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Greens accuse Libs of misleading figures

THE ACT Greens have called on the Liberal Party to stop misleading the public about the costs of the Government's household solar scheme. ACT Liberals...

Grattan / Morrison fights political fire with leaky buckets

AT the unveiling of her official portrait on Wednesday, Julia Gillard said she’d wanted it to reflect that “I was different to every other...

ACT QT: No disrespect to old skateboarders

The second #ACTQT for this sitting week was downright dull compared to the usual fruit throwing, insult hurling monkey business Canberra's finest politicians tend offer from 2pm at the Assembly.

Committee says no to Shane’s medical marijuana

THE Standing Committee on Health, Ageing, Community and Social Services has tabled its report on the Inquiry into the Exposure Draft of the Drugs...

The Tram eats Canberra as TCCS eclipses TAMS

MEEGAN Fitzharris says today marks the start of a new era of integrated transport and high quality local services for Canberrans as a new...

Canberra schools shining again in My School update

CANBERRA students continue to be among the highest performing in the country, as shown in the latest My School 2015 website update says Joy...
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Shane wants your ideas for better bike racks

SHANE Rattenbury has launched a competition calling on local artists to design bike racks that not only serve the purpose of bike parking but...

New Budget, new Treasurer

A NEW financial year and a new treasurer: today marks the first day of the ACT Government 2011-2012 Budget under the reigns...

Barr promises an urban renewal authority

ANDREW Barr says a re-elected ACT Labor Government will establish a new urban renewal authority to take responsibility for projects like the City to...

Animal Justice Party makes the cut for the ACT election

ACT Electoral Commissioner Phillip Green says the Animal Justice Party has officially been entered on the register of political parties in the ACT and...

Public Service cuts back on the Abbott Government agenda

FINANCE Minister Matthias Cormann has announced a fifth round of the Smaller Government Reform agenda, better known to Canberrans as public service job cuts. Attorney-General's...

The promise of a better place

After its first week of sitting, the eighth ACT Assembly is shaping up to be innovative and interesting, says political columnist MICHAEL MOORE

Shock Rudd plan to run for the Senate

GREG Rudd, the former Prime Minister Kevin’s elder brother, has announced  that in the next Federal election he’s running for the Senate in Queensland as...

Stanhope / Strategy signals end of hope for young families

"The strategy ignores almost everything that the community has told the government about its housing choices and will in fact deliver the exact opposite of what the community asked for.

Monday may be hard, but chances are your parking is better than these people’s

READERS kindly continue to send in pictures of poor parking seen around Canberra. First fish in the barrel is this effort seen by Steve: The owner...

Opinion: How Rudd can keep Labor in The Lodge

Kevin Rudd’s biographer ROBERT MACKLIN offers the returning Prime Minister three steps to staying in The Lodge

Nightrider to drop you somewhere near your door

SHANE Rattenbury has climbed onto a Nightrider bus this morning to launch the returning summer service of night buses dropping drunks home without troubling...

Barr votes against gays, say Greens

Shortly after ACT Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr urged his comrades at the Labor Party's national conference to end gay-marriage discrimination, he and the...

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg tested for COVID-19

Frydenberg is being tested for COVID-19 and staying in isolation after having a major coughing fit in the House of Representatives while delivering his statement on the impact of the coronavirus on the economy, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Liberals say blame Barr for your rate rises

BRENDAN Smyth says rates are tripling under Andrew Barr and his relentless push to squeeze Canberrans with cost of living pressures is a major...

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