Australian Capital Territory

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Bruce Lehrmann’s criminal trial is over but a string of related cases and inquiries remain. What are they?
Allegations that Lehrmann raped Brittany Higgins, which he denies, will be tested again in open court as a high-profile defamation case is set to begin

Christopher Knaus

28, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Man charged over alleged death threats to Brittany Higgins, her fiance and their dog
Exclusive: Former Liberal party staffer and David Sharaz have faced widespread abuse on social media

Christopher Knaus

19, Apr, 2023 @11:00 PM

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Ex-intelligence officer Witness J’s mother did not know he was in jail, sentencing remarks reveal
ACT chief justice calls secrecy ‘anathema to the rule of law’ as sentencing decision finally made public

Christopher Knaus and Paul Karp

19, Apr, 2023 @2:56 PM

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Greens predict ‘student debt avalanche’ – as it happened
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Emily Wind and Natasha May (earlier)

17, Apr, 2023 @8:34 AM

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#MeToo movement ‘seemingly affected’ Bruce Lehrmann investigation, inquiry hears
Relationship between ACT police and DPP ‘beset by tension’, first public hearing told

Paul Karp Chief political correspondent

17, Apr, 2023 @2:10 AM

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‘Aukus Jobs’ recruitment firm promises efficiency for defence industry, but department denies affiliation
Web domain was secured two days after nuclear submarine plan announced but CEO says it ‘never pretended to be’ a government entity

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

09, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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David Pocock under pressure to block Labor’s safeguard mechanism bill after fossil fuel poll
With 62% of Canberrans backing a ban on new coal and gas projects, Labor faces tough task convincing ACT senator

Paul Karp

08, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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State and territory leaders to sign joint statement backing Indigenous voice to parliament
Move will give a fresh push to Labor’s referendum plans, with Liberals and Greens yet to agree their positions

Paul Karp

31, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Walter Sofronoff to lead inquiry into handling of Bruce Lehrmann case
Former judge will investigate damning allegations made by prosecutor Shane Drumgold about police conduct

Christopher Knaus

31, Jan, 2023 @10:04 AM

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Invasion Day 2023: a guide to protest marches and events across Australia on 26 January
People across the country will gather to call for change on 26 January and celebrate First Nations survival and culture

Mostafa Rachwani

25, Jan, 2023 @9:58 AM

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Australia live news update: fifth child airlifted to hospital with irukandji jellyfish sting; Albanese and Dutton trade insults over Indigenous voice
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Stephanie Convery (now) and Royce Kurmelovs (earlier)

08, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Melbourne shrank while Queensland grew: what the pandemic did to Australia’s population
The Victorian capital is still on track to outpace Sydney as the biggest city in Australia but Covid lockdowns slowed that growth

Amy Remeikis

04, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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