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Former Immigration Department public servant Michaela Banerji was sacked in 2013 for her political tweets.

Sacked public servant 'failed to conceal identity despite anonymous tweets'

Former Immigration Department public servant Michaela Banerji was sacked in 2013 for her political tweets.

The government's lawyers have told the High Court restrictions on free speech for public servants don't bar them from holding political opinions.

  • by Doug Dingwall

Fraser Anning spent most taxpayers' money on family travel last year

Constroversial Senator Fraser Anning has lashed out at a young protester.

The far-right Queensland senator charged taxpayers nearly $35,000 to fly his family around the country - more than any other MP.

  • by Nigel Gladstone and Michael Koziol

Police negotiators resolve tense situation at Canberra Hospital

Canberra Hospital.

A 46-year-old man remains in custody after the situation was resolved without incident.

Former Canberra public housing blocks snapped up by local developers

Auctioneer, Andrew Cooley.

The troubled Stuart Flats in Griffith, Gowrie Court in Narrabundah, and Strathgordon Court in Lyons went under the hammer on Wednesday.

  • by Cassandra Morgan

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Roger Pegrum and the Canberra city skyline.

'One of those low points': Roger Pegrum on Canberra's modern buildings

Former government architect Roger Pegrum says Canberra's slump in quality buildings can be overcome, but a better vision for the future is needed.

  • by Sally Pryor
Blackmores sells Metabolic C12 in pharmacies in packets of 30 for $19.99.
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CSIRO profiting from weight loss pill not science-backed

Australia's national science agency, is being used to promote a weight-loss pill despite there being no evidence it works.

  • by Liam Mannix
Kellyanne Conway and her husband, George, arrive for a dinner at Union Station in Washington, the day before Trump's inauguration in 2017.

Trump calls top aide's spouse 'husband from hell'

US President Donald Trump intensified an online battle with senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway's husband.

New Zealand's Foreign Minister Winston Peters.

NZ's deputy PM heads to Turkey to 'confront' Erdogan

Erdogan - seeking to drum up support for his party - said the mass shooting was part of a wider attack on Turkey.

One Nation senator Pauline Hanson

Former premier warns deal with One Nation cost seats

Scott Morrison is being warned against playing “footsie” with Pauline Hanson’s One Nation.

  • by David Crowe
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When planning a renovation this is the most important place to start

When planning a renovation this is the most important place to start

This is the canvas over which you’ll add your colours, products and fixtures to create the look you want.

  • by Jane Eyles-Bennett
The Book House: Inside the home inspired by a love of reading

The Book House: Inside the home inspired by a love of reading

A sandstone rock shelf and love of reading inspired the design of this unique Sydney seaside home.

  • by Elizabeth Clarke

Business

Buy gold, dump stocks is the hedge fund's strategy.

'Trade of the century': Buy gold and sell stocks, top hedge fund says

One of last year's best-performing hedge funds says buy bullion now as stocks are due for another meltdown.

  • by Sarah Ponczek

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Entertainment

Dan and Jess pash behind their partners' back on Married At First Sight.

Are MAFS producers running out of storylines?

Yet another episode succumbs to the old wife-swap trope, with not much else to keep us entertained.

  • by Amy Croffey
Damien Costas, publisher of Australian Penthouse, who underwrote both the  Nigel Farage and Milo Yiannopoulos tours of Australia.

Porn king bankrupted over unpaid debts

Debt collectors finally caught up with pornographer Damien Costas in the Federal Court on Wednesday.

  • by Andrew Hornery

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Parenthood cliques.

How parenthood brings back the cliques of your youth

When you start a family, a new sort of clique-iness creeps back in. It's subtle at first.

  • by Jill Johnson Mann
Nicole Livingstone.

AFLW CEO Nicole Livingstone is kicking serious goals

Former swimming champ Nicole Livingstone has the winning edge to take the AFLW to the next level.

  • by Luke Ryan

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Sport

The revamped Raiders have revamped their victory song.

The Raiders have a new team song - and most people seem to like it

The Canberra Raiders Old Boys of '89 want the current edition of the Green Machine to create their own history. And tweaking the victory song is part of that.

  • by David Polkinghorne
Rob Valetini.

Rob Valetini racing clock to the World Cup after scans on knee

The rising Brumbies star will have only a handful of games to impress Wallabies coaches, but another injured ACT star is nearing closer to a comeback.

  • by Chris Dutton

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