Opinion

A stinky problem creating anger in Canberra’s suburbs
Opinion
There’s plenty to be frustrated about during the COVID-19 lockdown in Canberra. A scan of social media tells you as much. Vaccinations, home schooling, business closures, not being able to see family and friends across the border, no organised sport, no golf, people not wearing masks, people getting too close – it’s all getting too much for many people. Some have...
Forget politics, this PM’s COVID response is a shambles
Opinion
Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith isn't about to get het up at the Morrison Government's pandemic performance, presenting a picture of equanimity when asked whether she is frustrated at all. "I'm not going to get into playing politics," she says. But is it politics to express a view on how the country is now facing fresh lockdowns that it can't afford,...
ChooseCBR: How not to run a stimulus program
Opinion
Business Minister Tara Cheyne may have been trying to be open and transparent about the ChooseCBR voucher scheme, but she showed considerable chutzpah in releasing a list of the top 100 businesses who used it. She may live to regret that decision, after at first saying it could not be done, and possibly even rolling out the business stimulus measure...
Staggered hours worth a shot to unlock city’s roads
Opinion
The Canberra Liberals may have ridiculed the idea, but the ACT Government's staggered-hours proposal to ease peak traffic congestion as part of its Public Transport Recovery Plan is nothing new. Singapore has had such schemes for years, Honululu trialled a scheme as far back as the late 1980s and most developed economies, where flexible hours are already part of the...
Should your workplace have any say in what you wear?
Opinion
As the days get cooler and shorter, some might be welcoming the return to winter fashions - the chance to bundle up in coats and jumpers, warm boots and scarves to protect you against the Canberra chill. Indeed, it's probably good timing for the HR team at the Department of Home Affairs, who were in the news last week after...
Top