Money should be used to communicate, not pocketed in salary, says Labor secretary.
Kirsten Lawson is the Chief Assembly reporter at The Canberra Times
Aboriginal group blasts indigenous contracts going to mainstream organisations.
A plan to burn rubbish for power in a plant in Canberra's east will create a "feed the furnace" mentality, ACT Conservation Council executive director Larry O'Loughlin says.
Threatened species will be impacted, but offsets are planned to compensate.
Fyshwick plant would take 90 per cent of the Mugga Lane rubbish.
Deal passed to deputy chief minister Simon Corbell for approval to remove any doubt.
Law Socety says hearings should be private other than in exceptional cases; others disgaree.
Complicated circumstances justified an exception to dual occupancy policy for one Fluffy block, taskforce concedes.
'Brought a forthright way of speaking and a wonderful humanity.'
'I don't blame clubs, it was my decision as an adult to play the poker machines.'