Smarter planning for the ACT

The Australian Government has today announced plans to streamline planning and cut red tape across the ACT through a review of the National Capital Plan. The Australian Government is committed to driving growth across the region and striking the right balance between the planning responsibilities of the National Capital Authority…

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Centenary of ANZAC: Lest we forget

ANZAC Day tomorrow marks 100 years since the Gallipoli landings on the 25th of April 1915. It’s a time to remember the vast sacrifice made by many Australians over the past century and beyond. Tomorrow I encourage every Canberran to find some time to reflect and be thankful for the…

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Nominations Open for Local Advisory Council

The Australian Government is calling for nominations for the five-person Norfolk Island Advisory Council, to represent the local community and contribute to reform for Norfolk Island. The Council will play a vital role in driving the reform process by taking into account views from the community and providing advice on…

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Corbell sells out the ACT for light rail contracts

Simon Corbell needs to justify his extraordinary statement that the cost involved with cancelling his light rail project will be more than that of cancelling the $10 billion Melbourne East West Link, Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe said today. “Yesterday, Simon Corbell claimed it would cost at least $340…

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Time to take notice of Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2015

Too many young people in the Canberra community are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. Today is ‘Youth Homelessness Matters Day’ which aims to increase awareness and support for young people who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness, Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services Nicole…

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Funding For Alcohol and Drug Treatment Extended

A number of drug and alcohol treatment services in Canberra have been given funding certainty for another year by a Federal Government decision. Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja said today seven local organisations could continue to offer long term treatment and rehabilitation programmes, as a result of the Government’s…

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