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Political football: The tense story of how Canberra United was saved and what happens now

Melanie Dinjaski
Chris Dutton
Updated April 18 2024 - 5:30pm, first published 5:10pm

Canberra United has a pulse after the ACT government came to the table with a $200,000 rescue package this week, but the road to get there included key meetings with stakeholders and a last-minute withdrawal that has caused tension.

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Melanie Dinjaski

Melanie Dinjaski

Sports Reporter

Melanie Dinjaski is an experienced sports journalist at the Canberra Times with a genuine love of all sports. She's covered every code from NRL to NFL. Melanie aims to bring Canberrans all the sports news they need to know. If you have a story worth sharing, get in touch!

Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton

Sport editor

Chris Dutton has been a sport journalist since 2008, covering rugby union, rugby league, basketball, cricket and soccer. He has covered World Cups and Olympic Games in print and online. Chris has had a stint as news director, but is back in sport to follow the ups and downs. Email:

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