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Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

"CityNews" cartoonist and firefighter PAUL DORIN knows a real superhero when he sees one...

Letters / Modelling skills test Alistair

ALISTAIR Coe, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, is reported on citynews.com.au as having scoffed at the cost of a cardboard model of a possible...

Snowden / Keeping kids safe from falling furniture

IT can take one moment of inattention and your little tike is scaling a bookcase, using the dresser drawers to practise their climbing or...

Welsh / ‘Diamond’ Dave’s gloves quietly do the talking

AS THE world was being enchanted by the real-life "Rocky" tale of Jeff Horn taking the WBO welterweight crown from Manny Pacquiao, a Canberra...

Stanhope / Has Labor turned its back on Canberra’s battlers?

"Andrew, Shane, Yvette and the rest have ordained that it’s a south-facing, two-bedroom flat on the tenth floor for those aspiring homeowners who used to be Labor's traditional base," writes JON STANHOPE

Voters leave a mark on the big boys

Results of the Federal election suggests looming problems for the major parties, writes MICHAEL MOORE

Moore / A crazy year living in interesting times

“Senator Katy Gallagher and the Labor Party were simply not careful enough with her citizenship papers. It must be considered sloppy or careless to fall foul of Section 44 of the Constitution," writes MICHAEL MOORE

Griffiths / Uber delivers, despite the smell

“Those of us who have wondered why taxis in Canberra were so bad at least now have some sort of reason why," writes Lowbrow columnist John Griffiths

There’s no stopping the ‘rhino on a skateboard’

Transport Minister Chris Steel's line, light rail should be treated like a “rhino on a skateboard”, brilliantly nails the issue, says Seven Days columnist MIKE WELSH.

Seven Days / Groundhog terror, trams and Mr Fluffy

“The southern suburbs gave the tram an unequivocal raspberry and even the pampered princes from the golden streets of Gungahlin aren’t entirely on board," writes Seven Days columnist IAN MEIKLE

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

An adults' only cartoon from our wag PAUL DORIN

Letters / Stuff light rail!

I WATCHED an item about the construction of a new building at the University of Technology Sydney on ABC TV tonight. The architect is...

Grumpy / Those extra credit card fees are unfair

Reader MAX McGREGOR, of Curtin, is grumpy about the way businesses add fees when he uses his credit card to pay a bill

Grumpy / Why don’t we trust politicians?

Community advocate MAREA FATSEAS is grumpy that as soon as the election is over, it will be business as usual, with the interests of developers trumping the community.

Grattan / Shorten scores own goals on tax and Adani with Batman ‘soft’ voters

GIVEN how important Saturday’s Batman byelection is for Bill Shorten’s political momentum, it is very odd – to say the least – that the...
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Fladun / No matter the snow, spring is in the air!

“There are a lot more birds tweeting in our garden, especially gorgeous superb fairywrens; tiny, beautiful, hyperactive blue wrens that inhabit our hedges and seem to be very active early this season," writes Mum in the City columnist SONYA FLADUN

Opinion / The Liberals have a ‘man problem’

By Dr Chris Wallace

Griffiths / An unexpected win for dogs and decency

"The Baird government, when asked to weigh a mountain of dead dogs and native wildlife against a multi-million dollar industry, surprised," writes Lowbrow columnist JOHN GRIFFITHS

Wading through the fog of ‘busy words’

"Many families will first realise that they have been 'consulted' when the four-storey apartment block starts to appear along their back fences," writes columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.

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