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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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Labor's net-zero emissions target reignites Canberra's climate wars

Labor's commitment to a net-zero emissions target by 2050 has reignited climate policy wars in the corridors of Parliament House as politicians return to Canberra.
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Climate change wars reignite in Canberra

The Greens will introduce a bill into federal parliament aimed at making fossil fuel companies pay for damage that they have inflicted on the environment.
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Videos for Canberra


NASA to use lasers space communication [Video]NASA to use lasers space communication

NASA has announced that it is building a new satellite dish as part of the Deep Space Network that would be able to communicate with far away robotic spacecrafts.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:54Published

Wildfires threaten villages near the Australian capital Canberra [Video]Wildfires threaten villages near the Australian capital Canberra

There was an immediate threat to life and property from the wildfires, officials say. View on euronews

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Australia: Canberra faces bushfire threat with soaring temperatures and strong winds [Video]Australia: Canberra faces bushfire threat with soaring temperatures and strong winds

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Australia Evacuates Parts Of Canberra As New Fires Erupt [Video]Australia Evacuates Parts Of Canberra As New Fires Erupt

Residents of the Australian capital Canberra were evacuated on Wednesday after a bushfire broke out. The fire erupted near the airport as blistering temperatures returned to the area following a few..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Australia's capital hit by destructive hailstorm [Video]Australia's capital hit by destructive hailstorm

Hailstones as big as golf balls ripped through Canberra, causing damage to properties and cars.

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Powerful hail storm and major dust storms in Australia [Video]Powerful hail storm and major dust storms in Australia

Bad weather brought chaos to parts of Australia, in the form of giant hailstones that pounded the capital Canberra. Wind gusts of 107 kilometers an hour were recorded in Dubbo as the dust storm..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:50Published

Powerful hail storm brings Australian capital, Canberra, to a halt [Video]Powerful hail storm brings Australian capital, Canberra, to a halt

Bad weather brought chaos to parts of Australia, in the form of giant hailstones that pounded the capital Canberra. The storm brought down trees, caused flash flooding and inflicted minor injuries on..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Australians cheer as rain sweeps across parts of the bushfire-ravaged east coast [Video]Australians cheer as rain sweeps across parts of the bushfire-ravaged east coast

Video obtained by Reuters showed Australians rejoicing as rain fell across Queensland and Canberra.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Tennis stars raise funds for bushfire relief [Video]Tennis stars raise funds for bushfire relief

A host of tennis stars including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams help the Nick Kyrgios inspired "Rally for Relief" raise money for Australian bushfire relief.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:48Published

Thousands of Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage [Video]Thousands of Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage

The bushfire crisis has piled pressure on Prime Minister Scott Morrison's conservative government to do more to combat climate change after Australia weakened its commitment to the U.N. Paris climate..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

 

Australia's Rwanda peacekeepers honoured, a quarter of a century on

About 700 defence personnel who served in the Rwanda peacekeeping mission Operation Tamar in the 1990s have been honoured at a service in Canberra.
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Rwanda peacekeepers honoured 25 years on

About 700 defence personnel who served in the Rwanda peacekeeping mission Operation Tamar in the 1990s have been honoured at a service in Canberra.
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'It was the thing that he loved to do': Driver in Wallan derailment identified

The rail driver who died on Thursday night has been identified as 54-year-old Canberra man John Kennedy.
The Age - Published

Australia to spend $726 million to upgrade strategic northern airbase

Australia will spend A$1.1 billion ($725.9 million) to upgrade an airbase in the country's tropical north, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, a development that increases Canberra's military..
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States say disabled miss out as Canberra hoards $1.7b of NDIS funding

NSW and Victoria claim 'systemic neglect' means disabled people are missing out on services while the federal government sits on $1.7 billion in NDIS funding.
The Age - Published

NSW and Canberra prepare for another night of wild weather

Severe storms are expected to hit Sydney and Canberra on Tuesday evening.
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High Court sets the date for George Pell's final appeal

The High Court will hear disgraced Cardinal George Pell's final appeal against his historic child sex convictions in Canberra next month.
The Age - Published

Chinese embassy accuses Australia of ‘overreaction’ after coronavirus travel ban extended

China's embassy in Canberra says it has "deep regret" over the decision to extend Australia's travel ban for an extra week, as the country braces for further economic impact.
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Chinese embassy slams Australia's travel ban as an 'overreaction'

China's embassy in Canberra says it has "deep regret" over the decision to extend Australia's travel ban for an extra week.
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Rural doctors are taking their climate concerns to the nation's capital

Health experts will host a breakfast in Canberra for federal politicians so they can tell them about the risk climate change poses to regional Australians.
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Climate activists protest bushfires outside parliament house

Protesters have taken debris from recent bushfires to Parliament House in Canberra to call for greater action on climate change. Demonstrators laid blame on the government's policy on coal-fired power..
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Joko Widodo urges Australia to unite against xenophobia and intolerance

President Joko Widodo has urged Australia to stand with Indonesia in defence of human rights during a historic speech in Canberra.
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Watch: Indonesia's President Joko Widodo addresses the Australian parliament

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo is addressing the Australian parliament in Canberra.
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CBD Melbourne: Keating's greatest hits

Paul Keating held nothing back when he appeared as the star of Labor’s start of the year knees-up in Canberra on Monday night.
The Age - Published

Canberra's leadership tussles distract from bushfire tributes

Australians affected by this summer's bushfires say Canberra's leadership tussles have overshadowed a day meant for those devastated by the unprecedented disaster.
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'They're not honouring the people that gave their lives': Canberra's leadership tussles distract from bushfire tributes

Australians affected by this summer's bushfires say Canberra's leadership tussles have overshadowed a day meant for those devastated by the unprecedented disaster.
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McCormack triumphs over Barnaby in spill

Barnaby Joyce will try to get his old job of Nationals leader back when the party meets in Canberra on Tuesday.
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Michael McCormack warns colleagues against 'tearing down' Nationals ahead of leadership challenge

Barnaby Joyce will try to get his old job of Nationals leader back when the party meets in Canberra on Tuesday.
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Don't tear Nationals down, McCormack warns

Barnaby Joyce will try to get his old job of Nationals leader back when the party meets in Canberra on Tuesday.
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Bushfire smoke blows into Australia's capital as fire threat eases

Bushfires eased near Australia's capital, Canberra, on Monday, as temperatures dipped, but officials warned heavy smoke was set to blow into the city with a shift in the wind.
Reuters - Published

Watch: Richard Di Natale resigns

Richard Di Nale is speaking live in Canberra about his decision to resign as leader of the Greens party.
SBS - Published

Where Morrison government's true Achilles heel lies

As politicians of all hues try to read the runes and the carnival returns to Canberra, Labor should be aiming at a particular issue.
The Age - Published

Australia's capital lifts state of emergency as fire threat subsides

Wildfires that threatened Australia's capital, Canberra, over the weekend have been brought under control as containment lines held and hot and windy conditions eased, prompting authorities to lift a..
Reuters - Published

Bridget McKenzie resigns from frontbench over sports rort scandal

Bridget McKenzie has resigned as agriculture minister over the sports rorts scandal, the prime minister announced at a press conference in Canberra.
SBS - Published

Australia's capital on fire alert as smoke and dust trigger health warnings

Australia's capital, Canberra, was on high alert on Sunday as bushfires burned nearby, while smoke and dust covered large parts of the country's east, prompting warnings from health authorities.
Reuters - Published

'A good firefighting day': Crews hold blazes back from Australia's capital

Firefighters kept wild blazes fueled by strong winds and soaring temperatures from reaching suburban areas of Australia's capital, Canberra, using airdrops of fire retardant to create a 2.5-kilometre..
Reuters - Published

Australia on standby for fire threat as heat, winds return

Australian authorities warned on Friday of severe fire danger in densely populated areas this weekend, declaring a state of emergency in the capital, Canberra, as soaring temperatures and strong..
Reuters - Published

ACT enters state of emergency for the first time in 17 years

The ACT has declared a State of Emergency, as heatwave conditions threaten to blow the out of control Corroral Fire, burning just outside of Canberra, into the city.
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State of emergency declared as bushfire threatens Australian capital

Australian officials declared a state of emergency for the capital city of Canberra and surrounding regions on Friday, as soaring temperatures and strong winds threatened to propel a large bushfire..
Reuters - Published

Watch: The Prime Minister is speaking live in Canberra

We're live from Parliament House where the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, is speaking.
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Another day of dangerous fire conditions for ACT as temperatures rise

Smoke generated by a dangerous bushfire burning south of Canberra is expected to smother the capital until midday on Wednesday.
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Dangerous ACT fire conditions to linger

Smoke generated by a dangerous bushfire burning south of Canberra is expected to smother the capital until midday on Wednesday.
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Residents of the small rural village of Tharwa told 'it's too late to leave'

It's too late to leave for residents of a rural village south of Canberra with a 4600-hectare bushfire burning at emergency level south of the capital.
SBS - Published

These are the finalists for the 2020 Australian of the Year Awards

Presented in Canberra on Saturday, this year marks the 60th anniversary of the awards, with a diverse group of Australians set to be recognised.
SBS - Published

Canberra airport temporarily forced to close amid bushfire threat

An emergency level bushfire that forced the temporary closure of Canberra's airport has been downgraded.
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Bushfires force Canberra airport closure

Residents near a bushfire south of Canberra's airport have been told to seek shelter.
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Sikhs will no longer be fined for not wearing a bike helmet in Canberra

The Australian Capital Territory has moved to make its cycling laws more inclusive, introducing a helmet exception for people who wear religious headwear.
SBS - Published

Australia evacuates parts of its capital as bushfire conditions return

Residents of the Australian capital Canberra were evacuated on Wednesday after a bushfire broke out near the airport as searing temperatures returned, ending a few days of respite, and the number of..
Reuters - Published

Canberra bushfire warning gets downgraded

The alert level for a fire burning near Canberra airport has been downgraded to a watch an act after earlier threatening lives and homes.
SBS - Published

'Too late to leave' for Canberra bushfire

People in the ACT suburbs of Beard and Oaks Estate have been told it is too late to leave as a bushfire bears down on the NSW border.
SBS - Published

Despite helpful rain, parts of Australia are again facing extreme fire danger

Days after severe storms and hail the size of golf balls pelted Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra, eastern Australia is again facing extreme fire danger.
SBS - Published

Unprecedented Canberra hailstorm 'destroys years of CSIRO research'

Lengthy CSIRO projects have been destroyed after a hailstorm devastated Australia's capital, while other major cities in the nation's east mop up from their own wild weather.
SBS - Published

Canberra pelted by hail the size of golf balls

Canberra has felt the full force of a damaging hailstorm with large stones pelting the ACT during a wild 15-minute downpour.
SBS - Published

Koala protection on the agenda as environmental experts meet in Canberra

Meetings will be held in Canberra on Wednesday examining issues from wildlife protection to financial counselling, in the wake of the bushfire crisis.
SBS - Published

Asia-Pacific nations urge 'big brother' Australia to take lead on climate change

Climate change is taking centre stage at a gathering of Asian-Pacific nations in Canberra with one delegate calling for Australia to take more leadership against the "existential threat".
SBS - Published

Canberra smoke shuts government agency responsible for emergency management

Poor air quality in Canberra from bushfire smoke has seen the offices of the government agency responsible for emergency management shut.
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Smoke shuts Canberra offices and galleries

Poor air quality in Canberra from bushfire smoke has seen the offices of the government agency responsible for emergency management shut.
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Smoke shuts Canberra child care centres

Poor air quality in Canberra from bushfire smoke has seen child care centres across the capital shut as government departments relocate staff.
SBS - Published

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