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Canberra: Capital city of Australia
Canberra is the capital city of Australia. Founded following the federation of the colonies of Australia as the seat of government for the new nation, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory; 280 km (170 mi) south-west of Sydney and 660 km (410 mi) north-east of Melbourne.

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Afghan Files military whistleblower David McBride back before ACT court

A military lawyer who leaked classified documents about alleged war crimes in Afghanistan is due to appear again before a Canberra court.
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Australian Prime Minister set to woo Pacific leaders at annual forum

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will on Wednesday arrive in Tuvalu, a tiny Pacific Island, to start wooing a region that Canberra fears is edging closer to China.
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Videos for Canberra

The Brief: Australia optimistic over potential of EU trade deal [Video]The Brief: Australia optimistic over potential of EU trade deal

Canberra and Brussels began talks in May 2018 and both sides of the negotiating table have clear demands.

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Julie Bishop slams 'gender deafness' and 'misogyny' in politics

Former foreign minister Julie Bishop says the misogyny she experienced in Canberra will not end until women take 50 per cent of seats in parliament.
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Bishop calls for 50% women in fed parly

Former foreign minister Julie Bishop says the misogyny she experienced in Canberra will not end until women take 50 per cent of seats in parliament.
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CBD Melbourne: Simon Frost ditches Victorian Libs early for Canberra

Plans have changed for the Victorian Liberal director as he prepares to step into a federal role.
The Age - Published

Beijing says progress on China-Australia ties 'unsatisfactory'

The progress of repairing China-Australia ties, strained over Canberra's concerns about Chinese influence in its domestic affairs, has been "unsatisfactory," said China's top diplomat after meeting his..
Reuters - Published

Drug testing policy for Victorian MPs in spotlight following Canberra outburst

A drug testing policy for Victorian MPs is being questioned following a rage-filled outburst from a Victorian MP at a Canberra hotel.
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Drug testing for Victorian MPs in question

A drug testing policy for Victorian MPs is being questioned following a rage-filled outburst from a Victorian MP at a Canberra hotel.
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Plots and preselections as Liberal moderates flex their muscles

Canberra-aspirants James Brown and Natalie Ward pressed the flesh among preselectors and party stalwarts.
The Age - Published

Victorian Labor MP admits "appalling behaviour" after damage to Canberra hotel

Police were called to a Canberra hotel after Victorian Labor MP Will Fowles allegedly damaging a hotel door.
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'Bad mistake': Victorian Labor MP apologises for damage to Canberra hotel

Police were called to a Canberra hotel after Victorian Labor MP Will Fowles allegedly damaging a hotel door.
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Australia to create new Pacific military unit in bid to woo the region

Australia will create a new military unit dedicated to training and assisting Pacific allies, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said on Tuesday, as Canberra accelerates plans to undercut Chinese..
Reuters - Published

Watch: Parliament House live

Watch live coverage of the House of Representatives and the Senate in Parliament House in Canberra.
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Australia and PNG pledge closer ties as Canberra seeks to renew Pacific influence

Australia and Papua New Guinea said on Monday their leaders will meet annually in a bid to foster closer ties, which Canberra believes is important in its bid to counter China's quest for greater..
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PNG Prime Minister welcomed in Canberra

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister, James Marape, is in Australia for an official visit. It's his first official visit to Australia since his election and will be demanding an end to offshore detention..
SBS - Published

Bills, banks and promises: Here's what you can expect as 'government business' starts again

The next fortnight will revert to the usual combination of substantive legislation and the inevitable Question Time theatrics in Canberra.
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What's on the program for parliament?

Federal parliament begins a fortnight-long sitting in Canberra on Monday with drought, national security and first speeches on the agenda.
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Drug labs 'should make' pill info public

The doctor who led Canberra's pill testing trial has told NSW's music festivals inquest labs finding dangerous drugs should be making that information public.
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Clean-energy Canberra aged home gets $60m

A Canberra office block will be turned into an energy efficient retirement village with the help of a $60 million investment from the government's green bank.
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Barra for Canberra? We wouldn't be shocked

While Jim Molan launches his campaign to return to the Senate, Libs and Nats turn their thoughts to Deputy Premier John Barilaro's recent federal interventions
The Age - Published

Indigenous referendum within three years

Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt will make his first major speech at Canberra's Press Club since becoming the first Aboriginal person to hold the role.
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Minister to reveal 'indigenous voice' plan

Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt will make his first major speech at Canberra's Press Club since becoming the first Aboriginal person to hold the role.
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Minister wants a 'positive spin' on homeless

The federal Assistant Housing Minister Luke Howarth will meet with capital city lord mayors who are demanding more action on homelessness from Canberra.
SBS - Published

No immunity for raided journalists

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Labor leader Anthony Albanese will meet in Canberra on Wednesday to discuss an inquiry into press freedom.
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Morrison, Albanese meet on press freedom

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Labor leader Anthony Albanese will meet in Canberra on Wednesday to discuss an inquiry into press freedom.
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Cabinet agrees to press freedom inquiry

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Labor leader Anthony Albanese are expected to meet in Canberra on Wednesday to discuss an inquiry into press freedom.
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Watch: Parliament resumes in Canberra

The 46th Parliament has begun. Watch here for live coverage of ceremonies and chamber highlights of proceedings.
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Parliament ready for action in Canberra

Both houses of federal parliament are set to return on Tuesday with plenty of fresh faces, as the coalition prepares to introduce legislation for tax cuts.
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What happens on first day of parliament

MPs and senators will gather in Canberra on Tuesday for the opening of the 46th parliament, following the May 18 federal election.
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Governor-general David Hurley to be officially sworn in

David Hurley will be sworn in as governor-general at a ceremony in Canberra on Monday, bringing Sir Peter Cosgrove's time in the role to an end.
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Australia desperately seeking whereabouts of student in North Korea

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday Canberra has yet to establish the whereabouts of an Australian man missing in North Korea for several days.
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Australia says no word yet on student reported detained in North Korea

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday Canberra has yet to establish the whereabouts of an Australian man missing in North Korea for several days.The family of Alek Sigley said on..
Reuters - Published

Canberra scrambles to verify reports Australian man held in North Korea

Australia's foreign affairs department said on Thursday it was seeking urgent clarification of media reports that an Australian man who was reported missing by friends had been detained in North Korea.
Reuters - Published

Political 'class of 2019' learn the ropes

Australia's newest federal politicians have been reminded they're part of "incredible history" as they kick off a bootcamp at Parliament House in Canberra.
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New politicians set to learn the ropes

Dozens of newly-elected federal lawmakers will gather for the first time at Canberra's Parliament House for a master class on life as a politician.
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Anti-Adani protests continue in Canberra

Despite the Carmichael mine being given its final approvals, anti-Adani protesters are continuing to highlight their concerns with the coal project.
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Canberra and NZ 'consult closely' on Iraq

Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has not specifically said whether Australia will follow New Zealand's lead in withdrawing troops from Iraq over the next year.
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Cosgrove dons uniform for last time

Sir Peter Cosgrove has worn his military uniform for the last time at the Trooping of the Queen's Colour in Canberra.
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Key points in AFP media investigations

AFP acting commissioner Neil Gaughan sets out what happened as his agency comes under fire over raids on the ABC and a Canberra-based journalist.
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Report urges legal pot plants in Canberra

Canberrans could be allowed to grow cannabis plants for personal use if a Legislative Assembly committee's recommendations are followed.
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Vietnam battle remembered after 50 years

Fifty years on from the Battle of Binh Ba, Vietnam War veterans and their families will gather in Canberra to remember and pay their respects.
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Police media raids an 'attack on freedom'

Questions are being asked about two federal police raids on journalists in Sydney and Canberra in a matter of 48 hours.
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Media must report without fear or favour

The recent raids by the Australian Federal Police on the ABC’s Sydney headquarters and the home of a Canberra political journalist are of concern.
The Age - Published

Federal parliament set to start on July 2

Federal politicians will head to Canberra on July 2 for the opening of the 46th parliament.
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Morrison makes 'aspiration' cabinet focus

Federal cabinet ministers, fresh from swearing in at Government House in Canberra, have been told to ensure the aspirations of all Australians are met.
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'Hungry, committed and united': Morrison government gets sworn in

Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove is swearing in Scott Morrison's new ministry in Canberra on Wednesday.
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Changes to Scott Morrison's cabinet

Prime Minister Scott's Morrison's new cabinet and broader ministry was sworn in on Wednesday at Government House in Canberra.
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne: Pallas' lemon a headache for Birmo

If Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas’ plan for a luxury car tax went down like a cheese souffle in the city’s eastern suburbs, it’s been even less popular in some pockets of Canberra and the trade..
The Age - Published

Scott Morrison promises to 'govern humbly'

Liberal Party MPs will gather in Canberra for the first partyroom meeting since their stunning re-election for a third consecutive term of federal government.
SBS - Published

Coalition MPs come together in Canberra

Liberal Party MPs will meet in Canberra for the first partyroom meeting since their stunning re-election for a third consecutive term of federal government.
SBS - Published

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