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Billion dollar dodgy building bill is unacceptable
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Billion dollar dodgy building bill is unacceptable

Time is running out for the ACT Government on the issue of dodgy building that is claimed to have cost the Territory about $1 billion in the last eight years.

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Ian Kiernan was a great Australian, we need a lot more like him
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Ian Kiernan was a great Australian, we need a lot more like him

NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance will be explaining why he named a new Sydney ferry "Ferry McFerryface" rather than after Ian Kiernan forever.

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Voters unlikely to fall for Israel embassy review
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Voters unlikely to fall for Israel embassy review

When Trump shifted the US embassy to Jerusalem he was desperate to divert attention away from a domestic crisis. Morrison has learnt from the master.

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It's time to sit down and talk seriously about tax
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It's time to sit down and talk seriously about tax

The PricewaterhouseCoopers' report on Australia's tax system should kick start a debate over how governments should raise money and how they should spend it.

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Waste volume should be cause of concern, now and in the future
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Waste volume should be cause of concern, now and in the future

We should be thinking of ways to reduce our waste, rather than speculating about where it should go and how it should be used.

Lake's lag time
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Lake's lag time

To most observers, the level (or presence) of water in Lake George doesn't appear to be linked to annual rainfall.

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Three deaths from suspected heroin overdose needs to be addressed
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Three deaths from suspected heroin overdose needs to be addressed

ACT drug and alcohol groups are calling for the development of a strategy to help prevent opioid overdose.

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Wentworth vote will be PM's acid test
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Wentworth vote will be PM's acid test

The Wentworth by-election will be determined by a voter pool with a track record for backing tolerance. It is shaping up an acid test for Scott Morrison.

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We all pay the cost for stupid acts of vandalism
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We all pay the cost for stupid acts of vandalism

The idiots who trashed a fleet of cars used to ferry disabled Canberrans to vital medical appointments obviously have no idea of the harm they have done.

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Call to give religious schools the right to ban gays fraught with risk
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Call to give religious schools the right to ban gays fraught with risk

Calls for religious schools to be allowed to ban gay students and teachers mean the elimination of one injustice could lead to the creation of yet another.

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Political leaders have little to lose in ignoring climate change
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Political leaders have little to lose in ignoring climate change

The impact of climate change will be felt by the poor and the young; not the grey eminences trying to water down our response to the challenge of the century. 

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