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An alleged robbery conspirator has been denied bail in emotional scenes after a magistrate found her positive COVID-19 diagnosis was not special or exceptional. Via @blake_foden 

Defence personnel join ACT police on border duty for first time.

Catch up on today's developments in our live blog.

Police were told that the male pedestrian was walking in the middle of the road in the dark, before being struck from behind.

London Circuit will be closed and car parks reduced as Woden to City light rail construction begins.

"Let's grow food and fibre, but not so much that we wreck the joint. Does that sound unreasonable?" @RichardCBeasley  #forgottenriver  #podcast  #Murraydarling 

Twelve patients are in hospital with COVID-19 and two of these are in intensive care on ventilation. Two are NSW residents.

While France is sending its ambassador back to the US after a conciliatory call with President Joe Biden, it isn't following suit with Australia.

Australian artist Lindy Lee's Ouroboros is to be a 13 tonne, four-metre-high torus of reflective recycled metal which will be installed in the gallery's garden in 2024.

OPINION: What happened in Melbourne this week was an orchestrated attack on the union movement.


Parliament staff ordered to stay silent following Brittany Higgins allegations, story via @sbasfordcanales 

ACT Policing say their time is being wasted by "needless" calls, including an attempt to report two maskless children jumping on a trampoline in their own backyard.

A year since Julian Assange's father last saw his son in London's maximum-security Belmarsh prison, he is bringing his fight for the WikiLeaks founder's freedom to the Parliament House forecourt. Via @cassieemorgan 

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews wants Australia locked down.

How has the Morrison Government fared in its first year? Give us your verdict:

"It was not a national cabinet decision, it was one that the Prime Minister has made of his own accord," ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr said of the AstraZeneca changes. Via @lucybladen  and @D_JervisBardy 

Ministers know better than public servants, says PM.

BREAKING NEWS: Eight ANU residence halls have close contacts, forcing hundreds of students into isolation, reports @katejlewis1 

It comes after 19,000 people checked into a Bunnings store in one day in Canberra during the lockdown.

The head of the government's COVID-19 commission has blocked access to information about flights by his private jet, reports @kirstenlawsonCT .