CityNews have a bitchy little item on a Canberra Times give-away scheme.
Of course CityNews is always given away free and runs advertorial so you be the judge.
In Melbourne the big papers provide a free goss/tabloid style paper (about the size of a small lift out) for commuters using public transport
Regular crikey.com.au readers will probably appreciate that this is a common part of the newspaper arsenal to artificially boost circulation numbers (and hence increase advertising rates).
Is Canberra's signature dish: