"The new towers are collectively delivering a new suburban-sized residential population. It is as if there is a new suburb called Northbourne that includes those living 100 metres either side of the corridor," writes PAUL COSTIGAN.
"Australian jurisdictions can be proud of their record. Another way to look at it is, compared to the UK, actions taken by Australian governments have saved more than 50,000 lives," writes columnist MICHAEL MOORE.
"The ACT Greens have been part of the ruling coalition government for a decade or more, yet trees are coming down, suburbs are redeveloped resulting in less shrubbery and fewer birds," says "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.
"As the former refugees told of their lives and their gratitude to the country that gave them the opportunity, someone at our place said: 'That’s the Australia we used to be'," writes columnist ROBERT MACKLIN.