Boss of the Mint, Ross MacDiarmid, reckons covid has got people back using cash. “Having a certain amount of money in your pocket a week means once it's gone, it's gone; so people are using cash as a means of managing their finances,” he tells BELLE STRAHORN.
"THAT the people who suffer most from this government's heartless monopoly release of land are from the working class or households with annual incomes of under $110,000 shames the ACT Labor Party." JON STANHOPE never minces words when it comes to affordable housing.
Since March, assistant editor DANIELLE NOHRA has relentlessly been analysing the way the ACT Community Services Directorate manages and awards its multi-million-dollar contract budget. What she discovered shouldn't fill any taxpayer with much confidence.
MICHAEL MOORE writes: "The hospital construction did not start in this term of office. Now Labor is running it again as an election commitment, asking voters to trust them to 'commence in 2021 and be completed in 2024'. Can they really be trusted to deliver in the next term?"
"I JUST want the Barr government gone. All Alistair Coe needs to do to be an effective leader is to listen… and not yield to the grubby, greedy developers systematically stripping away our precious bushland replacing it with concrete and sardine-tin residential development." Letter writer BEC HENSON, of Hughes, pulls no punches.
PARTIES in October's ACT election have a big task persuading undecided voters they have what it takes to lead through a changed environment. Indeed, heading to the ballot box may look entirely different too, says "CityNews" political reporter BELINDA STRAHORN.
ELEVATED pollen levels and the possibility of severe thunderstorms over the next two days are increasing the risk of a rare thunderstorm asthma event in the ACT region today and tomorrow.
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