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Pierces Creek fire is a wake up call for the bush capital
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Pierces Creek fire is a wake up call for the bush capital

The price we pay for living in the bush capital is the risk of bushfires. Every ACT resident should have a bushfire survival plan.

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One of the world's best war memorials is about to get a lot better
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One of the world's best war memorials is about to get a lot better

The Australian War Memorial is a national icon and is regarded as one of the best institutions of its type in the world. It is about to get even better.

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Rubella victory emphasises the importance of vaccination compliance
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Rubella victory emphasises the importance of vaccination compliance

While many Australians under 40 will pay little attention to the news rubella has been eradicated here their mothers and grandmothers will see it differently. 

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Is this the century of the demagogue?
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Is this the century of the demagogue?

Tyrants and demagogues have been the bane of democracy since ancient times. They are making an unexpected comeback in the first quarter of the 21st century. 

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Latest hospital development pledge is extremely hard to believe
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Latest hospital development pledge is extremely hard to believe

The ACT Government's hasty decision to promise Canberrans a new hospital during the 2016 election campaign has become a rod for its back.

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Canberra may be well suited to a credit squeeze
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Canberra may be well suited to a credit squeeze

Canberra's stable, conservative market seems perfectly suited to the credit squeeze we've been warned is coming.

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Spring is in full bloom, but best to prepare for the worst
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Spring is in full bloom, but best to prepare for the worst

It’s healthy to get out and about, but it’s crucial to remember that while hoping for the best on your adventures, it’s always better to prepare for the worst.

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ACT cycling rules experiment is worth persevering with
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ACT cycling rules experiment is worth persevering with

The government's decision to lock in new cycling road rules is more than justified. But more data is needed so they can be tweaked to suit local conditions.

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Making good neighbours out of magpies
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Making good neighbours out of magpies

This is nesting season and it pays for cyclists or walkers to keep on the right side of magpies.

Coalition is out of time on its energy policy message
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Coalition is out of time on its energy policy message

The reason the Morrison Government's latest pronouncements on energy policy sank without a trace this week is that nobody is listening to them anymore.

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Australia needs to send a strong signal to Saudis
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Australia needs to send a strong signal to Saudis

What will it take for Australia to realise it can no longer look the other way as Saudi Arabia wages war on its enemies by breaking all the rules?

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