Coe on the chopping block as Labor looks to another decade in charge

A QUESTION mark hangs over the immediate future of Liberal leader Alistair Coe following his party's unexpected poor result in Saturday's ACT election. 

What went wrong for the Libs in the election like no other?

"Alistair Coe prided himself on refusing to use a negative campaign as noted, in his gracious concession speech. Why? Labor was vulnerable on poor performances in education and health and corruption," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.

Decision day and the view is it’s going to be very close

THE final 30,000 votes are to be cast today (October 17) as the ACT's three-week, covid-careful election comes to a close at 6pm.

Coe punching, but the bookies fancy Labor

As the election period winds up, political reporter BELINDA STRAHORN files her final "Trail Mix" column and finds there's still plenty of life in the campaigns... 

The ‘rat’s arse’ campaign grinds to a merciful close

Political reporter BELINDA STRAHORN looks at the election campaign that was… warts, promises and all.

Labor flags as wild cards make a run for the line

"Has the same complacency that has plagued Labor in government followed them into the election campaign? It seems to me that this time around the Labor campaign lacks drive. There is a sense below all the hype that they have almost given up," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE. 

Revealed: the ‘ghastly’ future for West Basin

AN illustration buried more than 50 pages into a 185-page study reveals the extent of the transformation of West Basin proposed by the ACT government, according to a guardian of the lake.

Unsure who to vote for? Not these six Canberrans 

Tipped a close race, the two major parties are pretty much neck-to-neck, but there are still many voters wondering which way they should go. Here, six Canberrans share who they’ll be voting for and why...

It’s that time for dirty tricks and shady tactics 

Shifty moves and politicians getting their sticky hands into your privacy colour this week's "Seven Days" with IAN MEIKLE. 

Labor pasted as corflute terrorists

There are nasty games being played by some involved with the ACT elections with corflutes being attacked and removed, writes columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.

Hospital secrets hidden from election spotlight

"I was surprised that all the information of substance, including the construction timeframes for the major components of the master plan for the 2008 Canberra Hospital campus redevelopment, had been deleted... What it is Andrew and Shane don’t want us to know about?" writes JON STANHOPE.

Belco Party mocks government ban on beer-festival steins

THE ACT government has been urged to reverse a ban on the use of steins at this year's traditional Oktoberfest celebrations at the Harmonie...

Election excitement: Coe appears without a tie!

"Even though I would count myself as someone who watches politics closely, this election has been a hard slog." Nothing to see here, says "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.

Labor’s tourist vouchers raise eyebrows

As we inch closer to the last voting day on October 17, BELINDA STRAHORN reports from the election campaign's front line...

Poverty: scornful Labor and Greens don’t care 

"The breathless re-election housing policies announced by ACT Labor and the Greens will do no more than return the level of public housing in Canberra to that which existed in 2010," writes columnist JON STANHOPE.
Alistair Coe election 2020

Coe offers a ‘fresh vision and a fresh direction’

It's time to make a clean break from a “tired and old” Labor-led government, rife with Budget deficits and infrastructure backlogs, the Liberal leader tells political reporter BELINDA STRAHORN.

Major parties show different sides to development 

Reporter DANIELLE NOHRA lines up the starkly different approaches to development of the two major parties.

Power is in the hands of the voters of Yerrabi

"The most likely outcome across all five electorates is a 12-12 outcome in the 25-member Assembly with the last seat being decided in Yerrabi," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.

Can a ‘Belco Bill’ win upset balance of power?

There are 25 seats up for grabs in the October 17 ACT election and there is one seat in each of the five electorates of five members that will effectively decide the election – the fifth seat. BELINDA STRAHORN has been analysing the fate of each of the "fifth seats". In this final piece, she looks at Ginninderra.

Paths and cycleways promised a $15m boost under Labor

A RE-ELECTED ACT Labor government has committed $15 million to building and maintaining new shared paths, cycleways and upgraded footpaths across Canberra, says leader Andrew Barr. 

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