The city should be very proud of the brave Raiders... or so you'd think, but "Seven Days" columnist IAN MEIKLE hasn't noticed a peep of congratulation or commiseration from our chief minister, no offer of a pat-on-the-back civic reception and nothing especially loud and proud from his sports minister.
That "angry, ill-informed and seemingly disturbed little Swedish girl Greta Thunberg" is a shining example of why 16-year-olds should not have the vote. says letter writer BILL STEFANIAK , of Narrabundah.
The Extinction Rebellion has caught the wry eye of cartoonist PAUL DORIN.
Is the promise of the Kingston Arts Precinct just a distraction for the Kingston Super Apartment Precinct wonders Canberra Matters columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.
"The Spire Project Public Forum to advise residents of the new building structure at Woden Hospital became feral with near all of the attending residents opposing the project," reports letter writer ROBERT COURTNEY, of Garran.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr felt the need to be elsewhere spruiking Canberra when Scott Morrison and the Raiders were doing it for him. It's another "Seven Days" in Canberra, this week with IAN MEIKLE.
Cartoonist PAUL DORIN looks at the NRL Grand Final result
"For the sake of credibility, residents need to believe that decisions around trees are based on the reality of the circumstances not on what seems to be a fundamentalist view that all trees must stay," writes Canberra Matters columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.
Falling interest rates have caught the wry eye of cartoonist PAUL DORIN.
"Climate change isn’t about politics; it’s about survival. It is those 16-year-olds who will be carried away by the cyclones and floodwaters, the fires and the droughts. So of course they should be given the vote. It’s their only chance," writes The Gadfly columnist ROBERT MACKLIN.
"The ongoing and incisive commentary by Paul Costigan, Michael Moore and Jon Stanhope in 'CityNews' about what constitutes planning and development in Canberra is testimony to how this city is being seriously diminished by the policies of this government," says letter writer COLIN LYONS, of Weetangera.
Seven Days columnist MIKE WELSH shares a big week in Canberra topped by the Raiders heading off to the NRL Grand Final.
"There is a serious disconnect between what the residents are looking for and what the government and its agencies think are the priorities," writes Canberra Matters columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.
Inner-south reader THELMA TOKESI is grumpy about graffiti.
"Have you noticed how policemen in riot gear look and act the same the world over? It’s no coincidence. They have been selected and trained to be that angry person," writes "The Gadfly" columnist ROBERT MACKLIN.
"Dog owners need to know that although their own dog may be well behaved in company, sadly some dogs have issues that have not yet been and maybe cannot be remedied," says letter writer JAN DARBY, of Gordon.
Seven Days columnist MIKE WELSH wonders about the propriety of the climate protest by girls from a northside private school.
Cartoonist PAUL DORIN turns his wry eye to Washington welcomes.