The appropriate role of government in this instance is to ensure individuals have the information they need to make informed choices; not to invoke the nanny state by telling people how they must invest their money.
The big challenge is to come up with an ongoing funding model that is palatable to both SHOUT and the bureaucracy that doesn't involve destroying the organisation in the name of saving it.
Having the lowest electricity prices in Australia is little comfort to ACT residents when it's likely these prices will increase by 10.9 per cent from July 1.
Like a virus it spreads, often slowly and unnoticed at first, but before long it can infect the entire system, overcoming the often weak immune system that is democratic government.
It is now a matter of when, not if, last drinks will be called at Ainslie's much-loved watering hole, Edgar's Inn.
What will it take before Canberra takes this issue seriously?
The recent debate about national energy security has been quite positive in that it has moved on from political sniping to a discussion of options and ideas.
The ACT bureaucracy, pushed outside its comfort zone by an administrative change it has only seen coming for more than five years, appears to have put the needs of thousands of ill and disabled Canberrans into the too hard basket rather than risk coming up with an innovative solution.
Unless the U.S. political system's checks and balances kick in soon the world is in for a wild ride over the next three-and-a-half years.
The Turnbull Government would be well advised to heed Paul Keating's advice that allowing people to draw against their superannuation to boost their housing deposits is a terrible idea. But that's just not going to happen.
Most organisations recognise the benefit of reflecting the community they serve.
Questions need to be asked about the wisdom of redeveloping a site previously rejected for housing.
The ACT gets the raw end of the prawn a fair bit. Roundly sneered at for its round-a-bouts and public service, it seems the rest of the nation could well look to their smallest counterpart on one issue: stamp duty.
George Orwell would have had a field day with the Liberal party's volte face on the Australian Asian liquefied national gas deals that are now under fire.
With Canberra's population growing at numbers not seen since the 1960s and the 1970s questions need to be asked about where we are going to put all the people and how to get equitable representation in the Senate.
"No jab, no pre-school policy" makes eminent sense from a child safety point of view
When all else fails, a distraction will do the trick. Such it is that this week, after years of reports and solid indications that some long-term planning was needed around Australia's energy market, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declared it a "crisis".
Halting the development of the village because of concerns about the water supply is concerning.
The Coalition seems to be hell bent on corporatising public housing while ignoring the vexed question of making home ownership affordable for young families.
Supporters of the "let's enhance Canberra, not destroy it" school of urban planning are expected to take heart from the National Capital Authority's decision to set its own benchmarks for the redevelopment of Manuka and other significant precincts across the city.
There is a darker reality that underlies the jovial, uninhibited greetings at bars and clubs around Canberra and the nation. A reality manifest in reports and statistics detailing emergency department presentation, physical and sexual assault figures.
The ACT government should follow the NCA and review planning in the territory.
The Church's troubles have been well documented and most are of its own making.
Twenty-five years and six weeks after the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody handed down its final report, Steven Freeman died in Canberra's Alexander Maconochie Centre.
Barnaby's slash and burn approach to the relocation of the APVMA is not the hallmark of an administration that governs for all Australia.
Will governments ever learn that the savings they promise from welfare crackdowns such as Centrelink's robo-debt fiasco never live up to expectations?
Andrew Barr is trying to blame a lack of interest from the Federal Government for the demise of Canberra's long delayed new convention centre. Is he telling voters the whole story?
Universities grappling with allegations they are covering up sexual assaults on campus could look to ADFA for leadership.
Our society is losing the battle against domestic violence when even convicted murderers such as Marcus Rappel won't admit they have committed a heinous crime.
Calls are again being made to widen cat containment areas.