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...

When pollies want more crackers

ANYONE who thinks we pay local politicians too little – or too much – is invited to present a submission to the independent ACT...

Brendan laments the payroll tax shambles

SHADOW Treasurer Brendan Smyth is not impressed by recent manoeuvrings over changes to payroll tax. "Even with the government’s announcement on the 24th of June...

So what went wrong for the Northbourne trees?

THE Liberals' Alistair Coe is asking unkind questions about the Government justifications for clear felling the urban forest of Northbourne Avenue to make way...

Barr extends developers’ tax holiday

ANDREW Barr says the ACT Government will stand up for Canberra against Liberal government cuts by adding another two years to a stimulus package...

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

Planning tweaks introduced

MICK Gentleman has introduced an omnibus bill that makes a number of minor changes to Environment and Planning Directorate (EPD) legislation. “The Planning, Building and...

Public asked to pay more to political parties in electoral reforms

SIMON Corbell has tabled two reports into the ACT Electoral Act and introduced legislation making changes to the electoral system. The Attorney-General announced that...

Moore / Government’s outrageous attack on planning

"In an outrageous attack on the Territory’s planning leasehold and economic sustainability, the University of Canberra is being given a free hand by the ACT government to commercialise its land," says political columnist MICHAEL MOORE

Law Reform Advisory Council call for major changes to discrimination law

A REVIEW of discrimination laws in the ACT has recommended fundamental changes to help the community fully understand discriminatory conduct. The review of the Discrimination...
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A tap installed at Floriade merits a joint media release

SHANE Rattenbury and Katy Gallagher have, with a week and a half left to run at the event, announced the installation of a glorified...

Hanson on Barr’s ‘vicious personal attacks’ and ‘perceptions of a smell’

JEREMY Hanson says it is not good enough that Andrew Barr has responded with vicious personal attacks following questions about the mounting perceptions of...

Moore / Time to grasp prison needles

“This is a health and human rights issue rather than a moral issue. The issue is not just one for warders, although they are integrally involved in the well-being of prisoners, it is one for the whole community," says columnist MICHAEL MOORE

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...

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...

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...

Labor promises more money for nurses

ANDREW Barr sayd a re-elected Labor government will attract, retain and support more nurses under a new nursing package. "Healthcare has always been a priority...

The Sex Party rides out for the 2016 ACT Election

THE Australian Sex Party has announced they're setting their sights on the next ACT election with a core team of five. "A five-person founding committee...

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...
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Tony Abbott holds up Capital Metro as a great example to other states

SPEAKING on the Gold Coast Prime Minister Tony Abbott has used the ACT Government's Capital Metro as an example of how things should be...

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