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Simple way to end Legislative Assembly's 'wasteful' transparency games

Simple way to end Legislative Assembly's 'wasteful' transparency games

The problem of 'wasteful' transparency only exists where the government lacks transparency to start with.

  • by The Canberra Times

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ACT Integrity Commission allocated $8 million in budget
ACT budget

ACT Integrity Commission allocated $8 million in budget

The funding allows for the allocation of 10 full-time equivalent staff, including an integrity commissioner.

  • by Kimberley Le Lievre
Canberra's land prices double in 7 years, now second only to Sydney's
Affordable housing

Canberra's land prices double in 7 years, now second only to Sydney's

Insiders have long cited anecdotes that the price of land in some new estates is $1000 a square metre, but hard data has been hard to come by. Until now.

  • by Daniel Burdon
How the Tradies club might have saved $2.1 million on its Dickson site
Planning and development

How the Tradies club might have saved $2.1 million on its Dickson site

The union-linked Club paid just $545,625 to change its lease, after it was valued at just two-thirds the square metre block price for the block next door.

  • by Daniel Burdon
Authorities have serious concerns about gas meters in 80 ACT buildings
ACT government

Authorities have serious concerns about gas meters in 80 ACT buildings

The regulator says residents living in 80 Canberra high rise apartment blocks could be exposed to internal gas leaks, if these meters failed.

  • by Daniel Burdon
Barilaro's sympathy for brumbies is misplaced
Opinion
Editorial

Barilaro's sympathy for brumbies is misplaced

National parks should be reserves for native species, not feral pests.

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Vision needed to ensure landscape not lost
Opinion
Letters

Vision needed to ensure landscape not lost

Professor Ken Taylor has issued a warning on the city’s planning.

Don't treat our first Reconciliation Day as just another day off work
Opinion
Indigenous

Don't treat our first Reconciliation Day as just another day off work

Canberra's new public holiday marks a deep injustice and its lingering effects on Indigenous Australians.

  • by Genevieve Jacobs
$12.5 million shifted to meet ACT's demand for concessions, grants
ACT government

$12.5 million shifted to meet ACT's demand for concessions, grants

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has been forced to shift an extra $12.5 million to help fund rising demand for first home owners' grants and concessions.

  • by Daniel Burdon
Budget boost for residential mental health services
Health

Budget boost for residential mental health services

The ACT budget will provide funding for three houses across the city to give mental health patients supported accommodation.

  • by Daniella White
Mike Cannon-Brookes gave my son a personal coding lesson
Opinion
Software

Mike Cannon-Brookes gave my son a personal coding lesson

The next time you meet a politician or principal, demand coding lessons are integrated at every level, from primary and beyond.

  • by Nicholas Stuart