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Views on the news from Canberra’s top columnists

Opinion / Don’t wait for driverless cars

"The biggest flaw in the self-driving car dream is what happens when 14,000 Raiders fans exit Bruce Stadium after a victory," writes DAMIEN HAAS, chair of ACT Light Rail
honeymoon over

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Fladun / The violence that stalks our roads

"Abusing people or following them to have a go at them and maybe knock their block off really is insane," writes Mum in the City columnist SONYA FLADUN

Letters / Religious arguments ‘ridiculously’ simplistic

AS a Muslim, I have to say that I find John Farrands’ arguments (letters, CN, January 28) ridiculously simplistic. I have known dozens of women...

Carter / Protests over neighbourhood noise get louder

“People are increasingly attracted to the buzz of inner-city life, but are less impressed when that buzz is ringing in their ears at 3am," writes CATHERINE CARTER

Letter / Greyhound club’s ‘unblemished’ welfare record

THE CEO of the RSPCA ACT, Tammy Ven Dange, has continued her campaign of lies and deceit in "CityNews" (letters, December 1, "Watching out...

When what’s hot not so cool?

“The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand.” -- Eric Schmidt SOMETIMES, as we grapple with the world of...

Moore / Lead us not into (development) temptation

“When a developer floats ideas, the government should make them public, finesse the ideas and then put them out to open competition," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Welsh / Kerryn and the independent art of being noticed

MIKE WELSH reviews a week in the life of the national capital and reports on Kerryn Phelps and the independent art of being noticed.

Carter / It’s people who power exciting cities

"In Canberra, we need to look at what other cities are doing to make great places for people, but we also need to start asking: what do we need to do to make our city better?" asks property columnist CATHERINE CARTER

Grattan / Morrison finds his productivity report is useful for Labor too

JUST as the government hopes it is making progress on the energy conundrum, it finds itself struggling on another front of deep public disgruntlement...

Moore / Greens lose high moral ground to Hanson

"The One Nation Party had more than half a million votes. The ideas that they represent ought to be heard in the parliament. But also vigorously challenged," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE

Idea that gives a real voice to community councils

"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. 

Grattan / Lucy Turnbull has given promise on sheep issue

ISRAEL’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Lucy Turnbull has promised to help remedy animal cruelty in Australia’s live sheep trade, after she contacted his...

Kenny / Could Tony Abbott lose to an independent?

STRANGELY enough, there’s a link between “Kevin07” as an electoral phenomenon and the recent successes of independents such as Kerryn Phelps (Wentworth), Cathy McGowan...

Carter / Roundabout way to Glebe Park

“Glebe Park could give our carousel a new lease on life and help create a new children’s hub in a space of the city that is underutilised," writes property columnist CATHERINE CARTER

Opinion: How Rudd can keep Labor in The Lodge

Kevin Rudd’s biographer ROBERT MACKLIN offers the returning Prime Minister three steps to staying in The Lodge

Grattan / O’Dwyer’s decision turns the spotlight onto Bishop

THE political down time over summer can be something of a respite for an embattled government. But for Scott Morrison, it has just brought...





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