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For some, January 26 is a day of celebration. These people celebrated the day last year at Cronulla.

Australian values: what the bloody hell are they?

For some, January 26 is a day of celebration. These people celebrated the day last year at Cronulla.

The Prime Minister has made national identity a political issue with his edicts about Australia Day. But not everybody is happy.

  • by Deborah Snow

O'Dwyer wasn't perfect, but was a champion for women and paid the price for it

Kelly O'Dwyer, pictured with her son Edward in 2017.

Shock resignation has rocked the government and reopened a festering wound the Coalition is incapable of healing.

  • by Bevan Shields
Opinion
Australia

Australia Day: Shakespeare suggests dramatic new date

Could Australia Day be celebrated on December 24 and mark the day Nick Kyrgios was bitten by the spider?

Instead of an Australia Day that offends many, we could instead celebrate the first Australian woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize, or, perhaps, Nick Kyrgios.

  • by Ian Warden

'Very personal reasons': Shock as Kelly O'Dwyer quits politics ahead of election

Jobs Minister Kelly O'Dwyer will announce her resignation from politics on Saturday.

The Liberal Party will lose one of its most senior women and moderate figures.

  • by Michael Koziol

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“I used to be a fairly good tennis player," said Laver.

Rod Laver gets back into the swing of life ... and love

Double Grand Slam-winner Rod Laver is lauded by many as the greatest ever. After some tough years, he’s back at centre court – and making up for lost time.

  • by Konrad Marshall
Switzerland's Roger Federer wipes the sweat from his face during his third round match against United States' Taylor Fritz at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Not so fast. Federer blocked by Australian Open security

Players, staff and media must all wear ID badges on lanyards around their necks to access secure areas at Melbourne Park.

  • by Ian Ransom
Data reveal rental growth in Queanbeyan has outpaced most Canberra regions.

The Canberra regions with the highest rental growth

Data reveal rental growth in Queanbeyan has outpaced most Canberra regions.

  • by Lucy Bladen
Codey Herrmann arrives at  Melbourne Magistrate Court after being charged with the rape and murder of Aiia Masarwe.

Codey Herrmann faces court charged with rape and murder of Aiia Maasarwe

The man accused of killing a 21-year-old international student has appeared in court charged with her rape and murder.

  • by Erin Pearson, Matilda Boseley & Joe Hinchliffe
Canberra United defender Tash Prior was unconscious for more than four minutes.

'I thought I'd died': Canberra United player shaken after collision

Tash Prior was unconscious for more than four minutes after copping an accidental elbow to the head.

  • by Eamonn Tiernan
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Politics

Kelly O'Dwyer announces her departure form politics.

The women likely to replace O'Dwyer after shock exit

A wide field of candidates will compete to replace Kelly O'Dwyer in the  Liberal seat of Higgins.

  • by Michael Koziol

World

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Australia to become self sufficient in engineered timber by 2020

Australia to become self sufficient in engineered timber by 2020

This sustainable and beautiful building material has largely been sourced from Europe, but get ready for a local revolution.

  • by Jenny Brown
The big lesson that can be learned from the Opal Tower saga

The big lesson that can be learned from the Opal Tower saga

The ongoing controversy has helped to expose the deep cracks in Australia’s approach to building apartments.

  • by Laura Crommelin, Bill Randolph, Hazel Easthope, Martin Loosemore
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Entertainment

Cassette tapes are making a significant comeback.

Demand for cassettes surges as music fans hit rewind

It may seem ludicrous in the age of unbridled streaming, but cassette tapes are having a moment.

  • by Robert Moran
Margot Robbie at the premiere of Mary Queen of Scots in London in December.

Margot Robbie wants people to stop asking about her baby plans

Her comments come in the same week that Sylvia Jeffreys and Miley Cyrus both took to social media to deny speculation that they were pregnant.

  • by Amy Croffey

Lifestyle

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Smarter living

Get your swim on.

Short order: 16 ways to stay cool this summer

Good design and multi-purpose need has created a new breed of boardies.

  • by Benjamen Judd
Even if you have a fitness tracker already, it doesn't hurt to get some direction and motivation from an app or trainer.

The best app alternatives to going to the gym

If you can't or don't want to commit to a gym membership, here are some apps to help you get into shape on your own schedule.

  • by Alice Clarke

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Sport

Jason Lott came out of the bullpen in the Cavalry's loss in the first game of the double-header.

Canberra Cavalry bound for inaugural ABL wildcard after double dreader

The Canberra Cavalry will play in the ABL's inaugural wildcard game after Saturday's results meant they'll finish third in the north-east division.

  • by David Polkinghorne
The ACT have won their 16th Australian championship, beating growing rivals NSW 2-1.

ACT claim 16th Australian softball championship

John's back where he belongs. Fuelled by last year's loss, the ACT had their revenge over NSW to win their 16th national title.

  • by David Polkinghorne

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