Twice as Many Politicians not a Priority

ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson has questioned the outcomes of Katy Gallagher’s reference group report into the size of the ACT Legislative Assembly. Mr Hanson said today that the recommendation to more than double the number of members was not a priority for the community. “I think that 35 MLAs…

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Smyth Launches New Children’s Book

Member for Brindabella Brendan Smyth is encouraging all Canberrans to come along to Manuka’s Paperchain Bookstore this Saturday to be part of the launch of local author Mr Chris Perkin’s book ‘The Adventures of Loren and Lightning.’ “Mr Perkins has written a gripping fantasy adventure story that is sure to…

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Barr’s LVC Tax a Triple Failure

ACT Shadow Treasurer Brendan Smyth said today Andrew Barr’s Lease Variation Charge has done nothing more than stifle the development sector and short-change Canberrans, while not delivering the revenue expected, revenue promised to fund the Urban Improvement Fund. “The massive unit tax introduced by ACT Labor and the Greens has…

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Residents Running on Empty Over Rundown Petrol Stations

Member for Molonglo Giulia Jones will be addressing the ACT Legislative Assembly today, to call on the ACT Government to explain why rundown and unused petrol stations in various locations across Canberra are creating stress and concern for local communities. “Abandoned petrol station sites at the heart of our local…

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Wall Supports ‘Youth Homelessness Matters Day’

Shadow Minister for Youth Andrew Wall is lending his support to Youth Homelessness Matters Day and is proud to be an Ambassador for the cause, a national campaign aimed at raising awareness and understanding of youth homelessness in Australia. “It is alarming that nearly half of the homeless population are…

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Liberals Call On Auditor-General to Review ACTEW

Following a series of issues at ACTEW, including multimillion dollar blowouts in the Cotter Dam, concerns raised in a recent report by the ICRC, and the fiasco over the Managing Director’s salary, ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson will call on the Assembly to ask the Auditor-General to conduct a performance…

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Rattenbury Loses Credibility Over ACTEW

ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson has slammed the lack of integrity and character of Greens Minister Shane Rattenbury after he refused to support an independent performance audit of ACTEW by the Auditor-General. “Despite his rhetoric in the media at the ‘obscene’ rates of pay at ACTEW, Rattenbury today danced to…

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