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, Oct 22, 2013
Opposition to same-sex marriage is fading, and Tony Abbott's approval is picking up, today's Essential Report finds.
, Oct 14, 2013
It looks like the ACT will pass same-sex marriage laws, and the feds will try to knock them down in the High Court. ANU constitutional law lecturer Ryan Goss looks at the legal aspects of the looming stoush.
, Oct 03, 2013
The ACT wants to legalise gay marriage but there's a bevvy of legal challenges the bill could face. David Donaldson lists the obstacles ... and finds the big problem could be divorce, not marriage.
, Mar 11, 2013
The idea that there are "federal implications" of state elections doesn't hold up under examination. But that doesn't mean the Gillard government will hold on in this year's federal election.
, Feb 05, 2013
Local ACT Liberal leader Zed Seselja has launched a raid on the seat of sitting Senator Gary Humphries, pitching conservative against moderate and annoying some at the federal level.
, Oct 31, 2012
Ahead of the ACT election, The Canberra Times called it as an easy Labor victory based on its "exclusive poll". The poll was way out. So what went wrong?
, Oct 30, 2012
Andrew Wilkie's move to introduce a whistleblowing bill prompted some action from a government hitherto content to ignore the issue -- but legislative action may fall off the "to do" list again.
, Oct 29, 2012
Election results in Sydney, Melbourne and the ACT point to moderately good news for Labor -- and the Greens will take some comfort from their inner-city results. Is the anti-incumbency vibe waning?
, Oct 23, 2012
The ACT has voted and political types are biting their nails as counting continues -- but a Labor-Green government is the most likely outcome, due to fractious relations between Greens and Liberals.
, Oct 22, 2012
Leaving national implications aside, the major parties can both take heart from the gains made at the expense of the Greens in Saturday's ACT election.
, Oct 18, 2012
A national-first prison needle exchange proposed for the ACT has sparked debate ahead of the territory's election on Saturday. Reporter Ben Westcott examines the proposal.
, Oct 17, 2012
Students and staff at the University of Canberra are divided over the actions of a Catholic doctor at the university medical centre who refuses to prescribe contraception and suggested a gay student have a hormone test.