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Recent articles by Karen:

Assistant Minister for Charities Andrew Leigh removes the gag from charities

Andrew Leigh says charities shouldn't be muzzled nor wasting time filling out unnecessary forms. → Read More

Jim Chalmers hopes Glyn Davis, Labor's APS reset spell 'a new dawn'

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com. → Read More

Anthony Albanese says more changes coming for the Australian Public Service

New Prime Minister has signalled a new era for the public service, offering respect to the bureaucracy and... → Read More

Prime Minister Anthony Alabanese to live at The Lodge, as he vows more for Canberrans

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. → Read More

How David Pocock and territory rights undid Senator Zed Seselja

A former star rugby player is poised to get across the line to represent the ACT in the... → Read More

Katy Gallagher rises to put Canberra inside the Anthony Albanese Labor government

The new Finance Minister is now arguably the most senior federal representative ever for the ACT. → Read More

Anthony Albanese is set to take over as prime minister. That's the easy part

So before reality hits, here is what the triumphant winner needs to do first. → Read More

Third leaders' debate: Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese battle wages, integrity and character in the final head-to-head

After Lego Masters was the warm up for the last leaders' debate on Channel Nine, this latest one on Channel Seven was all about the Big Brother lead-in vibe. → Read More

Federal election 2022: David Pocock outlines political donations, backs reform

David Pocock talks 'extreme' action and backing farmers while pledging to back political donations reform if he wins... → Read More

Katy Gallagher set to need preferences for re-election amid David Pocock's support in 2022 ACT Senate race

Katy Gallagher on the ACT Senate race, not letting the PM off the hook and remembering Kimberley Kitching. → Read More

Climate 200-Redbridge polls show David Pocock and Zed Seselja neck and neck in ACT Senate race

The ACT Senate race is pointing towards a boilover, with two new polls commissioned by climate-focused fundraising group Climate 200 showing ACT Liberal senator Zed Seselja and independent candidate David Pocock virtually neck and neck. → Read More

Interest rates decision: Reserve Bank lifts the official cash rate from 0.1% to 0.35%

In a momentous decision, the Reserve Bank Board has lifted interest rates for the first time in 11... → Read More

Federal election 2022: Post-COVID Anthony Albanese readying for 'big re-emergence'

Labor's boss is about to come back from the bug. → Read More

Greens disappointed by Kim Rubenstein, David Pocock over preferences in Senate for 2022 federal election

You can vote anyway you want, but this is what the candidates are suggesting for the tight ACT... → Read More

Labor to preference independent David Pocock second in ACT senate race

You can vote anyway you want, but this is what the candidates are suggesting for the tight ACT... → Read More

Scott Morrison blasted for Solomon Islands security pact 'failure' after Pacific nation signs deal with China

The Prime Minister should have taken responsibility in responding to the Solomon Islands' security pact with China, but... → Read More

Undecided? Gaffes be gone. Here's the Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese leaders contest

Who are these two men running 2022's presidential style race to be Australia's prime minister? → Read More

Back 'on the agenda': Zed Seselja secures $11.4m to reopen mothballed AIS Arena

After two years closed to major events, the mothballed AIS Arena in Bruce will be upgraded using $11.4... → Read More

Which seats could decide who wins government in the 2022 federal election

For the major parties to win power outright in 2022 it is ruthlessly about the number of seats. → Read More

Scott Morrison calls 2022 federal election for Saturday May 21

It's on. The race to win the federal election is now officially underway. → Read More