Canberra is not immune to the national ice scourge.
Malcolm Turnbull's parliamentary year has ended, if not with the high marks he's awarded it, then some salient accomplishments.
The protesters who shut down question time on Wednesday have done their cause, and the nation, a disservice.
Australia's relatively poor performance in the latest international rankings for maths and science has elicited dismay among education policymakers, analysts and commentators – and demands for remedial action.
Stealing a march on your competitors in the highly regulated international aviation industry is no easy thing, but Qatar Airways has done just that by announcing a regular service to Canberra beginning by 2018.
For Malcolm Turnbull, the last sitting day of the federal Parliamentary year on Thursday probably can't come soon enough. Tony Abbott is becoming more insistent about returning to the ministry, Attorney-General George Brandis is implicated in another controversy, Senate crossbenchers want more concessions before supporting the Coalition's bill to restore the Australian Building and Construction Commission, and Mr Turnbull's approval ratings are sliding.
The lack of detail on the Woden Light Rail proposal is clear proof the ACT government is making up transport policy on the run.
The pressure is building for a pill-testing trial and authorities need to act on it.
Barnaby Joyce wears his idiosyncrasies on his sleeve, which in an era of blow-dried politicians who speak in platitudes while carefully remaining on message, is a refreshing trait.
Canberra needs to grow its own skilled labour force if small business is to survive and thrive.
The Grattan Institute's proposal for a tax on high-sugar drinks will probably get short shrift from federal Treasurer Scott Morrison.
Donald Trump's brief You-Tube video on Monday in which he announced his intention to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on day one of his new administration had been widely expected.
By virtue of having been in power since 2001, ACT Labor "owns" the Canberra housing lock, stock and barrel.
It's trade, not love, that makes the world go around. That's why Malcolm Turnbull hit the right notes at Business Council dinner.
The ACT government needs to act in the wake of a new report that shows what alcohol-related crime is costing us.
There are no signs around West Basin warning of quicksand but some may be in order after the National Capital Authority gave the Westside Container Village its marching orders on Thursday.
If the ACT is so "lucky" in terms of average incomes, the obvious question is "Why aren't we rich?"
For evidence that Donald Trump's election has substantially altered the landscape in America as well as abroad it was hard to go past Bill Shorten's vow on Tuesday that Labor would toughen up on visas for skilled foreign workers.
John Barilaro's election as NSW Nationals Party leader on Tuesday was unopposed, his colleagues having decided that rivalry and infighting might be counter-productive at this low point in the party's political fortunes.
In the echo chamber of flattery and self-congratulation that frequently passes for government in Australia, Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Dutton have being hailed in certain quarters for their "statesman-like" asylum seeker resettlement plan.
Steven Freeman's death in custody warrants a thorough response from the ACT government.
The South Jerrabomberra development seems unlikely unless the ACT and NSW government can reach agreement soon.
After a "warm and constructive" chat with America's president-elect on Thursday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declared Donald Trump [was] a "businessman, a deal maker, and he will, I have no doubt, view the world in a very practical and pragmatic way".
The ''greatest democracy in the world'' doesn't do elections very well.
It would be no exaggeration to claim that tens of millions of Americans (as well as hundreds of millions of people worldwide who count themselves as friends of the United States) have been left shocked, bewildered and upset by Donald Trump's win in the 2016 presidential race.
Given the problematic nature of the QUT case and the unreasonable attempts to pursue Bill Leak, the thorough review outlined by Mr Brandis is timely and necessary.
The important question after the census and myGov problems is whether the government is learning from its failures.
The ACT government must opt-in to the national compensation scheme for victims of child sex abuse.
If ever there was an electricity generator ready for the knacker's yard, it was the Hazelwood coal-fired power station.
With light rail here to stay, the opposition has to hold the government accountable on its promise to make it work.