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.
Fines and taxes are two sides of the same revenue coin, and failure to deal appropriately with obstinate or rebellious payers undermines the notion of a collective obligation to financing the provision of government services.
Social media's power to "correct" corporate behaviour lies at the heart of a campaign urging customers to drink branded milk rather than the cheaper private label milks.
While some Eden-Monara voters are exercised about the slow roll-out of the national broadband network and aged care availability, others are have been casting an analytical eye over Peter Hendy's performance
Evidence is emerging that the rebate freeze – which was originally initiated by Labor – has led to lower bulk-billing rates.
Changes to the world don't mean the end of the world, according to CSIRO futurist Stefan Hajkowicz.
The lease variation charge needs to be examined in light of its inability to raise expected revenue.
The weekend and holiday loadings that made casual work attractive are being eroded. T
All the waterways of the ACT's six catchments are afflicted to some extent by pollution and poor water quality.
Overcrowding and timeliness of treatment remain an issue, but political point-scoring and posturing do little to imbue public trust in what is overall a quality system.
Nothing about Canberra's putative light rail network – not its necessity, its construction and operating costs, nor its long-term infrastructure value to the city – has been uncontentious.
How did Defence come to have such such a patently deficient internal audit process, and how much money was fraudulently or wastefully spent in the years when credit cards were being handed out in the tens of thousands?
Protesters will never stop fighting against the culling of kangaroos in the territory so it's time to look at a different method of control.
The air of patronage and cronyism that has swirled gently about the Barr government in recent months took on a brisk new edge this week.
A previous attempt to cleanse Fluffy houses failed. The billion dollar buy-back program has a clear objective – to rid the territory of this deadly curse and not have to waste taxpayers' money by revisiting it.
If GWS-Grocon executives are disappointed at having to shrink their $800 million Manuka Oval redevelopment proposal by about a third to assuage community concerns, they were hiding it well on Wednesday.
In an age when specialists are feted across the public service, Michael Pezzullo’s belief that the generalist officer should continue to be respected – and invested in – is refreshing.
Criminal trials being costly undertakings, public prosecutors never don their gowns and head to court without reasonably strong prospects of securing a conviction.
Bill Shorten could not have hoped for a more promising start to the federal election campaign than he got on Monday courtesy of two nationwide opinion polls.
The election will be long, and probably nasty at times, as Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten fight their first campaign as party leaders.
The ACT government needs to allay fears of those living near Mr Fluffy homes being demolished.
In clearing the way for the Canberra casino to install 200 poker machines, albeit with strings attached, Andrew Barr has demonstrated that he has few equals in Territory politics when it comes to the art of the possible.
What seemed a political improbability a few months ago – a Republican Party presidential ticket headed by Donald Trump – now looks to be a fait accompli.
It's practically de rigueur for Territorians to decry federal budgets, so often do they entail public service spending and job cuts. This year was meant to be different, however, with expectations the widely despised 2.5 per cent efficiency dividend would be reduced.
To be prescriptive about matters where talent and audience tastes should be the final arbiter is taking taking cultural relativism too far.
Labor runs the risk of being portrayed as a party indifferent to the infrastructure deficiencies that exist elsewhere in Canberra, particularly in the southern suburbs.
Tuesday's federal budget should deliver some good news for Canberra. Boosting, not bashing, would be a welcome change. The national capital needs a boost in confidence.
The ACT government's land release program needs examining in light of the unaffordability of land for first home buyers.
ACT Labor's complicity in sporting deals of questionable public benefit is long and involved.
Were Canberra and Calvary hospitals to be national pace-setters in emergency room treatment times and