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William Tyrrell, who vanished without a trace in 2014

The inquest into the disappearance of William to focus on one person

William Tyrrell, who vanished without a trace in 2014

When a coronial inquest into the disappearance and suspected death of William Tyrrell starts tomorrow, one person is expected to be the focus.

  • by Sally Rawsthorne

Consumers risk 'terrible deal' on health insurance if they switch now

Kate Percy with her husband Adam and their children Genevieve, 10 months and Lleyton, 3.

Consumers are being warned to hold off on changing their health insurance policies, as what is a good deal today may be a terrible deal in a few weeks time.

  • by John Collett

NSW Coalition government gains historic third term as Labor concedes 

Gladys Berejiklian hugs her sister Mary.

Gladys Berejiklian's government has been returned to power. It makes the first time a woman has been elected the premier of NSW.

  • by Alexandra Smith

Nationally, there are fewer and fewer drug offenders, but it's the opposite in ACT

A test-run of a plan to carry methylamphetamine to the Northern Territory market was described as low to mid-range offending.

Police in the ACT are dealing with twice as many illicit drug offenders than they were 10 years ago.

  • by Blake Foden

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Karen Porter with her two boys Cameron Morris and Lachie Morris, at their Fairlight home where they share the chores.

Generation at risk from 'concierge parents'

Schools are trying to stop so-called concierge parents rushing to rescue their children from minor failures and everyday disappointments

  • by Jordan Baker
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is greeted by Prime Minister Scott Morrison as she enters the ballroom of the Sofitel Wentworth for her victory celebrations.
NSW Votes

Negative, dirty: Berejiklian's team got the job done

For focused, hardworking, and essentially bureaucratic leader, this campaign could not have reflected Berejiklian's values any less.

  • by Alexandra Smith
Caron Brown was abandoned her as a newborn in March 1973. Now she is trying again, trying to answer her perennial question: "Who am I?"

'Who am I?' Abandoned baby looks for answers years later

Abandoned as a premature baby wrapped in cheap servo paper towel, Caron Brown has never stopped searching for her birth parents.

  • by Julie Power
In November last year, ACT Policing released pixellated photos after a vandalism attack on the Gan Yisroel Jewish Childcare and Community Centre in Giralang nearly six months earlier.

Memory expert urges police to appeal to public early

ACT police regularly call for witnesses several months after the incident under investigation took place.

  • by Blake Foden
Jacinda Ardern has given a masterclass in leadership in the wake of the Christchurch shooting.

Two tribes go to war. Neither care about the real victims

Both tribes overstep when they all but accuse the other side of handing the weapon to the aggressor.

  • by Julie Szego


Opinion & Perspectives



Taxpayers foot $15,000 bill for MPs and spouses to attend grand finals

Taxpayers foot $15,000 bill for MPs and spouses to attend grand finals

Taxpayers forked out $15,000 for MPs and their families to attend the AFL and NRL grand finals, analysis shows.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw


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Growing demand from ACT families drives three-bedroom unit market

Growing demand from ACT families drives three-bedroom unit market

In cities across the world, families have been living in apartments for years but it’s a trend that has been slow to take off in Canberra.

  • by Lucy Bladen
The best penthouses for sale in Canberra and why they're in demand

The best penthouses for sale in Canberra and why they're in demand

Agents say genuine penthouses in Canberra are still relatively rare and largely restricted to areas such as Kingston, Campbell, and in some parts of the city.

  • by Ray Sparvell


AER chair Paula Conboy.

Energy regulator wants more power to fine monopoly electricity networks

The energy watchdog wants more power to fine poles and wires companies after they used their monopoly positions to give their affiliates unfair competitive advantages.

  • by Cole Latimer

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Brie Larson as Captain Marvel

The gifted Australians behind some of Captain Marvel's biggest moments

Australian firms have forged a great reputation for world-class visual effects. But despite the quality of the work, the industry remains on fragile ground.

  • by Karl Quinn
G Flip aka Georgia Flipo.

New music 2019: The 10 Australian acts you should be listening to right now

From G Flip to Kwame, with a stop at Amyl and the Sniffers, Haiku Hands and Hatchie, these 10 acts will be high on your playlist this year.

  • by Craig Mathieson


Smarter living

5 things parents need to know about kids and glasses

Five things parents need to know about kids and glasses

Since my son got his first pair of glasses when he was two years old, we've had some interesting, and at times harrowing, adventures.

  • by Lindsey M Roberts
Lardini name is synonymous with quality.

Fine threads: Where to get a suit made by the world's best tailors

Luxury menswear boutique Harrolds is hosting some of the best crafstmen in the game.

  • by Joshua Bozin

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James Slipper, right, used to delight in tearing down the Brumbies. Now he returns to Brisbane as the enemy.

The Reds sledge fuelling the Brumbies' for Slipper's Brisbane return

James Slipper used to delight in Brumbies losses, but does he hold the key to ending an ACT drought in Brisbane?

  • by Chris Dutton
Raiders winger Jordan Rapana says "Leipana" have blown the rust out.

Jordan Rapana confident Raiders' Leipana have blown out the rust

"Leipana" got off to a rusty start, but Canberra Raiders winger Jordan Rapana is confident they'll be back firing in no time.

  • by David Polkinghorne

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