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.

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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...

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.

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...

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

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

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. 

‘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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

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

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?

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...

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...

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