BILL STEFANIAK lost a son to the effects of drug abuse. He finds it painfully hard to see any virtue in a move in the Legislative Assembly to decriminalise hard-drug possession...
Reader DAPHNE HARDING, of Farrer, lives near a thick, tall forest of weeds that could prove to be a fire hazard in the summer and also a haven for snakes, but no one in authority wants to cut it.
"The sad but unsurprising news is that the aspirations of local residents are being trashed by the collective membership of the boards of three agencies," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.
Deflowering, definitions and diare… diarrhoea! It's "Seven Days" with IAN MEIKLE.
"At 36, Tim Paine has two options: to soldier on until the selectors have no real choice but to drop him or to make a gracious exit to the applause of a grateful nation," writes "The Gadfly" columnist ROBERT MACKLIN.
"In the bakery – it is three customers at a time. Something like that should stay forever. So much easier to get served and much safer not to be crowded in," writes "Canberra matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.
There’s very little time left to hold Trump to account during his term, so the question of real, lasting – and legal – accountability will fall to Biden, writes JAMES LONG and VICTOR MENALDO.
With many more months of lockdowns, mask mandates and quarantining in our futures, we may be living with covid restrictions longer than we think, writes economics professors SWEE-HOON CHUAH and ROBERT HOFFMANN.
Unlike the legislatively reviled abandoned shopping trolleys, the urban "litter" of e-scooters on pathways, traffic islands, outside The Lodge, anywhere really, is just fine; likewise, the procession of injured people through the emergency departments of our hospitals. Will it end in tears, wonders columnist IAN MEIKLE.
Rational, moderate Americans now know what it’s like to dodge a bullet, writes ROBERT MACKLIN.
If you live in the northern part of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, the epicentre of one of two current COVID outbreaks in New South Wales, you can’t currently cross any state borders.
WHEN the history of an eventual conciliation between Black and White Australia is written (or sung and danced), 2020 will provide some fascinating markers on that long, winding track, writes columnist ROBERT MACKLIN.
"Seven Days" columnist (and "CityNews" editor) IAN MEIKLE muses about words.
Cartoonist PAUL DORIN gives the boot to 2020...
A New Year starts...
PHILLIP RUSSO and BRETT MITCHELL looked at ways to celebrate safely this pandemic, but still enjoy a traditional Christmas Day...
"Looking back at 2020, there were nasty things happening thanks to the Planning Directorate and inappropriate developments. Despite this many community groups turned their attention to the fun things that they could be doing," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.
JINGWEI JAI's car passenger window was smashed in Braddon. There were other passenger windows smashed in Belconnen. The mystery that binds them together is they are all Audis.
As he now contemplates an unpredictable 2021, what issues will the PM have front of mind? And what do experts believe should be done on them? Asks political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.
Cartoonist PAUL DORIN finds a festive way of getting covid-stranded Australians home...