Corbell Needs To Focus On Emergency Services Not Light Rail

Nearly a year since the Emergency Services Authority was rocked by claims of a toxic culture and the faulty defibrillators, Simon Corbell is still failing to take control of this portfolio responsibility, Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brendan Smyth said today. “The failings are continuing inside ESA which is affecting…

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Bill Presented To Force Government To Publish Payments Over $10,000

Alistair Coe has introduced legislation into the ACT Legislative Assembly that would increase transparency and accountability in government’s expenditure of taxpayers’ money. “The Bill will require that the government disclose all payments for invoices over $10,000. Details about the payments would be available online for the public to access,” Mr…

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Lawder Applauds Foster Carers

With many children and young people in need of foster care in the ACT, Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services Nicole Lawder is pushing for an increased profile of foster caring in the wider community. “More than 500 children are living in out of home care in the ACT…

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Corbell Admits Light Rail Costs $826 Million

The cost of the government’s ill-conceived light rail project seems to be rising by the day. Today in the Legislative Assembly, Simon Corbell admitted already allocated funding isn’t included in the $783 million figure he announced earlier this week, Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe said today. Already allocated: $783.0m…

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Burch Must Guarantee Early Intervention Services Continue

The ACT government needs to continue to provide early intervention services for children with a disability at least until the non-government sector is ready to step in, Shadow Minister for Disability Services Andrew Wall said today. “Today when asked in the Legislative Assembly if she could guarantee that no child…

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Safety Review Needed For Mental Health Unit

Recent revelations of increased violence against nurses at the Adult Mental Health Unit at the Canberra Hospital has prompted the Canberra Liberals to call for a review of safety and security, Shadow Minister for Mental Health Giulia Jones said today. “I’m calling on the government to review security and nurse…

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Corbell Caught Out On Light Rail Comments

Simon Corbell is inconsistent in his remarks about contingency funds for the government’s light rail project as well as in his excuses for not previously revealing the cost of light rail, Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe said today. Contingency: Simon Corbell, 16 May 2013 (Hansard): The current cost assessment…

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