The Canberra Times
Sunday, 25 February 2024
The front of the home of Insiders was hit with red spray paint.
Karen Barlow
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The US ambassador is raising money for Shitbox Rally.
Megan Doherty
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Senior army officer Michelle McGuinness will start on Monday.
Karen Barlow
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Lieutenant General Michelle McGuinness is Australia's next cyber security chief. Picture supplied
Watson and Downer residents claim police ignore pleas for help.
Lanie Tindale
Indie escaped home after an alleged break-in attempt. Inset, CCTV footage of alleged attempted break-in. Picture by Elesa Kurtz, inset supplied
The Raiders survey will give fans the chance to pick their team.
Chris Dutton
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The Raiders at training ahead of the 2024 NRL season. Picture by Karleen Minney
Push to restore rural incentives for Canberra GPs.
Lucy Bladen, Miriam Webber
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The ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith and ACT senator Katy Gallagher. Pictures by Gary Ramage, Elesa Kurtz
Here's what you need to know about this year's Enlighten Festival.
Amy Martin
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Shark alarm on the NSW South Coast? It all depends who you talk to.
John Hanscombe
Oyster farmer Brian Allen works on the Shoalhaven River, and, inset, a bull shark in waters off Fiji. Pictures by John Hanscombe, Attila Kaszo
Here is the party's 25-member election ticket.
Jasper Lindell
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Plays by Neil Simon and William Shakespeare are now on.
Ron Cerabona
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Susan Chancellor, Cheese collations, 2023. Picture courtesy of Rob Evans
Our cultural blinkers can prevent us from seeing clearly.
Mark Kenny
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Ultimate fighting championship is hugely violent and hugely popular. Picture Shutterstock
This could be the dead-end for pork-barrelled road funding.
Peter Brewer
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If you spot a vehicle like this one festooned in cameras and scanning equipment, it's a vehicle 'mapping' the safety of the road. Picture supplied
Analysis
For nine years, authorities have been sending him 'in circles'.
Steve Evans
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Moderates and conservatives are set to face off at a meeting this week.
Jasper Lindell
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The Canberra Liberals will meet on Wednesday to determine who will be the party's president. Picture by Elesa Kurtz
There's something special about Seiffert.
Melanie Dinjaski • 1hr ago
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Break-in victims are often hit numerous times.
Peter Brewer
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The rebates will fund new security measures for victims of household burglary. Picture supplied
There may well be a legal conundrum around the concept of uncrewed vessels.
Simon McKenzie
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Warships like the HMAS Stuart are in a special category - but where to uncrewed vessels sit? Picture Defence Images
Grow them on a trellis, along the front fence, or even up a tepee of sticks.
Jackie French
If you want to be traditional, plant sweet peas on St Patrick's Day, March 17 - but earlier is better. Picture Shutterstock
Students buzzed with chance to contribute to Lodge's gardens.
Justine Landis-Hanley
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As a teacher, I was not backed by the education system.
Anna Linard
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I realised Reading Recovery didn't align with the contemporary research. Picture Shutterstock
Opinion
Many in gig economy won't welcome 'certainty' from closing 'loopholes'.
Simon Cowan, Gene Tunny
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Check out the coming highlights of Canberra's literary world.
Ron Cerabona
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Andrew Leigh. Picture by Gary Ramage
The CFMEU says the ACT government has failed to look after its tenants.
Jasper Lindell
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CFMEU ACT branch secretary Zach Smith, who says the conditions in ACT public housing, inset, are 'Third World'. Pictures Karleen Minney, supplied

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But it looks like there will be an early March 2025 budget.
Karen Barlow
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The actual loss of control started when Dutton was minister.
Abul Rizvi
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Opposition Leader and former home affairs minister Peter Dutton. Picture by Gary Ramage
Nationals senator came under fire after appearing to slur words.
Miriam Webber
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Senator Perin Davey. Picture by Mark Jesser
Australia is in decline. Pollies have little incentive to act.
Crispin Hull
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Australia's wealthiest people need to pay more tax. Illustration Shutterstock
Extra, more lethal warships are coming sooner.
Karen Barlow
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BAE Systems Hunter Class Frigate program is based in Adelaide. Picture supplied
The outgoing tax boss's selection to job marked a 'radical' shift.
Miriam Webber
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Consultants' bill is more than triple the value of underpayments.
Miriam Webber
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Department of Employment and Workplace Relations secretary Natalie James told senators she valued objective advice on the underpayments. Picture by Elesa Kurtz
Whatever you do, don't throw your minister under the bus
Miriam Webber, Justine Landis-Hanley
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Public Eye: The secretaries' golden rules for Senate estimates
The bodies of Luke Davies and Jesse Baird have not been found.
Anna Houlahan
Was it in Los Angeles, Berlin, London or Sydney?
Anna Houlahan
David Bowies 1977 song Heroes was recorded at Hansa studio in which city? File picture
The Matildas' qualifying hopes for Paris are on the line. Here's what you need to know.
Melanie Dinjaski
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Matildas goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold. Picture by Anna Warr
The 27-year-old was engaged to be married this year.
Anna Houlahan
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Jayden Archer died while practicing a motocross trick. Picture Instagram/Jayoarcher
Frequent flyers have until Tuesday to get a big boost to status credits or points.
Akash Arora
Illustration: Getty Images
As China rises, our naval fleet takes a cut.
Bradley Perrett
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Unshackle immigration from Home Affairs and give it its own department.
Michelle Grattan
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Home Affairs secretary Stephanie Foster and her predecessor Michael Pezzullo. Pictures by Gary Ramage and Karleen Minney
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
Ian Warden
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The Emily Kam Kngwarray exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia. Picture by Jed Cooper
It would be awful to turn back those with a genuine fear of persecution.
Letters to the Editor
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Opposition Leader Peter Dutton. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong
Report highlights disproportionate amount of money being spent on it.
Letters to the Editor
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Light rail is the recipe for a financial disaster for the ACT
The accused offender was allegedly fleeing police when he crashed.
Tim Piccione
The Alexander Maconochie Centre riot caused over $1.6m in damages.
Tim Piccione
Damage caused by the 2020 prison riot. Pictures supplied
Magistrate says victim 'doing the right thing' before attack.
Hannah Neale
The ACT courts building, where the man was sentenced. Picture file
He also offered a group of children at the park cigarettes.
Hannah Neale
David Kye Brown leaves court on Wednesday. Picture by Hannah Neale
The 'cavalier' woman was fined but allowed to keep the animal.
Tim Piccione
Tessa Woodcock outside court on Wednesday, when she was fined $2000 for failing to care for Narla, pictured when she first arrived at the RSPCA shelter. Picture by Tim Piccione, supplied
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Free weekend? Here's what to do, watch, read and listen to
Ron Cerabona
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One's an Italian steakhouse and the other's a sandwich bar.
Karen Hardy
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But you must pre-purchase your ticket
Staff Reporters
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This ride is not free - but lots of fun! Picture by Dion Georgopoulos
Henry V is all about rugby in this performance.
Megan Doherty
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It's England v France on the footy field in this version of Henry V. Picture supplied
Brodburger's newest venue is opening next week.
Bageshri Savyasachi
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Brodburger will be offering 1500 free burgers to celebrate its anniversary. Picture by Elesa Kurtz
You can't keep a good man down.
Staff Reporters
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Barnesy will be in Canberra in August. Picture by Scott Gelston
As Super Rugby's future vision remains unclear.
Melanie Dinjaski, Chris Dutton
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What has to change after second-straight wooden spoon season.
Melanie Dinjaski
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Cale scored a double in Friday's win over the Melbourne Rebels.
Cameron Mee • 1hr ago
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Charlie Cale is primed for a breakout season for the Brumbies. Picture by Keegan Carroll
Olympic qualification comes down to their next match this week.
Melanie Dinjaski • 18m ago
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Michelle Heyman scored her first Matildas goal since 2016. Picture Football Australia
The flyhalf was superb in Friday night's season opening victory.
Cameron Mee
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The Raiders survey will give fans the chance to pick their team.
Chris Dutton
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The Raiders at training ahead of the 2024 NRL season. Picture by Karleen Minney
The winger showed he hasn't lost any speed in the off-season.
Cameron Mee
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ACT Brumbies winger Corey Toole crossed for a double in Friday night's victory over the Melbourne Rebels. Picture Getty Images

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Lobby group says it could stop more affordable homes.
Jasper Lindell
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Property Council ACT executive director Shane Martin. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong
'Naturally Canberra should attract institutional investors.'
Brittney Levinson
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Build-to-rent developments are proposed across Canberra but investment has stalled. Picture by Elesa Kurtz
Belarusians will vote in tightly controlled parliamentary and local elections which the opposition leader has labelled a farce.
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Donald Trump has won the Republican presidential primary in South Carolina.
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Donald Trump speaks after defeating Nikki Haley in South Carolina's Republican presidential primary. (EPA PHOTO)
Police in Grenada say three escaped prisoners have hijacked a yacht and possibly killed two US citizens who were on board.
Grenada authorities are looking for two people thought to have been on a yacht that was hijacked. (AP PHOTO)
A vibrant city break sets the stage for breathtaking hikes through the Andes.
Alex Mitcheson
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Reykjavik is one of the world's cleanest, most eco-friendly cities.
Explore the world's northernmost capital city as part of a cruise
This region is turning heads with an ambitious arts scene.
Larissa Dubecki
vic Nicolas Regnier Hero and Leander c. 1625-26 oil on canvas National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest, 1955
A short narrowboat adventure creates indelible holiday memories.
Daniel Scott
Luxury, adventure and natural beauty - Tanna has it all.
Sitthixay Ditthavong
Where monsters meet: Nature sets the rules on this island in Vanuatu
Here's the key to cashing in on your way out.
Mark Dapin
The Big Question: How exactly does the Tourist Refund Scheme work?
A charming Southern Highlands town has sleek new additions.
Danielle Teutsch
Why everyone's talking about the gorgeous NSW town of Bowral right now
Frequent flyers have until Tuesday to get a big boost to status credits or points.
Akash Arora
Going for Qantas Gold status? This is the way to do it
Car Expert
The financial arm of Toyota is the subject of a class action claiming it facilitated undisclosed deals to make customers pay higher interest.
Jordan Mulach
A lobby group for electric vehicles has criticised the peak body for car brands in Australia over its claims car prices will rise under a new emissions standard.
William Stopford
Carmakers, lobby groups go to war over cost of emissions standards to new car buyers
The Leon VZ is an underappreciated bit of hot hatch kit. Using the Golf GTI as a base, it adds some spicy Spanish flair to a capable recipe.
James Wong
2024 Cupra Leon VZ review
Delta and Porsche have teamed up again to provide passengers a chance to travel to their connecting flights in a Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
Jade Credentino
Delta's new Porsche 911 GT3 RS could solve airline delays
The Subaru Solterra has been given a huge price cut in Australia – and it's come before the first cars have even been delivered.
Scott Collie
2024 Subaru Solterra electric SUV price slashed before launch
Small, guided tours with more time to meet locals and soak up a destination are being embraced by Australian travellers seeking more authentic experiences.
An exclusive tour of Tasmania, Flinders Island, and King Island.
Emma Brown
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The Nut at Stanley. Picture Shutterstock
The Red Cross buddy program supports people across the country.
Allie and Val just clicked from the moment they met. Picture supplied
Goodwin Aged Care Services Day Clubs offer a structured day designed to create meaningful experiences allowing for genuine connection and to foster healthy ageing for participants.
Elizabeth Habermann
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Queanbeyan Day Club coordinator Jacoba with the Day Club's first participant to sign up 10 years ago, Ina. Picture supplied
Learn about the risk and rewards associated with the latest technology on the market at the 2024 Australian Cyber Conference.
Minister for Cyber Security & Home Affairs the Hon Clare ONeil MP speaking at last year's conference. Picture Magnetic Shots
While wheels are ubiquitous in modern life, they're not that easy to build.
Rod Taylor
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Birds suffer from health problems often caused by a hazard in their own home.
Colourful cockatiels are common companion birds. Picture by Joshua Wilson
At 65, author Kathy Lette is ignoring her 'amuse-by' date.
Karen Hardy
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Kathy Lette is coming to Canberra to promote her new book. Picture Getty Images
The Senior
Proposed law changes to reduce financial elder abuse.
Eileen Wood
Persistence has paid off for veterans golfer Rita Gounder.
Rowan Cowley
Rita Gounder is Western Sydney Region Veteran Golf Association's ladies player of the year. Picture supplied
Fifty per cent of people scanned by a bone bus have osteoporosis.
Eileen Wood
One of the 17 bone buses. Picture supplied
Images reveal the intensity, heartbreak of an ongoing war.
Peter Brewer
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Photos from Gary Ramage's stint in Ukraine as war broke out in 2022. Pictures by Gary Ramage
Check out the best photographs from around Canberra this week.
By @samsamljk