The Canberra Times
Wednesday, 19 June 2024
Watchdog has completed its interim report into a series of contracts.
Lucy Bladen
The other driver, of a light truck, was tested for drugs and alcohol.
Bageshri Savyasachi
Significant restructure coming after review found it didn't meet needs.
Miriam Webber • 32m ago
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Assistant Minister for Climate Change Jenny McAllister commissioned the review in 2023. Picture by Gary Ramage
The government is considering the ban by the end of the decade.
Jasper Lindell
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Andrew Barr, left, and Shane Rattenbury have pubslihed a discussion paper that raises considering a ban on gas appliance installation in the ACT. Picture Unsplash
Wildlife, consultation and foreign ownership top concerns: poll.
Saffron Howden
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A farmer mustering lambs and ewes with wind turbines in the distance at his property in Tarago, NSW. File picture by Michael Petey
Investigation over $8.5m contracts to 'complexity and systems thinker'.
Lucy Bladen
CIT CEO Leanne Cover has resigned from her position. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong
Review
In a way, Canberra is my date today.
Amy Martin
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All eyes will be on O'Connor's clash with Macarthur.
Chris Dutton • 1hr ago
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The O'Connor Knights, left, will play the Macarthur Bulls in the Australia Cup round of 32. Bulls captain Ulises Davila is one of five Macarthur players embroiled in an alleged betting scandal. Pictures by Keegan Carroll, Getty Images
'This is our turf, we can veto it'.
Dana Daniel
Repeat predator chased three girls around Dickson shops.
Tim Piccione
Christopher Lichtwark runs away from media cameras on Wednesday. Picture by Tim Piccione
Once dominant Liberal Party is now owned and run by Qld-based LNP.
Mark Kenny
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Barnaby Joyce and Peter Dutton. Pictures ACM, Shutterstock
He called a rival a 'snitch and a bitch' in a message.
Hannah Neale
Axel Sidaros leaves court on a previous occasion. Picture file
The gig has been moved to a bigger venue after quickly selling out.
Megan Doherty
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PM calls plan a 'taxpayer-funded nuclear fantasy'.
Ayden Dawkins
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Leader of the Opposition Peter Dutton has announced his party's proposed nuclear power station locations. Pictures by Elesa Kurtz and Shutterstock
Lindy Lee's epic artwork is now here to stay.
Sally Pryor
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The National Audit Office analysed credit card usage.
Brittney Levinson
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The National Audit Office has looked into Federal Court spending on alcohol. Pictures by Sylvia Liber, Shutterstock
City submerged in fog as apparent temperature dips to minus 9.
Lucy Arundell
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Sub-zero start to the day with drivers urged to take 'extreme' care
'The festival has suffered significant financial losses.'
Peter Brewer
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Australia's seafood, lamb, beef, chicken and veggie pies judged.
Anna Houlahan
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Meat pie cross section at the Baker's Association of Australia awards. File picture
The magistrate labelled the charges against the former cop as 'serious'.
Grace Crivellaro
A federal Labor MP's electoral office has been daubed with anti-semitic graffiti by vandals who also smashed windows and started a fire in an overnight attack.
William Ton
Victoria Police are investigating an attack on the electoral office of Federal MP Josh Burns. (Joel Carrett/AAP PHOTOS)
This could be the Uber moment for pharmacies.
Peter Martin
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Competition in the pharmacy game is a fraught concept. Picture Shutterstock

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The reality is that money wields influence in politics.
Zoë Wundenberg
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Greens unveil new candidate for inner-city lower house seat.
Jasper Lindell
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Isabel Mudford, who will be the ACT Greens candidate for the federal division of Canberra at the next election. Picture by Elesa Kurtz
Democracy is the worst system of government possible - except all the rest.
Crispin Hull
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Opposition Leader Peter Dutton. Picture by Gary Ramage
This isn't just risky. It's potentially fatal.
Mark Kenny
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Peter Dutton is making things easy for Anthony Albanese. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong
Some websites operate on 'cost-per-click' models.
Brittney Levinson
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Treasurer Jim Chalmers pictured in May. Picture by Elesa Kurtz
Consultants' hooks are deeply embedded in public service.
Stephen Bartos
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Public Service and Finance Minister Katy Gallagher. Picture by Elesa Kurtz
Many Canberrans want to have a say, but feel they cannot.
Dana Daniel
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Voices for Canberra representatives, Amy Blain and Dr Arnagretta Hunter. Picture by Elesa Kurtz
Aussie beach outperformed famed seascapes for 2024 gongs
Carla Mascarenhas
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Australia's seafood, lamb, beef, chicken and veggie pies judged.
Anna Houlahan
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Meat pie cross section at the Baker's Association of Australia awards. File picture
You could be paid to take this cutie on his morning stroll.
Georgina Sebar
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George the Wombat explores on his walk. Picture supplied
Video of Elordi's face on a 17-year-old's body shared on X.
Georgina Sebar
Jacob Elordi gives the peace sign at the Venice International Film Festival. Picture by EPA/Ettore Ferrari
Aussies have shivered through their coldest morning this year.
Carla Mascarenhas
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Canberra recorded one of its coldest mornings on June 19. Picture by Karleen Minney.
People feel demoralised. But it's not their shame to bear.
Nicole Gurran, Doug Cameron
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This runs the risk of becoming he new asbestos.
Murray Vitlich
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Construction staff will need to remain vigilant even once new silica bans come into effect. Picture Shutterstock
This could be the Uber moment for pharmacies.
Peter Martin
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Competition in the pharmacy game is a fraught concept. Picture Shutterstock
Mr Albanese needs to stop giving Mr Dutton oxygen.
The Canberra Times
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Rates wait puts early election to rest
The ACT government should resume Thoroughbred Park
Letters to the Editor
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Govt should resume Thoroughbred Park for development
Michael McGoogan denies charges of drunkenly assaulting a woman.
Hannah Neale
Canberra builder sentenced for family violence crime.
Tim Piccione
The ACT Magistrates Court, where the man was sentenced. Picture by Karleen Minney
Tennis star details emotional impacts of gun-point robbery.
Hannah Neale
Nick Kyrgios with his Tesla that was stolen in 2023. Picture Instagram
Secret hiding spots were also discovered in the home.
Lucy Arundell
Police seize suspected drugs, cash and a Mercedes in a Gungahlin raid. Pictures ACT Policing
Driver stopped second time, and police say he was still hiding something.
Peter Brewer
Some of the drugs and altered number plates seized by police during the traffic stop. Pictures NSW Police Facebook
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Battle of the Bands gives young musicians a chance to shine.
Yasmine Killeen
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BUT there will be another one at Bunnings in August.
Megan Doherty
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The food market is celebrating 10 years this weekend.
Amy Martin
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Prawn toast by Miss Van's. Picture supplied
The local brand will add absinthe to its range later this month.
Amy Martin
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The Canberra Distillery distillers Leo Salancon and Jason Hall with their new absinthe. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong
Acton Waterfront will be the new home of The Forage.
Karen Hardy
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The Forage has always been the most popular in winter. Picture by Tim Bean
The gig has been moved to a bigger venue after quickly selling out.
Megan Doherty
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The Canberra show is part of Cold Chisel's 50th anniversary tour. Picture supplied
The Canberra Raiders vow to lift after three home defeats.
David Polkinghorne
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West Harbour coach Cameron Treloar is bound for the Brumbies.
Caden Helmers
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All eyes will be on O'Connor's clash with Macarthur.
Chris Dutton • 1hr ago
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The O'Connor Knights, left, will play the Macarthur Bulls in the Australia Cup round of 32. Bulls captain Ulises Davila is one of five Macarthur players embroiled in an alleged betting scandal. Pictures by Keegan Carroll, Getty Images
Paul Goriss is taking on a major task in a Capitals comeback.
Caden Helmers
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Paul Goriss is trying to piece together a roster after returning to the Capitals. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong
Greater Western Sydney's finals hopes have taken a hit with star defender Sam Taylor out indefinitely after surgery on a ruptured testicle.
Justin Chadwick
Tom Hooper is staying with the ACT Brumbies for next season.
Caden Helmers
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Tom Hooper is staying with the Brumbies after signing a new deal. Picture by Keegan Carroll
Zac Woolford is in line to make his NRL return this weekend.
Caden Helmers
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Zac Woolford is set to make his NRL return. Picture by Keegan Carroll

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This runs the risk of becoming he new asbestos.
Murray Vitlich
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Construction staff will need to remain vigilant even once new silica bans come into effect. Picture Shutterstock
People feel demoralised. But it's not their shame to bear.
Nicole Gurran, Doug Cameron
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We're listening to the wrong voices in this housing crisis. Picture Shutterstock
Families have fled as Israeli forces moved further into the Gaza city of Rafah, while an Israel-Hamas ceasefire remains out of reach after eight months of war.
Nidal Al-Mughrabi • 32m ago
Cyril Ramaphosa has been sworn in for a second term as South Africa's president as his ANC adjusts to sharing power for the first time in decades.
Siyabonga Sishi and Thando Hlophe • 1hr ago
President Cyril Ramaphosa will head a government of national unity with five other parties. (AP PHOTO)
At least nine people are dead and dozens more are injured after a fire set off explosions at a military ammunition depot in Chad's capital.
Chinedu Asadu and Edouard Takadji • 1hr ago
President Mahamat Deby Itno has offered condolences to the families of those killed in the blasts. (AP PHOTO)
Beat the cold at one of these warm-weather escapes.
Aussie beach outperformed famed seascapes for 2024 gongs
Carla Mascarenhas
Stokes Bay in South Australia has been named the world's second best beach. Picture by Facebook / PeterMalinauskas
Scandi meets Parisian chic at this hotel in the French capital.
Steve McKenna
Midnight in Paris: The City of Light has a new star
Elvis fans still flock to Graceland, decades after his death.
Sue Wallace
From designer haunts to family-friendly establishments.
Akash Arora
Seven of the best hotels to check in to in the Gold Coast
First look at Ponant's all-new vessel, Spirit of Ponant.
Set sail on this small wonder in the Mediterranean
A Pacific jewel opens up with the launch of a direct flight.
Christine Retschlag
Airline Review: Express to a new island paradise
It's not an easy choice to make but our experts are here to help.
Amy Cooper and Mal Chenu
A midwinter break in Sydney or Melbourne? Here's the verdict
Car Expert
Fisker is the latest electric vehicle maker to collapse, becoming its founder’s second failed venture after initially showing strong promise.
Jordan Mulach
You can now buy the Ioniq 5 at Hyundai dealerships, but it's $2500 more expensive than before.
Scott Collie
Hyundai’s popular Tucson has received a facelift, bringing extra tech and the choice of hybrid power – at a price.
Jordan Mulach
Kia has delayed the launch of its new mid-sized EV5 electric SUV as it works to resolve some "unexpected wheel and software updates".
William Stopford
2025 Kia EV5: Tesla Model Y rival's Australian launch delayed
Smart is returning to Australia this year with a pair of electric SUVs, and they've now been approved for sale in a range of different configurations each.
Max Davies
Smart's electric SUVs one step closer to Australia
Data-driven healthcare could revolutionise medical care for regional Australians with the innovative new service, ObservaCare.
Elizabeth Habermann
Peace, tranquility and adventure wrapped up in the comfort, service and ambience of a small luxury hotel is the experience onboard the Mekong Serenity, from Australian river cruising experts APT.
APT's Mekong Serenity lets guests experience Vietnam and Cambodia on the famous Mekong River. Picture supplied
Uber for teens service allows teens to book and ride an Uber by themselves, with the oversight of their parents.
Elizabeth Habermann
Uber for teens will helps busy families by offering a safe, affordable and easy-to-use transport service for teens. Picture Uber
Explore Penrith City's historical walks and uncover fascinating stories of St Marys and Penrith's rich heritage.
St Marys' iconic Bennett's Wagons were internationally recognised for their quality and design. Picture supplied
Explore how the University of Canberra prepares teachers with evidence-based practices and research-backed teaching strategies.
Doctoral Lecturer Julia Davies-Duff draws on her experience and stays across new developments to ensure that university coursework is relevant, effective and grounded in the most up-to-date research. Picture Tyler Cherry
Video of Elordi's face on a 17-year-old's body shared on X.
Georgina Sebar
'My recovery will be complete and speedy.'
Anna Houlahan, Ayden Dawkins
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Sir Ian McKellen. Picture Shutterstock
New financial year to bring some relief to weary Aussies.
Carla Mascarenhas
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A person holds eight fifty dollar notes. Picture by Marg Crawford
The Senior
Think you're smarter than The Lightning Bolt? Find out all about the new Chaser in Australia.
Therese Murray
Proposed law changes to reduce financial elder abuse.
Eileen Wood
The Standing Council of Attorneys-General is looking into changes to financial Enduring Powers of Attorney. Picture Shutterstock
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
The O'Connor Knights are off to take on the country's best.
Keegan Carroll
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Katy Brown, of Weston Creek and Tayah Sanders, of Bonython.