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...

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...

Blah-blah blueprint for the arts

ARTS Minister Joy Burch today launched the ACT Arts Policy Framework that, she says, will guide the Government's arts policies for the next few years by providing a "renewed focus" for Government support for the arts in coming years, including strengthening whole-of-Government strategies to promote the local arts sector. However arts editor HELEN MUSA finds herself underwhelmed by the ACT Government’s new blah-blah blueprint for the future of local arts...

Liberals promise to duplicate William Slim Drive

ALISTAIR Coe says a Canberra Liberals Government will duplicate William Slim Drive from Ginninderra Drive all the way to the Barton Highway. “The Canberra Liberals...

Greens flag parkway toll

A TOLL may be the only way the ACT Government can afford to fund the proposed Majura Parkway, according to Infrastructure Australia’s...

Brendan rails against the LVC

THE Liberals' Brendan Smyth has taken umbrage with the idea that developers making huge windfalls from rezoning should pay something back to the community. “As...

Shane rails against a 5×5 assembly

THE Green Shane Rattenbury is putting up a last ditch solo fight against switching the Legislative Assembly to a five seats in five electorates...

Big changes coming at Canberra Hospital following clinical review

SIMON Corbell has released a review into the clinical training culture at Canberra Hospital, accepted all of its recommendations and announced the establishment of...

Waggers’ rights debated

OPPOSITION Leader Zed Seselja will today seek to amend the Discrimination Act to allow businesses that choose not to serve wagging students to do so without...

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