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Blake Foden is a reporter at the Sunday Canberra Times. He has worked as a journalist in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

ACT firefighters to vote on industrial action after Fair Work order

ACT firefighters to vote on industrial action after Fair Work order

Canberra firefighters will vote before March 19 on whether to take industrial action as part of a dispute with the Emergency Services Agency.

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Commercial drone shot down, police launch investigation

Commercial drone shot down, police launch investigation

The drone and the equipment it was fitted with are understood to be worth nearly $500,000.

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Feeding rabbits carrot the key to tripling size of woodland sanctuary

Feeding rabbits carrot the key to tripling size of woodland sanctuary

Rangers working to eradicate pests and expand a Canberra sanctuary are using rabbits' favourite food to bring them down.

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Anti-consorting laws would be 'cherry-picking' human rights: lawyer

Anti-consorting laws would be 'cherry-picking' human rights: lawyer

Criminal lawyer backs ACT government's stance against anti-consorting laws, saying we can't pick and choose which human rights to uphold.

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Work stopped, three told to go to hospital after light rail incident

Work stopped, three told to go to hospital after light rail incident

Canberra Metro says the workers weren't injured, but it undertook "a rigorous investigation" and made improvements to work practices.

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'No restrictions' on ACT Assembly inquiry into high petrol prices

'No restrictions' on ACT Assembly inquiry into high petrol prices

Chief Minister expects select committee to investigate the potential to reserve sites for independent operators and increase competition.

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'Just the beginning': Firefighters ready for battle over conditions

'Just the beginning': Firefighters ready for battle over conditions

It will be at least two weeks before Canberra firefighters start any industrial action as part of a dispute over employment conditions.

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ACT firefighters reject pay rise, set to vote on industrial action

ACT firefighters reject pay rise, set to vote on industrial action

The firefighters' union has warned an extra 204 urban firefighters are needed in Canberra in the next four years.

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ACT government 'not the slightest bit interested' in anti-bikie laws

ACT government 'not the slightest bit interested' in anti-bikie laws

Police want nationally consistent laws, but government insists anti-bikie laws in other Australian jurisdictions are ineffective.

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'Gouged at the pump': ACT government inquiry to probe high fuel prices

'Gouged at the pump': ACT government inquiry to probe high fuel prices

A select committee will investigate Canberra's consistently high petrol prices and table its final report in June.

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Braidwood farmer pioneers a modern use for moats

Braidwood farmer pioneers a modern use for moats

Throughout history they've been used to protect castles from attack, but a Braidwood farmer is using moats for a new purpose.

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