Nation’s capital city or a big suburb?

Urban Planner Greg Mews writes:

Last weekend I returned from my holiday break and caught myself staring at a lonely but nicely spray painted graffiti on the walkway that left me thinking all the way home. How would I define the place I live in to my friends from overseas?

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

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.

‘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.

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. 

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