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Canberra Times


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Past articles by Daniel:

Veterans' compensation bill almost triples in five years

The bill for compensating and looking after Australia's military veterans has almost tripled in the past five years, as rising numbers of young soldiers return from conflicts in the Middle East. Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln was deployed to the Middle East as a warning to Iran. → Read More

Greens MLA Caroline Le Couteur to leave ACT Legislative Assembly

Door opens for another minor party member to stand for the coming preselections after Caroline Le Couteur announced she would not context the 2020 election. → Read More

Public service executive takes home $1.2M pay packet after big bonus

APSC review chairman David Thodey has suggested greater transparency on public service bonuses. → Read More

GPs call for overhaul of medical system

AMA says it's time for action as minister orders private health insurance review. → Read More

NEC suing Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission over failed IT contract

The technology firm that signed up to deliver the nation's biometric identification system, which has since been abandoned, is suing the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission in the wake of the decision to ditch the project. → Read More

Defence failed to document approvals for credit card use in 21 per cent of cases: audit

The Department of Defence has failed to provide proof of its approvals of up to 21 per cent of credit card transactions examined during an audit into staff use of expense accounts. → Read More

Future of APS workplace agreements to be revealed

The future of APS workplace agreements will be revealed in coming days. → Read More

It's tax time: Here's what the cuts mean for you

With the passage of the Coalition's personal tax cuts now secured, and July 1 having now we take a look at what these cuts will mean for you during tax time this year and in the future. Anita Stevenson of McGregor is not expecting much from the tax cuts. Picture: Elesa Kurtz → Read More

Coalition's Centrelink outsourcing push to cost at least $881 million

The Coalition's Centrelink outsourcing push is set to cost $881 million. → Read More

Canberra households to face $22 a year extra on water bills from July 1

The regulatory commission found the key drivers behind the increase were rising government charges and inflation. → Read More

ACT projects $112m underspend on capital works

Delays can occur for a range of reasons, including changes to the timing of financial close of a project, weather and failures to meet specific deadlines. → Read More

Canberra's hospitality sector to face waste levy

The hotel industry has slammed the ACT government's decision to introduce a new levy on food waste. → Read More

Greens to back Labor on child protection secrecy

The Greens say people should not have access to basic reports on specific cases under freedom-of-information laws. → Read More

Gundaroo Drive delays cost taxpayers $847,000

BUDGET BLOWOUT: Delays on major ACT project cost taxpayers $847,000 → Read More

Public housing moved out of city centre

Urban renewal: 1288 fewer properties in the inner suburbs as tenants moved further out → Read More

Barr faces Liberal attack on rates rises

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has defended his government's record on a 2012 pledge that a 20-year tax reform agenda would be "revenue neutral". → Read More

Land sales to drive ACT's public housing overhaul

The government will sell off $500 million of the territory's existing public housing stock and demolish 300 further dwellings to fund the next stage of its renewal program. → Read More

Andrew Barr rules out Kowen Forest development

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr declares a new direction for city expansion. → Read More

ACT rates revenue up 134 per cent since reform began

The increase in revenue vastly exceeds increases elsewhere in the country. → Read More

Call for tax breaks to lure independent fuel retailers to ACT

The ACT government should consider tax breaks or other concessions to attract new independent fuel outlets to Canberra, a Legislative Assembly inquiry has heard. → Read More