Seven Days columnist MIKE WELSH reports on another week in the life of Canberra.
Brrr.. What about those energy prices? Cartoonist PAUL DORIN reflects on energy bills in the latest "Dose of Dorin".
"Jails are tough places to be. As much as we want to have a human-rights-compliant jail, my view is that the best thing we can do for human rights is to make sure people don't go to jail at all," writes Corrections Minister SHANE RATTENBURY.
"We need a non-aligned party or independents who can hold the balance of power and who are then able to force the major parties to recognise the importance of catering to the needs of many ordinary people," says letter writer RIC HINGEE of Duffy.
"I had no idea of what I was about to experience at Uluru, much less the change that it would wrought in my perception of our nation. For Uluru is a magical place where the laws of nature seem to have given way to a dreamtime enchantment," writes ROBERT MACKLIN
"As residents’ experiences have shown, local politicians have no interest in working with residents on developing local arts and community cultural facilities," writes Canberra Matters columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.
Seven Days columnist MIKE WELSH reviews the week that was.
As a proud Canberran, JOHN-PAUL ROMANO finds the disrespect in the national arena towards our national capital is sickening.
"The ACT Labor government is misnamed. It would be more accurate to call it the Land Sales and Developers' Consortium," says letter writer HOWARD CAREW, of Isaacs.
Canberra Matters columnist PAUL COSTIGAN bemoans the slow torture of the goodwill of the residents, the planning trickery and bureaucratic misrepresentation around the future of Dickson's Section 72.
Trapped in a media storm sparked by an AFP raid on her Canberra home, News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst received succour from an unexpected quarter, writes Seven Days columnist MIKE WELSH.
Cartoonist PAUL DORIN has a growl about pollie pay rises.
Cartoonist PAUL DORIN has a wry response to interest rates dropping.
Cartoonist PAUL DORIN is feeling the stretch over wages.
A state funeral for Bob Hawke, Australia's 23rd prime minister, will be held at the Sydney Opera House on Friday, June 14. Here Canberra author CONSTANCE LARMOUR shares an insight into Hawke and an early mentor.
"The corporate body that runs the Brindabella Christian College chopped down a swathe of significant trees and has not been punished for this misdemeanor. Good government?" asks Canberra Matters columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.