Focus needed to prevent Lower Cotter Catchment failure

The Lower Cotter Catchment (LCC) is exposed to significant risks because of a lack of coordination in government according to the Auditor-General’s report released on the restoration of the LCC. Those risks could lead to a catastrophic failure of the water catchment, Shadow Minister for Environment Nicole Lawder said today.…

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Stop using public servants as political pawns Barnaby

The move by Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce to force public service jobs at the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) out of Canberra is vehemently opposed by the Canberra Liberals, Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson said today. “There has been a tendency of some federal politicians to call…

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ACT Health confirms ACT Labor cut beds at UC Hospital

Following the nurses union identifying what they described as a ‘glaring discrepancy’, ACT Health has now revealed that Simon Corbell has not been telling the truth about hospital bed cuts at the new UC Hospital, Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson said today. “Simon Corbell claimed that ACT Labor did…

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Burch struggles to deal with with ESA bullying allegations

Joy Burch has continued to demonstrate she’s struggling to deal with bullying inside the Emergency Services Authority by failing to answer questions on the issue in the Legislative Assembly, Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brendan Smyth said today. The Canberra Liberals asked the Minister for Emergency Services in question time:…

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Federal Budget boosts ACT small businesses

The Federal Budget has underlined the Commonwealth’s understanding that small businesses are the driving force of our economy and must be supported if we are to increase job growth, capitalise on our strengths and build a resilient and innovative business sector in the ACT, Shadow Minister for Small Business Andrew…

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Don’t cut 60 hospital beds to fund light rail

The Canberra Liberals are calling on the ACT Labor government not to cut 60 beds from the new University of Canberra (UC) Hospital. The government should build a facility with 200 beds as was originally proposed, Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson said today. “The government has reneged on its…

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Do not sign light rail contracts before ACT Election

Today in the Legislative Assembly the Canberra Liberals will call on the ACT Labor government not to sign light rail contracts before the 2016 ACT Election. The government should heed this call to ensure the confidence of Canberrans, Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe said today.

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