Telecom's David Teoh lays out strategy to deal with NBN challenge

Paddle Pop YouTube ad breaches children's advertising standards

Opec deal may force airlines to end free wine and in-flight entertainment

Roger Sexton scores $4.3m Christmas stock bonus despite poor Beston results

8@eight: Nasdaq closing on session highs, gold under pressure

Thomas the Tank Engine, Minion and Pokemon Go toys to be destroyed in Fair Trading crackdown

Huge variations found in what food manufacturers say is a serving size: research

Productivity Commission recommends scrapping Telstra's Universal Service Obligation funds

MyRepublic NBN broadband provider angering many new customers

Uber bets on artificial intelligence with acquisition and new lab

No respite for listed infrastructure valuations, which lag behind unlisted

Vocus building new high-speed broadband cable between Australia and Singapore

Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar and Tigerair slammed in Choice investigation

Cover-up culture plaguing corporate Australia, inquiry told

8@eight: Italian vote another hard lesson for markets


Chris Waller set to face steward's inquiry after horse tested positive to methamphetamine

Western Warriors break losing streak with WACA win

Renegades implement youth policy for aggressive, high-octane cricket

Cricket Australia officials wine and dine Steve Smith and David Warner ahead of pay war

City bid to close the gap on Sydney in season's first 'six pointer'

Western Sydney Wanderers set to be given safe standing section in new Parramatta Stadium

Want to become a Mercedes Formula 1 driver? Check the job ads

Andrew Catterall returns to oversee racing.com

Paul Gallen begins mind games ahead of footy fight night with Junior Paulo

South Melbourne hopes A-League fast track expansion could boost their case

Australia v New Zealand one-day cricket: Glenn McGrath rates Josh Hazlewood as best paceman in world cricket

Australia v Pakistan Test series: Shaun Marsh yet to resume batting after finger surgery

Australia's 'leadership group' a Darren Lehmann staple behind the scenes of national team

Football Federation Australia asks TV networks to state preferred A-League expansion clubs

Bobby El-Issa back from cancer, enjoying life as a jockey

Andrew Bogut set to miss a month with knee injury

Netball star Sharni Layton takes second straight ANZ Championship honour

Former Canberra Raiders captain Alan Tongue inspiring a new generation

David Hayes looking for first Magic Millions win with Madeenaty

Racing: Gary Moore success started with feed change, now he wants to keep it going

Thank you very (Kobe) Mutch

Ben Cousins fined, released from custody over VRO breach

Gold Coast name Tom Lynch and Steven May as Suns captains

Ben Cousins due back in court over VRO breach

Career of Docker Shane Yarran in the balance after fresh police charge

Ian Stewart and Shane Crawford to present 2012 Brownlow medals

Footy returns to its 'exotic' outposts in the hunt for a big game

Melbourne youngster Clayton Oliver escapes club suspension for drink-driving

Western Bulldogs slash debt in drought-breaking AFL premiership year

The truth is out there Mr Bogut, you just have to look

NRL takes advice from AFL on new football department spending cap

South Sydney's Robbie Farah hellbent on playing Wests Tigers in opening round despite torn biceps

Paul Gallen begins mind games ahead of footy fight night with Junior Paulo

Canberra Raiders hooker Kurt Baptiste has surgery on ruptured Achilles

Former Canberra Raiders captain Alan Tongue inspiring a new generation

Canberra Raiders prop Junior Paulo sheds weight to land punches on Paul Gallen

Sydney Roosters' Sio Siua Taukeiaho wants to repay faith after contract extension

Cameron Smith to join Rugby League Players Association as board member

Why there are no guarantees about Ben Barba's next move

Penrith Panthers rookie Nathan Cleary picked in Emerging NSW Blues Origin squad

Give western Sydney a Super Rugby club: Sydney Rugby Union president David Begg

ACT Brumbies rookie Ryan Lonergan trades schoolies for Super Rugby contract

Warren Gatland keeps lid on British and Irish Lions 'mystery' coach

Kurtley Beale to make Wasps debut

Canberra Brumbies rugby star Christian Lealiifano wins RUPA medal for excellence 2016

Perth to host first-ever Bledisloe Cup Test between Wallabies and All Blacks

Former Cronulla Sharks star Ben Barba could make shock cross-code switch

Chris Latham wants Stephen Larkham out of retirement for Brisbane Global Tens

All Blacks should fear a thrilling crop of Lions talent

ACT Brumbies link with Israeli company Plus500 to boost club's bottom line


Engineers Australia pin oak forest competition to 'draw out creativity': Annabelle Pegrum

Boston Marathon a journey from trauma to recovery

Marathon running - it's a love-hate thing


Fortress Canberra needs reinforcement

The budget facts that Canberra isn't telling you

Migrating flak away from the minister


Russell Crowe's first director recalls star as 'an arrogant little pisspot'

StepUp Taranaki and the conspiracy theory behind John Key's surprise resignation


Today's cartoons: The illustrated news

Gardening: New book a gift for yourself this Christmas

Recipes: Barbecued mackerel with watercress and herbed labna

Savvy Shopper: Get down to earth with Liane Rossler

Powerhouse Museum exhibition goes beneath the bandages to find the mummy within

Little Britain's David Walliams on Simon Cowell, kids' books and being different

Triple R at 40: radio's unkempt teenager grows up (kind of)

Radiolab's Jad Abumrad joins Andrew Denton for a spot of gut churn

Gardening: Oranges grown in regal bronze among the treasures from Palace of Versailles

Sydney Festival comes out swinging with homegrown hits

A preacher, an Irish smartarse and an old flame walk into a church...

Best of the world: November 30, 2016


The barbers of Melbourne

Some of Melbourne's best barbershops

Savvy Shopper: Carry on with a handwoven Donkey Basket

Dancers bare all for art as Sydney Festival puts on full-frontal nude show


Editorial: Mr Rudd's lurching, all right

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