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Federal territory of Australia, containing the capital city, Canberra

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Australian Capital Territory: Federal territory of Australia, containing the capital city, Canberra
The Australian Capital Territory, formerly known as the Federal Capital Territory until 1938 and commonly referred to as the ACT, is a federal territory of Australia containing the Australian capital city of Canberra and some surrounding townships. It is located in the south-east of the country and is an enclave within the state of New South Wales. Founded after federation as the seat of government for the new nation, all important institutions of the Australian federal government are centred in the Territory.

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AFP raids home of former defence minister adviser

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

'Our largest drug seizure ever': ACT police seize $144m of cocaine

Australian authorities have found 384 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of about $144 million concealed within an excavator.
SBS - Published

ACT leader wants more territory senators

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr wants the number of senators for the ACT and Northern Territory increased to get a better hearing from the federal government.
SBS - Published

ACT minister to resign over family reasons

ACT government minister Meegan Fitzharris will resign from the Legislative Assembly in coming weeks to spend more time with her family.
SBS - Published

ACT P-platers can't make hands-free calls

The Australian Capital Territory has gone a step beyond other jurisdictions and made it an offence for L and P-platers to use hands-free mobile phones.
SBS - Published

No hands-free phone use for young drivers

The Australian Capital Territory has gone a step beyond other jurisdictions and made it an offence for L and P-platers to use hands-free mobile phones.
SBS - Published

Canberra road renamed after assault claims

Canberra's William Slim Drive is set to be renamed by the ACT government because its namesake has been accused of child sexual abuse.
SBS - Published

Infrastructure spend shifts ACT to deficit

ACT chief minister Andrew Barr delivered a $89.1 million deficit budget on Tuesday, with big spending for infrastructure because federal Labor isn't in power.
SBS - Published

Key points in the ACT budget for 2019/20

The Australian Capital Territory government has handed down a deficit budget for 2019/20 but aims for surpluses in coming years.
SBS - Published

ACT parliament declares climate emergency

The ACT parliament will prioritise climate action in its decision making after becoming the first Australian state or territory to declare a climate emergency.
SBS - Published

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