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Whatever happened to radio star Scott Masters? ROD HENSHAW meets a man who found a gift in adversity and is using his skills to help families affected by cancer.
"FOR the first time, it appears there's a real opportunity for a prominent centrist independent in the ACT to have a chance at ousting Liberal senator Zed Seselja." That's MICHAEL MOORE'S view and you read it here first.
"IT'S annoying to constantly experience the culture within this ACT government that delivers a daily onslaught of spin… Don’t they realise how hollow they sound?" Columnist PAUL COSTIGAN maintains the rage on Page 10.

Digital edition February 28

PAUL COSTIGAN has some trees that need saving, JON STANHOPE says our prison is one of the most violent in Australia and, 30 years on, MICHAEL MOORE remembers the early days of self-government.

Digital edition February 21

An edition of unexpectedness: reviewer WENDY JOHNSON breakfasts at a new restaurant with odd opening hours – 9pm to 9am. And KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK visits an open garden in Fadden where even weeds are tolerated!

Digital edition February 14

"The ACT government inherited a fabulous urban forest. Our beloved trees are now being slowly and randomly squandered away. This is a national crime." PAUL COSTIGAN is pulling no punches on Page 9.
AN edition of wonder: PAUL COSTIGAN wonders how the planning minister keeps his job, ROBERT MACKLIN wonders what the bloody hell the PM's thinking and KATE MEIKLE wonders where her "boss baby" came from.
The death toll of trees being planted along the new tramway is rising, which is no surprise to horticulturist CEDRIC BRYANT, who says high summer isn't the time to be planting them.
THIS week, meet the astonishing Canberra karate champion Reece Cummings. The equally astonishing cover photo of him is by HOLLY TREADAWAY.

Digital edition 20 December

“MEN are uniquely unsuited to the business of politics. It should an occupation reserved for women.” Crazy or courageous? ROBERT MACKLIN makes his argument in our final, fabulous edition for the year.

Digital edition 13 December

IAN MEIKLE, editor, here: I wanted to put a special word in for this cracking Christmas edition, brimming with great reading and a big burst of PAUL DORIN's lovely Santa cartoons. I can't resist them!
"If the Labor Party was serious about reducing gambling harm from poker machines it wouldn’t own and operate 489 of them." JON STANHOPE sees hypocrisy in Labor's stance on 'gambling harm'.

Digital edition 29 November

"Minister Rattenbury should explain why his government apparently breached the FOI Act, on two separate occasions, by failing to release the decision of Fair Work Australia to me." JON STANHOPE has a question for Shane.

Digital edition 22 November

SAD tidings we bring… after raising nearly $1.5 million over 44 years, the Canberra Combined Charities Christmas Card Shop won't be opening this year. KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK finds out why.

Digital edition 15 November

"What must the Sydney based and essentially nameless and faceless members of the Suburban Land Agency board think of their first year's effort?" JON STANHOPE doesn't spare them on Page 3.
Downer is the next inner-north suburb to be subjected to the reign of development terror from our planning authorities as they allow the developers free rein," writes PAUL COSTIGAN.
"I’m even more opinionated than I used to be, if that's conceivable, because in my 60s I really don’t care what anybody thinks". Irascible as ever, JOHN SCHUMANN calls out ageism in rock 'n' roll.
“DIWALI is like Christmas. We exchange gifts and sweets, it’s an exciting family time,” says Deepak-Raj Gupta, president of the Canberra India Council. KATE MEIKLE explains all things Diwali on Page 18.
"I PARKED in front of the Coombs Community Local Shopping Centre and wondered how such a stupid thing has been allowed to happen." More despair from Canberra Matters columnist PAUL COSTIGAN
Experienced car dealer DAVID ROLFE reckons his company's rates in Phillip will have jumped 100 per cent in three years – a grinding rise that seriously threatens the Melrose Drive motor trade.




Canberra musicians at home in highland festival

A boutique music festival amid the autumn leaves of the Southern Highlands is coming up in historic St Jude’s Church, Bowral, and Canberra artists have a strong presence, writes HELEN MUSA.


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