ACT Budget 2019: Business braces for higher rates as sales stay muted

Doug Dingwall
June 4 2019 - 8:39pm

When Birdie Walker embarked on a new endeavour and bought a health foods shop in Canberra's city centre two years ago, sales grew at first.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Parliamentary bureau chief

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' parliamentary bureau chief. He writes about government and federal politics, and has an interest in integrity, industrial relations and foreign affairs. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award for his reporting. Contact him on

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