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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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China says outspoken Australian lawmakers should repent

Two Australian lawmakers who were denied entry to China for a study tour because of their outspoken criticism of Beijing must "repent and redress their mistakes" if they want to visit the country,..
Reuters - Published

Importance of media freedoms the subject of an interactive exhibition in Canberra

Truth, Power and a Free Press will launch to the public on Friday at Old Parliament House.
SBS - Published

'Long-lasting change': Indigenous Voice to Government leaders meet

The senior advisory group appointed by Ken Wyatt to co-design the Indigenous voice to Government has held its first meeting in Canberra.
SBS - Published

'We speak for the quiet Australians': Medevac supporters hold overnight vigil

Supporters of the medevac legislation have travelled to Canberra to hold an overnight vigil outside Parliament House ahead of Senators returning.
SBS - Published

Jim Molan to return to Canberra as NSW senator

Jim Molan has been elected a NSW senator by his state colleagues, returning to a role he previously held prior to the May election.
SBS - Published

'Heartless': Government urged to reinstate funding for NT women's shelters

A Labor senator has accused Canberra of "heartlessly" cutting off funding to shelters for victims of domestic violence in the Northern Territory.
SBS - Published

Watch: The Prime Minister is speaking live in Canberra

Watch here on SBS News for breaking national and international news.
SBS - Published

Scott Morrison returns to Canberra to put final touches on drought strategy

A drought strategy is expected to be released within days, dealing with a range of measures to ensure farmers and rural communities are better prepared.
SBS - Published

Man in custody after a woman was shot near Canberra's Parliamentary Triangle

A man is in police custody and a woman is in hospital with gunshot wounds after she was shot in her car near Canberra's Parliamentary Triangle.
SBS - Published

Australian trade minister arrives in China amid rising tensions

Australia's Minister for Trade, Simon Birmingham, on Tuesday became the highest-ranking Australian official to visit China in a year, as Canberra attempts to ensure that cooling diplomatic relations do..
Reuters - Published

Drought relief top of the agenda as Scott Morrison returns to Canberra

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will be focused on the government's next measures to help drought-hit regions of Australia as he returns from Thailand.
SBS - Published

The new conventional wisdom in Canberra doesn't stack up

The election of Scott Morrison is unlikely to lead to a new era of political stability.
The Age - Published

A mass shooting shaped the AFP's new top cop - but can he deliver?

Two unrelated events of June 4, one in wintry Canberra and the other in dry-season Darwin, could converge to define new AFP chief Reece Kershaw's career.
The Age - Published

Canberra bikie boss booted from Australia

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton did not comment directly on deporting the Kiwi Comanchero but celebrated that 250 bikies had been sent packing on his watch.
The Age - Published

Australia says to hold China accountable on human rights

Canberra will hold China to account on issues such as human rights, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne has said, insisting that staying quiet on sensitive issues is not in the national interest,..
Reuters - Published

'Too precious to plunder': NSW farmers lobby South Korean power company to stay away

NSW farmers have descended on South Korea’s embassy in Canberra to protest the sell-off of land held by a Korean power company in the Bylong Valley.
SBS - Published

Andrews signs new belt-and-road deal with China: 'the right thing to do'

Premier shrugs off criticism from Canberra and signs fresh agreement between Victoria and China
The Age - Published

Australia's attorney-general says Canberra local law on cannabis has no legal force

Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter said on Sunday that Canberra's new legislation legalizing possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal use do not provide legal protection and clash..
Reuters - Published

Australian intelligence agency wants more resources to counter foreign interference

Australia's national intelligence agency said in a report published this week that it does not have enough resources to collect intelligence on potential foreign agents and their efforts to interfere..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists urge Canberra politicians not to shirk human rights for economic gain

Pro-democracy activists will descend on Canberra to lobby politicians to 'stand with' their movement amid unrelenting protests in Hong Kong.
SBS - Published

Australian mother 'beaten with metal poles' in Syrian refugee camp as women plead for help

Relatives of women and children trapped in Syria are in Canberra to urge decision-makers to act urgently, as two of the women plead for help.
SBS - Published

David Eastman: Judge rules ACT man who spent 19 years in jail should get $7 million compensation

David Eastman should receive more than $7 million in compensation after wrongfully spending almost two decades behind bars, a Canberra judge has ruled.
SBS - Published

'Disturbingly lightweight': Penny Wong takes aim at Scott Morrison's foreign policy agenda

Penny Wong has taken aim at Scott Morrison’s foreign policy agenda in a speech in Canberra rueing his "disturbingly lightweight" approach.
SBS - Published

Former Labor official investigated over links to KGB agent

Concerns Combe’s dealings with the Russian Embassy in Canberra posed a risk to Australia’s security.
The Age - Published

Possession, growing of cannabis given the green light in Canberra

Recreational use of cannabis in Canberra will be legal next year, with the ACT Legislative Assembly passing new laws for possessing and growing the drug.
SBS - Published

Possessing and growing cannabis looks set to be legalised in the ACT

The recreational use of cannabis in Canberra looks likely to become legal as the ACT Legislative Assembly is set to pass a bill.
SBS - Published

Cannabis in Canberra set to be legalised

The recreational use of cannabis in Canberra looks likely to become legal as the ACT Legislative Assembly is set to pass a bill.
SBS - Published

They shall go to the Midwinter Ball, but in Spring

Politicians, business leaders and the press gallery rubbed shoulders at a Canberra black tie bash.
The Age - Published

Fiji PM not afraid to speak his mind on differences with Morrison

Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama received a ceremonial welcome at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday.
SBS - Published

Scott Morrison and Fiji PM get chance to smooth tensions in state visit

Scott Morrison will attempt to mend ties with his Fijian counterpart during talks in Canberra after Frank Bainimarama accused the Australian of being “insulting and condescending”.
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne: Nats make waves over water

Nationals from around the country converged on Canberra's Hotel Realm on the weekend for the party's annual federal council.
The Age - Published

Biloela residents travel to Canberra to plead Tamil family's case

Biloela locals have travelled to Parliament House to present a petition signed by 250,000 Australians urging the government to allow a Tamil family to stay in Australia.
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne: Fighting until the end

Thank God that’s over. Or so went the sigh of relief rippling from New South Wales to Canberra and Caulfield Racecourse on Sunday where the Liberal Party’s Victorian delegates voted on a successor..
The Age - Published

Tributes flow for Mick Millett, a media man who 'remained a reporter at heart'

Mr Millett spent 20 years at Herald, holding roles as Canberra bureau chief, Tokyo correspondent and the paper's deputy editor.
The Age - Published

These migrant workers say they were told they would have to 'buy' leave

A Canberra restaurant is facing allegations of migrant worker exploitation, with employees claiming they were told to purchase sick and holiday leave.
SBS - Published

AFP raids home of former government media adviser

Australian federal police have raided the Canberra home of a former government media adviser.
SBS - Published

Australia says asylum seekers from Sri Lanka rising

The number of Sri Lankans trying to enter Australia illegally by sea is rising, an Australian general said on Tuesday, a day after Canberra said it had intercepted a 13th boat carrying asylum seekers..
Reuters - Published

Australia intercepts Sri Lankan boat with 13 asylum seekers: government

Australia's military intercepted a Sri Lankan boat carrying 13 asylum-seekers last month, Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton said on Monday, as Canberra sought to defend the relocation of a Tamil..
Reuters - Published

Data laws creating 'honey pots' for theft and violence, watchdog warns

Victoria’s privacy watchdog has urged Canberra to wind back data retention laws, warning they have created "honey pots" for potential fraud, ID left and violence
The Age - Published

Australia offers East Timor aid package on anniversary

Australia will refurbish a naval base and help bring high-speed internet to the tiny Pacific nation of East Timor, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, the latest effort by Canberra to win..
Reuters - Published

Australian writer held for seven months in China faces espionage charge

A Chinese-born Australian writer held in China since January has been formally arrested on suspicion of espionage, the Australian and Chinese governments said on Tuesday, amid growing diplomatic..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Foreigners held in China on national security grounds

China has arrested a Chinese-born Australian writer on suspicion of espionage, the Australian government said on Tuesday, as tension grows between Canberra and its largest trading partner.
Reuters - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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