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 …

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 …

Letter to the Editor: No need for MPs to go to court

February 10, 2018
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Judy Bamberger asks how we can improve section 44 citizenship tests to avoid the trauma faced by MPs with less orthodox backgrounds. Our politicians can …

Letter to the Editor: We’re not robots

February 10, 2018
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Matt Byrne’s article on the future of ACT Labor is enlightening. Online communities can supplement party activities, however an egalitarian party would ensure that everyone …

Charities aren’t enough. ACT government should take over homelessness services

October 20, 2017
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The best treatment for homelessness is simple: provide people with a place to stay. There should be a coordinated, government-run service, providing safe, secure, 24/7 emergency accommodation on the same day that people need it.

CT Editorial: Canberra’s wealth is in the eyes of the holders

October 19, 2017
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When more than one in 10 children in Australia’s most affluent city are living in disadvantaged circumstances Canberra has a major problem. Melbourne and Sydney …

ACT’s new federal electorates shouldn’t mirror past boundaries, because Canberra has changed

September 12, 2017
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The last time the ACT had three federal electorates, a “sandwich” approach was used to draw the boundaries. The seat of Fraser was placed north …