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Don't blame protesters


Why is it that every time some hoon or nutcase does something stupid and anti-social near a Canberra reserve some idiot blames the kangaroo protesters themselves?

Let's dig deep for public schools

Students and parents at Denistone East Public School. School spent its BER funding and fundraising money on a new ...

Six-year old Josie (not her real name) was enrolled in a prestigious private elementary school and progressing well, so well that her reading was well above average. Her parents asked the principal if she could be moved up a class or have her classes more personally tailored.

Rent-seekers and Canberra town planning


In the small and interconnected world that is Canberra town planning and development, nothing is as straightforward as it seems – not the government's adherence to rigorous design principles and certainly not its commitment to administrative propriety, planning integrity, and process.

The negative gearing caper


In today's society there are people prepared to spend millions of dollars to explain the way that negative and gearing can be combined to create what is known as an innovation.


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