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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.

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Facebook's ultimatum will block Australians' news [Video]

Facebook's ultimatum will block Australians' news

[NFA] Facebook Inc on Tuesday said it would stop Australians from sharing news content on its platforms if a proposal to make it pay local media outlets for their content becomes law, a sharp ultimatum..

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'TikTok is not China': Popular video-sharing app denies Australian content is moderated for Beijing's benefit

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Covid-19 coronavirus: Canberra has ordered 84m doses of now paused trial vaccine

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Kitchen ceiling collapses as two large pythons fight over mate in Australia

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Detention of CGTN anchor shows that in Xi Jinping's China, not even the propagandists are safe

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Australia in recession for 1st time in nearly 30 years

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Chinese newspaper claims Australia becoming 'poor white trash of Asia'

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Google warns Australians could lose free search services

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Passers-by save child, 5, from knife-wielding abductor on Canberra street

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Australian PM wants Afghan soldier who killed Australians kept behind bars

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Non-compliance with mandatory face mask orders "disgusting": Australian PM

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Coronavirus: Queensland to close border to New South Wales

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Asia-Pacific tourism makes patchy restart, and some missteps

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Scott Morrison cuts Queensland tour short for urgent talks about aged care COVID-19 crisis

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South China Sea: Australian warships encounter Chinese navy in disputed waters

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National security law: Australia suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty

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Scott Morrison spruiks highway upgrade in answer to question on women giving birth on side of the road

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Chinese court sentences Australian to death for drug trafficking

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Australia says China unresponsive to its pleas to ease tensions

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Scott Morrison told to 'get off the grass' by Canberra man

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China embassy accuses Australia of petty tricks in coronavirus dispute

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Australia, China tensions rise over coronavirus inquiry call

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Australian researchers launch ‘prejudice census’ to better understand coronavirus racism

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Australia calls on G20 nations to end wet wildlife markets over coronavirus concerns

Australia has called on G20 nations to end wet wildlife markets over concerns they pose a threat to human health and agricultural markets, a move which could further strain ties with China after..
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