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Bill O'Chee 12:00 AM The chill winds of late July and August have us diving into the cupboards, looking for that extra pullover.
Simon Gardiner 12:00 AM Many Australians still bear the scars of abuse, growing up as wards of the state.
Jenny Leong 8:35 PM It must be acknowledged that the "vibe" in Newtown is changing. It's clear the law and order response that imposed lockouts on Kings Cross has had a significant impact on Sydney's nightlife.
Patricia Ranald 10:00 PM The Shenhua Watermark coal mine may provide a test case for some of the key clauses in the China Free Trade Agreement.
Ray Sparvell 7:52 PM I'd like to introduce you to a motivational speaker, a man who devotes his spare time to volunteer work with homeless groups and a man who has plunged himself into study on a journey toward becoming a social worker.
Harry Hollinsworth 12:00 AM We delve back into our news files.
The Canberra Times 5:56 PM With ACT Policing attending more family violence incidents than ever, much ground remains to be covered, , including ensuring that the family violence court is specialised in name and nature.
Letters to the Editor
9:45 PM We don't need David Tune and John Conde to devise a new system of entitlements for our parliamentarians.
Alan Stokes 5:21 PM At last: a chance to laugh back at the rich and famous who have overpaid for their abodes along the running route through the salubrious eastern suburbs.
Frank Bruni 5:16 PM We now utterly conflate entertainment and politics, routinely confuse celebrity with authority and regularly lose sight of the difference between a cult of personality and a claim to leadership.
Andrew P Street 4:50 PM Also, will the Senate inquiry into wind farms save YOU from the perils of emission-free energy? Your news of the day, reduced to a snarky rant.
Juliet Ramsay 11:45 PM The National Capital Authority's proposed changes to the National Capital Plan as it pertains to City Hill and West Basin is a travesty being forced on Canberra.
Susie Latham 12:00 AM Racist groups have always existed on the fringes of Australian society but lack of national political leadership could propel bigotry into the mainstream.
Robin Fitzsimons 11:45 PM There is to be a change of Speaker. There is to be an inquiry into parliamentary entitlements. But surely an inquiry we must have now is on how to entrench the independence and impartiality of the Speaker, within our own iteration of Westminster parliamentary democracy.
Francis Wilkinson 10:33 AM It's great that comedian Amy Schumer is taking on the gun control issue. It's too bad that she's doing it with her cousin, Senator Charles Schumer.
David Leser 8:06 AM As Bronwyn Bishop was pursuing public servants over their spending habits in the 1990s, David Leser found she was racking up bills of her own.
Letters to the Editor
It was disappointing to see Jack Waterford ("Clearly the ACT needs its own ICAC", Forum, August 1, p1) repeat the tired Tory tropes about the CFMEU's "manipulation' of safety issues as a justification for an ICAC in the ACT
William Maley More than 40 years ago, on February 27, 1975, a crisis erupted in the House of Representatives chamber.
The Canberra Times That Mr Abbott should have found himself in bad odour over MPs' entitlements is unsurprising. He himself has exercised considerable leeway in claiming sums for travel ostensibly undertaken for ministerial business, electing to repay monies after it emerged that the prime motivation for several trips was extra-curricular activities.
Jenna Price News again a man has died far too early. Don Randall, 62, the federal MP for the seat of Canning, was found dead of a heart attack in his car last month. .
Andrew P Street And who fancies starting a book on another leadership spill motion before Xmas? Your news of the day, reduced to a snarky rant.
Carter Malkasian The announcement of Mohammad Omar's death was untimely. Until Wednesday, Taliban rank and file did not know he had died and still listened to guidance ascribed to him.
Tim Soutphommasane Some of those people booing Adam Goodes couldn't see it was about power. They couldn't see anything racist in the idea that a proud Aboriginal man should be put in his place.
Harry Hollinsworth Magazines opened up to their own special odours in 1957.
Karalee Katsambanis I'm not going to pretend that getting kids to eat healthy isn't hard work. But as a long-term investment, isn't it also worth it?
Larry Graham Everyone wants to overhaul the taxation system in some way. The problem is that everyone also has self-interest that is a barrier to reform ever happening.
Paul Sheehan The Bronwyn Bishop saga became the Tony Abbott saga. The Speaker's excesses became the political property of the prime minister. Her immovability became his failure.
Cameron Clyne Basic truths about our survival, and our managing risks relate to how well we manage diversification, innovation and constant adaptation – these are the keys to business and national prosperity.
Harry Hollinsworth Two young Australian singers, Miss Viola Morris and Miss Victoria Anderson, amazed Londoners by growing beans in the garden of their Kensington cottage, the Herald reported on this day in 1937.
Nick Xenophon East Timor is one of the world's youngest and poorest countries located just off our northwest coast.