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Kangaroos used to lie rotting on the roadside near organics guru Gerry Gillespie’s home until he refined an ancient composting technique and turned them into liquid fertiliser for his veggie patch. Gulp! Story, Page 14.
A YEAR out from the next ACT election, Chief Minister Andrew Barr tells reporter DANIELLE NOHRA that Labor may be the underdog, but he's going to be around for the fight and beyond.
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FIFTY-five years ago tomorrow – October 17, 1964 – with the sails of small boats billowing behind him, Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies inaugurated Lake Burley Griffin, a project of enormous controversy as "Yesterdays" columnist NICHOLE OVERALL reports...
"IT'S a sad day when after nearly 60 years on this planet you have to say that you do not want to see the sun come up ever again." Occasional "CityNews" pets columnist HEIKE HAHNER is suddenly homeless and despairing for her future. Her story is on Page 10.
"A PERVERSE outcome of the ACT government’s fixation with high-rise development and its rush to densify Canberra will almost certainly be that the city's ultimate population will be much higher than ever envisaged," writes JON STANHOPE on Page 15.

Digital edition September 26

“IT is apparent that the ACT fuel market is not meeting consumer expectations”. Damn right, says political columnist MICHAEL MOORE in his pasting of a "spineless" Assembly committee's weak response to petrol-price gouging.

Digital edition September 19

THE cover on June 13 featured the grim plight of Leah Yaxley, aged 32 and facing no choice but a double mastectomy. DANIELLE NOHRA caught up with her post-surgery and it's a story to warm your heart.

Digital edition September 12

HERE'S a wonderful young person all Canberra should be proud of. FARZANA CHOUDHURY, the ACT Young Lawyer of the Year, is a credit to our community and a name we reckon you'll be hearing more of.

Digital edition September 5

Radio station 2CC has a new drivetime announcer. Experienced broadcaster Leon Delaney is from the Gold Coast and is all ears to learn about Canberra. He spoke to DANIELLE NOHRA.
If you read one article in this week's edition, make it JON STANHOPE's blistering expose of how the ACT government's unrelenting war on community clubs is purposefully discriminating against men who play in club-supported sport.
THERE’S something about the Federal government’s court case against former ACT attorney-general Bernard Collaery that’s not quite right. And what’s worse is that hardly anyone seems to care, writes ROBERT MACKLIN.
WHEN her blood sugar levels started to rise after taking a new job in Woden last year, business analyst Kate Swan set out to figure out why. She couldn’t believe what she found, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.
THE ACT government has been “highly condemned” in the national Galah Award category for the most expensive and inefficient program in Australia – ie Light Rail Stage 1. JON STANHOPE says just wait for Stage 2!
Columnist PAUL COSTIGAN takes no prisoners in his dismissal of the NCS’s "stupid suggestion” to remove and replace Commonwealth Bridge.
"It seems that ACT Labor has a view on how democracy works that no longer aligns with the view of residents." Another cracking Canberra Matters column from PAUL COSTIGAN.
HEAD of the ANU’s Space Plasma, Power and Propulsion Laboratory Christine Charles reckons the cost of fuel could be among the reasons humans haven’t been back to the moon in 50 years. But she’s working on some alternatives, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.
THIS week's cover subject, Leonard Weiss, was a good sport in providing lots of animated poses for star snapper HOLLY TREADAWAY, whose images were then entrusted to graphic designer KARL SPELLER, who meticulously built the wonderful published montage.
PHOTOGRAPHER HOLLY TREADAWAY said she nearly cried at the beauty of Canberra’s Luminescence Children’s Choir as its young members sang while she photographed them for this week's cover story.
"TO get back to where we should have been with the number of trees, Canberra needs an injection of at least 40,000 trees," but that's not happening, says Canberra Matters columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.

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