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Canberra: Capital 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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Australian PM told to "Get off the grass!' [Video]

Australian PM told to "Get off the grass!'

It was supposed to be a symbol of Prime Minister Scott Morrison's command over the Australian economy on Thursday (June 4), but his press conference to announce a fourth stimulus package briefly turned..

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China slaps Australia with barley tariffs as trade tensions flare [Video]

China slaps Australia with barley tariffs as trade tensions flare

China imposes tariffs on barley, suspends beef imports from Australia after Canberra pushes for COVID-19 enquiry.

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Australia's got beef with China over trade [Video]

Australia's got beef with China over trade

After Australia called for an international inquiry into the origins of the new coronavirus, trade tensions have been rising between Canberra and Beijing. David Doyle reports.

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Australian governments and businesses have been warned to step up cyber security measures as suspected Chinese hackers recycle dangerous code.
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Two Canberra universities are welcoming back international students to Australia under a new pilot program.
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison was asked if it was acceptable for women to be forced to give birth on the side of the road near Canberra.
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China urges Australia to safeguard Chinese citizens' safety

China said on Thursday its advisories warning students and traveller about risks they could face in Australia are based on facts and called on Canberra to take measures to safeguard Chinese citizens'..
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China tells students to consider whether to study in Australia or leave

China's education ministry warned on Tuesday that Chinese students should consider whether to study in Australia, amid escalating tensions between Beijing and Canberra.
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Australia says China unresponsive to its pleas to ease tensions

Australia said on Monday China remains unresponsive to its weeks-long pleas to ease tensions between the two trading partners that escalated after Canberra called for an international enquiry into the..
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Watch: Prime Minister and Treasurer to speak

The Prime Minister and Treasurer are speaking live in Canberra shortly about tougher rules for foreign investors.
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Scott Morrison told to 'get off the grass' by Canberra man

While speaking about the new 'HomeBuilder' scheme, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was interrupted by a homeowner, asking the PM and media to get off his front lawn.
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Australia eases social distancing restrictions as economic recovery efforts intensify

Several Australian states eased social distancing restrictions further on Monday, allowing restaurants to host more people and public attractions to reopen, as Canberra moves to revive the country's..
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Australia to refocus international aid to health security on doorstep

Australia will divert A$280 million ($185.25 million) in overseas aid this year to bolster the response of its closest neighbours to the coronavirus pandemic, with Canberra warning the stability of the..
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Chinese embassy says Australia claim of WHA vindication 'a joke'

The Chinese Embassy in Australia said it was "nothing but a joke" for Australia to claim that a World Health Assembly (WHA) resolution that calls for an inquiry into the coronavirus was a vindication..
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Australia says China suspension of beef imports not tied to call for COVID-19 inquiry

China decision to ban imports from four of Australia's largest beef processors was not a response to Canberra's call for independent inquiry into the origins of COVID-19, Australia's Minister for Trade..
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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is delivering a budget statement to parliament in Canberra.
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Australia sets plan to end most COVID-19 restrictions by July

Australia will ease social distancing restrictions in a three-step process, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as Canberra aims to remove most curbs by July and get nearly 1 million people..
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Opening up, Australia maps out staged easing of COVID-19 curbs

Australia will ease social distancing restrictions in a three-step process, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as Canberra aims to remove all curbs by July and get nearly 1 million people..
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China embassy accuses Australia of petty tricks in coronavirus dispute

China accused Australia of "petty tricks" on Wednesday in an intensifying dispute over Canberra's push for an international inquiry into the coronavirus outbreak that could affect diplomatic and..
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Australia asks China to explain 'economic coercion' threat in coronavirus row

Australia has asked the Chinese ambassador to explain his "threats of economic coercion" in response to Canberra's push for an international inquiry into the source and spread of the coronavirus.
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Australia, China tensions rise over coronavirus inquiry call

Australia has asked the Chinese ambassador to explain what it called a threat of "economic coercion" in response to Canberra's push for an international inquiry into the source and spread of the..
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Australian researchers launch ‘prejudice census’ to better understand coronavirus racism

Researchers in Canberra are collecting data on coronavirus-fuelled discrimination in order to tackle and better understand the issue.
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Australia calls on G20 nations to end wet wildlife markets over coronavirus concerns

Australia has called on G20 nations to end wet wildlife markets over concerns they pose a threat to human health and agricultural markets, a move which could further strain ties with China after..
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Australia urges probe into origins of coronavirus, France says not now

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Australia says coronavirus restrictions to continue at least four more weeks

Australia will keep in place restrictions implemented to curb the spread of the coronavirus for at least four more weeks, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, despite signs that Canberra has..
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AFP 'don't set out to do illegal raids' says Commissioner, after High Court rules Smethurst raid warrant invalid

The High Court has found a warrant used by Australian Federal Police to search the Canberra home of News Corp reporter Annika Smethurst last year was invalid.
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Warrant used by AFP to raid home of News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst ruled invalid by High Court

The High Court has found a warrant used by Australian Federal Police to search the Canberra home of News Corp reporter Annika Smethurst last year was invalid.
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AFP recruits filmed partying amid virus lockdowns could be 'sacked'

The Australian Federal Police cadets who were filmed breaking social distancing rules at a Canberra residential college now face the prospect of expulsion.
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Federal parliament gives green light to $130 billion JobKeeper scheme

The Morrison government's $130 billion JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme has passed federal parliament during a special sitting day in Canberra.
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JobKeeper to pump out $130b for workers

The Morrison government's $130 billion JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme has passed federal parliament during a special sitting day in Canberra.
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Chinese embassy angry at 'disinformation' targeting businesses during coronavirus crisis

The Chinese embassy in Canberra his issued an angry statement accusing Australian media of being malicious towards state-owned companies.
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The Chinese embassy in Canberra his issued an angry statement accusing Australian media of being malicious towards state-owned companies.
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This Sikh community group is delivering free meals to Australians in isolation

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Australia widens coronavirus testing as death toll rises

Australia will expand coronavirus testing, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday, as Canberra struggles to contain an outbreak that it said has killed nine people in the country.
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War hero Ben Roberts-Smith interviewed by police over alleged killing

The Victoria Cross recipient recently attended a police interview in Canberra and, as is standard, was cautioned that what he said could be used in court.
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Penny Wong in self-isolation after waking up 'feeling unwell'

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Labor senator Penny Wong in self-isolation

Labor senator Penny Wong, the leader of the opposition in the Senate, is in self-isolation in Canberra pending medical advice.
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NZ fin min cancels Australia trip, will hold virus bilateral on Skype: media

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After a full day of arguments from George Pell's lawyers in his High Court appeal bid in Canberra, prosecutors will have their turn.
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Australia's Highest Court will hear disgraced Cardinal George Pell's final bid for freedom in Canberra on Wednesday.
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Australia's Highest Court will hear disgraced cardinal George Pell's final bid for freedom in Canberra this week.
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A national plastics summit in Canberra on Monday will call for more action from state and federal governments to reduce waste.
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