Katy, may rubbish be thy name!

THE day Katy Gallagher became Chief Minister my stove top exploded. Now, I’m not suggesting one caused the other, but there’s definitely a connection. At...

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...

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...

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...

Queanbeyan: After the floods

Queanbeyan Mayor Tim Overall writes:

Queanbeyan’s floods in December were damaging, but when you compare that to the complete devastation and loss of life seen in Queensland you can say that our city was somewhat fortunate.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...
floriade bubblers

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...

Greg Mews: peak oil and happiness

Urban planner Greg Mews writes:

Remember back in the days when children used to play in the streets? These streets were perceived as safe.

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...

Canberra’s waste dilemma

Following the failure of “Zero Waste 2010”, the Legislative Assembly now sits on a philosophical garbage dilemma with paths leading in two directions: One towards the use of waste for energy and the other towards compost.

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?

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...

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

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...

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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