"It's hard to be serious about the ACT elections having suffered through the last week or so of spin and over-the top, last-minute promises," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN. "They do not inspire. They say nothing to excite."
The ACT Greens have made an election promise to commit $50 million into a "Just Transition Fund", which will help low-income households, renters, vulnerable groups and businesses be more energy-efficient.
"That the people who suffer most from this heartless monopoly release of land are from the working class or households with annual gross incomes of under around $110,000 shames the ACT Labor Party," writes columnist JON STANHOPE.
There are 25 seats up for grabs in the October 17 ACT election and there is one seat in each of the five electorates of five members that will effectively decide the election – the fifth seat. This week we look at Murrumbidgee.
"A city of towers with less community and cultural facilities and diminishing greenery is not what people had expected to be the outcome of having the ACT Greens as part of government," writes"Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.
AS they did in Tuggeranong last weekend, the Canberra Liberals have today (September 20) announced plans to build a new, $12.7 million indoor multipurpose sports complex if they win the ACT election next month.