Labor paid the price of not considering all voters

May 30, 2019
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Rather than accept that federal Labor’s campaign was a failure, Andrew Leigh has made the remarkable claim that the Greens should have been “campaigning for stronger progressives” …

We can’t pretend everything in ACT public schools is fine

March 31, 2019
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Why not have an independent review of the ACT public education system? The open letter published in The Canberra Times on 8 March by the ACT Council of …

Seven ways to improve the ACT’s education system

September 24, 2018
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Given the amount of money we spend per student and our relative socioeconomic advantage, the ACT’s education system should be at the top of the …

ACT Labor party members, it’s time to lead the way

May 28, 2018
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Much like a team playing the second quarter of an AFL football match, the second year of a government’s term in office can shape its …

We need more ethnic names for our electorates

May 14, 2018
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Ensuring that the Australian Electoral Commission operates with integrity and in a non-partisan way is essential to the Australian political process. Unfortunately, the current redistribution …

Electoral commission has misjudged public sentiment on Bean

May 10, 2018
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After unilaterally proposing to name the new ACT electorate after war correspondent Charles Bean, there can be no doubt that the Australian Electoral Commission has …

CT Editorial: Bean is worthy but decision still a missed opportunity

May 10, 2018
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Those opposed to the naming of Canberra’s new Federal electorate after war correspondent and Australian War Memorial founder, Charles Bean, are shooting wide of the …

CT Editorial: Enough is enough: s44 needs to go to a referendum as soon as possible

May 9, 2018
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It’s time for section 44 of the constitution to be put to the people with a view to amending what has turned out to be …

Letter to the Editor: Honour Giurgola

May 8, 2018
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On the 30th anniversary of Parliament House we should name the third seat after its architect Romaldo Giurgola to honour his contribution to Canberra and …

Parliament can easily fix the citizenship debacle

February 13, 2018
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As the citizenship crisis rolls on, our Federal politicians need to elevate the debate beyond technical nuances and find a real solution. A simple bipartisan agreement …