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Rattenbury wrong, says Zed

Last week, the Greens’ Shane Rattenbury explained why he supported civil disobedience in the wake of the protest destruction of a CSIRO genetically modified...

The blight of school fences

Fences around schools are an ugly blight on the urban landscape, says MICHAEL MOORE PETER Harrison must be rolling in his grave. The proliferation of...

Census beyond the Jedi

MICHAEL MOORE looks at the political consequences of religion in the forthcoming census CENSUS 2001 and 2006 saw many people claiming that their religion was...

Why I support illegal protest

Last week, political commentator Michael Moore criticised the ACT Greens for not taking a stand against the behaviour of Greenpeace protesters who destroyed CSIRO...

Anger at ‘speed cushions’

THEIR purpose is to calm traffic, but the series of new “speed cushions” on 60kph Flinders Way near Manuka seem to do anything but...

Free signs, a gift from Govt

With Canberra so besotted by “user pays”, FREYLA FERGUSON reveals a world of free advertising that basks in a rare burst of bureaucratic benevolence IN...

Broadband within reach

GUNGAHLIN’s national broadband network roll-out will begin in October with services expected to begin 12 months after. Around 3,000 first release sites in Gungahlin will...

Moore report made easy

THE Moore report, released yesterday, has been received with mixed responses. The report which looked at the implementation of a needle and syringe program at...

Report okays needle program

CHIEF Minister Katy Gallagher hopes to make a decision on the proposed needle and syringe program at Alexander Maconochie Centre by the end of...

Greens thumb nose at the law

The Greens, entrusted with the balance of power by the Canberra community to make laws, are not in a position to condone any form...

Get politics out of planning

If the Government wants to influence the ACT Planning and Land Authority, it should be done in an open way on the floor of...

Planning: Barr was warned

FORMER Planning Minister Andrew Barr was  warned by his chief planner of widespread interference in the planning process which potentially compromised development assessment but...

Green future for cars

THE future is looking greener for Canberra drivers. Today, the ACT Electric Vehicle Council revealed their latest promotional addition – a Mitsubishi i-MiEV....

Dunne damns Rattenbury

SHADOW attorney general Vicki Dunne says Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury has confirmed his party’s status as environmental extremists by condoning  this morning's...

New jobs from the block

THE construction of the proposed $432m ACT Government office block will help around 200 young Canberrans complete their skills training says a...

Greens lose advantage

THE proposed electoral redistribution should make the ACT Greens stop and think about their policies, says political commentator MICHAEL MOORE OVER the last five...

Chief hints at new minister

KATY Gallagher has hinted that the Cabinet vacancy caused by Jon Stanhope’s resignation two months ago might go to rookie backbencher Chris...

Libs slam ‘hollow’ plan

DEPUTY opposition leader Brendan Smyth has described the latest ACT Government's  infrastructure plan as a hollow document if the Government doesn’t deliver...

Carbon cat ‘out of bag’

SENATOR Gary Humphries claims Chief Minister Katy Gallagher let the cat out of the bag when she said on radio this morning...
The proposed Majura Parkway.

Green light for parkway

THE Majura Parkway project will receive $144 million in Federal funding, with construction beginning next year.   Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese announced...




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HELEN MUSA’s weekly arts column features opening concerts, events and shows in Canberra


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