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Canberra City Council? A former chief minister wants to have the debate

Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated August 1 2021 - 9:18pm, first published 7:00pm
Former chief minister Jon Stanhope says it's time to discuss the idea of establishing local councils in Canberra. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

The ACT's longest-serving chief minister says it's time to consider establishing local councils in Canberra, arguing a second level of government would be "healthy" for a city which has been ruled by the same party for almost 20 years.

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Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.

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