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Canberra Times: NCA faces roasting over ASIO HQ

Tonight, 26 November 2009 the National Capital Authority will hold a public forum (at Parliament House) to provide an opportunity to begin a continuing dialogue about planning in Canberra and ensuring Canberra’s “place” as the national capital. The Canberra Times is reporting that despite the issuing of a formal order of proceedings, the ASIO building is likely to be the main topic of discussion at the meeting with many angry Campbell residents intenting to demand answers from the NCA about its overall involvement in the project. The Canberra Times article has been reproduced below:

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Canberra Times: Secret Manoeuvres (The destruction of the Griffin Legacy)

On 15 August 2009, the Saturday Canberra Times ran a very interesting article written by John Thiselton which discussed how the new ASIO building is contrary to and will destroy the concept of the NCA’s Griffin Legacy. The Griffin Legacy is likely to be a very hot topic at the upcoming NCA public forum. The article is reproduced below:

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Ongoing community concerns regarding new ASIO building development

If you are concerned about the construction of the ASIO building adjacent to Campbell on Parkes Way and Constitution Avenue, whether because of its size, because of the inappropriateness a security agency in such a symbolic  location, or because of the almost total lack of public consultation, then please look at some of the suggestions below as to what you can do, to either turn the tide or to help guarantee better consultation in future. THINGS YOU CAN DO: Meet & lobby Bob McMullan MP for Fraser: This coming Wednesday 30th September 2009: 6.30-8pm  at Ainslie Football Club,  52 Wakefield

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Canberra Times: Still time to settle ASIO HQ worries

On Saturday 8th August 2009, The Canberra Times ran an editorial piece titled “Still time to settle ASIO HQ worries”. This piece discusses the politics behind the decision to rush approval of the ASIO HQ building in it’s current location and large scale. Is the Parliamentary Triangle a precinct set aside for Australia’s most important national institutions an appropriate place for the headquarters of a large security intelligence agency, bearing in mind that the imposing building will, after Parliament House, be the largest edifice in the district?

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ABC News: New ASIO HQ branded 'barbed wire city'

The ABC News is reporting that ACT Senator Gary Humphries backs Campbell residents’ concerns about the size and nature of the new ASIO headquarters being built on Constitution Avenue. ACT Senator Gary Humphries has backed residents’ concerns about the new ASIO headquarters being built in Canberra’s inner north. The $600 million building on Constitution Avenue near the suburb of Campbell will eventually house 1,800 employees. The project takes up a complete block and Campbell residents say it is too big for the area. Senator Humphries says he is not sure it is the right building for an area which planners

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