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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.


Successful pill testing trial shows practice is 'viable' and 'relevant', researchers say

A team of independent researchers have hailed a pill testing trial conducted at Canberra's Groovin’ the Moo festival earlier this year.
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CBD Melbourne: Spin when you're winning

How good is Christmas? Overdue actually, according to some 300 Liberals and Nationals and staff in Canberra who limped into the Prime Minister’s courtyard in Parliament House on Wednesday night for..
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Videos for Canberra

Defector details China interference in Australia [Video]Defector details China interference in Australia

Australia dealt with two allegations against China over the weekend, one pertaining to a supposed plot to install a Chinese agent in Australia's federal parliament, and the other coming from a Chinese..

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'It's demoralising': Firefighters warn Canberra more action needed on climate change and resourcing

Firefighters have descended on Parliament House to demand more action on climate change and resourcing, saying they're sick of being ignored.
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CBD Melbourne: A right royal ribbing for Albo

Labor MPs and hangers-on were able to leave their factional differences at the door - almost - on Sunday night as the party’s Right faction celebrated its annual dinner in Canberra.
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'Morrison, your climate crisis destroyed my home': Bushfire victim brings ruins of her home to Canberra

A NSW woman has brought the charred remains of her house to Parliament House to demand action on climate change.
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PM calls alleged Chinese plot to infiltrate Australian Parliament 'deeply disturbing and troubling'

An alleged Chinese plot to infiltrate Australia’s parliament by installing an agent of Beijing has raised serious concern among many in Canberra.
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Australia PM says allegation of China interference disturbing

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday that allegations in a media report that China had tried to install an agent in a parliamentary seat in Canberra were "deeply disturbing and..
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Australia probes allegations China tried to plant spy in parliament

Australia is investigating allegations that China tried to install an agent in a parliamentary seat in Canberra, the Australian Security Intelligence Organization said in a rare statement, adding it..
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More than 60 fires still burn across NSW as Victoria enters 'Fire Danger Period'

Federal politicians returning to Canberra for the final parliamentary fortnight of the year will be greeted by organisations and individuals demanding action on climate change as bushfires burn.
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'They need a lawyer': The man who represented the Pong Su's North Korean crew

Jack Dalziel sent a letter to the North Korean embassy in Canberra saying the Pong Su crew needed him. A few weeks later, a group of men turned up at his office.
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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,..
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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.
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'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.
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'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.
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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.
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'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.
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Watch: The Prime Minister is speaking live in Canberra

Watch here on SBS News for breaking national and international news.
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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,..
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'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.
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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
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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.
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'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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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”.
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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.
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AFP raids home of former government media adviser

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