Labor’s Price Of Government: Light Rail At Any Cost

Today ACT Shadow Treasurer Brendan Smyth will pursue the Labor government’s agenda after exposing the Government’s blind commitment to develop light rail at whatever cost. The following exchange between Mr Smyth and the Treasurer, Andrew Barr, illustrates Mr Barr’s bloody-minded approach that light rail will go ahead regardless of the…

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Potential Blood Disease On Bus Exposes Lack Of Protections

Minister Rattenbury confirmed in Estimates that ACTION has no written procedures for handling contaminations on board buses, said Shadow Transport Minister, Alistair Coe. Yesterday, it was revealed in the media that a person with a blood borne virus alerted ACTION to the fact that he may have bled on board…

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From Bad To Worse: Government’s $82 Million Drop

The ACT 2012-13 Budget Review tabled in the Assembly today shows the government borrowing more funds than previously announced and yet they still struggle to return the budget to surplus said ACT Shadow Treasurer, Brendan Smyth. “The budget outlook is $82 million worse off over the next four years, because…

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Government Avoids Questions About Light Rail

The Government has refused to provide information about plans for light rail in Canberra, said ACT Shadow Transport Minister Alistair Coe. In the Assembly yesterday, the Government deleted all the questions Mr Coe asked in a motion about the delivery of light rail. The information on light rail the Liberals…

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Heritage Tree Falls Victim Of Labor Mismanagement

Member for Molonglo Steve Doszpot has raised his disappointment in the government for their neglect and mismanagement of a heritage Euphrates Poplar tree on the Kingston Foreshore. The tree fell over in the storm over two weeks ago, fortunately avoiding any injury to pedestrians or property. Mr Doszpot said he…

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Nightmare Parking At Manuka Oval

Manuka Oval has played host to two international sporting events in the past month and more are planned for the future but there is still no effective car parking plan. ACT Shadow Sport and Recreation Minister Steve Doszpot will today call on the government to develop a proper parking management…

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Wall Gets Government Back to Basics

Member for Brindabella Andrew Wall was successful yesterday in the Assembly in raising the focus of a fundamental core service to Canberra suburbs, Canberra footpaths. A motion was moved in the Assembly late yesterday afternoon that noted the significant number of footpaths and shared paths in disrepair across the ACT,…

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ACTION’s Performance and Costs Worsen

According to the Government’s Half Yearly Performance Report, ACTION costs have soared and on-time performance has fallen to the worst in recent history, said the Shadow Minister for Transport, Alistair Coe. The cost per passenger boarding has risen to $7.05 (up 10 per cent from the expected $6.43) and the…

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