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Impossible to guarantee no school will be worse off under Coalition
In the last of a spectacular series of backflips, on December 2 Prime Minister Tony Abbott agreed to honour agreements Labor had made with four states and the ACT to introduce school funding reforms recommended by the Gonski review over the next four years.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
The China Post
Australia's first gay marriages held ahead of High Court ruling
Australia's first gay marriages were celebrated Saturday in the national capital Canberra, despite the prospect of a High Court decision ruling against the unions later this week.
News9 Oklahoma City
First Australian gay weddings held in capital city
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is opening the door for the U.S. to sell missile defense and other weapons systems to a group of U.S.-friendly Gulf nations.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Aussie trade barriers remain
Plenty of trans-Tasman bonhomie was in the air. Friendly noises about Australia's priorities as it moved into the G20 chair were followed a couple of days later by the invitation for New Zealand to take part in 2014.
The York Daily Record
First Australian same-sex weddings start early
Western Australian politician Stephen Dawson, right, gives his husband Dennis Liddelow a kiss after they married in front of Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
Aussies jump gun on gay weddings
A state lawmaker and his partner dressed in matching suits and ties embraced and kissed in front of Australia's Parliament House early Saturday in one of the nation's first same-sex marriages.
A season of surprises
QUEANBEYAN Performing Arts Centre program manager Stephen Pike has a few surprises in store for audiences in the upcoming 2014 season.
Federal Government orders investigation into undetected asylum seeker boat
ASHLEY HALL: The Federal Government has ordered an investigation into how an asylum seeker boat was able to arrive at Christmas Island and remain undetected for several days.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Gay wed milestone looms
Two ceremonies are due to take place from 12.01am tomorrow in Canberra to take advantage of a new ACT law.
SA Premier accuses ministers of trying to force Holden to shut down
TONY EASTLEY: South Australia's Labor Premier Jay Weatherill says federal ministers are leaking to the ABC to force Holden's hand to shut down its Australian operation.
Canberra City News
Lawson buyers bid big
ALL 124 blocks of land in the first residential release for the new suburb of Lawson sold at auctions over Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Asia Foundation Releases 2013 Survey of the Afghan People
In July, local pollsters interviewed a nationally representative sample of 9,260 Afghan men and women face-to-face in all 34 provinces.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Damages payout after rape allegations
A Commonwealth contractor who says she was raped by a public servant on a work trip has been awarded more than $660,000 in damages.
Canberra City News
New season forms a busy Q
A MODERN adaptation of Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" is to be the opener for The Q's "Respond, Relax, Refresh, Return" season next year.
The war on whistleblowers - it's come to Australia
The tactics of the Obama administration's war on whistleblowers and journalists have now been openly deployed in Australia.
West Australian Farmers Now Have Access to Farm Finance
CANBERRA, Australia , Dec. 4 -- The Australian Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry issued the following news release: In the coming weeks, farmers in Western Australia will have access to $50 million over two years in concessional loans to help them get back on track and make sure their businesses are competitive and profitable.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Imported food could carry superbugs
EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: Specialists in infectious diseases are raising concerns about the potential for drug-resistant bacteria to slip through Australia's borders.
Abbott announces review of competition policy
The Prime Minister has announced the high-profile make-up of his Business Advisory Council as he unveiled the first review of competition policy since the Hilmer report.
Teachers more important than cash: Pyne
FEDERAL Education Minister Christopher Pyne says teacher quality is more important than funding for schools, but he won't "infantilise" the states by demanding improvements.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Canberra City News
Design and Craft for Christmas
CRAFT ACT is turning on a festive event this evening at Craft and Design Centre called 'Celebrate: the gift of design' and asks the community to support artists and designers when purchasing their special gifts.