Andrew Barr

Canberra A-League bid contemplates AIS move for training base option

The Canberra bid is based on a "50 plus one" ownership model similar to the one used in Germany and is designed to give members greater input into …

Australian Universities

Chief Minister to meet with head of space agency

ACT chief minister Andrew Barr will meet the Australian Space Agency director to pitch Canberra as its logical home.

Federal Budget

Australia: raise the age and keep kids out of prison

<i>To my State Premier or Chief Minister and State/Territory Attorney-General,</i><p><i>Right now in our state children between 10 and 13 years olds are locked up</i> …

Northern Territory

New inquiry to probe former LDA's rural land purchases

The rural land probe means there are now three ongoing Assembly inquiries into the controversial dealings of the former Land Development Agency.

Conflicts of Interest

Pro-Shot Video: The Barr Brothers Perform ‘Defibrillation’ Live At Union Chapel

The Barr Brothers embarked on a tour of Europe at the start of 2018. The band shared official video footage of one of the songs played during their …

Music Videos

Commission recommends some GST changes. They're not good for the ACT

“We would either have to reduce services or we would have to tax more.<p>Loading<p>“We’ve already had significant increases in tax and any further pressure …

Australian News

Another Labor candidate puts hand up for new seat of Canberra

An adviser to ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has become the second person to put his hat in the ring for Labor's preselection process for the seat of …


Canberra now: Second ACT Labor candidate; and questions over land deal

Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris said the ACT government would instead pay the co-payment, expected to cost a combined $1 million per year.<p>Canberra …

Australian News

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Australian Labor Party

ACT ban on developer donations may not be 'workable': Commissioner

A ban on property developers making donations to ACT political parties may not be 'workable', the electoral commissioner says.

Campaign Finance

Andrew Barr, Jeremy Hanson trade barbs as ACT Assembly considers inquiry

Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Liberal MLA Jeremy Hanson have traded barbs on the floor of the Legislative Assembly over an outburst last year that …

Australian Labor Party

ACT Auditor-General reveals her hit list for the next two years

The property industry wants major reform of the charge but the unions say it's one of the few ways the public stands to gain from the rising value of …

Public-Private Partnership

Canberra the workers' paradise?

But while the capital has relatively few working poor, it also has only a small share of very-high-income earners.<p>Australia-wide, the "1 percenters" …

Australian Labor Party

Latest Housing Affordability Report: ACT first home buyers up by more than 80%

Adelaide Bank and the Real Estate Institute of Australia released its March quarter Housing Affordability Report on 6 June. The report shows that on …


Liberal Party members vote to privatise ABC and move Australia's Israel embassy to Jerusalem

Liberal Party members have called on the Turnbull Government to move Australia's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and privatise the ABC, highlighting …

Australian Labor Party

University of Canberra Hospital

The University of Canberra Hospital: Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research will be Canberra’s first, purpose-built …

Australian Universities

Kel Watt first out of the gate on Canberra, but others will follow

Sitting MPs Andrew Leigh and Gai Brodtmann have already declared their intention to run in the seats of Fenner and Bean respectively, meaning the …


ACT Budget 2018: Canberra first-home buyers big winners as stamp duty scrapped

Stamp duty will be abolished for most first-home buyers as the ACT Government pursues its ambition to end the scheme altogether.<p>In exchange, the 2018 …


ACT chief minister urges increase to dole

ACT chief minister Andrew Barr has broken ranks with federal Labor to urge an increase to Newstart, arguing the dole traps people in a vicious cycle …


ACT Integrity Commission allocated $8 million in budget

The funding allows for the allocation of 10 full-time equivalent staff, including an integrity commissioner.

Malcolm Turnbull

Mission to look inside Mars from NASA's universal telephone exchange near Canberra

From a quiet field alongside grazing cows just south of Canberra, NASA is looking a long way into space.<p>The Deep Space Communication Complex in the …

Australian Labor Party

Federal facial recognition bill clashes with ACT law

They said if the bill continued as proposed, Victoria would consider withdrawing from the program.<p>ACT Greens MLA Caroline Le Couteur questioned Chief …


The Coalition's tax plan favours the rich and doesn't solve bracket creep for middle-income earners

The top 20 per cent of income earners in Australia will benefit most from the Turnbull government's tax plan, unveiled in Tuesday's budget.<p>Our …


Canberra Now: Gallagher's High Court date; Container deposit scrutiny

After much waiting, ACT Labor senator Katy Gallagher is set to learn her future at the High Court tomorrow after it emerged she was a dual citizen at …


Andrew Barr named one of Australia's 50 outstanding LGBTI leaders

"It is very important that young, and not so young, LGBTI people and people struggling with their sexuality have successful role models to look up …

Australian Labor Party

Renewable energy target legislation and reporting

100% Renewable Energy Target<p>In 2016, the ACT Government legislated a new target of sourcing 100% renewable electricity by 2020—from within the ACT or …

Renewable Energy

Andrew Barr thought about running for third seat 'maybe for a moment'

Mr Barr, who represents the inner north and inner south Canberra electorate of Kurrajong in the ACT Legislative Assembly, told ABC Canberra's Chief …

Australian Labor Party

Andrew Barr, Jeremy Hanson 'take it outside' probe dropped

No action will be taken against ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr, after a Legislative Assembly committee decided not to pursue an inquiry into his …

Australian Labor Party

State of the Territory 2018

April 05, 2018<p>Today I gave my 2018 State of the Territory address to the Canberra Business Chamber. The full speech is below.<p>The state of the …

Australian Labor Party

West Basin: naming the new public park

Thank you for having YourSay on Henry Rolland Park. The next stage of work at West Basin is scheduled to begin in 2019, subject to National Capital …

Australian Labor Party