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Fitzharris floats closing Hibberson Street to cars

MEEGAN Fitzharris is proposing closing Hibberson Street in Gungahlin to cars in order to create a more pedestrian-friendly environment in the town centre. “As a...

Budget cushions the hard times ahead

What? No austerity! MICHAEL MOORE says Barr’s Budget has the right fundamentals without the slash, cut and burn of other governments. The priority is not surplus, but the ‘AAA stable’ rating. Photo by Brent McDonald

Saturday’s byelection is vital for Albanese’s leadership

Saturday is crucial for Albanese but July 23 is more important for Morrison, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Segway use in Canberra up for discussion

SHANE Rattenbury, has encouraged the community to share their thoughts on the future use of Segways in Canberra. Shane has released the Segway Review Discussion...
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Community anger kills off Lyneham Oval redevelopment

SHANE Rattenbury has announced the ACT Government will not endorse a revised proposal from the Brindabella Christian College (BCC) to build a Sports Pavilion...

Greenway fire station to become an ambulance station

JOY Burch says $1.253 million will be allocated by the ACT Government in 2015-16 to fund major conversion works to the old fire station...

Deepak turns right and calls for a ministerial voice

From washing cars to a seat in the Legislative Assembly, Deepak-Raj Gupta is not a man easily distracted from his ambitions. DANIELLE NOHRA talks to the impending new member for Yerrabi… 

Now the senators are taking on John Setka

Rogue construction union boss John Setka is already in fights with the Labor party and the ACTU leadership. Now he faces a battle with parliament, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Planning change is going to come… it is, isn’t it?

"If the ACT Greens are to build that better normal, then the Planning Directorate will have to be forced to change and to do something about addressing the long list of heritage and the environment issues that matter to Canberrans," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.

‘Hopeless’ government just got worse

"The strength that Meegan Fitzharris brought to the role was being prepared to stand up to her bureaucracy – a skill greatly lacking amongst current ACT ministers," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.

Morrison’s focused on getting Australians back to work

Prime Minister Scott Morrison turns his focus to a new curve, one focused on getting a million Australians back to work. Political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN has the story. 

Toilet block saves Chisholm from fast food chain

A toilet block is, for the meantime, preventing plans for a McDonald's restaurant to be built at the Chisholm Village Shopping Centre. 

Moore / ‘Strongmen’ threaten democracy

“It is not all gloom and doom. In the ACT, Opposition Leader Alistair Coe came out strongly supporting the Chief Minister in the establishment of the Integrity Commission.

Grattan / Why we need a taxation green paper

LAST year Joe Hockey was quite clear: he issued a discussion paper about the Australian tax system, and promised a green paper on options...
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ANU to power jets and missiles with gum trees

ANU Scientists are a step closer to using Australia’s iconic gum trees to develop low-carbon renewable jet and missile fuel. Dr Carsten Kulheim, a lead...

Hanson calls for Mr Fluffy Board of Inquiry

JEREMY Hanson is calling for a Board of Inquiry into the Mr Fluffy fiasco after work on a long term solution is complete. "The Mr...

Labor’s “dark vision” would bring $164 billion tax hit over decade: Morrison

LABOR’s “dark vision” that valued “envy and populism” over growth would suffocate Australia’s economy, Treasurer Scott Morrison has said, claiming an ALP government would...

Hanson hits back at light rail spinners

HERE in the "CityNews" newsroom we've long made merry with the inane tweeting of the Capital Metro spin doctors trying to convince their paltry...
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Big turnout for the CPSU’s public service stop work meeting

THE Community and Public Sector Union’s campaign to protect the rights, conditions and pay of thousands of public sector workers reached Canberra today with...

Grattan / Shorten wants to legislate on Hayne recommendations

AS Labor seeks to get maximum political mileage from the banking royal commission report, Bill Shorten on Tuesday (February 5) asked Scott Morrison for...





Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoonist PAUL DORIN reports from the Pearly Gates...

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin


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