How the government keeps failing Canberra

"Canberra is destined to be dominated by masses of boring metal and glass towers, there will be fewer trees, less biodiversity, little of cultural and heritage interest and it will be a city not designed to deal with climate change," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN. 

On climate disruption, the truth matters

"They say the first casualty of war is truth. Tragically, in the face of climate disruption, truth has long been a casualty," writes TIM HOLLO. 

‘Borrow a bag’ to help reduce waste

ACT Greens MLA Caroline Le Couteur is calling for local supermarkets and shopping centres to start up 'borrow a bag' stations.

The seesaw world of deciding fate of trees

"For the sake of credibility, residents need to believe that decisions around trees are based on the reality of the circumstances not on what seems to be a fundamentalist view that all trees must stay," writes Canberra Matters columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.

Moore / Rubbish responses to recycling crisis

"We have a government hell bent on leaving decisions to the private sector. Thanks to such ideology Australia has allowed China to take the high moral ground," writes MICHAEL MOORE

Government wants you to dob in the carp. You could win a t-shirt!

SIMON Corbell is urging the community to report carp sightings as part of the Waterwatch 2016 Carp Love 20C campaign. Simon said carp was a...

Simon signs us up to international climate change agreements

SIMON Corbell says the ACT Government is signing up to two important international agreements on climate change. The ACT Government has signed up to the...

Corroboree frogs on the comeback trail

SIMON Corbell says recent surveys showing some corroboree frogs released in 2011 have survived and have begun their breeding calls is heartening. “These results...

Youth Climate Coalition targets Canberra’s banks with graffiti

CIVIC's pavements were unusually colourful this morning after Canberra's Youth Climate Coalition set about with chalk and stencils to draw a line between climate...

Recycling bin dumpers will need to worry about more CCTV now

SHANE Rattenbury says the ACT Government is stepping up monitoring at recycling drop-off centres around the ACT in a bid to reduce costly illegal...

Distant wind farms to power a third of Canberra

SIMON Corbell says the ACT’s first wind energy reverse auction has resulted in a $50million direct investment into the local economy and broader economic...

Greens call for long term rooftop solar feed-in pricing

SHANE Rattenbury has renewed calls for a guaranteed, fair price for rooftop solar in the ACT in the wake of the collapse of another...

ACT Government arming a robot with poison

Ranger in Charge, Murrumbidgee, National Parks and Catchments, Shelly Swain, says a remote controlled helicopter drone will be used in the fight blackberry in...
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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...

Zed wants to know where your $140 is

LIBERAL Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja is asking when the ACT Government will pass on carbon tax repeal savings to Canberra's rate-payers. "Following...

Conservation Council savages the Labor/Green ACT Government

THE ACT's Conservation Council says legislation passed today by the ALP-Green ACT Government will lead to a net-loss of biodiversity. "The biodiversity offsets legislation passed...

Our Simon an influential leader of Global Green Growth

SIMON Corbell has let us know that he has been invited by the Danish Prime Minister, Ms Helle Thorning-Schmidt, to attend the Global Green...

Zed’s dream of Greater Tuggeranong marches on

LIBERAL Senator Zed Seselja has let it be known that his plan of concreting down to and over the Murrumbidgee has been referred to...

Volunteers feel duped by land ‘greed’

LANDCARE volunteers from the Watson Community Association have worked hard to restore the natural balance in Justice Robert Hope Park since it was set...

Plugging into a green future

  ENERGY provider ActewAGL has signed an agreement to supply Better Place’s electric-car charging network in Canberra. The $60 million, 10-year deal is the largest renewable...

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