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7:19 PM How unseemly is this competition between town centres for the limited supply of public servants?
The Canberra Times 6:32 PM The Barr Government's "go along with you, but only so far" approach to how much of the Bauhaus-inspired housing on Northbourne Avenue should be preserved always meant there was a high probability of ministerial call-in powers being exercised.
Michael Brand 6:07 PM The Sydney Modern Project is a significant infrastructure project that provides an opportunity for the cultural transformation of this city and it should rightly be the subject of community discussion.
Tracy Howe 5:54 PM We should not expect women to pack up and leave instead of the perpetrators of the violence against them.
Gino Vumbaca 5:46 PM Our current drug laws largely penalise the young and poor, not the drug kingpins you'd expect.
Elizabeth Farrelly 5:43 PM It is such a relief to have a leader who uses intelligence to connect with the rest of us.
Andrew P Street 5:13 PM And South Australia decides to go it alone (on renewable energy). Your news of the day, reduced to a snarky rant.
Steven Ciobo 4:00 PM Just a few hours from our doorstep women in the Pacific face some of the highest levels of violence in the world. About 60 per cent of women in the Pacific have experienced violence by an intimate partner or family member.
Karen Charlton and Katherine Kent 9:26 AM Quitting smoking, cutting down on saturated fat and being physically active are also crucial for keeping ageing brains healthy
Stephanie Bull 12:00 AM Qantas pilots strike, Greece to ban beatniks, 'Curiouser and curiouser' - on this day in 1966.
John Ruddick 9:30 PM As a North Sydney resident who belonged to the Liberal Party for 20 years and who wants Malcolm Turnbull to succeed, I will be placing the Liberal Party candidate Trent Zimmerman last in the North Sydney byelection next weekend.
Lisa Singh 9:29 PM Millions of people will be driven from their homes by climate change over the next few decades. How can we help?
Ann O'Neill 9:28 PM When Ann O'Neill woke up in hospital after her estranged husband had shot her and killed their two children, she wasn't prepared for the public response.
The Canberra Times Malcolm Turnbull's refusal to play to type, reflected in his initial comments to the November 13-14 Paris attacks and again on Tuesday when he delivered his national security statement to Parliament marks a welcome return to a more measured counter-terrorism approach.
Andrew Wilson 11:45 PM The ACT Government's recent release of their Draft Territory Plan for Mr Fluffy sites shows a distinct lack of innovation and commitment to a sustainable future for Canberra.
Lesley Russell 11:45 PM Consumers must be provided with comprehensive information about their healthcare choices and be made aware of options.
Paul Fletcher Emissions from cars and trucks have a big impact on our environment – about 10 per cent of Australia's total greenhouse gas emissions came from cars and light trucks in 2013.
Andrew P Street And the new PM shows what it's like when you treat the job as though it's not just a stupid point-scoring exercise. Your news of the day, reduced to a snarky rant.
Letters to the Editor
Once again, the naysayers are out and about in relation to the long-term future of the Federal Golf Club.
Jack Wilkie-Jans Instead of one man, let the diverse peoples of Cape York steer and implement their future.
Graham Dwyer Allowing communities to develop in areas vulnerable to bushfire is irresponsible and dangerous.
Sarah Gill 12:00 AM Our eagerness to cling to a simplistic narrative reflects our inability to deal with complexity in the terrorism debate and to confront our own prejudice.
H. Gilbert Welch Why "wait and see" is sometimes the best thing you can do when you're diagnosed with cancer.
Amin Saikal 12:00 AM Rolling back the Islamic State is not enough to secure stability in the region.
Andrew P Street And which disgruntled backbencher is undermining the government today? Your news of the day, reduced to a snarky rant.
Phil Cleary Phil Cleary is a long-time activist in the campaign to stop violence against women; his sister was killed by her former partner in 1987.
The Canberra Times Governments have not retreated from their oversight obligations so much as failed to keep pace with design and materials change and the swing to large-scale apartment construction.
Ban Ki-moon 12:00 AM A global response to climate change is urgent. Now is the time for common sense, compromise and consensus.
Andrew Meares For photographer Andrew Meares, a dinner in Berlin turned into a week of terror after attacks ripped through the heart of Paris.