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Development lobby won't win public sympathy for deregulation call
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Development lobby won't win public sympathy for deregulation call

Canberra's property lobby has no hope of securing public support for its call to restrict residents' rights to object to projects in their neighbourhoods.

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Canberra is not exempt from the scourge of the ice epidemic
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Canberra is not exempt from the scourge of the ice epidemic

Any Canberrans who choose to think this territory is exempt from the nationwide "ice" epidemic that destroys thousands of lives a year are deluding themselves.

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Health inquiry is welcome, long overdue, and still short of the mark
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Health inquiry is welcome, long overdue, and still short of the mark

The territory government is to be congratulated on its independent review into the health system. But why not do it properly with a board of inquiry?

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Mental illness is not a weapon against your foe, Mr Dutton
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Mental illness is not a weapon against your foe, Mr Dutton

The Home Affairs Minister's reference to Roman Quaedvlieg's mental state says more about him than the man he was trying to discredit.

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The other side to Canberra: a big heart on show
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The other side to Canberra: a big heart on show

While Australia is criticised globally for it’s treatment of asylum seekers, in Canberra there has always been two sides to the story.

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Explanation needed for ACT's disappointing health service management
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Opinion

Explanation needed for ACT's disappointing health service management

Why is it although Canberra tax payers fork out Porsche prices for Australia's geographically smallest health service, the ACT Government gives them a Trabant?

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It's time to walk the fitness walk, not just talk the fitness talk
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It's time to walk the fitness walk, not just talk the fitness talk

#fitspro Instagram accounts, smart watches that monitor physical activity and blogs featuring the bold and the beautiful don't make us fitter on their own.

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Pension backflip, Queensland blitz, signs election campaign under way
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Pension backflip, Queensland blitz, signs election campaign under way

Given even Vladimir Putin was unable to increase the pension age in Russia it's no wonder the Coalition ditched this toxic policy ahead of the election.

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Energy Royal Commission push is more about Government than consumers
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Energy Royal Commission push is more about Government than consumers

Whose interests would a pre-election Royal Commission into the energy sector really serve? The Government or consumers?

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Fake honey claims an argument for supporting local food producers
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Fake honey claims an argument for supporting local food producers

Australia produces some of the purest foods in the world. Is it really worth risking your family's health just to save a few dollars by buying a cheap import?

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Bikies visit coincides with ACT Policing leadership change
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Bikies visit coincides with ACT Policing leadership change

Reassuring a nervous populous will need to be one of the first priorities of Canberra's new chief police officer.

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