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The ACT's Health Minister has been urged by Labor members of the NSW Parliament to commit funding to a permanent gynaecological cancer surgery unit at Canberra Hospital, via @lucybladen 

One of Canberra's iconic landmarks - Commonwealth Avenue Bridge - will be widened on each side by more than two metres to create less congested footpaths as part of a $137 million overhaul, via @MeganDohertyCT 

Letters to the editor | The LNP still believes in the complete codswallop of "trickle down", that if the rich get richer the wealth will magically trickle down to the serfs, a reader says.

Opinion | Ukraine cannot and should not count on real support from western Europe's political elites, even as Europe's citizenry seems to take the opposite view, writes Pete Shmigel.

After two years out of the NSW side, Kirra Dibb's return to Origin footy couldn't have gone better, via @MelanieDinjaski 

The entire intake of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade graduates has been put to work in the passport office to combat record demand, via @neale_hannah 

Emma Tonegato has put down the first marker for the Jillaroos No.1 jersey for this year's World Cup, via @Super_Couch 

Analysis | The COVID pandemic may slowly be getting under control but other serious illnesses are surging, writes @EvanstheAirwave 

Opinion | Ending Roe v Wade is a pure exercise of Republican power, wielded to reduce women's freedom, writes Erwin Chemerinsky.


Prime Minister Anthony Albanese plans to lead the country from The Lodge in Canberra as part of his efforts to restore the city's status as the national capital | @KJBar 

The Albanese Labor government is ending the compulsory religious aspect of the $60 million a year National School Chaplaincy Program | @KJBar 

The factory which Scott Morrison toured to spruik the Coalition's job-creation agenda is poised to shed workers as part of a restructure which will see more products made overseas, via @D_JervisBardy  and @gerard_cockburn .

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

A re-elected Coalition government would cut $1 billion in spending on the public service over the next four years, reports @harleyd 

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The BA.2 subvariant of the Omicron coronavirus variant, which is dominant in Denmark, appears more contagious than the more common BA.1 sub-lineage, Danish Health Minister Magnus Heunicke says.

Ministers know better than public servants, says PM.

The former Nationals leader takes on the role after a "highly competitive and rigorous global talent search".