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Barr says Labor victory at federal election will keep him in politics

Barr says Labor victory at federal election will keep him in politics

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has said another Coalition government would hamper his ability to "get things done". 

  • by Katie Burgess

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Canberra Now: ACT's ATAR high achievers; and road to territory rights
Andrew Barr

Canberra Now: ACT's ATAR high achievers; and road to territory rights

What's going on this Wednesday?

  • by Sally Whyte
No binding vote to help restore territory voting rights on euthanasia
Andrew Barr

No binding vote to help restore territory voting rights on euthanasia

However the Labor conference in Adelaide has vowed to "encourage" its federal parliamentarians to help reinstate "equal democratic rights" to territory residents.

  • by Katie Burgess
Territory rights and national institutions on federal Labor's agenda
Andrew Barr

Territory rights and national institutions on federal Labor's agenda

Will Canberra get some love?

  • by Sally Whyte
Barr to push for Labor to support blood donations from gay men
Andrew Barr

Barr to push for Labor to support blood donations from gay men

Gay men are currently banned from donating blood in Australia, but advocates say science has advanced and it is now safe.

  • by Sally Whyte
Canberra Now: Battle for the bush; and little Lucas' triathlete heart
Andrew Barr

Canberra Now: Battle for the bush; and little Lucas' triathlete heart

Plus, top builder taken to court for alleged apartment defects.

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Barr govt likely to axe Barton dogleg of stage two light rail
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Public transport

Barr govt likely to axe Barton dogleg of stage two light rail

Light rail will likely instead take State Circle to Woden, after a federal parliamentary committee said it would be the path of least resistance.

  • by Katie Burgess
Second chance for visa hopefuls as extra places allocated to ACT
Andrew Barr

Second chance for visa hopefuls as extra places allocated to ACT

The news comes as the ACT government reopens its subclass 190 Skilled Nominated Visa program, after it was closed suddenly in June due to an influx of international students.

  • by Sally Whyte
ACT budget $76 million better due to land sales timing
Andrew Barr

ACT budget $76 million better due to land sales timing

The Barr government has posted a much-improved budget bottom line for the September quarter, up $76 million largely due to land sales in Denman Prospect and delayed spending on capital works and elective surgeries.

  • by Daniel Burdon
Most property owners aren't challenging big rates rises. Here's why
Planning and development

Most property owners aren't challenging big rates rises. Here's why

More than 300 commercial properties have been hit with massive rates increases due to a government revaluation, but fewer than 15 per cent have challenged them.

  • by Daniel Burdon
ACT wants more information on federal immigration idea
Scott Morrison

ACT wants more information on federal immigration idea

Chief Minister Andrew Barr is open to talking with the federal government.

  • by Sally Whyte