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.
Labor will have been in power for 19 years by the time the next election rolls around.
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.
Petrol is still near its high point but no longer rising steeply and when it comes to this quarter's inflation figure it is the increase that counts.
Factional forces in the ACT Labor Party are in disarray after a Left-Right deal to split the safe Federal seats of Canberra and Fraser was defeated by party members who ignored the deal to preselect Andrew Leigh and Gai Brodtmann, reports Bernard Keane.
An old tactic is being used by a Labor faction in the ACT to thwart the preselection of an non-aligned candidate, with a prominent Left faction figure raising issues about the candidate's views on abortion.