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Elderly man backbilled $11,000 in land tax despite advice he was exempt

Elderly man backbilled $11,000 in land tax despite advice he was exempt

Lino Rovere was forced to backpay 15 years' worth of land tax to the ACT government, despite advice from the ACT Revenue Office in 2000 that he was not liable.

  • by Katie Burgess

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ACT commercial market faces 'perfect storm' as rates bite
Canberra

ACT commercial market faces 'perfect storm' as rates bite

The ACT's commercial property market is facing a 'perfect storm' that has already seen investors shun Canberra, amid rising rates, tighter lending practices and high vacancy rates, an Assembly inquiry has heard.

  • by Daniel Burdon
Barr's pitch to Indonesian students: Canberra is the knowledge capital
Education

Barr's pitch to Indonesian students: Canberra is the knowledge capital

The Chief Minister is attempting to grow the ACT's biggest export, which relies heavily on students from China.

  • by Sally Whyte
ACT in the dark about potential police corruption
Commonwealth Integrity Commission

ACT in the dark about potential police corruption

Andrew Barr is asking any potential national integrity commission to share information about ACT Policing, as the current oversight body will not.

  • by Katie Burgess
Construction union allegedly pressured migrant workers to join
Industrial relations

Construction union allegedly pressured migrant workers to join

The CFMEU allegedly pressured migrant workers in Canberra to sign up to the union using paperwork they did not understand.

  • by Katie Burgess
If it's not a tram, why are there T-lights at Canberra's intersections?
Light rail

If it's not a tram, why are there T-lights at Canberra's intersections?

Is it because it's a light trail system, where the 'T' is silent?

  • by Katie Burgess
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Should Canberra stop mowing and start growing native grasses?
Biodiversity

Should Canberra stop mowing and start growing native grasses?

The ACT government could cut back on its multimillion-dollar annual mowing bill by transforming grassy areas into native oases, environmentalists say.

  • by Katie Burgess
ACT government eyes EPIC redevelopment with site investigations
Planning and development

ACT government eyes EPIC redevelopment with site investigations

The area includes the spiritual home of Summernats and the venue of the upcoming Groovin The Moo festival.

  • by Katie Burgess
Tax dollars spent on ads up 50 per cent in 2018
Advertising

Tax dollars spent on ads up 50 per cent in 2018

The ACT government spent a record amount on advertising campaigns in the past year.

  • by Andrew Brown
Questions remain over why NSW pulled out of Jervis Bay Territory talks
Indigenous

Questions remain over why NSW pulled out of Jervis Bay Territory talks

The federal MP for the region has also weighed in, saying residents deserve better.

  • by Katie Burgess
New ACT integrity commissioner to bust corruption part-time
CCC

New ACT integrity commissioner to bust corruption part-time

But the gig will come with a $2000-a-day pay cheque.

  • by Katie Burgess