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Primrose covers breaking political news from The Australian Financial Review's Canberra newsroom.

Transfield shares surge amid detention controversy

Transfield shares surge amid detention controversy

The Australian Greens have called for Transfield Services and Wilson Security to be "disqualified" from providing welfare and security services on Nauru after a Senate inquiry found the island's detention centre was poorly managed.

  • by Jenny Wiggins and Primose Riordan

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NSW Budget: Regional road upgrades confirmed for Queanbeyan and new police stations on way for the South Coast

The NSW budget will roll out election promises to beef up spending on crumbling regional roads and new police stations for Queanbeyan and the South coast.

  • by Primrose Riordan

Sheep dead after truck rolls over at roundabout on Tharwa Drive and Drakeford Drive

At least 150 sheep died after a truck rolled over at the Tharwa Drive roundabout in Tuggeranong on Monday.

Having their marriage taken away was 'mortifying', say Canberra gay couple

Canberra couple Samantha and Hayley Wilson, who tied the knot when gay marriage was legal for a brief window in the ACT in 2013, delivered a powerful case for a free vote at a rally on Sunday.

  • by Primrose Riordan
ACT signs two international agreements on climate change, commits to disclosing emissions

ACT signs two international agreements on climate change, commits to disclosing emissions

ACT government will report annually on targets and emissions reduction progress, to help build the first ever single, global account of greenhouse gas, Minister for the Environment Simon Corbell announced on Monday.

  • by Primrose Riordan

Canberrans salute International Yoga Day from Old Parliament House lawns

Canberrans great and small, limber and stiff, turned out to salute the sun and celebrate International Yoga Day on Old Parliament House's lawns on Sunday morning.

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ACT jobs data reveal education, construction, and professional service jobs on the rise

ACT jobs data reveal education, construction, and professional service jobs on the rise

New jobs data reveals the winners and losers in the Canberra economy, with fewer jobs opening up in hospitality, retail, and heath, and more jobs added in construction, financial services and education.

  • by Primrose Riordan

More than 2500 Immigration managers to be hit with external performance review

Immigration Department secretary Michael Pezzullo plans to subject over 2500 of his mid-level public servants to external performance reviews as the department's merger draws closer, tender documents reveal.

  • by Primrose Riordan

Manuka demolition nears end as site set for St Christopher's Cathedral development

Archbishop Christopher Prowse will conduct a sod turning ceremony on June 26 at the cathedral development site.

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Government departments moving into Civic 'welcome', not all town centres equal: business chamber

The Canberra Business Chamber's CEO, Robyn Hendry, says the latest State of the Region's report adds credence to the chamber's argument that Civic needs to grow in order to feel like a city centre.

  • by Primrose Riordan

Young and hip Canberrans are joining ... choirs?

More and more young Canberrans are joining choirs as a musical outlet.

  • by Primrose Riordan