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Labor's internal fight for the new federal Canberra seat is heating up

Labor's internal fight for the new federal Canberra seat is heating up

Four Labor party members are now in the running for Canberra, with lobbyist and former adviser Simon Banks the latest to consider standing.

  • by Kirsten Lawson

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Chandan was days from qualifying for a visa. Then the rules changed
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Chandan was days from qualifying for a visa. Then the rules changed

The ACT opened a door for potential migrants who chose Canberra as their new Australian home, but last month that door was closed quietly with no explanation.

  • by Sally Whyte
ACT plastic bag ban review behind schedule
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ACT plastic bag ban review behind schedule

The final report into the effectiveness of Canberra's plastic bag ban is set to be handed down to the government almost two months late.

  • by Andrew Brown
Archbishop's refusal to go undermines church's stand on child abuse
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Archbishop's refusal to go undermines church's stand on child abuse

Archbishop Philip Wilson's misguided decision not to resign after being convicted of covering up paedophilia is doing immense damage to the Church.

  • by The Canberra Times
There's one group of residents keen for a recycling plant at Fyshwick
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There's one group of residents keen for a recycling plant at Fyshwick

People living in Macarthur have complained about the smell from the Mugga Lane tip for years.

  • by Katie Burgess
A public servant breaks his silence and the cracks appear
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ACT government

A public servant breaks his silence and the cracks appear

Greg Ellis has defended publicly his role in the controversial Dickson land swap, shedding light on how the ACT bureaucracy works.

  • by Kirsten Lawson
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What's the idea behind light rail stage 2?
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What's the idea behind light rail stage 2?

Why would the government embark on the stage 2 light rail route that does not serve Russell?

Report me or apologise: Greg Ellis' ultimatum to the Auditor-General
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Report me or apologise: Greg Ellis' ultimatum to the Auditor-General

Plus Andrew Barr (via a spokesman) explains why the government wanted to sell the Tradies car park quickly.

  • by Katie Burgess
Migration snapshot debunks populist myths
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Editorial

Migration snapshot debunks populist myths

ABS data on immigration has debunked the claims of One Nation, Tony Abbott and other "little Australia" campaigners.

  • by The Canberra Times
How Floriade managed to blow its budget by $1.2 million last year
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Floriade

How Floriade managed to blow its budget by $1.2 million last year

It's also not the first time Canberra's flagship event has run over its budget.

  • by Katie Burgess
Bungled My Health Record launch represents a missed opportunity
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Bungled My Health Record launch represents a missed opportunity

While the concept behind "My Health Record" is excellent, its implementation has been little short of appalling.

  • by The Canberra Times