"The response of the ACT government to the allegations concerning a member of the Assembly, including strident demands he resign, lacked any semblance of a commitment to his right to the presumption of innocence," writes JON STANHOPE.
"Expenditure forecasts in the 2023-24 Budget are illusory and certain to be exceeded by hundreds of millions of dollars," say JON STANHOPE & KHALID AHMED. Treasurer Barr has few choices – cut spending, raise taxes or both. But will he?
"I think it is regrettable there isn't in Canberra a memorial dedicated specifically to the men and women from the ACT who have served our nation in war. This is an omission I feel deeply we should address," writes JON STANHOPE.
"The support we Canberrans have shown for a national Voice suggests a collective concern about the egregious failure of the ACT government to any meaningful response to the needs of the local Aboriginal community," writes JON STANHOPE.
As the minister extols the referendum 'yes' case, the auditor-general reveals a damning look at how her government is failing the indigenous community. JON STANHOPE & KAHLID AHMED say it amounts to deliberate acts of misrepresentation.
Here's something you might have missed: Treasurer Barr is budgeting to more than double the revenue from fines. JON STANHOPE & KHALID AHMED assume that means double the number of traffic and other cameras. But there's more…
"Maintaining a 'AAA' credit rating has been a the financial objective of every ACT government since self-government – that is, other than the Barr government." JON STANHOPE & KHALID AHMED look at the effects of the ACT's credit downgrade.
"The data from the Productivity Commission provides insight into the status of Aboriginal peoples in Canberra; it also reveals much about the non-Aboriginal residents of Canberra and of the community," writes columnist JON STANHOPE.
"ACT debt will increase at the rate of $3.2m every single day. Over this period, interest will increase from $250m to $595m annually." JON STANHOPE and KHALID AHMED forensically unpick this year's ACT budget spin.
JON STANHOPE and KHALID AHMED explain how Stage 1 of the light rail project is an economic failure and that Stage 2 is certain to be a greater failure, with serious questions about procurement without a competitive process.