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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Category: Opinion

To the editor: Our economy intertwined with China

Oh well, Katter has an opinion, writes C. Wright of Canberra. Our economy is intertwined with China. Australia and China have a history of mutual benefit.

Letter to the editor: ‘We can live without China’

"We can live without China; the proof is in the pudding" argues Bob Katter, Kennedy MP, and says there are other markets in Asia to focus on.

Should COVID-19 vaccines be compulsory?

As Australia rolls out the COVID-19 vaccine, policymakers face a complex question: should they make the vaccine compulsory?

Why Walter Burley Griffin’s other half was his equal

Experts agree it is time to learn more about Marion Mahony Griffin, whose hand painted the first plans of our capital city.

Letter to the Editor: World Wetlands Day

Wetlands in NSW are disappearing at an alarming rate. According to government data, NSW had 110,000 hectares of wetlands in 2017.

What Australia Day means to Elizabeth Lee

Canberra Liberals leader Elizabeth Lee speaks about arriving in Australia as a child from Korea, and her gradual acceptance of two cultures.

Diggers in Afghanistan: Where did it go wrong?

In the face of the Brereton inquiry into Australian troops in Afghanistan, former Minister for Defence (2007-2009), Joel Fitzgibbon MP, argues Australia must maintain our respect and admiration for Australian Defence Force personnel.

Ending gender-based violence is more important than ever

The Minister for Women and for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence welcomes 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

Opinion: the US election and why you should care

The question on everyone’s lips today is who will win the US election and be the next President of the United States? Joe Biden or Donald Trump?

Election day 2020: No queue, no democracy sausage

This year, despite my best intentions to heed the ACT Electoral Commission’s appeal to “Vote safe. Vote early” – as the vast majority of the ACT electorate did – I found myself waiting until today, Saturday 17 October, the official election day, to cast my vote.

ACT Election 2020: Alistair Coe speaks

Prior to election day Canberra Liberals leader Alistair Coe writes of "making Canberra the best place to live, work and raise a family".

Women hardest hit by rural doctor shortage

A medicine academic and regional GP from Orange says women are hit hardest by Australia’s rural doctor shortage, and more needs to be done to ensure all women have access to a female doctor, regardless of where they live.

From the editor: Being grateful is good for you

Regular readers will be familiar with my “reasons to be grateful” that round off most columns.

National Cabinet meeting a flashpoint for future of Federation

Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud believes tomorrow's National Cabinet meeting (Friday 21 August) has become a flashpoint for the future of Australia’s Federation. “Unless Premiers commit to work with one another to find...

From the editor: The male #Karen

A quick Facebook poll CW conducted this week and research of previous mentions elsewhere, suggests the male equivalent of #Karen is #Kevin or #Ken (apologies to every kind, well-adjusted, community-minded, hashtag-free Karen,...

How many ‘what ifs’ lead to a coronavirus test?

Last week I had a coronavirus test, it was my first but it’s unlikely to be my last. CW journalist Cassandra Power shares her firsthand account ...

From the editor: Just checking in

Hello dear readers. Just checking in to see how you’re doing as this pandemic and associated restrictions continue, locally and globally.

From the editor: Plastic Free July

This month is Plastic Free July; if only it were also Covid-free. Sigh.

From the editor: Vale, Tony Lovell

This week, I am grateful for a lifetime of knowing my brother, and the love of our parents, our family and his offspring. Vale, Tony Lovell.

Buying Australian equals supporting Australian jobs

The Mental Health Foundation Australia is encouraging the Australian public to support and buy Australian made products to boost employment which can reduce mental health issues.

Opinion: Canberrans have risen to the challenge

It has been a difficult year but Canberrans have risen to the challenge and cared for one another, says Labor Senator for the ACT, Katy Gallagher. This year has been a difficult one...
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