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...

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

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.  

Volunteers feel duped by land ‘greed’

LANDCARE volunteers from the Watson Community Association have worked hard to restore the natural balance in Justice Robert Hope Park since it was set...

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...
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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...

Women challenge climate-change malaise

"Since the last Federal election Steggall and Haines have been getting calls from other electorates around Australia asking for advice on how they started their community movement," writes columnist ROBERT MACKLIN.

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. 

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...

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. 

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...

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

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

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. 

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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