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Roxon’s glimpse of power gone wrong

WHEN Nicola Roxon stood to deliver the John Button Oration she started with a compliment to that long-time Labor stalwart suggesting that she would...

Letters / Refugee intakes a long-term drain

MORE bleeding heart rubbish re Australia's refugee responsibilities  from columnist Michael Moore (CN, June 2). The world would be better placed using its political resources...

Letters / Backyard ‘monster’ threatens house

RE the letter about an unwanted tree in Campbell (CN, May 12). We have had a tree, of similar size, next to our house...

Grattan / Gonski review attacks Australian schooling quality

THE Gonski review into the quality of Australian schooling has highlighted declining academic performance and recommended school education be radically reformed to tailor teaching...

Dorin / Grumpy be my name

By Paul Dorin

When dad falls ill…

MARK PARTON is coming to grips with his father’s latest diagnosis and hates the idea of his parent growing old

Moore / The wrong people are losing their jobs

“It is no wonder that more than 2500 scientists from more than 60 countries are calling for a reversal of this decision. It is time to stop this stupidity," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Griffiths / Why are we listening to the wowsers?

"Why should people who live on the other side of the clock be denied the pleasure of a quiet drink after work?" writes Lowbrow columnist JOHN GRIFFITHS

Macklin / Floating tax ideas on a sea of thought bubbles

"Chances are we’ll see a modest rise in the tax mix – with most revenue going to hospitals – and some tightening at the top end of super in the interests of 'fairness'. And we’ll all breathe a sigh of relief," writes Seven days columnist ROBERT MACKLIN

Welsh / Meegan’s Calvary probe may be too little, too late

"The Gungahlin Jets AFL club hadn't won a match since August 2016 and singing the club song was slightly awkward, but should become more familiar as the season unfolds," writes Seven Days columnist MIKE WELSH





Prescribed burn: Smoke ‘likely’ to be seen across Canberra

Depending on weather, a 120ha burn is being conducted at Pierces Creek today (May 27), and smoke cover is likely to be visible across parts of Canberra.


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