Digital Edition

A weekly archive of Canberra’s favourite glossy magazine

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.
Rock band Foreigner is about to play Canberra. Before then guitarist Mick Jones will be feted with the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Musical Achievement from the ANU, but there's more… on Page 10.

Digital edition 27 September

HERESY ALERT: Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT stares down traditionalists in favour of the modern view of pruning roses whenever you like!

Digital edition 20 September

"WHAT will it take to change the planning regimes before too much damage is done and older suburbs lose their historic character?" wonders Canberra Matters columnist PAUL COSTIGAN

Digital edition 13 September

WE have news of our own new this week with owner and editor IAN MEIKLE welcoming his daughter KATE MEIKLE and her husband JAMES ANDERSON to the business and the board. Story Page 11.

Digital edition 6 September

IS the West Basin to be the Chief Minister's next expensive folly? PAUL COSTIGAN thinks so and many people will be shocked to see what's planned for that corner of Lake Burley Griffin.
As always, lots worth reading: MICHAEL MOORE reckons Zed Seselja and the plotters will be back and PAUL COSTIGAN wonders why the Anglican bishop won't talk to his neighbours.




Beneath the bravado, there’s vulnerability

"If theatre, or all art, is supposed to enable us to experience the incomprehensible inner worlds of other humans, then this show strikes a chord that keeps ringing long after the applause dies down," writes reviewer SIMONE PENKETHMAN.


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