"There's real potential in Molonglo for the same planning mistakes as Gungahlin. The current planners have ignored a key element of the Y-Plan – the plan that underpinned Woden, Tuggeranong and Belconnen town centres," writes MICHAEL MOORE.
"Two thirds of the Assembly, 15 of the 25 members, apparently believe that it is okay to screen calls with an answering machine. In a representative democracy, I think this is simply not good enough," says political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.
"The downgrading of the AAA+ was the most significant financial issue of the year. It demonstrated poor financial management on the part of the government," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE in his review of the year in ACT politics.
"The temptation for legislators is to seek convenient solutions. However, when a Commissioner for Human Rights can challenge legislators to rethink bills it ensures appropriate consideration," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.
"A criminal record for possession of small amounts of drugs can have an impact on employment prospects, on being able to obtain a visa and on the rest of an individual’s life. It is disproportionate," writes MICHAEL MOORE.