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The ACT government's internal directory was hacked and offered for sale online last year.

Now the ACT government has been hacked, with the information listed for sale online 

The ACT government's internal directory was hacked and offered for sale online last year.

The ACT government's online directory was hacked late last year, but the government did not realise until internal information exposed in the breach was put up for sale online.

  • by Daniel Burdon

As his hunger strike stretches on in Canberra Hospital, Islam's resolve is unwavering

Violent offender Isa Islam continues to hunger strike over his treatment in Canberra's prison

As the stand-off between hunger strike Isa Islam and ACT government continues beyond 70 days, the emaciated prisoner's resolve appears not to have changed.

  • by Peter Brewer

The age of the drone has dawned, but government is still in the dark

Gatwick Airport was recently shut down after drone sightings.

The downing of a $500,000 drone is a reminder that even industry is calling for greater regulation of this emerging technology.

  • by Claudio Bozzi

Labor warns top bureaucrat public service's apolitical role at risk

Prime Minister's department secretary Martin Parkinson.

Prime Minister's Department secretary Martin Parkinson has heard opposition warnings the bureaucracy he oversees faces a corrosive threat.

  • by Doug Dingwall

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The Braddon public housing has sat empty for three years because of a dispute between the government and builder. Photo: Dion Georgopoulos

Three years on, vacated $2.6 million public housing block still empty

The government is currently pursuing legal action against the builder, certifier and structural engineer.

  • by Finbar O'Mallon
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says the fact that he did not pay for the travel was an oversight.
Political expenses

Cormann had 'no idea' a travel company had given him a free trip

The Finance minister was booked as "staff and family" by the travel company Helloworld around the time it won an unrelated billion-dollar contract.

  • by Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker
The Liberal, Labor and National parties have been hit by a sophisticated cyber attack.

China spies are prime suspects in unprecedented political hack

Chinese spies are the prime suspects in an unprecedented hack of Australia’s political parties that could have exposed voters information and data of MPs.

  • by David Wroe
Director-general of security Duncan Lewis said ASIO's advice had been misrepresented.

'Seriously damaging': ASIO says advice on border security was misrepresented

"The advice that ASIO gave was not what was represented on the front page of The Australian newspaper," ASIO boss Duncan Lewis said.

  • by Michael Koziol
Macquarie Media, home to influential radio stars including Alan Jones, is preparing for the coming elections.

'Unworkable': Talkback stars almost lost for words on new radio rules

Confidential legal advice has left some of the country’s most influential talkback hosts unimpressed.

  • by Kylar Loussikian and Samantha Hutchinson


Opinion & Perspectives


Property byallhomes

Foreign investment in Australian real estate slumps to new low

Foreign investment in Australian real estate slumps to new low

Foreign investment numbers in Australia have fallen for the second year in a row.

  • by Lucy Macken
This retro homewares trend is making a big comeback

This retro homewares trend is making a big comeback

It's an environmentally friendly resource, meaning this trend can give you a guilt-free reason to redecorate.

  • by Cassie Doherty


ANZ chief executive Shayne Elliott  says the bank now wants to expand lending to property investors "prudently".

ANZ admits it was 'overly conservative' in home loans

With its mortgage book shrinking, ANZ chief Shayne Elliott concedes the bank may have been too cautious in its home lending decisions.

  • by Clancy Yeates
Half-year results are coming in thick this week.

Markets Live: Seven falls 10pc

  • by Lucy Battersby
It is Coles' first financial result since demerging from Wesfarmers.

Coles profit dives 29 per cent as Little Shop sugar hit fades

  • by Patrick Hatch
Richard Henfrey, chief executive of Blackmores.

Blackmores shares dive after disappointing sales to China

  • by Nick Bonyhady

Small business



Former Federal Police Commissioner Mick Palmer.

'We went to Iraq on less evidence': Q&A panel clash over pill testing

Amid a contentious debate on Monday's Q&A, it fell to former Federal Police chief Mick Palmer to own the night in a few simple words.

  • by Neil McMahon
Sam and Ines, it's happened.

'Do you want me to stay?': Sam and Ines, anatomy of an affair

After a tipsy hook-up in a Gold Coast hotel lobby, Married At First Sight's Sam and Ines are now officially cheaters.

  • by Robert Moran



Smarter living

Feeling the pinch?

Small fortune: Cost of raising kids has increased by 26 per cent

If you're a parent and you've been feeling the pinch a little more than usual lately, it's not just your imagination.

  • by Ariane Beeston
Find yourself a local running crew.

How to find the best running crew in your local city

Club or crew, there is a world of difference and finding the right fit is important.

  • by Laura Hill

Food bygoodfood

Travel bytraveller


Cars bydrive


Canberra Capitals teammates cheer their co-captain Kelsey Griffin. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Capitals star Kelsey Griffin named WNBL MVP

"We had Kelsey Griffin and no one else did" - it is why the Capitals won the title.

  • by Caden Helmers
Stuart wants new halves to prove themselves in trial

Stuart wants new halves to prove themselves in trial

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart says his new halves pair Jack Wighton and Aidan Sezer must prove themselves in a trial against the Bulldogs on Saturday.

  • by Eamonn Tiernan

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