"I was stunned... the audited statements showed that the ACT’s superannuation liability was $11.776 billion or 51 per cent higher than the amount reported in the 2018-19 Budget," writes columnist JON STANHOPE.
"The minister’s response does not evince any concern about the distressing and disproportionate impact of the government’s effective cut to health services on poorer members of our community," says JON STANHOPE in reaffirming the government's long-term neglect of the ACT health budget.
"It’s time to call out all involved with the mess being made of the Woden Valley Hospital, to ignore their spin and to demand things get fixed. The people of Canberra deserve better," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.
"In an election year it should not be surprising that a government that has been in power for nearly two decades is intent on finding ways to illustrate they care about Canberrans. Delivering on that intent may well be another issue," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.
"An Aboriginal person in the ACT is 18.9 times more likely to go to prison than a non-Aboriginal person. Surely, the minister should have commented on that," writes columnist JON STANHOPE.
"If you are one of the 40 per cent or so of Canberrans who don't have private health insurance and given the government's clear disdain for you and your healthcare needs, do you wonder why you would ever vote for the Labor or Greens parties ever again?" writes JON STANHOPE.
"This minister, who happens to be a local member, has tried to look as if he is doing something. Agreed, he has done something. Just that it is very stupid," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.
"Why does this government spend so reluctantly on community and cultural facilities, green infrastructure, heritage management, park and open-space management and a host of basics?" wonders "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.
“The working poor, pensioners or people in lower-income households have been abandoned by the Labor Party, ignored by the unions and are invisible to the Greens. Ironically, they now have nowhere left to turn but to Alistair Coe – and who could blame them,” writes JON STANHOPE.
"Preventive health planning puts the lie to all politics being simply focused on the next election," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.
"If I was the Corrections Minister, I would sack every single one of the senior officers who thought it appropriate and reasonable to leave me swinging, in blissful ignorance, in the breeze," writes columnist JON STANHOPE.
"Minister Gordon Ramsay says developers who do the right thing have nothing to fear. However, some prominent developers in Canberra would like to have no external checks and balances," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.
"The fevered announcement about the prospect of firearms in the prison diverted attention from the breath-taking incompetence of authorities in not having systems to prevent people casually breaking into the prison. Surely, a head or two should roll," writes columnist JON STANHOPE.
"Inaction has been the hallmark of the ACT government on flammable cladding. They have known about the problem for the best part of a decade," says MICHAEL MOORE.
"Labor will attempt to present a fresh approach to counter the incumbency doldrums of nearly two decades. What are the chances that the next amnesty will be parking fines?" writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.
Utopia lost – after 19 years of Labor, the ACT 'desperately' needs change of government, says Liberal Opposition Leader Alistair Coe.
"If young people wish to take part in our democracy, the Greens think they should have that option. That’s why we’re advocating for young Canberrans aged 16 and 17 to be given a chance to vote," writes MLA CAROLINE LE COUTEUR
"Chief Minister Andrew Barr and his neo-liberal Labor and Greens colleagues have, in real terms, pumped huge amounts of money out of acute health care since 2012," writes columnist JON STANHOPE.
Almost two decades of a Labor government in Canberra has done little for the confidence of the party, with Chief Minister Andrew Barr saying they’ll be the “underdogs” coming into next year’s election, writes DANIELLE NOHRA.
Shafting people who live in the national capital region simply makes Canberrans bad neighbours, says political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.