Call to arms to fight Fyshwick waste centre

"The community council in partnership with the Fyshwick Traders are pointing out the obvious, that there is the potential for an increase in damaging air quality and noise," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN. 

How hard does voting for greenery have to be? 

"Canberra’s old and new suburbs have dead and dying trees and shrubbery. Along with new plantings, a future government must commit to immediately replacing the many sick and dead street trees," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.  

Suddenly green’s the new black for poll hopefuls 

"The ACT Greens turned brown ages ago (mix green with Labor red). They have shared government for almost a decade and are part of the problem," writes "Canberra matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.

Climate emergency, naw just business as usual

"If they actually believed in a climate emergency, then this government needs to stop issuing documents, stop having meetings and cease the misleading spin. The urgent and overdue action is planting an enormous number of trees immediately," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoonist PAUL DORIN gets into the climate of changes in Canberra.

How Morrison can shift the Coalition on climate change

Bushfires won’t change climate policy overnight. But Prime Minister Scott Morrison can shift the Coalition without losing face, says CHRIS WALLACE

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...

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