Greens ponder what should have been

WHILE the Greens lick their wounds over the loss of three quarters of their Assembly representation, the only member to be re-elected, Shane Rattenbury,...

‘Painstaking’ election count continues

ONLY around 4,000 first preference votes remain to be counted for the ACT election, but the final result will not be determined until Saturday at the...

Government: It’s all in the balance

With the usual uncertain outcome in the ACT election, there is a struggle for the high moral ground about who has the right to govern, says MICHAEL MOORE

Election volunteer leaps clear of car

POLICE will not act on a complaint of assault outside a polling booth this morning in Stirling until Monday or Tuesday, say Canberra Liberals.  They...

Election ad ban begins

VOTERS will get some relief from election ads tomorrow with a campaign advertising blackout until October 20.  ACT Electoral Commissioner Phil Green says television and...

Labor unveil $35m transport plan

ACT Labor has pledged 20 additional buses for peak routes, a centenary bus loop, and $500,000 for new bus shelters in a bid to...

Greens unveil ‘mental, dental’ health plan

THE ACT Greens have pledged an extra $35 million to support Canberrans with a mental illness and community-based mental health services.  The party have also...

Mick’s still making moves on Bella

HERE’S A love story from the Tuggeranong Valley. It’s about  Mick, who was in a relationship with Bella for four years, but she kicked...

Tough call: two leaders, one prize

LEADING your party through an election campaign for the first time is “not small work”, says Chief Minister Katy Gallagher. “There’s a lot more pressure...

Sorry, but it’s not all about Katy and Zed

This is par for the course in Australian elections. The vote for Chief Minister is conducted on the floor of the ACT Assembly – not...

The real power of your vote

UNDER the Hare-Clark electoral system it is possible for the electorate to maintain a Labor government and dismiss all of the incumbent ministers.  It is...

Libs commit to ‘timely’ Tuggeranong audit

THE Canberra Liberals have promised a comprehensive audit of existing community facilities in South East Tuggeranong and to upgrade Calwell oval if elected. Opposition...

Labor gets ‘personal’ in election war

ACT Labor have gone one step further in their attack on the Canberra Liberals, launching a website which they claim is a “one-stop shop...

Labor blow: Ratepayer body confirms rates will triple

"BUDGET papers do not lie, at least the 2011-12 ones don’t. The figures show that rates would have to triple in order to abolish...

Pre-election votes in full swing

VOTING in the ACT election is in full swing with over 13,000 votes already issued, says ACT Electoral Commissioner Phil Green. Green says voters who...

Who’s got the right prescription for health?

“HEALTH has been a political football – it’s got a lot of bad press,” says Minister for Health Katy Gallagher.  But Gallagher is resolute that,...

Libs vow to get tough on frontline assaults

THE Canberra Liberals have today made an election promise to toughen penalties for offences against frontline staff such as police, ambulance officers, nurses, prison...

Not too late for a little ‘kiss and tell’!

With an election pending, it’s a shame ACT politics does not have a Tanner-like kiss and tell to air the dirty linen of the parties, writes MICHAEL MOORE

Voting opens for ACT poll

PRE-poll voting for the October 20 ACT election opened today. ACT electoral commissioner, Phillip Green says pre-poll centres are open in Belconnen, Civic, Downer,...

Final list of election candidates announced

SEVENTY-FOUR candidates have been nominated for the ACT election on October 20. With the close of nominations yesterday, Electoral Commissioner Phillip Green publicly declared the...





Philosophical musings in ‘almighty’ music

This is a musical ride like few others, writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.


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