"The Planning Directorate’s ad hoc approach to planning is delivering a degradation of the suburbs rather than enhancement through good design and green infrastructure improvements," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.
Scott Morrison was clearly beyond irritated on Sunday when premiers Gladys Berejiklian and Daniel Andrews flagged shutdowns and indicated they disagreed with his insistence on the need for children to be kept in school, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.
"Australia’s border control for this virus has been a joke. The cruise ships that landed in Sydney allowing thousands of potentially exposed people to pour into that city is just one example," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.
The package of cash and credit to prop up businesses, protect jobs where possible and assist those whose jobs can’t be saved as well as welfare recipients and low income earners, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.
Morrison has stressed Australia is not in shut down. Not officially. But out of a combination of alarm, caution and government measures to contain the virus’s spread, many activities have shut down and more do so every day, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.
This isn’t just a fast-moving situation, but one in which even experts have differing takes, and politicians struggle with responses, even as they follow the medical recommendations, write political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.
"Having intelligent and fact-based aspirations for your suburban area has become a qualification to be ignored by the Labor/Greens cabal of Ministers for Planning, Heritage, Environment and Urban Development as well as their remote Planning Directorate," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.
"Land prices for detached housing have exploded beyond the capacity of almost half the residents of the ACT to pay. You know who I mean, the people for whom the Labor Party came into being to represent, support and defend," writes JON STANHOPE.
After the NRL made the decision to suspend the competition yesterday (March 23), the Canberra Raiders say they support the decision and will do what they can to be ready for when the competition resumes.