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ACT Liberal leader Alistair Coe (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Poisonous tax reform proves less than fatal yet again in Canberra

Despite being gifted an apparently guaranteed vote-winner, the ACT Liberals have failed again. Maybe land tax isn't the political killer it's made out to be.

NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr (AAP Image/David Rowland/Lukas Coch)

The death of populism? Kiwi and ACT elections signal tough times for 'disruptors'

These two election results show a renewed support for the left. But how much can we really read into it?

Alison Tener is farewelled by her husband David Tener and their three sons in 2003 (Image: AAP/Australian Defence Force)

'One of Australia's first climate casualties died 11km from federal parliament'

The 2003 Canberra fires resulted in the loss of 470 homes and four lives. In this extract from his new book, Paddy Manning tells the story of one of the victims.

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ACT takes the lead on another frustrated federal issue

The federal government's Health Star Rating system has been criticised for years. So the ACT simply made its own version...

Canberra's electric buses are a go (even though they won't go)

The ACT government has an ambitious plan to make public transport emission-free. There's just one small problem...


How Canberra became the weed capital of Australia

Canberra has passed a historic bill to allow those in the ACT to grow, smoke, and possess small quantities of pot. But it was Labor, not the Greens, who pushed it through.

Politicians' pill-testing denialism is costing young lives

Two more people are dead at a music festival while denialist politicians refuse to countenance pill-testing. It's stupidity with a grievous toll of young lives lost.

Bernard Collaery. (Image: AAP/Rod Mcguirk)

As politicians frolic, the Witness K scandal unfolds in a crowded courtroom

The greatest intelligence scandal of recent decades continued in a small Canberra court yesterday when Witness K and Bernard Collaery were put on trial. The government wanted to hide it.

Diplo-brat pack: Canberra's politically savvy kids steal the limelight

A ten year old joining a political party? Not that strange if you live in Canberra, home to our nation's most politically active youths.

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