PARTIES have begun to roll out their pre-election sweeteners in the countdown to October’s territory election, writes political reporter BELINDA STRAHORN. Her TRAIL MIX column will keep you up to date with all the political tidbits in the race to rule the territory.
"I cannot recall the ACT government consulting the Hughes community, of its intention to convert urban open space, in a prominent, elevated position in Hughes, into a housing estate for foreign missions as the price for reclaiming two acres of lake bottom," writes columnist JON STANHOPE.
"What will it take for Andrew Barr to realise how easy it is to work with residents and through that partnership, have a city that all of us could be proud of?" muses "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.
"It remains a mystery just how easy it's been for the ACT government and the NCA to deny the facts, the science, the heritage and the potential of West Basin in favour of seeing this foreshore parkland concreted over for apartments," writes PAUL COSTIGAN.
Scott Morrison says of the war against COVID-19: “On some days the virus wins. On other days we beat it.” This week, the virus was counting its victories most days, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.
To reduce FOMU during this ACT election campaign (fear of missing updates), our new column TRAIL MIX by "CityNews" political reporter BELINDA STRAHORN will keep you up to date with all the political tidbits in the race to rule the territory.
This year’s ACT election won’t look like any other. Parties have a big task ahead persuading undecided voters they have what it takes to lead through a changed environment. Indeed, heading to the ballot box may look entirely different too, says "CityNews" political reporter BELINDA STRAHORN.
"Water’s-edge projects, such as that proposed for West Basin, will destroy the current habitat, remove access for ordinary Canberrans and concentrate the benefits in the hands of a few. UnAustralian!" writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.
"The backlog in elective surgery has very little to do with the COVID-19 pandemic and almost everything to do with savage cuts to the ACT health budget by the ALP and the Greens over the last six years," writes columnist JON STANHOPE.
Budget deficit to hit $184.5 billion this financial year, unemployment to peak at 9.25 per cent in December, according to the government's economic statement. Political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN has the story...