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  1. Path upgrades underwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Canberra City News

    MEEGAN Fitzharris says suburbs across Canberra will soon see the effects of a $1.45 million upgrade to community footpaths and cycle paths. "The works have now commenced and involve widening existing paths and the installing new paths at 26 sites across 18 suburbs in Canberra to improve accessibility," Meegan said.

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  2. Human Rights Commission and the Public Trustee re-organisedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Canberra City News

    SIMON Corbell says a restructure of the ACT Human Rights Commission and creation of an Office of Public Trustee and Guardian will ensure the community receives greater support from better connected services. "The Protection of Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 was passed today in the Legislative Assembly following a review of statutory oversight bodies," Simon said.

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  3. Australia Raises Wheat Crop Estimate as Grain Quality SlipsRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    Output totaled 24.2 million metric tons in 2015-16, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural & Resource Economics & Sciences said in a report on Tuesday. That compares with 24 million tons forecast in December and 23.1 million tons a year earlier, bureau data show.

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  4. ANU has help for hoardersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Canberra City News

    DIRECTOR of The Australian National University Research School of Psychology, Professor Mike Kyrios, has developed a new treatment for hoarding disorder and called for a major rethink in the way hoarding is managed in Australia. "Hoarding disorder effects between two to six per cent of the population.

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  5. How Yass Valley Council is transforming Murrumbateman village into a townRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Sydney Morning Herald

    Once a ribbon of homes along a highway north-west of Canberra, Murrumbateman is becoming a town, its growing pains evident in the local oval. Home ground for 150 pony club members, and hundreds of other adult riders, carriage club members and horse jumpers, the oval also hosts the Murrumbateman Field Days in October.

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  6. As reconciliation support grows, Indigenous Australians still racially abused: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | ABC News

    Support for reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians is growing, but racial abuse remains a serious problem, a report has found. The State of Reconciliation in Australia has found the vast majority of people believed the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians was important.

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  7. Australia Says Allegation of Rape at Detention Center Is FalseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Wall Street Journal

    CANBERRA, Australia-Australia rejected allegations that a young boy was sexually abused in an immigration-detention center the country operates on the Pacific island of Nauru, accusing critics of seeking to dismantle the country's strict asylum laws.

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  8. Gardening / Getting a sense of the Red CentreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Canberra City News

    The best time to visit the amazing Red Centre Garden is on a really hot day of, say, 35C-38C or more, although in reality in the real desert the temperatures are more likely 45C+. "It is a land of beauty, endless plains and stunning natural monuments, steeped in Aboriginal heritage with distinctive plants and animals.

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  9. Australian prime minister drops GST rise, fuels election speculationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Times of Oman

    Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces his new federal cabinet during a media conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, in this September 20, 2015 file photo. Turnbull on Monday ruled out a rise in the Goods and Services Tax under pressure from within his own party, further raising the possibility that he may dissolve parliament and call a snap election.

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  10. Gang-gang. A 'What's That Thing?' award for the worst public artRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Sydney Morning Herald

    Who is the famous Australian in our picture setting off in a rowing boat across the yabbie-infested waters of Commonwealth Park's Nerang Pool? What are the strange, inflated, floating, plastic objects that he is rowing out to? Habitual readers will know that ArchivesACT has just discovered and that this column has been rabbiting on about and displaying some evocative pictures of sculptor Bert Flugelman'sa subterranean artwork Earth Work . Our pictures showed the work, consisting of six polished tetrahedrons, being buried in Commonwealth Park in 1975 as part of a festival of arts and sciences.

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  11. ACT Meteors coach Andrew Dawson to resign at end of monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Sydney Morning Herald

    ACT Meteors coach Andrew Dawson says it might be "ambitious", but Canberra needs both a Women's Big Bash League and Big Bash League team. After 15 years of giving up his weekends and travelling around the country, Dawson will resign at the end of the month to get some work-life balance - and hopefully become the Queanbeyan River stand-up paddleboard champion.

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  12. Controversial minister to become Australia's rights envoyRead the original story

    Sunday | The Delaware Gazette

    CANBERRA, Australia - The former Australian immigration minister who began the widely condemned policy of sending asylum seekers to Pacific island detention camps will become Australia's first special envoy for human rights, the government said Monday.Philip Ruddock became Australia's longest-serving immigration minister, serving from 1996 to ... (more)

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  13. Australian PM Turnbull drops GST rise, fuels election speculationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Daily Star

    Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces his new federal cabinet during a media conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, in this September 20, 2015 file photo.

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  14. Nature strip gardens a modest changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Sydney Morning Herald

    The vehement opposition felt by some Canberrans to allowing vegetable gardens on nature strips is misplaced. It's not that verge gardens are an environmental panacea, nor even that they will have any significant impact on the scale of vegetable gardening, as Shane Rattenbury apparently hopes.

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  15. Paramedics drop into Lake Burley Griffin for specialist wet winch trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Age

    Canberrans have an opportunity this week to witness paramedics train for real life rescues by lowering themselves from a helicopter onto moving boats. "Wet winching" is just one of many specialist skills the Snowy Hydro SouthCare helicopter organisation exercises within the huge area it covers.

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  16. Six states and territories ready to open their doors to asylum seekersRead the original story

    Sunday | ABC News

    ELEANOR HALL: Six state and territory leaders - both Liberal and Labor - are now offering to take in the 267 asylum seekers who are at risk of being transferred to Nauru since last week's High Court decision. On the weekend the Victorian Premier sent an open letter to the Prime Minister offering to "accept full responsibility" for the asylum seekers.

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  17. Cartoonists draw inspirationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Border Mail

    ACCLAIMED: David Pope's poignant He Drew First: Charlie Hebdo cartoon was shared around the world on social media in the aftermath of the murders in Paris. From today, The Border Mail will bring our readers a daily dose of visual commentary by two of Australia's leading cartoonists.

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  18. EDITORIAL: Australia's migrant tideRead the original story

    Sunday | Washington Times

    The immigrant surge throughout the world is not just south to north. Migrants are surging to Australia , too, and Australia 's highest court has ordered a temporary respite from a migrant threat like that in Europe and North America.

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  19. Why can't TAMS provide decent access to the Air Disaster Memorial at Fairbairn?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | ABC News

    Curious Canberra is a new series where you ask the questions and the ABC works with you to find an answer. John Smith from Palmerston asked about access to the Air Disaster Memorial at Fairbairn, which can only be reached by foot.

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  20. Chief Minister urges PM to let asylum seekers stay in ACTRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | ABC News

    The ACT's Chief Minister has called on the Prime Minister to "do the right thing" and let more than 250 asylum seekers brought to Australia for medical treatment stay in the country - in the Territory, if need be. Asked whether he agreed with the sentiments of some in the community who have said the Federal Government had engaged in a systematic act of cruelty, Mr Barr said: "Malcolm Turnbull is not Tony Abbott ... In all of my experience, he is a caring man and I hope he can demonstrate that through doing the right thing here."

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