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What makes an Aussie film? The definition of Australian film has almost become a grey area, writes @EntertainingAmy 

Review: One third of the way in to Stanley Tucci's Taste, which is subtitled My Life Through Food, the third-generation Italian-American actor points out that we've been doing pasta-sauce pairings all wrong, writes T.J. Collins.

#BREAKING World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has lost his appeal against his second visa cancellation and is now expected to be deported. Via @KJBar 

Opinion: Parents and carers, students and teachers, entire school communities have been launched into chaos and uncertainty over and over again for the past two years, writes Bernard Brown

Good morning, Canberra. We're in for a partly cloudy day with a top of 31 degrees. Here's today's front page, featuring stories from @jclindell  and @SARAHbthe 

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Teachers in the ACT will have access to priority COVID-19 vaccination booster shots, in an effort to widely protect staff and students before school returns, via @jclindell 

Capital Pathology's Sandra Molloy has worked seven days a week since the Omicron surge of COVID-19 hit the capital. She's not alone. @SARAHbthe  takes an in-depth look at the work Canberra's lab scientists are undertaking to keep Canberrans safe.

COVID lockdowns, a reduction in other diseases and decreased road fatalities have led to an increase in life expectancy for Australians, new research has found, via @neale_hannah 


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

BREAKING: The childcare company operated for Peter Dutton's family trust received more than $5.6m in public funding

Australia has ranked last for its climate policy among more than 60 nations in a global performance report released at COP26 on Tuesday. Via @AlexCrowe12 

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 

A Canberra man in his 20s has died from COVID-19 in a Sydney hospital, despite being fully vaccinated and having no underlying health conditions, @jclindell  reports

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.

Evidence presented to a Senate committee has "strongly pointed" to Prime Minister Scott Morrison being aware car park funding was being targeted to Coalition-held and marginal seats ahead of the last federal election. Via @SARAHbthe  @gerard_cockburn 

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews wants Australia locked down.

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

Ministers know better than public servants, says PM.