Time to care for neglected Commonwealth Park

"Wander through Commonwealth Park and you will see the grass is mown and there are a few works underway here and there, but there's so much not being done, so much neglect," bemoans "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN. 

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?

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. 

Barr outlines climate action plan for Canberra households

Canberra households are set to be running on renewable energy by 2025. 

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

So much greed, our continent has had enough

"What of the animal terrorists we’ve imported, bred in their millions and set loose upon the native wildlife? What of the feral cats, foxes, cane toads, wild pigs, donkeys, horses and camels that ravage the land and its unique and fascinating inhabitants?" writes "The Gadfly columnist ROBERT MACKLIN.

Veggies keep kids in the zone

KIDS are more likely to eat vegetables if they’re involved in planting, growing, harvesting and cooking them, says Molly Henson. The environmental science teacher at...

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.

‘Vandalism’ – Memorial declares war on its trees

"When Canberra city needs every piece of biodiversity and green infrastructure to deal with the coming climate crisis, how on earth did anyone at the War Memorial think it was okay to let the bulldozers loose on so many trees. In the end this could be 100 or more trees that will go," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN. 

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...

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

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

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.

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...

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.  

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. 

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

More shameless spin hides the wasteful West Basin plan

"The West Basin makeover by the ACT government is a huge national insult being carried out in the name of urban design," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN

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.

How politicians have deserted climate change

"In the most critical threat we have ever confronted – climate change – our federal politicians have thrown down their weapons and run from the battlefield," writes "The Gadfly" columnist ROBERT MACKLIN.

‘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.

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