Canberra’s politicians get a pay rise amid entitlement changes

THE ACT Remuneration Tribunal has determined that the denizens of the Legislative Assembly are in need of a pay rise. The tribunal considered the Wage...

Team Zed’s got the message

Zed says you asked for it and the Liberals say they’ve ‘absolutely’ got it: A strong, hard-working, unified team. As they turn into the...

Meegan will run

WITH Katy Gallagher leaving the Legislative Assembly the next cab off the electoral rank is widely tipped to be proud Gungahlinite Meegan Fitzharris (subject...

No need to panic about Tiddles yet

SOME in the media this week have been talking as if mandatory universal cat containment was an impending new reality. We can thankfully report...

Money flows in for the Parties

ELECTIONS ACT has released the political party's annual returns. Labor is out in front with $289,088 in gifts and $305,466 in other receipts for a...

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.

ACCC greenlights sale. “ACTTAB has not been a vigorous competitor”

THE Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has given the go ahead to Tabcorp buying the ACT's legacy betting agency ACTTAB. The ACCC’s public review focused...

Simon says… Goodbye

SIMON Corbell is the Attorney-General, and Minister for Health, the Environment and Capital Metro. He has announced today that he will not seek re-election at...

The Meegan Fitzharris inaugural address, in full

YESTERDAY Labor's Meegan Fitzharris took her place in the Legislative Assembly filling Katy Gallagher's casual vacancy. Below is the text of her maiden speech. Thank you...

New electoral boundaries unveiled

THE ACT Redistribution Committee has announced its proposed redistribution of the ACT into 5 electorates. “The Committee has proposed that the ACT be divided into...

Liberals promise to roll back paid parking

JEREMY Hanson says the Canberra Liberals will make parking fairer across the ACT by removing the late night and weekend extensions to paid parking...

Liberals extol the virtues of their Barton Highway flyover plan

ALISTAIR Coe says revelations that the Barton Highway/William Slim/Gundaroo Drive Roundabout remains the worst intersection for crashes in the ACT again highlights the need...

Pay rise for our politicians

THE ACT Remuneration Tribunal has released determinations covering: Members of the ACT Legislative Assembly; Head of Service, Directors-General and other ACT Public Service (ACTPS)...

Why won’t Treasury listen?

THE Budget’s estimated operating loss for 2012-13 is almost $400 million. To make it worse, the ACT Government expects to make operating losses for...

Moore / Is it time for ‘Donald’ Barr to go?

WHAT was in the Chief Minister’s mind when he launched a Trumpesque and unfettered attack on the local media? Or what wasn’t in his...

Labor and Liberal combine to increase the size of the Assembly

SIMON Corbell is celebrating the success in the major parties on agreeing to a new electoral system for the ACT with five electorates returning...

Greens promise traffic management plans for schools

SHANE Rattenbury has announced a $20 million initiative to work with every school community in Canberra to develop their own school safety traffic management...

Power shock: carbon tax cruels winter bills

ACT households will cop a whopping 17 per cent increase in electricity bills from July 1 as recommended by the Independent Competition and Regulatory...

Putting skippy on the pill

SIMON Corbell and Shane Rattenbury have announced funding for a research trial into the use of a fertility control vaccine as a potential non-lethal...

Moore / Needles still hard for Labor

“It is entirely inappropriate that the prison officers should be the ones making decisions about the spread of disease,” writes MICHAEL MOORE




Friends grow life skills in Dili’s Canberra garden 

A permaculture garden has been established at a school in Dili, with support from fundraising by the Canberra Friends of Dili group and an ACT government grant. 

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