Canberra Liberals Support Continued Therapy ACT Services

The Canberra Liberals are calling on the ACT Labor government to continue to provide services through Therapy ACT, including early intervention services, for a further 12 months before withdrawing from its role as a service provider. In essence this would see early intervention services continuing as is until the end…

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Wall To Host Forum About Therapy ACT Concerns

Anxious families will have an opportunity to raise their concerns over changes to Therapy ACT and services it provides, at a meeting facilitated by Shadow Minister for Disability Andrew Wall early next week. “Katy Gallagher and Joy Burch have announced the phased withdrawal of Therapy ACT and early intervention services…

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Gallagher needs to be honest on health funding

Senator Zed Seselja has called on the ACT Chief Minister to be honest to the community about the level of health funding, following figures she put out this morning alleging that funding would be ripped out of the ACT. Changes to funding provided to the ACT are the result of…

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Chief Minister Disowns New Convention Centre

Shadow Minister for Business and Economic Development Brendan Smyth has today called on the ACT Labor government to clarify just who has responsibility for ensuring that Canberra has a new convention centre. During this week’s debate where the Canberra Liberals called on the government to commit up to $10 million…

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Hanson Demands Light Rail Must Stop Now

The ACT Labor government must abandon its cornerstone plan to build light rail from Gungahlin to the City. The people of the ACT cannot be made to pay for light rail when Katy Gallagher is talking about reductions to health services, Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson said today. “Katy…

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ACT Labor to Blame for Inaction On Convention Centre

The ACT Labor government should take the blame after failing to make a new convention centre plan investment and shovel ready to secure funding support of the Federal Coalition government, Shadow Minister for Business and Economic Development Brendan Smyth said today. “Today in the Assembly I will call on the…

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Department of Social Services to Remain in Tuggeranong

The Australian Government will provide $26.8 million over three years towards new accommodation for the Department of Social Services, keeping more than 1800 staff from the Department in Tuggeranong. Zed Seselja, Liberal Senator for Canberra, said the announcement delivers certainty for the Tuggeranong community who have lobbied hard to keep…

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Government Forced To Back Down On Fast-track Planning Laws

Katy Gallagher has dumped Simon Corbell’s fast-track planning laws following sustained community anger, Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Alistair Coe said today. “This failed bill would have made Simon Corbell the town planner, architect and developer for any site in Canberra. It’s a bill which would have given Mr…

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